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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Security
UK / England
Rank 750 848 866
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 72 49 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.052% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.054% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 58 39 57
Median salary £83,750 £75,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £59,500 £67,500
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £111,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%

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
76013 90271 93167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.46% 96.52% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 63587 76564 78024
Median salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 40 £90,000 -10.00% 2
South East +57 10 £82,500 +52.07% 3
West Midlands +10 8 £80,000 -15.78%
North West -10 7 £75,000 +42.85% 2
East Midlands +17 6 £70,000 -
East of England - 1 £70,000 -
Head of Security
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 118 (69.82%) Information Security
2 77 (45.56%) Finance
3 72 (42.60%) CISSP
4 65 (38.46%) CISM
5 48 (28.40%) Security Architecture
6 47 (27.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 46 (27.22%) Risk Management
8 40 (23.67%) CISA
9 39 (23.08%) Security Operations
10 38 (22.49%) PCI DSS
11 37 (21.89%) Cybersecurity
12 29 (17.16%) Identity Management
13 26 (15.38%) Management Information System
13 26 (15.38%) Network Security
13 26 (15.38%) Degree
13 26 (15.38%) Line Management
14 25 (14.79%) SIEM
14 25 (14.79%) Data Centre
15 24 (14.20%) Firewall
15 24 (14.20%) Service Delivery
15 24 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (13.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 22 (13.02%) COBIT
17 22 (13.02%) Risk Assessment
17 22 (13.02%) Identity Access Management
17 22 (13.02%) Security Operations Centre
17 22 (13.02%) Data Loss Prevention
18 20 (11.83%) Vulnerability Management
18 20 (11.83%) ITIL
19 18 (10.65%) Data Protection

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:

Applications
1 4 (2.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.78%) Office 365
2 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.38%) Network Security
2 24 (14.20%) Firewall
3 9 (5.33%) WAN
4 8 (4.73%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.96%) DNS
5 5 (2.96%) LAN
5 5 (2.96%) SMTP
5 5 (2.96%) SSL
5 5 (2.96%) Wireless
6 4 (2.37%) Internet
7 1 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.59%) MPLS
7 1 (0.59%) VoIP
7 1 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.14%) Big Data
2 5 (2.96%) Relational Database
General
1 77 (45.56%) Finance
2 11 (6.51%) Banking
3 5 (2.96%) Games
3 5 (2.96%) Legal
3 5 (2.96%) Retail
4 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.37%) Middleware
2 3 (1.78%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 25 (14.79%) Data Centre
3 22 (13.02%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (7.10%) CESG
5 9 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.73%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.96%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.18%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.18%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.59%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.59%) Fintech
10 1 (0.59%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.59%) IPTV
10 1 (0.59%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.59%) PKI
10 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.06%) Windows
2 9 (5.33%) Linux
3 5 (2.96%) Unix
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.59%) Android
5 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (69.82%) Information Security
2 48 (28.40%) Security Architecture
3 46 (27.22%) Risk Management
4 39 (23.08%) Security Operations
5 37 (21.89%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (17.16%) Identity Management
7 26 (15.38%) Line Management
8 25 (14.79%) SIEM
9 24 (14.20%) Service Delivery
9 24 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (13.02%) Data Loss Prevention
10 22 (13.02%) Identity Access Management
10 22 (13.02%) Risk Assessment
11 20 (11.83%) ITIL
11 20 (11.83%) Vulnerability Management
12 18 (10.65%) Data Protection
13 17 (10.06%) Change Management
13 17 (10.06%) Database Security
14 16 (9.47%) Internal Audit
15 15 (8.88%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.92%) C
2 1 (0.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 72 (42.60%) CISSP
2 65 (38.46%) CISM
3 40 (23.67%) CISA
4 26 (15.38%) Degree
5 16 (9.47%) GIAC
6 14 (8.28%) CRISC
7 6 (3.55%) CEH
8 4 (2.37%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (2.37%) CSSLP
8 4 (2.37%) SANS
8 4 (2.37%) Security+ Certification
8 4 (2.37%) SSCP
9 3 (1.78%) GISF
9 3 (1.78%) GSEC
9 3 (1.78%) ISSMP
10 2 (1.18%) IRCA
10 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.59%) CLAS
11 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (27.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (22.49%) PCI DSS
3 23 (13.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 22 (13.02%) COBIT
5 7 (4.14%) BS7799
6 6 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (2.96%) QA
8 3 (1.78%) ISO 9001
9 2 (1.18%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (1.78%) Nessus
1 3 (1.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (3.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.96%) Cisco
3 3 (1.78%) Aveksa
3 3 (1.78%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (1.78%) Intel Security
3 3 (1.78%) Palo Alto
3 3 (1.78%) Splunk
3 3 (1.78%) Symantec
4 1 (0.59%) F5
4 1 (0.59%) Forcepoint
4 1 (0.59%) Intel
4 1 (0.59%) Juniper
4 1 (0.59%) Stonesoft
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