Period
to 2 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

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

Security Engineer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 64 123
Rank change year-on-year -28 +59 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 14 21 9
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.01% 2.29% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 2.41% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 8
10th Percentile £31,375 £41,250 £27,050
25th Percentile £33,438 " £27,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £45,000 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.44% +13.92% -16.84%
75th Percentile £58,750 " £41,000
90th Percentile £63,625 " £47,450
Scotland median annual salary £51,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +14.44% +3.45% +6.75%

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 1,286 872 1,832
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.32% 94.99% 97.29%
Number of salaries quoted 893 596 1,298
10th Percentile £31,300 £31,250 £30,070
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,200 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.67% - -1.10%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,375
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Glasgow

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Glasgow

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Engineer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, Security Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Azure
2 6 (42.86%) Security Operations
3 5 (35.71%) Network Security
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Python
4 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
4 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 4 (28.57%) SIEM
4 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
4 4 (28.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) DevSecOps
5 3 (21.43%) Public Sector
5 3 (21.43%) Presales
5 3 (21.43%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (21.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (21.43%) LogRhythm
5 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (21.43%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (21.43%) AWS
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management

Security Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Azure
2 3 (21.43%) AWS
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) DMZ
5 1 (7.14%) FTP
5 1 (7.14%) HTTP
5 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) SMS
5 1 (7.14%) SSL
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Public Sector
3 2 (14.29%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Social Skills
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (14.29%) CCTV
2 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Cyberattack
3 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Security Operations
2 4 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) SIEM
2 4 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
2 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (21.43%) DevSecOps
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 3 (21.43%) Presales
3 3 (21.43%) Re-Platforming
3 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) DNA
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (7.14%) GDPR
2 1 (7.14%) NIST
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) LogRhythm
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) TippingPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Zscaler