The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Security role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Security in their job title over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 218 230 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 7 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.035% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.037% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 0
Average salary £72,500 £90,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £67,500 £57,550
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +17.28%
Head of Security
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5382 5410 5053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.03% 93.50% 93.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3808 3972 4210
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Security in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Security Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Head of Security
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Security across the Berkshire region.

Head of Security Salary Trend in Berkshire

Head of Security
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Security across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Head of Security
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead - 1 £80,000 -
Head of Security
South East

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Head of Security in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Head of Security in their job title.

1 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (42.11%) CISSP
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) CISA
5 5 (26.32%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) Product Management
6 4 (21.05%) Marketing
6 4 (21.05%) Juniper
6 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) Firewall
8 2 (10.53%) Cadence
8 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
8 2 (10.53%) Logistics
8 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
8 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 2 (10.53%) Coaching
9 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security
9 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
9 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
9 1 (5.26%) COBIT
9 1 (5.26%) Information Security
9 1 (5.26%) Data Management
9 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
9 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Head of Security in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Head of Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Network Security
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Product Management
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.53%) Logistics
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security
5 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CISSP
2 6 (31.58%) CISA
3 1 (5.26%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.26%) COBIT
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco
1 4 (21.05%) Juniper
1 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
2 2 (10.53%) Cadence