The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 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 Analyst
Rank 107 134 140
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 60 39 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.80% 1.04% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.10% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 37 30 11
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Security Analyst
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
3131 3541 2882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.91% 94.81% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2011 2281 1889
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Security Analyst Salary Trend in Scotland

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in Scotland

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

Security Analyst Salary Histogram in Scotland

Security Analyst
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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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 +16 34 £40,000 +15.94% 4
Glasgow +1 19 £37,750 -5.62% 3
Stirling - 4 £40,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Security Analyst
UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 78 (66.10%) Information Security
2 57 (48.31%) Finance
3 50 (42.37%) CISSP
4 46 (38.98%) Degree
5 32 (27.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (27.12%) Cyber Security
6 26 (22.03%) Banking
7 25 (21.19%) Network Security
8 22 (18.64%) Law
8 22 (18.64%) CISM
9 20 (16.95%) Legal
9 20 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (16.10%) Management Information System
11 18 (15.25%) Risk Assessment
11 18 (15.25%) Risk Management
12 16 (13.56%) Firewall
12 16 (13.56%) Linux
13 15 (12.71%) PCI DSS
13 15 (12.71%) Splunk
14 14 (11.86%) Internet
15 13 (11.02%) Cryptography
16 12 (10.17%) Incident Management
16 12 (10.17%) Symantec
16 12 (10.17%) Windows
17 11 (9.32%) UNIX
17 11 (9.32%) LAN
17 11 (9.32%) WAN
17 11 (9.32%) Data Security
17 11 (9.32%) CISMP
17 11 (9.32%) Computer Science

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.19%) Network Security
2 16 (13.56%) Firewall
3 14 (11.86%) Internet
4 11 (9.32%) LAN
4 11 (9.32%) WAN
5 10 (8.47%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (6.78%) IP Telephony
6 8 (6.78%) Wireless
6 8 (6.78%) EIGRP
6 8 (6.78%) TACACS
6 8 (6.78%) DHCP
6 8 (6.78%) VPN
6 8 (6.78%) SSL
6 8 (6.78%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (6.78%) HSRP
6 8 (6.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (5.08%) Wireshark
7 6 (5.08%) WLAN
7 6 (5.08%) MPLS
7 6 (5.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
General
1 57 (48.31%) Finance
2 26 (22.03%) Banking
3 22 (18.64%) Law
4 20 (16.95%) Legal
5 7 (5.93%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.24%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (16.10%) Management Information System
3 13 (11.02%) Cryptography
4 11 (9.32%) Computer Science
5 9 (7.63%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.93%) SWIFT
6 7 (5.93%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.54%) PKI
7 3 (2.54%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.56%) Linux
2 12 (10.17%) Windows
3 11 (9.32%) UNIX
4 8 (6.78%) Android
5 3 (2.54%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.69%) AIX
6 2 (1.69%) Solaris
6 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (66.10%) Information Security
2 32 (27.12%) Cyber Security
3 18 (15.25%) Risk Assessment
3 18 (15.25%) Risk Management
4 12 (10.17%) Incident Management
5 11 (9.32%) Data Security
6 10 (8.47%) Security Management
6 10 (8.47%) Project Management
7 9 (7.63%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (7.63%) Performance Management
7 9 (7.63%) Security Architecture
7 9 (7.63%) SIEM
8 8 (6.78%) Computer Security
8 8 (6.78%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (6.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (6.78%) Security Patching
9 7 (5.93%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.08%) ITIL
11 5 (4.24%) Business Continuity
11 5 (4.24%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.93%) Assembly Language
2 3 (2.54%) Java
3 2 (1.69%) SQL
4 1 (0.85%) C
4 1 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 50 (42.37%) CISSP
2 46 (38.98%) Degree
3 22 (18.64%) CISM
4 11 (9.32%) CISMP
5 8 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (6.78%) CCNA
6 7 (5.93%) Security+ Certification
6 7 (5.93%) CISA
7 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.54%) GIAC
9 2 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.69%) CEH
9 2 (1.69%) ISEB
10 1 (0.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (27.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (12.71%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.08%) COBIT
4 4 (3.39%) HIPAA
4 4 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 15 (12.71%) Splunk
2 12 (10.17%) Symantec
3 10 (8.47%) ArcSight
4 8 (6.78%) Fortinet
4 8 (6.78%) Riverbed
4 8 (6.78%) SolarWinds
4 8 (6.78%) F5
4 8 (6.78%) McAfee
4 8 (6.78%) Cisco
4 8 (6.78%) CheckPoint
4 8 (6.78%) Mitel
5 7 (5.93%) Sophos
5 7 (5.93%) Websense
6 6 (5.08%) Oracle
7 5 (4.24%) IronPort
8 3 (2.54%) LogLogic
9 1 (0.85%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.85%) Qualys
9 1 (0.85%) Sourcefire
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