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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Security
Rank 836 854 853
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 30 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.010% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.010% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 29 9 15
Average salary £80,000 £92,500 £82,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.51% +12.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £66,650 £60,500 £73,500
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £160,000 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £85,000 -
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -
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
99423 96838 103920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.66% 94.71% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83438 79404 90243
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 £26,500 £26,500
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +39 17 £80,000 -50.00% 1
North West - 9 £70,000 -
South East +11 2 £102,500 +10.81%
South West - 2 £102,500 -
Head of Information Security
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Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 52 (100.00%) Information Security
2 26 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (38.46%) Risk Management
3 20 (38.46%) Finance
4 18 (34.62%) CISM
5 17 (32.69%) CISSP
6 13 (25.00%) CISA
7 11 (21.15%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (19.23%) PCI DSS
9 9 (17.31%) Business Continuity
10 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
10 8 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (13.46%) Security Management
11 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
12 6 (11.54%) Cyber Security
12 6 (11.54%) Information Assurance
12 6 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
13 5 (9.62%) COBIT
13 5 (9.62%) Games
14 4 (7.69%) Retail
14 4 (7.69%) Law
14 4 (7.69%) CEH
14 4 (7.69%) Network Security
14 4 (7.69%) ITIL
14 4 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
14 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
15 3 (5.77%) B2C
15 3 (5.77%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (5.77%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
1 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Network Security
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Games
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 4 (7.69%) Law
4 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.92%) Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Advertising
6 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) Social Network
2 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) UNIX
1 2 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (100.00%) Information Security
2 20 (38.46%) Risk Management
3 11 (21.15%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (17.31%) Business Continuity
5 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 8 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (13.46%) Security Management
7 6 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (11.54%) Information Assurance
7 6 (11.54%) Cyber Security
8 4 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.69%) ITIL
9 3 (5.77%) Service Management
9 3 (5.77%) B2C
9 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.85%) Release Management
10 2 (3.85%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) CISM
2 17 (32.69%) CISSP
3 13 (25.00%) CISA
4 4 (7.69%) CEH
5 2 (3.85%) ISSMP
5 2 (3.85%) ISEB
5 2 (3.85%) CRISC
6 1 (1.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (19.23%) PCI DSS
3 5 (9.62%) COBIT
4 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.92%) BS7799
4 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Symantec
1 2 (3.85%) Sourcefire
1 2 (3.85%) Splunk
2 1 (1.92%) CA
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