Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £45,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 208 202
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 30 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.56% 0.33% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.34% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 21
Scotland median annual salary £45,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.35% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,500 £31,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £51,500 £52,375 £48,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%

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 5,106 5,304 5,082
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 95.81% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3,359 3,382 3,087
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 +4 18 £45,500 +13.75%
Edinburgh +10 9 £45,000 +16.13%
Highlands - 3 £21,000 - 1
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 Scotland region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (63.33%) Information Security
2 13 (43.33%) Finance
3 12 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (33.33%) CISSP
5 7 (23.33%) Banking
6 6 (20.00%) CISM
6 6 (20.00%) Firewall
7 5 (16.67%) CEH
7 5 (16.67%) SIEM
7 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.67%) Decision-Making
8 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (13.33%) Threat Intelligence
8 4 (13.33%) CASP
8 4 (13.33%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
9 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (10.00%) SSCP
9 3 (10.00%) Cybercrime
9 3 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.33%) Ajax
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.33%) CSS
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) jQuery
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Cybercrime
2 3 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (3.33%) Cyberattack
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Information Security
2 12 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (16.67%) Decision-Making
3 5 (16.67%) SIEM
3 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (13.33%) Threat Intelligence
5 3 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (6.67%) Digital Forensics
6 2 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) CISSP
2 6 (20.00%) CISM
3 5 (16.67%) CEH
4 4 (13.33%) CASP
4 4 (13.33%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) SSCP
6 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
6 2 (6.67%) GIAC
7 1 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (3.33%) CISA
7 1 (3.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) COBIT
2 1 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft