The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 155 152 150
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 13 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 1
Average salary £49,050 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £49,050 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
-1.90% +9.89%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3442 3089 2988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.98% 95.69% 93.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2270 2026 2105
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Security Specialist
UK

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -7 10 £49,050 -
Glasgow - 2 £40,000 -
Moray - 1 £55,000 -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 14 (100.00%) CISSP
2 12 (85.71%) Security Management
3 10 (71.43%) Incident Management
3 10 (71.43%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (64.29%) CEH
4 9 (64.29%) ITIL
4 9 (64.29%) Finance
5 8 (57.14%) Information Security
6 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (42.86%) Banking
8 5 (35.71%) Retail
8 5 (35.71%) Retail Banking
9 3 (21.43%) Financial Institution
10 2 (14.29%) Firewall
10 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
10 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 2 (14.29%) VPN
10 2 (14.29%) CISA
10 2 (14.29%) CISM
10 2 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
10 2 (14.29%) Law
10 2 (14.29%) Legal
10 2 (14.29%) Network Security
10 2 (14.29%) ISMS
10 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 2 (14.29%) SIEM
10 2 (14.29%) Wireless
10 2 (14.29%) PKI
10 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Wireless
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 5 (35.71%) Retail
3 5 (35.71%) Retail Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Financial Institution
5 2 (14.29%) Law
5 2 (14.29%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Security Management
2 10 (71.43%) Incident Management
2 10 (71.43%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (64.29%) ITIL
4 8 (57.14%) Information Security
5 2 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
5 2 (14.29%) ISMS
5 2 (14.29%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (64.29%) CEH
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) CISA
3 2 (14.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001