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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 589 618 591
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 38 13 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.084% 0.029% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.030% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 37 12 30
Average salary £90,000 £82,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,850 £57,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £67,500 £57,550
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +17.28%
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
42330 42774 45256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.78% 94.01% 94.37%
Number of salaries quoted 36036 35527 39145
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 £78,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +43 18 £90,000 +5.88% 3
Canary Wharf - 1 £70,000 -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 41 (83.67%) Information Security
2 19 (38.78%) CISSP
3 17 (34.69%) CISM
3 17 (34.69%) Finance
4 16 (32.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (30.61%) CISA
6 12 (24.49%) Games
7 11 (22.45%) Cyber Security
8 10 (20.41%) Risk Management
8 10 (20.41%) Firewall
9 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
9 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
9 9 (18.37%) Degree
10 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
10 8 (16.33%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (16.33%) MBA
10 8 (16.33%) DMZ
10 8 (16.33%) Perl
10 8 (16.33%) Python
10 8 (16.33%) iGaming
10 8 (16.33%) Bash Shell
11 7 (14.29%) Change Management
12 6 (12.24%) Security Management
12 6 (12.24%) ITIL
12 6 (12.24%) UNIX
12 6 (12.24%) Linux
12 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (10.20%) Windows
13 5 (10.20%) SIEM
14 4 (8.16%) Risk Analysis

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
1 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) Firewall
2 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
3 8 (16.33%) DMZ
4 4 (8.16%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Games
3 8 (16.33%) iGaming
4 3 (6.12%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.08%) Advertising
6 1 (2.04%) Publishing
6 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.04%) Law
6 1 (2.04%) Legal
6 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.04%) Social Network
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) UNIX
1 6 (12.24%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (83.67%) Information Security
2 11 (22.45%) Cyber Security
3 10 (20.41%) Risk Management
4 8 (16.33%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Change Management
6 6 (12.24%) ITIL
6 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.24%) Security Management
7 5 (10.20%) SIEM
8 4 (8.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (8.16%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) Service Management
8 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.12%) Business Continuity
9 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
10 2 (4.08%) Information Assurance
10 2 (4.08%) Information Security Governance
10 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) Perl
1 8 (16.33%) Python
1 8 (16.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (38.78%) CISSP
2 17 (34.69%) CISM
3 15 (30.61%) CISA
4 9 (18.37%) Degree
5 8 (16.33%) MBA
6 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.08%) CRISC
8 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.12%) COBIT
2 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.04%) COSO
3 1 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (2.04%) BS7799
3 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.08%) Symantec
2 2 (4.08%) Sourcefire
2 2 (4.08%) Splunk
3 1 (2.04%) CA
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