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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Security
Rank 835 823 857
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 64 50 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.047% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.050% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 45 42 29
Average salary £78,750 £74,750 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.35% +6.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £58,250 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,750 £108,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £74,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -3.87%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -23 62 £80,000 +7.02% 4
South East -5 27 £80,000 +7.38% 1
Leeds -20 12 £85,000 +41.66%
West Yorkshire -30 12 £85,000 +41.66%
Yorkshire -37 12 £85,000 +41.66%
London -12 11 £67,500 -15.62% 2
Buckinghamshire - 11 £65,000 -
Berkshire +1 9 £87,500 -37.50%
Milton Keynes - 8 - -
Surrey -1 6 £68,750 -23.61% 1
East of England - 5 £72,500 - 1
North West -13 4 £75,000 -3.84%
Hampshire -13 4 £102,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £72,500 -
Cambridge - 4 £72,500 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 3 - -
Farnham - 3 £72,500 -
Slough - 3 £87,500 -
Bromley - 3 £67,500 -
Cumbria - 3 - -
City of London -3 2 £72,000 -52.00% 1
Scotland - 2 £75,000 -
Reading - 2 £100,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 £80,000 -
West Midlands -13 1 £75,000 -6.25%
East Midlands -20 1 £52,500 -32.69%
North East - 1 £75,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £52,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £75,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £80,000 -

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 86 (66.67%) Information Security
2 64 (49.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (34.11%) Risk Management
4 41 (31.78%) CISSP
5 37 (28.68%) Management Information System
6 34 (26.36%) Business Continuity
7 33 (25.58%) Finance
8 28 (21.71%) Security Management
9 27 (20.93%) CISA
9 27 (20.93%) PCI DSS
10 25 (19.38%) Legal
11 20 (15.50%) ITIL
12 19 (14.73%) Risk Assessment
13 18 (13.95%) CISM
13 18 (13.95%) Risk Analysis
14 17 (13.18%) Information Security Management
15 16 (12.40%) Service Delivery
16 14 (10.85%) Degree
17 13 (10.08%) Information Management
18 12 (9.30%) Incident Management
18 12 (9.30%) Information Assurance
19 11 (8.53%) Penetration Testing
20 10 (7.75%) Data Security
20 10 (7.75%) Cyber Security
21 9 (6.98%) Service Management
21 9 (6.98%) BCP
21 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
22 8 (6.20%) Retail
22 8 (6.20%) IT Governance
22 8 (6.20%) B2C

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) Network Security
2 4 (3.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.55%) Firewall
4 1 (0.78%) IPsec
4 1 (0.78%) ATM
4 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.78%) VPN
4 1 (0.78%) DMZ
4 1 (0.78%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.65%) Data Mining
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 33 (25.58%) Finance
2 25 (19.38%) Legal
3 8 (6.20%) Retail
4 7 (5.43%) Banking
5 4 (3.10%) German Language
5 4 (3.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.33%) Marketing
7 2 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.78%) Games
8 1 (0.78%) Military
8 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.78%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (28.68%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.10%) Life Science
2 4 (3.10%) RMADS
3 2 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (0.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.55%) UNIX
1 2 (1.55%) Windows
2 1 (0.78%) Linux
2 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
2 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (66.67%) Information Security
2 44 (34.11%) Risk Management
3 34 (26.36%) Business Continuity
4 28 (21.71%) Security Management
5 20 (15.50%) ITIL
6 19 (14.73%) Risk Assessment
7 18 (13.95%) Risk Analysis
8 17 (13.18%) Information Security Management
9 16 (12.40%) Service Delivery
10 13 (10.08%) Information Management
11 12 (9.30%) Incident Management
11 12 (9.30%) Information Assurance
12 11 (8.53%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (7.75%) Data Security
13 10 (7.75%) Cyber Security
14 9 (6.98%) Service Management
14 9 (6.98%) BCP
15 8 (6.20%) B2C
15 8 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.78%) Perl
1 1 (0.78%) Python
1 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 41 (31.78%) CISSP
2 27 (20.93%) CISA
3 18 (13.95%) CISM
4 14 (10.85%) Degree
5 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.10%) ISSMP
8 3 (2.33%) GIAC
8 3 (2.33%) GCIH
8 3 (2.33%) GCFA
8 3 (2.33%) IRCA
8 3 (2.33%) ISEB
9 2 (1.55%) MBA
9 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.78%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (49.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (20.93%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.43%) ISO 9001
4 6 (4.65%) COBIT
5 4 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (3.10%) GCP
5 4 (3.10%) GMP
5 4 (3.10%) GLP
6 2 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.55%) COSO
7 1 (0.78%) WAI
7 1 (0.78%) TickIT
7 1 (0.78%) SLA
7 1 (0.78%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (4.65%) Oracle
2 3 (2.33%) Cisco
2 3 (2.33%) Symantec
2 3 (2.33%) Tripwire
3 2 (1.55%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.55%) McAfee
3 2 (1.55%) Cadence
3 2 (1.55%) Juniper
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £100,000 to £110,000 per annum generous car allowance + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
NST Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + 20% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago