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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 554 607 600
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 52 17 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.039% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.041% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 45 16 11
Average salary £80,000 £97,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.94% +21.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £75,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £110,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £60,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -29.41%
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
39433 40982 41542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.76% 93.75% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 33271 33550 35413
Average salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.95% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +25 19 £83,000 -24.54% 4
Canary Wharf - 2 £75,000 -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 67 (74.44%) Information Security
2 38 (42.22%) CISSP
3 35 (38.89%) CISM
4 31 (34.44%) Finance
5 30 (33.33%) CISA
6 27 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (28.89%) Cyber Security
8 19 (21.11%) Firewall
8 19 (21.11%) Games
9 17 (18.89%) Risk Management
9 17 (18.89%) Degree
10 15 (16.67%) ITIL
11 14 (15.56%) TCP/IP
11 14 (15.56%) Active Directory
12 13 (14.44%) DMZ
12 13 (14.44%) Python
12 13 (14.44%) Perl
12 13 (14.44%) MBA
12 13 (14.44%) Computer Science
12 13 (14.44%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (14.44%) Bash Shell
13 12 (13.33%) iGaming
14 11 (12.22%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (12.22%) Security Management
15 9 (10.00%) UNIX
15 9 (10.00%) Linux
16 8 (8.89%) Windows
16 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
16 8 (8.89%) Legal
16 8 (8.89%) Change Management

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) SaaS
2 2 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.11%) Firewall
2 14 (15.56%) TCP/IP
3 13 (14.44%) DMZ
4 5 (5.56%) Network Security
5 2 (2.22%) Internet
5 2 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
General
1 31 (34.44%) Finance
2 19 (21.11%) Games
3 12 (13.33%) iGaming
4 8 (8.89%) Banking
4 8 (8.89%) Legal
4 8 (8.89%) Advertising
5 6 (6.67%) Marketing
6 2 (2.22%) Law
6 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.11%) Publishing
7 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.11%) Retail
7 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) .NET
1 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.56%) Video on Demand
3 5 (5.56%) iDTV
4 2 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.22%) Social Network
4 2 (2.22%) Open Source
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) User Experience
5 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.00%) UNIX
1 9 (10.00%) Linux
2 8 (8.89%) Windows
3 7 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (74.44%) Information Security
2 26 (28.89%) Cyber Security
3 17 (18.89%) Risk Management
4 15 (16.67%) ITIL
5 13 (14.44%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (12.22%) Security Management
6 11 (12.22%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (8.89%) Change Management
7 8 (8.89%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (7.78%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (6.67%) SIEM
9 6 (6.67%) Service Management
9 6 (6.67%) Data Security
9 6 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.67%) IT Governance
10 5 (5.56%) Data Protection
10 5 (5.56%) Project Management
10 5 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.44%) Perl
1 13 (14.44%) Python
1 13 (14.44%) Bash Shell
2 3 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (42.22%) CISSP
2 35 (38.89%) CISM
3 30 (33.33%) CISA
4 17 (18.89%) Degree
5 13 (14.44%) MBA
6 6 (6.67%) CRISC
7 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.33%) MCSE
8 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.22%) CISMP
9 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.11%) ISEB
9 1 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.89%) COBIT
3 7 (7.78%) QA
4 4 (4.44%) PCI DSS
4 4 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (3.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (2.22%) BS7799
6 2 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.22%) COSO
System Software
1 14 (15.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (7.78%) Red Hat
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle
2 3 (3.33%) Business Objects
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.22%) CA
3 2 (2.22%) Symantec
3 2 (2.22%) Sourcefire
3 2 (2.22%) Splunk
4 1 (1.11%) Twitter
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £80000 - £94000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £150000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Unspecified Highly competitive plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago