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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 799 844 828
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 69 57 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.052% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.054% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 54 37 33
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 £64,750 £52,500 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £102,000 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £80,000 £83,750
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.47%
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
98006 104685 98144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.59% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80950 85693 82553
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,988
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +55 43 £85,000 -15.00% 6
South East +16 11 £92,500 +13.84%
North West - 6 £85,000 -
East Midlands +6 4 £62,500 +19.04%
South West - 4 £90,000 - 2
East of England - 1 £92,500 -
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (68.31%) Information Security
2 57 (40.14%) CISM
3 54 (38.03%) Finance
4 52 (36.62%) CISSP
5 39 (27.46%) CISA
6 37 (26.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 34 (23.94%) Cyber Security
8 33 (23.24%) Risk Management
9 28 (19.72%) ITIL
10 22 (15.49%) Security Management
11 20 (14.08%) Firewall
11 20 (14.08%) Management Information System
12 19 (13.38%) Degree
13 17 (11.97%) COBIT
13 17 (11.97%) TCP/IP
13 17 (11.97%) Active Directory
14 16 (11.27%) DMZ
14 16 (11.27%) Perl
14 16 (11.27%) Python
14 16 (11.27%) Games
14 16 (11.27%) Bash Shell
15 14 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
15 14 (9.86%) PCI DSS
16 13 (9.15%) Computer Science
16 13 (9.15%) IT Governance
16 13 (9.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 13 (9.15%) MBA
16 13 (9.15%) Change Management
16 13 (9.15%) Software Delivery
17 12 (8.45%) iGaming

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (1.41%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.11%) SaaS
2 2 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.08%) Firewall
2 17 (11.97%) TCP/IP
3 16 (11.27%) DMZ
4 8 (5.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (4.93%) Network Security
6 3 (2.11%) Internet
7 1 (0.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.82%) Big Data
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.11%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (2.11%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
General
1 54 (38.03%) Finance
2 16 (11.27%) Games
3 12 (8.45%) iGaming
4 11 (7.75%) Legal
5 9 (6.34%) Banking
5 9 (6.34%) Marketing
6 8 (5.63%) Telecoms
7 6 (4.23%) Advertising
8 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.11%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.41%) Law
9 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.70%) Retail
10 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) .NET
1 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.08%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.15%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.52%) Video on Demand
4 5 (3.52%) iDTV
5 4 (2.82%) BYOD
6 2 (1.41%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.41%) Social Network
6 2 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.70%) Open Source
7 1 (0.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.34%) Windows
2 8 (5.63%) UNIX
3 7 (4.93%) Linux
3 7 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (68.31%) Information Security
2 34 (23.94%) Cyber Security
3 33 (23.24%) Risk Management
4 28 (19.72%) ITIL
5 22 (15.49%) Security Management
6 14 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
7 13 (9.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 13 (9.15%) IT Governance
7 13 (9.15%) Change Management
7 13 (9.15%) Software Delivery
8 12 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.75%) Information Security Management
9 11 (7.75%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (7.04%) Data Security
11 9 (6.34%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (5.63%) SIEM
12 8 (5.63%) Data Protection
12 8 (5.63%) E-Commerce
13 7 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.27%) Perl
1 16 (11.27%) Python
1 16 (11.27%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.82%) SQL
3 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (40.14%) CISM
2 52 (36.62%) CISSP
3 39 (27.46%) CISA
4 19 (13.38%) Degree
5 13 (9.15%) MBA
6 11 (7.75%) CRISC
7 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.11%) CGEIT
7 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.11%) MCSE
8 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.41%) CISMP
9 1 (0.70%) ISACA
9 1 (0.70%) ISEB
9 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.70%) CEH
9 1 (0.70%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (26.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (11.97%) COBIT
3 14 (9.86%) PCI DSS
4 7 (4.93%) QA
5 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (2.11%) Data Quality
6 3 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.41%) BS7799
8 1 (0.70%) GPG13
8 1 (0.70%) FISMA
8 1 (0.70%) COSO
System Software
1 17 (11.97%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (5.63%) Cisco
2 7 (4.93%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle
5 3 (2.11%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.41%) Juniper
6 2 (1.41%) CA
6 2 (1.41%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.41%) Clearswift
6 2 (1.41%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.41%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.41%) Splunk
7 1 (0.70%) Twitter
7 1 (0.70%) Sybase
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