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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Security
Rank 828 859 856
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 38 21 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.020% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.021% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 31 14 14
Average salary £80,000 £60,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £75,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £85,000 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £52,500 -
% change year-on-year
+61.90% -
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
95668 99324 96326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.56% 94.84%
Number of salaries quoted 79169 81086 81446
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +27 28 £80,000 -5.88% 3
South East +4 3 £105,000 +75.00%
South West - 3 - -
East Midlands +7 2 £62,500 +19.04%
North West - 2 £85,000 - 1
Head of Information Security
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Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 67 (100.00%) Information Security
2 28 (41.79%) Risk Management
2 28 (41.79%) Finance
3 27 (40.30%) CISM
3 27 (40.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (31.34%) CISSP
5 16 (23.88%) CISA
6 14 (20.90%) Management Information System
7 11 (16.42%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (16.42%) Cyber Security
8 10 (14.93%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (14.93%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (13.43%) PCI DSS
10 8 (11.94%) Security Management
10 8 (11.94%) Firewall
10 8 (11.94%) ITIL
11 7 (10.45%) Games
11 7 (10.45%) Banking
12 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
13 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (7.46%) Degree
13 5 (7.46%) Network Security
13 5 (7.46%) Data Protection
13 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (7.46%) Service Management
13 5 (7.46%) Project Management
13 5 (7.46%) Business Continuity
13 5 (7.46%) Law
13 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (2.99%) SAS
2 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) SaaS
2 2 (2.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) Firewall
2 5 (7.46%) Network Security
3 3 (4.48%) Internet
4 2 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.99%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
1 3 (4.48%) Big Data
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
General
1 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Games
2 7 (10.45%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Law
4 3 (4.48%) Legal
4 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.48%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.99%) Social Network
4 1 (1.49%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) UNIX
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Information Security
2 28 (41.79%) Risk Management
3 11 (16.42%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (16.42%) Cyber Security
4 10 (14.93%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (14.93%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (11.94%) ITIL
5 8 (11.94%) Security Management
6 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.46%) Project Management
7 5 (7.46%) Service Management
7 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.46%) Business Continuity
7 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (7.46%) Data Protection
7 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (5.97%) Analytics
8 4 (5.97%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (5.97%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) Perl
1 2 (2.99%) Python
1 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (40.30%) CISM
2 21 (31.34%) CISSP
3 16 (23.88%) CISA
4 5 (7.46%) Degree
5 4 (5.97%) CRISC
6 2 (2.99%) CEH
7 1 (1.49%) ISEB
7 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (40.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (13.43%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.97%) COBIT
4 3 (4.48%) QA
4 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.49%) BS7799
5 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.49%) COSO
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) Sourcefire
2 2 (2.99%) Cisco
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) CA
2 2 (2.99%) Clearswift
2 2 (2.99%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Sybase
3 1 (1.49%) Symantec
3 1 (1.49%) Splunk
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum plus benefits package
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Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago