The first table below looks at the demand for the Head of Information Security role in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Information Security in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Security
Rank 631 601 620
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 5 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.010% 0.018% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.019% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 12
Average salary £67,500 £81,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.17% +16.42%
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £90,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
Job Titles Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44626 41400 48462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.29% 93.52% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 37463 34618 42150
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Head of Information Security
England

Head of Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Information Security in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 1 August 2014.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in London

Head of Information Security
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
Bromley - 3 £67,500 -
Head of Information Security
England

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the London region that cited Head of Information 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 Information Security in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) BCP
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Operations Management
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) CISA
5 2 (20.00%) CISM
5 2 (20.00%) CISSP
6 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (10.00%) DMZ
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) MBA
6 1 (10.00%) UNIX
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Python
6 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (10.00%) Firewall

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the London region that cited Head of Information 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 Information Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (10.00%) DMZ
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) iGaming
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) BCP
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Operations Management
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Data Security
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) Information Management
5 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) CISA
1 2 (20.00%) CISM
1 2 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) COBIT
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat