The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 430 472
Rank change year-on-year +41 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 7 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.048% 0.065% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.068% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 6
South East median annual salary £90,000 £90,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +24.13%  
10th Percentile £67,500 £65,500 £50,375
90th Percentile £99,750 £91,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £90,000 £90,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14100 17771 20746
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.65% 96.97% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 51721 74610 83636
South East median annual salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.13% +3.52%  
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £90,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £70,000 -
Berkshire +25 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £70,000 -
Head of Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 5 (41.67%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) CISSP
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (16.67%) IT Governance
4 2 (16.67%) Information Management
4 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (16.67%) CISM
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (16.67%) IT Audit
4 2 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (8.33%) GDPR
5 1 (8.33%) Security Operations

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 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Information Management
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) IT Audit
3 2 (16.67%) IT Governance
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) CISA
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) F5
1 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
1 1 (8.33%) Juniper
1 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto