The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Head of Information Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 853 920 934
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 43 25 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.024% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.025% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 30 23 22
Median salary £90,000 £65,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £57,700 £54,000
10% offered a salary of more than £107,750 £105,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £63,750 £73,750
% change year-on-year
+25.49% -13.55%
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
88497 99146 103949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.41% 96.34% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 75343 82658 85497
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Head of Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Head of Information Security in the job title.

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 24 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +55 29 £92,500 +20.91%
South East +35 4 £80,000 +23.07%
Yorkshire - 3 £80,000 - 1
West Midlands - 3 - -
East Midlands +2 2 £92,500 +48.00%
East of England +33 1 - -
North West - 1 £60,000 -
Head of Information Security
UK

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, Head of Information Security job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Head of Information Security in the job title.

1 81 (100.00%) Information Security
2 45 (55.56%) Risk Management
3 40 (49.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (46.91%) CISSP
5 35 (43.21%) Finance
6 33 (40.74%) CISM
7 27 (33.33%) Management Information System
8 25 (30.86%) Cybersecurity
9 24 (29.63%) Security Management
9 24 (29.63%) Information Security Management
10 22 (27.16%) CISA
11 21 (25.93%) Network Security
12 17 (20.99%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (19.75%) PCI DSS
14 15 (18.52%) IT Audit
14 15 (18.52%) Business Continuity
15 13 (16.05%) Legal
15 13 (16.05%) Security Architecture
16 11 (13.58%) ISMS
16 11 (13.58%) Retail
17 10 (12.35%) Information Security Governance
18 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
18 9 (11.11%) Project Management
19 8 (9.88%) Law
19 8 (9.88%) Big Data
19 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
20 7 (8.64%) ISO27002
20 7 (8.64%) Data Protection
20 7 (8.64%) ITIL
21 6 (7.41%) Telecoms

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.94%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.99%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.47%) SaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.93%) Network Security
2 4 (4.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) Big Data
2 4 (4.94%) Hadoop
General
1 35 (43.21%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Legal
3 11 (13.58%) Retail
4 8 (9.88%) Law
5 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
6 5 (6.17%) Automotive
7 3 (3.70%) Banking
7 3 (3.70%) Marketing
8 2 (2.47%) Publishing
9 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 27 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.17%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) CESG
5 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.23%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (100.00%) Information Security
2 45 (55.56%) Risk Management
3 25 (30.86%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (29.63%) Information Security Management
4 24 (29.63%) Security Management
5 15 (18.52%) Business Continuity
5 15 (18.52%) IT Audit
6 13 (16.05%) Security Architecture
7 11 (13.58%) ISMS
8 10 (12.35%) Information Security Governance
9 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (11.11%) Project Management
10 7 (8.64%) Data Protection
10 7 (8.64%) ITIL
11 6 (7.41%) BCP
11 6 (7.41%) Business Continuity Planning
11 6 (7.41%) Project Governance
11 6 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (6.17%) Data Security
12 5 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (46.91%) CISSP
2 33 (40.74%) CISM
3 22 (27.16%) CISA
4 6 (7.41%) Degree
5 4 (4.94%) CRISC
5 4 (4.94%) ISACA
6 2 (2.47%) CEH
6 2 (2.47%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.23%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.23%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (49.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (19.75%) PCI DSS
3 7 (8.64%) ISO27002
4 5 (6.17%) COBIT
5 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 4 (4.94%) Ab Initio
2 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
2 1 (1.23%) Cisco
2 1 (1.23%) Juniper
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
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