The median annual salary for a Head of Information Security was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Security
UK / England
Rank 810 912 903
Rank change year-on-year +102 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 24 30 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.031% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.032% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 23 24 32
Median salary £80,000 £85,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.43% +6.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £62,800 £52,932 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £102,000 £105,500 £104,500
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 England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75889 93457 96279
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 63471 79007 79398
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Information Security in England

Head of Information Security
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Head of Information Security in England

Head of Information Security
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Information Security in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Information Security in England

Head of Information Security
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the England region over the 3 months to 26 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
London +87 15 £86,250 +1.47% 4
South East +58 3 £70,000 -18.12%
Yorkshire +13 2 £62,500 +4.16%
East Midlands +6 2 £68,250 +5.00%
West Midlands +29 1 £85,000 -5.55%
North West - 1 £90,000 -
Head of Information Security
UK

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region featuring Head of Information Security in the job title.

1 59 (100.00%) Information Security
2 26 (44.07%) CISSP
3 25 (42.37%) CISM
4 24 (40.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (38.98%) Finance
6 15 (25.42%) GIAC
6 15 (25.42%) Degree
7 14 (23.73%) Data Protection
7 14 (23.73%) CISA
8 11 (18.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (18.64%) Management Information System
8 11 (18.64%) Risk Management
8 11 (18.64%) PCI DSS
9 10 (16.95%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (16.95%) Firewall
9 10 (16.95%) Windows
10 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (15.25%) Security Management
11 8 (13.56%) Security Operations
11 8 (13.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 8 (13.56%) SIEM
11 8 (13.56%) Identity Management
12 7 (11.86%) Information Security Management
12 7 (11.86%) Change Management
12 7 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (11.86%) Banking
12 7 (11.86%) Business Continuity
13 6 (10.17%) Identity Access Management
13 6 (10.17%) ISMS
13 6 (10.17%) Regulatory Compliance

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) Firewall
2 5 (8.47%) Network Security
2 5 (8.47%) WAN
3 4 (6.78%) DNS
3 4 (6.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (6.78%) LAN
3 4 (6.78%) SMTP
3 4 (6.78%) SSL
3 4 (6.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Big Data
1 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
General
1 23 (38.98%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Games
4 2 (3.39%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) CESG
5 1 (1.69%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (100.00%) Information Security
2 14 (23.73%) Data Protection
3 11 (18.64%) Risk Management
4 10 (16.95%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.25%) Security Management
6 8 (13.56%) Identity Management
6 8 (13.56%) Security Operations
6 8 (13.56%) SIEM
6 8 (13.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 7 (11.86%) Business Continuity
7 7 (11.86%) Change Management
7 7 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (11.86%) Information Security Management
8 6 (10.17%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (10.17%) ISMS
8 6 (10.17%) Regulatory Compliance
9 5 (8.47%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (8.47%) DevOps
9 5 (8.47%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (44.07%) CISSP
2 25 (42.37%) CISM
3 15 (25.42%) Degree
3 15 (25.42%) GIAC
4 14 (23.73%) CISA
5 5 (8.47%) CEH
6 4 (6.78%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (6.78%) CSSLP
6 4 (6.78%) SANS
6 4 (6.78%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (6.78%) SSCP
7 3 (5.08%) GISF
7 3 (5.08%) GSEC
8 2 (3.39%) CRISC
9 1 (1.69%) CLAS
9 1 (1.69%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (40.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (18.64%) PCI DSS
2 11 (18.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (5.08%) COBIT
4 2 (3.39%) BS7799
4 2 (3.39%) GDPR
5 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (5.08%) Nessus
1 3 (5.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Aveksa
2 3 (5.08%) CyberArk
2 3 (5.08%) Intel Security
2 3 (5.08%) Palo Alto
2 3 (5.08%) Splunk
2 3 (5.08%) Symantec
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £120000 - £140000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £100000 - £140000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum + 10% Pension + c. 25% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago