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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 86 101 81
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 9 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.66% 0.15% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.16% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 7
Average salary - - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
1282 1285 1119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.06% 95.33% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 840 829 744
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (90.91%) Firewall
1 20 (90.91%) Intrusion Detection
2 15 (68.18%) SIEM
3 14 (63.64%) Finance
4 9 (40.91%) GIAC
4 9 (40.91%) CISSP
4 9 (40.91%) CEH
5 8 (36.36%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (36.36%) Information Security
5 8 (36.36%) Windows
5 8 (36.36%) Law
6 7 (31.82%) Linux
6 7 (31.82%) Degree
6 7 (31.82%) Regular Expression
7 6 (27.27%) Network Security
7 6 (27.27%) GCIA
7 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco
7 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
7 6 (27.27%) SSCP
7 6 (27.27%) tcpdump
8 4 (18.18%) Analytics
8 4 (18.18%) XML
8 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
8 4 (18.18%) Open Source
9 3 (13.64%) GWAPT
9 3 (13.64%) GPEN
9 3 (13.64%) OSCP
9 3 (13.64%) OSCE

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) Firewall
1 20 (90.91%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (27.27%) Network Security
2 6 (27.27%) tcpdump
3 3 (13.64%) SSH
3 3 (13.64%) Wireshark
3 3 (13.64%) FTP
3 3 (13.64%) HTTP
3 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) LDAP
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Regular Expression
2 4 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
1 4 (18.18%) Open Source
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) SIEM
2 8 (36.36%) Systems Analysis
2 8 (36.36%) Information Security
3 4 (18.18%) Analytics
4 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Data Security
5 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) GIAC
1 9 (40.91%) CISSP
1 9 (40.91%) CEH
2 7 (31.82%) Degree
3 6 (27.27%) GCIA
3 6 (27.27%) SSCP
4 3 (13.64%) GWAPT
4 3 (13.64%) GPEN
4 3 (13.64%) OSCP
4 3 (13.64%) OSCE
4 3 (13.64%) GSEC
4 3 (13.64%) GCIH
4 3 (13.64%) CISA
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (9.09%) MCSE
5 2 (9.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) vSphere
1 1 (4.55%) vCloud
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Veeam
3 1 (4.55%) Brocade
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) VMware