The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 156 151 156
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 16 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.14% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 2
Average salary £40,000 £51,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.56% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -
Security Specialist
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
3438 2905 3055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.42% 94.53% 94.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2185 1905 2083
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Security Specialist Salary Histogram in Scotland

Security Specialist
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 Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Glasgow - 10 £40,000 -
Edinburgh -7 6 £49,050 -3.82%
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 23 (95.83%) CISSP
2 20 (83.33%) Security Management
3 18 (75.00%) CEH
4 17 (70.83%) Information Security
5 16 (66.67%) ITIL
6 14 (58.33%) Management Information System
7 12 (50.00%) Finance
8 11 (45.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (45.83%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (45.83%) Incident Management
9 10 (41.67%) Firewall
9 10 (41.67%) Network Security
10 9 (37.50%) ISMS
10 9 (37.50%) Ethical Hacking
10 9 (37.50%) Information Security Management
10 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
10 9 (37.50%) VPN
10 9 (37.50%) Law
10 9 (37.50%) Legal
10 9 (37.50%) Wireless
11 6 (25.00%) Banking
12 5 (20.83%) Retail
12 5 (20.83%) Retail Banking
13 4 (16.67%) Financial Institution
14 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
14 1 (4.17%) Data Security
14 1 (4.17%) CISA
14 1 (4.17%) CISM
14 1 (4.17%) Windows
14 1 (4.17%) Linux

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Firewall
1 10 (41.67%) Network Security
2 9 (37.50%) Wireless
2 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (37.50%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Law
2 9 (37.50%) Legal
3 6 (25.00%) Banking
4 5 (20.83%) Retail
4 5 (20.83%) Retail Banking
5 4 (16.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Security Management
2 17 (70.83%) Information Security
3 16 (66.67%) ITIL
4 11 (45.83%) Incident Management
4 11 (45.83%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (37.50%) ISMS
5 9 (37.50%) Information Security Management
5 9 (37.50%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.17%) Data Security
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.17%) SIEM
6 1 (4.17%) Line Management
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 23 (95.83%) CISSP
2 18 (75.00%) CEH
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) SSCP
3 1 (4.17%) CISA
3 1 (4.17%) CISM
3 1 (4.17%) GIAC
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (45.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat