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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 829 884 857
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 71 60 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.050% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.052% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 57 39 31
Average salary £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,000 £101,000 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £80,000 £83,750
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.47%

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
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 April 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +65 70 £85,000 +6.25% 8
London +70 46 £85,000 -11.68% 3
City of London +45 24 £84,000 -23.63% 2
South East +3 10 £92,500 +15.62% 5
Hampshire - 6 £92,500 - 1
Manchester - 5 £85,000 -
North West - 5 £85,000 -
East Midlands +3 4 £62,500 +19.04%
Northamptonshire - 4 £62,500 -
Devon - 3 - -
Exeter - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 - - 1
South West - 3 - -
Hook - 3 £92,500 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £75,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £78,750 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 2 £78,750 - 4
Scotland +20 1 £65,000 -13.33%
Edinburgh +8 1 £65,000 -13.33%
Yorkshire -16 1 £85,000 +6.25%
Oxfordshire - 1 £82,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £85,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £92,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £85,000 -
Northampton - 1 £62,500 -
Norwich - 1 £92,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £85,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £85,000 -
East of England - 1 £92,500 -

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 96 (68.09%) Information Security
2 54 (38.30%) CISM
3 53 (37.59%) Finance
4 51 (36.17%) CISSP
5 39 (27.66%) CISA
5 39 (27.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 35 (24.82%) Cyber Security
7 32 (22.70%) Risk Management
8 30 (21.28%) ITIL
9 21 (14.89%) Degree
9 21 (14.89%) Security Management
10 20 (14.18%) Firewall
11 18 (12.77%) Management Information System
12 17 (12.06%) Active Directory
12 17 (12.06%) TCP/IP
13 16 (11.35%) Games
13 16 (11.35%) COBIT
13 16 (11.35%) Perl
13 16 (11.35%) Python
13 16 (11.35%) DMZ
13 16 (11.35%) Bash Shell
14 14 (9.93%) Change Management
15 13 (9.22%) MBA
15 13 (9.22%) IT Governance
15 13 (9.22%) Computer Science
15 13 (9.22%) PCI DSS
15 13 (9.22%) Risk Assessment
15 13 (9.22%) Software Delivery
16 12 (8.51%) iGaming
16 12 (8.51%) Vulnerability Assessment

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.42%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.13%) SaaS
2 2 (1.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.18%) Firewall
2 17 (12.06%) TCP/IP
3 16 (11.35%) DMZ
4 8 (5.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (4.96%) Network Security
6 3 (2.13%) Internet
7 1 (0.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.84%) Big Data
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (2.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
General
1 53 (37.59%) Finance
2 16 (11.35%) Games
3 12 (8.51%) iGaming
4 11 (7.80%) Legal
5 9 (6.38%) Banking
5 9 (6.38%) Marketing
6 8 (5.67%) Telecoms
7 6 (4.26%) Advertising
8 3 (2.13%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.13%) Aerospace
8 3 (2.13%) Law
9 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.71%) Retail
10 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.71%) .NET
1 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.77%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.22%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.55%) Video on Demand
4 5 (3.55%) iDTV
5 4 (2.84%) BYOD
6 2 (1.42%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.42%) Social Network
6 2 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.71%) Open Source
7 1 (0.71%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.38%) Windows
2 8 (5.67%) UNIX
3 7 (4.96%) Linux
3 7 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (68.09%) Information Security
2 35 (24.82%) Cyber Security
3 32 (22.70%) Risk Management
4 30 (21.28%) ITIL
5 21 (14.89%) Security Management
6 14 (9.93%) Change Management
7 13 (9.22%) Risk Assessment
7 13 (9.22%) IT Governance
7 13 (9.22%) Software Delivery
8 12 (8.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (7.80%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (7.80%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (7.09%) Data Security
11 9 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.38%) Information Security Management
11 9 (6.38%) SIEM
12 8 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (5.67%) Data Protection
12 8 (5.67%) E-Commerce
13 7 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.35%) Perl
1 16 (11.35%) Python
1 16 (11.35%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.84%) SQL
3 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (38.30%) CISM
2 51 (36.17%) CISSP
3 39 (27.66%) CISA
4 21 (14.89%) Degree
5 13 (9.22%) MBA
6 10 (7.09%) CRISC
7 3 (2.13%) CGEIT
7 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.13%) MCSE
8 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.42%) CISMP
9 1 (0.71%) ISEB
9 1 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.71%) CEH
9 1 (0.71%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (27.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (11.35%) COBIT
3 13 (9.22%) PCI DSS
4 7 (4.96%) QA
5 4 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (2.13%) Data Quality
6 3 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.42%) BS7799
8 1 (0.71%) GPG13
8 1 (0.71%) FISMA
8 1 (0.71%) COSO
System Software
1 17 (12.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (5.67%) Cisco
2 7 (4.96%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.55%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.84%) Oracle
5 3 (2.13%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.42%) Juniper
6 2 (1.42%) CA
6 2 (1.42%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.42%) Clearswift
6 2 (1.42%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.42%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.42%) Splunk
7 1 (0.71%) Twitter
7 1 (0.71%) Sybase
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified , Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £48743 - £54841 Per Annum £54841 + 33 days holiday + ou
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago