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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank 820 919 920
Rank change year-on-year
+99 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 94 43 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.039% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.041% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 70 40 47
Median salary £90,000 £73,750 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.03% -7.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,700 £66,750
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £120,000 £90,750
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £67,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%

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
94249 105728 111501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79336 87614 89975
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +106 88 £90,000 +22.03% 6
London +59 55 £95,000 +25.41% 2
City of London +68 11 £105,000 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire - 10 £68,750 - 1
West Midlands +10 8 £76,250 +5.17% 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £57,500 - 1
South East +31 7 £75,000 +15.38% 1
Birmingham - 6 £67,500 -
East Midlands +14 5 £70,000 +12.00%
South Wales - 5 £82,500 -
Cardiff - 5 £82,500 -
Wales - 5 £82,500 -
Bradford - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire +14 3 £55,000 -50.00%
Kent - 3 £90,000 -
Nottingham +20 2 £55,000 -50.00%
Liverpool - 2 £60,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £60,000 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £80,000 -
Home Counties - 2 £80,000 -
North West - 2 £60,000 - 1
Coventry - 2 £85,000 - 1
East of England +23 1 £77,500 +10.71%
Hertfordshire +23 1 £77,500 +10.71%
South West - 1 £95,000 -
Surrey - 1 £70,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £95,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £67,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - -

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 132 (79.04%) Information Security
2 73 (43.71%) CISSP
3 68 (40.72%) Risk Management
4 63 (37.72%) Finance
5 62 (37.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 52 (31.14%) Cybersecurity
7 51 (30.54%) CISM
8 42 (25.15%) Management Information System
9 38 (22.75%) PCI DSS
10 35 (20.96%) CISA
11 32 (19.16%) Network Security
11 32 (19.16%) Security Architecture
12 31 (18.56%) Security Management
13 30 (17.96%) Information Security Management
14 24 (14.37%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (11.98%) ITIL
15 20 (11.98%) IT Audit
16 19 (11.38%) Degree
16 19 (11.38%) Business Continuity
17 17 (10.18%) Cloud Computing
18 16 (9.58%) Risk Assessment
18 16 (9.58%) ISMS
18 16 (9.58%) Legal
19 15 (8.98%) Data Protection
19 15 (8.98%) Incident Management
19 15 (8.98%) Retail
19 15 (8.98%) Vulnerability Management
20 14 (8.38%) COBIT
21 13 (7.78%) Computer Science

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 4 (2.40%) SAS
2 2 (1.20%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.18%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.80%) SaaS
5 2 (1.20%) PaaS
6 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (19.16%) Network Security
2 12 (7.19%) Firewall
3 8 (4.79%) Internet
4 6 (3.59%) VPN
5 5 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.99%) SSL
5 5 (2.99%) WAN
6 4 (2.40%) HTTP
6 4 (2.40%) IPsec
6 4 (2.40%) LAN
6 4 (2.40%) Wireless
7 3 (1.80%) VoIP
8 2 (1.20%) MPLS
8 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.19%) Big Data
2 5 (2.99%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.20%) GIS
3 2 (1.20%) MySQL
3 2 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) AppScan
General
1 63 (37.72%) Finance
2 16 (9.58%) Legal
3 15 (8.98%) Retail
4 11 (6.59%) Law
5 10 (5.99%) Banking
6 8 (4.79%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.99%) Automotive
8 4 (2.40%) Games
9 2 (1.20%) Marketing
9 2 (1.20%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.80%) LAMP
2 2 (1.20%) .NET
2 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.20%) beanstalkd
2 2 (1.20%) COM
2 2 (1.20%) J2EE
3 1 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (25.15%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.78%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.59%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (5.99%) Data Centre
6 8 (4.79%) CESG
7 6 (3.59%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.80%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.80%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.20%) NHS
9 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.79%) Windows
2 4 (2.40%) Linux
3 1 (0.60%) Unix
3 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (79.04%) Information Security
2 68 (40.72%) Risk Management
3 52 (31.14%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (19.16%) Security Architecture
5 31 (18.56%) Security Management
6 30 (17.96%) Information Security Management
7 24 (14.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (11.98%) IT Audit
8 20 (11.98%) ITIL
8 20 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (11.38%) Business Continuity
10 16 (9.58%) ISMS
10 16 (9.58%) Risk Assessment
11 15 (8.98%) Data Protection
11 15 (8.98%) Incident Management
11 15 (8.98%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (7.19%) Information Security Governance
13 11 (6.59%) Data Loss Prevention
13 11 (6.59%) Line Management
13 11 (6.59%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.99%) C
2 3 (1.80%) PHP
3 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 73 (43.71%) CISSP
2 51 (30.54%) CISM
3 35 (20.96%) CISA
4 19 (11.38%) Degree
5 11 (6.59%) CRISC
6 6 (3.59%) CEH
7 4 (2.40%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (2.40%) ISACA
7 4 (2.40%) SANS
8 3 (1.80%) CLAS
8 3 (1.80%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.60%) GCIA
10 1 (0.60%) GIAC
10 1 (0.60%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (37.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (22.75%) PCI DSS
3 14 (8.38%) COBIT
4 9 (5.39%) ISO27002
4 9 (5.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.99%) QA
6 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (1.20%) BS7799
7 2 (1.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.60%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.80%) Puppet
2 2 (1.20%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (2.40%) Ab Initio
1 4 (2.40%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.20%) Cisco
3 1 (0.60%) AlienVault
3 1 (0.60%) ArcSight
3 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Intel
3 1 (0.60%) Intel Security
3 1 (0.60%) Juniper
3 1 (0.60%) LogRhythm
3 1 (0.60%) Splunk
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