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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Security
Rank 598 625 609
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 28 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.065% 0.011% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.012% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 25 4 14
Average salary £80,000 £85,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £74,500 £75,000
10% offered a salary of more than £98,000 £88,500 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £52,500 -
% change year-on-year
+61.90% -
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
40405 43045 41456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.70% 93.90% 94.08%
Number of salaries quoted 34072 35461 35117
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 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
(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
City of London +15 12 £84,000 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £75,000 -
Head of Information Security
England

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 46 (100.00%) Information Security
2 19 (41.30%) Finance
3 18 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (32.61%) Risk Management
5 12 (26.09%) CISSP
5 12 (26.09%) CISM
6 10 (21.74%) Management Information System
6 10 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (19.57%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (19.57%) CISA
8 8 (17.39%) Firewall
8 8 (17.39%) Cyber Security
9 7 (15.22%) Games
9 7 (15.22%) Banking
10 5 (10.87%) Degree
10 5 (10.87%) Service Management
10 5 (10.87%) Project Management
10 5 (10.87%) ITIL
10 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
10 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (8.70%) Investment Management
11 4 (8.70%) CRISC
11 4 (8.70%) Analytics
11 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
11 4 (8.70%) Security Management
12 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (6.52%) Legal
12 3 (6.52%) IT Governance
12 3 (6.52%) Sourcefire

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
2 2 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) Network Security
3 2 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
1 3 (6.52%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
General
1 19 (41.30%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Games
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Legal
4 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Law
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.35%) Social Network
4 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) UNIX
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) Information Security
2 15 (32.61%) Risk Management
3 10 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (19.57%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (17.39%) Cyber Security
6 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
6 5 (10.87%) Project Management
6 5 (10.87%) Service Management
6 5 (10.87%) ITIL
6 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.70%) Security Management
7 4 (8.70%) Investment Management
7 4 (8.70%) Analytics
8 3 (6.52%) Information Governance
8 3 (6.52%) ISMS
8 3 (6.52%) IT Governance
8 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.35%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Perl
1 2 (4.35%) Python
1 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) CISSP
1 12 (26.09%) CISM
2 9 (19.57%) CISA
3 5 (10.87%) Degree
4 4 (8.70%) CRISC
5 1 (2.17%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (6.52%) QA
3 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.35%) COBIT
4 1 (2.17%) BS7799
4 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.17%) COSO
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Sourcefire
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) CA
2 2 (4.35%) Clearswift
2 2 (4.35%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Sybase
3 1 (2.17%) Symantec
3 1 (2.17%) Splunk
London
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London
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago