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 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of IT Security
UK
Rank 832 930 941
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT Security 21 17 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.017% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.018% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 8
Median salary £75,000 £85,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £54,250 £70,000
10% offered a salary of more than £106,500 £110,500 £107,500
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £83,750 £77,500
% change year-on-year
-13.43% +8.06%

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
80056 96820 101312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66472 81235 84186
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT Security within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 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 +93 20 £75,000 -11.76% 3
London +63 10 £105,000 +15.06%
City of London +46 5 £105,000 +27.27%
North West -8 4 £75,000 +13.20% 1
Manchester -15 4 £75,000 -6.25% 1
East Midlands - 3 £72,500 -
South East +63 2 £80,000 +47.46% 1
Leicestershire - 2 £72,500 -
Hinckley - 2 £72,500 -
Hampshire +19 1 £90,000 +65.89%
East of England - 1 £70,000 -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 2
Nottingham - 1 £57,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £57,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £70,000 - 1
Reading - 1 £70,000 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £70,000 -
Southampton - 1 £90,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £70,000 -

Head of IT Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 47 (77.05%) Information Security
2 35 (57.38%) CISSP
3 34 (55.74%) Finance
4 31 (50.82%) CISM
5 22 (36.07%) Identity Management
6 21 (34.43%) CISA
6 21 (34.43%) Security Architecture
7 19 (31.15%) Risk Management
7 19 (31.15%) Vulnerability Management
8 18 (29.51%) PCI DSS
9 17 (27.87%) Database Security
9 17 (27.87%) Network Security
9 17 (27.87%) Identity Access Management
9 17 (27.87%) Data Loss Prevention
10 15 (24.59%) Internal Audit
10 15 (24.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (22.95%) COBIT
12 13 (21.31%) Management Information System
12 13 (21.31%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 13 (21.31%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 13 (21.31%) CRISC
13 12 (19.67%) Risk Assessment
13 12 (19.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (19.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 11 (18.03%) Change Control
14 11 (18.03%) CESG
15 10 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (14.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 9 (14.75%) IT Audit
17 8 (13.11%) Change 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) Network Security
2 5 (8.20%) Firewall
General
1 34 (55.74%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Law
2 1 (1.64%) Legal
2 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Management Information System
2 11 (18.03%) CESG
3 3 (4.92%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (77.05%) Information Security
2 22 (36.07%) Identity Management
3 21 (34.43%) Security Architecture
4 19 (31.15%) Risk Management
4 19 (31.15%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (27.87%) Data Loss Prevention
5 17 (27.87%) Database Security
5 17 (27.87%) Identity Access Management
6 15 (24.59%) Internal Audit
7 13 (21.31%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 13 (21.31%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 12 (19.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (19.67%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (18.03%) Change Control
10 10 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (14.75%) IT Audit
11 9 (14.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (13.11%) Change Management
13 6 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (9.84%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 35 (57.38%) CISSP
2 31 (50.82%) CISM
3 21 (34.43%) CISA
4 13 (21.31%) CRISC
5 3 (4.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.51%) PCI DSS
2 15 (24.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (22.95%) COBIT
4 12 (19.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (8.20%) QA
6 2 (3.28%) BS7799
6 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £63000 - £64000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitve Salary
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitve Salary
Posted: 10 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 13 days ago