The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Head of Information Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 846 934 938
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 37 32 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.030% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.031% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 32 29 36
Median salary £87,500 £70,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £55,000 £66,250
10% offered a salary of more than £114,500 £101,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median salary £77,500 £70,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -9.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
86247 103892 110745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.55% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71633 86643 91629
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Head of Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Head of Information Security in the job title.

Head of Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Information Security
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the UK.

Head of Information Security Salary Trend in the UK

Head of Information Security
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Information Security over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 within the UK.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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
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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
England +100 34 £90,000 +28.57% 2
London +93 26 £95,000 +35.71% 2
South East - 4 £83,750 -
Surrey - 3 £85,000 -
Scotland +34 2 - -
City of London +28 2 £100,000 -4.76%
Staines - 2 £85,000 -
North West - 2 £61,750 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £80,000 -
Jersey - 1 £80,000 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £72,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £72,500 -
Liverpool - 1 £60,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £63,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £60,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £82,500 -

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, Head of Information 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 featuring Head of Information Security in the job title.

1 83 (100.00%) Information Security
2 44 (53.01%) Finance
3 34 (40.96%) CISSP
4 31 (37.35%) CISM
4 31 (37.35%) Risk Management
5 29 (34.94%) Cybersecurity
6 28 (33.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (25.30%) Degree
8 14 (16.87%) Windows
8 14 (16.87%) Regulatory Compliance
9 13 (15.66%) Security Management
9 13 (15.66%) GIAC
10 12 (14.46%) CISA
10 12 (14.46%) Data Protection
10 12 (14.46%) PCI DSS
10 12 (14.46%) Security Operations
11 11 (13.25%) Computer Science
11 11 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
12 10 (12.05%) Information Security Management
12 10 (12.05%) Legal
12 10 (12.05%) COBIT
12 10 (12.05%) Network Security
13 9 (10.84%) Security Architecture
13 9 (10.84%) ISMS
13 9 (10.84%) Firewall
13 9 (10.84%) Banking
13 9 (10.84%) Line Management
14 8 (9.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (4.82%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.41%) PaaS
1 2 (2.41%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) IaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) Network Security
2 9 (10.84%) Firewall
3 7 (8.43%) WAN
4 5 (6.02%) Internet
5 4 (4.82%) DNS
5 4 (4.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.82%) LAN
5 4 (4.82%) SMTP
5 4 (4.82%) SSL
5 4 (4.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.64%) Big Data
2 4 (4.82%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
General
1 44 (53.01%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Legal
3 9 (10.84%) Banking
4 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.02%) Retail
6 4 (4.82%) Law
7 2 (2.41%) Games
8 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) Middleware
1 3 (3.61%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Computer Science
1 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.61%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.20%) CESG
6 1 (1.20%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.20%) IPTV
6 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.20%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Linux
3 3 (3.61%) Unix
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (100.00%) Information Security
2 31 (37.35%) Risk Management
3 29 (34.94%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (16.87%) Regulatory Compliance
5 13 (15.66%) Security Management
6 12 (14.46%) Data Protection
6 12 (14.46%) Security Operations
7 11 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (12.05%) Information Security Management
9 9 (10.84%) ISMS
9 9 (10.84%) Line Management
9 9 (10.84%) Security Architecture
10 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
10 8 (9.64%) Information Security Governance
10 8 (9.64%) SIEM
10 8 (9.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (8.43%) Change Management
11 7 (8.43%) Identity Management
11 7 (8.43%) People Management
11 7 (8.43%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (40.96%) CISSP
2 31 (37.35%) CISM
3 21 (25.30%) Degree
4 13 (15.66%) GIAC
5 12 (14.46%) CISA
6 5 (6.02%) CRISC
7 3 (3.61%) CEH
7 3 (3.61%) GISF
7 3 (3.61%) GSEC
8 2 (2.41%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.41%) CSSLP
8 2 (2.41%) SANS
8 2 (2.41%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (2.41%) SSCP
9 1 (1.20%) CLAS
9 1 (1.20%) IRCA
9 1 (1.20%) ISACA
9 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (33.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (14.46%) PCI DSS
3 10 (12.05%) COBIT
4 6 (7.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (3.61%) BS7799
6 2 (2.41%) ISO 9001
6 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (1.20%) ISO 14001
7 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (3.61%) Nessus
1 3 (3.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.82%) Ab Initio
2 4 (4.82%) Cisco
3 3 (3.61%) Aveksa
3 3 (3.61%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (3.61%) Intel Security
3 3 (3.61%) Palo Alto
3 3 (3.61%) Splunk
3 3 (3.61%) Symantec
4 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.20%) Juniper
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