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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 831 918 910
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 77 52 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.047% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.049% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 57 45 50
Median salary £85,000 £76,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,475 £59,620 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £113,000 £90,250
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%

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
94638 106188 112312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79637 87538 91558
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +85 73 £86,250 +15.77% 5
London +46 42 £90,000 +13.92% 1
City of London +61 12 £92,500 +24.16%
South East +37 10 £70,000 -3.44%
Yorkshire - 8 £62,750 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £60,125 -
East Midlands +7 5 £55,000 -12.00%
West Midlands +4 5 £67,500 -11.47% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 4 £55,000 -50.00%
Nottingham +19 3 £55,000 -50.00%
Cardiff - 3 £82,500 - 1
South Wales - 3 £82,500 - 1
Surrey - 3 £70,000 -
Wales - 3 £82,500 - 1
East of England +39 2 £77,500 +10.71% 1
Warwickshire +5 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £67,500 -
Home Counties - 2 £80,000 -
Kent - 2 £90,000 -
Bradford - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £62,750 -
Staines - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
South West +20 1 £95,000 +11.76%
Hertfordshire +20 1 £77,500 +10.71%
Berkshire +8 1 £70,000 -12.50%
Edinburgh +6 1 £97,500 +21.87%
Scotland +3 1 £97,500 +21.87%
Essex - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £67,500 -

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 130 (80.75%) Information Security
2 75 (46.58%) CISSP
3 72 (44.72%) Risk Management
3 72 (44.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (34.78%) CISM
5 54 (33.54%) Finance
6 53 (32.92%) Management Information System
7 51 (31.68%) Cybersecurity
8 44 (27.33%) Security Management
9 39 (24.22%) Information Security Management
10 29 (18.01%) PCI DSS
10 29 (18.01%) CISA
11 26 (16.15%) Network Security
12 25 (15.53%) ISMS
13 22 (13.66%) Security Architecture
14 19 (11.80%) Business Continuity
15 17 (10.56%) Cloud Computing
16 16 (9.94%) Risk Assessment
16 16 (9.94%) Degree
17 15 (9.32%) Retail
17 15 (9.32%) Disaster Recovery
17 15 (9.32%) ITIL
17 15 (9.32%) IT Audit
18 14 (8.70%) Legal
18 14 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 13 (8.07%) Incident Management
19 13 (8.07%) Data Protection
20 12 (7.45%) Big Data
20 12 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
21 11 (6.83%) Information Security Governance

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 (2.48%) SAS
2 2 (1.24%) Apache
3 1 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (1.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.56%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.86%) SaaS
5 2 (1.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.15%) Network Security
2 10 (6.21%) Firewall
3 5 (3.11%) Internet
3 5 (3.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.48%) SSL
4 4 (2.48%) VPN
5 3 (1.86%) VoIP
6 2 (1.24%) HTTP
6 2 (1.24%) IPsec
6 2 (1.24%) LAN
6 2 (1.24%) MPLS
6 2 (1.24%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.24%) WAN
6 2 (1.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.45%) Big Data
2 5 (3.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.24%) GIS
3 2 (1.24%) MySQL
3 2 (1.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) AppScan
General
1 54 (33.54%) Finance
2 15 (9.32%) Retail
3 14 (8.70%) Legal
4 11 (6.83%) Banking
4 11 (6.83%) Law
5 8 (4.97%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.11%) Automotive
7 4 (2.48%) Games
8 3 (1.86%) Marketing
9 2 (1.24%) Publishing
9 2 (1.24%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.86%) LAMP
2 2 (1.24%) .NET
2 2 (1.24%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.24%) beanstalkd
2 2 (1.24%) COM
2 2 (1.24%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (32.92%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.21%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.59%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (3.73%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.48%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.86%) CESG
7 3 (1.86%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.24%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.24%) NHS
8 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.62%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.62%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.35%) Windows
2 3 (1.86%) Linux
3 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (80.75%) Information Security
2 72 (44.72%) Risk Management
3 51 (31.68%) Cybersecurity
4 44 (27.33%) Security Management
5 39 (24.22%) Information Security Management
6 25 (15.53%) ISMS
7 22 (13.66%) Security Architecture
8 19 (11.80%) Business Continuity
9 16 (9.94%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (9.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (9.32%) IT Audit
10 15 (9.32%) ITIL
11 14 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (8.07%) Data Protection
12 13 (8.07%) Incident Management
13 11 (6.83%) Information Security Governance
13 11 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (6.21%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (6.21%) Project Management
15 9 (5.59%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.11%) C
2 3 (1.86%) PHP
3 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.24%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (46.58%) CISSP
2 56 (34.78%) CISM
3 29 (18.01%) CISA
4 16 (9.94%) Degree
5 6 (3.73%) CEH
5 6 (3.73%) CRISC
5 6 (3.73%) ISACA
6 5 (3.11%) SANS
7 4 (2.48%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (1.86%) CLAS
9 2 (1.24%) GCIA
9 2 (1.24%) GIAC
9 2 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.62%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.62%) IRCA
10 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.62%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (44.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (18.01%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.59%) ISO27002
4 7 (4.35%) COBIT
5 4 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.24%) SLA
7 1 (0.62%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.86%) Puppet
2 2 (1.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.24%) HP Fortify
2 2 (1.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.24%) QRadar
3 1 (0.62%) Ansible
3 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.62%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 4 (2.48%) Ab Initio
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.24%) AlienVault
2 2 (1.24%) ArcSight
2 2 (1.24%) Intel Security
2 2 (1.24%) LogRhythm
2 2 (1.24%) Splunk
3 1 (0.62%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.62%) Cisco
3 1 (0.62%) Juniper
West Midlands
Sanderson
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
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Salary: £55 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago