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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 862 900 917
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 71 58 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.053% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.055% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 45 49 48
Median salary £90,000 £80,000 £73,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £64,250
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £101,000 £85,750
UK excluding London median salary £90,000 £76,250 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +1.66%

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
94824 105610 114571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79970 87076 93773
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +45 68 £90,000 +13.20% 8
London +15 32 £90,000 +9.09% 2
South East +49 15 £90,000 +24.13%
City of London +57 12 £77,500 +4.02%
West Midlands -3 10 - -
Surrey - 10 £90,000 -
Leeds - 5 £78,875 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £78,875 - 2
Yorkshire - 5 £78,875 - 3
Warwickshire +5 4 - -
Warwick - 4 - -
South West +4 3 £95,000 +8.57% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £95,000 -
Cheltenham - 3 £95,000 -
Farnham - 3 £80,000 -
East of England +33 2 £77,500 +10.71%
Milton Keynes +26 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +24 2 - -
Berkshire +12 2 £80,000 -
Edinburgh +7 2 £93,750 +17.18%
East Midlands -1 2 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Scotland -4 2 £93,750 +17.18%
Nottinghamshire - 2 £55,000 - 1
Staines - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £55,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +25 1 £77,500 +10.71%
Wales - 1 £82,500 -
Essex - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 115 (78.77%) Information Security
2 71 (48.63%) CISSP
3 70 (47.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 69 (47.26%) Risk Management
5 53 (36.30%) Management Information System
5 53 (36.30%) CISM
6 46 (31.51%) Finance
7 44 (30.14%) Security Management
8 43 (29.45%) Cybersecurity
9 39 (26.71%) Information Security Management
10 30 (20.55%) CISA
11 26 (17.81%) Network Security
12 25 (17.12%) PCI DSS
13 23 (15.75%) ISMS
14 19 (13.01%) Business Continuity
15 18 (12.33%) Security Architecture
16 17 (11.64%) Risk Assessment
16 17 (11.64%) Cloud Computing
17 16 (10.96%) Retail
18 15 (10.27%) IT Audit
19 14 (9.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 14 (9.59%) Data Protection
20 13 (8.90%) Project Management
20 13 (8.90%) ITIL
21 12 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
21 12 (8.22%) Degree
22 11 (7.53%) Penetration Testing
22 11 (7.53%) Incident Management
22 11 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
22 11 (7.53%) Law

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 (1.37%) Apache
2 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.64%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.81%) Network Security
2 8 (5.48%) Firewall
3 6 (4.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.05%) SSL
4 3 (2.05%) VoIP
4 3 (2.05%) VPN
5 2 (1.37%) MPLS
5 2 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.68%) HTTP
6 1 (0.68%) Internet
6 1 (0.68%) IPsec
6 1 (0.68%) LAN
6 1 (0.68%) WAN
6 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.42%) Big Data
2 2 (1.37%) GIS
2 2 (1.37%) MySQL
2 2 (1.37%) Redis
3 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.37%) AppScan
General
1 46 (31.51%) Finance
2 16 (10.96%) Retail
3 11 (7.53%) Law
3 11 (7.53%) Legal
4 9 (6.16%) Banking
5 5 (3.42%) Automotive
6 4 (2.74%) Games
7 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.37%) Marketing
8 2 (1.37%) Publishing
8 2 (1.37%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.05%) LAMP
2 2 (1.37%) .NET
2 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.37%) beanstalkd
2 2 (1.37%) COM
2 2 (1.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (36.30%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.48%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.74%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.05%) CESG
6 3 (2.05%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.37%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.37%) NHS
7 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.68%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.11%) Windows
2 3 (2.05%) Linux
3 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (78.77%) Information Security
2 69 (47.26%) Risk Management
3 44 (30.14%) Security Management
4 43 (29.45%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (26.71%) Information Security Management
6 23 (15.75%) ISMS
7 19 (13.01%) Business Continuity
8 18 (12.33%) Security Architecture
9 17 (11.64%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (10.27%) IT Audit
11 14 (9.59%) Data Protection
11 14 (9.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (8.90%) ITIL
12 13 (8.90%) Project Management
13 12 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (7.53%) Incident Management
14 11 (7.53%) Penetration Testing
14 11 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (6.85%) BCP
15 10 (6.85%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.05%) C
1 3 (2.05%) PHP
2 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 71 (48.63%) CISSP
2 53 (36.30%) CISM
3 30 (20.55%) CISA
4 12 (8.22%) Degree
5 6 (4.11%) CEH
5 6 (4.11%) ISACA
6 4 (2.74%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (2.74%) SANS
7 3 (2.05%) CLAS
7 3 (2.05%) GIAC
8 2 (1.37%) CCNA
8 2 (1.37%) CCSA
8 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.37%) GCIA
8 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) IRCA
9 1 (0.68%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (47.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (17.12%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.16%) ISO27002
4 4 (2.74%) COBIT
4 4 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.37%) SLA
6 1 (0.68%) COSO
6 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (2.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) Puppet
2 2 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.37%) HP Fortify
2 2 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.37%) QRadar
2 2 (1.37%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (2.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.05%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.37%) AlienVault
3 2 (1.37%) ArcSight
3 2 (1.37%) Intel Security
3 2 (1.37%) LogRhythm
3 2 (1.37%) Splunk
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco
4 1 (0.68%) Juniper
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