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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Security
Rank 869 884 862
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 24 23 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.020% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.021% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 9
Average salary £70,000 £75,000 £78,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £63,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £118,000 £85,000 £106,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £80,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Head of Information Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Information Security
Top 15 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 28 August 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 +7 24 £70,000 -6.66% 2
London +22 17 £73,250 +8.51% 2
South East +15 3 £65,000 -10.34%
East of England 0 2 £66,250 -17.18%
East Midlands -1 2 £86,250 +64.28%
Hampshire - 2 £65,000 -
City of London - 2 £120,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -9 1 £70,000 -12.50%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £62,500 -
Reading - 1 £80,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £110,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £62,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £110,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £80,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £79,000 -

Head of Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 53 (100.00%) Information Security
2 19 (35.85%) Security Management
2 19 (35.85%) Finance
2 19 (35.85%) CISSP
2 19 (35.85%) CISM
3 14 (26.42%) Data Protection
4 13 (24.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (24.53%) Information Security Management
4 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
5 12 (22.64%) Management Information System
6 11 (20.75%) PCI DSS
7 10 (18.87%) Degree
7 10 (18.87%) Data Security
7 10 (18.87%) ITIL
8 9 (16.98%) ISMS
9 8 (15.09%) COBIT
9 8 (15.09%) Line Management
9 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
10 7 (13.21%) CISA
10 7 (13.21%) Cyber Security
11 6 (11.32%) IT Governance
11 6 (11.32%) Identity Management
12 5 (9.43%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (9.43%) Strategic Planning
12 5 (9.43%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (9.43%) Big Data
13 4 (7.55%) Analytics
13 4 (7.55%) Bash Shell
13 4 (7.55%) Performance Management
13 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared

Head of Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (7.55%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
1 4 (7.55%) DMZ
1 4 (7.55%) Firewall
2 2 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (3.77%) Network Security
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Big Data
2 3 (5.66%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
General
1 19 (35.85%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.55%) Retail
4 3 (5.66%) Legal
4 3 (5.66%) Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.43%) Freedom of Information
2 5 (9.43%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) UNIX
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Information Security
2 19 (35.85%) Security Management
3 14 (26.42%) Data Protection
4 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
4 13 (24.53%) Information Security Management
5 10 (18.87%) Data Security
5 10 (18.87%) ITIL
6 9 (16.98%) ISMS
7 8 (15.09%) Line Management
8 7 (13.21%) Cyber Security
9 6 (11.32%) IT Governance
9 6 (11.32%) Identity Management
10 5 (9.43%) Strategic Planning
11 4 (7.55%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (7.55%) Performance Management
11 4 (7.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (7.55%) Analytics
12 3 (5.66%) Coaching
12 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Perl
1 4 (7.55%) Python
1 4 (7.55%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) CISSP
1 19 (35.85%) CISM
2 10 (18.87%) Degree
3 7 (13.21%) CISA
4 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) CRISC
6 2 (3.77%) CCSP
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.77%) ISSAP
6 2 (3.77%) ISSEP
7 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (20.75%) PCI DSS
3 8 (15.09%) COBIT
4 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (3.77%) Cisco
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.77%) Clearswift
1 2 (3.77%) Ab Initio
1 2 (3.77%) Sourcefire
2 1 (1.89%) VMware
2 1 (1.89%) Citrix
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle
2 1 (1.89%) Sybase
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