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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of IT Security
Rank 920 926 928
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT Security 15 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.010% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.011% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 7
Average salary £81,250 £77,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% +29.16%
UK excluding London average salary £83,750 £96,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +60.41%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016 within the UK.

Head of IT Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of IT Security
Top 14 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 12 February 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 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 +24 15 £81,250 +4.83% 1
London +12 9 £81,250 +10.16% 1
City of London +53 3 £82,500 +17.85%
South East +15 2 £54,250 -22.50%
Fareham - 2 £54,250 -
Hampshire - 2 £54,250 -
Wiltshire - 1 £90,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £87,500 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £87,500 -
Swindon - 1 £90,000 -
Manchester - 1 £80,000 -
South West - 1 £90,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £87,500 -
North West - 1 £80,000 -

Head of IT Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 21 (72.41%) Information Security
2 19 (65.52%) Finance
3 16 (55.17%) CISSP
4 13 (44.83%) CISA
4 13 (44.83%) Risk Management
5 11 (37.93%) CISM
6 9 (31.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (31.03%) Retail
7 7 (24.14%) Security Management
7 7 (24.14%) ITIL
8 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
8 6 (20.69%) Banking
8 6 (20.69%) Internal Audit
9 5 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (17.24%) Business Continuity
10 4 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (13.79%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (13.79%) COBIT
10 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
11 3 (10.34%) Coaching
11 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
11 3 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
11 3 (10.34%) CEH
11 3 (10.34%) Equities
11 3 (10.34%) Fixed Income
11 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
11 3 (10.34%) Service Management
11 3 (10.34%) Internet
11 3 (10.34%) Project Management

Head of IT Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (10.34%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
General
1 19 (65.52%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Retail
3 6 (20.69%) Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Games
4 2 (6.90%) Online Betting
5 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Private Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Publishing
5 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Equities
2 3 (10.34%) Fixed Income
3 2 (6.90%) CESG
3 2 (6.90%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.90%) Fintech
3 2 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (6.90%) Social Media
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Information Security
2 13 (44.83%) Risk Management
3 9 (31.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (24.14%) ITIL
4 7 (24.14%) Security Management
5 6 (20.69%) Internal Audit
6 5 (17.24%) Business Continuity
6 5 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
7 4 (13.79%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
8 3 (10.34%) Coaching
8 3 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Service Management
9 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (6.90%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (6.90%) IT Audit
9 2 (6.90%) Security Architecture
9 2 (6.90%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) CISSP
2 13 (44.83%) CISA
3 11 (37.93%) CISM
4 3 (10.34%) CEH
5 2 (6.90%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (6.90%) CLAS
5 2 (6.90%) CRISC
5 2 (6.90%) Degree
6 1 (3.45%) CREST Certified
6 1 (3.45%) OSCP
6 1 (3.45%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) COBIT
1 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.90%) COSO
3 2 (6.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (3.45%) BS25999
4 1 (3.45%) ISO27002
4 1 (3.45%) ISO27005
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco
1 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
1 1 (3.45%) Juniper
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
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