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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 295 341 330
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 13 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.016% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.017% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 0
Average salary £74,500 £93,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.32% -
UK excluding London average salary £76,250 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
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
9562 11707 11254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.24% 92.52% 93.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8248 9892 9769
Average salary £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 30 (78.95%) Information Security
2 16 (42.11%) COBIT
2 16 (42.11%) CISSP
2 16 (42.11%) Risk Management
3 15 (39.47%) Finance
3 15 (39.47%) CISM
3 15 (39.47%) ITIL
4 13 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (31.58%) Security Management
6 8 (21.05%) CISA
6 8 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (18.42%) IT Governance
7 7 (18.42%) Change Management
8 6 (15.79%) Information Security Management
8 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 6 (15.79%) Business Transformation
8 6 (15.79%) CRISC
9 5 (13.16%) Cyber Security
9 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (13.16%) Security Architecture
10 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (10.53%) Firewall
10 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.53%) Python
10 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
10 4 (10.53%) Perl
10 4 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (10.53%) DMZ
10 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.53%) DMZ
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Law
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.63%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) UNIX
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Information Security
2 16 (42.11%) Risk Management
3 15 (39.47%) ITIL
4 12 (31.58%) Security Management
5 7 (18.42%) Change Management
5 7 (18.42%) IT Governance
6 6 (15.79%) Business Transformation
6 6 (15.79%) Information Security Management
7 5 (13.16%) Cyber Security
7 5 (13.16%) Security Architecture
8 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
9 3 (7.89%) ISMS
9 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
9 3 (7.89%) Line Management
9 3 (7.89%) Coaching
9 3 (7.89%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Perl
1 4 (10.53%) Python
1 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) CISSP
2 15 (39.47%) CISM
3 8 (21.05%) CISA
4 6 (15.79%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) COBIT
2 13 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (7.89%) PCI DSS
6 2 (5.26%) QA
7 1 (2.63%) COSO
7 1 (2.63%) BS7799
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Cisco
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.26%) Clearswift
1 2 (5.26%) Sourcefire
2 1 (2.63%) Tripwire
2 1 (2.63%) Symantec
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Sybase
City, London
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