The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of 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 Security in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 789 838 824
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 65 51 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.047% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.049% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 52 35 28
Average salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £61,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £91,200 £111,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
94314 103747 96405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 78324 85889 81068
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Security in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 May 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
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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 +70 38 £90,000 +7.46% 1
South East +2 11 £92,500 +17.46% 1
North West - 6 £85,000 -
East Midlands +10 4 £62,500 +19.04% 1
West Midlands - 3 £80,000 - 1
South West -9 2 £87,500 +40.00% 1
East of England +12 1 £92,500 +27.58%
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Head of 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 Security in their job title.

1 91 (66.91%) Information Security
2 55 (40.44%) CISM
3 51 (37.50%) Finance
4 50 (36.76%) CISSP
5 36 (26.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 32 (23.53%) CISA
8 31 (22.79%) ITIL
9 30 (22.06%) Cyber Security
10 23 (16.91%) Security Management
11 21 (15.44%) COBIT
12 19 (13.97%) Management Information System
13 16 (11.76%) IT Governance
14 15 (11.03%) PCI DSS
14 15 (11.03%) Legal
14 15 (11.03%) Firewall
15 13 (9.56%) Risk Assessment
16 12 (8.82%) Degree
17 11 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (8.09%) Penetration Testing
17 11 (8.09%) DMZ
17 11 (8.09%) Perl
17 11 (8.09%) Python
17 11 (8.09%) Active Directory
17 11 (8.09%) TCP/IP
17 11 (8.09%) CRISC
17 11 (8.09%) Bash Shell
18 10 (7.35%) E-Commerce
18 10 (7.35%) Information Security Management
18 10 (7.35%) Data Security

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Head of 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 Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.03%) Firewall
2 11 (8.09%) DMZ
2 11 (8.09%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.47%) Network Security
4 2 (1.47%) Internet
5 1 (0.74%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.68%) Big Data
2 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (2.21%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.21%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
General
1 51 (37.50%) Finance
2 15 (11.03%) Legal
3 9 (6.62%) Games
3 9 (6.62%) Banking
4 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.15%) Marketing
6 6 (4.41%) iGaming
6 6 (4.41%) Advertising
7 3 (2.21%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.21%) Law
7 3 (2.21%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.74%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.74%) Web Services
1 1 (0.74%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.97%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.68%) iDTV
4 5 (3.68%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.21%) BYOD
6 2 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.74%) Social Network
7 1 (0.74%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.74%) Open Source
7 1 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.68%) UNIX
1 5 (3.68%) Windows
2 4 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (66.91%) Information Security
2 34 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 31 (22.79%) ITIL
4 30 (22.06%) Cyber Security
5 23 (16.91%) Security Management
6 16 (11.76%) IT Governance
7 13 (9.56%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (8.09%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (7.35%) E-Commerce
9 10 (7.35%) Information Security Management
9 10 (7.35%) Data Security
9 10 (7.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (6.62%) Business Continuity
10 9 (6.62%) Change Management
10 9 (6.62%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (6.62%) Software Delivery
11 8 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (5.88%) OWASP
12 7 (5.15%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.09%) Perl
1 11 (8.09%) Python
1 11 (8.09%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (40.44%) CISM
2 50 (36.76%) CISSP
3 32 (23.53%) CISA
4 12 (8.82%) Degree
5 11 (8.09%) CRISC
6 7 (5.15%) MBA
7 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.21%) MCSE
7 3 (2.21%) CGEIT
7 3 (2.21%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.47%) CISMP
9 1 (0.74%) CCSP
9 1 (0.74%) ISEB
9 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.74%) CEH
9 1 (0.74%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.74%) ISSEP
9 1 (0.74%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (26.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (15.44%) COBIT
3 15 (11.03%) PCI DSS
4 6 (4.41%) QA
5 4 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.47%) COSO
7 2 (1.47%) BS7799
8 1 (0.74%) GPG13
8 1 (0.74%) FISMA
System Software
1 11 (8.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (3.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.94%) Oracle
2 4 (2.94%) Cisco
2 4 (2.94%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.21%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.47%) Splunk
4 2 (1.47%) Sourcefire
4 2 (1.47%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.47%) Clearswift
5 1 (0.74%) Symantec
5 1 (0.74%) CA
5 1 (0.74%) Sybase
5 1 (0.74%) Tripwire
5 1 (0.74%) Twitter
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