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 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 619 625 699
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 33 42 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.078% 0.093% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.097% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 31 34 10
Average salary £95,000 £85,500 £95,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £57,900
10% offered a salary of more than £120,000 £98,500 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £87,750 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+3.23% +6.25%
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
40478 43348 47115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.86% 95.79% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 35072 36501 38952
Average salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% +1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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 +42 3 £70,000 -17.64% 2
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 39 (70.91%) Information Security
2 27 (49.09%) CISSP
3 25 (45.45%) Risk Management
4 22 (40.00%) CISM
5 21 (38.18%) Security Management
6 20 (36.36%) Finance
7 19 (34.55%) Management Information System
8 15 (27.27%) Information Security Management
8 15 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (25.45%) ISMS
10 13 (23.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 11 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (16.36%) CISA
14 7 (12.73%) Banking
15 6 (10.91%) Data Protection
15 6 (10.91%) Retail
15 6 (10.91%) Penetration Testing
15 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
15 6 (10.91%) Security Operations
16 5 (9.09%) ITIL
16 5 (9.09%) Data Security
16 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
16 5 (9.09%) SIEM
17 4 (7.27%) SDLC
17 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
17 4 (7.27%) Security Testing
17 4 (7.27%) PCI DSS
17 4 (7.27%) GIAC

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (3.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (5.45%) Network Security
1 3 (5.45%) VoIP
2 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 2 (3.64%) MPLS
2 2 (3.64%) SSL
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.64%) VPN
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Big Data
1 2 (3.64%) MySQL
1 2 (3.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) AppScan
General
1 20 (36.36%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 6 (10.91%) Retail
4 3 (5.45%) Law
5 2 (3.64%) Marketing
5 2 (3.64%) Publishing
6 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Legal
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) LAMP
2 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.64%) beanstalkd
2 2 (3.64%) COM
2 2 (3.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (34.55%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.27%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.82%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (70.91%) Information Security
2 25 (45.45%) Risk Management
3 21 (38.18%) Security Management
4 15 (27.27%) Information Security Management
5 14 (25.45%) ISMS
6 13 (23.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 11 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (10.91%) Data Protection
9 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
9 6 (10.91%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Security Operations
10 5 (9.09%) Data Security
10 5 (9.09%) ITIL
10 5 (9.09%) SIEM
10 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (7.27%) Change Management
11 4 (7.27%) Internal Audit
11 4 (7.27%) SDLC
11 4 (7.27%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) PHP
2 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.64%) Python
3 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (49.09%) CISSP
2 22 (40.00%) CISM
3 9 (16.36%) CISA
4 4 (7.27%) GIAC
5 2 (3.64%) CLAS
5 2 (3.64%) GCIA
5 2 (3.64%) MBA
5 2 (3.64%) SANS
6 1 (1.82%) CISMP
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) IISP
6 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.64%) COBIT
3 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Puppet
2 2 (3.64%) HP Fortify
2 2 (3.64%) QRadar
3 1 (1.82%) Ansible
3 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) AlienVault
2 2 (3.64%) ArcSight
2 2 (3.64%) Intel Security
2 2 (3.64%) LogRhythm
2 2 (3.64%) Splunk
London
Venturi
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago