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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Analyst
Rank 145 135 131
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 20 25 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 0.78% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.82% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 18
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% +5.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,450
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.49%
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
3201 3038 3028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.95% 95.12% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2053 1937 2142
Average salary £40,000 £40,699 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.71% +1.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 31 October 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 31 October 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
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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 -2 12 £45,000 +73.07%
Glasgow +5 7 £40,000 +12.67%
Security Analyst
UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 37 (64.91%) Firewall
2 35 (61.40%) Information Security
3 24 (42.11%) Network Security
3 24 (42.11%) Windows
4 22 (38.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (36.84%) CISSP
5 21 (36.84%) Finance
6 19 (33.33%) CEH
7 16 (28.07%) Management Information System
7 16 (28.07%) Legal
8 15 (26.32%) Law
8 15 (26.32%) SIEM
9 14 (24.56%) Linux
10 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
11 12 (21.05%) VPN
11 12 (21.05%) ITIL
11 12 (21.05%) Wireless
11 12 (21.05%) Degree
12 11 (19.30%) Regular Expression
12 11 (19.30%) Security Management
12 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
13 10 (17.54%) UNIX
13 10 (17.54%) Information Security Management
13 10 (17.54%) GIAC
13 10 (17.54%) ISMS
13 10 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 9 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
14 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
15 8 (14.04%) Cisco
15 8 (14.04%) tcpdump

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 37 (64.91%) Firewall
2 24 (42.11%) Network Security
3 22 (38.60%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
5 12 (21.05%) VPN
5 12 (21.05%) Wireless
6 8 (14.04%) tcpdump
7 4 (7.02%) SSH
7 4 (7.02%) FTP
7 4 (7.02%) HTTP
7 4 (7.02%) Wireshark
7 4 (7.02%) LDAP
8 3 (5.26%) Internet
9 2 (3.51%) LAN
9 2 (3.51%) WAN
9 2 (3.51%) DHCP
9 2 (3.51%) DNS
9 2 (3.51%) SAN
10 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.75%) Cisco PIX
General
1 21 (36.84%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Legal
3 15 (26.32%) Law
4 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.51%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) Regular Expression
2 7 (12.28%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) COM
3 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.28%) Visualisation
2 7 (12.28%) Open Source
3 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.75%) Java Card
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.11%) Windows
2 14 (24.56%) Linux
3 10 (17.54%) UNIX
4 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (61.40%) Information Security
2 15 (26.32%) SIEM
3 12 (21.05%) ITIL
4 11 (19.30%) Security Management
5 10 (17.54%) Information Security Management
5 10 (17.54%) ISMS
6 9 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (14.04%) Analytics
8 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
9 6 (10.53%) Data Security
9 6 (10.53%) Data Protection
10 5 (8.77%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (8.77%) Computer Security
11 4 (7.02%) E-Discovery
11 4 (7.02%) Cyber Security
11 4 (7.02%) Security Testing
12 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
12 3 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
13 2 (3.51%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) Perl
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
1 2 (3.51%) Python
1 2 (3.51%) Ruby
2 1 (1.75%) C++
2 1 (1.75%) Java
2 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) CISSP
2 19 (33.33%) CEH
3 12 (21.05%) Degree
4 10 (17.54%) GIAC
5 8 (14.04%) GCIA
6 6 (10.53%) SSCP
7 4 (7.02%) CISA
7 4 (7.02%) GSEC
7 4 (7.02%) GCIH
7 4 (7.02%) GWAPT
7 4 (7.02%) GPEN
7 4 (7.02%) OSCP
7 4 (7.02%) OSCE
8 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.51%) MCSE
9 2 (3.51%) MCSA
10 1 (1.75%) CCNA
10 1 (1.75%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) vSphere
3 2 (3.51%) NFS
3 2 (3.51%) XenApp
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) vCloud
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Cisco
3 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.26%) HP
4 3 (5.26%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) Citrix
6 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.75%) Brocade
6 1 (1.75%) Veeam
6 1 (1.75%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.75%) LogLogic
6 1 (1.75%) EMC
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle