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

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 611 598 638
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 34 55 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.083% 0.13% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.14% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 29 47 13
Average salary £100,000 £80,000 £95,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £65,000 £70,000
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £100,000 £105,000
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £85,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%
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
39136 39804 41394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.70% 95.78% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 33735 33728 33851
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 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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
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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 +36 4 £96,250 +6.94% 1
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 50 (80.65%) Information Security
2 41 (66.13%) CISSP
3 36 (58.06%) CISM
4 30 (48.39%) Risk Management
5 23 (37.10%) Security Management
6 21 (33.87%) CISA
7 20 (32.26%) Finance
8 19 (30.65%) Management Information System
9 17 (27.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (22.58%) Information Security Management
11 12 (19.35%) ISMS
12 11 (17.74%) Risk Assessment
13 9 (14.52%) Banking
13 9 (14.52%) Retail
13 9 (14.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (12.90%) Data Protection
14 8 (12.90%) Security Operations
15 7 (11.29%) IISP
15 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
15 7 (11.29%) IIS
16 6 (9.68%) ITIL
16 6 (9.68%) Data Security
16 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
16 6 (9.68%) Strategic Planning
16 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
17 5 (8.06%) Security Operations Centre
17 5 (8.06%) Security Architecture
17 5 (8.06%) SIEM
17 5 (8.06%) Penetration Testing

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 7 (11.29%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) Internet
3 1 (1.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Big Data
General
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Banking
2 9 (14.52%) Retail
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (3.23%) Marketing
5 2 (3.23%) Publishing
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.61%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.06%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (4.84%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.84%) Equities
4 3 (4.84%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.61%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (80.65%) Information Security
2 30 (48.39%) Risk Management
3 23 (37.10%) Security Management
4 14 (22.58%) Information Security Management
5 12 (19.35%) ISMS
6 11 (17.74%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (14.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (12.90%) Data Protection
8 8 (12.90%) Security Operations
9 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (9.68%) Data Security
10 6 (9.68%) ITIL
10 6 (9.68%) Strategic Planning
11 5 (8.06%) Business Continuity
11 5 (8.06%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Security Architecture
11 5 (8.06%) SIEM
12 4 (6.45%) Internal Audit
12 4 (6.45%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) C
1 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (66.13%) CISSP
2 36 (58.06%) CISM
3 21 (33.87%) CISA
4 7 (11.29%) IISP
5 3 (4.84%) CLAS
5 3 (4.84%) Degree
5 3 (4.84%) GIAC
5 3 (4.84%) MBA
6 1 (1.61%) CISMP
6 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) GCIA
6 1 (1.61%) OSCP
6 1 (1.61%) SANS
6 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.84%) COBIT
4 1 (1.61%) BS25999
4 1 (1.61%) COSO
4 1 (1.61%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.61%) ISO27005
4 1 (1.61%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Splunk
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) AlienVault
3 1 (1.61%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.61%) Intel Security
3 1 (1.61%) LogRhythm
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