The first table below looks at the demand for the Head of 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 Security in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 827 837 844
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 78 42 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.039% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.041% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 53 33 44
Average salary £75,000 £75,000 £80,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £52,500 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £89,500 £99,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £75,000 £87,500
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Security in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Security
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Security within the UK.

Head of Security Salary Trend in the UK

Head of Security
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Security over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 within the UK.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Security
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(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 0 71 £75,000 - 4
West Yorkshire - 21 £82,500 -
Yorkshire - 21 £82,500 -
Leeds - 17 £82,500 -
South East -9 16 £76,250 +2.34% 2
London -48 15 £77,500 +1.30%
East of England - 9 £72,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 8 £72,500 -
Cambridge - 6 £72,500 -
Berkshire +8 5 £90,000 - 2
North West -2 4 - - 1
Surrey -3 4 £72,500 -19.44%
Buckinghamshire -3 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Farnham - 4 £72,500 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 4 - - 1
Cumbria - 4 - - 1
East Midlands -9 3 £52,500 -31.37%
Derbyshire - 3 £52,500 -
Bromley - 3 £67,500 -
Derby - 3 £52,500 -
Slough - 3 £87,500 - 1
City of London -10 2 £93,000 -
Reading - 2 £100,000 -
Kent - 2 £73,750 -
Scotland - 2 £75,000 - 2
Hampshire +3 1 £77,500 -
West Midlands -9 1 £75,000 -
South West -13 1 £62,500 +38.88%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £75,000 -

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of 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 Security in their job title.

1 98 (72.06%) Information Security
2 80 (58.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (41.18%) CISSP
4 48 (35.29%) Management Information System
4 48 (35.29%) Risk Management
5 41 (30.15%) CISA
6 35 (25.74%) Business Continuity
7 32 (23.53%) Finance
8 31 (22.79%) Security Management
9 30 (22.06%) PCI DSS
10 27 (19.85%) CISM
11 25 (18.38%) Risk Assessment
12 20 (14.71%) Legal
12 20 (14.71%) Information Security Management
13 18 (13.24%) Risk Analysis
14 17 (12.50%) Service Delivery
14 17 (12.50%) ITIL
15 14 (10.29%) Project Management
16 13 (9.56%) IRCA
16 13 (9.56%) Information Management
17 12 (8.82%) Incident Management
17 12 (8.82%) Information Assurance
18 11 (8.09%) Penetration Testing
18 11 (8.09%) Data Security
19 10 (7.35%) BCP
19 10 (7.35%) Degree
20 9 (6.62%) Security Cleared
20 9 (6.62%) Service Management
21 8 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
21 8 (5.88%) B2C

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of 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 Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.47%) Network Security
4 1 (0.74%) VPN
4 1 (0.74%) DMZ
4 1 (0.74%) DVB
4 1 (0.74%) IPsec
4 1 (0.74%) ATM
4 1 (0.74%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.41%) Data Mining
2 5 (3.68%) Oracle Database
General
1 32 (23.53%) Finance
2 20 (14.71%) Legal
3 8 (5.88%) Banking
4 4 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.21%) Retail
5 3 (2.21%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Military
7 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.74%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.74%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (35.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.94%) Life Science
2 4 (2.94%) RMADS
3 1 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (0.74%) W3C
3 1 (0.74%) GIS
3 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
3 1 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.74%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.21%) Windows
2 2 (1.47%) Linux
2 2 (1.47%) UNIX
3 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (72.06%) Information Security
2 48 (35.29%) Risk Management
3 35 (25.74%) Business Continuity
4 31 (22.79%) Security Management
5 25 (18.38%) Risk Assessment
6 20 (14.71%) Information Security Management
7 18 (13.24%) Risk Analysis
8 17 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 17 (12.50%) ITIL
9 14 (10.29%) Project Management
10 13 (9.56%) Information Management
11 12 (8.82%) Information Assurance
11 12 (8.82%) Incident Management
12 11 (8.09%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (8.09%) Data Security
13 10 (7.35%) BCP
14 9 (6.62%) Service Management
15 8 (5.88%) B2C
15 8 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (5.88%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.74%) Perl
1 1 (0.74%) Python
1 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 56 (41.18%) CISSP
2 41 (30.15%) CISA
3 27 (19.85%) CISM
4 13 (9.56%) IRCA
5 10 (7.35%) Degree
6 9 (6.62%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.94%) ISSMP
8 4 (2.94%) ISEB
9 3 (2.21%) GIAC
9 3 (2.21%) GCIH
9 3 (2.21%) GCFA
10 2 (1.47%) MBA
10 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.74%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.74%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (58.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (22.06%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.15%) ISO 9001
4 5 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (2.94%) GCP
5 4 (2.94%) GMP
5 4 (2.94%) GLP
5 4 (2.94%) COBIT
6 3 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.47%) QA
8 1 (0.74%) WAI
8 1 (0.74%) COSO
8 1 (0.74%) TickIT
8 1 (0.74%) BS7799
8 1 (0.74%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle
2 2 (1.47%) Cadence
3 1 (0.74%) Capita
3 1 (0.74%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco
3 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 6 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
RBS
Salary: Excellent employee salary and 30% cash and benefit funding programme
Posted: 11 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago