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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 609 638 687
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 23 38 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.057% 0.085% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.089% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 20 29 8
Median salary £85,000 £90,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £74,000 £53,700
10% offered a salary of more than £95,500 £106,000 £96,950
UK excluding London median salary £85,500 £83,750 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +4.68%
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
38599 42581 47644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.74% 95.77% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 33503 35938 39808
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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
(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 +48 6 £70,000 -17.64% 2
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 44 (70.97%) Information Security
2 27 (43.55%) CISSP
3 26 (41.94%) Risk Management
4 21 (33.87%) CISM
5 20 (32.26%) Finance
6 19 (30.65%) Security Management
6 19 (30.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (25.81%) Management Information System
8 15 (24.19%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (22.58%) Information Security Management
10 13 (20.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 12 (19.35%) ISMS
12 11 (17.74%) Risk Assessment
13 9 (14.52%) Security Architecture
14 8 (12.90%) CISA
15 7 (11.29%) Retail
16 6 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (9.68%) Banking
16 6 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
16 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
16 6 (9.68%) Security Operations
17 5 (8.06%) SIEM
17 5 (8.06%) Network Security
17 5 (8.06%) Data Protection
17 5 (8.06%) Data Security
17 5 (8.06%) Firewall
17 5 (8.06%) Law
18 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
18 4 (6.45%) Games
18 4 (6.45%) DRM

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 2 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (8.06%) Firewall
2 5 (8.06%) Network Security
3 3 (4.84%) VoIP
4 2 (3.23%) Internet
4 2 (3.23%) MPLS
4 2 (3.23%) SSL
4 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Big Data
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) AppScan
General
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Retail
3 6 (9.68%) Banking
4 5 (8.06%) Law
5 4 (6.45%) Games
6 2 (3.23%) Legal
6 2 (3.23%) Marketing
6 2 (3.23%) Publishing
6 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) LAMP
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.23%) beanstalkd
2 2 (3.23%) COM
2 2 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Information Security
2 26 (41.94%) Risk Management
3 19 (30.65%) Security Management
4 15 (24.19%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (22.58%) Information Security Management
6 13 (20.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (19.35%) ISMS
8 11 (17.74%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (14.52%) Security Architecture
10 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Security Operations
11 5 (8.06%) Data Protection
11 5 (8.06%) Data Security
11 5 (8.06%) SIEM
12 4 (6.45%) DRM
12 4 (6.45%) ITIL
12 4 (6.45%) SDLC
12 4 (6.45%) Security Testing
12 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) PHP
2 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (43.55%) CISSP
2 21 (33.87%) CISM
3 8 (12.90%) CISA
4 3 (4.84%) GIAC
5 2 (3.23%) GCIA
5 2 (3.23%) SANS
6 1 (1.61%) CLAS
6 1 (1.61%) Degree
6 1 (1.61%) IISP
6 1 (1.61%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.23%) COBIT
3 2 (3.23%) SLA
4 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.61%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Puppet
2 2 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.23%) HP Fortify
2 2 (3.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.23%) QRadar
3 1 (1.61%) Ansible
3 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) AlienVault
2 2 (3.23%) ArcSight
2 2 (3.23%) Intel Security
2 2 (3.23%) LogRhythm
2 2 (3.23%) Splunk
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Montash
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago