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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Security
Rank 869 836 890
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 21 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.009% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.010% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 9
Average salary £85,000 £80,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £60,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
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
100676 94267 105178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.44% 94.30% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 82464 79096 90290
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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 -2 11 £90,000 -14.28% 4
North West - 4 £77,500 - 3
Yorkshire -38 3 £85,000 +41.66%
South East -12 2 £102,500 +13.88%
East of England - 1 £80,000 -
Head of Information Security
UK

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 48 (100.00%) Information Security
2 32 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (41.67%) Business Continuity
3 20 (41.67%) CISSP
4 18 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 17 (35.42%) CISM
6 14 (29.17%) Risk Analysis
7 10 (20.83%) Management Information System
7 10 (20.83%) CISA
8 9 (18.75%) Security Management
9 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (16.67%) BCP
9 8 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (14.58%) B2C
10 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
10 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (12.50%) Finance
11 6 (12.50%) Legal
11 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
12 5 (10.42%) ISMS
12 5 (10.42%) Information Management
12 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
12 5 (10.42%) ITIL
12 5 (10.42%) Business Continuity Planning
13 4 (8.33%) Security Testing
13 4 (8.33%) Retail
13 4 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
13 4 (8.33%) ISSMP
13 4 (8.33%) Information Assurance
14 3 (6.25%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 2 (4.17%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Firewall
1 2 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) DMZ
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
1 6 (12.50%) Legal
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) iGaming
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) UNIX
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Information Security
2 20 (41.67%) Business Continuity
3 18 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 14 (29.17%) Risk Analysis
5 9 (18.75%) Security Management
6 8 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (16.67%) BCP
7 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
7 7 (14.58%) B2C
7 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (10.42%) Information Management
8 5 (10.42%) ITIL
8 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.42%) ISMS
8 5 (10.42%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (8.33%) Information Assurance
9 4 (8.33%) Security Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (6.25%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) Perl
1 1 (2.08%) Python
1 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) CISSP
2 17 (35.42%) CISM
3 10 (20.83%) CISA
4 4 (8.33%) ISSMP
5 3 (6.25%) Degree
5 3 (6.25%) IRCA
5 3 (6.25%) ISEB
6 2 (4.17%) CEH
7 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.25%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
1 1 (2.08%) Symantec
1 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire
1 1 (2.08%) Splunk
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