The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
UK / Scotland
Rank 131 141 154
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 8
Median salary £40,500 £57,500 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-29.56% +20.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £57,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,300 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%

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
2178 2757 2863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 96.03% 95.43% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1393 1811 1907
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Security Specialist Salary Trend in Scotland

Security Specialist
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 2 £40,500 -29.56% 1
Glasgow +17 1 £41,500 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £34,500 - 1
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Apache
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (14.29%) NFS
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) CISSP
5 1 (14.29%) Avaya
5 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 1 (14.29%) CISA
5 1 (14.29%) CISM
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) MySQL
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Windows

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (14.29%) OWASP
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CEH
1 1 (14.29%) CISA
1 1 (14.29%) CISM
1 1 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) NFS
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Avaya
1 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
1 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
1 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
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