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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Security
Rank 872 868 879
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 22 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.009% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 11
Average salary £85,000 £80,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £69,000
10% offered a salary of more than £96,500 £106,500 £91,250
UK excluding London average salary £82,500 £60,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.28%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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 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 +18 20 £85,000 +6.25% 3
London +1 11 £85,000 -19.04% 1
City of London +2 4 £88,750 -
Leeds -30 4 £85,000 +41.66%
West Yorkshire -40 4 £85,000 +41.66%
Yorkshire -50 4 £85,000 +41.66%
Manchester - 3 £77,500 - 2
North West - 3 £77,500 - 2
Scotland - 2 £75,000 -
Bromley - 2 £67,500 -
Surrey -7 1 £102,500 +13.88%
South East -7 1 £102,500 +13.88%
East of England - 1 £80,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £75,000 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £80,000 -

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 47 (100.00%) Information Security
2 32 (68.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (44.68%) Business Continuity
4 17 (36.17%) CISSP
5 15 (31.91%) Risk Management
6 14 (29.79%) CISM
7 13 (27.66%) Risk Analysis
8 9 (19.15%) Management Information System
9 8 (17.02%) BCP
9 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (17.02%) CISA
9 8 (17.02%) Security Management
10 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (14.89%) Finance
10 7 (14.89%) B2C
10 7 (14.89%) ITIL
10 7 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
11 6 (12.77%) Legal
12 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
12 5 (10.64%) Retail
12 5 (10.64%) Information Management
12 5 (10.64%) ISMS
12 5 (10.64%) PCI DSS
12 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity Planning
13 4 (8.51%) Degree
13 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
13 4 (8.51%) ISSMP
13 4 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
13 4 (8.51%) Banking

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 1 (2.13%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.13%) DMZ
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Legal
3 5 (10.64%) Retail
4 4 (8.51%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) iGaming
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.13%) UNIX
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) Information Security
2 21 (44.68%) Business Continuity
3 15 (31.91%) Risk Management
4 13 (27.66%) Risk Analysis
5 8 (17.02%) BCP
5 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (17.02%) Security Management
6 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.89%) B2C
6 7 (14.89%) ITIL
6 7 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.64%) Information Management
8 5 (10.64%) ISMS
8 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
9 4 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (8.51%) Security Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.13%) Perl
1 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) CISSP
2 14 (29.79%) CISM
3 8 (17.02%) CISA
4 4 (8.51%) Degree
4 4 (8.51%) ISSMP
5 3 (6.38%) IRCA
5 3 (6.38%) ISEB
6 1 (2.13%) CEH
6 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (68.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (10.64%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.26%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £55000 - £71500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago