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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 831 891 884
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 73 48 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.047% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.049% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 51 43 52
Median salary £87,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £64,175 £62,500 £65,250
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £114,000 £89,750
UK excluding London median salary £73,750 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%
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
88424 98706 105739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.44% 96.31% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 75252 82384 86955
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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
London +66 43 £90,000 +15.75% 3
Yorkshire - 9 £62,750 -
South East +19 8 £75,000 +3.44%
East Midlands +5 5 £55,000 -12.00%
West Midlands -5 5 £67,500 -11.47% 2
East of England +37 2 £77,500 +10.71%
South West +9 1 £95,000 +11.76%
North West - 1 £60,000 - 1
Head of Security
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 121 (79.61%) Information Security
2 67 (44.08%) CISSP
3 65 (42.76%) Risk Management
3 65 (42.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (33.55%) Finance
4 51 (33.55%) CISM
5 48 (31.58%) Management Information System
6 47 (30.92%) Cybersecurity
7 40 (26.32%) Security Management
8 38 (25.00%) Information Security Management
9 29 (19.08%) CISA
10 27 (17.76%) Network Security
10 27 (17.76%) PCI DSS
11 25 (16.45%) ISMS
12 23 (15.13%) Security Architecture
13 18 (11.84%) Business Continuity
14 17 (11.18%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (11.18%) IT Audit
15 16 (10.53%) Degree
16 15 (9.87%) Retail
16 15 (9.87%) Legal
17 13 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
17 13 (8.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 13 (8.55%) Incident Management
18 12 (7.89%) ITIL
18 12 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (7.89%) Big Data
19 11 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
19 11 (7.24%) Law
19 11 (7.24%) Risk Assessment

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 4 (2.63%) SAS
2 2 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.18%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.76%) Network Security
2 7 (4.61%) Firewall
3 5 (3.29%) Internet
4 4 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.97%) VoIP
6 2 (1.32%) MPLS
6 2 (1.32%) SSL
6 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.89%) Big Data
2 5 (3.29%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.32%) GIS
3 2 (1.32%) MySQL
3 2 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) AppScan
General
1 51 (33.55%) Finance
2 15 (9.87%) Legal
2 15 (9.87%) Retail
3 11 (7.24%) Law
4 10 (6.58%) Banking
5 8 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.29%) Automotive
7 4 (2.63%) Games
8 3 (1.97%) Marketing
9 2 (1.32%) Publishing
10 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.97%) LAMP
2 2 (1.32%) .NET
2 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.32%) beanstalkd
2 2 (1.32%) COM
2 2 (1.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.58%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.61%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.61%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (3.29%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.97%) CESG
7 2 (1.32%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.32%) NHS
7 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.66%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.66%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.61%) Windows
2 3 (1.97%) Linux
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (79.61%) Information Security
2 65 (42.76%) Risk Management
3 47 (30.92%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (26.32%) Security Management
5 38 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 25 (16.45%) ISMS
7 23 (15.13%) Security Architecture
8 18 (11.84%) Business Continuity
9 17 (11.18%) IT Audit
10 13 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (8.55%) Incident Management
10 13 (8.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 12 (7.89%) ITIL
12 11 (7.24%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (6.58%) Information Security Governance
14 9 (5.92%) Business Continuity Planning
14 9 (5.92%) Data Protection
14 9 (5.92%) Security Operations
14 9 (5.92%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.29%) C
2 3 (1.97%) PHP
3 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (44.08%) CISSP
2 51 (33.55%) CISM
3 29 (19.08%) CISA
4 16 (10.53%) Degree
5 6 (3.95%) ISACA
6 5 (3.29%) CRISC
7 4 (2.63%) CEH
7 4 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (1.97%) CLAS
8 3 (1.97%) SANS
9 2 (1.32%) GCIA
9 2 (1.32%) GIAC
9 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.66%) IRCA
10 1 (0.66%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (42.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (17.76%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.92%) ISO27002
4 7 (4.61%) COBIT
5 6 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.32%) SLA
7 1 (0.66%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.97%) Puppet
2 2 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.32%) HP Fortify
2 2 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.32%) QRadar
3 1 (0.66%) Ansible
3 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.66%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 4 (2.63%) Ab Initio
1 4 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.32%) AlienVault
2 2 (1.32%) ArcSight
2 2 (1.32%) Intel Security
2 2 (1.32%) LogRhythm
2 2 (1.32%) Splunk
3 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.66%) Cisco
3 1 (0.66%) Juniper
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