Period
to 27 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £50,304 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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

Security Specialist
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 120 - 119
Rank change year-on-year - - +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 2 0 6
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.13% - 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% - 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 4
10th Percentile £46,296 - £34,167
25th Percentile £47,330 - £34,703
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,304 - £41,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -20.39%
75th Percentile £54,527 - £43,875
90th Percentile £56,311 - £44,550
Scotland median annual salary £50,304 £49,000 £41,330
% change year-on-year +2.66% +18.56% -19.75%

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 1,484 952 1,521
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.20% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 945 676 1,098
10th Percentile £31,450 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -1.28%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,375 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Glasgow

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Glasgow

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, Security Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Cyberattack
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) Police
2 1 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Presentation Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Azure
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft 365

Security Specialist 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 1 (50.00%) Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
1 1 (50.00%) Police
1 1 (50.00%) Presentation Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Social Skills
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Cyberattack
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware