The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 101 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 11 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.69% 0.53% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.56% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 1
Average salary £68,000 £49,050 £51,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.63% -3.82%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
Security Specialist
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
1490 1436 1139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.71% 95.93% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 971 951 706
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 14 (73.68%) CISSP
2 9 (47.37%) Management Information System
2 9 (47.37%) Retail
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Banking
5 4 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (21.05%) Security Management
5 4 (21.05%) Open Source
5 4 (21.05%) SIEM
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) Line Management
6 3 (15.79%) UNIX
6 3 (15.79%) POP3
6 3 (15.79%) SMTP
6 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.79%) DNS
6 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
6 3 (15.79%) IMAP
7 2 (10.53%) CEH
7 2 (10.53%) Sourcefire
7 2 (10.53%) XML
7 2 (10.53%) GIAC
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.53%) Windows
7 2 (10.53%) LDAP
7 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.53%) CISA
7 2 (10.53%) CISM

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (15.79%) IMAP
3 3 (15.79%) POP3
3 3 (15.79%) SMTP
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) LDAP
General
1 9 (47.37%) Retail
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Security Management
1 4 (21.05%) Open Source
1 4 (21.05%) SIEM
2 3 (15.79%) Line Management
3 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.26%) People Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) CISSP
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) SSCP
3 2 (10.53%) CISA
3 2 (10.53%) CISM
3 2 (10.53%) GIAC
3 2 (10.53%) CEH
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
1 2 (10.53%) Sourcefire
1 2 (10.53%) LogRhythm