Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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 > North of England
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 451 475 471
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 20 22 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.091% 0.090% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.093% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 7
North of England median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +25.00% -29.41%
10th Percentile £58,375 £56,750 £56,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £85,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £95,000 £100,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +13.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North of England. 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
North of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 21,297 23,607 24,120
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 97.00% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 17,386 19,386 20,278
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Head of Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Security in the North of England

Head of Security
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Head of Security in the North of England

Head of Security
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Security in the North of England over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Head of Security in the North of England

Head of Security
Job Locations in the North of England

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 North of England region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
North West +5 14 £72,500 -3.33% 2
Yorkshire +40 5 £78,750 -13.70%
North East -14 1 - -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Head of Security 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 North of England region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Information Security
2 15 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (65.00%) CISSP
4 10 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 10 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 10 (50.00%) GDPR
5 9 (45.00%) CISM
6 8 (40.00%) CISA
6 8 (40.00%) Incident Management
6 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
7 7 (35.00%) SIEM
7 7 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (35.00%) Business Continuity
7 7 (35.00%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (30.00%) Information Security Management
8 6 (30.00%) Security Management
8 6 (30.00%) Legal
8 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (30.00%) ITIL
8 6 (30.00%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (25.00%) Open Source
9 5 (25.00%) COBIT
9 5 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (25.00%) Performance Management
9 5 (25.00%) Security Auditing
9 5 (25.00%) ISO 9001
9 5 (25.00%) Internet
9 5 (25.00%) Publishing
10 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

Head of Security Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 6 (30.00%) Legal
2 5 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Information Security
2 15 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 10 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 8 (40.00%) Incident Management
5 7 (35.00%) Business Continuity
5 7 (35.00%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (35.00%) SIEM
6 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (30.00%) Information Security Management
6 6 (30.00%) ITIL
6 6 (30.00%) Security Management
6 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (25.00%) Open Source
7 5 (25.00%) Performance Management
7 5 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (25.00%) Security Auditing
8 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.00%) Computer Security
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) CISSP
2 9 (45.00%) CISM
3 8 (40.00%) CISA
4 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.00%) CEH
5 2 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (5.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) GDPR
2 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 7 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (30.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (25.00%) COBIT
5 5 (25.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco
1 2 (10.00%) Juniper