The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Security
Rank 622 611 634
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 7 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.015% 0.011% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.012% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 10
Average salary £67,500 £105,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £76,200 £64,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £108,000 £94,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £60,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Head of Information Security
England

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
43289 41874 48462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.43% 93.48% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 36157 35150 42053
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) BCP
5 3 (25.00%) Service Management
5 3 (25.00%) CISA
5 3 (25.00%) CISM
5 3 (25.00%) CISSP
5 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (16.67%) Banking
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Operations Management
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 1 (8.33%) MBA
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) UNIX
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) Linux
7 1 (8.33%) Python
7 1 (8.33%) ERP
7 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (8.33%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) DMZ
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
1 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) iGaming
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) BCP
4 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Operations Management
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Information Management
6 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (8.33%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
1 3 (25.00%) CISA
1 3 (25.00%) CISM
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) COBIT
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat