Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Security was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 12 December 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 204 237
Rank change year-on-year -23 +33 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Security 1 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.018% 0.099% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.10% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Scotland median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £66,250 £65,331 £82,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £103,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £95,000 £85,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -3.23%

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 5422 4845 6064
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 95.85% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3513 3072 3905
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.58% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £64,750
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 12 December 2017. 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 -11 1 £72,500 -21.62%
Head of Security
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Scotland 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 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:

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