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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Security
UK
Rank 763 874 881
Rank change year-on-year
+111 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 82 53 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.053% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.055% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 63 41 57
Median salary £82,500 £80,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £60,000 £67,500
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £110,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%

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
81089 96565 99662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67342 81085 82844
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 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 18 January 2017 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 18 January 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 +98 72 £83,750 +11.66% 10
London +83 40 £90,000 -10.00% 2
South East +57 10 £82,500 +52.07% 3
West Midlands +10 8 £80,000 -15.78%
North West -10 7 £75,000 +42.85% 3
Manchester - 7 £75,000 - 2
East Midlands +17 6 £70,000 -
Berkshire +42 5 £80,000 - 2
Scotland +31 5 £69,723 -17.97% 2
City of London +24 5 £105,000 +27.27% 1
Birmingham -7 5 - -
Leicestershire - 5 £72,500 -
Hampshire +11 3 £90,000 +65.89%
Southampton - 3 £90,000 -
Surrey +35 2 £85,000 -
South Wales - 2 £82,750 -
Wales - 2 £82,750 -
Staines - 2 £85,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £64,446 -
Hinckley - 2 £72,500 -
Coventry - 2 £82,500 -
Dundee - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +9 1 £75,000 -11.76% 1
Nottingham -2 1 £57,500 -
Nottinghamshire -3 1 £57,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £70,000 -
Leicester - 1 £64,000 -
Salford - 1 £80,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £70,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £90,500 -

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 137 (71.35%) Information Security
2 90 (46.88%) CISSP
3 83 (43.23%) Finance
4 74 (38.54%) CISM
5 65 (33.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 62 (32.29%) Risk Management
7 51 (26.56%) Security Architecture
8 49 (25.52%) PCI DSS
9 46 (23.96%) CISA
10 43 (22.40%) Cybersecurity
11 41 (21.35%) Security Operations
12 39 (20.31%) Management Information System
13 32 (16.67%) Degree
14 30 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
15 29 (15.10%) Identity Management
16 28 (14.58%) Firewall
17 26 (13.54%) SIEM
17 26 (13.54%) Line Management
17 26 (13.54%) Data Centre
17 26 (13.54%) Network Security
18 25 (13.02%) Service Delivery
18 25 (13.02%) Data Loss Prevention
19 24 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
19 24 (12.50%) ITIL
20 23 (11.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 23 (11.98%) COBIT
21 22 (11.46%) Security Operations Centre
21 22 (11.46%) Identity Access Management
22 21 (10.94%) Data Protection
23 20 (10.42%) Security Management

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 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.56%) Office 365
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.58%) Firewall
2 26 (13.54%) Network Security
3 12 (6.25%) WAN
4 8 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (4.17%) LAN
4 8 (4.17%) SSL
4 8 (4.17%) Wireless
5 5 (2.60%) DNS
5 5 (2.60%) Internet
5 5 (2.60%) SMTP
6 4 (2.08%) VPN
7 3 (1.56%) HTTP
7 3 (1.56%) IPsec
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.52%) MPLS
8 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.65%) Big Data
2 5 (2.60%) Relational Database
General
1 83 (43.23%) Finance
2 11 (5.73%) Banking
3 6 (3.13%) Legal
4 5 (2.60%) Games
4 5 (2.60%) Retail
5 3 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.04%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.08%) Middleware
2 3 (1.56%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.31%) Management Information System
2 26 (13.54%) Data Centre
3 22 (11.46%) Security Operations Centre
4 13 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.25%) CESG
6 9 (4.69%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.04%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.04%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.52%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.52%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.52%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.52%) IPTV
10 1 (0.52%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.52%) PKI
10 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.85%) Windows
2 9 (4.69%) Linux
3 5 (2.60%) Unix
4 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.52%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (71.35%) Information Security
2 62 (32.29%) Risk Management
3 51 (26.56%) Security Architecture
4 43 (22.40%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (21.35%) Security Operations
6 30 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
7 29 (15.10%) Identity Management
8 26 (13.54%) Line Management
8 26 (13.54%) SIEM
9 25 (13.02%) Data Loss Prevention
9 25 (13.02%) Service Delivery
10 24 (12.50%) ITIL
10 24 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (11.46%) Identity Access Management
12 21 (10.94%) Data Protection
13 20 (10.42%) Security Management
13 20 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
14 19 (9.90%) Internal Audit
15 18 (9.38%) ISMS
16 17 (8.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.73%) C
2 1 (0.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 90 (46.88%) CISSP
2 74 (38.54%) CISM
3 46 (23.96%) CISA
4 32 (16.67%) Degree
5 16 (8.33%) CRISC
5 16 (8.33%) GIAC
6 6 (3.13%) CEH
7 4 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (2.08%) CSSLP
7 4 (2.08%) ISSMP
7 4 (2.08%) SANS
7 4 (2.08%) Security+ Certification
7 4 (2.08%) SSCP
8 3 (1.56%) GISF
8 3 (1.56%) GSEC
8 3 (1.56%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.04%) IRCA
9 2 (1.04%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (33.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (25.52%) PCI DSS
3 23 (11.98%) COBIT
3 23 (11.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (3.65%) BS7799
5 6 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (2.60%) ISO 9001
6 5 (2.60%) QA
7 2 (1.04%) ISO 14001
7 2 (1.04%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (1.56%) Nessus
1 3 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.60%) Cisco
3 3 (1.56%) Aveksa
3 3 (1.56%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (1.56%) Intel Security
3 3 (1.56%) Palo Alto
3 3 (1.56%) Splunk
3 3 (1.56%) Symantec
4 2 (1.04%) HP
4 2 (1.04%) SAP
4 2 (1.04%) VMware
5 1 (0.52%) F5
5 1 (0.52%) Forcepoint
5 1 (0.52%) Intel
5 1 (0.52%) Juniper
5 1 (0.52%) Stonesoft
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