The median annual salary for a Head of IT Security was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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 IT Security
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 913 966
Rank change year-on-year +47 +53  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT Security 8 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.021% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.021% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 15
Median salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,325 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £94,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £66,375 £82,500
% change year-on-year +9.22% -19.54%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Head of IT Security
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT Security in the UK

Head of IT Security
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Head of IT Security in the UK

Head of IT Security
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT Security over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of IT Security in the UK

Head of IT Security
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT Security within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +26 8 £75,000 - 3
South East +61 3 £70,000 -12.50% 1
North West - 3 £75,000 -
Manchester - 2 £77,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £90,000 -
London +18 1 £110,000 +46.66% 2
East of England +2 1 £85,000 +9.67%
East Sussex - 1 £70,000 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £70,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £57,500 -
Brighton - 1 £70,000 - 1
Gatwick - 1 £70,000 -
Horsham - 1 £70,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £57,500 -
East Anglia - 1 £85,000 -

Head of IT Security Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Head of IT 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 featuring Head of IT Security in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) CISSP
2 12 (63.16%) Information Security
3 8 (42.11%) Management Information System
4 7 (36.84%) CISM
5 6 (31.58%) CISA
5 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (31.58%) Data Protection
6 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
7 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (21.05%) Security Architecture
7 4 (21.05%) GDPR
8 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
8 3 (15.79%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (15.79%) Security Management
8 3 (15.79%) Project Management
8 3 (15.79%) Change Management
9 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
9 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Information Management
9 2 (10.53%) CEH
9 2 (10.53%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (10.53%) COBIT
9 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
9 2 (10.53%) ISMS
9 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.26%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) Data Protection
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
4 4 (21.05%) Security Architecture
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
5 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Security Management
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Information Management
6 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
6 2 (10.53%) ISMS
6 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
6 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
6 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) CISSP
2 7 (36.84%) CISM
3 6 (31.58%) CISA
4 2 (10.53%) CEH
5 1 (5.26%) CREST Certified
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) GIAC
5 1 (5.26%) GISF
5 1 (5.26%) GSEC
5 1 (5.26%) OSCP
5 1 (5.26%) SANS
5 1 (5.26%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (21.05%) GDPR
3 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
4 2 (10.53%) COBIT
5 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
Brighton, East Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + car allowance, bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum plus bonus+benefits.
Posted: 3 days ago