The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 73 112 89
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 22 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.69% 0.13% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.13% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £50,000 £51,698 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Security Analyst
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1232 1491 1048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.70% 94.79% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 758 957 607
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Analyst across the Edinburgh region.

Security Analyst Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Analyst across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Security Analyst Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 23 (52.27%) CISSP
2 21 (47.73%) Firewall
2 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 21 (47.73%) Intrusion Detection
3 20 (45.45%) Degree
4 18 (40.91%) SIEM
5 15 (34.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (29.55%) GIAC
6 13 (29.55%) Information Security
7 12 (27.27%) Law
7 12 (27.27%) CEH
8 10 (22.73%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (20.45%) CISMP
9 9 (20.45%) Banking
9 9 (20.45%) Cyber Security
10 8 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
10 8 (18.18%) Security Testing
10 8 (18.18%) tcpdump
10 8 (18.18%) Network Security
10 8 (18.18%) Android
10 8 (18.18%) GCIA
10 8 (18.18%) CISA
10 8 (18.18%) CISM
10 8 (18.18%) Linux
10 8 (18.18%) Intranet
10 8 (18.18%) Internet
10 8 (18.18%) Assembly Language
11 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (47.73%) Firewall
1 21 (47.73%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (18.18%) tcpdump
2 8 (18.18%) Network Security
2 8 (18.18%) Intranet
2 8 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco PIX
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Law
3 9 (20.45%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Android
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) SIEM
2 13 (29.55%) Information Security
3 10 (22.73%) Systems Analysis
4 9 (20.45%) Cyber Security
5 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 8 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (6.82%) Project Management
7 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.55%) Security Architecture
8 2 (4.55%) Change Control
8 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (2.27%) Security Management
9 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Assembly Language
2 3 (6.82%) Python
2 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) CISSP
2 20 (45.45%) Degree
3 13 (29.55%) GIAC
4 12 (27.27%) CEH
5 9 (20.45%) CISMP
6 8 (18.18%) GCIA
6 8 (18.18%) CISA
6 8 (18.18%) CISM
7 4 (9.09%) SSCP
8 2 (4.55%) MCSE
8 2 (4.55%) MCSA
8 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.55%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (2.27%) ISEB
9 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Splunk
1 2 (4.55%) ArcSight
1 2 (4.55%) Cisco
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
1 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.27%) Websense
2 1 (2.27%) Symantec
2 1 (2.27%) Sophos