The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Information Security role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Information Security in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Security
Rank 300 336 331
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 10 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.094% 0.016% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.017% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 3
Average salary £85,000 - £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+61.90% +5.00%
Head of Information Security
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9848 11625 11140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.90% 92.57% 93.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8390 9773 9771
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,521
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Head of Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Head of Information Security
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Head of Information Security Salary Trend in the City of London

Head of Information Security
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Information Security across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in the City of London

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Head of Information 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 Information Security in their job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 8 (44.44%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (22.22%) Cyber Security
5 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) CISSP
6 3 (16.67%) DMZ
6 3 (16.67%) Python
6 3 (16.67%) Perl
6 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (16.67%) CISM
6 3 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (16.67%) IT Governance
6 3 (16.67%) QA
6 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (16.67%) Information Governance
7 2 (11.11%) Analytics
7 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
7 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.11%) Banking
7 2 (11.11%) Sourcefire
7 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Head of Information 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 Information Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) DMZ
3 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.56%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.56%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (22.22%) Cyber Security
4 3 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (16.67%) Information Governance
4 3 (16.67%) IT Governance
4 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.11%) Data Security
5 2 (11.11%) Security Management
5 2 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Management
6 1 (5.56%) Line Management
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Perl
1 3 (16.67%) Python
1 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CISSP
2 3 (16.67%) CISM
3 2 (11.11%) CISA
4 1 (5.56%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (16.67%) QA
3 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (5.56%) BS7799
4 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Clearswift
1 2 (11.11%) Sourcefire
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Sybase