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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 806 802 826
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 64 54 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.053% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.056% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 46 45 42
Average salary £80,000 £74,750 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.02% -6.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £52,500 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £91,000 £110,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £74,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -6.87%
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
101684 96224 107055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.23% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 83079 80543 92244
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +6 22 £87,500 +17.44% 4
Yorkshire -21 17 £82,500 +37.50% 1
London -26 11 £72,500 -9.37%
East of England - 6 £72,500 - 1
North West -10 5 £75,000 -1.96% 1
West Midlands 0 1 £75,000 -6.25%
East Midlands -18 1 £52,500 -32.69%
North East - 1 £75,000 -
Head of Security
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Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 81 (69.23%) Information Security
2 64 (54.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (37.61%) Risk Management
4 41 (35.04%) CISSP
5 39 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 33 (28.21%) Business Continuity
7 29 (24.79%) Finance
7 29 (24.79%) Security Management
8 27 (23.08%) CISA
9 23 (19.66%) Legal
9 23 (19.66%) PCI DSS
10 21 (17.95%) Risk Assessment
11 18 (15.38%) Information Security Management
11 18 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
12 17 (14.53%) CISM
12 17 (14.53%) ITIL
13 16 (13.68%) Service Delivery
14 13 (11.11%) Information Management
15 12 (10.26%) Degree
15 12 (10.26%) Information Assurance
16 10 (8.55%) Security Cleared
16 10 (8.55%) Penetration Testing
16 10 (8.55%) Data Security
16 10 (8.55%) Cyber Security
17 9 (7.69%) Service Management
17 9 (7.69%) BCP
18 8 (6.84%) B2C
18 8 (6.84%) IT Governance
18 8 (6.84%) Incident Management
19 7 (5.98%) ISO 9001

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (2.56%) Network Security
2 3 (2.56%) Firewall
3 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) VPN
4 1 (0.85%) DMZ
4 1 (0.85%) DVB
4 1 (0.85%) IPsec
4 1 (0.85%) ATM
4 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) Data Mining
General
1 29 (24.79%) Finance
2 23 (19.66%) Legal
3 5 (4.27%) Retail
4 4 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.42%) Banking
5 3 (2.56%) German Language
6 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Games
7 1 (0.85%) Military
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.42%) Life Science
2 4 (3.42%) RMADS
3 2 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.85%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (0.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.71%) UNIX
1 2 (1.71%) Windows
2 1 (0.85%) Linux
2 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
2 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (69.23%) Information Security
2 44 (37.61%) Risk Management
3 33 (28.21%) Business Continuity
4 29 (24.79%) Security Management
5 21 (17.95%) Risk Assessment
6 18 (15.38%) Information Security Management
6 18 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
7 17 (14.53%) ITIL
8 16 (13.68%) Service Delivery
9 13 (11.11%) Information Management
10 12 (10.26%) Information Assurance
11 10 (8.55%) Cyber Security
11 10 (8.55%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (8.55%) Data Security
12 9 (7.69%) Service Management
12 9 (7.69%) BCP
13 8 (6.84%) B2C
13 8 (6.84%) Incident Management
13 8 (6.84%) IT Governance
14 7 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.85%) Perl
1 1 (0.85%) Python
1 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 41 (35.04%) CISSP
2 27 (23.08%) CISA
3 17 (14.53%) CISM
4 12 (10.26%) Degree
5 10 (8.55%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.42%) ISSMP
7 4 (3.42%) IRCA
8 3 (2.56%) ISEB
8 3 (2.56%) GIAC
8 3 (2.56%) GCIH
8 3 (2.56%) GCFA
9 2 (1.71%) MBA
9 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.85%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (54.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (19.66%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.98%) ISO 9001
4 5 (4.27%) COBIT
5 4 (3.42%) GCP
5 4 (3.42%) GMP
5 4 (3.42%) GLP
6 3 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.85%) TickIT
7 1 (0.85%) SLA
7 1 (0.85%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.85%) QA
7 1 (0.85%) WAI
7 1 (0.85%) COSO
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (2.56%) Symantec
1 3 (2.56%) Tripwire
2 2 (1.71%) McAfee
2 2 (1.71%) Cadence
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco
3 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Flexabile for the right candidate
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
NST Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £100,000 to £130,000 per annum generous bonus scheme and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + 20% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Volkswagen
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 26 days ago