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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 805 837 849
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 74 35 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.034% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.036% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 66 31 22
Average salary £85,000 £70,000 £76,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -8.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £60,000 £57,550
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £100,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £65,000 £57,550
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +12.94%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 January 2015 within the UK.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Security
Top 22 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 27 January 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
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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 +39 73 £85,000 +21.42% 7
London +67 55 £90,000 -2.70% 4
City of London +27 21 £90,000 -5.26% 1
South East -36 8 £72,500 +20.83% 1
Surrey -8 5 £70,000 +16.66%
East of England -10 3 £107,500 +7.50%
Yorkshire - 3 £85,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £85,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £107,500 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £85,000 -
Bristol -1 2 £102,500 +46.42%
North West -11 2 £77,500 +14.81%
South West -13 2 £102,500 +51.85% 2
Manchester - 2 £77,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £95,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £85,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £78,750 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £75,000 -
Stockport - 1 £85,000 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £85,000 - 1

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 92 (60.93%) Information Security
2 58 (38.41%) Finance
3 50 (33.11%) CISSP
4 46 (30.46%) CISM
5 43 (28.48%) CISA
6 41 (27.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (23.18%) Risk Management
8 31 (20.53%) Cyber Security
9 24 (15.89%) Degree
10 23 (15.23%) ITIL
11 21 (13.91%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (13.25%) Network Security
12 20 (13.25%) PCI DSS
13 19 (12.58%) Marketing
13 19 (12.58%) Games
13 19 (12.58%) Firewall
14 15 (9.93%) Cisco
15 14 (9.27%) TCP/IP
15 14 (9.27%) Active Directory
15 14 (9.27%) Security Management
15 14 (9.27%) Management Information System
15 14 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (9.27%) Change Management
16 13 (8.61%) Computer Science
16 13 (8.61%) MBA
16 13 (8.61%) DMZ
16 13 (8.61%) Perl
16 13 (8.61%) Python
16 13 (8.61%) Bash Shell
17 12 (7.95%) iGaming

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (3.31%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) SaaS
2 2 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.25%) Network Security
2 19 (12.58%) Firewall
3 14 (9.27%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.61%) DMZ
5 2 (1.32%) Internet
5 2 (1.32%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
1 3 (1.99%) Amazon Redshift
General
1 58 (38.41%) Finance
2 19 (12.58%) Games
2 19 (12.58%) Marketing
3 12 (7.95%) iGaming
3 12 (7.95%) Legal
4 8 (5.30%) Banking
5 7 (4.64%) Advertising
6 6 (3.97%) Law
6 6 (3.97%) Retail
7 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.65%) German Language
9 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.27%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.61%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.28%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (3.31%) Video on Demand
4 5 (3.31%) iDTV
5 2 (1.32%) EMV
5 2 (1.32%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.32%) Social Network
5 2 (1.32%) Open Source
5 2 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.66%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.96%) UNIX
1 9 (5.96%) Linux
2 8 (5.30%) Windows
3 7 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (60.93%) Information Security
2 35 (23.18%) Risk Management
3 31 (20.53%) Cyber Security
4 23 (15.23%) ITIL
5 21 (13.91%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (9.27%) Security Management
6 14 (9.27%) Change Management
7 12 (7.95%) Product Management
8 11 (7.28%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (5.96%) Information Security Management
9 9 (5.96%) E-Commerce
9 9 (5.96%) SIEM
10 8 (5.30%) Data Protection
10 8 (5.30%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (5.30%) Information Assurance
10 8 (5.30%) IT Governance
11 7 (4.64%) Ethical Hacking
11 7 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (4.64%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.61%) Perl
1 13 (8.61%) Python
1 13 (8.61%) Bash Shell
2 3 (1.99%) SQL
3 1 (0.66%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (33.11%) CISSP
2 46 (30.46%) CISM
3 43 (28.48%) CISA
4 24 (15.89%) Degree
5 13 (8.61%) MBA
6 5 (3.31%) CEH
7 4 (2.65%) CRISC
8 3 (1.99%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.99%) CGEIT
8 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.99%) MCSE
9 2 (1.32%) CISMP
10 1 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.66%) ISEB
10 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (27.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (13.25%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.96%) COBIT
4 7 (4.64%) QA
5 3 (1.99%) COSO
5 3 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.66%) SLA
7 1 (0.66%) BS7799
7 1 (0.66%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (9.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (9.93%) Cisco
2 11 (7.28%) Juniper
2 11 (7.28%) CheckPoint
3 7 (4.64%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.31%) Symantec
5 3 (1.99%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.99%) Oracle
5 3 (1.99%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.99%) Tripwire
6 2 (1.32%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.32%) Splunk
6 2 (1.32%) McAfee
6 2 (1.32%) CA
7 1 (0.66%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.66%) Twitter
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