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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 787 832 835
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 75 33 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.033% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.035% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 69 28 33
Average salary £80,000 £76,000 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,750 £57,110
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £100,000 £102,000
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £67,500 £57,550
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +17.28%
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
97560 95205 102446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.69% 94.71% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81838 78046 88983
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 £26,500 £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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. 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 +38 44 £90,000 +5.88% 1
South East +5 18 £72,500 -19.44%
North West -8 8 £70,000 +3.70%
South West -5 2 £102,500 +60.78%
East of England -27 2 £107,500 +7.50% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £85,000 -
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 79 (58.96%) Information Security
2 53 (39.55%) Finance
3 43 (32.09%) CISSP
4 39 (29.10%) CISM
5 36 (26.87%) CISA
6 31 (23.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (21.64%) Risk Management
8 27 (20.15%) Cyber Security
9 20 (14.93%) PCI DSS
10 19 (14.18%) Network Security
10 19 (14.18%) Penetration Testing
11 17 (12.69%) Degree
11 17 (12.69%) Games
12 16 (11.94%) Firewall
12 16 (11.94%) Marketing
13 15 (11.19%) Change Management
13 15 (11.19%) Cisco
13 15 (11.19%) ITIL
14 14 (10.45%) Security Management
14 14 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (9.70%) Management Information System
15 13 (9.70%) TCP/IP
15 13 (9.70%) Active Directory
16 12 (8.96%) Perl
16 12 (8.96%) Python
16 12 (8.96%) MBA
16 12 (8.96%) DMZ
16 12 (8.96%) Computer Science
16 12 (8.96%) Product Management
16 12 (8.96%) iGaming

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 (3.73%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
1 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.18%) Network Security
2 16 (11.94%) Firewall
3 13 (9.70%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.96%) DMZ
5 2 (1.49%) NFC
6 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
General
1 53 (39.55%) Finance
2 17 (12.69%) Games
3 16 (11.94%) Marketing
4 12 (8.96%) iGaming
5 11 (8.21%) Legal
6 8 (5.97%) Retail
7 6 (4.48%) Banking
7 6 (4.48%) Advertising
8 5 (3.73%) Law
8 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.99%) German Language
10 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
11 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.70%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 11 (8.21%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (2.99%) Video on Demand
4 4 (2.99%) iDTV
5 2 (1.49%) EMV
5 2 (1.49%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.75%) User Experience
6 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.75%) Life Science
6 1 (0.75%) Social Network
6 1 (0.75%) RMADS
6 1 (0.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.97%) UNIX
1 8 (5.97%) Linux
2 7 (5.22%) Windows
3 6 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (58.96%) Information Security
2 29 (21.64%) Risk Management
3 27 (20.15%) Cyber Security
4 19 (14.18%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (11.19%) ITIL
5 15 (11.19%) Change Management
6 14 (10.45%) Security Management
6 14 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (8.96%) Product Management
8 10 (7.46%) Business Continuity
8 10 (7.46%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (6.72%) Data Protection
10 8 (5.97%) Information Assurance
10 8 (5.97%) Information Security Management
10 8 (5.97%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.22%) SIEM
11 7 (5.22%) Mentoring
12 6 (4.48%) Ethical Hacking
12 6 (4.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.96%) Perl
1 12 (8.96%) Python
1 12 (8.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (32.09%) CISSP
2 39 (29.10%) CISM
3 36 (26.87%) CISA
4 17 (12.69%) Degree
5 12 (8.96%) MBA
6 4 (2.99%) CEH
6 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.49%) CGEIT
7 2 (1.49%) CRISC
7 2 (1.49%) ISEB
7 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (23.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (14.93%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.97%) COBIT
4 3 (2.24%) QA
5 2 (1.49%) COSO
5 2 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.75%) GCP
6 1 (0.75%) GMP
6 1 (0.75%) GLP
6 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.75%) SLA
6 1 (0.75%) BS7799
System Software
1 13 (9.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (11.19%) Cisco
2 11 (8.21%) Juniper
2 11 (8.21%) CheckPoint
3 6 (4.48%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.73%) Symantec
5 3 (2.24%) Tripwire
6 2 (1.49%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.49%) Splunk
6 2 (1.49%) McAfee
6 2 (1.49%) Cadence
7 1 (0.75%) CA
7 1 (0.75%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.75%) Twitter
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