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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 151 155 162
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 14 17 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.47% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.50% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 0
Average salary £60,000 £49,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
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
2951 3427 3093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.62% 94.83% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1893 2223 2031
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,650
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 +2 12 £60,000 +22.32%
Stirling - 2 - -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 13 (59.09%) CISSP
2 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 8 (36.36%) Retail
3 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 6 (27.27%) Linux
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) Banking
6 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (18.18%) Degree
6 4 (18.18%) Security Management
6 4 (18.18%) UNIX
6 4 (18.18%) Open Source
6 4 (18.18%) SIEM
6 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.64%) LogRhythm
7 3 (13.64%) Line Management
7 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
7 3 (13.64%) Regular Expression
7 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
7 3 (13.64%) Analytics
7 3 (13.64%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
7 3 (13.64%) POP3
7 3 (13.64%) SMTP
7 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.64%) DNS
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) Red Hat

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (13.64%) IMAP
3 3 (13.64%) POP3
3 3 (13.64%) SMTP
3 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) DNS
4 2 (9.09%) LDAP
General
1 8 (36.36%) Retail
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) XML
1 3 (13.64%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
3 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) UNIX
3 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Security Management
1 4 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
1 4 (18.18%) Open Source
1 4 (18.18%) SIEM
2 3 (13.64%) Analytics
2 3 (13.64%) Line Management
2 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) E-business
3 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (4.55%) People Management
4 1 (4.55%) SDLC
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) CISSP
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) GIAC
3 3 (13.64%) CEH
3 3 (13.64%) SSCP
4 1 (4.55%) CISA
4 1 (4.55%) CISM
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
1 3 (13.64%) Sourcefire
1 3 (13.64%) LogRhythm
2 1 (4.55%) Varonis
2 1 (4.55%) Symantec
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee