The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £102,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 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 Security
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 616 610
Rank change year-on-year +67 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 28 39 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.083% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.096% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 23 35 47
Median salary £102,500 £100,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £79,000 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £140,000 £118,000 £104,000
UK excluding London median salary £73,750 £85,250 £85,000
% change year-on-year -13.48% +0.29%  

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 32292 40527 41158
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 27319 34959 34585
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 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 28 March 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 28 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
City of London +37 1 £105,000 -4.54%
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 63 (82.89%) Information Security
2 39 (51.32%) CISSP
3 36 (47.37%) Finance
4 34 (44.74%) CISM
5 22 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (25.00%) Degree
7 18 (23.68%) Identity Management
8 17 (22.37%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (22.37%) Security Architecture
9 16 (21.05%) GIAC
10 15 (19.74%) Firewall
10 15 (19.74%) CISA
10 15 (19.74%) Identity Access Management
11 14 (18.42%) Banking
11 14 (18.42%) Security Operations
12 13 (17.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (17.11%) SIEM
13 12 (15.79%) Data Protection
13 12 (15.79%) Risk Management
14 11 (14.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
14 11 (14.47%) PCI DSS
14 11 (14.47%) Data Loss Prevention
15 10 (13.16%) Database Security
15 10 (13.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 10 (13.16%) Windows
15 10 (13.16%) Security Management
16 9 (11.84%) Network Security
17 8 (10.53%) Business Continuity
17 8 (10.53%) Microsoft

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 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.74%) Firewall
2 9 (11.84%) Network Security
3 7 (9.21%) WAN
4 6 (7.89%) LAN
4 6 (7.89%) Wireless
5 4 (5.26%) DNS
5 4 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (5.26%) SMTP
5 4 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) Big Data
2 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 36 (47.37%) Finance
2 14 (18.42%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Games
4 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.32%) Middleware
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.63%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) CESG
4 1 (1.32%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.32%) PKI
4 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Android
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (82.89%) Information Security
2 18 (23.68%) Identity Management
3 17 (22.37%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (22.37%) Security Architecture
4 15 (19.74%) Identity Access Management
5 14 (18.42%) Security Operations
6 13 (17.11%) SIEM
7 12 (15.79%) Data Protection
7 12 (15.79%) Risk Management
8 11 (14.47%) Data Loss Prevention
8 11 (14.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 10 (13.16%) Database Security
9 10 (13.16%) Security Management
9 10 (13.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 8 (10.53%) Business Continuity
10 8 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (9.21%) Change Management
11 7 (9.21%) Information Security Management
11 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) C
2 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (51.32%) CISSP
2 34 (44.74%) CISM
3 19 (25.00%) Degree
4 16 (21.05%) GIAC
5 15 (19.74%) CISA
6 4 (5.26%) CEH
6 4 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (5.26%) CSSLP
6 4 (5.26%) GISF
6 4 (5.26%) GSEC
6 4 (5.26%) SANS
6 4 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (5.26%) SSCP
7 3 (3.95%) CLAS
8 2 (2.63%) CRISC
8 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (17.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (14.47%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.95%) COBIT
4 3 (3.95%) COSO
4 3 (3.95%) ISO27002
4 3 (3.95%) ISO27005
5 2 (2.63%) GDPR
6 1 (1.32%) BS25999
6 1 (1.32%) BS7799
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (5.26%) Nessus
1 4 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) Aveksa
2 4 (5.26%) CyberArk
2 4 (5.26%) Intel Security
2 4 (5.26%) Palo Alto
2 4 (5.26%) Splunk
2 4 (5.26%) Symantec
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco
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Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago