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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 324 318 334
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 2 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.017% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.018% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £72,000 £150,000 £90,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £74,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -12.35%
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
11133 11313 12081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.44% 93.35% 93.96%
Number of salaries quoted 9339 10017 11056
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) BCP
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (14.29%) CISM
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) CISSP
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 1 (14.29%) ISMS
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
3 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 2 (28.57%) BCP
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) ISMS
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CISM
1 1 (14.29%) CISSP
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (14.29%) QA