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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 147 156 176
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 16 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.56% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 7
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £44,000 £39,900
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
2734 2998 3787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.00% 95.57% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1701 1868 2460
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £57,650
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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
Glasgow +2 13 £50,000 -6.97% 4
Edinburgh +6 1 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Security Engineer
UK

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 18 (54.55%) Firewall
1 18 (54.55%) Finance
2 14 (42.42%) Network Security
3 11 (33.33%) Perl
3 11 (33.33%) Cisco
4 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
5 9 (27.27%) Business Continuity Planning
5 9 (27.27%) C#
5 9 (27.27%) VBScript
5 9 (27.27%) BCP
5 9 (27.27%) Publishing
5 9 (27.27%) Business Continuity
5 9 (27.27%) Information Security
6 8 (24.24%) Unix
6 8 (24.24%) Windows
6 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
7 7 (21.21%) Juniper
7 7 (21.21%) Symantec
7 7 (21.21%) Linux
7 7 (21.21%) SOAP
7 7 (21.21%) XML
7 7 (21.21%) Python
7 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
7 7 (21.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (21.21%) Ruby
7 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
7 7 (21.21%) SCCM
7 7 (21.21%) REST
8 6 (18.18%) F5
8 6 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 4 (12.12%) CICS
1 4 (12.12%) SAS
2 3 (9.09%) Apache Solr
2 3 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 3 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.06%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 14 (42.42%) Network Security
3 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (18.18%) VPN
5 5 (15.15%) SSL
6 4 (12.12%) DNS
6 4 (12.12%) VoIP
7 3 (9.09%) BGP
7 3 (9.09%) EIGRP
7 3 (9.09%) FTP
7 3 (9.09%) HTTP
7 3 (9.09%) IPsec
7 3 (9.09%) OSPF
7 3 (9.09%) SNMP
8 2 (6.06%) Kerberos
8 2 (6.06%) LAN
8 2 (6.06%) SSH
8 2 (6.06%) WAN
8 2 (6.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Big Data
1 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 3 (9.09%) Parquet
2 2 (6.06%) DB2
General
1 18 (54.55%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Publishing
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) REST
1 7 (21.21%) SOAP
1 7 (21.21%) XML
2 4 (12.12%) JSON
3 3 (9.09%) Apache Flex
3 3 (9.09%) CGI
3 3 (9.09%) Ext JS
3 3 (9.09%) GWT
3 3 (9.09%) ISPF
3 3 (9.09%) Kafka
3 3 (9.09%) Silverlight
4 2 (6.06%) Middleware
5 1 (3.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (12.12%) Mainframe
3 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
4 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.09%) PKI
4 3 (9.09%) RIA
5 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Unix
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) zOS
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) BCP
1 9 (27.27%) Business Continuity
1 9 (27.27%) Business Continuity Planning
1 9 (27.27%) Information Security
2 6 (18.18%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) SIEM
3 5 (15.15%) Workflow
4 4 (12.12%) Analytics
4 4 (12.12%) DDoS Mitigation
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Network Management
5 3 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Network Design
6 2 (6.06%) Security Management
6 2 (6.06%) Software License Management
7 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.03%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Perl
2 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
3 9 (27.27%) C#
3 9 (27.27%) VBScript
4 7 (21.21%) Python
4 7 (21.21%) Ruby
5 4 (12.12%) SQL
6 3 (9.09%) C
6 3 (9.09%) C++
6 3 (9.09%) Java
6 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.03%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.03%) CLIST
7 1 (3.03%) JCL
7 1 (3.03%) REXX
7 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.09%) CCNA
2 3 (9.09%) CCNP
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) CISSP
4 1 (3.03%) CCIE
4 1 (3.03%) CCIP
4 1 (3.03%) CISA
4 1 (3.03%) GIAC
4 1 (3.03%) JNCIE
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) RACF
3 3 (9.09%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (9.09%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (21.21%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) Fluentd
2 3 (9.09%) Nagios
2 3 (9.09%) Nessus
2 3 (9.09%) QRadar
2 3 (9.09%) zSecure
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) RSA Archer
3 1 (3.03%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco
2 7 (21.21%) Juniper
2 7 (21.21%) Symantec
3 6 (18.18%) F5
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.15%) Sourcefire
5 4 (12.12%) IBM
5 4 (12.12%) Qualys
5 4 (12.12%) Splunk
5 4 (12.12%) Sybase
6 3 (9.09%) ArcSight
6 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.09%) HP
6 3 (9.09%) Intel Security
6 3 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.06%) CA
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix
8 1 (3.03%) CommVault
8 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
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