Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Security Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 184 137
Rank change year-on-year -27 -47 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 17 26 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.51% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.53% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 10 23 73
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,850 £32,500
90th Percentile £49,000 £48,750 £50,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5425 4916 6134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 95.98% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3474 3055 3946
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in Scotland

Security Analyst
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Security Analyst in Scotland

Security Analyst
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Analyst in Scotland

Security Analyst
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -17 11 £40,000 -5.88%
Edinburgh -6 5 £40,000 +100.00% 2
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Security Analyst 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 Scotland region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (52.94%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Security Operations
5 4 (23.53%) SIEM
5 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 4 (23.53%) Information Security
6 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
6 3 (17.65%) CISSP
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
6 3 (17.65%) Python
6 3 (17.65%) Perl
6 3 (17.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (11.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (11.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (11.76%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (11.76%) CSIRT
7 2 (11.76%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (11.76%) Splunk
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.76%) Workflow Development
7 2 (11.76%) Unix
7 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.76%) Workflow

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) tcpdump
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (41.18%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (29.41%) Security Operations
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security
3 4 (23.53%) SIEM
4 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow Development
6 1 (5.88%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) Malware Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Malware Reverse Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Runbook
6 1 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
1 3 (17.65%) Perl
1 3 (17.65%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CISSP
2 2 (11.76%) CISM
3 1 (5.88%) CASP
3 1 (5.88%) CEH
3 1 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) GCIH
3 1 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 1 (5.88%) SANS
3 1 (5.88%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) GDPR
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) CSIRT
1 2 (11.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (11.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Splunk
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.88%) CyberArk
3 1 (5.88%) F5
3 1 (5.88%) ForeScout
3 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat