Period
to 18 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Head of Information was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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

Head of Information
England > London
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 657 774 808
Rank change year-on-year +117 +34 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information 87 64 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.090% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.094% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 73 56 39
London median annual salary £95,000 £91,250 £120,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.11% -23.96% +35.21%
10th Percentile £75,000 £53,750 £82,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £118,750 £133,000
England median annual salary £87,500 £90,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%

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 55,193 67,923 69,698
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 95.54% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 45,315 55,238 56,531
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.69% +7.27%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £88,750
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

Head of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Information in London

Head of Information
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Head of Information in London

Head of Information
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Information in London over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Head of Information in London

Head of Information
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 within the London region over the 6 months to 18 July 2019. 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 +15 4 £67,500 -34.15%
Head of Information
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, Head of Information job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Head of Information in the job title.

1 84 (96.55%) Information Security
2 42 (48.28%) Vulnerability Management
3 41 (47.13%) Finance
4 36 (41.38%) Cybersecurity
5 35 (40.23%) CISM
5 35 (40.23%) CISSP
6 34 (39.08%) Management Information System
7 32 (36.78%) CISA
7 32 (36.78%) SIEM
8 28 (32.18%) Identity Access Management
9 27 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 26 (29.89%) Penetration Testing
11 23 (26.44%) Degree
12 22 (25.29%) Firewall
13 21 (24.14%) Linux
13 21 (24.14%) High Availability
14 20 (22.99%) Splunk
14 20 (22.99%) SailPoint
14 20 (22.99%) Aveksa
14 20 (22.99%) McAfee ePO
14 20 (22.99%) SCCM
14 20 (22.99%) Nessus
14 20 (22.99%) Incident Management
14 20 (22.99%) McAfee
14 20 (22.99%) Security Management
14 20 (22.99%) Palo Alto
14 20 (22.99%) LogRhythm
15 19 (21.84%) Information Security Management
16 18 (20.69%) Risk Management
16 18 (20.69%) Line Management

Head of Information 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.15%) Moodle
1 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (10.34%) Office 365
2 8 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.20%) SaaS
3 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.29%) Firewall
2 9 (10.34%) Network Security
2 9 (10.34%) VPN
3 8 (9.20%) IPsec
4 7 (8.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (8.05%) Wireless
5 6 (6.90%) BGP
5 6 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (6.90%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.30%) SSL
7 1 (1.15%) LAN
7 1 (1.15%) Skype
7 1 (1.15%) WAN
General
1 41 (47.13%) Finance
2 15 (17.24%) Banking
3 10 (11.49%) Legal
4 3 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.99%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 34 (39.08%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.05%) Private Cloud
2 7 (8.05%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.60%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.45%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.15%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.15%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.15%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.14%) Linux
2 7 (8.05%) Mac OS
2 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (8.05%) Ubuntu
2 7 (8.05%) Windows
3 1 (1.15%) Android
3 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (96.55%) Information Security
2 42 (48.28%) Vulnerability Management
3 36 (41.38%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (36.78%) SIEM
5 28 (32.18%) Identity Access Management
6 26 (29.89%) Penetration Testing
7 21 (24.14%) High Availability
8 20 (22.99%) Incident Management
8 20 (22.99%) Security Management
9 19 (21.84%) Information Security Management
10 18 (20.69%) Line Management
10 18 (20.69%) Risk Management
11 17 (19.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (18.39%) Threat Intelligence
13 14 (16.09%) Antivirus Management
13 14 (16.09%) High-Frequency Trading
13 14 (16.09%) Market Making
14 12 (13.79%) Data Protection
15 11 (12.64%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.09%) C++
1 14 (16.09%) Java
1 14 (16.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (40.23%) CISM
1 35 (40.23%) CISSP
2 32 (36.78%) CISA
3 23 (26.44%) Degree
4 15 (17.24%) CCNA
4 15 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.90%) CCIE
5 6 (6.90%) CCNP
5 6 (6.90%) CEH
5 6 (6.90%) CRISC
5 6 (6.90%) GIAC
5 6 (6.90%) GISF
6 3 (3.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (1.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (11.49%) PCI DSS
3 9 (10.34%) GDPR
3 9 (10.34%) NIST
4 7 (8.05%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (5.75%) COBIT
6 1 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (22.99%) McAfee ePO
1 20 (22.99%) Nessus
1 20 (22.99%) SCCM
2 7 (8.05%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (22.99%) Aveksa
1 20 (22.99%) LogRhythm
1 20 (22.99%) McAfee
1 20 (22.99%) Palo Alto
1 20 (22.99%) Splunk
2 14 (16.09%) SolarWinds
3 7 (8.05%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.90%) Blue Coat
4 6 (6.90%) CheckPoint
4 6 (6.90%) Cisco
4 6 (6.90%) FireEye
4 6 (6.90%) Juniper
4 6 (6.90%) Symantec
5 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle