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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 100 - 90
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.43% - 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% - 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Average salary £45,000 - £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.28%
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
1330 1383 1163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.26% 95.25% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 896 903 764
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,994 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) CISSP
2 10 (83.33%) Finance
3 9 (75.00%) CEH
4 7 (58.33%) Information Security
5 6 (50.00%) Cisco
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (50.00%) Degree
5 6 (50.00%) SSCP
5 6 (50.00%) GIAC
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) Linux
5 6 (50.00%) Firewall
5 6 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (41.67%) Analytics
6 5 (41.67%) Security Management
6 5 (41.67%) SIEM
6 5 (41.67%) XML
6 5 (41.67%) Regular Expression
6 5 (41.67%) Visualisation
6 5 (41.67%) Open Source
6 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
8 3 (25.00%) ITIL
9 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
9 2 (16.67%) LogRhythm
9 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
9 2 (16.67%) Banking
10 1 (8.33%) Retail

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
1 6 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) XML
1 5 (41.67%) Regular Expression
2 1 (8.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Visualisation
1 5 (41.67%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) Security Management
2 5 (41.67%) SIEM
2 5 (41.67%) Analytics
3 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) People Management
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) CISSP
2 9 (75.00%) CEH
3 6 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (50.00%) SSCP
3 6 (50.00%) GIAC
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
2 2 (16.67%) LogRhythm