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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 420 433 448
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 22 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.023% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.024% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 22 2 0
Average salary £72,500 £91,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.54% -
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £68,750 £57,550
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +19.46%
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
20911 20607 22412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.40% 94.85% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 16811 16577 19543
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 17 £70,000 -24.32%
Berkshire +13 9 £72,500 -19.44%
Buckinghamshire - 7 £72,500 -
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 24 (44.44%) Finance
2 17 (31.48%) CISSP
3 15 (27.78%) Cisco
4 14 (25.93%) Information Security
4 14 (25.93%) Network Security
5 12 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (22.22%) Marketing
5 12 (22.22%) Product Management
6 11 (20.37%) Juniper
6 11 (20.37%) CheckPoint
6 11 (20.37%) Cyber Security
6 11 (20.37%) Performance Metrics
7 10 (18.52%) PCI DSS
8 9 (16.67%) Management Information System
9 8 (14.81%) Change Management
9 8 (14.81%) Legal
10 7 (12.96%) ITIL
10 7 (12.96%) CISA
10 7 (12.96%) CISM
10 7 (12.96%) Risk Management
11 6 (11.11%) COBIT
11 6 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
12 5 (9.26%) IIS
12 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (9.26%) Business Continuity
13 4 (7.41%) Security Management
13 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
13 4 (7.41%) Retail
13 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
13 4 (7.41%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 5 (9.26%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.93%) Network Security
2 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 2 (3.70%) NFC
General
1 24 (44.44%) Finance
2 12 (22.22%) Marketing
3 8 (14.81%) Legal
4 4 (7.41%) Retail
4 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.41%) German Language
5 2 (3.70%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Performance Metrics
2 9 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.70%) EMV
3 2 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Information Security
2 12 (22.22%) Product Management
2 12 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (20.37%) Cyber Security
4 8 (14.81%) Change Management
5 7 (12.96%) ITIL
5 7 (12.96%) Risk Management
6 6 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (9.26%) Business Continuity
7 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.41%) Security Management
8 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.41%) Project Governance
8 4 (7.41%) Data Protection
8 4 (7.41%) Business Transformation
8 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.41%) Software Licensing
9 3 (5.56%) Security Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Information Assurance
9 3 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) CISSP
2 7 (12.96%) CISA
2 7 (12.96%) CISM
3 4 (7.41%) Degree
4 3 (5.56%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) PCI DSS
2 6 (11.11%) COBIT
3 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.85%) COSO
5 1 (1.85%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Cisco
2 11 (20.37%) Juniper
2 11 (20.37%) CheckPoint
3 3 (5.56%) Tripwire
3 3 (5.56%) Symantec
4 2 (3.70%) McAfee
4 2 (3.70%) Cadence
5 1 (1.85%) Hyperion