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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Security
UK
Rank 815 926 926
Rank change year-on-year
+111 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 29 30 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.030% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.031% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 25 25 33
Median salary £90,000 £85,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £64,400 £62,000 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £113,000 £98,000 £104,500
UK excluding London median salary £68,750 £85,500 £96,250
% change year-on-year
-19.59% -11.16%

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
81623 97249 103130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67793 81597 85223
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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 £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +98 27 £90,000 +20.00% 1
London +64 20 £90,000 +5.88%
South East +61 3 £70,000 -18.12%
East Midlands +2 3 £67,500 +3.84%
Leicestershire - 3 £67,500 -
Manchester - 1 £92,500 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £82,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £55,000 -
Surrey - 1 £70,000 -
North West - 1 £92,500 - 1
Belfast - 1 £55,000 -
Leicester - 1 £64,000 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £55,000 -
County Antrim - 1 £55,000 -

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 62 (100.00%) Information Security
2 28 (45.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (45.16%) CISSP
2 28 (45.16%) CISM
3 26 (41.94%) Finance
4 18 (29.03%) Degree
5 16 (25.81%) CISA
6 15 (24.19%) Risk Management
6 15 (24.19%) GIAC
6 15 (24.19%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (20.97%) PCI DSS
8 12 (19.35%) Data Protection
8 12 (19.35%) Windows
9 10 (16.13%) Firewall
9 10 (16.13%) Security Management
10 9 (14.52%) Management Information System
10 9 (14.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (14.52%) Security Operations
11 8 (12.90%) Identity Management
11 8 (12.90%) Information Security Management
11 8 (12.90%) ISMS
11 8 (12.90%) SIEM
11 8 (12.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 7 (11.29%) Change Management
12 7 (11.29%) Linux
12 7 (11.29%) E-Commerce
12 7 (11.29%) WAN
12 7 (11.29%) Banking
13 6 (9.68%) Regulatory Compliance
13 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder 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 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) Firewall
2 7 (11.29%) WAN
3 5 (8.06%) Network Security
4 4 (6.45%) DNS
4 4 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.45%) LAN
4 4 (6.45%) SMTP
4 4 (6.45%) SSL
4 4 (6.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Big Data
1 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
General
1 26 (41.94%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Games
4 3 (4.84%) Retail
5 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.61%) Law
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Middleware
1 3 (4.84%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.23%) CESG
3 2 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) Unix
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) Information Security
2 15 (24.19%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (24.19%) Risk Management
3 12 (19.35%) Data Protection
4 10 (16.13%) Security Management
5 9 (14.52%) Security Operations
6 8 (12.90%) Identity Management
6 8 (12.90%) Information Security Management
6 8 (12.90%) ISMS
6 8 (12.90%) SIEM
6 8 (12.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 7 (11.29%) Change Management
7 7 (11.29%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.68%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (9.68%) Line Management
8 6 (9.68%) Regulatory Compliance
8 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.06%) Data Loss Prevention
10 4 (6.45%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (45.16%) CISM
1 28 (45.16%) CISSP
2 18 (29.03%) Degree
3 16 (25.81%) CISA
4 15 (24.19%) GIAC
5 5 (8.06%) CEH
6 4 (6.45%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (6.45%) CSSLP
6 4 (6.45%) SANS
6 4 (6.45%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (6.45%) SSCP
7 3 (4.84%) GISF
7 3 (4.84%) GSEC
8 2 (3.23%) CLAS
8 2 (3.23%) CRISC
9 1 (1.61%) IRCA
9 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (45.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (20.97%) PCI DSS
3 9 (14.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (6.45%) COBIT
5 2 (3.23%) BS7799
5 2 (3.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.61%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (4.84%) Nessus
1 3 (4.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) Aveksa
2 3 (4.84%) Cisco
2 3 (4.84%) CyberArk
2 3 (4.84%) Intel Security
2 3 (4.84%) Palo Alto
2 3 (4.84%) Splunk
2 3 (4.84%) Symantec
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