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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 601 651 599
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 35 15 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.031% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.033% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 30 11 18
Average salary £77,750 £77,500 £81,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.32% -4.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £67,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £120,000 £93,500 £123,000
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
41271 44993 41469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.31% 93.47% 93.48%
Number of salaries quoted 34981 37795 34683
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 11 £75,000 -19.35% 1
Docklands, London - 1 £79,000 -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (83.12%) Information Security
2 32 (41.56%) Finance
3 25 (32.47%) CISM
3 25 (32.47%) CISSP
4 19 (24.68%) Risk Management
5 18 (23.38%) ITIL
6 17 (22.08%) Security Management
6 17 (22.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (20.78%) Data Protection
8 15 (19.48%) COBIT
8 15 (19.48%) CISA
9 12 (15.58%) Management Information System
9 12 (15.58%) Cyber Security
10 11 (14.29%) Information Security Management
11 10 (12.99%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (12.99%) Degree
12 9 (11.69%) Data Security
12 9 (11.69%) Legal
13 8 (10.39%) Identity Management
13 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
13 8 (10.39%) Line Management
14 7 (9.09%) CRISC
14 7 (9.09%) Security Architecture
14 7 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (9.09%) Banking
14 7 (9.09%) Firewall
14 7 (9.09%) Change Management
15 6 (7.79%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (7.79%) PCI DSS
15 6 (7.79%) Vulnerability Assessment

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.60%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (9.09%) Firewall
3 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.19%) DMZ
5 1 (1.30%) Internet
5 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) Big Data
2 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
General
1 32 (41.56%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Legal
3 7 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Law
5 2 (2.60%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) .NET
1 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.79%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (6.49%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.30%) UNIX
1 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (83.12%) Information Security
2 19 (24.68%) Risk Management
3 18 (23.38%) ITIL
4 17 (22.08%) Security Management
5 16 (20.78%) Data Protection
6 12 (15.58%) Cyber Security
7 11 (14.29%) Information Security Management
8 9 (11.69%) Data Security
9 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
9 8 (10.39%) Identity Management
9 8 (10.39%) Line Management
10 7 (9.09%) Security Architecture
10 7 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (9.09%) Change Management
11 6 (7.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (7.79%) Strategic Planning
12 5 (6.49%) ISMS
12 5 (6.49%) Vulnerability Management
13 4 (5.19%) Business Transformation
13 4 (5.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) Perl
1 4 (5.19%) Python
1 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (32.47%) CISSP
1 25 (32.47%) CISM
2 15 (19.48%) CISA
3 10 (12.99%) Degree
4 7 (9.09%) CRISC
5 1 (1.30%) CCSP
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.30%) MBA
5 1 (1.30%) CEH
5 1 (1.30%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.30%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (19.48%) COBIT
3 6 (7.79%) PCI DSS
4 5 (6.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (6.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.30%) BS7799
5 1 (1.30%) COSO
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (2.60%) Cisco
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.60%) Clearswift
1 2 (2.60%) Ab Initio
1 2 (2.60%) Sourcefire
2 1 (1.30%) Tripwire
2 1 (1.30%) BT
2 1 (1.30%) Symantec
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle
2 1 (1.30%) Sybase
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £100,000 to £150,000 per annum package up to £225k
Posted: 5 days ago
Fitzrovia, in the Heart of London
University of Westminster
Salary: £57,700 p.a plus excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago