The median annual salary for a Head of Information Security was - in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Security
London / City of London
Rank - - 308
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 0 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 8
Median salary - - £77,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £85,500 £87,500
% change year-on-year -18.12% -2.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4809 6702 9653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.93% 95.54% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4416 5986 8221
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,075 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Head of Information Security in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Information Security in the City of London

Head of Information Security
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Head of Information Security in the City of London

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Head of Information 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 City of London region featuring Head of Information Security in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) BS7799
1 1 (100.00%) CISA
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Strategic Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Budget Control
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Access Management
1 1 (100.00%) CLAS
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Organization

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Budget Control
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Access Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Strategic Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISA
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) BS7799