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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of IT Security
Rank 884 900 866
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT Security 14 27 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.023% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.024% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 12
Average salary £65,000 £76,250 £74,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.75% +2.34%
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £75,000 £74,500
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.67%

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
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 August 2015 within the UK.

Head of IT Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of IT Security
Top 5 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 3 August 2015. 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 +11 14 £65,000 -14.75% 2
London +33 13 £65,000 -16.12%
City of London - 4 £65,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £72,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £72,500 -

Head of IT Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 24 (70.59%) Information Security
2 16 (47.06%) Finance
3 14 (41.18%) CISM
4 13 (38.24%) CISSP
5 11 (32.35%) ITIL
5 11 (32.35%) Security Management
5 11 (32.35%) COBIT
6 8 (23.53%) Data Protection
7 7 (20.59%) Degree
7 7 (20.59%) Identity Management
7 7 (20.59%) Data Security
8 6 (17.65%) CISA
8 6 (17.65%) Risk Management
8 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (14.71%) Line Management
9 5 (14.71%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (14.71%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (11.76%) Change Management
10 4 (11.76%) Information Security Management
10 4 (11.76%) IT Governance
10 4 (11.76%) Business Transformation
10 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture
10 4 (11.76%) CRISC
11 3 (8.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
12 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
12 2 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
12 2 (5.88%) Legal

Head of IT Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 4 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.94%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Information Security
2 11 (32.35%) Security Management
2 11 (32.35%) ITIL
3 8 (23.53%) Data Protection
4 7 (20.59%) Identity Management
4 7 (20.59%) Data Security
5 6 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 5 (14.71%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (14.71%) Line Management
7 4 (11.76%) IT Governance
7 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture
7 4 (11.76%) Business Transformation
7 4 (11.76%) Change Management
7 4 (11.76%) Information Security Management
8 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (5.88%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Cyber Security
9 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity Planning
9 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity Management
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) CISM
2 13 (38.24%) CISSP
3 7 (20.59%) Degree
4 6 (17.65%) CISA
5 4 (11.76%) CRISC
6 1 (2.94%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) COBIT
2 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (8.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Nottingham
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + car
Posted: 19 hours ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago