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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of IT Security
Rank 877 918 878
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT Security 19 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.012% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.013% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 3
Average salary £87,500 £72,500 £90,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -19.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,000 £80,000
10% offered a salary of more than £93,750 £78,000 £98,000
UK excluding London average salary £83,750 £72,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -6.45%

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
101047 111774 101802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.63% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83000 91849 84625
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 26 May 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT Security within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +61 17 £90,000 +24.13% 1
London +38 10 £91,250 +32.72% 1
City of London - 6 £81,250 -
South East +14 2 £67,500 -10.00%
South West -4 2 £87,500 +40.00%
Scotland - 2 £80,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £80,000 -
East of England +22 1 £92,500 +34.54%
West Midlands - 1 £72,500 -
Bristol - 1 £90,000 -
North West - 1 £90,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £52,500 -
Norwich - 1 £92,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £52,500 -
Norfolk - 1 £92,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £82,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £72,500 -

Head of IT Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 19 (63.33%) Finance
2 18 (60.00%) CISM
3 16 (53.33%) Information Security
4 13 (43.33%) CISSP
5 12 (40.00%) ITIL
6 11 (36.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (33.33%) COBIT
7 10 (33.33%) Risk Management
8 9 (30.00%) Security Management
9 8 (26.67%) CISA
9 8 (26.67%) IT Governance
10 6 (20.00%) CRISC
11 5 (16.67%) Business Transformation
11 5 (16.67%) Change Management
12 4 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (10.00%) CGEIT
13 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
14 2 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
14 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
14 2 (6.67%) Legal
14 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
14 2 (6.67%) Cyber Security
14 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity Management
14 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
14 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
14 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
15 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
15 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
15 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
15 1 (3.33%) ISSMP

Head of IT Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 19 (63.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.33%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Information Security
2 12 (40.00%) ITIL
3 10 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 9 (30.00%) Security Management
5 8 (26.67%) IT Governance
6 5 (16.67%) Business Transformation
6 5 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
8 2 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
8 2 (6.67%) Cyber Security
8 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity Management
8 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
9 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
9 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
9 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.33%) Low Latency
9 1 (3.33%) Software Licensing
9 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity Planning
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) CISM
2 13 (43.33%) CISSP
3 8 (26.67%) CISA
4 6 (20.00%) CRISC
5 3 (10.00%) CGEIT
6 1 (3.33%) ISSMP
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (33.33%) COBIT
3 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (3.33%) BS7799
4 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco
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