The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT 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 IT Security in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of IT Security
Rank 895 884 882
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT Security 16 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.009% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.010% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 13
Average salary £75,000 £67,500 £57,550
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +17.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £57,500 £57,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £73,000 £104,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £67,500 £57,550
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +17.28%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Head of IT Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of IT Security in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of IT Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of IT Security
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of IT Security within the UK.

Head of IT Security Salary Trend in the UK

Head of IT Security
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of IT Security over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 within the UK.

Head of IT Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of IT Security
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT Security within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 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 -37 16 £75,000 +11.11%
South East -3 9 £80,000 -
Berkshire - 8 £80,000 -
Maidenhead - 5 £80,000 -
North West -13 4 £70,000 +3.70%
Manchester - 4 £70,000 -
London +9 3 £80,000 +20.30%
City of London +23 1 £65,000 -23.52%
Surrey -11 1 £70,000 -

Head of IT Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of IT 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 IT Security in their job title.

1 18 (50.00%) Information Security
2 12 (33.33%) CISSP
2 12 (33.33%) CISA
3 11 (30.56%) ITIL
4 10 (27.78%) Business Continuity
5 9 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (22.22%) CISM
7 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.89%) Security Management
8 5 (13.89%) Legal
9 4 (11.11%) Validation
9 4 (11.11%) Data Security
9 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 4 (11.11%) Finance
9 4 (11.11%) Law
9 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 4 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (11.11%) Service Management
9 4 (11.11%) Data Mining
9 4 (11.11%) GCP
9 4 (11.11%) GMP
9 4 (11.11%) GLP
9 4 (11.11%) ISO 9001
9 4 (11.11%) Information Management
9 4 (11.11%) IT Governance
9 4 (11.11%) Life Science
9 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared

Head of IT Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of IT 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 IT Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Data Mining
General
1 5 (13.89%) Legal
2 4 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Law
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.11%) Life Science
3 3 (8.33%) RMADS
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Information Security
2 11 (30.56%) ITIL
3 10 (27.78%) Business Continuity
4 9 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.89%) Security Management
7 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.11%) Validation
7 4 (11.11%) Service Management
7 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 4 (11.11%) IT Governance
7 4 (11.11%) Data Security
7 4 (11.11%) Information Management
7 4 (11.11%) Information Assurance
8 3 (8.33%) Quality Management
9 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (5.56%) Data Management
9 2 (5.56%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) CISA
1 12 (33.33%) CISSP
2 8 (22.22%) CISM
3 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (11.11%) GCP
2 4 (11.11%) GMP
2 4 (11.11%) GLP
2 4 (11.11%) ISO 9001
3 3 (8.33%) COBIT
4 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
4 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.78%) COSO
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco