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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 857 845 885
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 60 38 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.034% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.036% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 39 31 24
Average salary £80,000 £85,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £101,000 £110,000 £98,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £83,750 £82,500
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +1.51%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of 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 Security within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -27 57 £80,000 -5.88% 4
Yorkshire -17 21 £80,000 +33.33% 1
Leeds - 21 £80,000 -
West Yorkshire - 21 £80,000 - 1
London -53 18 £96,250 +13.23% 1
East Midlands -17 10 £52,500 +5.00%
Derbyshire - 10 £52,500 -
South East -16 8 £80,000 -5.88% 1
Surrey -1 5 £80,000 -5.88% 1
City of London -15 5 £110,000 +37.50% 1
Derby - 5 £52,500 -
Reigate - 4 £80,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £75,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 £75,000 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -
Beckenham - 1 £60,000 -

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 67 (72.04%) Information Security
2 48 (51.61%) CISSP
3 43 (46.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (43.01%) CISA
5 32 (34.41%) Risk Management
5 32 (34.41%) Finance
6 31 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 25 (26.88%) Security Management
8 23 (24.73%) CISM
9 21 (22.58%) Risk Assessment
9 21 (22.58%) PCI DSS
10 20 (21.51%) Project Management
11 19 (20.43%) Information Security Management
12 13 (13.98%) IRCA
13 12 (12.90%) Banking
14 9 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 8 (8.60%) Business Continuity
16 7 (7.53%) BCP
16 7 (7.53%) Business Continuity Planning
16 7 (7.53%) Protective Monitoring
17 6 (6.45%) Degree
17 6 (6.45%) JSP 440
17 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
17 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
17 6 (6.45%) Legal
17 6 (6.45%) Firewall
17 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
18 5 (5.38%) Intrusion Detection
18 5 (5.38%) Investment Banking

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) SaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) Firewall
2 5 (5.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.23%) Network Security
4 2 (2.15%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.15%) BGP
4 2 (2.15%) MPLS
4 2 (2.15%) OSPF
4 2 (2.15%) ATM
4 2 (2.15%) LAN
4 2 (2.15%) Wireless
4 2 (2.15%) Frame Relay
4 2 (2.15%) IP Telephony
General
1 32 (34.41%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Banking
3 6 (6.45%) Legal
3 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.38%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Retail
6 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.08%) Military
7 1 (1.08%) Advertising
7 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.23%) Cryptography
2 3 (3.23%) GIS
3 1 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Windows
2 3 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (72.04%) Information Security
2 32 (34.41%) Risk Management
3 25 (26.88%) Security Management
4 21 (22.58%) Risk Assessment
5 20 (21.51%) Project Management
6 19 (20.43%) Information Security Management
7 9 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (8.60%) Business Continuity
9 7 (7.53%) BCP
9 7 (7.53%) Business Continuity Planning
9 7 (7.53%) Protective Monitoring
10 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.38%) ITIL
11 5 (5.38%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.38%) Problem Management
11 5 (5.38%) Incident Management
11 5 (5.38%) Capacity Management
11 5 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (4.30%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.15%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (51.61%) CISSP
2 40 (43.01%) CISA
3 23 (24.73%) CISM
4 13 (13.98%) IRCA
5 6 (6.45%) Degree
5 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.15%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.15%) CCIE
6 2 (2.15%) CCNP
6 2 (2.15%) CCIP
6 2 (2.15%) CCDP
6 2 (2.15%) MBA
7 1 (1.08%) GIAC
7 1 (1.08%) ISEB
7 1 (1.08%) SSCP
7 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (46.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (22.58%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.45%) JSP 440
4 3 (3.23%) COBIT
5 2 (2.15%) QA
5 2 (2.15%) COSO
5 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.08%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (5.38%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (2.15%) Symantec
3 1 (1.08%) Capita
Swindon, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £excellent + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 18 days ago