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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 443 456 438
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 5 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.026% 0.038% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.039% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 7
Average salary £54,250 £77,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +29.16%
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £85,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%
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
18561 20260 19832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.45% 97.05% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15896 16537 15701
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
Surrey +9 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £54,250 -
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (40.00%) CISSP
2 4 (40.00%) Information Assurance
2 4 (40.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) CESG
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) ISMS
4 2 (20.00%) BS25999
4 2 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (10.00%) CLAS
5 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (10.00%) OpenUP
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (10.00%) CISA
5 1 (10.00%) CISM
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (40.00%) Information Assurance
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) ISMS
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Security Management
5 1 (10.00%) Network Design
5 1 (10.00%) OpenUP
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
5 1 (10.00%) Threat Management
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (10.00%) CISA
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
3 1 (10.00%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (20.00%) BS25999
4 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley