The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Head of Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Security
UK
Rank 794 876 881
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 63 70 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.068% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.071% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 47 58 61
Median salary £75,000 £90,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,400 £68,500 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £115,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £82,750 £85,000
% change year-on-year
-12.38% -2.64%

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
81156 98559 103265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67379 82685 85216
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 £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Head of Security in the job title.

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 February 2017 within the UK.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Security
Top 29 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 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 +83 50 £78,750 -12.50% 5
London +71 30 £90,000 -10.00%
Scotland +35 11 £75,000 - 1
Edinburgh +9 7 £75,000 - 1
North West -5 7 £86,250 +7.81%
Manchester -15 7 £86,250 +7.81%
South East +48 5 £70,000 +0.17% 1
East Midlands +15 5 £67,500 +3.84%
Leicestershire - 4 £70,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £80,000 - 1
City of London +33 2 £105,000 +9.09%
West Midlands +23 2 £66,250 -26.38% 1
Reading - 2 £75,000 -
Dundee - 2 - -
Surrey +50 1 £70,000 -
Nottingham +3 1 £57,500 -
Nottinghamshire -1 1 £57,500 -
Durham - 1 £52,500 - 1
Hinckley - 1 £72,500 -
Leicester - 1 £64,000 -
Salford - 1 £80,000 -
Belfast - 1 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £55,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £55,000 -
North East - 1 £52,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £55,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £64,446 -
County Antrim - 1 £55,000 -

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Head of 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 Security in the job title.

1 119 (68.39%) Information Security
2 85 (48.85%) CISSP
3 67 (38.51%) Finance
4 64 (36.78%) CISM
5 60 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 44 (25.29%) Risk Management
7 42 (24.14%) Security Architecture
8 39 (22.41%) Management Information System
8 39 (22.41%) CISA
9 38 (21.84%) Cybersecurity
10 36 (20.69%) PCI DSS
11 34 (19.54%) Security Operations
12 30 (17.24%) Degree
13 28 (16.09%) Firewall
14 27 (15.52%) SIEM
15 23 (13.22%) Identity Management
16 21 (12.07%) Data Centre
16 21 (12.07%) Identity Access Management
17 20 (11.49%) Line Management
17 20 (11.49%) Service Delivery
17 20 (11.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 20 (11.49%) Risk Assessment
18 19 (10.92%) ITIL
19 18 (10.34%) Security Management
19 18 (10.34%) Data Protection
19 18 (10.34%) Network Security
19 18 (10.34%) Security Operations Centre
20 16 (9.20%) Data Loss Prevention
20 16 (9.20%) Database Security
20 16 (9.20%) ISMS

Head of 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:

Applications
1 4 (2.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.72%) Office 365
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.09%) Firewall
2 18 (10.34%) Network Security
3 10 (5.75%) WAN
4 8 (4.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (4.02%) LAN
5 7 (4.02%) Wireless
6 5 (2.87%) DNS
6 5 (2.87%) SMTP
6 5 (2.87%) SSL
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.57%) Internet
7 1 (0.57%) MPLS
7 1 (0.57%) VoIP
7 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.45%) Big Data
2 5 (2.87%) Relational Database
General
1 67 (38.51%) Finance
2 12 (6.90%) Banking
3 5 (2.87%) Games
3 5 (2.87%) Retail
4 3 (1.72%) Marketing
5 2 (1.15%) Legal
5 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Law
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.45%) SailPoint
2 3 (1.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.41%) Management Information System
2 21 (12.07%) Data Centre
3 18 (10.34%) Security Operations Centre
4 13 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.60%) CESG
6 6 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.87%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.15%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.57%) CCTV
9 1 (0.57%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.57%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.57%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.57%) Fintech
9 1 (0.57%) PKI
9 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.62%) Windows
2 8 (4.60%) Linux
3 4 (2.30%) Unix
4 2 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.57%) Android
5 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (68.39%) Information Security
2 44 (25.29%) Risk Management
3 42 (24.14%) Security Architecture
4 38 (21.84%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (19.54%) Security Operations
6 27 (15.52%) SIEM
7 23 (13.22%) Identity Management
8 21 (12.07%) Identity Access Management
9 20 (11.49%) Line Management
9 20 (11.49%) Risk Assessment
9 20 (11.49%) Service Delivery
10 19 (10.92%) ITIL
11 18 (10.34%) Data Protection
11 18 (10.34%) Security Management
12 16 (9.20%) Change Management
12 16 (9.20%) Data Loss Prevention
12 16 (9.20%) Database Security
12 16 (9.20%) ISMS
13 15 (8.62%) Internal Audit
14 14 (8.05%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.32%) C
2 1 (0.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 85 (48.85%) CISSP
2 64 (36.78%) CISM
3 39 (22.41%) CISA
4 30 (17.24%) Degree
5 16 (9.20%) GIAC
6 12 (6.90%) CRISC
7 9 (5.17%) SSCP
8 6 (3.45%) CEH
8 6 (3.45%) SANS
9 4 (2.30%) CLAS
9 4 (2.30%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (2.30%) CSSLP
9 4 (2.30%) ISSMP
9 4 (2.30%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.30%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (1.72%) GISF
10 3 (1.72%) GSEC
11 2 (1.15%) IRCA
11 2 (1.15%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (20.69%) PCI DSS
3 20 (11.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (9.20%) COBIT
5 5 (2.87%) BS7799
5 5 (2.87%) ISO 9001
6 4 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (1.15%) GDPR
7 2 (1.15%) ISO 14001
7 2 (1.15%) ISO22301
7 2 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.15%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (1.72%) Nessus
1 3 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (4.60%) CyberArk
1 8 (4.60%) Microsoft
1 8 (4.60%) Symantec
2 4 (2.30%) Cisco
2 4 (2.30%) Palo Alto
3 3 (1.72%) Aveksa
3 3 (1.72%) Intel Security
3 3 (1.72%) Splunk
4 2 (1.15%) HP
4 2 (1.15%) SAP
4 2 (1.15%) VMware
5 1 (0.57%) F5
5 1 (0.57%) Forcepoint
5 1 (0.57%) Juniper
5 1 (0.57%) Stonesoft
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