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

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 865 894 962
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +68
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 41 28 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.028% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.029% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 22 22 9
Median salary £90,000 £85,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,617 £62,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £94,750 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £87,750 £62,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year
+40.40% -13.79%
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
89934 96186 106572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.32% 96.53% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 76512 79745 88117
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 £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 27 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 27 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
West Midlands - 14 £90,000 -
South East +18 13 £90,000 +76.47%
London +18 9 £91,250 +7.35% 1
South West - 4 £51,617 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Head of Information Security
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 66 (100.00%) Information Security
2 45 (68.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (66.67%) CISSP
4 40 (60.61%) Risk Management
5 39 (59.09%) CISM
6 31 (46.97%) Management Information System
7 29 (43.94%) Security Management
8 25 (37.88%) Information Security Management
9 24 (36.36%) Finance
10 20 (30.30%) CISA
11 17 (25.76%) Network Security
12 16 (24.24%) PCI DSS
13 15 (22.73%) IT Audit
13 15 (22.73%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (21.21%) Project Management
15 12 (18.18%) Business Continuity
15 12 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
16 11 (16.67%) Data Protection
17 9 (13.64%) ISMS
17 9 (13.64%) Retail
18 8 (12.12%) Risk Assessment
19 7 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
19 7 (10.61%) Legal
19 7 (10.61%) ISO27002
20 6 (9.09%) Project Governance
20 6 (9.09%) Information Security Governance
20 6 (9.09%) Security Architecture
20 6 (9.09%) ITIL
21 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2

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 15 (22.73%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.76%) Network Security
2 4 (6.06%) SAN
3 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Big Data
General
1 24 (36.36%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Retail
3 7 (10.61%) Legal
4 5 (7.58%) Automotive
4 5 (7.58%) Law
5 2 (3.03%) Marketing
5 2 (3.03%) Publishing
5 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (46.97%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.58%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) CESG
4 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.03%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (100.00%) Information Security
2 40 (60.61%) Risk Management
3 29 (43.94%) Security Management
4 25 (37.88%) Information Security Management
5 15 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (22.73%) IT Audit
6 14 (21.21%) Project Management
7 12 (18.18%) Business Continuity
7 12 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Data Protection
9 9 (13.64%) ISMS
10 8 (12.12%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (9.09%) Information Security Governance
12 6 (9.09%) ITIL
12 6 (9.09%) Project Governance
12 6 (9.09%) Security Architecture
13 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2
13 5 (7.58%) Vulnerability Management
14 4 (6.06%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (66.67%) CISSP
2 39 (59.09%) CISM
3 20 (30.30%) CISA
4 3 (4.55%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) CCNA
5 2 (3.03%) CCSA
5 2 (3.03%) CEH
5 2 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.03%) ISACA
5 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.52%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (68.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (24.24%) PCI DSS
3 7 (10.61%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.52%) COBIT
4 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) Cisco
1 4 (6.06%) Juniper
2 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
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