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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 826 829 833
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 57 67 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.060% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.063% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 49 47 33
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £51,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £86,000 £91,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £75,000 £74,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.33%
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
97407 105944 97156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.50% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 81361 87724 81693
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +67 33 £85,000 +17.24% 3
East Midlands +14 7 £62,500 +19.04%
South East +4 6 £72,500 -4.91% 1
North West +3 4 £85,000 -
West Midlands -7 4 £76,250 +1.66%
South West -15 2 £87,500 +40.00% 1
East of England 0 1 £70,000 -3.44%
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 98 (75.38%) Information Security
2 51 (39.23%) CISM
3 49 (37.69%) CISSP
4 47 (36.15%) Finance
5 37 (28.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 36 (27.69%) ITIL
7 33 (25.38%) Risk Management
8 31 (23.85%) Security Management
9 25 (19.23%) COBIT
9 25 (19.23%) Management Information System
9 25 (19.23%) CISA
10 23 (17.69%) Cyber Security
11 19 (14.62%) PCI DSS
12 17 (13.08%) Information Security Management
13 15 (11.54%) IT Governance
14 14 (10.77%) Legal
15 11 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (8.46%) Risk Assessment
16 10 (7.69%) Business Continuity
16 10 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
16 10 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
16 10 (7.69%) Data Security
16 10 (7.69%) Firewall
17 9 (6.92%) E-Commerce
17 9 (6.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 9 (6.92%) Banking
17 9 (6.92%) Degree
17 9 (6.92%) ISMS
17 9 (6.92%) Data Protection
17 9 (6.92%) CRISC

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 3 (2.31%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.69%) Firewall
1 10 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.85%) DMZ
4 2 (1.54%) Network Security
5 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) Big Data
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.31%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
General
1 47 (36.15%) Finance
2 14 (10.77%) Legal
3 9 (6.92%) Banking
4 8 (6.15%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.85%) Law
6 3 (2.31%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.31%) Marketing
7 2 (1.54%) Retail
7 2 (1.54%) Games
8 1 (0.77%) Advertising
8 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.77%) .NET
1 1 (0.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.08%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.54%) BYOD
5 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.77%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.54%) UNIX
1 2 (1.54%) Windows
2 1 (0.77%) Linux
2 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (75.38%) Information Security
2 36 (27.69%) ITIL
3 33 (25.38%) Risk Management
4 31 (23.85%) Security Management
5 23 (17.69%) Cyber Security
6 17 (13.08%) Information Security Management
7 15 (11.54%) IT Governance
8 11 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (8.46%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (7.69%) Business Continuity
9 10 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (7.69%) Data Security
10 9 (6.92%) E-Commerce
10 9 (6.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (6.92%) ISMS
10 9 (6.92%) Data Protection
10 9 (6.92%) Security Architecture
11 8 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (6.15%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (6.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.85%) Perl
1 5 (3.85%) Python
1 5 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 4 (3.08%) SQL
3 1 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (39.23%) CISM
2 49 (37.69%) CISSP
3 25 (19.23%) CISA
4 9 (6.92%) Degree
4 9 (6.92%) CRISC
5 5 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.31%) MCSE
7 2 (1.54%) CCSP
7 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.54%) CEH
7 2 (1.54%) ISSAP
7 2 (1.54%) ISSEP
7 2 (1.54%) CISMP
8 1 (0.77%) ISACA
8 1 (0.77%) ISSMP
8 1 (0.77%) CGEIT
8 1 (0.77%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (28.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (19.23%) COBIT
3 19 (14.62%) PCI DSS
4 7 (5.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (2.31%) QA
6 3 (2.31%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.54%) COSO
8 1 (0.77%) GPG13
8 1 (0.77%) FISMA
8 1 (0.77%) BS7799
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle
3 3 (2.31%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.54%) Cisco
4 2 (1.54%) Clearswift
4 2 (1.54%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.54%) Sourcefire
4 2 (1.54%) Splunk
5 1 (0.77%) Tripwire
5 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.77%) Symantec
5 1 (0.77%) Sybase
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90K - £120K + Outstanding Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
University of Westminster
Salary: £57,700 p.a plus excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
University of the West of England
Salary: From £47,328 to £56,482 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Fitzrovia, in the Heart of London
University of Westminster
Salary: £57,700 p.a plus excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance, bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago