The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 807 869 857
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 79 33 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.030% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.031% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 75 26 35
Average salary £72,500 £75,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,220
10% offered a salary of more than £103,000 £96,250 £104,000
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £67,500 £57,550
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +17.28%

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
106230 104914 110587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.72% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88114 86181 94870
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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
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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 +44 76 £72,500 -3.33% 4
London +26 35 £90,000 +9.75% 3
South East +12 28 £72,500 -20.54%
Surrey +15 20 £70,000 -24.32%
City of London +49 15 £90,000 +5.88% 3
Berkshire +20 12 £76,250 -15.27%
North West -1 12 £70,000 +3.70%
Manchester - 12 £70,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 10 £65,000 -
Maidenhead - 5 £80,000 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Stockport - 2 £85,000 -
South West -16 1 £102,500 +64.00% 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £70,000 -
Bristol - 1 £102,500 - 1
Guildford - 1 £70,000 -

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 92 (64.34%) Information Security
2 48 (33.57%) Finance
3 45 (31.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (30.77%) CISSP
5 35 (24.48%) CISM
6 29 (20.28%) CISA
6 29 (20.28%) Risk Management
7 24 (16.78%) Management Information System
7 24 (16.78%) ITIL
7 24 (16.78%) Cyber Security
8 23 (16.08%) Business Continuity
9 20 (13.99%) Network Security
9 20 (13.99%) PCI DSS
9 20 (13.99%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (11.19%) Security Management
11 15 (10.49%) Degree
12 14 (9.79%) Information Assurance
12 14 (9.79%) Incident Management
12 14 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (9.79%) Change Management
12 14 (9.79%) Cisco
13 13 (9.09%) Legal
14 12 (8.39%) Product Management
14 12 (8.39%) Risk Analysis
14 12 (8.39%) Marketing
15 11 (7.69%) Juniper
15 11 (7.69%) CheckPoint
15 11 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
16 10 (6.99%) Games
16 10 (6.99%) Firewall

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) SaaS
1 1 (0.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.99%) Network Security
2 10 (6.99%) Firewall
3 7 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.20%) DMZ
5 2 (1.40%) NFC
6 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.80%) Data Mining
General
1 48 (33.57%) Finance
2 13 (9.09%) Legal
3 12 (8.39%) Marketing
4 10 (6.99%) Games
5 8 (5.59%) Retail
6 6 (4.20%) iGaming
7 5 (3.50%) Banking
7 5 (3.50%) Law
8 4 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.80%) German Language
9 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.40%) Advertising
10 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.78%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
3 6 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.80%) Life Science
5 3 (2.10%) RMADS
6 2 (1.40%) EMV
6 2 (1.40%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.40%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.40%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.70%) User Experience
7 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.70%) Social Network
7 1 (0.70%) Open Source
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.50%) UNIX
1 5 (3.50%) Linux
2 4 (2.80%) Windows
3 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (64.34%) Information Security
2 29 (20.28%) Risk Management
3 24 (16.78%) ITIL
3 24 (16.78%) Cyber Security
4 23 (16.08%) Business Continuity
5 20 (13.99%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (11.19%) Security Management
7 14 (9.79%) Change Management
7 14 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (9.79%) Incident Management
7 14 (9.79%) Information Assurance
8 12 (8.39%) Product Management
8 12 (8.39%) Risk Analysis
9 8 (5.59%) Service Management
9 8 (5.59%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.59%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (4.90%) Information Management
10 7 (4.90%) B2C
10 7 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.90%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.20%) Perl
1 6 (4.20%) Python
1 6 (4.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (30.77%) CISSP
2 35 (24.48%) CISM
3 29 (20.28%) CISA
4 15 (10.49%) Degree
5 6 (4.20%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.20%) MBA
6 4 (2.80%) CEH
6 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.10%) ISSMP
8 2 (1.40%) ISEB
9 1 (0.70%) IRCA
9 1 (0.70%) SSCP
9 1 (0.70%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (31.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (13.99%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.59%) COBIT
4 4 (2.80%) GCP
4 4 (2.80%) GMP
4 4 (2.80%) GLP
4 4 (2.80%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.40%) COSO
5 2 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.70%) QA
6 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (9.79%) Cisco
2 11 (7.69%) Juniper
2 11 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 5 (3.50%) Symantec
4 3 (2.10%) Tripwire
4 3 (2.10%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.40%) Sourcefire
5 2 (1.40%) Splunk
5 2 (1.40%) McAfee
5 2 (1.40%) Cadence
6 1 (0.70%) CA
6 1 (0.70%) Hyperion
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