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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 621 604 622
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 17 25 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.037% 0.056% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.060% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 17
Average salary £90,000 £80,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £56,900 £66,500 £70,000
10% offered a salary of more than £103,000 £110,000 £102,550
UK excluding London average salary £77,500 £63,750 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+21.56% -8.92%
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
42800 41894 47402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.51% 93.58% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 35694 35206 40977
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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 +26 8 £88,750 -40.83% 2
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 27 (84.38%) Information Security
2 15 (46.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (40.63%) Risk Management
4 9 (28.13%) Finance
4 9 (28.13%) CISSP
5 7 (21.88%) CISM
6 6 (18.75%) ITIL
6 6 (18.75%) CISA
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.50%) Degree
8 4 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
9 3 (9.38%) Cyber Security
9 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
9 3 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (9.38%) GCIH
9 3 (9.38%) GCFA
9 3 (9.38%) Retail
9 3 (9.38%) GIAC
9 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
9 3 (9.38%) Security Management
9 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
9 3 (9.38%) Service Management
10 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 2 (6.25%) BCP
10 2 (6.25%) UNIX
10 2 (6.25%) Linux
10 2 (6.25%) Data Security
10 2 (6.25%) Change Management

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
1 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) DMZ
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Advertising
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) iGaming
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) UNIX
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Information Security
2 13 (40.63%) Risk Management
3 6 (18.75%) ITIL
4 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (9.38%) Cyber Security
6 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
6 3 (9.38%) Security Management
6 3 (9.38%) Service Management
6 3 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Change Management
7 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.25%) BCP
7 2 (6.25%) Data Security
7 2 (6.25%) Information Assurance
7 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (3.13%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Perl
1 1 (3.13%) Python
1 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) CISSP
2 7 (21.88%) CISM
3 6 (18.75%) CISA
4 4 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) GIAC
5 3 (9.38%) GCIH
5 3 (9.38%) GCFA
5 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) MBA
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) COBIT
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.13%) COSO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
1 1 (3.13%) Symantec
1 1 (3.13%) Sourcefire
1 1 (3.13%) Splunk
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