The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Head of Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 757 894 885
Rank change year-on-year
+137 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 94 52 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.052% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.053% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 76 44 78
Median salary £85,000 £71,250 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.29% -8.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £55,000 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £117,500 £130,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Head of 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
80972 97370 103890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.48% 96.63% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 67790 82038 86695
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 £27,164 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Head of Security in the job title.

Head of Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of Security
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Security across the England region.

Head of Security Salary Trend in England

Head of Security
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Security across the England region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in England

Head of 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 Security within the England region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
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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
London +109 55 £95,000 - 4
West Midlands - 16 £82,500 -
South East +80 13 £83,750 +54.37%
North West -13 6 £75,000 +42.85%
East Midlands - 3 £72,500 - 1
East of England - 1 £70,000 -
Head of Security
UK

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, Head of 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 Security in the job title.

1 132 (72.53%) Information Security
2 86 (47.25%) Finance
3 76 (41.76%) CISSP
4 66 (36.26%) CISM
5 53 (29.12%) Risk Management
6 51 (28.02%) Cybersecurity
6 51 (28.02%) Security Architecture
7 46 (25.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 38 (20.88%) CISA
9 37 (20.33%) PCI DSS
10 35 (19.23%) Security Operations
11 30 (16.48%) Line Management
12 29 (15.93%) Degree
13 28 (15.38%) Network Security
14 27 (14.84%) Identity Management
14 27 (14.84%) Management Information System
14 27 (14.84%) Data Centre
15 26 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (13.74%) Service Delivery
16 25 (13.74%) COBIT
17 24 (13.19%) Firewall
17 24 (13.19%) SIEM
18 23 (12.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 22 (12.09%) Data Loss Prevention
20 21 (11.54%) Security Operations Centre
20 21 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
21 20 (10.99%) ITIL
21 20 (10.99%) Identity Access Management
22 19 (10.44%) Vulnerability Management
23 18 (9.89%) CRISC

Head of 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.20%) SAS
2 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (2.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.65%) Office 365
2 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.55%) PaaS
3 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.38%) Network Security
2 24 (13.19%) Firewall
3 8 (4.40%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (4.40%) WAN
4 6 (3.30%) Internet
5 5 (2.75%) DNS
5 5 (2.75%) LAN
5 5 (2.75%) SMTP
5 5 (2.75%) SSL
5 5 (2.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.14%) Big Data
2 5 (2.75%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.20%) Hadoop
General
1 86 (47.25%) Finance
2 13 (7.14%) Banking
3 11 (6.04%) Legal
4 7 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.75%) Retail
6 3 (1.65%) Games
6 3 (1.65%) Law
7 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.65%) Middleware
1 3 (1.65%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.84%) Data Centre
1 27 (14.84%) Management Information System
2 21 (11.54%) Security Operations Centre
3 14 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 13 (7.14%) CESG
5 5 (2.75%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.65%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.10%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.55%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.55%) IPTV
9 1 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.55%) PKI
9 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.34%) Windows
2 8 (4.40%) Linux
3 4 (2.20%) Unix
4 2 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.55%) Android
5 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (72.53%) Information Security
2 53 (29.12%) Risk Management
3 51 (28.02%) Cybersecurity
3 51 (28.02%) Security Architecture
4 35 (19.23%) Security Operations
5 30 (16.48%) Line Management
6 27 (14.84%) Identity Management
7 26 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (13.74%) Service Delivery
9 24 (13.19%) SIEM
10 22 (12.09%) Data Loss Prevention
11 21 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
12 20 (10.99%) Identity Access Management
12 20 (10.99%) ITIL
13 19 (10.44%) Vulnerability Management
14 16 (8.79%) Change Management
14 16 (8.79%) Internal Audit
15 15 (8.24%) Data Protection
15 15 (8.24%) Database Security
15 15 (8.24%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.69%) C
2 1 (0.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 76 (41.76%) CISSP
2 66 (36.26%) CISM
3 38 (20.88%) CISA
4 29 (15.93%) Degree
5 18 (9.89%) CRISC
6 14 (7.69%) GIAC
7 4 (2.20%) CEH
8 3 (1.65%) GISF
8 3 (1.65%) GSEC
8 3 (1.65%) ISSMP
8 3 (1.65%) SANS
9 2 (1.10%) CLAS
9 2 (1.10%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.10%) CSSLP
9 2 (1.10%) IRCA
9 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.10%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (1.10%) SSCP
10 1 (0.55%) ISACA
10 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (25.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (20.33%) PCI DSS
3 25 (13.74%) COBIT
4 23 (12.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (3.85%) BS7799
6 6 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (2.75%) QA
8 3 (1.65%) ISO 9001
9 2 (1.10%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (1.65%) Nessus
1 3 (1.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.20%) Ab Initio
2 4 (2.20%) Cisco
3 3 (1.65%) Aveksa
3 3 (1.65%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (1.65%) Intel Security
3 3 (1.65%) Palo Alto
3 3 (1.65%) Splunk
3 3 (1.65%) Symantec
4 1 (0.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.55%) Intel
4 1 (0.55%) Juniper
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