The median annual salary for a Security Analyst was £40,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 144 89
Rank change year-on-year +11 -55  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Analyst 16 19 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.59% 0.66% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.69% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 61
Median salary £40,500 £40,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,550 £26,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,650 £48,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  

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 2532 2761 2987
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.06% 96.61% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1618 1590 1894
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +8 11 £40,000 -1.23% 2
Edinburgh -2 4 £58,500 +192.50% 2
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 18 (72.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
3 9 (36.00%) SIEM
3 9 (36.00%) Incident Management
4 8 (32.00%) Linux
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco
5 7 (28.00%) Management Information System
5 7 (28.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 6 (24.00%) F5
6 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (24.00%) Banking
6 6 (24.00%) Windows
7 5 (20.00%) Network Security
7 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
8 4 (16.00%) tcpdump
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
8 4 (16.00%) DNS
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.00%) CISSP
8 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (16.00%) Finance
8 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
9 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
9 3 (12.00%) CEH

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 10 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (20.00%) Network Security
4 4 (16.00%) DNS
4 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.00%) tcpdump
4 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (12.00%) LAN
5 3 (12.00%) SSL
5 3 (12.00%) VPN
6 2 (8.00%) DHCP
6 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (8.00%) WAN
7 1 (4.00%) BGP
7 1 (4.00%) OSPF
General
1 6 (24.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) PKI
4 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (4.00%) SCADA
5 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
3 9 (36.00%) Incident Management
3 9 (36.00%) SIEM
4 7 (28.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Actionable Insight
7 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (8.00%) Cryptography
8 2 (8.00%) Data Security
8 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.00%) Workflow
8 2 (8.00%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
1 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) CISSP
2 3 (12.00%) CEH
2 3 (12.00%) CISM
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) CCSE
4 1 (4.00%) GCIH
4 1 (4.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (4.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (4.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) GDPR
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) CSIRT
1 2 (8.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (8.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (4.00%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) F5
3 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (12.00%) Juniper
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) CyberArk
6 1 (4.00%) McAfee
6 1 (4.00%) NetWitness
6 1 (4.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.00%) Splunk
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec
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