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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Security
London / City of London
Rank 218 251 291
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 5 4 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.062% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.065% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 19
Median salary £105,000 £96,250 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.94%
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%

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
4813 6177 9788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 96.92% 95.87% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4385 5536 8551
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 12 (85.71%) Information Security
2 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 9 (64.29%) Identity Management
3 8 (57.14%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (50.00%) CISM
4 7 (50.00%) Database Security
5 6 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
6 5 (35.71%) Security Architecture
6 5 (35.71%) SIEM
7 4 (28.57%) Network Security
7 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (28.57%) CISA
7 4 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 4 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (28.57%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (21.43%) Security Operations
8 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (21.43%) CESG
8 3 (21.43%) Change Control
9 2 (14.29%) CRISC
9 2 (14.29%) COBIT
9 2 (14.29%) QA
9 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (14.29%) Security Management
9 2 (14.29%) Change Management
9 2 (14.29%) Internal Audit
10 1 (7.14%) CLAS

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) CESG
2 1 (7.14%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Information Security
2 9 (64.29%) Identity Management
3 8 (57.14%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (50.00%) Database Security
5 6 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
6 5 (35.71%) Security Architecture
6 5 (35.71%) SIEM
7 4 (28.57%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (21.43%) Change Control
8 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (21.43%) Security Operations
9 2 (14.29%) Change Management
9 2 (14.29%) Internal Audit
9 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (14.29%) Security Management
9 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) CISM
3 4 (28.57%) CISA
4 2 (14.29%) CRISC
5 1 (7.14%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) COBIT
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) BS7799