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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Analyst
Rank 142 153 134
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 13 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% 0.40% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.42% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 18
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,700 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
2910 3107 2952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.60% 94.99% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1952 1969 2102
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,148 £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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 +5 8 £45,000 +73.07%
Stirling -11 2 £50,000 +17.64%
Glasgow +8 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Security Analyst
UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 33 (71.74%) Firewall
2 29 (63.04%) Information Security
3 22 (47.83%) Windows
4 19 (41.30%) Finance
5 18 (39.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (34.78%) CISSP
6 16 (34.78%) Management Information System
6 16 (34.78%) Law
7 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
7 15 (32.61%) CEH
7 15 (32.61%) Network Security
8 13 (28.26%) ITIL
8 13 (28.26%) Linux
8 13 (28.26%) Legal
9 12 (26.09%) UNIX
10 11 (23.91%) VPN
10 11 (23.91%) Security Management
10 11 (23.91%) Wireless
10 11 (23.91%) Degree
11 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
11 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
11 10 (21.74%) Information Security Management
11 10 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (21.74%) ISMS
11 10 (21.74%) SIEM
12 9 (19.57%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (19.57%) Regular Expression
13 8 (17.39%) Cisco
14 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
14 6 (13.04%) Red Hat

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (71.74%) Firewall
2 18 (39.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
3 15 (32.61%) Network Security
4 11 (23.91%) VPN
4 11 (23.91%) Wireless
5 5 (10.87%) HTTP
6 4 (8.70%) FTP
6 4 (8.70%) SSH
6 4 (8.70%) Wireshark
6 4 (8.70%) DNS
6 4 (8.70%) LDAP
6 4 (8.70%) tcpdump
7 3 (6.52%) LAN
7 3 (6.52%) WAN
8 2 (4.35%) DHCP
8 2 (4.35%) SAN
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (4.35%) VLAN
9 1 (2.17%) Internet
General
1 19 (41.30%) Finance
2 16 (34.78%) Law
3 13 (28.26%) Legal
4 4 (8.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Regular Expression
2 5 (10.87%) XML
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.87%) Visualisation
3 5 (10.87%) Open Source
4 2 (4.35%) Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) Replication
5 1 (2.17%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Windows
2 13 (28.26%) Linux
3 12 (26.09%) UNIX
4 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.35%) AIX
5 2 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Information Security
2 13 (28.26%) ITIL
3 11 (23.91%) Security Management
4 10 (21.74%) Information Security Management
4 10 (21.74%) ISMS
4 10 (21.74%) SIEM
5 9 (19.57%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (10.87%) Risk Management
6 5 (10.87%) Analytics
6 5 (10.87%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (8.70%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.70%) Data Security
8 3 (6.52%) Cyber Security
8 3 (6.52%) Information Management
9 2 (4.35%) E-Discovery
9 2 (4.35%) Use Case
9 2 (4.35%) Project Management
9 2 (4.35%) Service Management
9 2 (4.35%) Quality Management
9 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Java
1 2 (4.35%) SQL
1 2 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.17%) Ruby
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
2 1 (2.17%) C
2 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) CISSP
2 15 (32.61%) CEH
3 11 (23.91%) Degree
4 6 (13.04%) GIAC
4 6 (13.04%) SSCP
5 4 (8.70%) GCIA
5 4 (8.70%) GSEC
5 4 (8.70%) GCIH
5 4 (8.70%) GWAPT
5 4 (8.70%) GPEN
5 4 (8.70%) OSCP
5 4 (8.70%) OSCE
6 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.52%) MCSE
6 3 (6.52%) MCSA
7 1 (2.17%) CCNA
7 1 (2.17%) CCA
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) COBIT
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) vSphere
3 2 (4.35%) NFS
3 2 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) Cisco
3 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.52%) HP
4 3 (6.52%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) EMC
6 1 (2.17%) Brocade
6 1 (2.17%) Veeam
6 1 (2.17%) ArcSight