Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Security Specialist
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 132 136
Rank change year-on-year -15 +4 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 5 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.18% 0.30% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.31% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 15
Edinburgh median annual salary £60,000 £46,500 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.03% -23.77% +26.42%
10th Percentile £57,500 £35,700 £39,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,625 £68,000
Scotland median annual salary £60,000 £41,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +44.58% -30.83% +33.33%

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 2607 2223 2934
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 95.37% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1463 1879
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 Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Edinburgh

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Security Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (60.00%) OSPF
1 3 (60.00%) BGP
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) CCIE
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (60.00%) F5
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (40.00%) SIEM
2 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) LogRhythm
3 1 (20.00%) QRadar
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Qualys
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management

Security Specialist 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 3 (60.00%) BGP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
1 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (40.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCIE
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) F5
1 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (20.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (20.00%) Qualys
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) Splunk