The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 99 104
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 9 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.80% 0.15% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.16% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Median salary £75,000 £90,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +38.46%  
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £90,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year -16.66% +5.88%  

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 1063 1256 1338
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.74% 93.45% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 702 822 804
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Head of Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 24 April 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