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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 862 861 892
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 73 76 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.071% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.074% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 61 65 35
Average salary £90,000 £85,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £85,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016 within the UK.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Security
Top 29 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 10 February 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
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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 +14 69 £90,000 +5.88% 9
London -13 34 £100,000 +25.00% 8
Yorkshire +16 11 £70,000 -17.64%
North Yorkshire - 11 £70,000 -
West Midlands - 9 £90,000 -
Harrogate - 7 £70,000 -
South East +13 5 £54,250 -30.00%
Birmingham - 5 £90,000 -
City of London +36 4 £96,250 +6.94%
East Midlands +6 3 £65,000 +4.00%
South West -12 3 £65,000 -36.58%
Middlesbrough - 3 £60,000 -
Surrey +9 2 - -
East of England -3 2 £85,000 -20.93% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £77,500 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £54,250 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £54,250 -
Swindon - 2 £77,500 -
Hertfordshire +1 1 £90,000 -16.27%
Hemel Hempstead +1 1 £90,000 -
Peterborough - 1 £80,000 - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £87,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £80,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £57,500 -
Manchester - 1 £80,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £87,500 -
North West - 1 £80,000 -

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 99 (82.50%) Information Security
2 75 (62.50%) CISSP
3 66 (55.00%) CISM
4 45 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (36.67%) Security Management
6 41 (34.17%) Risk Management
7 38 (31.67%) Management Information System
8 36 (30.00%) Finance
9 28 (23.33%) CISA
10 23 (19.17%) Information Security Management
10 23 (19.17%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (15.83%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (11.67%) ISMS
13 14 (11.67%) PCI DSS
13 14 (11.67%) Windows
14 13 (10.83%) Data Protection
15 12 (10.00%) Cisco
15 12 (10.00%) Juniper
15 12 (10.00%) Retail
16 11 (9.17%) SAN
17 10 (8.33%) Project Management
17 10 (8.33%) ITIL
18 9 (7.50%) Banking
18 9 (7.50%) Business Continuity
18 9 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
19 8 (6.67%) Security Operations
20 7 (5.83%) Internal Audit

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (5.83%) IIS
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.17%) SAN
2 5 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (4.17%) Network Security
3 4 (3.33%) Internet
4 3 (2.50%) Firewall
5 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.67%) Big Data
General
1 36 (30.00%) Finance
2 12 (10.00%) Retail
3 9 (7.50%) Banking
4 6 (5.00%) Legal
5 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.33%) Marketing
7 3 (2.50%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.67%) Games
8 2 (1.67%) Online Betting
8 2 (1.67%) Publishing
9 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.83%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 38 (31.67%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.50%) Equities
4 3 (2.50%) Fintech
4 3 (2.50%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.67%) CESG
5 2 (1.67%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.67%) Social Media
6 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.83%) Derivative
6 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.67%) Windows
2 5 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Unix
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (82.50%) Information Security
2 44 (36.67%) Security Management
3 41 (34.17%) Risk Management
4 23 (19.17%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (19.17%) Information Security Management
5 19 (15.83%) Risk Assessment
6 15 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (11.67%) ISMS
8 13 (10.83%) Data Protection
9 10 (8.33%) ITIL
9 10 (8.33%) Project Management
10 9 (7.50%) Business Continuity
10 9 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (6.67%) Security Operations
12 7 (5.83%) Information Assurance
12 7 (5.83%) Internal Audit
12 7 (5.83%) Security Architecture
12 7 (5.83%) SIEM
13 6 (5.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.83%) C
1 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
1 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (62.50%) CISSP
2 66 (55.00%) CISM
3 28 (23.33%) CISA
4 7 (5.83%) IISP
5 6 (5.00%) Degree
6 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.33%) CLAS
6 4 (3.33%) CRISC
7 3 (2.50%) CEH
7 3 (2.50%) GIAC
7 3 (2.50%) MBA
8 2 (1.67%) CCNA
8 2 (1.67%) CCSA
8 2 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.67%) ISACA
8 2 (1.67%) OSCP
8 2 (1.67%) SANS
8 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.83%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (11.67%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.17%) COBIT
4 4 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (2.50%) BS25999
5 3 (2.50%) ISO 9001
5 3 (2.50%) ISO22301
5 3 (2.50%) SLA
6 2 (1.67%) COSO
6 2 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.83%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.83%) ISO27005
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.83%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (10.00%) Cisco
1 12 (10.00%) Juniper
2 3 (2.50%) Splunk
3 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.67%) Fortinet
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.83%) AlienVault
4 1 (0.83%) ArcSight
4 1 (0.83%) Intel Security
4 1 (0.83%) LogRhythm
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