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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 439 427 434
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 4 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.019% 0.075% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.079% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 9
Average salary £72,500 £77,500 £74,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.45% +4.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £73,400
10% offered a salary of more than £88,750 £98,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
19689 21521 20964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.94% 95.02% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16229 17194 17286
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 £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 31 July 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 July 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 +4 3 £65,000 -16.12%
Berkshire 0 1 £80,000 -11.11%
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (53.33%) Information Security
2 8 (53.33%) PCI DSS
3 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (40.00%) Information Security Management
4 6 (40.00%) Security Management
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (33.33%) OWASP
6 4 (26.67%) Information Management
6 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (26.67%) CISSP
6 4 (26.67%) CISM
7 3 (20.00%) CISA
7 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) ISMS
7 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (20.00%) Analytics
7 3 (20.00%) Cyber Security
7 3 (20.00%) SIEM
8 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (13.33%) Splunk
8 2 (13.33%) Legal
8 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
8 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
8 2 (13.33%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (13.33%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (13.33%) SAS
General
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Information Security
2 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (40.00%) Information Security Management
3 6 (40.00%) Security Management
3 6 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (33.33%) OWASP
5 4 (26.67%) Information Management
5 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
6 3 (20.00%) ISMS
6 3 (20.00%) SIEM
6 3 (20.00%) Analytics
6 3 (20.00%) Cyber Security
6 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (13.33%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) BCP
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) CISSP
2 4 (26.67%) CISM
3 3 (20.00%) CISA
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) CRISC
5 1 (6.67%) ISACA
5 1 (6.67%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) PCI DSS
2 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.67%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Splunk