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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 602 593 597
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 25 24 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.054% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.057% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 23 23 28
Average salary £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £66,500 £57,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £126,000 £103,000
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £60,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -14.28%
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
42532 42025 45310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.70% 93.89% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35746 35385 39032
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 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +22 8 £88,750 -24.46% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £70,000 -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 34 (85.00%) Information Security
2 18 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (35.00%) Finance
4 13 (32.50%) Risk Management
5 11 (27.50%) CISSP
6 9 (22.50%) CISM
7 7 (17.50%) CISA
7 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (15.00%) ITIL
9 5 (12.50%) Cyber Security
10 4 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (10.00%) Security Management
10 4 (10.00%) Change Management
11 3 (7.50%) Retail
11 3 (7.50%) GCIH
11 3 (7.50%) GCFA
11 3 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (7.50%) Degree
11 3 (7.50%) Firewall
11 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
11 3 (7.50%) Games
11 3 (7.50%) GIAC
11 3 (7.50%) UNIX
11 3 (7.50%) Linux
11 3 (7.50%) Service Management
11 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
11 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
11 3 (7.50%) SIEM
11 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3 (7.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.50%) Network Security
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) DMZ
General
1 14 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Games
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Advertising
3 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Publishing
4 1 (2.50%) iGaming
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) UNIX
1 3 (7.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Information Security
2 13 (32.50%) Risk Management
3 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL
4 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.50%) Cyber Security
6 4 (10.00%) Security Management
6 4 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
7 3 (7.50%) Service Management
7 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.50%) SIEM
7 3 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (5.00%) Information Security Governance
8 2 (5.00%) Information Assurance
8 2 (5.00%) Data Security
8 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) Perl
1 1 (2.50%) Python
1 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) CISSP
2 9 (22.50%) CISM
3 7 (17.50%) CISA
4 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) GIAC
4 3 (7.50%) GCIH
4 3 (7.50%) GCFA
4 3 (7.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) MBA
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.00%) COBIT
2 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.50%) COSO
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Symantec
1 2 (5.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (5.00%) Splunk
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
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