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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 802 921 923
Rank change year-on-year
+119 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 105 46 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.042% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.044% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 82 44 47
Median salary £87,500 £75,750 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.51% -5.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £112,500 £120,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £71,250 £77,500
% change year-on-year
+12.28% -8.06%

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
91484 105195 110265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76513 87677 89230
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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 29 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +115 96 £88,750 +17.16% 8
London +67 59 £93,750 +23.76% 6
West Midlands - 13 £76,250 -
South East +59 11 £80,000 +40.21%
Birmingham - 11 £67,500 -
City of London +50 7 £110,000 -8.33% 3
Yorkshire +34 7 - -
West Yorkshire +23 6 - -
South Wales - 6 £82,500 - 1
Wales - 6 £82,500 - 1
North West +3 4 £60,000 -29.41% 2
Bradford - 4 - -
Cardiff - 4 £82,500 -
East Midlands +19 3 £78,750 -21.25%
M4 Corridor - 3 £95,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £60,000 -
Home Counties - 3 £80,000 -
Liverpool - 3 £60,000 -
Kent - 3 £90,000 -
Caerphilly - 2 £82,500 -
Coventry - 2 £85,000 -
Cheshire +27 1 £63,500 -25.29%
Nottinghamshire +4 1 £85,000 -15.00%
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £70,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £67,500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £80,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £67,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £72,500 -

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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.

1 132 (75.00%) Information Security
2 77 (43.75%) Finance
3 75 (42.61%) Risk Management
4 74 (42.05%) CISSP
5 58 (32.95%) CISM
5 58 (32.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 55 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
7 46 (26.14%) Security Architecture
8 45 (25.57%) PCI DSS
9 37 (21.02%) CISA
10 36 (20.45%) Management Information System
11 33 (18.75%) Network Security
12 29 (16.48%) Security Management
13 25 (14.20%) Risk Assessment
13 25 (14.20%) Information Security Management
14 24 (13.64%) ITIL
15 23 (13.07%) Disaster Recovery
16 21 (11.93%) Firewall
16 21 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (11.93%) Data Centre
16 21 (11.93%) IT Audit
17 20 (11.36%) Degree
18 19 (10.80%) COBIT
18 19 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (10.80%) Vulnerability Management
19 18 (10.23%) Service Delivery
20 17 (9.66%) Business Continuity
20 17 (9.66%) CRISC
20 17 (9.66%) Data Loss Prevention
21 16 (9.09%) Security Operations

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.27%) SAS
2 2 (1.14%) Apache
3 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (1.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.95%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.14%) PaaS
3 2 (1.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.75%) Network Security
2 21 (11.93%) Firewall
3 8 (4.55%) WAN
4 7 (3.98%) Internet
5 6 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (3.41%) SSL
5 6 (3.41%) VPN
6 5 (2.84%) LAN
6 5 (2.84%) Wireless
7 4 (2.27%) HTTP
7 4 (2.27%) IPsec
8 3 (1.70%) VoIP
9 2 (1.14%) MPLS
10 1 (0.57%) DNS
10 1 (0.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.39%) Big Data
2 5 (2.84%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.14%) GIS
3 2 (1.14%) MySQL
3 2 (1.14%) Redis
4 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
General
1 77 (43.75%) Finance
2 16 (9.09%) Legal
3 15 (8.52%) Retail
4 11 (6.25%) Law
5 8 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.98%) Banking
7 4 (2.27%) Automotive
7 4 (2.27%) Games
8 3 (1.70%) Marketing
9 2 (1.14%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.70%) LAMP
1 3 (1.70%) Middleware
2 2 (1.14%) beanstalkd
2 2 (1.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.45%) Management Information System
2 21 (11.93%) Data Centre
3 19 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.39%) Computer Science
5 12 (6.82%) CESG
6 11 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (5.68%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.70%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.70%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.57%) Fintech
10 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.57%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.57%) IPTV
10 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.57%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.25%) Windows
2 7 (3.98%) Linux
3 3 (1.70%) Unix
4 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (75.00%) Information Security
2 75 (42.61%) Risk Management
3 55 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (26.14%) Security Architecture
5 29 (16.48%) Security Management
6 25 (14.20%) Information Security Management
6 25 (14.20%) Risk Assessment
7 24 (13.64%) ITIL
8 23 (13.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (11.93%) IT Audit
9 21 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (10.80%) Vulnerability Management
11 18 (10.23%) Service Delivery
12 17 (9.66%) Business Continuity
12 17 (9.66%) Data Loss Prevention
13 16 (9.09%) Change Management
13 16 (9.09%) Line Management
13 16 (9.09%) Security Operations
14 15 (8.52%) Identity Management
14 15 (8.52%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.82%) C
2 3 (1.70%) PHP
3 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 74 (42.05%) CISSP
2 58 (32.95%) CISM
3 37 (21.02%) CISA
4 20 (11.36%) Degree
5 17 (9.66%) CRISC
6 6 (3.41%) CEH
7 4 (2.27%) ISSMP
7 4 (2.27%) SANS
8 3 (1.70%) CLAS
8 3 (1.70%) ISACA
8 3 (1.70%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.14%) GIAC
9 2 (1.14%) SAP Certification
9 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.57%) GCIA
10 1 (0.57%) IRCA
10 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (32.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (25.57%) PCI DSS
3 19 (10.80%) COBIT
4 13 (7.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (3.98%) ISO27002
6 5 (2.84%) QA
7 4 (2.27%) ISO 9001
8 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (1.14%) BS7799
9 2 (1.14%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.57%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.70%) Puppet
2 1 (0.57%) Ansible
2 1 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.57%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (3.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.27%) Ab Initio
2 4 (2.27%) Cisco
3 2 (1.14%) HP
3 2 (1.14%) SAP
3 2 (1.14%) VMware
4 1 (0.57%) AlienVault
4 1 (0.57%) ArcSight
4 1 (0.57%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.57%) Intel
4 1 (0.57%) Intel Security
4 1 (0.57%) Juniper
4 1 (0.57%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.57%) Splunk
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