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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Security
Rank 832 874 847
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 35 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.017% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.018% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 26 10 16
Average salary £84,000 £52,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -34.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £90,000 £112,500
UK excluding London average salary £73,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+40.47% +5.00%
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
98068 105382 98299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.72% 94.59% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 81012 86409 82717
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +47 21 £84,000 -4.00% 2
North West - 5 £85,000 -
East Midlands +9 4 £62,500 +19.04%
South West - 3 - -
South East +5 2 £78,000 -13.33%
Head of Information Security
UK

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 64 (100.00%) Information Security
2 24 (37.50%) Finance
2 24 (37.50%) CISM
3 23 (35.94%) Risk Management
4 20 (31.25%) CISSP
4 20 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (21.88%) Management Information System
6 13 (20.31%) Risk Assessment
6 13 (20.31%) Cyber Security
7 12 (18.75%) Security Management
7 12 (18.75%) CISA
8 10 (15.63%) ITIL
8 10 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (14.06%) PCI DSS
10 7 (10.94%) Firewall
10 7 (10.94%) Information Security Management
10 7 (10.94%) Banking
10 7 (10.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (9.38%) Data Security
11 6 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (9.38%) CRISC
11 6 (9.38%) COBIT
11 6 (9.38%) IT Governance
12 5 (7.81%) ISMS
12 5 (7.81%) Degree
12 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (7.81%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity
12 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
12 5 (7.81%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) SaaS
2 2 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) Firewall
2 4 (6.25%) Network Security
3 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.69%) DMZ
3 3 (4.69%) Internet
4 2 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
1 3 (4.69%) Big Data
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
General
1 24 (37.50%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.25%) Games
4 3 (4.69%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.69%) Legal
5 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.13%) Law
5 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) BYOD
3 2 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.13%) Social Network
4 1 (1.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) UNIX
1 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (100.00%) Information Security
2 23 (35.94%) Risk Management
3 13 (20.31%) Risk Assessment
3 13 (20.31%) Cyber Security
4 12 (18.75%) Security Management
5 10 (15.63%) ITIL
5 10 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (10.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (10.94%) Information Security Management
7 6 (9.38%) Data Security
7 6 (9.38%) IT Governance
7 6 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (7.81%) ISMS
8 5 (7.81%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.81%) Project Management
8 5 (7.81%) Service Management
8 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity
8 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) Perl
1 3 (4.69%) Python
1 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (37.50%) CISM
2 20 (31.25%) CISSP
3 12 (18.75%) CISA
4 6 (9.38%) CRISC
5 5 (7.81%) Degree
6 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) ISACA
6 1 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (14.06%) PCI DSS
3 6 (9.38%) COBIT
4 3 (4.69%) QA
4 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.56%) BS7799
5 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.56%) COSO
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (3.13%) Cisco
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.13%) CA
1 2 (3.13%) Clearswift
1 2 (3.13%) Ab Initio
1 2 (3.13%) Sourcefire
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle
2 1 (1.56%) Sybase
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago