The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Security role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Security in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £85,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +36.00%
Head of Security
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1206 1286 1336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.81% 95.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 811 830 861
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Security in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Security Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Head of Security
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Head of Security Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Head of Security
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Head of Security in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Head of Security in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) CRISC

Head of Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Head of Security in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Head of Security in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001