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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 594 618 606
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 34 11 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.076% 0.023% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.025% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 31 9 21
Average salary £75,000 £67,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £43,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £120,000 £94,000 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £73,750 £80,000 £74,500
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +7.38%
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
41652 44041 41257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.19% 93.51% 93.51%
Number of salaries quoted 35598 36801 34617
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 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +38 8 £70,000 -2.77% 4
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 57 (83.82%) Information Security
2 27 (39.71%) Finance
3 23 (33.82%) CISSP
4 20 (29.41%) CISM
5 17 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 17 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 14 (20.59%) Security Management
7 13 (19.12%) ITIL
7 13 (19.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (17.65%) COBIT
8 12 (17.65%) CISA
8 12 (17.65%) Information Security Management
9 10 (14.71%) Data Security
9 10 (14.71%) Degree
9 10 (14.71%) Cyber Security
10 9 (13.24%) Management Information System
11 8 (11.76%) Identity Management
11 8 (11.76%) Line Management
11 8 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (10.29%) Strategic Planning
12 7 (10.29%) Security Architecture
13 6 (8.82%) PCI DSS
13 6 (8.82%) Legal
13 6 (8.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
14 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
14 5 (7.35%) Banking
14 5 (7.35%) Change Management
14 5 (7.35%) Firewall
14 5 (7.35%) ISMS

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.35%) Firewall
3 4 (5.88%) DMZ
4 2 (2.94%) Network Security
5 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
General
1 27 (39.71%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Legal
3 5 (7.35%) Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Retail
4 4 (5.88%) Marketing
5 3 (4.41%) Law
6 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.35%) Freedom of Information
2 5 (7.35%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (83.82%) Information Security
2 17 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 17 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 14 (20.59%) Security Management
4 13 (19.12%) ITIL
5 12 (17.65%) Information Security Management
6 10 (14.71%) Data Security
6 10 (14.71%) Cyber Security
7 8 (11.76%) Line Management
7 8 (11.76%) Identity Management
8 7 (10.29%) Strategic Planning
8 7 (10.29%) Security Architecture
9 6 (8.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.35%) Change Management
10 5 (7.35%) ISMS
11 4 (5.88%) Performance Management
11 4 (5.88%) Business Continuity
11 4 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
12 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) Perl
1 4 (5.88%) Python
1 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (33.82%) CISSP
2 20 (29.41%) CISM
3 12 (17.65%) CISA
4 10 (14.71%) Degree
5 5 (7.35%) CRISC
6 2 (2.94%) MBA
7 1 (1.47%) CEH
7 1 (1.47%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.47%) ISSEP
7 1 (1.47%) CCSP
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (17.65%) COBIT
3 6 (8.82%) PCI DSS
4 4 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (2.94%) COSO
7 1 (1.47%) BS25999
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (2.94%) Cisco
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.94%) Clearswift
1 2 (2.94%) BT
1 2 (2.94%) Sourcefire
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle
2 1 (1.47%) Sybase
2 1 (1.47%) VMware
2 1 (1.47%) Tripwire
2 1 (1.47%) Citrix
2 1 (1.47%) Symantec
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