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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of IT Security
Rank 875 850 882
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT Security 19 27 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.025% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.027% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 18 22 5
Average salary £80,000 £66,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.30% +10.83%
UK excluding London average salary £82,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT Security within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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 -1 19 £80,000 +20.30%
Berkshire +9 12 £86,250 -
South East 0 12 £86,250 +15.77%
Maidenhead - 6 £80,000 -
Slough - 3 £87,500 -
London -14 2 £72,500 +9.02%
North West - 2 £75,000 -
North East -7 1 £75,000 +11.11%
Tyne and Wear -9 1 £75,000 +11.11%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 1 £75,000 +11.11%
Leeds -36 1 £80,000 +33.33%
West Yorkshire -46 1 £80,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire -56 1 £80,000 +33.33%
City of London - 1 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £72,500 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £72,500 -
Manchester - 1 £75,000 -
East of England - 1 £72,500 -

Head of IT Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 17 (42.50%) Information Security
2 14 (35.00%) ITIL
3 13 (32.50%) Business Continuity
4 11 (27.50%) CISSP
5 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
5 9 (22.50%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (20.00%) Information Assurance
6 8 (20.00%) Information Management
6 8 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 8 (20.00%) Legal
6 8 (20.00%) Data Security
7 7 (17.50%) Security Management
7 7 (17.50%) CISA
7 7 (17.50%) ISO 9001
7 7 (17.50%) IT Governance
8 6 (15.00%) Data Mining
8 6 (15.00%) Service Management
8 6 (15.00%) PCI DSS
9 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 5 (12.50%) Quality Management
9 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 5 (12.50%) Oracle
10 4 (10.00%) CISM
10 4 (10.00%) GCP
10 4 (10.00%) GMP
10 4 (10.00%) GLP
10 4 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (10.00%) Validation

Head of IT Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3 (7.50%) Network Security
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) IPsec
3 1 (2.50%) ATM
3 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Data Mining
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (20.00%) Legal
2 4 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Advertising
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) Life Science
2 4 (10.00%) RMADS
3 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.50%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
1 1 (2.50%) UNIX
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Information Security
2 14 (35.00%) ITIL
3 13 (32.50%) Business Continuity
4 9 (22.50%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 8 (20.00%) Information Management
5 8 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (20.00%) Data Security
6 7 (17.50%) Security Management
6 7 (17.50%) IT Governance
7 6 (15.00%) Service Management
8 5 (12.50%) Quality Management
8 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 4 (10.00%) Validation
10 3 (7.50%) Matrix Management
10 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (7.50%) Line Management
11 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
11 2 (5.00%) Information Security Management
11 2 (5.00%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) CISSP
2 7 (17.50%) CISA
3 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) CISM
5 2 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) MBA
6 1 (2.50%) Postgraduate
6 1 (2.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (17.50%) ISO 9001
3 6 (15.00%) PCI DSS
4 4 (10.00%) GCP
4 4 (10.00%) GMP
4 4 (10.00%) GLP
5 3 (7.50%) COBIT
5 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (2.50%) WAI
7 1 (2.50%) COSO
7 1 (2.50%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco