The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Information Security role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Information Security in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 910 950 972
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 38 35 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.031% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.032% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 22 26 11
Average salary £87,750 £84,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.46% +60.00%
UK excluding London average salary £87,750 £73,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+18.98% +40.47%

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Head of Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Information Security in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 1 May 2016 within the UK.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(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
England +37 37 £87,750 +4.46%
South East +23 14 £87,750 +12.50%
West Midlands - 12 £90,000 -
Surrey - 8 £90,000 -
London -1 5 £76,750 -8.63%
South West -10 4 £51,617 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Farnham - 3 £80,000 -
Warwick - 3 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £51,617 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes +25 1 £50,000 -35.89%
Buckinghamshire +21 1 £50,000 -35.89%
East Midlands +10 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £90,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £90,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £90,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £90,000 -

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Information 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 Information Security in their job title.

1 75 (100.00%) Information Security
2 51 (68.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (66.67%) CISSP
4 45 (60.00%) CISM
5 37 (49.33%) Risk Management
6 36 (48.00%) Security Management
7 35 (46.67%) Management Information System
8 26 (34.67%) Information Security Management
9 25 (33.33%) Finance
10 20 (26.67%) CISA
11 17 (22.67%) PCI DSS
12 16 (21.33%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (21.33%) IT Audit
13 14 (18.67%) Project Management
14 13 (17.33%) Penetration Testing
15 12 (16.00%) Network Security
15 12 (16.00%) Data Protection
16 11 (14.67%) Juniper
16 11 (14.67%) SAN
16 11 (14.67%) Windows
16 11 (14.67%) Cisco
16 11 (14.67%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (13.33%) ISMS
17 10 (13.33%) Business Continuity
18 9 (12.00%) Retail
18 9 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
19 8 (10.67%) Risk Assessment
19 8 (10.67%) Vulnerability Management
20 6 (8.00%) Information Security Governance
20 6 (8.00%) Project Governance

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Information 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 Information Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 11 (14.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) Network Security
2 11 (14.67%) SAN
3 1 (1.33%) Internet
General
1 25 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Retail
3 5 (6.67%) Automotive
3 5 (6.67%) Legal
4 2 (2.67%) Law
4 2 (2.67%) Marketing
4 2 (2.67%) Publishing
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 35 (46.67%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) CESG
4 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.67%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.67%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.33%) Derivative
5 1 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Information Security
2 37 (49.33%) Risk Management
3 36 (48.00%) Security Management
4 26 (34.67%) Information Security Management
5 16 (21.33%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (21.33%) IT Audit
6 14 (18.67%) Project Management
7 13 (17.33%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (16.00%) Data Protection
9 10 (13.33%) Business Continuity
9 10 (13.33%) ISMS
10 9 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (10.67%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (10.67%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (8.00%) Information Security Governance
12 6 (8.00%) ITIL
12 6 (8.00%) Project Governance
13 5 (6.67%) Information Assurance
13 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
14 4 (5.33%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (66.67%) CISSP
2 45 (60.00%) CISM
3 20 (26.67%) CISA
4 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.00%) CRISC
4 3 (4.00%) Degree
5 2 (2.67%) CCNA
5 2 (2.67%) CCSA
5 2 (2.67%) CEH
5 2 (2.67%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.33%) CCIE
6 1 (1.33%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.33%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.33%) ISACA
6 1 (1.33%) MBA
6 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (68.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (22.67%) PCI DSS
3 6 (8.00%) ISO27002
4 3 (4.00%) ISO 9001
4 3 (4.00%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) FortiGate
1 2 (2.67%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Cisco
1 11 (14.67%) Juniper
2 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.33%) Fortinet
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