The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 86 92 101
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 9 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.80% 0.15% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.16% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 1
Median salary £30,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.85% +5.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1075 1240 1292
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.47% 93.37% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 693 828 782
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 13 (92.86%) Splunk
2 9 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (42.86%) Security Monitoring
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Network Security
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) Juniper
5 4 (28.57%) Security Operations
5 4 (28.57%) SIEM
6 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (21.43%) Presales
6 3 (21.43%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (7.14%) Time Management
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 1 (7.14%) Banking
7 1 (7.14%) Retail
7 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
7 1 (7.14%) CCSE
7 1 (7.14%) LAN
7 1 (7.14%) DNS
7 1 (7.14%) CCIE
7 1 (7.14%) CCNP
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 1 (7.14%) OSPF
7 1 (7.14%) BGP
7 1 (7.14%) Firewall

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (35.71%) Network Security
2 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) BGP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (42.86%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (28.57%) Security Operations
3 4 (28.57%) SIEM
4 3 (21.43%) Presales
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCIE
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) CCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Splunk
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago