The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Security role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 427 418 424
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 23 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.056% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.059% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 13
Average salary £83,750 £74,500 £87,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.41% -14.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £73,400 £80,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £74,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -12.35%
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21426 20413 21847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.72% 95.09% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16874 16852 18648
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Security in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Security Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Head of Security
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Security across the South East region.

Head of Security Salary Trend in the South East

Head of Security
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Security across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in the South East

Head of Security
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Buckinghamshire - 9 £63,750 - 1
Berkshire +4 7 £90,000 -35.71% 2
Surrey -3 5 £72,500 -19.44% 1
Hampshire -4 4 £102,500 -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 12 (33.33%) Finance
1 12 (33.33%) Information Security
2 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
2 11 (30.56%) Legal
3 10 (27.78%) CISSP
3 10 (27.78%) Cyber Security
4 8 (22.22%) Business Continuity
4 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 5 (13.89%) CISA
7 5 (13.89%) Security Management
7 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
7 5 (13.89%) Degree
8 4 (11.11%) CISM
8 4 (11.11%) Change Management
8 4 (11.11%) Information Management
8 4 (11.11%) ISSMP
8 4 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (11.11%) COBIT
8 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Network Security
8 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 4 (11.11%) Information Assurance
9 3 (8.33%) ITIL
9 3 (8.33%) Symantec
9 3 (8.33%) BCP
9 3 (8.33%) Retail

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 4 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
2 1 (2.78%) IPsec
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Legal
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) German Language
4 2 (5.56%) Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Advertising
5 1 (2.78%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Information Security
2 10 (27.78%) Cyber Security
3 8 (22.22%) Business Continuity
4 7 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (13.89%) Security Management
6 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (11.11%) Change Management
7 4 (11.11%) Information Management
7 4 (11.11%) Information Assurance
8 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Project Governance
8 3 (8.33%) Business Transformation
8 3 (8.33%) BCP
8 3 (8.33%) ITIL
8 3 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) CISSP
2 5 (13.89%) CISA
2 5 (13.89%) Degree
3 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) CISM
3 4 (11.11%) ISSMP
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (11.11%) COBIT
4 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.78%) COSO
5 1 (2.78%) ISO 9000
5 1 (2.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Symantec
1 3 (8.33%) Tripwire
2 2 (5.56%) McAfee
2 2 (5.56%) Cadence
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) Juniper
3 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
Surrey
NST Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £100,000 to £130,000 per annum generous bonus scheme and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Volkswagen
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 27 days ago