Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 570 642
Rank change year-on-year +37 +72 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 16 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% 0.058% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.059% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 15 21 7
South East median annual salary £87,500 £80,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +23.08% -10.34%
10th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £49,111
90th Percentile £95,750 £102,500 £83,000
England median annual salary £96,250 £90,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.94% +20.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29564 33620 41518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28198 34628
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Head of Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Security in the South East

Head of Security
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Head of Security in the South East

Head of Security
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Security in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Security in the South East

Head of Security
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
Surrey +3 6 £87,500 +9.38%
Thames Valley +34 5 £87,500 +16.67%
Berkshire +47 4 £87,500 +16.67%
East Sussex +4 3 £70,000 +3.70%
Hampshire +17 2 - -
West Sussex 0 1 £70,000 +3.70%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Head of Security
England

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South East region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 12 (75.00%) CISSP
1 12 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (56.25%) Information Security
2 9 (56.25%) CISM
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (31.25%) CRISC
4 5 (31.25%) CEH
4 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (25.00%) GDPR
6 3 (18.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 3 (18.75%) SANS
6 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
6 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
6 3 (18.75%) OWASP
6 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
6 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Secure Coding
6 3 (18.75%) GWAPT
6 3 (18.75%) OSCP
6 3 (18.75%) RMADS
6 3 (18.75%) Security Management

Head of Security Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) OWASP
4 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
4 3 (18.75%) Secure Coding
4 3 (18.75%) Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
4 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security Management
5 2 (12.50%) ISMS
5 2 (12.50%) SIEM
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) C++
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) Python
1 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) CISSP
2 9 (56.25%) CISM
3 5 (31.25%) CEH
3 5 (31.25%) CRISC
4 3 (18.75%) GWAPT
4 3 (18.75%) OSCP
4 3 (18.75%) SANS
5 2 (12.50%) CISA
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (25.00%) GDPR
3 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
3 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (18.75%) RMADS
3 3 (18.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft