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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 254 298 323
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 4 20 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.060% 0.19% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.20% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 1
Average salary £96,250 £90,000 £95,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £85,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
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
6343 9933 9935
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 95.00% 95.43% 94.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5706 8620 8472
Average salary £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.48% -1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) CISSP
1 10 (100.00%) CISM
2 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 9 (90.00%) CISA
3 6 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (60.00%) Security Management
4 5 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (30.00%) Fixed Income
6 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (30.00%) Equities
6 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (30.00%) Banking
6 3 (30.00%) Retail
6 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (20.00%) COBIT
7 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (20.00%) Change Management
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) CLAS
7 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
8 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (10.00%) Internal Audit
8 1 (10.00%) IISP
8 1 (10.00%) SIEM
8 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Equities
1 3 (30.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (60.00%) Security Management
3 5 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
7 1 (10.00%) Internal Audit
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
7 1 (10.00%) SIEM
7 1 (10.00%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) CISM
1 10 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (90.00%) CISA
3 2 (20.00%) CLAS
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) GIAC
4 1 (10.00%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) COBIT