Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 July 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 142 154
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 9 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.36% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 2
Edinburgh median annual salary £75,000 £93,750 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +29.31% -3.33%
10th Percentile £71,750 £86,125 £61,750
90th Percentile £78,250 £98,375 £81,250
Scotland median annual salary £75,000 £93,750 £72,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% +29.31% -3.33%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2357 2407 2713
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.43% 94.39% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1471 1493 1700
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.15% +2.35% +6.25%

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 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Edinburgh region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Information Security
1 7 (77.78%) CISSP
1 7 (77.78%) Symantec
1 7 (77.78%) SSCP
1 7 (77.78%) CyberArk
2 6 (66.67%) Asset Management
3 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (44.44%) SailPoint
5 3 (33.33%) SANS
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Banking
7 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (11.11%) Privileged Access Management
7 1 (11.11%) SLA
7 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 1 (11.11%) Service Management
7 1 (11.11%) CISA
7 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
7 1 (11.11%) SIEM
7 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management

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 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
3 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (11.11%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) CISSP
1 7 (77.78%) SSCP
2 3 (33.33%) SANS
3 1 (11.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) CyberArk
1 7 (77.78%) Symantec