Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 February 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 185 233
Rank change year-on-year -33 +48 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 3 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.054% 0.33% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.34% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 1
Scotland median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £66,250 £67,915 £82,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £95,000 £82,500 £90,000
% change year-on-year +15.15% -8.33% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,383 4,436 5,866
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.31% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,622 2,839 3,786
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,700 £63,550 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%

Head of Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Security in Scotland

Head of Security
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Head of Security in Scotland

Head of Security
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Security within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -26 1 £72,500 -3.33%
Glasgow -36 1 - - 1
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Head of Security
UK

Head of Security Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, Head of Security job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region featuring Head of Security in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Security Auditing
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (33.33%) GDPR
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISMS
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement

Head of Security Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISMS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Security Auditing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) CRISC
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GDPR
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS