The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 92 96
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 1 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.082% 0.34% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.35% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 10
Median salary £60,000 £35,000 £59,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +71.42% -40.92%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00%  

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 1157 1139 1343
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.84% 95.88% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 713 653 843
Median salary £43,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +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 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure 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 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Fortinet