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 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Security
Rank 863 945 958
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 45 25 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.023% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.024% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 31 23 22
Median salary £90,000 £65,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,700 £54,000
10% offered a salary of more than £107,500 £105,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £63,750 £73,750
% change year-on-year
+25.49% -13.55%

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
94638 106188 112312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79637 87538 91558
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 25 July 2016 within the UK.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 27 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 July 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
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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 +81 44 £90,000 +38.46% 1
London +51 29 £92,500 +20.91%
City of London +64 8 £100,000 +21.95%
South East +33 4 £80,000 +23.07%
Yorkshire - 4 £80,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -
East Midlands +4 2 £92,500 +48.00%
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £90,000 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 - -
East of England +38 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +9 1 £85,000 -22.72%
Liverpool - 1 £60,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £60,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £80,000 - 1
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Surrey - 1 £70,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £65,000 -
South Wales - 1 £65,000 -
Bromley - 1 - -
North West - 1 £60,000 -
Wales - 1 £65,000 -
Essex - 1 - -

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 85 (100.00%) Information Security
2 47 (55.29%) Risk Management
3 41 (48.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (47.06%) CISSP
5 37 (43.53%) Finance
6 34 (40.00%) CISM
7 28 (32.94%) Management Information System
7 28 (32.94%) Cybersecurity
8 25 (29.41%) Security Management
9 24 (28.24%) Information Security Management
10 22 (25.88%) CISA
11 21 (24.71%) Network Security
12 17 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (18.82%) PCI DSS
13 16 (18.82%) Business Continuity
14 15 (17.65%) IT Audit
15 13 (15.29%) Security Architecture
15 13 (15.29%) Legal
16 11 (12.94%) Retail
16 11 (12.94%) ISMS
17 10 (11.76%) Information Security Governance
18 9 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
18 9 (10.59%) Project Management
19 8 (9.41%) Law
19 8 (9.41%) Big Data
19 8 (9.41%) Data Protection
19 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
20 7 (8.24%) ISO27002
20 7 (8.24%) ITIL
21 6 (7.06%) Telecoms

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 (4.71%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.53%) SaaS
3 2 (2.35%) PaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.18%) IaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.71%) Network Security
2 4 (4.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) Big Data
2 4 (4.71%) Hadoop
General
1 37 (43.53%) Finance
2 13 (15.29%) Legal
3 11 (12.94%) Retail
4 8 (9.41%) Law
5 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
6 5 (5.88%) Automotive
7 4 (4.71%) Banking
8 3 (3.53%) Marketing
9 2 (2.35%) Publishing
10 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 28 (32.94%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) CESG
5 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.35%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (100.00%) Information Security
2 47 (55.29%) Risk Management
3 28 (32.94%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (29.41%) Security Management
5 24 (28.24%) Information Security Management
6 16 (18.82%) Business Continuity
7 15 (17.65%) IT Audit
8 13 (15.29%) Security Architecture
9 11 (12.94%) ISMS
10 10 (11.76%) Information Security Governance
11 9 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (10.59%) Project Management
12 8 (9.41%) Data Protection
13 7 (8.24%) ITIL
14 6 (7.06%) BCP
14 6 (7.06%) Business Continuity Planning
14 6 (7.06%) Project Governance
14 6 (7.06%) Risk Assessment
15 5 (5.88%) Analytics
15 5 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.71%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (47.06%) CISSP
2 34 (40.00%) CISM
3 22 (25.88%) CISA
4 6 (7.06%) Degree
5 5 (5.88%) CRISC
6 4 (4.71%) ISACA
7 2 (2.35%) CEH
7 2 (2.35%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.18%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.18%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (48.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (18.82%) PCI DSS
3 7 (8.24%) ISO27002
4 5 (5.88%) COBIT
5 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 4 (4.71%) Ab Initio
2 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
2 1 (1.18%) Cisco
2 1 (1.18%) Juniper
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
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