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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Security
Rank 853 870 844
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 25 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.025% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.026% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 24 23 10
Average salary £67,500 £72,500 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.89% -14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £55,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £85,000 £111,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £75,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
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
96460 103322 95939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.34% 94.48% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80662 85110 80222
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 £26,500 £26,375
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +41 16 £76,500 +13.33% 1
East Midlands +3 5 £62,500 +19.04%
South East -1 3 £65,000 -10.34%
East of England +5 1 £70,000 -12.50%
Head of Information Security
UK

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 60 (100.00%) Information Security
2 27 (45.00%) CISM
3 24 (40.00%) CISSP
4 21 (35.00%) Finance
5 20 (33.33%) Security Management
6 17 (28.33%) Risk Management
6 17 (28.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (26.67%) Management Information System
8 14 (23.33%) Data Protection
9 13 (21.67%) ITIL
10 12 (20.00%) Information Security Management
11 10 (16.67%) Data Security
11 10 (16.67%) PCI DSS
11 10 (16.67%) Degree
11 10 (16.67%) Cyber Security
12 9 (15.00%) ISMS
12 9 (15.00%) CISA
12 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
13 8 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 8 (13.33%) COBIT
13 8 (13.33%) Line Management
14 7 (11.67%) IT Governance
14 7 (11.67%) Risk Assessment
15 6 (10.00%) Firewall
15 6 (10.00%) Identity Management
15 6 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
16 5 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
16 5 (8.33%) Big Data
16 5 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
16 5 (8.33%) Strategic Planning

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.67%) DMZ
3 2 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.33%) Network Security
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Big Data
2 3 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.67%) Legal
4 3 (5.00%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.00%) Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Law
6 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) UNIX
1 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (100.00%) Information Security
2 20 (33.33%) Security Management
3 17 (28.33%) Risk Management
4 14 (23.33%) Data Protection
5 13 (21.67%) ITIL
6 12 (20.00%) Information Security Management
7 10 (16.67%) Data Security
7 10 (16.67%) Cyber Security
8 9 (15.00%) ISMS
9 8 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (13.33%) Line Management
10 7 (11.67%) IT Governance
10 7 (11.67%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (10.00%) Identity Management
12 5 (8.33%) Business Continuity
12 5 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
12 5 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
13 4 (6.67%) Analytics
13 4 (6.67%) Project Management
13 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) Perl
1 4 (6.67%) Python
1 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (45.00%) CISM
2 24 (40.00%) CISSP
3 10 (16.67%) Degree
4 9 (15.00%) CISA
5 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) CRISC
7 2 (3.33%) CCSP
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.33%) ISSAP
7 2 (3.33%) ISSEP
8 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 8 (13.33%) COBIT
4 2 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (3.33%) Cisco
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.33%) Clearswift
1 2 (3.33%) Ab Initio
1 2 (3.33%) Sourcefire
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle
2 1 (1.67%) Sybase
Fitzrovia, in the Heart of London
University of Westminster
Salary: £57,700 p.a plus excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago