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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of IT Security
UK
Rank 847 938 941
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT Security 15 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.014% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.014% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 12
Median salary £75,000 £82,500 £78,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £120,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £83,750 £96,250
% change year-on-year
-13.43% -12.98%

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
80896 98772 101805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67167 82902 84090
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 22 February 2017 within the UK.

Head of IT Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of IT Security
Top 16 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +73 13 £80,000 -3.03%
London +61 7 £95,000 +15.15%
City of London +24 3 £105,000 +27.27%
Manchester -17 3 £75,000 -6.25%
North West -22 3 £75,000 -6.25%
Scotland - 2 £72,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £65,000 -
South East +77 1 £70,000 +29.03%
Berkshire - 1 £70,000 -
Reading - 1 £70,000 -
Hinckley - 1 £72,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £57,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £72,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £57,500 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £72,500 -

Head of IT Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 39 (73.58%) Information Security
2 32 (60.38%) CISSP
3 26 (49.06%) CISM
3 26 (49.06%) Finance
4 18 (33.96%) Security Architecture
5 17 (32.08%) Identity Management
5 17 (32.08%) Database Security
5 17 (32.08%) Identity Access Management
6 15 (28.30%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (28.30%) CISA
7 14 (26.42%) Management Information System
8 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
8 13 (24.53%) COBIT
9 12 (22.64%) Network Security
9 12 (22.64%) Internal Audit
9 12 (22.64%) Data Loss Prevention
10 11 (20.75%) PCI DSS
10 11 (20.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (18.87%) Change Management
11 10 (18.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (18.87%) CRISC
12 9 (16.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 8 (15.09%) CESG
13 8 (15.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 8 (15.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (13.21%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
15 6 (11.32%) SIEM

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 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) Network Security
2 5 (9.43%) Firewall
General
1 26 (49.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Law
2 1 (1.89%) Legal
2 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Management Information System
2 8 (15.09%) CESG
3 3 (5.66%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (73.58%) Information Security
2 18 (33.96%) Security Architecture
3 17 (32.08%) Database Security
3 17 (32.08%) Identity Access Management
3 17 (32.08%) Identity Management
4 15 (28.30%) Vulnerability Management
5 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
6 12 (22.64%) Data Loss Prevention
6 12 (22.64%) Internal Audit
7 10 (18.87%) Change Management
8 9 (16.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (15.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 8 (15.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (13.21%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (11.32%) Change Control
11 6 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Security Operations
11 6 (11.32%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 32 (60.38%) CISSP
2 26 (49.06%) CISM
3 15 (28.30%) CISA
4 10 (18.87%) CRISC
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) COBIT
2 11 (20.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (20.75%) PCI DSS
3 10 (18.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.77%) GDPR
5 1 (1.89%) BS7799
5 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.89%) SLA