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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of IT Security
Rank 911 960 964
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT Security 21 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.016% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.017% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 15 15 18
Median salary £75,000 £70,000 £76,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £84,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,750 £82,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year
-23.93% +10.00%

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
94522 107194 114726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79692 88358 93874
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 June 2016 within the UK.

Head of IT Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of IT Security
Top 17 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 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
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 +54 21 £75,000 +7.14%
London +19 8 £75,000 +7.14%
South East +37 4 £80,000 +52.38%
Leeds - 4 £62,750 -
Yorkshire - 4 £62,750 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £62,750 -
City of London +55 3 £70,000 +3.70%
East Midlands - 3 £55,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £55,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £80,000 -
Staines - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £77,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £77,500 -
Slough - 1 £70,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £90,000 -

Head of IT Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 19 (57.58%) Information Security
2 16 (48.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (33.33%) CISSP
4 9 (27.27%) PCI DSS
5 8 (24.24%) Finance
6 7 (21.21%) Security Architecture
6 7 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (18.18%) CISM
7 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
8 5 (15.15%) Retail
8 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
8 5 (15.15%) Degree
8 5 (15.15%) Firewall
8 5 (15.15%) CISA
8 5 (15.15%) Windows
8 5 (15.15%) Coaching
9 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.12%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
9 4 (12.12%) Data Governance
9 4 (12.12%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (12.12%) DRM
9 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.12%) Games
10 3 (9.09%) COBIT
10 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
10 3 (9.09%) Time Management
10 3 (9.09%) Change Management
10 3 (9.09%) Security Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.06%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) MPLS
4 1 (3.03%) Network Security
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) GIS
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Redis
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 4 (12.12%) Games
4 2 (6.06%) Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Law
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) LAMP
2 1 (3.03%) beanstalkd
2 1 (3.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.03%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Information Security
2 7 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (21.21%) Security Architecture
3 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 5 (15.15%) Coaching
4 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
5 4 (12.12%) Data Governance
5 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
5 4 (12.12%) DRM
5 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.12%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (9.09%) Budget Control
6 3 (9.09%) Change Management
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL
6 3 (9.09%) People Management
6 3 (9.09%) Security Management
6 3 (9.09%) Time Management
7 2 (6.06%) DevOps
7 2 (6.06%) Information Governance
7 2 (6.06%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) CISSP
2 6 (18.18%) CISM
3 5 (15.15%) CISA
3 5 (15.15%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) CEH
4 2 (6.06%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (6.06%) CLAS
5 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) IRCA
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (48.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (27.27%) PCI DSS
3 3 (9.09%) COBIT
4 2 (6.06%) ISO27002
5 1 (3.03%) COSO
5 1 (3.03%) ISO 14001
5 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft