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 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 157 152 173
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.45% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.47% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 6
Median salary £35,000 £57,500 £49,050
Median salary % change year-on-year
-39.13% +17.22%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
2771 2966 3685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 96.69% 95.16% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1598 1882 2431
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,964 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 4 £35,000 -40.92%
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 3 (37.50%) CISM
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Law
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (25.00%) Internal Audit
3 2 (25.00%) IT Audit
3 2 (25.00%) CISA
4 1 (12.50%) Threat Detection
4 1 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (12.50%) SANS
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) Groovy
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) OWASP
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Law
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Biometrics
3 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Internal Audit
1 2 (25.00%) IT Audit
1 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Microservices
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
2 1 (12.50%) OWASP
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Threat Detection
2 1 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Groovy
2 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISM
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) CISA
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SANS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Snort