Period
to 14 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £71,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 14 December 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 > North of England
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 470 514
Rank change year-on-year -5 +44 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 15 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.061% 0.076% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.078% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 10
North of England median annual salary £71,250 £69,250 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.89% -1.07% -9.68%
10th Percentile £52,875 £57,125 £63,625
90th Percentile £88,375 £86,375 £87,500
England median annual salary £95,000 £87,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +8.57% +16.67% -6.25%

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 23755 24277 26302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.03% 97.26% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 19515 20415 21798
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 -12 9 £72,500 +4.69% 1
Yorkshire +26 3 £100,000 +45.45% 1
North East - 3 £55,000 -
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 14 December 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 North of England region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Information Security
2 8 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (53.33%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (53.33%) Data Protection
2 8 (53.33%) GDPR
3 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (40.00%) CISSP
3 6 (40.00%) Security Operations
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (33.33%) Data Privacy
5 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
5 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (26.67%) COBIT
5 4 (26.67%) Business Continuity
5 4 (26.67%) Middleware
5 4 (26.67%) CISA
5 4 (26.67%) CISM
5 4 (26.67%) GIS
6 3 (20.00%) C
6 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) SIEM
6 3 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
6 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
7 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (13.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 2 (13.33%) Contactless
7 2 (13.33%) CRISC
7 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (13.33%) Data Protection Act

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 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) VLAN
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) GIS
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Front Office
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Contactless
1 2 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Information Security
2 8 (53.33%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (53.33%) Data Protection
3 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (40.00%) Security Operations
4 5 (33.33%) Data Privacy
4 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (26.67%) Business Continuity
5 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
6 3 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
6 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) SIEM
7 2 (13.33%) Data Security
7 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (13.33%) Wealth Management
8 1 (6.67%) Change Management
8 1 (6.67%) ITIL
8 1 (6.67%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) CISSP
2 4 (26.67%) CISA
2 4 (26.67%) CISM
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) CISMP
4 2 (13.33%) CRISC
4 2 (13.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (6.67%) CCDA
5 1 (6.67%) CCENT
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (6.67%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) GDPR
1 8 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (26.67%) COBIT
2 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (6.67%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco