The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of 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 Security in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 285 299 303
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 18 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.029% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.032% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 5
Average salary £81,500 £110,000 £82,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.90% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £98,000 £77,000
10% offered a salary of more than £96,250 £110,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £62,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -26.47%
Head of 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
9331 9507 10001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.33% 92.71% 93.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7980 8050 8948
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £78,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of 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 Security Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Head of 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 Security across the City of London region.

Head of Security Salary Trend in the City of London

Head of Security
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Security across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 26 (72.22%) Information Security
2 20 (55.56%) CISSP
2 20 (55.56%) CISM
3 18 (50.00%) CISA
4 16 (44.44%) Finance
5 14 (38.89%) Firewall
6 12 (33.33%) MBA
6 12 (33.33%) Games
6 12 (33.33%) DMZ
6 12 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 12 (33.33%) Perl
6 12 (33.33%) Python
6 12 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 12 (33.33%) iGaming
6 12 (33.33%) Degree
6 12 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 11 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (22.22%) Linux
8 8 (22.22%) UNIX
9 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
9 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (19.44%) COBIT
10 6 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Cyber Security
10 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (16.67%) Windows
10 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
10 6 (16.67%) Security Management
11 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 14 (38.89%) Firewall
2 12 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 12 (33.33%) DMZ
3 3 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
General
1 16 (44.44%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Games
2 12 (33.33%) iGaming
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) UNIX
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Information Security
2 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
3 6 (16.67%) Security Management
3 6 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 5 (13.89%) IT Governance
4 5 (13.89%) ITIL
4 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
4 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.33%) Data Security
6 3 (8.33%) Change Management
6 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 3 (8.33%) Business Transformation
6 3 (8.33%) Information Governance
7 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (5.56%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) Perl
1 12 (33.33%) Python
1 12 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) CISM
1 20 (55.56%) CISSP
2 18 (50.00%) CISA
3 12 (33.33%) MBA
3 12 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (11.11%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (19.44%) COBIT
3 4 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 3 (8.33%) QA
4 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (5.56%) BS7799
5 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.78%) Twitter
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