The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 88 98
Rank change year-on-year -11 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 2 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.16% 0.42% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.44% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 3
Median salary £52,500 £27,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +90.90% -38.88%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 1185 1148 1325
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.95% 95.91% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 723 663 833
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,100
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 11 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (81.82%) Splunk
3 8 (72.73%) Linux
4 6 (54.55%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (27.27%) Presales
5 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (27.27%) Cognos Impromptu
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) SIEM
6 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
7 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (9.09%) CISSP
7 1 (9.09%) CISM
7 1 (9.09%) Finance
7 1 (9.09%) Information Security
7 1 (9.09%) Use Case

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (54.55%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (27.27%) Presales
4 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
4 2 (18.18%) SIEM
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CISM
1 1 (9.09%) CISSP
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Splunk
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £125000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago