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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 431 436 430
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 11 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.052% 0.045% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.047% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 7
Average salary £92,500 £75,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £84,250 £60,000 £83,800
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £82,400 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
19915 21255 20730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.05% 94.75% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16104 16851 17285
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 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
Hampshire - 6 £92,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £105,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £85,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £82,500 -
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Information Security
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco
3 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (21.43%) Cyber Security
4 6 (21.43%) Marketing
5 5 (17.86%) Juniper
5 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
5 5 (17.86%) CISM
5 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Metrics
5 5 (17.86%) Network Security
5 5 (17.86%) PCI DSS
5 5 (17.86%) Product Management
6 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Software Licensing
6 4 (14.29%) SIEM
6 4 (14.29%) Change Management
6 4 (14.29%) CISSP
6 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 3 (10.71%) Information Management
7 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (10.71%) IIS
7 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
7 3 (10.71%) Analytics
7 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.71%) OWASP
7 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Splunk

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Network Security
2 2 (7.14%) NFC
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Marketing
3 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.14%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
1 5 (17.86%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) EMV
3 2 (7.14%) Cryptography
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Android
1 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Information Security
2 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (21.43%) Cyber Security
4 5 (17.86%) Product Management
5 4 (14.29%) SIEM
5 4 (14.29%) Software Licensing
5 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 4 (14.29%) Change Management
6 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.71%) Information Management
6 3 (10.71%) OWASP
6 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Software Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
7 2 (7.14%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) CISM
2 4 (14.29%) CISSP
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.57%) COBIT
3 1 (3.57%) GPG13
3 1 (3.57%) FISMA
3 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco
2 5 (17.86%) Juniper
2 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.14%) Splunk
4 1 (3.57%) Hyperion