The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Analyst
UK / Scotland
Rank 124 134 114
Rank change year-on-year +10 -20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 8 30 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.35% 1.02% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 1.08% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 21
Median salary £46,000 £43,000 £45,850
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.97% -6.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £19,800 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2209 2782 2954
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.96% 94.82% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1364 1809 1832
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +7 6 £46,000 +17.94% 1
Edinburgh +2 2 - -
Security Analyst
UK

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 16 (55.17%) Information Security
2 15 (51.72%) Firewall
2 15 (51.72%) Cisco
3 13 (44.83%) Windows
4 12 (41.38%) Unix
4 12 (41.38%) Security Operations
5 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (34.48%) Data Loss Prevention
5 10 (34.48%) Data Analysis
5 10 (34.48%) SIEM
6 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
7 8 (27.59%) Incident Management
7 8 (27.59%) Wireshark
7 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (27.59%) tcpdump
8 7 (24.14%) Process Improvement
8 7 (24.14%) Network Security
8 7 (24.14%) PKI
8 7 (24.14%) Sourcefire
8 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
8 7 (24.14%) Linux
8 7 (24.14%) DNS
9 6 (20.69%) Palo Alto
10 5 (17.24%) F5
10 5 (17.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (17.24%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (17.24%) Actionable Insight
10 5 (17.24%) SSL
10 5 (17.24%) Juniper

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) Firewall
2 8 (27.59%) tcpdump
2 8 (27.59%) Wireshark
3 7 (24.14%) DNS
3 7 (24.14%) Network Security
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (17.24%) SSL
4 5 (17.24%) VPN
5 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Publishing
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
2 7 (24.14%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Unix
3 7 (24.14%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) AIX
4 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.90%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Information Security
2 12 (41.38%) Security Operations
3 10 (34.48%) Data Analysis
3 10 (34.48%) Data Loss Prevention
3 10 (34.48%) SIEM
4 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (27.59%) Incident Management
5 7 (24.14%) Process Improvement
6 5 (17.24%) Actionable Insight
6 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
6 5 (17.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (6.90%) Forensic Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 1 (3.45%) ITIL
8 1 (3.45%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CISSP
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Cisco
2 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
3 7 (24.14%) Sourcefire
4 6 (20.69%) Palo Alto
5 5 (17.24%) F5
5 5 (17.24%) Juniper
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.45%) HP
7 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.45%) WatchGuard
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
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