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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 434 458 451
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 7 4 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.038% 0.019% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.020% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 14
Median salary £75,000 £71,250 £83,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -14.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £79,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £70,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
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
17659 20145 21905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.07% 96.61% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14951 16605 17140
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 August 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 25 August 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
Kent - 3 £90,000 -
Home Counties - 2 £80,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £67,500 -
Surrey - 1 £70,000 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £67,500 -
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 26 (81.25%) Information Security
2 24 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (68.75%) PCI DSS
4 20 (62.50%) CISSP
5 15 (46.88%) CISM
6 12 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (34.38%) Management Information System
7 11 (34.38%) Business Continuity
8 10 (31.25%) Risk Management
9 9 (28.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (28.13%) CISA
10 8 (25.00%) Security Management
10 8 (25.00%) Information Security Management
10 8 (25.00%) Retail
10 8 (25.00%) ISMS
10 8 (25.00%) ISO27002
11 7 (21.88%) Data Protection
11 7 (21.88%) Degree
11 7 (21.88%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
12 6 (18.75%) Project Governance
12 6 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (15.63%) Automotive
13 5 (15.63%) Project Management
13 5 (15.63%) ITIL
13 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
14 3 (9.38%) Remediation Plan
14 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity Planning
14 3 (9.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Firewall
1 3 (9.38%) Internet
1 3 (9.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) GIS
General
1 8 (25.00%) Retail
2 5 (15.63%) Automotive
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Finance
4 2 (6.25%) Law
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Management Information System
2 7 (21.88%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Information Security
2 12 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (34.38%) Business Continuity
4 10 (31.25%) Risk Management
5 9 (28.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 8 (25.00%) ISMS
6 8 (25.00%) Security Management
7 7 (21.88%) Data Protection
8 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
8 6 (18.75%) Project Governance
8 6 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (15.63%) ITIL
9 5 (15.63%) Project Management
9 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (9.38%) BCP
10 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity Planning
10 3 (9.38%) Data Security
10 3 (9.38%) Remediation Plan
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) CISSP
2 15 (46.88%) CISM
3 9 (28.13%) CISA
4 7 (21.88%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) CEH
6 2 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (6.25%) CLAS
6 2 (6.25%) CRISC
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.13%) IRCA
7 1 (3.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (68.75%) PCI DSS
3 8 (25.00%) ISO27002
4 3 (9.38%) COBIT
4 3 (9.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (3.13%) ISO 14001
5 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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