The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of 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 Security in their job title over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 591 611 607
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 52 19 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.040% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.043% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 47 17 20
Average salary £80,000 £92,500 £82,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.51% +12.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £66,000 £75,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £107,000 £115,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Head of 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
41382 44337 42616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.67% 93.92% 94.05%
Number of salaries quoted 34926 36524 36097
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 £32,000 £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 Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Head of Security Jobs Demand Trend in London

Head of Security
Salary Trend in London

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

Head of Security Salary Trend in London

Head of Security
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Security across the London region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in London

Head of 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 Security within the London region over the 3 months to 1 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
(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 +35 25 £83,000 -24.54% 2
Canary Wharf - 2 £75,000 -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 71 (73.20%) Information Security
2 43 (44.33%) CISSP
3 40 (41.24%) CISM
4 35 (36.08%) Finance
5 34 (35.05%) CISA
6 26 (26.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (26.80%) Cyber Security
7 21 (21.65%) Risk Management
8 20 (20.62%) Firewall
9 19 (19.59%) ITIL
9 19 (19.59%) Degree
10 18 (18.56%) Games
11 16 (16.49%) TCP/IP
11 16 (16.49%) Active Directory
12 15 (15.46%) Perl
12 15 (15.46%) Python
12 15 (15.46%) DMZ
12 15 (15.46%) Bash Shell
13 14 (14.43%) Security Management
14 13 (13.40%) MBA
14 13 (13.40%) Computer Science
14 13 (13.40%) Software Delivery
15 12 (12.37%) Management Information System
15 12 (12.37%) COBIT
15 12 (12.37%) iGaming
16 11 (11.34%) Change Management
16 11 (11.34%) Vulnerability Management
17 10 (10.31%) Risk Assessment
17 10 (10.31%) Banking
17 10 (10.31%) Penetration Testing

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 (2.06%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) SaaS
2 2 (2.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.62%) Firewall
2 16 (16.49%) TCP/IP
3 15 (15.46%) DMZ
4 8 (8.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.12%) Network Security
6 3 (3.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (3.09%) Hadoop
1 3 (3.09%) Big Data
1 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
General
1 35 (36.08%) Finance
2 18 (18.56%) Games
3 12 (12.37%) iGaming
4 10 (10.31%) Banking
5 9 (9.28%) Legal
6 6 (6.19%) Advertising
6 6 (6.19%) Marketing
7 3 (3.09%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.06%) Law
9 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.03%) Publishing
9 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.03%) .NET
1 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.37%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.15%) Video on Demand
3 5 (5.15%) iDTV
4 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.06%) Social Network
5 2 (2.06%) Open Source
6 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.28%) UNIX
1 9 (9.28%) Windows
2 8 (8.25%) Linux
3 7 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (73.20%) Information Security
2 26 (26.80%) Cyber Security
3 21 (21.65%) Risk Management
4 19 (19.59%) ITIL
5 14 (14.43%) Security Management
6 13 (13.40%) Software Delivery
7 11 (11.34%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (11.34%) Change Management
8 10 (10.31%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (10.31%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (8.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (6.19%) IT Governance
10 6 (6.19%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.19%) Service Management
10 6 (6.19%) Information Security Management
10 6 (6.19%) Data Security
10 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (5.15%) Project Management
11 5 (5.15%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.46%) Perl
1 15 (15.46%) Python
1 15 (15.46%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.12%) SQL
3 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (44.33%) CISSP
2 40 (41.24%) CISM
3 34 (35.05%) CISA
4 19 (19.59%) Degree
5 13 (13.40%) MBA
6 9 (9.28%) CRISC
7 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.09%) MCSE
8 2 (2.06%) CISMP
9 1 (1.03%) ISEB
9 1 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.03%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (26.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (12.37%) COBIT
3 7 (7.22%) QA
4 4 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (3.09%) Data Quality
5 3 (3.09%) PCI DSS
6 2 (2.06%) BS7799
6 2 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.03%) COSO
System Software
1 16 (16.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (7.22%) Red Hat
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle
4 3 (3.09%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.09%) Sourcefire
5 2 (2.06%) Clearswift
5 2 (2.06%) Ab Initio
5 2 (2.06%) Cisco
5 2 (2.06%) CA
6 1 (1.03%) Symantec
6 1 (1.03%) Sybase
6 1 (1.03%) Splunk
6 1 (1.03%) Twitter
London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £100,000 to £150,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Banking Benefi
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Robert Walters - Stagecoach Group
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
CISCO SYSTEMS LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago