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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 835 873 912
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 71 63 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.063% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.066% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 44 52 38
Median salary £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £62,500 £61,750
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £85,500 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
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
88589 95961 107799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.33% 96.50% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 75325 79658 89090
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £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 31 May 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 31 May 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
South East +41 25 £87,750 -5.13%
London -7 21 £85,000 -3.95% 1
West Midlands +3 14 £90,000 +18.03%
South West +6 4 £51,617 -41.00%
Yorkshire - 4 £78,875 -
East of England +24 3 £78,750 -14.86%
East Midlands +4 1 £55,000 -12.00%
Head of Security
UK

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 108 (80.00%) Information Security
2 75 (55.56%) CISSP
3 70 (51.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (48.89%) Risk Management
5 61 (45.19%) CISM
6 51 (37.78%) Management Information System
7 49 (36.30%) Security Management
8 43 (31.85%) Finance
9 40 (29.63%) Information Security Management
10 30 (22.22%) CISA
11 28 (20.74%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (17.78%) PCI DSS
13 23 (17.04%) ISMS
13 23 (17.04%) Network Security
14 19 (14.07%) Risk Assessment
15 17 (12.59%) Data Protection
16 16 (11.85%) Business Continuity
16 16 (11.85%) Retail
17 15 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
17 15 (11.11%) IT Audit
18 14 (10.37%) Penetration Testing
18 14 (10.37%) Project Management
19 13 (9.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 13 (9.63%) Security Architecture
20 12 (8.89%) Degree
21 11 (8.15%) Disaster Recovery
21 11 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
21 11 (8.15%) ITIL
22 9 (6.67%) Windows
22 9 (6.67%) Incident Management

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 2 (1.48%) Apache
2 1 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.04%) Network Security
2 7 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (4.44%) Firewall
4 4 (2.96%) SAN
5 3 (2.22%) VoIP
6 2 (1.48%) MPLS
6 2 (1.48%) SSL
6 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.48%) VPN
7 1 (0.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.22%) Big Data
2 2 (1.48%) GIS
2 2 (1.48%) MySQL
2 2 (1.48%) Redis
3 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) AppScan
General
1 43 (31.85%) Finance
2 16 (11.85%) Retail
3 8 (5.93%) Banking
3 8 (5.93%) Law
4 7 (5.19%) Legal
5 5 (3.70%) Automotive
6 4 (2.96%) Games
7 2 (1.48%) Marketing
7 2 (1.48%) Publishing
7 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.22%) LAMP
2 2 (1.48%) .NET
2 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.48%) beanstalkd
2 2 (1.48%) COM
2 2 (1.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (37.78%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.93%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.48%) CESG
6 2 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.48%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.48%) NHS
6 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.74%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.67%) Windows
2 3 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (80.00%) Information Security
2 66 (48.89%) Risk Management
3 49 (36.30%) Security Management
4 40 (29.63%) Information Security Management
5 28 (20.74%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (17.04%) ISMS
7 19 (14.07%) Risk Assessment
8 17 (12.59%) Data Protection
9 16 (11.85%) Business Continuity
10 15 (11.11%) IT Audit
11 14 (10.37%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (10.37%) Project Management
12 13 (9.63%) Security Architecture
12 13 (9.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 11 (8.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (8.15%) ITIL
13 11 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (6.67%) Incident Management
14 9 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
15 7 (5.19%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.22%) PHP
2 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.48%) Python
3 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (55.56%) CISSP
2 61 (45.19%) CISM
3 30 (22.22%) CISA
4 12 (8.89%) Degree
5 4 (2.96%) CEH
5 4 (2.96%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (2.96%) ISACA
6 3 (2.22%) CLAS
6 3 (2.22%) GIAC
7 2 (1.48%) CCNA
7 2 (1.48%) CCSA
7 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.48%) GCIA
7 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.48%) SANS
8 1 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.74%) IISP
8 1 (0.74%) IRCA
8 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.74%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (51.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (17.78%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.67%) ISO27002
4 5 (3.70%) COBIT
5 3 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.48%) SLA
7 1 (0.74%) COSO
7 1 (0.74%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) Puppet
2 2 (1.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.48%) HP Fortify
2 2 (1.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.48%) QRadar
2 2 (1.48%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.74%) Ansible
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (3.70%) Cisco
1 5 (3.70%) Juniper
2 3 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.48%) AlienVault
3 2 (1.48%) ArcSight
3 2 (1.48%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.48%) Intel Security
3 2 (1.48%) LogRhythm
3 2 (1.48%) Splunk
4 1 (0.74%) Fortinet
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