The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Information Security role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Information 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 Information Security
Rank 827 879 839
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 27 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.009% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.010% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 21 7 16
Average salary £85,000 £77,500 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £51,250
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £90,000 £112,500
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £75,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
Head of Information Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94314 103747 96405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 78324 85889 81068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Head of Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Information Security in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of Information Security
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Information Security across the England region.

Head of Information Security Salary Trend in England

Head of Information Security
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Information Security across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in England

Head of Information Security
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +58 17 £85,000 -5.55%
North West - 5 £85,000 -
East Midlands +10 4 £62,500 +19.04% 1
South East +1 1 £51,000 -39.10%
Head of Information Security
UK

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Head of Information 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 Information Security in their job title.

1 61 (100.00%) Information Security
2 25 (40.98%) CISM
3 22 (36.07%) CISSP
3 22 (36.07%) Finance
4 21 (34.43%) Risk Management
5 17 (27.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (22.95%) Security Management
6 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
7 12 (19.67%) ITIL
7 12 (19.67%) Cyber Security
8 11 (18.03%) CISA
8 11 (18.03%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (14.75%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (13.11%) COBIT
10 8 (13.11%) IT Governance
10 8 (13.11%) PCI DSS
10 8 (13.11%) Firewall
11 7 (11.48%) Information Security Management
11 7 (11.48%) Banking
11 7 (11.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (9.84%) Data Security
12 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
13 5 (8.20%) Business Continuity
13 5 (8.20%) Service Management
13 5 (8.20%) Project Management
13 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
13 5 (8.20%) ISMS
13 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (8.20%) CRISC
13 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Management

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Head of Information 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 Information Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.28%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) SaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) Firewall
2 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.56%) DMZ
3 2 (3.28%) Network Security
3 2 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Big Data
2 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Banking
3 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.92%) Games
4 3 (4.92%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.92%) Legal
5 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Advertising
6 1 (1.64%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) BYOD
3 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.64%) Social Network
4 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) UNIX
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Information Security
2 21 (34.43%) Risk Management
3 14 (22.95%) Security Management
4 12 (19.67%) ITIL
4 12 (19.67%) Cyber Security
5 11 (18.03%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (14.75%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (13.11%) IT Governance
8 7 (11.48%) Information Security Management
8 7 (11.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (9.84%) Data Security
10 5 (8.20%) Business Continuity
10 5 (8.20%) Service Management
10 5 (8.20%) Project Management
10 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.20%) ISMS
10 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (6.56%) Analytics
11 4 (6.56%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) Bash Shell
1 4 (6.56%) Python
1 4 (6.56%) Perl
2 1 (1.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) CISM
2 22 (36.07%) CISSP
3 11 (18.03%) CISA
4 5 (8.20%) CRISC
5 4 (6.56%) Degree
6 1 (1.64%) CCSP
6 1 (1.64%) ISEB
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.64%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.64%) ISSEP
6 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (13.11%) COBIT
2 8 (13.11%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (4.92%) QA
4 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.64%) BS7799
5 1 (1.64%) COSO
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (3.28%) Sourcefire
1 2 (3.28%) Ab Initio
1 2 (3.28%) Clearswift
1 2 (3.28%) Cisco
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) Sybase
2 1 (1.64%) CA
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