The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the London region that had Head of Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Security
England / London
Rank 543 614 595
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 31 38 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.093% 0.092% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.096% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24 32 45
Median salary £90,000 £100,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £75,500 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £132,500 £119,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £82,750 £85,000
% change year-on-year
-12.38% -2.64%

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
31902 39561 40162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.71% 96.15% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26996 34116 33932
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region that featured Head of Security in the job title.

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 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the London region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +36 3 £105,000 +9.09%
Head of Security
England

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Head of Security job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 73 (80.22%) Information Security
2 51 (56.04%) Finance
3 42 (46.15%) CISSP
4 39 (42.86%) CISM
5 24 (26.37%) Identity Management
6 22 (24.18%) Risk Management
6 22 (24.18%) Identity Access Management
7 21 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (21.98%) Security Architecture
9 19 (20.88%) PCI DSS
9 19 (20.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 19 (20.88%) Firewall
10 18 (19.78%) CISA
11 17 (18.68%) Change Management
11 17 (18.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (18.68%) Degree
11 17 (18.68%) Database Security
11 17 (18.68%) Data Loss Prevention
12 16 (17.58%) Network Security
12 16 (17.58%) GIAC
13 15 (16.48%) SIEM
14 14 (15.38%) Data Protection
15 13 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (14.29%) Management Information System
15 13 (14.29%) Windows
15 13 (14.29%) Security Operations
16 12 (13.19%) Internal Audit
17 11 (12.09%) Security Management
17 11 (12.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 11 (12.09%) Vulnerability Scanning

Head of Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) Firewall
2 16 (17.58%) Network Security
3 10 (10.99%) WAN
4 7 (7.69%) LAN
4 7 (7.69%) Wireless
5 5 (5.49%) DNS
5 5 (5.49%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (5.49%) SMTP
5 5 (5.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) Big Data
2 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
General
1 51 (56.04%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Games
4 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) Middleware
1 3 (3.30%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.79%) CESG
3 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.10%) Fintech
6 1 (1.10%) PKI
6 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) Windows
2 8 (8.79%) Linux
3 3 (3.30%) Unix
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (80.22%) Information Security
2 24 (26.37%) Identity Management
3 22 (24.18%) Identity Access Management
3 22 (24.18%) Risk Management
4 21 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (21.98%) Security Architecture
6 17 (18.68%) Change Management
6 17 (18.68%) Data Loss Prevention
6 17 (18.68%) Database Security
7 15 (16.48%) SIEM
8 14 (15.38%) Data Protection
9 13 (14.29%) Security Operations
9 13 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (13.19%) Internal Audit
11 11 (12.09%) Security Management
11 11 (12.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 11 (12.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (9.89%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.69%) C
2 1 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 42 (46.15%) CISSP
2 39 (42.86%) CISM
3 18 (19.78%) CISA
4 17 (18.68%) Degree
5 16 (17.58%) GIAC
6 9 (9.89%) CRISC
7 4 (4.40%) CEH
7 4 (4.40%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (4.40%) CSSLP
7 4 (4.40%) SANS
7 4 (4.40%) Security+ Certification
7 4 (4.40%) SSCP
8 3 (3.30%) CLAS
8 3 (3.30%) GISF
8 3 (3.30%) GSEC
9 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 19 (20.88%) PCI DSS
2 17 (18.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (7.69%) COBIT
4 2 (2.20%) GDPR
5 1 (1.10%) BS7799
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (3.30%) Nessus
1 3 (3.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.30%) Aveksa
2 3 (3.30%) Cisco
2 3 (3.30%) CyberArk
2 3 (3.30%) Intel Security
2 3 (3.30%) Palo Alto
2 3 (3.30%) Splunk
2 3 (3.30%) Symantec