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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 819 898 904
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 86 45 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.094% 0.044% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.046% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 63 42 47
Median salary £90,000 £75,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £58,180 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £120,000 £90,500
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £70,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
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
88272 98549 105545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 75020 82516 86005
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +83 54 £95,000 +24.18% 2
Yorkshire - 10 £68,750 - 1
West Midlands +1 8 £76,250 +5.17%
South East +24 7 £75,000 +5.26% 1
East Midlands +13 5 £70,000 +12.00%
North West - 2 £60,000 - 1
South West - 1 £95,000 -
Head of Security
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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.

1 126 (78.75%) Information Security
2 66 (41.25%) CISSP
3 62 (38.75%) Risk Management
4 60 (37.50%) Finance
5 58 (36.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 50 (31.25%) CISM
7 49 (30.63%) Cybersecurity
8 37 (23.13%) Management Information System
9 35 (21.88%) CISA
9 35 (21.88%) PCI DSS
10 32 (20.00%) Network Security
10 32 (20.00%) Security Architecture
11 30 (18.75%) Security Management
11 30 (18.75%) Information Security Management
12 21 (13.13%) IT Audit
13 20 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (11.25%) Degree
14 18 (11.25%) Business Continuity
15 17 (10.63%) Cloud Computing
16 16 (10.00%) ISMS
17 15 (9.38%) Retail
17 15 (9.38%) Legal
17 15 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
18 14 (8.75%) ITIL
19 13 (8.13%) Incident Management
19 13 (8.13%) COBIT
20 12 (7.50%) Computer Science
20 12 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
20 12 (7.50%) Big Data

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.50%) SAS
2 2 (1.25%) Apache
3 1 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (1.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.63%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.25%) SaaS
5 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.00%) Network Security
2 7 (4.38%) Firewall
2 7 (4.38%) Internet
3 4 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.88%) VoIP
5 2 (1.25%) MPLS
5 2 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.25%) VPN
6 1 (0.63%) SSL
6 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.50%) Big Data
2 5 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.25%) GIS
3 2 (1.25%) MySQL
3 2 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) AppScan
General
1 60 (37.50%) Finance
2 15 (9.38%) Legal
2 15 (9.38%) Retail
3 11 (6.88%) Law
4 10 (6.25%) Banking
5 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.13%) Automotive
7 4 (2.50%) Games
8 2 (1.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.88%) LAMP
2 2 (1.25%) .NET
2 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.25%) beanstalkd
2 2 (1.25%) COM
2 2 (1.25%) J2EE
3 1 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.13%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.00%) CESG
5 7 (4.38%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (3.75%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.88%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.25%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.25%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.25%) NHS
8 2 (1.25%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.00%) Windows
2 4 (2.50%) Linux
3 1 (0.63%) Unix
3 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (78.75%) Information Security
2 62 (38.75%) Risk Management
3 49 (30.63%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 30 (18.75%) Information Security Management
5 30 (18.75%) Security Management
6 21 (13.13%) IT Audit
7 20 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (11.25%) Business Continuity
9 16 (10.00%) ISMS
10 15 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (8.75%) ITIL
12 13 (8.13%) Incident Management
13 12 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (6.88%) Information Security Governance
14 11 (6.88%) Line Management
15 10 (6.25%) Data Protection
15 10 (6.25%) Regulatory Compliance
15 10 (6.25%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.13%) C
2 3 (1.88%) PHP
3 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (41.25%) CISSP
2 50 (31.25%) CISM
3 35 (21.88%) CISA
4 18 (11.25%) Degree
5 10 (6.25%) CRISC
6 4 (2.50%) CEH
6 4 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (2.50%) ISACA
7 3 (1.88%) CLAS
7 3 (1.88%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.25%) SANS
8 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.63%) GCIA
9 1 (0.63%) GIAC
9 1 (0.63%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (36.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (21.88%) PCI DSS
3 13 (8.13%) COBIT
4 10 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (5.63%) ISO27002
6 5 (3.13%) QA
7 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (1.25%) BS7799
8 2 (1.25%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) Puppet
2 2 (1.25%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.63%) Ansible
3 1 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (2.50%) Ab Initio
1 4 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.25%) Cisco
3 1 (0.63%) AlienVault
3 1 (0.63%) ArcSight
3 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.63%) Intel
3 1 (0.63%) Intel Security
3 1 (0.63%) Juniper
3 1 (0.63%) LogRhythm
3 1 (0.63%) Splunk
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