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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Security
UK / England
Rank 799 887 898
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 25 26 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.027% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.028% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 22 23 31
Median salary £90,000 £75,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £61,000 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £113,750 £95,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median salary £68,750 £85,500 £90,000
% change year-on-year
-19.59% -5.00%

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
75786 92005 96275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.34% 96.49% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 63327 78011 80264
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +91 18 £90,000 +5.88%
East Midlands +15 3 £67,500 +3.84%
South East +55 2 £62,500 -26.90%
North West - 2 £91,250 -
Head of Information Security
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 58 (100.00%) Information Security
2 26 (44.83%) CISSP
2 26 (44.83%) CISM
3 24 (41.38%) Finance
3 24 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (25.86%) Degree
4 15 (25.86%) GIAC
5 14 (24.14%) CISA
6 13 (22.41%) Risk Management
6 13 (22.41%) PCI DSS
7 12 (20.69%) Data Protection
7 12 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (20.69%) Windows
8 10 (17.24%) Firewall
9 9 (15.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (13.79%) Identity Management
10 8 (13.79%) Security Management
10 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
10 8 (13.79%) Security Operations
10 8 (13.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 8 (13.79%) SIEM
11 7 (12.07%) Banking
11 7 (12.07%) Change Management
11 7 (12.07%) Linux
11 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
11 7 (12.07%) WAN
12 6 (10.34%) Information Security Management
12 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (10.34%) Identity Access Management

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:

Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) Firewall
2 7 (12.07%) WAN
3 5 (8.62%) Network Security
4 4 (6.90%) DNS
4 4 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.90%) LAN
4 4 (6.90%) SMTP
4 4 (6.90%) SSL
4 4 (6.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Big Data
1 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
General
1 24 (41.38%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Games
4 3 (5.17%) Retail
5 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) Middleware
1 3 (5.17%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) CESG
5 1 (1.72%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
3 3 (5.17%) Unix
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (100.00%) Information Security
2 13 (22.41%) Risk Management
3 12 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (20.69%) Data Protection
4 8 (13.79%) Identity Management
4 8 (13.79%) Security Management
4 8 (13.79%) Security Operations
4 8 (13.79%) SIEM
4 8 (13.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (12.07%) Change Management
5 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (10.34%) Information Security Management
6 6 (10.34%) ISMS
6 6 (10.34%) Line Management
6 6 (10.34%) Regulatory Compliance
6 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.62%) Data Loss Prevention
8 4 (6.90%) Peer-to-Peer Lending
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (44.83%) CISM
1 26 (44.83%) CISSP
2 15 (25.86%) Degree
2 15 (25.86%) GIAC
3 14 (24.14%) CISA
4 5 (8.62%) CEH
5 4 (6.90%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (6.90%) CSSLP
5 4 (6.90%) SANS
5 4 (6.90%) Security+ Certification
5 4 (6.90%) SSCP
6 3 (5.17%) GISF
6 3 (5.17%) GSEC
7 2 (3.45%) CRISC
8 1 (1.72%) CLAS
8 1 (1.72%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (22.41%) PCI DSS
3 9 (15.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.45%) BS7799
4 2 (3.45%) COBIT
5 1 (1.72%) GDPR
5 1 (1.72%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (5.17%) Nessus
1 3 (5.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) Aveksa
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco
2 3 (5.17%) CyberArk
2 3 (5.17%) Intel Security
2 3 (5.17%) Palo Alto
2 3 (5.17%) Splunk
2 3 (5.17%) Symantec