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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 867 937 952
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 44 27 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.025% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.026% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 35 27 17
Median salary £87,500 £70,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £71,000
10% offered a salary of more than £107,000 £120,000 £96,500
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £82,500 £82,500
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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
90823 105550 110058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.22% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76065 87949 88918
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 September 2016 within the UK.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 25 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 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +69 41 £88,750 +26.78% 1
London +49 24 £91,250 +30.35%
Yorkshire - 7 £80,000 -
West Yorkshire - 5 - -
Bradford - 4 - -
South East +49 3 £90,000 +38.46%
East Midlands +12 3 £85,000 -19.04%
North West - 3 £60,000 - 1
Liverpool - 3 £60,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £60,000 -
City of London +62 2 £102,500 -8.88%
South Yorkshire - 2 £80,000 -
Kent - 2 £90,000 -
Nottinghamshire +7 1 £85,000 -19.04%
Bromley - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £72,500 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £70,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £65,000 -
South Wales - 1 £65,000 -
Coventry - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £65,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £80,000 -
Jersey - 1 £80,000 -

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 45 (54.22%) Risk Management
3 39 (46.99%) Finance
4 33 (39.76%) CISSP
5 32 (38.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (32.53%) CISM
7 24 (28.92%) Cybersecurity
8 23 (27.71%) Security Management
9 22 (26.51%) Information Security Management
10 20 (24.10%) Management Information System
11 18 (21.69%) Network Security
12 16 (19.28%) PCI DSS
12 16 (19.28%) Business Continuity
12 16 (19.28%) CISA
13 15 (18.07%) Legal
14 14 (16.87%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (15.66%) Retail
16 12 (14.46%) ISMS
16 12 (14.46%) IT Audit
17 11 (13.25%) Security Architecture
18 10 (12.05%) Information Security Governance
18 10 (12.05%) Regulatory Compliance
19 9 (10.84%) COBIT
20 8 (9.64%) Data Protection
20 8 (9.64%) Big Data
20 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
20 8 (9.64%) Law
20 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
21 7 (8.43%) ISO27002
21 7 (8.43%) Degree

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
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.41%) PaaS
2 2 (2.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.20%) IaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.69%) Network Security
2 5 (6.02%) Internet
3 3 (3.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.64%) Big Data
2 4 (4.82%) Hadoop
General
1 39 (46.99%) Finance
2 15 (18.07%) Legal
3 13 (15.66%) Retail
4 8 (9.64%) Law
5 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
6 5 (6.02%) Automotive
7 4 (4.82%) Banking
8 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.10%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.43%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.02%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.61%) e-Learning
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
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.02%) Windows
2 3 (3.61%) Linux
2 3 (3.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (100.00%) Information Security
2 45 (54.22%) Risk Management
3 24 (28.92%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (27.71%) Security Management
5 22 (26.51%) Information Security Management
6 16 (19.28%) Business Continuity
7 12 (14.46%) ISMS
7 12 (14.46%) IT Audit
8 11 (13.25%) Security Architecture
9 10 (12.05%) Information Security Governance
9 10 (12.05%) Regulatory Compliance
10 8 (9.64%) Data Protection
10 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.23%) BCP
11 6 (7.23%) Business Continuity Planning
11 6 (7.23%) Project Governance
12 5 (6.02%) Analytics
12 5 (6.02%) Line Management
12 5 (6.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (39.76%) CISSP
2 27 (32.53%) CISM
3 16 (19.28%) CISA
4 7 (8.43%) Degree
5 5 (6.02%) CRISC
6 3 (3.61%) ISACA
7 2 (2.41%) CEH
8 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (38.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (19.28%) PCI DSS
3 9 (10.84%) COBIT
4 7 (8.43%) ISO27002
5 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.20%) BS7799
6 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (4.82%) Ab Initio
1 4 (4.82%) Cisco
2 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
2 1 (1.20%) Juniper
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
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