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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 440 432 413
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 4 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.019% 0.12% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.12% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 9
Average salary £71,250 £82,500 £74,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,250 £73,400
10% offered a salary of more than £79,250 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £80,000 £74,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.38%
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
19933 21138 20178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.59% 94.86% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16542 16611 16631
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 £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +23 2 £65,000 -36.58% 1
Berkshire +2 2 £78,750 -10.00%
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
3 6 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (41.67%) CISSP
4 5 (41.67%) Information Security Management
4 5 (41.67%) Security Management
4 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) OWASP
5 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (25.00%) ISMS
6 3 (25.00%) CISA
6 3 (25.00%) CISM
6 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (16.67%) Legal
7 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
7 2 (16.67%) BCP
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) SAS
7 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Information Management
7 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security
7 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (16.67%) SAS
General
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Information Security Management
3 5 (41.67%) Security Management
3 5 (41.67%) OWASP
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) ISMS
4 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security
5 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) BCP
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Information Management
6 1 (8.33%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) CISA
2 3 (25.00%) CISM
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) CRISC
4 1 (8.33%) ISACA
4 1 (8.33%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (8.33%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Splunk
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