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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Security
Rank 811 837 858
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 26 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.016% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.017% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 13
Average salary £80,000 £61,250 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.61% -20.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £56,250 £73,000
10% offered a salary of more than £104,000 £96,250 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £102,500 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
+70.83% -
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
92117 91934 99163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.57% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 77310 75065 85756
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 £27,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +14 22 £80,000 -5.88% 3
South East -24 2 £95,000 +58.33%
South West - 2 £102,500 - 2
Head of Information Security
UK

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 59 (100.00%) Information Security
2 24 (40.68%) Risk Management
2 24 (40.68%) Finance
3 23 (38.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (33.90%) CISM
5 16 (27.12%) CISSP
6 15 (25.42%) CISA
7 11 (18.64%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (16.95%) PCI DSS
9 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
9 9 (15.25%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (15.25%) E-Commerce
10 8 (13.56%) Cyber Security
11 7 (11.86%) Games
12 6 (10.17%) Security Management
12 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance
13 5 (8.47%) COBIT
13 5 (8.47%) Network Security
13 5 (8.47%) Banking
13 5 (8.47%) Law
13 5 (8.47%) Service Management
13 5 (8.47%) Vulnerability Management
14 4 (6.78%) ITIL
14 4 (6.78%) Firewall
14 4 (6.78%) Ethical Hacking
14 4 (6.78%) CEH
14 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (6.78%) IT Governance

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (5.08%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
2 2 (3.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Network Security
2 4 (6.78%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) Internet
General
1 24 (40.68%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Games
3 5 (8.47%) Banking
3 5 (8.47%) Law
4 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Advertising
6 1 (1.69%) Publishing
6 1 (1.69%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) Social Network
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) UNIX
1 2 (3.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (100.00%) Information Security
2 24 (40.68%) Risk Management
3 11 (18.64%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (15.25%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (15.25%) E-Commerce
5 8 (13.56%) Cyber Security
6 6 (10.17%) Security Management
6 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance
7 5 (8.47%) Service Management
7 5 (8.47%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (6.78%) ITIL
8 4 (6.78%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.78%) IT Governance
9 3 (5.08%) Data Protection
9 3 (5.08%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (5.08%) Information Security Management
9 3 (5.08%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (33.90%) CISM
2 16 (27.12%) CISSP
3 15 (25.42%) CISA
4 4 (6.78%) CEH
5 3 (5.08%) Degree
5 3 (5.08%) CRISC
6 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (38.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (16.95%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.47%) COBIT
4 3 (5.08%) QA
5 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.69%) COSO
6 1 (1.69%) BS7799
6 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (3.39%) Splunk
1 2 (3.39%) CA
1 2 (3.39%) Symantec
1 2 (3.39%) Sourcefire
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Salary: £75,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £80000 - £92000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £42,319 per annum and up to £50,248 for exceptional candidates + benefits + Market Forces payment of £5,000 (applicable after probationary period)
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago