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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of IT Security
Rank 887 905 861
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT Security 15 19 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.016% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.017% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 15 16 22
Average salary £70,000 £80,000 £66,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £72,500 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £104,500 £88,750 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £80,000 £64,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +24.03%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
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 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 2 September 2015 within the UK.

Head of IT Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of IT Security
Top 6 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 2 September 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 +21 15 £70,000 -12.50% 2
London - 13 £65,000 -
City of London - 3 £65,000 -
North West -6 2 £85,000 +13.33% 2
Chester - 2 £85,000 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £85,000 - 2

Head of IT Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 27 (81.82%) Information Security
2 17 (51.52%) Finance
3 13 (39.39%) CISSP
4 12 (36.36%) CISM
5 9 (27.27%) ITIL
5 9 (27.27%) Security Management
5 9 (27.27%) COBIT
6 8 (24.24%) Data Protection
6 8 (24.24%) Data Security
6 8 (24.24%) Degree
7 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
7 7 (21.21%) CISA
7 7 (21.21%) Identity Management
8 6 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (15.15%) Security Architecture
9 5 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (15.15%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (15.15%) Information Security Management
9 5 (15.15%) Line Management
10 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
10 3 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
10 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (9.09%) IT Governance
10 3 (9.09%) CRISC
10 3 (9.09%) Business Transformation
10 3 (9.09%) PCI DSS

Head of IT Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 2 (6.06%) Internet
1 2 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
2 2 (6.06%) Games
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Online Betting
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Social Media
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Information Security
2 9 (27.27%) Security Management
2 9 (27.27%) ITIL
3 8 (24.24%) Data Security
3 8 (24.24%) Data Protection
4 7 (21.21%) Identity Management
4 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
5 6 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (15.15%) Security Architecture
6 5 (15.15%) Line Management
6 5 (15.15%) Information Security Management
7 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 3 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (9.09%) IT Governance
7 3 (9.09%) Business Transformation
8 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) CISSP
2 12 (36.36%) CISM
3 8 (24.24%) Degree
4 7 (21.21%) CISA
5 3 (9.09%) CRISC
6 2 (6.06%) CEH
7 1 (3.03%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) COBIT
2 5 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.03%) BS25999
4 1 (3.03%) COSO
Chester
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago