The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Head of IT Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of IT Security
Rank 844 942 959
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT Security 33 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.015% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.016% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 30 16 17
Median salary £87,500 £90,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £74,750 £54,250 £66,500
10% offered a salary of more than £120,000 £130,000 £91,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £54,250 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+38.24% -22.50%

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
87588 102541 110850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 72774 85459 91721
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Head of IT Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Head of IT Security in the job title.

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 5 December 2016 within the UK.

Head of IT Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of IT Security
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT Security within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +87 30 £90,000 - 1
London +83 19 £105,000 +5.00%
City of London +25 6 £107,500 -17.30%
North West -9 4 £75,000 +42.85%
Manchester - 4 £75,000 -
South East +61 3 £90,000 +65.89%
Hampshire -1 3 £90,000 +65.89%
Southampton - 3 £90,000 -
Hinckley - 2 £72,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 £72,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £92,500 -
Scotland - 2 £92,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £72,500 - 1
Jersey - 1 £80,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £70,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £80,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £70,000 -
Coventry - 1 £85,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £85,000 -
East of England - 1 £70,000 -

Head of IT Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Head of IT Security job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Head of IT Security in the job title.

1 48 (78.69%) Information Security
2 33 (54.10%) Finance
2 33 (54.10%) CISSP
3 31 (50.82%) CISM
4 21 (34.43%) CISA
5 20 (32.79%) Identity Management
5 20 (32.79%) Security Architecture
6 19 (31.15%) PCI DSS
6 19 (31.15%) Risk Management
7 18 (29.51%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (27.87%) Network Security
8 17 (27.87%) Data Loss Prevention
9 15 (24.59%) Internal Audit
9 15 (24.59%) Database Security
9 15 (24.59%) Identity Access Management
9 15 (24.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
10 14 (22.95%) COBIT
11 13 (21.31%) CRISC
11 13 (21.31%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 13 (21.31%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 12 (19.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (19.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (18.03%) CESG
13 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (18.03%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (18.03%) Change Control
14 9 (14.75%) IT Audit
15 8 (13.11%) Change Management
15 8 (13.11%) Penetration Testing

Head of IT Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) Network Security
2 7 (11.48%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Big Data
General
1 33 (54.10%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Law
3 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
2 11 (18.03%) CESG
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (78.69%) Information Security
2 20 (32.79%) Identity Management
2 20 (32.79%) Security Architecture
3 19 (31.15%) Risk Management
4 18 (29.51%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (27.87%) Data Loss Prevention
6 15 (24.59%) Database Security
6 15 (24.59%) Identity Access Management
6 15 (24.59%) Internal Audit
7 13 (21.31%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 13 (21.31%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 12 (19.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (18.03%) Change Control
9 11 (18.03%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (14.75%) IT Audit
11 8 (13.11%) Change Management
11 8 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (13.11%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (11.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 33 (54.10%) CISSP
2 31 (50.82%) CISM
3 21 (34.43%) CISA
4 13 (21.31%) CRISC
5 5 (8.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.15%) PCI DSS
2 15 (24.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (22.95%) COBIT
4 12 (19.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (8.20%) QA
6 2 (3.28%) BS7799
6 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
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