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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Security
Rank 824 833 846
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 35 27 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.027% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.029% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 31 20 10
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 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -
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
94041 93776 95543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.45% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 78141 76271 81456
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 £65,000 £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 4 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 4 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
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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
London +49 27 £80,000 -5.88%
South East -20 3 £105,000 +75.00%
South West - 3 - -
East Midlands +12 2 £62,500 +19.04%
Head of Information Security
UK

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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 71 (100.00%) Information Security
2 30 (42.25%) Finance
2 30 (42.25%) CISM
2 30 (42.25%) Risk Management
3 28 (39.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (32.39%) CISSP
5 17 (23.94%) CISA
6 13 (18.31%) Management Information System
7 12 (16.90%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (15.49%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (15.49%) Cyber Security
9 10 (14.08%) PCI DSS
9 10 (14.08%) E-Commerce
10 9 (12.68%) Security Management
11 8 (11.27%) ITIL
11 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.86%) Games
12 7 (9.86%) Vulnerability Management
13 6 (8.45%) Information Assurance
13 6 (8.45%) Business Continuity
13 6 (8.45%) COBIT
13 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (8.45%) Firewall
14 5 (7.04%) Law
14 5 (7.04%) Project Management
14 5 (7.04%) Service Management
14 5 (7.04%) Network Security
14 5 (7.04%) Degree
14 5 (7.04%) Banking
14 5 (7.04%) IT Governance

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 3 (4.23%) IIS
2 2 (2.82%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) SaaS
2 2 (2.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Firewall
2 5 (7.04%) Network Security
3 2 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
1 3 (4.23%) Big Data
General
1 30 (42.25%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Games
3 5 (7.04%) Law
3 5 (7.04%) Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Legal
4 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.23%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) Advertising
5 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.41%) Publishing
6 1 (1.41%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Social Network
3 2 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) UNIX
1 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Information Security
2 30 (42.25%) Risk Management
3 12 (16.90%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (15.49%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (15.49%) Cyber Security
5 10 (14.08%) E-Commerce
6 9 (12.68%) Security Management
7 8 (11.27%) ITIL
7 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.86%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (8.45%) Information Assurance
9 6 (8.45%) Business Continuity
9 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (7.04%) Project Management
10 5 (7.04%) Service Management
10 5 (7.04%) IT Governance
10 5 (7.04%) Data Protection
10 5 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (5.63%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (42.25%) CISM
2 23 (32.39%) CISSP
3 17 (23.94%) CISA
4 5 (7.04%) Degree
5 4 (5.63%) CEH
6 3 (4.23%) CRISC
7 1 (1.41%) ISEB
7 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (39.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (14.08%) PCI DSS
3 6 (8.45%) COBIT
4 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (4.23%) QA
5 1 (1.41%) BS7799
5 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.41%) COSO
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (2.82%) Splunk
1 2 (2.82%) Sourcefire
1 2 (2.82%) Ab Initio
1 2 (2.82%) CA
1 2 (2.82%) Symantec