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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 775 792 820
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 71 56 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.057% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.060% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 59 42 20
Average salary £85,000 £80,000 £82,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £74,000
10% offered a salary of more than £107,500 £104,000 £87,750
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £62,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -26.47%
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
92746 92860 91869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.83% 94.46% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 77029 75604 78139
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +68 53 £80,000 -20.00% 3
South East -24 7 £85,000 +41.66% 1
East of England +4 3 £107,500 +7.50%
Yorkshire -10 3 £85,000 +6.25%
South West -26 3 - -
East Midlands +16 2 £62,500 +19.04%
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 96 (64.43%) Information Security
2 59 (39.60%) Finance
3 56 (37.58%) CISM
4 54 (36.24%) CISSP
5 43 (28.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 42 (28.19%) CISA
7 37 (24.83%) Risk Management
8 32 (21.48%) Cyber Security
9 24 (16.11%) ITIL
10 21 (14.09%) Firewall
11 19 (12.75%) Games
11 19 (12.75%) Degree
12 18 (12.08%) Penetration Testing
13 17 (11.41%) Security Management
14 16 (10.74%) Management Information System
14 16 (10.74%) Marketing
14 16 (10.74%) PCI DSS
15 15 (10.07%) Network Security
16 14 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (9.40%) TCP/IP
16 14 (9.40%) Active Directory
17 13 (8.72%) Cisco
17 13 (8.72%) Perl
17 13 (8.72%) Python
17 13 (8.72%) MBA
17 13 (8.72%) DMZ
17 13 (8.72%) Risk Assessment
17 13 (8.72%) Computer Science
17 13 (8.72%) Bash Shell
18 12 (8.05%) iGaming

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 4 (2.68%) IIS
2 2 (1.34%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) SaaS
2 2 (1.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.09%) Firewall
2 15 (10.07%) Network Security
3 14 (9.40%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.72%) DMZ
5 2 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.34%) NFC
5 2 (1.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
1 3 (2.01%) Big Data
1 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.01%) Hadoop
1 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 59 (39.60%) Finance
2 19 (12.75%) Games
3 16 (10.74%) Marketing
4 12 (8.05%) iGaming
5 10 (6.71%) Banking
6 9 (6.04%) Legal
7 7 (4.70%) Advertising
8 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
8 6 (4.03%) Law
9 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 3 (2.01%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.67%) Publishing
11 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.67%) .NET
1 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.74%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.72%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.04%) Performance Metrics
4 6 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.36%) Video on Demand
5 5 (3.36%) iDTV
6 2 (1.34%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.34%) Open Source
6 2 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.34%) Social Network
6 2 (1.34%) EMV
6 2 (1.34%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.04%) UNIX
1 9 (6.04%) Linux
2 8 (5.37%) Windows
3 7 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.34%) Android
4 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (64.43%) Information Security
2 37 (24.83%) Risk Management
3 32 (21.48%) Cyber Security
4 24 (16.11%) ITIL
5 18 (12.08%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (11.41%) Security Management
7 14 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (8.72%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (8.05%) E-Commerce
10 11 (7.38%) Change Management
11 10 (6.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (6.71%) IT Governance
11 10 (6.71%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (6.04%) Business Continuity
12 9 (6.04%) Data Protection
12 9 (6.04%) Product Management
13 8 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (5.37%) Information Assurance
13 8 (5.37%) Incident Management
13 8 (5.37%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.72%) Perl
1 13 (8.72%) Python
1 13 (8.72%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.01%) SQL
3 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (37.58%) CISM
2 54 (36.24%) CISSP
3 42 (28.19%) CISA
4 19 (12.75%) Degree
5 13 (8.72%) MBA
6 6 (4.03%) CRISC
7 5 (3.36%) CEH
8 3 (2.01%) MCSE
8 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.01%) CGEIT
8 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.34%) CISMP
9 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.67%) ISEB
10 1 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (28.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (10.74%) PCI DSS
3 10 (6.71%) COBIT
4 7 (4.70%) QA
5 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (2.01%) Data Quality
6 3 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.34%) BS7799
8 1 (0.67%) GPG13
8 1 (0.67%) COSO
System Software
1 14 (9.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (8.72%) Cisco
2 9 (6.04%) Juniper
2 9 (6.04%) CheckPoint
3 7 (4.70%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.01%) Splunk
4 3 (2.01%) Oracle
4 3 (2.01%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.01%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.34%) Sourcefire
5 2 (1.34%) Ab Initio
5 2 (1.34%) Symantec
5 2 (1.34%) CA
6 1 (0.67%) Twitter
6 1 (0.67%) Hyperion
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