The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £120,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Head of Security
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 605 647
Rank change year-on-year +31 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 38 31 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.079% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.082% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 34 24 26
Median salary £120,000 £90,000 £83,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £85,750 £71,500 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £128,500 £105,250 £107,500
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £90,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  

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 34435 37857 42919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.92% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 27911 32929 36278
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Head of Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Security in London

Head of Security
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Head of Security in London

Head of Security
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Security in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Security in London

Head of 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 Security within the London region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
City of London +19 1 £140,000 +80.64%
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Head of 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 Security in the job title.

1 50 (84.75%) Information Security
2 30 (50.85%) CISSP
3 29 (49.15%) CISM
4 27 (45.76%) Finance
5 26 (44.07%) Security Architecture
6 22 (37.29%) CISA
7 17 (28.81%) Banking
7 17 (28.81%) Security Operations
8 16 (27.12%) SIEM
9 13 (22.03%) McAfee ePO
9 13 (22.03%) SailPoint
9 13 (22.03%) Aveksa
9 13 (22.03%) SCCM
9 13 (22.03%) Palo Alto
9 13 (22.03%) Splunk
9 13 (22.03%) CyberArk
9 13 (22.03%) Nessus
9 13 (22.03%) GSEC
9 13 (22.03%) GISF
9 13 (22.03%) GIAC
9 13 (22.03%) Symantec
9 13 (22.03%) McAfee
10 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (20.34%) Legal
10 12 (20.34%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (16.95%) Business Continuity
11 10 (16.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (15.25%) Risk Management
12 9 (15.25%) Degree
13 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management

Head of 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 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) Firewall
2 3 (5.08%) LAN
2 3 (5.08%) WAN
3 2 (3.39%) Network Security
3 2 (3.39%) Wireless
4 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Big Data
1 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
General
1 27 (45.76%) Finance
2 17 (28.81%) Banking
3 12 (20.34%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Law
4 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.39%) Publishing
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) iGaming
5 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.08%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.08%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.39%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Windows
1 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (84.75%) Information Security
2 26 (44.07%) Security Architecture
3 17 (28.81%) Security Operations
4 16 (27.12%) SIEM
5 12 (20.34%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (16.95%) Business Continuity
6 10 (16.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (15.25%) Risk Management
8 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.17%) ITIL
10 5 (8.47%) Data Protection
10 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (8.47%) Security Management
11 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (6.78%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (6.78%) Strategic Planning
11 4 (6.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (50.85%) CISSP
2 29 (49.15%) CISM
3 22 (37.29%) CISA
4 13 (22.03%) GIAC
4 13 (22.03%) GISF
4 13 (22.03%) GSEC
5 9 (15.25%) Degree
6 4 (6.78%) CEH
7 3 (5.08%) CLAS
8 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (3.39%) CRISC
8 2 (3.39%) IRCA
8 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.69%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.69%) OSCP
9 1 (1.69%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (6.78%) COBIT
3 4 (6.78%) COSO
3 4 (6.78%) GDPR
3 4 (6.78%) ISO 31000
3 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
5 2 (3.39%) ISO 14001
5 2 (3.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.69%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (22.03%) McAfee ePO
1 13 (22.03%) Nessus
1 13 (22.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Aveksa
1 13 (22.03%) CyberArk
1 13 (22.03%) McAfee
1 13 (22.03%) Palo Alto
1 13 (22.03%) Splunk
1 13 (22.03%) Symantec
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
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