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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 152 152 170
Rank change year-on-year
0 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 9 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.35% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.37% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 1
Average salary £55,000 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
2834 2973 3227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.55% 95.69% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1850 1899 2108
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
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 12 February 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
(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 +3 5 £55,000 -4.34%
Glasgow - 4 - -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (66.67%) CISSP
2 11 (61.11%) Management Information System
3 9 (50.00%) Network Security
4 7 (38.89%) Information Security
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (33.33%) Banking
5 6 (33.33%) Firewall
6 5 (27.78%) RHCE
6 5 (27.78%) Unix
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
7 4 (22.22%) Retail
7 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
7 4 (22.22%) Degree
8 3 (16.67%) JIRA
8 3 (16.67%) Life Science
8 3 (16.67%) Release Management
8 3 (16.67%) Drupal
8 3 (16.67%) Fault Management
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
8 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
8 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) Apache
1 3 (16.67%) Drupal
1 3 (16.67%) JBoss
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Network Security
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 3 (16.67%) DHCP
4 3 (16.67%) DNS
4 3 (16.67%) InfiniBand
4 3 (16.67%) LDAP
4 3 (16.67%) SNMP
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.56%) Converged Networks
5 1 (5.56%) DSL
5 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.56%) MPLS
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) tcpdump
5 1 (5.56%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Big Data
1 3 (16.67%) MySQL
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Hudson
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
1 3 (16.67%) Trac
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 3 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) LAMP
1 3 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (16.67%) Grid Computing
3 3 (16.67%) Health Informatics
3 3 (16.67%) Informatics
3 3 (16.67%) Life Science
3 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) CESG
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Unix
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 3 (16.67%) CentOS
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Information Security
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Analytics
3 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (16.67%) Data Governance
3 3 (16.67%) Data Management
3 3 (16.67%) Fault Management
3 3 (16.67%) Information Governance
3 3 (16.67%) Low Latency
3 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) Open Source
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 3 (16.67%) Release Management
3 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 3 (16.67%) Java
1 3 (16.67%) Perl
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) CISSP
2 5 (27.78%) RHCE
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) MCSE
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (16.67%) SANS
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) CCSE
5 2 (11.11%) LPIC
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) CEH
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (16.67%) GPFS
1 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Nagios
1 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
1 3 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 3 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Brocade
3 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (16.67%) Dell
3 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 3 (16.67%) Opsware
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) Remedy
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Avaya
4 2 (11.11%) Blue Coat
4 2 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) Fortinet