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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 809 855 850
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 64 64 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.054% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.057% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 53 39 32
Average salary £85,000 £77,500 £78,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% -1.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £90,000 £113,500
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +52 62 £85,000 +7.93% 3
London +75 36 £88,500 +18.00% 2
City of London +56 20 £85,000 -14.35% 1
South East +11 8 £92,500 +19.35%
North West +20 6 £85,000 -
Hampshire +7 6 £92,500 +19.35%
East Midlands +5 5 £62,500 +19.04% 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £62,500 -
Manchester - 5 £85,000 -
Hook - 5 £92,500 -
West Midlands - 4 £76,250 -
Warwickshire - 4 £76,250 -
Edinburgh +14 2 £80,000 +6.66%
Scotland +14 2 £80,000 +6.66%
South West -10 2 £87,500 +40.00%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £51,750 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £51,750 -
East of England +18 1 £92,500 +34.54%
Norwich - 1 £92,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £90,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £92,500 -

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 91 (66.42%) Information Security
2 54 (39.42%) CISM
3 51 (37.23%) Finance
4 48 (35.04%) CISSP
5 36 (26.28%) Risk Management
5 36 (26.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (23.36%) ITIL
7 29 (21.17%) Cyber Security
7 29 (21.17%) CISA
8 26 (18.98%) Security Management
9 21 (15.33%) COBIT
10 19 (13.87%) Management Information System
11 17 (12.41%) IT Governance
12 15 (10.95%) Legal
13 14 (10.22%) PCI DSS
14 13 (9.49%) Firewall
15 12 (8.76%) Risk Assessment
16 11 (8.03%) Penetration Testing
16 11 (8.03%) Degree
16 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (7.30%) Information Security Management
17 10 (7.30%) Banking
17 10 (7.30%) CRISC
18 9 (6.57%) Bash Shell
18 9 (6.57%) Vulnerability Management
18 9 (6.57%) Business Continuity
18 9 (6.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 9 (6.57%) Data Security
18 9 (6.57%) DMZ
18 9 (6.57%) Perl

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (1.46%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.73%) IaaS
3 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.49%) Firewall
2 9 (6.57%) DMZ
2 9 (6.57%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.46%) Internet
4 2 (1.46%) Network Security
5 1 (0.73%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.65%) Big Data
2 3 (2.19%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.19%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
General
1 51 (37.23%) Finance
2 15 (10.95%) Legal
3 10 (7.30%) Banking
4 8 (5.84%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.11%) Marketing
5 7 (5.11%) Games
6 6 (4.38%) Advertising
7 4 (2.92%) iGaming
8 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.19%) Aerospace
8 3 (2.19%) Law
9 1 (0.73%) Retail
9 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.73%) Web Services
1 1 (0.73%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.87%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.65%) Video on Demand
3 5 (3.65%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.65%) iDTV
4 3 (2.19%) BYOD
5 2 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.73%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.73%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.73%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.92%) UNIX
1 4 (2.92%) Windows
2 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (2.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (66.42%) Information Security
2 36 (26.28%) Risk Management
3 32 (23.36%) ITIL
4 29 (21.17%) Cyber Security
5 26 (18.98%) Security Management
6 17 (12.41%) IT Governance
7 12 (8.76%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (8.03%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (7.30%) Information Security Management
10 9 (6.57%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (6.57%) Business Continuity
10 9 (6.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (6.57%) Data Security
10 9 (6.57%) E-Commerce
11 8 (5.84%) Change Management
11 8 (5.84%) OWASP
11 8 (5.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (5.11%) Analytics
12 7 (5.11%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.57%) Bash Shell
1 9 (6.57%) Perl
1 9 (6.57%) Python
2 4 (2.92%) SQL
3 1 (0.73%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (39.42%) CISM
2 48 (35.04%) CISSP
3 29 (21.17%) CISA
4 11 (8.03%) Degree
5 10 (7.30%) CRISC
6 5 (3.65%) MBA
7 3 (2.19%) CGEIT
7 3 (2.19%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.19%) MCSE
7 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.46%) CISMP
8 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.73%) ISACA
9 1 (0.73%) CEH
9 1 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.73%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.73%) ISSEP
9 1 (0.73%) ISSMP
9 1 (0.73%) CCSP
9 1 (0.73%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (26.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (15.33%) COBIT
3 14 (10.22%) PCI DSS
4 6 (4.38%) QA
5 3 (2.19%) Data Quality
5 3 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.46%) COSO
7 1 (0.73%) GPG13
7 1 (0.73%) FISMA
7 1 (0.73%) BS7799
System Software
1 9 (6.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (3.65%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.92%) Oracle
3 3 (2.19%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.19%) Cisco
3 3 (2.19%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.46%) Clearswift
4 2 (1.46%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.46%) Sourcefire
4 2 (1.46%) Splunk
5 1 (0.73%) Twitter
5 1 (0.73%) Tripwire
5 1 (0.73%) Sybase
5 1 (0.73%) CA
5 1 (0.73%) Symantec
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