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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 893 920 990
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 39 27 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.025% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.026% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 21 21 9
Median salary £90,000 £85,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,617 £62,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £87,750 £62,500 £73,750
% change year-on-year
+40.40% -15.25%

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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 May 2016 within the UK.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 24 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 24 May 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 +56 39 £90,000 +5.88% 2
West Midlands - 14 £90,000 -
South East +39 13 £90,000 +76.47%
Surrey - 8 £90,000 -
London +20 7 £90,000 +5.88% 2
Warwickshire - 5 - -
Warwick - 5 - -
South West - 4 £51,617 -
Farnham - 3 £80,000 -
City of London +39 2 £85,000 - 1
Leeds - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £51,617 -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +26 1 £50,000 -1.96%
Milton Keynes +26 1 £50,000 -1.96%
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £90,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
East of England - 1 - -

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 70 (100.00%) Information Security
2 48 (68.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (62.86%) CISSP
4 39 (55.71%) CISM
4 39 (55.71%) Risk Management
5 35 (50.00%) Management Information System
6 30 (42.86%) Security Management
7 25 (35.71%) Information Security Management
7 25 (35.71%) Finance
8 20 (28.57%) CISA
9 17 (24.29%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (22.86%) Network Security
10 16 (22.86%) PCI DSS
11 15 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (21.43%) IT Audit
12 14 (20.00%) Project Management
13 12 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
14 11 (15.71%) Business Continuity
14 11 (15.71%) Data Protection
15 9 (12.86%) ISMS
15 9 (12.86%) Retail
16 8 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
17 7 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
17 7 (10.00%) ISO27002
18 6 (8.57%) Project Governance
18 6 (8.57%) Information Security Governance
18 6 (8.57%) Legal
18 6 (8.57%) ITIL
19 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
19 5 (7.14%) Windows

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:

Cloud Services
1 15 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.86%) Network Security
2 5 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) Big Data
General
1 25 (35.71%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Retail
3 6 (8.57%) Legal
4 5 (7.14%) Automotive
5 4 (5.71%) Law
6 2 (2.86%) Marketing
6 2 (2.86%) Publishing
6 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.43%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 35 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) CESG
4 2 (2.86%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (100.00%) Information Security
2 39 (55.71%) Risk Management
3 30 (42.86%) Security Management
4 25 (35.71%) Information Security Management
5 17 (24.29%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (21.43%) IT Audit
7 14 (20.00%) Project Management
8 12 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (15.71%) Business Continuity
9 11 (15.71%) Data Protection
10 9 (12.86%) ISMS
11 8 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (8.57%) Information Security Governance
13 6 (8.57%) ITIL
13 6 (8.57%) Project Governance
14 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
14 5 (7.14%) Security Architecture
14 5 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
15 4 (5.71%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (62.86%) CISSP
2 39 (55.71%) CISM
3 20 (28.57%) CISA
4 3 (4.29%) Degree
5 2 (2.86%) CCNA
5 2 (2.86%) CCSA
5 2 (2.86%) CEH
5 2 (2.86%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.86%) ISACA
5 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (68.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (22.86%) PCI DSS
3 7 (10.00%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.43%) COBIT
4 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 5 (7.14%) Cisco
1 5 (7.14%) Juniper
2 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
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