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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Security
Rank 876 909 871
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 26 29 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.025% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.026% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 23 23 11
Average salary £79,000 £72,500 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.96% -14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £85,000 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £75,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 18 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 3 July 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
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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 +22 26 £79,000 +8.96% 4
London +26 13 £80,750 +19.62% 2
East Midlands +8 7 £62,500 +19.04%
Northamptonshire - 6 £62,500 -
City of London +39 5 £85,000 - 1
South East +9 3 £65,000 -10.34% 1
North West - 2 £85,000 -
Manchester - 2 £85,000 -
Hampshire -6 1 £65,000 -16.12% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £70,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £110,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £51,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £110,000 -
Reading - 1 £80,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £80,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £51,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £79,000 -
East of England - 1 £70,000 -

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 66 (100.00%) Information Security
2 29 (43.94%) CISM
3 25 (37.88%) CISSP
4 24 (36.36%) Finance
5 22 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (31.82%) Risk Management
7 20 (30.30%) Security Management
8 18 (27.27%) Management Information System
9 15 (22.73%) ITIL
10 12 (18.18%) Information Security Management
10 12 (18.18%) Cyber Security
11 11 (16.67%) CISA
12 10 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (15.15%) PCI DSS
13 9 (13.64%) COBIT
13 9 (13.64%) IT Governance
13 9 (13.64%) ISMS
14 8 (12.12%) Vulnerability Management
14 8 (12.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 8 (12.12%) Telecoms
14 8 (12.12%) Firewall
15 7 (10.61%) Data Protection
16 6 (9.09%) Project Management
16 6 (9.09%) Banking
17 5 (7.58%) Business Continuity
17 5 (7.58%) Legal
17 5 (7.58%) Data Security
17 5 (7.58%) Data Protection Act
17 5 (7.58%) Degree
17 5 (7.58%) Big Data

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) Firewall
2 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.06%) DMZ
3 2 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.03%) Network Security
4 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) Big Data
2 3 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
General
1 24 (36.36%) Finance
2 8 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.09%) Banking
4 5 (7.58%) Legal
5 3 (4.55%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.03%) Law
6 2 (3.03%) Retail
6 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.03%) Games
7 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.58%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) BYOD
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.52%) UNIX
1 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (100.00%) Information Security
2 21 (31.82%) Risk Management
3 20 (30.30%) Security Management
4 15 (22.73%) ITIL
5 12 (18.18%) Information Security Management
5 12 (18.18%) Cyber Security
6 10 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (13.64%) IT Governance
7 9 (13.64%) ISMS
8 8 (12.12%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (12.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (10.61%) Data Protection
10 6 (9.09%) Project Management
11 5 (7.58%) Data Security
11 5 (7.58%) Business Continuity
11 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (6.06%) Analytics
12 4 (6.06%) Protective Monitoring
12 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) Perl
1 4 (6.06%) Python
1 4 (6.06%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.52%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (43.94%) CISM
2 25 (37.88%) CISSP
3 11 (16.67%) CISA
4 5 (7.58%) Degree
5 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.55%) CRISC
6 2 (3.03%) ISSAP
6 2 (3.03%) ISSEP
6 2 (3.03%) CCSP
6 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (15.15%) PCI DSS
3 9 (13.64%) COBIT
4 2 (3.03%) QA
4 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.52%) COSO
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (3.03%) Cisco
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.03%) Clearswift
1 2 (3.03%) Ab Initio
1 2 (3.03%) Sourcefire
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle
2 1 (1.52%) Sybase
Bristol, Avon
University of the West of England
Salary: From £47,328 to £56,482 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fitzrovia, in the Heart of London
University of Westminster
Salary: £57,700 p.a plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance, bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago