Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £28,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 128 144
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 8 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.30% 0.34% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.36% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 9
Edinburgh median annual salary £28,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £35,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £45,000 £52,500
Scotland median annual salary £34,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -30.50% - -28.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2599 2224 2912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.37% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1589 1464 1864
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Edinburgh

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Edinburgh

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Edinburgh

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Security Engineer 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 Edinburgh region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) SIEM
1 8 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) CISSP
3 6 (75.00%) Use Case
4 5 (62.50%) Data Analytics
4 5 (62.50%) Analytics
4 5 (62.50%) Degree
4 5 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (62.50%) Security+ Certification
4 5 (62.50%) CEH
4 5 (62.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (62.50%) CompTIA Security+
4 5 (62.50%) Threat Intelligence
4 5 (62.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (12.50%) Splunk
6 1 (12.50%) ArcSight
6 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
6 1 (12.50%) Perl
6 1 (12.50%) Python
6 1 (12.50%) CISM
6 1 (12.50%) Firewall
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) QRadar

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (100.00%) Security Operations
1 8 (100.00%) SIEM
2 6 (75.00%) Use Case
3 5 (62.50%) Analytics
3 5 (62.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 5 (62.50%) Data Analytics
3 5 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (62.50%) Threat Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) CEH
2 5 (62.50%) CompTIA Security+
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CISM
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) ArcSight
1 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
1 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
1 1 (12.50%) Splunk