Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Head of Security
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 133 154
Rank change year-on-year -19 +21 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.038% 0.092% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.095% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Edinburgh median annual salary £72,500 £92,500 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.62% +8.82% +13.33%
10th Percentile £66,250 £78,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £106,500 £87,500
Scotland median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% -11.76% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,533 2,102 2,679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.38% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,603 1,414 1,730
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,750 £28,487
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +2.41%

Head of Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Head of Security in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Security 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 in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Head of Security in Edinburgh

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 1 (100.00%) CRISC
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team Management
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Organization

Head of Security Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) CRISC