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Average Information Technology (IT) Director Salary in United Kingdom

£80,467
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£12,939
Bonus
£9,863
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The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Director in United Kingdom is £80,467.
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£49k
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£80k
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£120k
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£49k - £120k
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£600 - £22k
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What Do Information Technology (IT) Directors Do?

Information Technology (IT) Director Tasks
  • Build relationships with external IT vendors and service providers.
  • Benchmark and make recommendations for the improvement of the IT infrastructure of IT systems.
  • Review the performance of IT systems to determine operating costs, productivity levels, and upgrade requirements.
  • Ready organization for IT security audits or investigations.
  • Manage security of network, systems, and enterprise information.

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Information Technology (IT) Director. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Information Technology (IT) Director
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Directors?

Skills in IT Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include IT Security & Infrastructure, Project Management and Strategic Project Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Directors?

An early career Information Technology (IT) Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £69,317 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £73,241 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £81,675 based on 245 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £87,740.
Employees with Information Technology (IT) Director in their job title in London, England earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (16.1% more) and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Tyne and Wear (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Bristol, England: Bristol (28.0% less), Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (13.0% less) and Reading, England: Berkshire (9.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 644 survey responses.
Early Career
5.9%
Mid Career
8.9%
Experienced
38.0%
Late Career
47.2%