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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 911 908 930
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 37 34 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.032% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.033% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 32 30 18
Average salary £72,500 £80,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £62,250 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £105,000 £88,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £102,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +70.83%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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 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 +27 33 £70,000 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire - 12 £70,000 -
North Yorkshire - 12 £70,000 -
Harrogate - 8 £70,000 -
West Midlands - 8 £90,000 -
London -11 5 £75,000 -6.25% 1
Birmingham - 5 £90,000 -
East Midlands +5 3 £65,000 +4.00%
South West -6 3 £65,000 -36.58%
Middlesbrough - 3 £60,000 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £77,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £77,500 -
South East +9 1 £85,500 -18.57%
Hertfordshire +7 1 £90,000 -
East of England +3 1 £90,000 -
Hemel Hempstead -2 1 £90,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £57,500 -

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 62 (100.00%) Information Security
2 44 (70.97%) CISSP
2 44 (70.97%) CISM
3 29 (46.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (38.71%) Security Management
5 18 (29.03%) Management Information System
6 17 (27.42%) Risk Management
6 17 (27.42%) Finance
7 15 (24.19%) CISA
8 13 (20.97%) Windows
8 13 (20.97%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (19.35%) Information Security Management
9 12 (19.35%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (17.74%) Cisco
10 11 (17.74%) Juniper
10 11 (17.74%) SAN
10 11 (17.74%) PCI DSS
11 8 (12.90%) Data Protection
12 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
12 7 (11.29%) Project Management
13 6 (9.68%) IIS
13 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (9.68%) Security Architecture
13 6 (9.68%) IISP
14 5 (8.06%) Legal
15 4 (6.45%) Retail
15 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (6.45%) Presales
15 4 (6.45%) CRISC

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.68%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) SAN
2 2 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Big Data
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Legal
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Marketing
5 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.61%) Derivative
4 1 (1.61%) Equities
4 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) Information Security
2 24 (38.71%) Security Management
3 17 (27.42%) Risk Management
4 13 (20.97%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (19.35%) Information Security Management
5 12 (19.35%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (12.90%) Data Protection
7 7 (11.29%) Project Management
8 6 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (9.68%) Security Architecture
8 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.45%) Information Security Governance
9 4 (6.45%) People Management
9 4 (6.45%) Presales
10 3 (4.84%) Business Continuity
10 3 (4.84%) Information Assurance
10 3 (4.84%) Internal Audit
10 3 (4.84%) IT Audit
10 3 (4.84%) OWASP
10 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 44 (70.97%) CISM
1 44 (70.97%) CISSP
2 15 (24.19%) CISA
3 6 (9.68%) IISP
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.45%) CRISC
5 2 (3.23%) CCNA
5 2 (3.23%) CCSA
5 2 (3.23%) Degree
6 1 (1.61%) CCIE
6 1 (1.61%) CCSP
6 1 (1.61%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.61%) ISACA
6 1 (1.61%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.61%) ISSEP
6 1 (1.61%) MBA
6 1 (1.61%) SANS
6 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (46.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (17.74%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.84%) ISO 9001
3 3 (4.84%) ISO22301
4 1 (1.61%) COBIT
4 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Cisco
1 11 (17.74%) Juniper
2 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.61%) Citrix
3 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.61%) VMware
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