The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 91 92 96
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 5 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.77% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.81% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 5
Median salary £52,500 £68,000 £49,050
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.79% +38.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £52,500 £49,020
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £68,000 £52,620
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
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
1168 1482 1439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.19% 95.24% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 772 968 946
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £27,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £55,600 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 28 August 2016.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Security Specialist 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 Edinburgh region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) CISA
2 3 (37.50%) CISM
2 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Apache
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) NFS
3 2 (25.00%) Law
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) SaaS
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) OWASP
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) Internal Audit
3 2 (25.00%) IT Audit
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Threat Detection
4 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Law
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Biometrics
2 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (25.00%) Internal Audit
2 2 (25.00%) IT Audit
2 2 (25.00%) OWASP
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Microservices
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Groovy
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISA
1 3 (37.50%) CISM
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CEH
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
1 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) F5