The median annual salary for a Head of Information Security was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 646 633
Rank change year-on-year +91 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 21 7 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.063% 0.017% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.017% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 26
Median salary £95,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £57,250 £63,750
10% offered a salary of more than £141,000 £116,250 £97,500
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £85,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year -18.12% +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 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32041 40328 41125
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 27099 34777 34560
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
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 London

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

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Information Security in London

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Head of Information Security in the job title.

1 47 (100.00%) Information Security
2 23 (48.94%) CISSP
3 22 (46.81%) CISM
4 19 (40.43%) Finance
5 16 (34.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (34.04%) Degree
6 15 (31.91%) GIAC
7 13 (27.66%) CISA
8 10 (21.28%) Banking
8 10 (21.28%) Risk Management
9 9 (19.15%) Security Management
9 9 (19.15%) Identity Management
9 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (19.15%) Security Operations
9 9 (19.15%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (17.02%) SIEM
10 8 (17.02%) Data Protection
10 8 (17.02%) Business Continuity
10 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (17.02%) Firewall
10 8 (17.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (17.02%) Windows
11 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
11 7 (14.89%) Information Security Management
11 7 (14.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (14.89%) Security Architecture
12 6 (12.77%) Identity Access Management
12 6 (12.77%) Data Loss Prevention
12 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (12.77%) MS Excel

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 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Firewall
2 4 (8.51%) Network Security
2 4 (8.51%) WAN
3 3 (6.38%) DNS
3 3 (6.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (6.38%) LAN
3 3 (6.38%) SMTP
3 3 (6.38%) SSL
3 3 (6.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Big Data
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
General
1 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Games
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) CESG
4 1 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (21.28%) Risk Management
3 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.15%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (19.15%) Identity Management
3 9 (19.15%) Security Management
3 9 (19.15%) Security Operations
4 8 (17.02%) Business Continuity
4 8 (17.02%) Data Protection
4 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (17.02%) SIEM
5 7 (14.89%) Information Security Management
5 7 (14.89%) Security Architecture
5 7 (14.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (12.77%) Data Loss Prevention
6 6 (12.77%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) CISSP
2 22 (46.81%) CISM
3 16 (34.04%) Degree
4 15 (31.91%) GIAC
5 13 (27.66%) CISA
6 4 (8.51%) CEH
6 4 (8.51%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (8.51%) CSSLP
6 4 (8.51%) GISF
6 4 (8.51%) GSEC
6 4 (8.51%) SANS
6 4 (8.51%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (8.51%) SSCP
7 2 (4.26%) CRISC
8 1 (2.13%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (17.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (10.64%) PCI DSS
4 3 (6.38%) COBIT
4 3 (6.38%) COSO
4 3 (6.38%) ISO27002
4 3 (6.38%) ISO27005
5 1 (2.13%) BS25999
5 1 (2.13%) BS7799
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (8.51%) Nessus
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Aveksa
2 4 (8.51%) CyberArk
2 4 (8.51%) Intel Security
2 4 (8.51%) Palo Alto
2 4 (8.51%) Splunk
2 4 (8.51%) Symantec
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco
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Lawrence Harvey
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