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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Security
UK
Rank 819 883 914
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 32 35 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.035% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.037% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 26 30 26
Median salary £87,500 £70,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £64,500 £63,750
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £95,000 £103,750
UK excluding London median salary £82,500 £70,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -22.22%

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
81311 95393 101849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67566 80035 84663
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 January 2017 within the UK.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 16 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +77 30 £87,500 +25.00% 3
London +72 22 £90,000 +5.88% 2
East Midlands +7 3 £67,500 -
South East - 3 £85,000 - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £67,500 -
Scotland +21 2 - -
Staines - 2 £85,000 -
Surrey - 2 £85,000 -
West Midlands -4 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
North West - 1 £92,500 -
Leicester - 1 £64,000 -
Manchester - 1 £92,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £82,500 -

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 67 (100.00%) Information Security
2 31 (46.27%) Finance
3 30 (44.78%) CISSP
4 28 (41.79%) CISM
5 27 (40.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (29.85%) Risk Management
7 19 (28.36%) Degree
8 16 (23.88%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (22.39%) GIAC
9 15 (22.39%) CISA
10 14 (20.90%) PCI DSS
11 13 (19.40%) Data Protection
11 13 (19.40%) Windows
12 12 (17.91%) Security Management
13 10 (14.93%) Management Information System
13 10 (14.93%) Information Security Management
13 10 (14.93%) Security Operations
14 9 (13.43%) Regulatory Compliance
14 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (13.43%) Firewall
14 9 (13.43%) ISMS
15 8 (11.94%) SIEM
15 8 (11.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 8 (11.94%) Change Management
15 8 (11.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (11.94%) Linux
15 8 (11.94%) WAN
15 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
15 8 (11.94%) Banking
16 7 (10.45%) Identity Management

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:

Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) Firewall
2 8 (11.94%) WAN
3 6 (8.96%) Network Security
4 4 (5.97%) DNS
4 4 (5.97%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (5.97%) LAN
4 4 (5.97%) SMTP
4 4 (5.97%) SSL
4 4 (5.97%) Wireless
5 2 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Big Data
1 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
General
1 31 (46.27%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Games
3 4 (5.97%) Legal
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) Middleware
2 3 (4.48%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.99%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) CESG
5 1 (1.49%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.49%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.49%) IPTV
5 1 (1.49%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Windows
2 8 (11.94%) Linux
3 4 (5.97%) Unix
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Information Security
2 20 (29.85%) Risk Management
3 16 (23.88%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (19.40%) Data Protection
5 12 (17.91%) Security Management
6 10 (14.93%) Information Security Management
6 10 (14.93%) Security Operations
7 9 (13.43%) ISMS
7 9 (13.43%) Regulatory Compliance
7 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (11.94%) Change Management
8 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.94%) SIEM
8 8 (11.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 7 (10.45%) Identity Management
10 6 (8.96%) Line Management
10 6 (8.96%) Performance Management
11 5 (7.46%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (7.46%) Information Security Governance
11 5 (7.46%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.97%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (44.78%) CISSP
2 28 (41.79%) CISM
3 19 (28.36%) Degree
4 15 (22.39%) CISA
4 15 (22.39%) GIAC
5 5 (7.46%) CEH
6 4 (5.97%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (5.97%) CSSLP
6 4 (5.97%) SANS
6 4 (5.97%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (5.97%) SSCP
7 3 (4.48%) GISF
7 3 (4.48%) GSEC
8 1 (1.49%) CLAS
8 1 (1.49%) IRCA
8 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (40.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (20.90%) PCI DSS
3 8 (11.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (8.96%) COBIT
5 3 (4.48%) BS7799
6 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
6 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (1.49%) ISO 14001
7 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (4.48%) Nessus
1 3 (4.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco
3 3 (4.48%) Aveksa
3 3 (4.48%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (4.48%) Intel Security
3 3 (4.48%) Palo Alto
3 3 (4.48%) Splunk
3 3 (4.48%) Symantec
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Salary: From £140,000 to £200,000 per annum £150-200k + bens bonus etc
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
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