Period
to 15 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 15 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 - 220
Rank change year-on-year - +220 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% - 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% - 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Reading median annual salary £87,500 - £77,500
10th Percentile £85,375 - £71,250
90th Percentile £93,125 - £83,750
Berkshire median annual salary £87,500 £80,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -3.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2334 3219 4389
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.55% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1922 2419 3521
Reading median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £25,625 £26,950 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%

Head of Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Security in Reading

Head of Security
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Head of Security in Reading

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 15 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 Reading region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) CISSP
1 4 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (75.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (75.00%) CEH
2 3 (75.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (75.00%) OWASP
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) GWAPT
2 3 (75.00%) OSCP
2 3 (75.00%) Secure Coding
2 3 (75.00%) SANS
2 3 (75.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (25.00%) GDPR
3 1 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (25.00%) Threat Detection
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Presales
3 1 (25.00%) RMADS
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (25.00%) CISA
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act

Head of Security Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OWASP
1 3 (75.00%) Secure Coding
1 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Presales
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Threat Detection
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) CEH
2 3 (75.00%) GWAPT
2 3 (75.00%) OSCP
2 3 (75.00%) SANS
3 1 (25.00%) CISA
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (75.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (75.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (25.00%) GDPR
3 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (25.00%) RMADS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Salesforce.com