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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Security
Rank 797 836 860
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 73 54 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.051% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.054% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 60 41 20
Average salary £82,750 £77,500 £82,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.77% -5.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £74,000
10% offered a salary of more than £107,500 £104,500 £87,750
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £60,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -29.41%

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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

Head of Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Security
Top 26 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 3 March 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 +32 72 £83,000 +7.09% 7
London +38 53 £80,000 -17.94% 6
City of London +26 19 £83,000 -24.54% 4
South East -22 8 £85,000 +41.66% 1
East of England +3 3 £107,500 +7.50%
Devon +2 3 - -
Yorkshire -10 3 £85,000 +6.25%
South West -20 3 - -
Exeter - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £105,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £107,500 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £85,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £105,000 -
East Midlands +15 2 £62,500 +19.04%
Canary Wharf - 2 £75,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £85,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £62,500 -
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
Surrey -7 1 £70,000 +16.66%
Oxfordshire - 1 £82,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £65,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £85,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £85,000 -
Northampton - 1 £62,500 -
Scotland - 1 £65,000 -

Head of Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 100 (64.10%) Information Security
2 61 (39.10%) Finance
3 58 (37.18%) CISM
4 57 (36.54%) CISSP
5 47 (30.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 44 (28.21%) CISA
7 36 (23.08%) Risk Management
8 33 (21.15%) Cyber Security
9 28 (17.95%) ITIL
10 21 (13.46%) Firewall
11 20 (12.82%) Degree
12 19 (12.18%) Penetration Testing
12 19 (12.18%) Games
13 18 (11.54%) Security Management
14 17 (10.90%) Marketing
14 17 (10.90%) Network Security
14 17 (10.90%) PCI DSS
15 16 (10.26%) Management Information System
16 15 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (8.97%) TCP/IP
17 14 (8.97%) Cisco
17 14 (8.97%) Active Directory
18 13 (8.33%) Perl
18 13 (8.33%) Python
18 13 (8.33%) MBA
18 13 (8.33%) DMZ
18 13 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
18 13 (8.33%) Computer Science
18 13 (8.33%) Bash Shell
19 12 (7.69%) iGaming

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (3.21%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) SaaS
2 2 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.46%) Firewall
2 17 (10.90%) Network Security
3 14 (8.97%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.33%) DMZ
5 2 (1.28%) Internet
5 2 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.28%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
1 3 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.64%) Big Data
General
1 61 (39.10%) Finance
2 19 (12.18%) Games
3 17 (10.90%) Marketing
4 12 (7.69%) iGaming
5 10 (6.41%) Banking
6 8 (5.13%) Legal
6 8 (5.13%) Advertising
7 7 (4.49%) Telecoms
8 6 (3.85%) Law
9 3 (1.92%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.64%) Publishing
11 1 (0.64%) Retail
11 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.64%) .NET
1 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.41%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (3.21%) Video on Demand
4 5 (3.21%) iDTV
5 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.28%) EMV
6 2 (1.28%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.28%) Social Network
6 2 (1.28%) Open Source
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.77%) UNIX
1 9 (5.77%) Linux
2 8 (5.13%) Windows
3 7 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (64.10%) Information Security
2 36 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 33 (21.15%) Cyber Security
4 28 (17.95%) ITIL
5 19 (12.18%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (11.54%) Security Management
7 15 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (7.69%) Change Management
10 11 (7.05%) E-Commerce
10 11 (7.05%) Incident Management
11 10 (6.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (6.41%) IT Governance
11 10 (6.41%) Product Management
11 10 (6.41%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (5.77%) SIEM
12 9 (5.77%) Data Protection
12 9 (5.77%) Business Continuity
13 8 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.33%) Perl
1 13 (8.33%) Python
1 13 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 3 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (37.18%) CISM
2 57 (36.54%) CISSP
3 44 (28.21%) CISA
4 20 (12.82%) Degree
5 13 (8.33%) MBA
6 6 (3.85%) CRISC
7 5 (3.21%) CEH
8 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.92%) MCSE
8 3 (1.92%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.92%) CGEIT
9 2 (1.28%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.28%) CISMP
10 1 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (30.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (10.90%) PCI DSS
3 12 (7.69%) COBIT
4 7 (4.49%) QA
5 4 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (1.92%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.28%) COSO
7 2 (1.28%) BS7799
8 1 (0.64%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (8.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (8.97%) Cisco
2 10 (6.41%) Juniper
2 10 (6.41%) CheckPoint
3 7 (4.49%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.92%) Splunk
4 3 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle
4 3 (1.92%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.28%) Symantec
5 2 (1.28%) Sourcefire
5 2 (1.28%) CA
6 1 (0.64%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.64%) Twitter
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