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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 564 602 606
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 54 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.026% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.027% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 47 11 16
Average salary £90,000 £92,500 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% +19.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £71,250
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £105,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £66,250 £61,275
% change year-on-year
+28.30% +8.11%
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
38247 40284 42737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.76% 93.87% 94.37%
Number of salaries quoted 32524 32996 36775
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 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +28 20 £90,000 -5.26% 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £75,000 -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 60 (75.00%) Information Security
2 32 (40.00%) CISSP
3 28 (35.00%) CISM
4 26 (32.50%) Finance
5 25 (31.25%) CISA
6 22 (27.50%) Cyber Security
7 21 (26.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (23.75%) Games
9 17 (21.25%) Firewall
9 17 (21.25%) Degree
10 15 (18.75%) Risk Management
11 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
11 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
12 13 (16.25%) DMZ
12 13 (16.25%) Perl
12 13 (16.25%) Python
12 13 (16.25%) MBA
12 13 (16.25%) Computer Science
12 13 (16.25%) Bash Shell
13 12 (15.00%) iGaming
13 12 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (11.25%) Linux
14 9 (11.25%) ITIL
14 9 (11.25%) UNIX
15 8 (10.00%) Windows
15 8 (10.00%) Security Management
15 8 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
16 7 (8.75%) QA
16 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (8.75%) Legal

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) SaaS
2 2 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.25%) Firewall
2 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
3 13 (16.25%) DMZ
4 5 (6.25%) Network Security
5 2 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.75%) Amazon Redshift
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
General
1 26 (32.50%) Finance
2 19 (23.75%) Games
3 12 (15.00%) iGaming
4 7 (8.75%) Legal
4 7 (8.75%) Advertising
5 6 (7.50%) Banking
5 6 (7.50%) Marketing
6 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.50%) Law
7 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.25%) Video on Demand
3 5 (6.25%) iDTV
4 2 (2.50%) Open Source
4 2 (2.50%) Social Network
5 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Linux
1 9 (11.25%) UNIX
2 8 (10.00%) Windows
3 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (75.00%) Information Security
2 22 (27.50%) Cyber Security
3 15 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 12 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (11.25%) ITIL
6 8 (10.00%) Security Management
6 8 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (7.50%) Service Management
7 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.50%) Change Management
7 6 (7.50%) SIEM
7 6 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (6.25%) IT Governance
8 5 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.00%) Information Security Management
9 4 (5.00%) Data Security
9 4 (5.00%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) Perl
1 13 (16.25%) Python
1 13 (16.25%) Bash Shell
2 3 (3.75%) SQL
3 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (40.00%) CISSP
2 28 (35.00%) CISM
3 25 (31.25%) CISA
4 17 (21.25%) Degree
5 13 (16.25%) MBA
6 4 (5.00%) CRISC
7 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.75%) MCSE
7 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.50%) CISMP
9 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.25%) CEH
9 1 (1.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.75%) QA
3 4 (5.00%) COBIT
4 3 (3.75%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.75%) Data Quality
5 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (2.50%) COSO
6 1 (1.25%) BS7799
6 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (8.75%) Red Hat
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle
2 3 (3.75%) Business Objects
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.50%) Symantec
3 2 (2.50%) CA
3 2 (2.50%) Sourcefire
3 2 (2.50%) Splunk
4 1 (1.25%) Twitter
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Posted: 2 days ago
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