The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the City of London region that had Head of Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 242 299 358
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 12 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.15% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 1
Median salary £77,500 £74,500 £93,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.02% -20.32%
UK excluding London median salary £90,000 £76,250 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +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
6107 9635 12199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 95.86% 94.71% 94.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5571 8263 10311
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region that featured Head of Security in the job title.

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 28 June 2016.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Head of Security job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Security Architecture
2 8 (61.54%) Law
2 8 (61.54%) Information Security
3 6 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (46.15%) Network Security
3 6 (46.15%) Risk Management
4 5 (38.46%) Legal
4 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity
4 5 (38.46%) BCP
4 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Puppet
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) PHP
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) VoIP
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 3 (23.08%) LAMP
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 2 (15.38%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) CISSP
6 2 (15.38%) MPLS
6 2 (15.38%) MySQL
6 2 (15.38%) COM

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Network Security
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) Redis
General
1 8 (61.54%) Law
2 5 (38.46%) Legal
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) LAMP
2 2 (15.38%) beanstalkd
2 2 (15.38%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Security Architecture
2 8 (61.54%) Information Security
3 6 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (46.15%) Risk Management
4 5 (38.46%) BCP
4 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity
4 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 2 (15.38%) Service Management
7 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) SIEM
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) CISA
2 1 (7.69%) CISM
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) GIAC
2 1 (7.69%) IISP
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft