The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the London region that had Head of Information Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Security
England / London
Rank 558 631 621
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 20 5 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.060% 0.012% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.013% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 25
Median salary £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £63,450 £63,000
10% offered a salary of more than £129,000 £105,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £68,750 £85,500 £102,500
% change year-on-year
-19.59% -16.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
31885 39563 39927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.70% 96.16% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 26994 34106 33770
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Head of Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region that featured Head of Information Security in the job title.

Head of Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in London

Head of Information Security
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Information Security across the London region.

Head of Information Security Salary Trend in London

Head of Information Security
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Information Security across the London region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in London

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Head of Information 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 London region featuring Head of Information Security in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) Information Security
2 20 (46.51%) CISSP
2 20 (46.51%) CISM
2 20 (46.51%) Finance
3 15 (34.88%) GIAC
3 15 (34.88%) Degree
4 14 (32.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (25.58%) Windows
6 10 (23.26%) Risk Management
6 10 (23.26%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (23.26%) Data Protection
7 9 (20.93%) CISA
7 9 (20.93%) Firewall
8 8 (18.60%) Identity Management
8 8 (18.60%) PCI DSS
8 8 (18.60%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (18.60%) Security Operations
9 7 (16.28%) SIEM
9 7 (16.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (16.28%) Change Management
9 7 (16.28%) Security Management
9 7 (16.28%) Linux
9 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
9 7 (16.28%) WAN
9 7 (16.28%) Banking
10 6 (13.95%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (11.63%) Data Loss Prevention
11 5 (11.63%) Regulatory Compliance
11 5 (11.63%) Line Management
11 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Firewall
2 7 (16.28%) WAN
3 4 (9.30%) DNS
3 4 (9.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (9.30%) LAN
3 4 (9.30%) Network Security
3 4 (9.30%) SMTP
3 4 (9.30%) SSL
3 4 (9.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Big Data
1 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Games
4 3 (6.98%) Retail
5 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Middleware
1 3 (6.98%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) CESG
3 1 (2.33%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (23.26%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (23.26%) Data Protection
2 10 (23.26%) Risk Management
3 8 (18.60%) Identity Management
3 8 (18.60%) Security Operations
3 8 (18.60%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 7 (16.28%) Change Management
4 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
4 7 (16.28%) Security Management
4 7 (16.28%) SIEM
5 6 (13.95%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.63%) Data Loss Prevention
6 5 (11.63%) Information Security Management
6 5 (11.63%) Line Management
6 5 (11.63%) Regulatory Compliance
7 4 (9.30%) DDoS Mitigation
7 4 (9.30%) Peer-to-Peer Lending
7 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) CISM
1 20 (46.51%) CISSP
2 15 (34.88%) Degree
2 15 (34.88%) GIAC
3 9 (20.93%) CISA
4 4 (9.30%) CEH
4 4 (9.30%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (9.30%) CSSLP
4 4 (9.30%) SANS
4 4 (9.30%) Security+ Certification
4 4 (9.30%) SSCP
5 3 (6.98%) GISF
5 3 (6.98%) GSEC
6 2 (4.65%) CRISC
7 1 (2.33%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (32.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (18.60%) PCI DSS
3 7 (16.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.33%) BS7799
4 1 (2.33%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (6.98%) Nessus
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Aveksa
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco
2 3 (6.98%) CyberArk
2 3 (6.98%) Intel Security
2 3 (6.98%) Palo Alto
2 3 (6.98%) Splunk
2 3 (6.98%) Symantec