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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 859 879 948
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 73 68 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.064% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.066% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 47 54 37
Median salary £85,500 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,600 £63,250 £57,000
10% offered a salary of more than £96,000 £95,000 £90,800
UK excluding London median salary £85,500 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%

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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +50 71 £85,000 - 4
South East +41 25 £87,750 -5.13%
London +14 22 £85,000 -5.55% 3
West Midlands -3 14 £90,000 +12.50%
Surrey - 10 £90,000 -
City of London +30 5 £70,000 -17.64% 1
Warwickshire -2 5 - -
Warwick - 5 - -
Berkshire - 5 £85,000 -
Buckinghamshire +28 4 £50,000 -3.38%
Milton Keynes +28 4 £50,000 -3.38%
South West +10 4 £51,617 -41.00%
West Yorkshire - 4 £78,875 -
Yorkshire - 4 £78,875 -
Bracknell - 4 £87,500 -
Leeds - 4 £78,875 -
Farnham - 3 £80,000 -
East of England +28 2 £80,000 -13.51% 1
Bristol +5 2 £51,617 -42.64%
Hampshire +1 2 - -
Edinburgh -1 2 £93,750 +29.31%
Scotland -6 2 £93,750 +29.31%
Staines - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 - -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
East Midlands +6 1 £55,000 -12.00%
Oxfordshire +3 1 £50,000 -39.39%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £90,000 -

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 114 (79.72%) Information Security
2 80 (55.94%) CISSP
3 72 (50.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (44.76%) Risk Management
5 63 (44.06%) CISM
6 57 (39.86%) Management Information System
7 52 (36.36%) Security Management
8 48 (33.57%) Finance
9 40 (27.97%) Information Security Management
10 33 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
11 31 (21.68%) CISA
12 24 (16.78%) PCI DSS
13 23 (16.08%) ISMS
14 22 (15.38%) Network Security
15 19 (13.29%) Risk Assessment
16 17 (11.89%) Data Protection
17 16 (11.19%) Retail
18 15 (10.49%) Business Continuity
18 15 (10.49%) Cloud Computing
18 15 (10.49%) IT Audit
19 14 (9.79%) Penetration Testing
19 14 (9.79%) Project Management
20 13 (9.09%) ITIL
20 13 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 12 (8.39%) Degree
21 12 (8.39%) Security Architecture
22 11 (7.69%) Incident Management
22 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
22 11 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
23 10 (6.99%) Banking

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 2 (1.40%) Apache
2 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.49%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.38%) Network Security
2 8 (5.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (4.20%) Firewall
4 5 (3.50%) SAN
5 3 (2.10%) VoIP
6 2 (1.40%) Internet
6 2 (1.40%) MPLS
6 2 (1.40%) SSL
6 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.10%) Big Data
2 2 (1.40%) GIS
2 2 (1.40%) MySQL
2 2 (1.40%) Redis
3 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.40%) AppScan
General
1 48 (33.57%) Finance
2 16 (11.19%) Retail
3 10 (6.99%) Banking
4 7 (4.90%) Law
5 6 (4.20%) Legal
6 5 (3.50%) Automotive
7 3 (2.10%) Games
7 3 (2.10%) Marketing
8 2 (1.40%) Publishing
8 2 (1.40%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.10%) LAMP
2 2 (1.40%) .NET
2 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.40%) beanstalkd
2 2 (1.40%) COM
2 2 (1.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 57 (39.86%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.59%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.80%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.10%) CESG
5 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.40%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.40%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.40%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.40%) NHS
6 2 (1.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.29%) Windows
2 3 (2.10%) Linux
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (79.72%) Information Security
2 64 (44.76%) Risk Management
3 52 (36.36%) Security Management
4 40 (27.97%) Information Security Management
5 33 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (16.08%) ISMS
7 19 (13.29%) Risk Assessment
8 17 (11.89%) Data Protection
9 15 (10.49%) Business Continuity
9 15 (10.49%) IT Audit
10 14 (9.79%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (9.79%) Project Management
11 13 (9.09%) ITIL
11 13 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (8.39%) Security Architecture
13 11 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (7.69%) Incident Management
13 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (6.29%) Vulnerability Management
15 7 (4.90%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.10%) PHP
2 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.40%) Python
3 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 80 (55.94%) CISSP
2 63 (44.06%) CISM
3 31 (21.68%) CISA
4 12 (8.39%) Degree
5 6 (4.20%) CEH
6 5 (3.50%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (2.80%) CLAS
7 4 (2.80%) ISACA
7 4 (2.80%) SANS
8 3 (2.10%) GIAC
9 2 (1.40%) CCNA
9 2 (1.40%) CCSA
9 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.40%) GCIA
9 2 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.70%) IRCA
10 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.70%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (50.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (16.78%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.29%) ISO27002
4 6 (4.20%) COBIT
5 3 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.40%) SLA
7 1 (0.70%) COSO
7 1 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.70%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) Puppet
2 2 (1.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.40%) HP Fortify
2 2 (1.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.40%) QRadar
2 2 (1.40%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.70%) Ansible
3 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (4.20%) Cisco
1 6 (4.20%) Juniper
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.40%) AlienVault
3 2 (1.40%) ArcSight
3 2 (1.40%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.40%) Intel Security
3 2 (1.40%) LogRhythm
3 2 (1.40%) Splunk
4 1 (0.70%) Fortinet
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