The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Specialist
Rank 166 156 155
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.032% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.034% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £49,050 £51,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.82% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
IT Security Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3461 2926 3004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.40% 94.60% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2188 1929 2051
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

IT Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

IT Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

IT Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

IT Security Specialist Salary Trend in Scotland

IT Security Specialist
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -7 5 £49,050 -3.82%
IT Security Specialist
UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited IT 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 IT Security Specialist in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) CISSP
2 11 (91.67%) Security Management
2 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 11 (91.67%) Incident Management
2 11 (91.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (75.00%) CEH
4 6 (50.00%) Banking
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
5 5 (41.67%) Retail
5 5 (41.67%) Information Security
5 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
5 5 (41.67%) Retail Banking
6 4 (33.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (8.33%) Firewall
7 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (8.33%) SSCP
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) Linux
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (8.33%) Network Security
7 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (8.33%) Line Management
7 1 (8.33%) COM

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited IT 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 IT Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (41.67%) Retail
3 5 (41.67%) Retail Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Security Management
1 11 (91.67%) Incident Management
1 11 (91.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 6 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (75.00%) CEH
3 1 (8.33%) SSCP
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat