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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 575 645 600
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 38 13 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.027% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.028% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 29 8 20
Average salary £90,000 £83,750 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.46% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £53,700 £53,153
10% offered a salary of more than £106,000 £106,500 £115,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
40624 45661 41244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.51% 93.84% 93.72%
Number of salaries quoted 34358 38187 34690
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +56 21 £85,000 -19.04%
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 64 (70.33%) Information Security
2 38 (41.76%) CISSP
3 37 (40.66%) CISM
4 34 (37.36%) Finance
5 27 (29.67%) CISA
6 24 (26.37%) Risk Management
6 24 (26.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (24.18%) Cyber Security
8 21 (23.08%) ITIL
9 15 (16.48%) COBIT
9 15 (16.48%) Firewall
10 13 (14.29%) Security Management
10 13 (14.29%) Legal
11 12 (13.19%) Management Information System
11 12 (13.19%) Degree
12 11 (12.09%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (12.09%) Bash Shell
12 11 (12.09%) Perl
12 11 (12.09%) Python
12 11 (12.09%) Active Directory
12 11 (12.09%) DMZ
12 11 (12.09%) TCP/IP
13 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
13 10 (10.99%) CRISC
14 9 (9.89%) Vulnerability Management
14 9 (9.89%) Banking
14 9 (9.89%) Games
14 9 (9.89%) Software Delivery
15 8 (8.79%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (8.79%) IT Governance

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.20%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) SaaS
3 1 (1.10%) IaaS
3 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.48%) Firewall
2 11 (12.09%) DMZ
2 11 (12.09%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.20%) Internet
4 2 (2.20%) Network Security
5 1 (1.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) Big Data
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.30%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
General
1 34 (37.36%) Finance
2 13 (14.29%) Legal
3 9 (9.89%) Banking
3 9 (9.89%) Games
4 6 (6.59%) Advertising
4 6 (6.59%) Marketing
4 6 (6.59%) iGaming
5 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Law
6 1 (1.10%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) Web Services
1 1 (1.10%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.49%) Video on Demand
3 5 (5.49%) iDTV
4 3 (3.30%) BYOD
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.10%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.10%) Open Source
6 1 (1.10%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.49%) UNIX
1 5 (5.49%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Linux
2 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (70.33%) Information Security
2 24 (26.37%) Risk Management
3 22 (24.18%) Cyber Security
4 21 (23.08%) ITIL
5 13 (14.29%) Security Management
6 11 (12.09%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
8 9 (9.89%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (9.89%) Software Delivery
9 8 (8.79%) IT Governance
10 7 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (7.69%) Change Management
11 6 (6.59%) Information Security Management
11 6 (6.59%) Data Security
11 6 (6.59%) Security Architecture
11 6 (6.59%) Business Transformation
12 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (5.49%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (5.49%) Business Continuity
12 5 (5.49%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.09%) Bash Shell
1 11 (12.09%) Perl
1 11 (12.09%) Python
2 4 (4.40%) SQL
3 1 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (41.76%) CISSP
2 37 (40.66%) CISM
3 27 (29.67%) CISA
4 12 (13.19%) Degree
5 10 (10.99%) CRISC
6 7 (7.69%) MBA
7 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.30%) MCSE
8 2 (2.20%) CISMP
9 1 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.10%) CEH
9 1 (1.10%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.10%) ISSEP
9 1 (1.10%) CCSP
9 1 (1.10%) ISEB
9 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (16.48%) COBIT
3 6 (6.59%) QA
4 4 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (4.40%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.30%) Data Quality
5 3 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.20%) BS7799
6 2 (2.20%) COSO
System Software
1 11 (12.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.40%) Oracle
2 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.30%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.20%) Cisco
4 2 (2.20%) Clearswift
4 2 (2.20%) Ab Initio
4 2 (2.20%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.10%) Twitter
5 1 (1.10%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.10%) Symantec
5 1 (1.10%) CA
5 1 (1.10%) Sybase
London
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Salary: £75000 per annum
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