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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 281 337 326
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 21 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.040% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.043% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 2
Average salary £85,000 £105,000 £87,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £95,800 £77,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £109,000 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
9253 11693 10940
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.19% 92.56% 93.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7934 9898 9425
Average salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 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 22 May 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 (73.17%) Information Security
2 22 (53.66%) CISSP
3 20 (48.78%) CISM
4 17 (41.46%) Finance
5 16 (39.02%) Risk Management
6 15 (36.59%) CISA
7 14 (34.15%) COBIT
8 13 (31.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (29.27%) ITIL
10 10 (24.39%) Bash Shell
10 10 (24.39%) Perl
10 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
10 10 (24.39%) Python
10 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
10 10 (24.39%) Firewall
10 10 (24.39%) DMZ
11 9 (21.95%) Security Management
12 8 (19.51%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (19.51%) IT Governance
13 7 (17.07%) Change Management
13 7 (17.07%) CRISC
13 7 (17.07%) Software Delivery
14 6 (14.63%) Cyber Security
14 6 (14.63%) iGaming
14 6 (14.63%) Business Transformation
14 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
14 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 6 (14.63%) Degree
14 6 (14.63%) MBA
14 6 (14.63%) Games

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
1 10 (24.39%) Firewall
1 10 (24.39%) DMZ
2 8 (19.51%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) iGaming
2 6 (14.63%) Games
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.44%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.44%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) UNIX
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) Information Security
2 16 (39.02%) Risk Management
3 12 (29.27%) ITIL
4 9 (21.95%) Security Management
5 8 (19.51%) IT Governance
6 7 (17.07%) Change Management
6 7 (17.07%) Software Delivery
7 6 (14.63%) Cyber Security
7 6 (14.63%) Business Transformation
7 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
9 3 (7.32%) Data Security
9 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (7.32%) Security Architecture
9 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (7.32%) Information Governance
10 2 (4.88%) Digital Forensics
10 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Bash Shell
1 10 (24.39%) Perl
1 10 (24.39%) Python
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) CISSP
2 20 (48.78%) CISM
3 15 (36.59%) CISA
4 7 (17.07%) CRISC
5 6 (14.63%) Degree
5 6 (14.63%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (34.15%) COBIT
2 13 (31.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (7.32%) QA
3 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.88%) BS7799
4 2 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.44%) COSO
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.88%) Clearswift
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Sourcefire
3 1 (2.44%) Tripwire
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Sybase
3 1 (2.44%) Symantec
3 1 (2.44%) Twitter