The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Head of Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 387 461 447
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 12 6 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.074% 0.028% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.029% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 25
Median salary £82,500 £54,250 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+52.07% -25.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £54,250 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £54,250 £101,000
UK excluding London median salary £77,500 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
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
15690 20732 21361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.91% 97.04% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13081 17473 17056
Median salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Head of Security in the job title.

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 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +59 5 £80,000 -
Surrey +32 3 £85,000 -
Hampshire +9 3 £90,000 +65.89%
M4 Corridor - 1 £95,000 -
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Head of Security job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 14 (63.64%) CISSP
1 14 (63.64%) CISM
1 14 (63.64%) Information Security
2 12 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (50.00%) SIEM
3 11 (50.00%) PCI DSS
4 9 (40.91%) Degree
5 8 (36.36%) Finance
5 8 (36.36%) Firewall
6 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
6 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
6 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
6 7 (31.82%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (31.82%) Security Architecture
7 6 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (27.27%) CISA
8 5 (22.73%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (18.18%) Security Operations
9 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (13.64%) People Management
10 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
10 3 (13.64%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
10 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
10 3 (13.64%) CRISC
10 3 (13.64%) Data Security
10 3 (13.64%) Internet
10 3 (13.64%) C
10 3 (13.64%) Windows

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.64%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.55%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Information Security
2 12 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (50.00%) SIEM
4 7 (31.82%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
4 7 (31.82%) Security Architecture
4 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
5 6 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (22.73%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Security Operations
8 3 (13.64%) Data Security
8 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
8 3 (13.64%) People Management
8 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
8 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
9 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
9 2 (9.09%) ISMS
9 2 (9.09%) ITIL
9 2 (9.09%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) CISM
1 14 (63.64%) CISSP
2 9 (40.91%) Degree
3 6 (27.27%) CISA
4 3 (13.64%) CRISC
4 3 (13.64%) ISSMP
5 2 (9.09%) CEH
5 2 (9.09%) IRCA
6 1 (4.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (9.09%) COBIT
3 2 (9.09%) ISO 14001
3 2 (9.09%) ISO 9001
3 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft