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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 864 855 848
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 51 77 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.066% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.070% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 45 52 34
Average salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90% offered a salary of more than £59,620 £67,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £113,000 £89,750 £106,500
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
-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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
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 £26,500 £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 30 July 2015 within the UK.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Security
Top 20 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 30 July 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 +14 49 £73,750 -1.66% 4
London +51 34 £76,500 -1.29% 3
City of London +46 11 £75,000 -19.35% 1
East Midlands +2 5 £62,500 +19.04% 1
West Midlands +6 4 £76,250 +1.66%
South East -7 4 £72,500 -4.91%
Warwickshire - 4 £76,250 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £62,500 -
Hampshire +8 3 £65,000 -16.12%
Scotland +11 2 £80,000 +6.66%
Edinburgh +3 2 £80,000 +6.66%
Berkshire +6 1 £80,000 -11.11%
Hertfordshire 0 1 £70,000 -12.50%
East of England -2 1 £70,000 -3.44%
Reading -3 1 £80,000 -20.00%
Nottingham - 1 £110,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £110,000 - 1
Hook - 1 £92,500 -
Docklands, London - 1 £79,000 -
South West - 1 £85,000 -

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 94 (78.33%) Information Security
2 47 (39.17%) Finance
3 44 (36.67%) CISM
4 42 (35.00%) CISSP
5 35 (29.17%) Security Management
6 29 (24.17%) Risk Management
6 29 (24.17%) ITIL
7 25 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 23 (19.17%) COBIT
8 23 (19.17%) Management Information System
9 20 (16.67%) PCI DSS
9 20 (16.67%) Cyber Security
10 19 (15.83%) CISA
11 18 (15.00%) Information Security Management
12 17 (14.17%) Data Protection
13 14 (11.67%) Degree
14 13 (10.83%) Data Security
14 13 (10.83%) Legal
15 11 (9.17%) Business Continuity
15 11 (9.17%) IT Governance
16 10 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
16 10 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (7.50%) Telecoms
17 9 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 9 (7.50%) ISMS
17 9 (7.50%) Security Architecture
18 8 (6.67%) CRISC
18 8 (6.67%) Line Management
18 8 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
18 8 (6.67%) Identity Management

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (5.83%) Firewall
3 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.33%) DMZ
5 2 (1.67%) Network Security
6 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) Big Data
2 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
General
1 47 (39.17%) Finance
2 13 (10.83%) Legal
3 9 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.67%) Banking
5 4 (3.33%) Law
6 3 (2.50%) Retail
6 3 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.50%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.67%) Marketing
8 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) .NET
1 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.17%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.83%) UNIX
1 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (78.33%) Information Security
2 35 (29.17%) Security Management
3 29 (24.17%) Risk Management
3 29 (24.17%) ITIL
4 20 (16.67%) Cyber Security
5 18 (15.00%) Information Security Management
6 17 (14.17%) Data Protection
7 13 (10.83%) Data Security
8 11 (9.17%) Business Continuity
8 11 (9.17%) IT Governance
9 10 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (7.50%) ISMS
10 9 (7.50%) Security Architecture
11 8 (6.67%) Line Management
11 8 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (6.67%) Identity Management
11 8 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.83%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.33%) Perl
1 4 (3.33%) Python
1 4 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (36.67%) CISM
2 42 (35.00%) CISSP
3 19 (15.83%) CISA
4 14 (11.67%) Degree
5 8 (6.67%) CRISC
6 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.67%) CCSP
8 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.67%) ISSAP
8 2 (1.67%) ISSEP
9 1 (0.83%) ISSMP
9 1 (0.83%) MBA
9 1 (0.83%) CEH
9 1 (0.83%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (19.17%) COBIT
3 20 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 6 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.83%) BS7799
6 1 (0.83%) COSO
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (1.67%) Cisco
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (1.67%) Clearswift
1 2 (1.67%) Ab Initio
1 2 (1.67%) Sourcefire
1 2 (1.67%) Splunk
2 1 (0.83%) Tripwire
2 1 (0.83%) BT
2 1 (0.83%) Symantec
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle
2 1 (0.83%) Sybase
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Salary: From £100,000 to £150,000 per annum package up to £225k
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + car
Posted: 14 days ago
Fitzrovia, in the Heart of London
University of Westminster
Salary: £57,700 p.a plus excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago