Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Information Security was £107,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Head of Information Security
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 782 874
Rank change year-on-year -21 +92 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 39 57 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.052% 0.075% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.078% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 33 49 32
London median annual salary £107,500 £92,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.22% +32.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £83,000 £77,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £132,500 £115,000 £119,000
England median annual salary £95,000 £90,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +28.57% -11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 71111 73142 84412
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.99% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56006 63190 71627
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Head of Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Head of Information Security in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Information Security in London

Head of Information Security
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Head of Information Security in London

Head of Information Security
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Information Security in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Information Security in London

Head of Information Security
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +12 4 £106,250 +11.84% 2
West London +3 1 £82,500 -14.29%
Head of Information Security
England

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 London region featuring Head of Information Security in the job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Information Security
2 29 (74.36%) CISM
3 28 (71.79%) Finance
4 25 (64.10%) CISSP
5 23 (58.97%) CISA
6 20 (51.28%) Security Architecture
7 16 (41.03%) Banking
8 15 (38.46%) Legal
9 14 (35.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (30.77%) SCCM
10 12 (30.77%) Nessus
10 12 (30.77%) GSEC
10 12 (30.77%) GISF
10 12 (30.77%) GIAC
10 12 (30.77%) Symantec
10 12 (30.77%) McAfee
10 12 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (30.77%) Splunk
10 12 (30.77%) SIEM
10 12 (30.77%) SailPoint
10 12 (30.77%) Aveksa
10 12 (30.77%) Security Operations
10 12 (30.77%) CyberArk
10 12 (30.77%) Palo Alto
11 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
12 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (17.95%) GDPR
13 7 (17.95%) Data Security
13 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (17.95%) ITIL

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.69%) SaaS
3 2 (5.13%) IaaS
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.56%) Office 365
4 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco IPT
General
1 28 (71.79%) Finance
2 16 (41.03%) Banking
3 15 (38.46%) Legal
4 3 (7.69%) Law
4 3 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) Information Security
2 20 (51.28%) Security Architecture
3 12 (30.77%) Security Operations
3 12 (30.77%) SIEM
4 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
5 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (17.95%) Data Security
6 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (17.95%) ITIL
7 6 (15.38%) Information Security Management
7 6 (15.38%) Security Management
7 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.82%) Business Continuity
8 5 (12.82%) Change Management
8 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
9 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
9 4 (10.26%) Strategic Planning
10 3 (7.69%) B2B
10 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (74.36%) CISM
2 25 (64.10%) CISSP
3 23 (58.97%) CISA
4 12 (30.77%) GIAC
4 12 (30.77%) GISF
4 12 (30.77%) GSEC
5 6 (15.38%) Degree
6 5 (12.82%) CLAS
7 1 (2.56%) CEH
7 1 (2.56%) CRISC
7 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (17.95%) COBIT
2 7 (17.95%) GDPR
3 5 (12.82%) COSO
3 5 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 4 (10.26%) ISO 31000
5 3 (7.69%) BS25999
5 3 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
6 1 (2.56%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
1 12 (30.77%) Nessus
1 12 (30.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Aveksa
1 12 (30.77%) CyberArk
1 12 (30.77%) McAfee
1 12 (30.77%) Palo Alto
1 12 (30.77%) Splunk
1 12 (30.77%) Symantec
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft