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

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Security
UK / England
Rank 783 872 858
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 56 64 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.068% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.071% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 44 55 67
Median salary £80,000 £90,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £64,300 £67,000 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £108,500 £115,000 £106,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £82,750 £85,000
% change year-on-year
-12.38% -2.64%

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
76458 90779 96172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.35% 96.49% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 63940 76965 80221
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 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 +47 35 £90,000 -10.00% 1
South East +62 6 £75,000 +7.33%
North West -9 6 £80,000 - 1
East Midlands +4 5 £67,500 +3.84%
West Midlands +27 3 £66,250 -26.38% 1
North East - 1 £52,500 - 1
Head of Security
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 102 (67.55%) Information Security
2 66 (43.71%) CISSP
3 64 (42.38%) Finance
4 57 (37.75%) CISM
5 44 (29.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 42 (27.81%) Security Architecture
7 33 (21.85%) Risk Management
7 33 (21.85%) CISA
7 33 (21.85%) Security Operations
8 31 (20.53%) Cybersecurity
9 28 (18.54%) PCI DSS
10 27 (17.88%) Firewall
11 26 (17.22%) Management Information System
11 26 (17.22%) Degree
12 25 (16.56%) Identity Management
13 24 (15.89%) SIEM
14 23 (15.23%) Identity Access Management
15 21 (13.91%) Data Centre
15 21 (13.91%) Line Management
16 20 (13.25%) Network Security
16 20 (13.25%) Service Delivery
16 20 (13.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 19 (12.58%) Data Protection
17 19 (12.58%) Security Operations Centre
18 18 (11.92%) Data Loss Prevention
18 18 (11.92%) Database Security
18 18 (11.92%) COBIT
18 18 (11.92%) ITIL
18 18 (11.92%) Change Management
19 17 (11.26%) Risk Assessment

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:

Applications
1 4 (2.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.88%) Firewall
2 20 (13.25%) Network Security
3 10 (6.62%) WAN
4 8 (5.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (4.64%) LAN
5 7 (4.64%) Wireless
6 5 (3.31%) DNS
6 5 (3.31%) SMTP
6 5 (3.31%) SSL
7 1 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.66%) Internet
7 1 (0.66%) MPLS
7 1 (0.66%) VoIP
7 1 (0.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.97%) Big Data
2 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
General
1 64 (42.38%) Finance
2 10 (6.62%) Banking
3 5 (3.31%) Games
3 5 (3.31%) Retail
4 2 (1.32%) Legal
4 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.99%) Middleware
1 3 (1.99%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.22%) Management Information System
2 21 (13.91%) Data Centre
3 19 (12.58%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.96%) CESG
5 7 (4.64%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (3.31%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.66%) CCTV
8 1 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.66%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.66%) Fintech
8 1 (0.66%) PKI
8 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.93%) Windows
2 8 (5.30%) Linux
3 4 (2.65%) Unix
4 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.66%) Android
5 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (67.55%) Information Security
2 42 (27.81%) Security Architecture
3 33 (21.85%) Risk Management
3 33 (21.85%) Security Operations
4 31 (20.53%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (16.56%) Identity Management
6 24 (15.89%) SIEM
7 23 (15.23%) Identity Access Management
8 21 (13.91%) Line Management
9 20 (13.25%) Service Delivery
10 19 (12.58%) Data Protection
11 18 (11.92%) Change Management
11 18 (11.92%) Data Loss Prevention
11 18 (11.92%) Database Security
11 18 (11.92%) ITIL
12 17 (11.26%) Risk Assessment
13 16 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (9.93%) Vulnerability Management
15 14 (9.27%) Internal Audit
16 12 (7.95%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.62%) C
2 1 (0.66%) Java
Qualifications
1 66 (43.71%) CISSP
2 57 (37.75%) CISM
3 33 (21.85%) CISA
4 26 (17.22%) Degree
5 16 (10.60%) GIAC
6 12 (7.95%) CRISC
7 6 (3.97%) CEH
8 4 (2.65%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (2.65%) CSSLP
8 4 (2.65%) SANS
8 4 (2.65%) Security+ Certification
8 4 (2.65%) SSCP
9 3 (1.99%) CLAS
9 3 (1.99%) GISF
9 3 (1.99%) GSEC
9 3 (1.99%) ISSMP
10 2 (1.32%) IRCA
10 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (29.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (18.54%) PCI DSS
3 20 (13.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (11.92%) COBIT
5 5 (3.31%) BS7799
6 4 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (1.32%) GDPR
7 2 (1.32%) ISO 14001
7 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (1.99%) Nessus
1 3 (1.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (3.97%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.65%) Cisco
2 4 (2.65%) Palo Alto
3 3 (1.99%) Aveksa
3 3 (1.99%) CyberArk
3 3 (1.99%) Intel Security
3 3 (1.99%) Splunk
3 3 (1.99%) Symantec
4 1 (0.66%) F5
4 1 (0.66%) Forcepoint
4 1 (0.66%) Juniper
4 1 (0.66%) Stonesoft
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