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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 831 828 809
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 44 62 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.058% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.061% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 41 44 42
Average salary £75,000 £80,000 £74,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +7.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £63,750 £58,250
10% offered a salary of more than £120,000 £91,250 £108,500
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £80,000 £74,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.38%
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
97370 101347 93701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.19% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81930 82728 78452
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +28 35 £75,750 +12.22% 2
South East -8 4 £71,250 -13.63% 1
East of England +6 2 £66,250 -8.62%
East Midlands -3 2 £86,250 +64.28%
North West +6 1 £85,000 +13.33% 2
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 86 (81.13%) Information Security
2 41 (38.68%) Finance
3 37 (34.91%) CISSP
4 34 (32.08%) CISM
5 27 (25.47%) Security Management
6 23 (21.70%) Risk Management
6 23 (21.70%) ITIL
7 21 (19.81%) PCI DSS
8 20 (18.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (18.87%) COBIT
9 19 (17.92%) Data Protection
9 19 (17.92%) Information Security Management
10 17 (16.04%) Management Information System
10 17 (16.04%) Cyber Security
11 16 (15.09%) CISA
12 15 (14.15%) Degree
13 14 (13.21%) Data Security
14 12 (11.32%) Legal
15 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (8.49%) ISMS
15 9 (8.49%) Security Architecture
15 9 (8.49%) IT Governance
16 8 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
16 8 (7.55%) Identity Management
16 8 (7.55%) Telecoms
16 8 (7.55%) Line Management
17 7 (6.60%) Business Continuity
17 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
17 7 (6.60%) Strategic Planning

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (3.77%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.72%) Firewall
3 4 (3.77%) DMZ
4 3 (2.83%) Network Security
5 2 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) Big Data
2 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
General
1 41 (38.68%) Finance
2 12 (11.32%) Legal
3 8 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.72%) Banking
4 5 (4.72%) Retail
5 4 (3.77%) Law
5 4 (3.77%) Marketing
6 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Games
7 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.94%) Online Betting
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.04%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.72%) Freedom of Information
2 5 (4.72%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.94%) Social Media
5 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.89%) Windows
2 1 (0.94%) Linux
2 1 (0.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (81.13%) Information Security
2 27 (25.47%) Security Management
3 23 (21.70%) ITIL
3 23 (21.70%) Risk Management
4 19 (17.92%) Information Security Management
4 19 (17.92%) Data Protection
5 17 (16.04%) Cyber Security
6 14 (13.21%) Data Security
7 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (8.49%) IT Governance
7 9 (8.49%) Security Architecture
7 9 (8.49%) ISMS
8 8 (7.55%) Line Management
8 8 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (7.55%) Identity Management
9 7 (6.60%) Strategic Planning
9 7 (6.60%) Business Continuity
9 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
9 7 (6.60%) Security Testing
10 6 (5.66%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.77%) Perl
1 4 (3.77%) Python
1 4 (3.77%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (34.91%) CISSP
2 34 (32.08%) CISM
3 16 (15.09%) CISA
4 15 (14.15%) Degree
5 6 (5.66%) CRISC
6 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) CCSP
7 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.89%) MBA
7 2 (1.89%) CEH
7 2 (1.89%) ISSAP
7 2 (1.89%) ISSEP
8 1 (0.94%) ISSMP
8 1 (0.94%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.81%) PCI DSS
2 20 (18.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (18.87%) COBIT
3 5 (4.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.89%) COSO
6 1 (0.94%) BS25999
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (1.89%) Cisco
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft
1 2 (1.89%) Clearswift
1 2 (1.89%) BT
1 2 (1.89%) Ab Initio
1 2 (1.89%) Sourcefire
2 1 (0.94%) Splunk
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle
2 1 (0.94%) Sybase
2 1 (0.94%) VMware
2 1 (0.94%) Tripwire
2 1 (0.94%) Citrix
2 1 (0.94%) Symantec
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