The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the London region that had Head of Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 557 625 629
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 52 23 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.053% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.055% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 48 23 37
Median salary £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
90% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £67,500
10% offered a salary of more than £120,000 £140,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median salary £77,500 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
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
33757 41577 43198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.89% 96.23% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 28732 35404 36678
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region that featured Head of Security in the job title.

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 10 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the London region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 6 £105,000 -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Head of Security job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 90 (83.33%) Information Security
2 69 (63.89%) Finance
3 45 (41.67%) CISSP
4 43 (39.81%) CISM
5 37 (34.26%) Risk Management
6 27 (25.00%) Identity Management
7 26 (24.07%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (24.07%) Network Security
8 24 (22.22%) PCI DSS
9 23 (21.30%) Security Architecture
10 22 (20.37%) Data Loss Prevention
11 21 (19.44%) CISA
12 20 (18.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 20 (18.52%) Degree
12 20 (18.52%) Identity Access Management
13 19 (17.59%) Vulnerability Management
14 18 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 18 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (14.81%) Change Management
15 16 (14.81%) Firewall
16 15 (13.89%) GIAC
16 15 (13.89%) Database Security
16 15 (13.89%) Internal Audit
17 14 (12.96%) CRISC
17 14 (12.96%) Risk Assessment
17 14 (12.96%) Windows
18 13 (12.04%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (12.04%) Security Management
18 13 (12.04%) Banking
18 13 (12.04%) SIEM

Head of Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
1 1 (0.93%) PaaS
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.07%) Network Security
2 16 (14.81%) Firewall
3 8 (7.41%) WAN
4 5 (4.63%) DNS
4 5 (4.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.63%) LAN
4 5 (4.63%) SMTP
4 5 (4.63%) SSL
4 5 (4.63%) Wireless
5 2 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.11%) Big Data
2 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.70%) Hadoop
General
1 69 (63.89%) Finance
2 13 (12.04%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) Legal
4 4 (3.70%) Games
4 4 (3.70%) Retail
4 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.78%) Law
6 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.78%) Middleware
1 3 (2.78%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) CESG
1 12 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.19%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.85%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.85%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.93%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.93%) Fintech
6 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.93%) IPTV
6 1 (0.93%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.96%) Windows
2 8 (7.41%) Linux
3 3 (2.78%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (83.33%) Information Security
2 37 (34.26%) Risk Management
3 27 (25.00%) Identity Management
4 26 (24.07%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (21.30%) Security Architecture
6 22 (20.37%) Data Loss Prevention
7 20 (18.52%) Identity Access Management
8 19 (17.59%) Vulnerability Management
9 18 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (14.81%) Change Management
11 15 (13.89%) Database Security
11 15 (13.89%) Internal Audit
12 14 (12.96%) Risk Assessment
13 13 (12.04%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (12.04%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 13 (12.04%) Security Management
13 13 (12.04%) SIEM
13 13 (12.04%) Two-Factor Authentication
14 11 (10.19%) Change Control
15 10 (9.26%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.33%) C
2 1 (0.93%) Java
Qualifications
1 45 (41.67%) CISSP
2 43 (39.81%) CISM
3 21 (19.44%) CISA
4 20 (18.52%) Degree
5 15 (13.89%) GIAC
6 14 (12.96%) CRISC
7 3 (2.78%) CEH
7 3 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (2.78%) CSSLP
7 3 (2.78%) GISF
7 3 (2.78%) GSEC
7 3 (2.78%) SANS
7 3 (2.78%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (2.78%) SSCP
8 1 (0.93%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 20 (18.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (12.04%) COBIT
5 5 (4.63%) QA
6 1 (0.93%) BS7799
6 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (2.78%) Nessus
1 3 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.70%) Ab Initio
2 4 (3.70%) Cisco
3 3 (2.78%) Aveksa
3 3 (2.78%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (2.78%) Intel Security
3 3 (2.78%) Palo Alto
3 3 (2.78%) Splunk
3 3 (2.78%) Symantec
4 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.93%) Intel
4 1 (0.93%) Juniper
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