The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer 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 Engineer 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 Engineer
Rank 153 160 143
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 2 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.065% 0.18% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.19% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 6
Average salary £63,750 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £40,182 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Security Engineer
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 Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Security Engineer Salary Trend in Scotland

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Scotland

Security Engineer
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 Engineer 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 -1 1 £55,000 +28.72%
Security Engineer
UK

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Security Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) COBIT
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) COM
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) LDAP
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP

Security Engineer
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 Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) BCP
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
1 1 (16.67%) Information Security
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Web Development
1 1 (16.67%) SIEM
1 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCSP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SSCP
2 1 (16.67%) CCSA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSE
2 1 (16.67%) CEH
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix