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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 843 852 867
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 60 39 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.035% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.037% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 38 33 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 £101,500 £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
112468 104615 118208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 91225 86993 101313
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 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -

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 24 April 2014 within the UK.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Security
Top 19 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 24 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 -13 57 £80,000 -5.88% 2
Yorkshire -18 22 £80,000 +33.33% 1
West Yorkshire - 22 £80,000 - 1
Leeds - 21 £80,000 -
London -47 14 £100,000 +17.64%
South East -11 11 £81,250 -4.41%
East Midlands -4 10 £52,500 +5.00%
Derbyshire - 10 £52,500 -
Surrey +15 7 £80,000 -5.88%
City of London -12 5 £110,000 +37.50%
Derby - 5 £52,500 -
Reigate - 4 £80,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £75,000 -
Guildford - 2 £90,000 -
Scotland - 2 £75,000 -
Berkshire 0 1 £82,500 -8.33%
Jersey - 1 - -
Beckenham - 1 £60,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 68 (73.12%) Information Security
2 46 (49.46%) CISSP
3 43 (46.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (41.94%) CISA
5 34 (36.56%) Risk Management
6 31 (33.33%) Finance
7 30 (32.26%) Management Information System
8 25 (26.88%) Security Management
9 22 (23.66%) CISM
10 21 (22.58%) Risk Assessment
10 21 (22.58%) PCI DSS
11 19 (20.43%) Information Security Management
11 19 (20.43%) Project Management
12 13 (13.98%) IRCA
13 11 (11.83%) Banking
14 10 (10.75%) Legal
14 10 (10.75%) Business Continuity
15 9 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
15 9 (9.68%) BCP
16 8 (8.60%) Service Delivery
16 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 7 (7.53%) Business Continuity Planning
17 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
17 7 (7.53%) Degree
18 6 (6.45%) Protective Monitoring
18 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
18 6 (6.45%) E-Commerce
19 5 (5.38%) Firewall
19 5 (5.38%) Intrusion Detection
19 5 (5.38%) Investment Banking

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 1 (1.08%) SaaS
1 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) Firewall
1 5 (5.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (3.23%) Network Security
3 2 (2.15%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.15%) ATM
3 2 (2.15%) LAN
3 2 (2.15%) MPLS
3 2 (2.15%) OSPF
3 2 (2.15%) BGP
3 2 (2.15%) Wireless
3 2 (2.15%) Frame Relay
3 2 (2.15%) IP Telephony
General
1 31 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Banking
3 10 (10.75%) Legal
4 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.38%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.23%) Retail
7 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.08%) Military
8 1 (1.08%) Advertising
8 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (32.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.23%) Cryptography
2 3 (3.23%) GIS
3 1 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.23%) Windows
1 3 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (73.12%) Information Security
2 34 (36.56%) Risk Management
3 25 (26.88%) Security Management
4 21 (22.58%) Risk Assessment
5 19 (20.43%) Information Security Management
5 19 (20.43%) Project Management
6 10 (10.75%) Business Continuity
7 9 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (9.68%) BCP
8 8 (8.60%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (7.53%) Business Continuity Planning
10 6 (6.45%) Protective Monitoring
10 6 (6.45%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.38%) Capacity Management
11 5 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.38%) Problem Management
11 5 (5.38%) Incident Management
12 4 (4.30%) Security Architecture
13 3 (3.23%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 46 (49.46%) CISSP
2 39 (41.94%) CISA
3 22 (23.66%) CISM
4 13 (13.98%) IRCA
5 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.53%) Degree
6 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.15%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.15%) CCIE
7 2 (2.15%) CCNP
7 2 (2.15%) CCIP
7 2 (2.15%) CCDP
7 2 (2.15%) MBA
8 1 (1.08%) GIAC
8 1 (1.08%) SSCP
8 1 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (46.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (22.58%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.38%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.15%) QA
4 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.08%) BS7799
5 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.08%) COSO
5 1 (1.08%) COBIT
Vendors
1 5 (5.38%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (2.15%) Symantec
3 1 (1.08%) Capita
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £excellent + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Derbyshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Posted: 23 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 24 days ago