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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Analyst
Rank 131 139 142
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 37 15 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.99% 0.48% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.51% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 29 10 8
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £34,950 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £52,500 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
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
3540 2925 2970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.83% 94.57% 93.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2274 1932 2059
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Glasgow -2 22 £40,000 -17.94%
Edinburgh -1 12 £34,500 +15.00%
West Lothian +11 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £53,000 -
Security Analyst
UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (64.71%) Information Security
2 32 (62.75%) Firewall
3 23 (45.10%) Windows
3 23 (45.10%) Network Security
4 17 (33.33%) CISSP
4 17 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 15 (29.41%) Legal
6 14 (27.45%) CEH
6 14 (27.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (25.49%) ITIL
7 13 (25.49%) Finance
8 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
9 11 (21.57%) Linux
9 11 (21.57%) VPN
9 11 (21.57%) Wireless
9 11 (21.57%) Law
9 11 (21.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (21.57%) SIEM
10 10 (19.61%) UNIX
10 10 (19.61%) Security Management
11 9 (17.65%) Information Security Management
11 9 (17.65%) Degree
11 9 (17.65%) ISMS
12 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
12 8 (15.69%) GCIA
12 8 (15.69%) Ethical Hacking
12 8 (15.69%) tcpdump
13 7 (13.73%) Risk Management
13 7 (13.73%) Regular Expression
14 6 (11.76%) Data Security

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (62.75%) Firewall
2 23 (45.10%) Network Security
3 14 (27.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 11 (21.57%) VPN
5 11 (21.57%) Wireless
6 8 (15.69%) tcpdump
7 5 (9.80%) Internet
7 5 (9.80%) HTTP
7 5 (9.80%) LDAP
8 4 (7.84%) FTP
8 4 (7.84%) SSH
8 4 (7.84%) Wireshark
9 3 (5.88%) DNS
10 2 (3.92%) LAN
10 2 (3.92%) WAN
10 2 (3.92%) DHCP
10 2 (3.92%) SAN
11 1 (1.96%) Kerberos
11 1 (1.96%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (29.41%) Legal
2 13 (25.49%) Finance
3 11 (21.57%) Law
4 3 (5.88%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.92%) Publishing
6 1 (1.96%) Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) Regular Expression
2 3 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) LAMP
3 1 (1.96%) COM
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.88%) Visualisation
3 3 (5.88%) Open Source
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) Java Card
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) Linux
3 10 (19.61%) UNIX
4 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) Information Security
2 13 (25.49%) ITIL
3 11 (21.57%) SIEM
4 10 (19.61%) Security Management
5 9 (17.65%) Information Security Management
5 9 (17.65%) ISMS
6 8 (15.69%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (13.73%) Risk Management
8 6 (11.76%) Data Security
8 6 (11.76%) Data Protection
9 5 (9.80%) Computer Security
9 5 (9.80%) Reverse Engineering
10 4 (7.84%) E-Discovery
10 4 (7.84%) Security Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Analytics
10 4 (7.84%) Cyber Security
11 3 (5.88%) ITSM
11 3 (5.88%) Project Management
11 3 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) Perl
1 2 (3.92%) SQL
1 2 (3.92%) Python
1 2 (3.92%) Ruby
2 1 (1.96%) C++
2 1 (1.96%) Java
2 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) CISSP
2 14 (27.45%) CEH
3 9 (17.65%) Degree
4 8 (15.69%) GCIA
5 6 (11.76%) GIAC
6 4 (7.84%) GSEC
6 4 (7.84%) GCIH
6 4 (7.84%) CISA
6 4 (7.84%) GWAPT
6 4 (7.84%) GPEN
6 4 (7.84%) OSCP
6 4 (7.84%) OSCE
7 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.92%) SSCP
8 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.96%) CISM
9 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.96%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) COBIT
2 1 (1.96%) BS7799
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) XenApp
2 2 (3.92%) vSphere
2 2 (3.92%) NFS
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Cisco
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) VMware
2 3 (5.88%) ArcSight
2 3 (5.88%) LogLogic
3 2 (3.92%) HP
3 2 (3.92%) Citrix
4 1 (1.96%) Juniper
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.96%) F5
4 1 (1.96%) Sun
4 1 (1.96%) Twitter
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle