The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Head of Security featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Security
Rank - 102 109
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 0 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.14% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.14% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Median salary - £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London median salary £73,750 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%
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
1162 1408 1450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.64% 95.52% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 687 913 966
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Head of Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region that featured Head of Security in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 Edinburgh region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Spanish Language
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) CEH
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) SANS
2 2 (66.67%) Attack Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Conflict Management
3 1 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (33.33%) Threat Management
3 1 (33.33%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (33.33%) Anomaly Detection
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Banking

Head of Security Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Spanish Language
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Attack Monitoring
1 2 (66.67%) Conflict Management
1 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Anomaly Detection
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CEH
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) SANS