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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 860 917 951
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 80 70 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.062% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.065% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 58 55 38
Median salary £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £66,550 £63,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £95,000 £101,500
UK excluding London median salary £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
99119 108062 116837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83362 88174 94782
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 2 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 2 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 +15 77 £90,000 +5.88% 6
London +4 33 £95,000 +11.11% 3
South East +36 23 £87,750 -5.13% 1
West Midlands - 12 £90,000 -
Surrey - 8 £90,000 - 1
Berkshire - 5 £85,000 -
Milton Keynes +25 4 £50,000 -4.76%
Buckinghamshire +23 4 £50,000 -4.76%
South West -2 4 £51,617 -41.00%
Bracknell - 4 £87,500 -
City of London +28 3 £70,000 -17.64% 2
East of England +18 3 £80,000 -13.51%
Edinburgh +5 3 £93,750 +44.23%
Scotland +3 3 £93,750 +44.23% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £95,000 - 2
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Farnham - 3 £80,000 -
Warwick - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £95,000 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £95,000 - 2
Hampshire +9 2 - -
Bristol +4 2 £51,617 -42.64%
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £80,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £80,000 -
Oxfordshire +8 1 £50,000 -39.39%
Birmingham - 1 £90,000 -
Slough - 1 £70,000 -

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 117 (79.59%) Information Security
2 86 (58.50%) CISSP
3 72 (48.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 69 (46.94%) CISM
5 63 (42.86%) Risk Management
6 57 (38.78%) Management Information System
7 56 (38.10%) Security Management
8 48 (32.65%) Finance
9 39 (26.53%) Information Security Management
10 32 (21.77%) CISA
10 32 (21.77%) Cybersecurity
11 25 (17.01%) PCI DSS
12 23 (15.65%) ISMS
13 19 (12.93%) Network Security
13 19 (12.93%) Risk Assessment
14 17 (11.56%) Data Protection
15 16 (10.88%) Penetration Testing
15 16 (10.88%) IT Audit
16 15 (10.20%) Retail
16 15 (10.20%) Project Management
16 15 (10.20%) Windows
17 14 (9.52%) ITIL
17 14 (9.52%) Business Continuity
18 13 (8.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 13 (8.84%) Vulnerability Management
19 12 (8.16%) Juniper
19 12 (8.16%) Cisco
19 12 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
19 12 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
20 11 (7.48%) SAN

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 (1.36%) Apache
2 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.48%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.93%) Network Security
2 11 (7.48%) SAN
3 7 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (4.08%) Firewall
5 3 (2.04%) Internet
5 3 (2.04%) VoIP
6 2 (1.36%) MPLS
6 2 (1.36%) SSL
6 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.36%) VPN
7 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.36%) Big Data
1 2 (1.36%) MySQL
1 2 (1.36%) Redis
2 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) AppScan
General
1 48 (32.65%) Finance
2 15 (10.20%) Retail
3 11 (7.48%) Banking
4 6 (4.08%) Legal
5 5 (3.40%) Automotive
5 5 (3.40%) Law
6 4 (2.72%) Marketing
7 2 (1.36%) Publishing
7 2 (1.36%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.04%) LAMP
2 2 (1.36%) .NET
2 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.36%) beanstalkd
2 2 (1.36%) COM
2 2 (1.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 57 (38.78%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.72%) CESG
3 4 (2.72%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.72%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.36%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.36%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.36%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.36%) NHS
5 2 (1.36%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.68%) Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.20%) Windows
2 6 (4.08%) Linux
3 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (79.59%) Information Security
2 63 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 56 (38.10%) Security Management
4 39 (26.53%) Information Security Management
5 32 (21.77%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (15.65%) ISMS
7 19 (12.93%) Risk Assessment
8 17 (11.56%) Data Protection
9 16 (10.88%) IT Audit
9 16 (10.88%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (10.20%) Project Management
11 14 (9.52%) Business Continuity
11 14 (9.52%) ITIL
12 13 (8.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (8.84%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (6.80%) Incident Management
15 9 (6.12%) SIEM
16 8 (5.44%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.04%) PHP
2 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.36%) Python
3 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 86 (58.50%) CISSP
2 69 (46.94%) CISM
3 32 (21.77%) CISA
4 10 (6.80%) Degree
5 7 (4.76%) CEH
6 4 (2.72%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (2.72%) GIAC
6 4 (2.72%) SANS
7 3 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.04%) CRISC
7 3 (2.04%) ISACA
8 2 (1.36%) CCNA
8 2 (1.36%) CCSA
8 2 (1.36%) CLAS
8 2 (1.36%) GCIA
8 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.36%) MBA
8 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.68%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (48.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (17.01%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.08%) ISO27002
4 5 (3.40%) COBIT
5 4 (2.72%) ISO 9001
5 4 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.04%) ISO22301
7 2 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.36%) SLA
8 1 (0.68%) COSO
8 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) Puppet
2 2 (1.36%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.36%) HP Fortify
2 2 (1.36%) QRadar
2 2 (1.36%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (8.16%) Cisco
1 12 (8.16%) Juniper
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.36%) AlienVault
3 2 (1.36%) ArcSight
3 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.36%) Fortinet
3 2 (1.36%) Intel Security
3 2 (1.36%) LogRhythm
3 2 (1.36%) Splunk
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