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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 878 888 875
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 33 31 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.032% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.033% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 30 28 17
Average salary £70,000 £80,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,250 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £105,000 £89,500
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £102,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +70.83%
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
91034 94080 92393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.14% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 77282 78659 75191
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
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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
Yorkshire - 12 £70,000 -
West Midlands - 8 £90,000 -
London -16 5 £75,000 -6.25%
South West -10 3 £65,000 -36.58%
East Midlands - 3 £65,000 -
East of England +3 1 £90,000 -
South East -9 1 £85,500 -18.57%
Head of Information Security
UK

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 57 (100.00%) Information Security
2 44 (77.19%) CISM
3 43 (75.44%) CISSP
4 24 (42.11%) Security Management
4 24 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (29.82%) Finance
5 17 (29.82%) Risk Management
6 15 (26.32%) CISA
7 13 (22.81%) Management Information System
7 13 (22.81%) Windows
8 12 (21.05%) Information Security Management
9 11 (19.30%) Cisco
9 11 (19.30%) Juniper
9 11 (19.30%) SAN
9 11 (19.30%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (19.30%) PCI DSS
10 9 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (14.04%) Data Protection
12 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
12 7 (12.28%) Project Management
13 6 (10.53%) IIS
13 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (10.53%) Security Architecture
13 6 (10.53%) IISP
14 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 4 (7.02%) Legal
15 4 (7.02%) Retail
15 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (7.02%) Information Security Governance
16 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) SAN
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Big Data
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Legal
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.75%) Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) Equities
4 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Information Security
2 24 (42.11%) Security Management
3 17 (29.82%) Risk Management
4 12 (21.05%) Information Security Management
5 11 (19.30%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (14.04%) Data Protection
8 7 (12.28%) Project Management
9 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (10.53%) Security Architecture
10 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (7.02%) Information Security Governance
12 3 (5.26%) Business Continuity
12 3 (5.26%) Data Security
12 3 (5.26%) Information Assurance
12 3 (5.26%) ITSM
12 3 (5.26%) OWASP
12 3 (5.26%) Service Management
12 3 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
12 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 44 (77.19%) CISM
2 43 (75.44%) CISSP
3 15 (26.32%) CISA
4 6 (10.53%) IISP
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.26%) CRISC
7 2 (3.51%) CCNA
7 2 (3.51%) CCSA
7 2 (3.51%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) CCIE
8 1 (1.75%) CCSP
8 1 (1.75%) CGEIT
8 1 (1.75%) ISACA
8 1 (1.75%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.75%) ISSEP
8 1 (1.75%) MBA
8 1 (1.75%) SANS
8 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.75%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (19.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.26%) ISO 9001
3 3 (5.26%) ISO22301
4 1 (1.75%) COBIT
4 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Cisco
1 11 (19.30%) Juniper
2 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.75%) Citrix
3 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.75%) VMware