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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 872 902 942
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 33 32 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.031% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.032% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 19 24 8
Median salary £90,000 £84,000 £68,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +22.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,293 £62,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £98,100 £93,650 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £87,750 £62,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+40.40% +19.04%
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
92453 99453 107485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.32% 96.54% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 78542 81989 87997
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 5 May 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 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
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
South East +33 13 £90,000 +76.47%
West Midlands - 12 £90,000 -
London +2 4 £95,000 +11.76%
South West +2 4 £51,617 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Head of Information Security
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 67 (100.00%) Information Security
2 48 (71.64%) CISSP
3 46 (68.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (64.18%) CISM
5 35 (52.24%) Risk Management
6 34 (50.75%) Security Management
7 31 (46.27%) Management Information System
8 25 (37.31%) Information Security Management
9 23 (34.33%) Finance
10 19 (28.36%) CISA
11 16 (23.88%) PCI DSS
12 15 (22.39%) IT Audit
13 14 (20.90%) Project Management
14 12 (17.91%) Penetration Testing
14 12 (17.91%) Network Security
14 12 (17.91%) Data Protection
15 11 (16.42%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (16.42%) Cybersecurity
16 10 (14.93%) ISMS
16 10 (14.93%) Business Continuity
16 10 (14.93%) Juniper
16 10 (14.93%) SAN
16 10 (14.93%) Windows
16 10 (14.93%) Cisco
17 9 (13.43%) Retail
18 8 (11.94%) Risk Assessment
18 8 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
18 8 (11.94%) Vulnerability Management
19 6 (8.96%) Information Security Governance
19 6 (8.96%) Project Governance

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:

Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) Network Security
2 10 (14.93%) SAN
3 1 (1.49%) Internet
General
1 23 (34.33%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Retail
3 5 (7.46%) Automotive
3 5 (7.46%) Legal
4 2 (2.99%) Law
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 31 (46.27%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.46%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) CESG
4 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.99%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.99%) NHS
5 1 (1.49%) Derivative
5 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.93%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Information Security
2 35 (52.24%) Risk Management
3 34 (50.75%) Security Management
4 25 (37.31%) Information Security Management
5 15 (22.39%) IT Audit
6 14 (20.90%) Project Management
7 12 (17.91%) Data Protection
7 12 (17.91%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (16.42%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (14.93%) Business Continuity
9 10 (14.93%) ISMS
10 8 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (11.94%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (11.94%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (8.96%) Information Security Governance
11 6 (8.96%) Project Governance
12 5 (7.46%) Information Assurance
12 5 (7.46%) ITIL
12 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
13 4 (5.97%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (71.64%) CISSP
2 43 (64.18%) CISM
3 19 (28.36%) CISA
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.48%) Degree
5 2 (2.99%) CCNA
5 2 (2.99%) CCSA
5 2 (2.99%) CEH
5 2 (2.99%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.99%) CRISC
5 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.49%) CCIE
6 1 (1.49%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.49%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.49%) ISACA
6 1 (1.49%) MBA
6 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (68.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (23.88%) PCI DSS
3 6 (8.96%) ISO27002
4 3 (4.48%) ISO 9001
4 3 (4.48%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) FortiGate
1 2 (2.99%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Cisco
1 10 (14.93%) Juniper
2 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.49%) Fortinet