Period
to 31 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

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

Security Analyst
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 74 114
Rank change year-on-year -21 +40 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 11 11 16
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.78% 1.20% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.26% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 6
10th Percentile £35,000 " £29,875
25th Percentile £36,563 £19,750 £34,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £40,000 £38,875
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.89% -15.49%
75th Percentile £51,250 £43,750 £42,931
90th Percentile £53,750 £44,500 £52,725
Scotland median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -26.32% +4.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,311 872 1,819
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.45% 94.99% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 900 596 1,291
10th Percentile £31,950 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,100 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% - -1.10%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings that featured Security Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in Glasgow

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Analyst in Glasgow.

Salary trend for Security Analyst in Glasgow

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Analyst in Glasgow over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in Glasgow

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, Security Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Glasgow region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (45.45%) SIEM
2 5 (45.45%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Social Skills
3 4 (36.36%) NIST
3 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (36.36%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (27.27%) Tech Ops
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (27.27%) Nexpose
4 3 (27.27%) Security Operations
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Splunk
4 3 (27.27%) Information Security Governance
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (27.27%) Qualys
4 3 (27.27%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) ICMP
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) IPv4
4 3 (27.27%) Public Sector
5 2 (18.18%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (9.09%) AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) ICMP
1 3 (27.27%) IPv4
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (45.45%) Social Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Public Sector
3 2 (18.18%) Influencing Skills
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (45.45%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) SIEM
3 4 (36.36%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Information Security Governance
4 3 (27.27%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Security Operations
4 3 (27.27%) Tech Ops
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (18.18%) Critical Thinking
5 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (18.18%) Security Management
6 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) CISA
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) CRISC
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (36.36%) NIST
2 2 (18.18%) COBIT
2 2 (18.18%) NIST 800
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Nexpose
2 1 (9.09%) QRadar
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Qualys
1 3 (27.27%) Splunk
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) BeyondTrust
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) CyberArk
3 1 (9.09%) Cybereason
3 1 (9.09%) ForeScout
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) Thycotic