Head of IT

What is a head of it?

The head of IT is responsible for the IT division and is part of the business leadership team. Professionals in this role will work closely with the C-suite (the COO in particular) to ensure the business has the technical capabilities needed to reach success and drive growth.

Head of it job description and responsibilities

The head of IT is responsible for business IT and IS services. They typically oversee professionals in IT systems and infrastructure, IT engineering and IT group team leadership.They routinely carry out GAP analysis on the business’ IT tech and team to ensure that there is adequate capability to reach future business goals.

Some daily duties include:

Optimising business IT processesMonitoring IT efficiencyAssessing, monitoring and upgrading business systems and processesLiaising with vendors and 3rd partiesIT security and governanceManaging and developing the business IT divisionStakeholder management

Head of IT job qualifications, skills and experience

To become head of IT, a professional should start with a degree in one of the following subjects (or similar):Computer ScienceInformation TechnologyInformation SystemsGood technical knowledge in the following areas may also be required:IT managementInfrastructure and applicationsData warehousing, architecture and networkingKnowledge of cloud platforms and technologiesA minimum of 5 years of IT service delivery experienceExperience with business operations platformsProfessionals in a HoIT role should also possess some of the following soft skills:Good leadership abilitiesNegotiation skillsAnalytical thinkingExcellent communication skillsStrategic thinking

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Salary for Head of IT
66250 - 82500
25th Percentile
Little or no prior experience in the position; still developing relevant skills. Demand: Low
50th Percentile
Some prior experience in the position; has several relevant skills. Demand: Moderate
75th Percentile
Extensive prior experience in the position; has mastered relevant skills. Demand: High
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile Chief Information Officer (CIO) 105000 141000 176000 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) 100000 130000 165000 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) 100000 141000 158000 Chief Architect 120000 130000 150000 IT Director 82000 94500 112500 IT Manager 48000 54250 65500

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