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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 777 812 847
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 73 34 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.036% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.038% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 64 30 22
Average salary £85,000 £70,000 £76,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -8.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £60,000 £57,550
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £100,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £66,250 £57,550
% change year-on-year
+28.30% +15.11%
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
93674 90433 98244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.55% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 78627 73802 84913
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(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 +44 55 £90,000 -2.70% 5
South East -24 9 £72,500 +20.83% 1
East of England -7 3 £107,500 +7.50%
South West -14 3 £102,500 +46.42% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £85,000 -
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (60.67%) Information Security
2 56 (37.33%) Finance
3 51 (34.00%) CISSP
4 47 (31.33%) CISM
5 43 (28.67%) CISA
6 40 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 37 (24.67%) Risk Management
8 32 (21.33%) Cyber Security
9 21 (14.00%) Penetration Testing
9 21 (14.00%) Degree
10 20 (13.33%) PCI DSS
11 19 (12.67%) Network Security
11 19 (12.67%) Marketing
11 19 (12.67%) Games
11 19 (12.67%) Firewall
11 19 (12.67%) ITIL
12 16 (10.67%) Security Management
13 15 (10.00%) Cisco
14 14 (9.33%) TCP/IP
14 14 (9.33%) Active Directory
14 14 (9.33%) Management Information System
14 14 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (9.33%) Change Management
15 13 (8.67%) Computer Science
15 13 (8.67%) MBA
15 13 (8.67%) DMZ
15 13 (8.67%) Perl
15 13 (8.67%) Python
15 13 (8.67%) Bash Shell
16 12 (8.00%) iGaming

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (3.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) SaaS
2 2 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.67%) Network Security
1 19 (12.67%) Firewall
2 14 (9.33%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.67%) DMZ
4 2 (1.33%) Internet
4 2 (1.33%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
General
1 56 (37.33%) Finance
2 19 (12.67%) Marketing
2 19 (12.67%) Games
3 12 (8.00%) iGaming
3 12 (8.00%) Legal
4 8 (5.33%) Banking
5 7 (4.67%) Advertising
6 6 (4.00%) Retail
6 6 (4.00%) Law
7 5 (3.33%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.67%) German Language
9 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.67%) Publishing
11 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.33%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.67%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.33%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (3.33%) iDTV
4 5 (3.33%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.33%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.33%) EMV
5 2 (1.33%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.33%) Social Network
5 2 (1.33%) Open Source
6 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.67%) User Experience
6 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.00%) UNIX
1 9 (6.00%) Linux
2 8 (5.33%) Windows
3 7 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (60.67%) Information Security
2 37 (24.67%) Risk Management
3 32 (21.33%) Cyber Security
4 21 (14.00%) Penetration Testing
5 19 (12.67%) ITIL
6 16 (10.67%) Security Management
7 14 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (9.33%) Change Management
8 12 (8.00%) Product Management
9 11 (7.33%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (6.67%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.67%) Information Security Management
11 9 (6.00%) SIEM
12 8 (5.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (5.33%) IT Governance
12 8 (5.33%) Information Assurance
12 8 (5.33%) Data Protection
12 8 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (4.67%) Business Continuity
13 7 (4.67%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.67%) Perl
1 13 (8.67%) Python
1 13 (8.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.00%) SQL
3 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (34.00%) CISSP
2 47 (31.33%) CISM
3 43 (28.67%) CISA
4 21 (14.00%) Degree
5 13 (8.67%) MBA
6 5 (3.33%) CEH
6 5 (3.33%) CRISC
7 3 (2.00%) CGEIT
7 3 (2.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.00%) MCSE
7 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.33%) CISMP
9 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (13.33%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.00%) COBIT
4 7 (4.67%) QA
5 3 (2.00%) COSO
5 3 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.00%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.33%) BS7799
7 1 (0.67%) SLA
7 1 (0.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (9.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (10.00%) Cisco
2 11 (7.33%) CheckPoint
2 11 (7.33%) Juniper
3 7 (4.67%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.33%) Symantec
5 3 (2.00%) Tripwire
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle
5 3 (2.00%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.33%) Splunk
6 2 (1.33%) McAfee
6 2 (1.33%) CA
6 2 (1.33%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.67%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.67%) Twitter
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £75,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £100000 - £105000 per annum + £7,000 car + bonus + pension
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Met Office
Posted: 5 days ago
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Met Office
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Car + Stock
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