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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 794 821 832
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 72 59 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.056% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.059% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 60 43 29
Average salary £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £73,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £103,500 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
95668 99324 96326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.56% 94.84%
Number of salaries quoted 79169 81086 81446
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 £66,000 £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 30 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 30 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
(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
London +35 50 £80,000 -13.51% 8
South East +5 11 £92,500 +23.33% 1
South West - 3 - -
East Midlands +7 2 £62,500 +19.04%
Yorkshire -16 2 £85,000 +6.25%
North West - 2 £85,000 - 1
East of England - 2 £100,000 - 1
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 97 (65.10%) Information Security
2 59 (39.60%) Finance
3 58 (38.93%) CISM
4 54 (36.24%) CISSP
5 44 (29.53%) CISA
6 42 (28.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 36 (24.16%) Risk Management
8 35 (23.49%) Cyber Security
9 26 (17.45%) ITIL
10 21 (14.09%) Firewall
11 19 (12.75%) Management Information System
11 19 (12.75%) Games
11 19 (12.75%) Degree
12 17 (11.41%) Security Management
13 16 (10.74%) Active Directory
13 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP
13 16 (10.74%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (10.07%) Perl
14 15 (10.07%) Python
14 15 (10.07%) Change Management
14 15 (10.07%) DMZ
14 15 (10.07%) Bash Shell
15 14 (9.40%) PCI DSS
16 13 (8.72%) COBIT
16 13 (8.72%) Computer Science
16 13 (8.72%) MBA
16 13 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (8.72%) Software Delivery
17 12 (8.05%) iGaming
17 12 (8.05%) Risk Assessment

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 3 (2.01%) IIS
2 2 (1.34%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) SaaS
2 2 (1.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.09%) Firewall
2 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP
3 15 (10.07%) DMZ
4 11 (7.38%) Network Security
5 8 (5.37%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.01%) Internet
7 2 (1.34%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (2.01%) Hadoop
1 3 (2.01%) Big Data
1 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 59 (39.60%) Finance
2 19 (12.75%) Games
3 12 (8.05%) Banking
3 12 (8.05%) Marketing
3 12 (8.05%) iGaming
4 9 (6.04%) Legal
5 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.03%) Law
5 6 (4.03%) Advertising
6 3 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.01%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.67%) .NET
1 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.75%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.72%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.36%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (3.36%) Video on Demand
4 5 (3.36%) iDTV
5 2 (1.34%) EMV
5 2 (1.34%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.34%) Social Network
5 2 (1.34%) Open Source
5 2 (1.34%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.67%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.71%) UNIX
2 9 (6.04%) Windows
2 9 (6.04%) Linux
3 7 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (65.10%) Information Security
2 36 (24.16%) Risk Management
3 35 (23.49%) Cyber Security
4 26 (17.45%) ITIL
5 17 (11.41%) Security Management
6 16 (10.74%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (10.07%) Change Management
8 13 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (8.72%) Software Delivery
9 12 (8.05%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (7.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 11 (7.38%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (6.04%) Data Protection
11 9 (6.04%) SIEM
11 9 (6.04%) IT Governance
12 8 (5.37%) Business Continuity
12 8 (5.37%) E-Commerce
12 8 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (4.70%) Analytics
13 7 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.07%) Perl
1 15 (10.07%) Python
1 15 (10.07%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.68%) SQL
3 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (38.93%) CISM
2 54 (36.24%) CISSP
3 44 (29.53%) CISA
4 19 (12.75%) Degree
5 13 (8.72%) MBA
6 7 (4.70%) CRISC
7 3 (2.01%) CGEIT
7 3 (2.01%) CEH
7 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.01%) MCSE
8 2 (1.34%) CISMP
8 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.34%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (28.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.40%) PCI DSS
3 13 (8.72%) 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%) FISMA
8 1 (0.67%) COSO
System Software
1 16 (10.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (7.38%) Cisco
2 7 (4.70%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.36%) CheckPoint
3 5 (3.36%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.36%) Juniper
4 4 (2.68%) Oracle
5 3 (2.01%) Sourcefire
5 3 (2.01%) Splunk
5 3 (2.01%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.34%) Clearswift
6 2 (1.34%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.34%) CA
7 1 (0.67%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.67%) Sybase
7 1 (0.67%) Symantec
7 1 (0.67%) Twitter
London
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stagecoach Group
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum plus benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
CISCO SYSTEMS LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £75000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago