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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 136 154 128
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 20 5 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.65% 0.15% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.16% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 14
Average salary £50,000 £40,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.22% +23.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £36,450 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £44,050 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
2907 3101 2778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.11% 95.53% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1897 2012 1895
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(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 +15 9 - -
Stirling - 6 £50,000 -
Glasgow +15 5 £35,000 -13.04%
Dundee - 3 - -
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Security Analyst
UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 28 (68.29%) Firewall
2 22 (53.66%) Finance
3 20 (48.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (46.34%) Windows
5 15 (36.59%) Information Security
5 15 (36.59%) SIEM
6 14 (34.15%) CEH
6 14 (34.15%) CISSP
7 13 (31.71%) UNIX
7 13 (31.71%) Linux
8 12 (29.27%) TCP/IP
8 12 (29.27%) Law
9 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
9 10 (24.39%) Network Security
10 9 (21.95%) Degree
10 9 (21.95%) GIAC
10 9 (21.95%) ITIL
10 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
11 8 (19.51%) Systems Analysis
12 7 (17.07%) Cisco
12 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
12 7 (17.07%) Regular Expression
13 6 (14.63%) DNS
13 6 (14.63%) AIX
13 6 (14.63%) Solaris
13 6 (14.63%) SSCP
13 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
13 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
13 6 (14.63%) Mac OS X
13 6 (14.63%) tcpdump

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (68.29%) Firewall
2 20 (48.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (29.27%) TCP/IP
4 10 (24.39%) Network Security
5 6 (14.63%) DNS
5 6 (14.63%) tcpdump
6 4 (9.76%) Wireless
6 4 (9.76%) VPN
6 4 (9.76%) HTTP
6 4 (9.76%) LAN
6 4 (9.76%) WAN
7 3 (7.32%) SSH
7 3 (7.32%) VLAN
7 3 (7.32%) Wireshark
7 3 (7.32%) LDAP
7 3 (7.32%) FTP
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (2.44%) DHCP
9 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.44%) SAN
General
1 22 (53.66%) Finance
2 12 (29.27%) Law
3 5 (12.20%) Legal
4 4 (9.76%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.88%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Regular Expression
2 4 (9.76%) XML
3 3 (7.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.76%) Open Source
3 4 (9.76%) Visualisation
3 4 (9.76%) PKI
4 1 (2.44%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) UNIX
2 13 (31.71%) Linux
3 6 (14.63%) AIX
3 6 (14.63%) Solaris
3 6 (14.63%) Mac OS X
3 6 (14.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.44%) Android
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Information Security
1 15 (36.59%) SIEM
2 9 (21.95%) ITIL
3 8 (19.51%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (12.20%) Security Management
4 5 (12.20%) ISMS
5 4 (9.76%) Information Security Management
5 4 (9.76%) Service Management
5 4 (9.76%) Use Case
5 4 (9.76%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (9.76%) Analytics
6 3 (7.32%) Security Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Data Security
7 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.88%) Information Management
8 1 (2.44%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.44%) E-Discovery
8 1 (2.44%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (2.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) C
2 2 (4.88%) C++
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) CEH
1 14 (34.15%) CISSP
2 9 (21.95%) Degree
2 9 (21.95%) GIAC
3 6 (14.63%) SSCP
3 6 (14.63%) GCIA
4 4 (9.76%) GCIH
5 3 (7.32%) GSEC
5 3 (7.32%) GWAPT
5 3 (7.32%) GPEN
5 3 (7.32%) OSCP
5 3 (7.32%) OSCE
5 3 (7.32%) CISA
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.88%) MCSE
6 2 (4.88%) MCSA
6 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) CCNA
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) vSphere
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) XenApp
3 1 (2.44%) NFS
3 1 (2.44%) vCloud
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco
3 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.88%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.44%) Brocade
6 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.44%) Veeam
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix