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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 829 850 875
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 69 75 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.075% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.078% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 59 65 34
Average salary £90,000 £85,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £65,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £111,000 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £85,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
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
90807 95908 94217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.14% 96.48% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 77011 80194 76700
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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 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 -14 33 £100,000 +25.00% 8
Yorkshire +28 12 £70,000 -17.64%
West Midlands - 9 £90,000 -
South East +8 5 £54,250 -30.00%
East Midlands +5 3 £65,000 +4.00%
South West -6 3 £65,000 -36.58%
East of England +1 2 £85,000 -20.93% 1
North West - 1 £80,000 -
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 95 (82.61%) Information Security
2 73 (63.48%) CISSP
3 65 (56.52%) CISM
4 44 (38.26%) Security Management
5 41 (35.65%) Risk Management
5 41 (35.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 36 (31.30%) Finance
7 33 (28.70%) Management Information System
8 28 (24.35%) CISA
9 23 (20.00%) Information Security Management
10 19 (16.52%) Risk Assessment
11 18 (15.65%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (12.17%) Windows
12 14 (12.17%) ISMS
12 14 (12.17%) PCI DSS
13 13 (11.30%) Data Protection
13 13 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
14 12 (10.43%) Cisco
14 12 (10.43%) Juniper
14 12 (10.43%) Retail
15 11 (9.57%) SAN
16 10 (8.70%) Project Management
16 10 (8.70%) ITIL
17 9 (7.83%) Banking
17 9 (7.83%) Business Continuity
18 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
18 8 (6.96%) Security Architecture
18 8 (6.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 7 (6.09%) IISP

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 7 (6.09%) IIS
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.57%) SAN
2 5 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (4.35%) Network Security
3 4 (3.48%) Internet
4 3 (2.61%) Firewall
5 1 (0.87%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.87%) Big Data
General
1 36 (31.30%) Finance
2 12 (10.43%) Retail
3 9 (7.83%) Banking
4 5 (4.35%) Legal
4 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.48%) Marketing
6 3 (2.61%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.74%) Games
7 2 (1.74%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.74%) Publishing
8 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.87%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 33 (28.70%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.48%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (2.61%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.61%) Equities
4 3 (2.61%) Fintech
4 3 (2.61%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.74%) CESG
5 2 (1.74%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.74%) Social Media
6 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.87%) Derivative
6 1 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.17%) Windows
2 5 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (0.87%) Unix
3 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (82.61%) Information Security
2 44 (38.26%) Security Management
3 41 (35.65%) Risk Management
4 23 (20.00%) Information Security Management
5 19 (16.52%) Risk Assessment
6 18 (15.65%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (12.17%) ISMS
7 14 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (11.30%) Data Protection
8 13 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (8.70%) ITIL
9 10 (8.70%) Project Management
10 9 (7.83%) Business Continuity
11 8 (6.96%) Security Architecture
11 8 (6.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (6.09%) Data Security
12 7 (6.09%) Information Assurance
12 7 (6.09%) Security Operations
13 6 (5.22%) Internal Audit
13 6 (5.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 73 (63.48%) CISSP
2 65 (56.52%) CISM
3 28 (24.35%) CISA
4 7 (6.09%) IISP
5 6 (5.22%) Degree
6 4 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.48%) CLAS
7 3 (2.61%) CEH
7 3 (2.61%) CRISC
7 3 (2.61%) MBA
8 2 (1.74%) CCNA
8 2 (1.74%) CCSA
8 2 (1.74%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.74%) GIAC
8 2 (1.74%) ISACA
8 2 (1.74%) OSCP
8 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.87%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.87%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (35.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (12.17%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.35%) COBIT
4 4 (3.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (2.61%) BS25999
5 3 (2.61%) ISO 9001
5 3 (2.61%) ISO22301
6 2 (1.74%) COSO
6 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.74%) SLA
7 1 (0.87%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.87%) ISO27005
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (10.43%) Cisco
1 12 (10.43%) Juniper
2 2 (1.74%) CheckPoint
2 2 (1.74%) Fortinet
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.74%) Splunk
3 1 (0.87%) Citrix
3 1 (0.87%) VMware
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