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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Security
Rank 839 859 872
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 27 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.015% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.016% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 13
Average salary £80,000 £61,250 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.61% -20.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £56,250 £73,000
10% offered a salary of more than £104,000 £96,250 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £102,500 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
+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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 January 2015 within the UK.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 11 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 29 January 2015. 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 +26 26 £80,000 +30.61% 5
London +14 22 £80,000 -5.88% 3
City of London - 6 £60,000 -
South East -24 2 £95,000 +58.33%
South West - 2 £102,500 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £95,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £95,000 -
Bristol - 2 £102,500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £75,000 -

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 27 (43.55%) Finance
3 26 (41.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (38.71%) Risk Management
5 20 (32.26%) CISM
6 16 (25.81%) CISSP
7 15 (24.19%) CISA
8 11 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (16.13%) PCI DSS
10 9 (14.52%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (14.52%) Management Information System
10 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
11 8 (12.90%) Cyber Security
12 7 (11.29%) ITIL
12 7 (11.29%) Games
13 6 (9.68%) Security Management
13 6 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (9.68%) Information Assurance
13 6 (9.68%) Degree
14 5 (8.06%) COBIT
14 5 (8.06%) Network Security
14 5 (8.06%) Banking
14 5 (8.06%) Law
14 5 (8.06%) Service Management
14 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Management
15 4 (6.45%) Data Privacy
15 4 (6.45%) Firewall
15 4 (6.45%) IT Governance
15 4 (6.45%) Ethical Hacking

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 3 (4.84%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) SaaS
2 2 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Network Security
2 4 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.23%) Internet
General
1 27 (43.55%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Games
3 5 (8.06%) Banking
3 5 (8.06%) Law
4 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Advertising
6 1 (1.61%) Publishing
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.23%) Social Network
3 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) UNIX
1 2 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) Information Security
2 24 (38.71%) Risk Management
3 11 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (14.52%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
5 8 (12.90%) Cyber Security
6 7 (11.29%) ITIL
7 6 (9.68%) Security Management
7 6 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (9.68%) Information Assurance
8 5 (8.06%) Service Management
8 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (6.45%) Data Privacy
9 4 (6.45%) IT Governance
9 4 (6.45%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.84%) Strategic Planning
10 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.84%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) CISM
2 16 (25.81%) CISSP
3 15 (24.19%) CISA
4 6 (9.68%) Degree
5 4 (6.45%) CEH
6 3 (4.84%) CRISC
7 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (41.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (16.13%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.06%) COBIT
4 3 (4.84%) QA
5 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.61%) COSO
6 1 (1.61%) BS7799
6 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (3.23%) Splunk
1 2 (3.23%) CA
1 2 (3.23%) Symantec
1 2 (3.23%) Sourcefire
East London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £75,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £80000 - £92000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon, South West
Met Office
Salary: £42,319 per annum and up to £50,248 for exceptional candidates + benefits + Market Forces payment of £5,000 (applicable after probationary period)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago