The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 29 March 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 209 -
Rank change year-on-year +43 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 1 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.035% 0.047% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.048% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Median salary £70,000 £90,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% -  
UK excluding London median salary £73,750 £85,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year -13.74% +0.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2724 4146 4363
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 96.39% 97.62% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2201 3550 3611
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Head of Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey that featured Head of Security in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Security in Surrey

Head of Security
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for Head of Security in Surrey

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Surrey region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) CISM
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (50.00%) ISMS
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Data Security
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (50.00%) People Management
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture

Head of Security Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) Data Security
2 2 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) ISMS
2 2 (50.00%) People Management
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CISM
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (25.00%) SLA