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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 830 875 916
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 79 69 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.066% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.068% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 57 54 37
Average salary £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,400 £64,750 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £95,000 £102,000
UK excluding London average salary £87,750 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+3.23% +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
93119 101042 107544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.53% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 79018 83306 88027
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the England region over the 3 months to 1 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
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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 +6 33 £95,000 +11.11% 3
South East +24 24 £85,500 -7.56% 1
West Midlands - 12 £90,000 -
South West -12 4 £51,617 -41.00%
East of England +17 3 £80,000 -13.51%
Yorkshire - 3 £95,000 - 2
East Midlands +10 1 - -
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 111 (79.86%) Information Security
2 84 (60.43%) CISSP
3 69 (49.64%) CISM
4 67 (48.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 62 (44.60%) Risk Management
6 56 (40.29%) Security Management
7 52 (37.41%) Management Information System
8 45 (32.37%) Finance
9 39 (28.06%) Information Security Management
10 32 (23.02%) CISA
11 26 (18.71%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (17.99%) PCI DSS
13 23 (16.55%) ISMS
14 19 (13.67%) Network Security
14 19 (13.67%) Risk Assessment
15 17 (12.23%) Data Protection
16 16 (11.51%) Penetration Testing
16 16 (11.51%) IT Audit
17 15 (10.79%) Retail
17 15 (10.79%) Project Management
18 14 (10.07%) Windows
18 14 (10.07%) Business Continuity
19 13 (9.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 13 (9.35%) Vulnerability Management
20 12 (8.63%) ITIL
20 12 (8.63%) Juniper
20 12 (8.63%) Cisco
20 12 (8.63%) Disaster Recovery
20 12 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
21 11 (7.91%) SAN

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 2 (1.44%) Apache
2 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.91%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.67%) Network Security
2 11 (7.91%) SAN
3 5 (3.60%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.88%) Firewall
5 3 (2.16%) Internet
5 3 (2.16%) VoIP
6 2 (1.44%) MPLS
6 2 (1.44%) SSL
6 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.44%) VPN
7 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.44%) Big Data
1 2 (1.44%) MySQL
1 2 (1.44%) Redis
2 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) AppScan
General
1 45 (32.37%) Finance
2 15 (10.79%) Retail
3 10 (7.19%) Banking
4 6 (4.32%) Legal
5 5 (3.60%) Automotive
5 5 (3.60%) Law
6 4 (2.88%) Marketing
7 2 (1.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.16%) LAMP
2 2 (1.44%) .NET
2 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.44%) beanstalkd
2 2 (1.44%) COM
2 2 (1.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (37.41%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.32%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.88%) CESG
3 4 (2.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.88%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.44%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.44%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.44%) NHS
5 2 (1.44%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.72%) Derivative
6 1 (0.72%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.07%) Windows
2 6 (4.32%) Linux
3 2 (1.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (79.86%) Information Security
2 62 (44.60%) Risk Management
3 56 (40.29%) Security Management
4 39 (28.06%) Information Security Management
5 26 (18.71%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (16.55%) ISMS
7 19 (13.67%) Risk Assessment
8 17 (12.23%) Data Protection
9 16 (11.51%) IT Audit
9 16 (11.51%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (10.79%) Project Management
11 14 (10.07%) Business Continuity
12 13 (9.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (9.35%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (8.63%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (8.63%) ITIL
13 12 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (5.76%) Incident Management
14 8 (5.76%) Information Assurance
14 8 (5.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.16%) PHP
2 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.44%) Python
3 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 84 (60.43%) CISSP
2 69 (49.64%) CISM
3 32 (23.02%) CISA
4 10 (7.19%) Degree
5 5 (3.60%) CEH
6 4 (2.88%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (2.88%) GIAC
7 3 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.16%) CRISC
7 3 (2.16%) ISACA
8 2 (1.44%) CCNA
8 2 (1.44%) CCSA
8 2 (1.44%) CLAS
8 2 (1.44%) GCIA
8 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.44%) MBA
8 2 (1.44%) SANS
8 2 (1.44%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.72%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.72%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (48.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (17.99%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.32%) ISO27002
4 5 (3.60%) COBIT
5 4 (2.88%) ISO 9001
5 4 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.16%) ISO22301
7 2 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.44%) SLA
8 1 (0.72%) COSO
8 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Puppet
2 2 (1.44%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.44%) HP Fortify
2 2 (1.44%) QRadar
2 2 (1.44%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.72%) Ansible
3 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (8.63%) Cisco
1 12 (8.63%) Juniper
2 4 (2.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.44%) AlienVault
3 2 (1.44%) ArcSight
3 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.44%) Fortinet
3 2 (1.44%) Intel Security
3 2 (1.44%) LogRhythm
3 2 (1.44%) Splunk
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