The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Security
South East / Berkshire
Rank 181 217 229
Rank change year-on-year +36 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 2 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.059% 0.061% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.064% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Median salary £75,000 £85,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £85,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year -15.20% +0.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3208 4673 5101
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.02% 94.60% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2606 3808 3789
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Head of Security in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Security in Berkshire

Head of Security
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Security in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Head of Security in Berkshire

Head of Security
Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Reading - 2 £75,000 -
Head of Security
South East

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) SIEM
2 4 (57.14%) Security Operations
2 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (42.86%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (28.57%) CISA
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) QMS
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) ISO 14001
4 2 (28.57%) CEH
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) IRCA
5 1 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto

Head of Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) SIEM
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Security Operations
3 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) QMS
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) CISM
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) CEH
3 2 (28.57%) CISA
3 2 (28.57%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (28.57%) ISO 14001
2 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto