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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 155 153 155
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 16 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.13% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.14% 0.067%
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 £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
3461 2926 3004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.40% 94.60% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2188 1929 2051
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 £57,500 £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 19 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 19 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 -9 6 £49,050 -3.82%
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 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 24 (96.00%) CISSP
2 20 (80.00%) Security Management
3 18 (72.00%) Information Security
3 18 (72.00%) CEH
4 17 (68.00%) ITIL
5 14 (56.00%) Management Information System
6 12 (48.00%) Finance
7 11 (44.00%) Incident Management
7 11 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (44.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (40.00%) Network Security
8 10 (40.00%) Firewall
9 9 (36.00%) Information Security Management
9 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
9 9 (36.00%) VPN
9 9 (36.00%) Law
9 9 (36.00%) Legal
9 9 (36.00%) Wireless
9 9 (36.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (36.00%) ISMS
10 6 (24.00%) Banking
11 5 (20.00%) Retail
11 5 (20.00%) Retail Banking
12 4 (16.00%) Financial Institution
13 2 (8.00%) CISA
13 2 (8.00%) CISM
13 2 (8.00%) PKI
13 2 (8.00%) SIEM
13 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
13 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (40.00%) Firewall
1 10 (40.00%) Network Security
2 9 (36.00%) Wireless
2 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (36.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Law
2 9 (36.00%) Legal
3 6 (24.00%) Banking
4 5 (20.00%) Retail
4 5 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 4 (16.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Security Management
2 18 (72.00%) Information Security
3 17 (68.00%) ITIL
4 11 (44.00%) Incident Management
4 11 (44.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (36.00%) ISMS
5 9 (36.00%) Information Security Management
5 9 (36.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (8.00%) SIEM
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.00%) Line Management
7 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.00%) Data Security
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 24 (96.00%) CISSP
2 18 (72.00%) CEH
3 2 (8.00%) CISA
3 2 (8.00%) CISM
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) GIAC
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat