The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £30,000 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 Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 111 147 156
Rank change year-on-year +36 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 21 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.91% 0.58% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.61% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 3
Median salary £30,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -47.82% +27.77%  
UK excluding London median salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11%  

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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Scotland

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Scotland

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Scotland

Security Engineer
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 Engineer 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 +18 12 £40,500 -31.06% 1
Edinburgh +14 9 £30,000 -42.85% 1
Security Engineer
UK

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Security Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Splunk
3 16 (36.36%) Firewall
3 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 14 (31.82%) DNS
5 12 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (25.00%) Finance
6 11 (25.00%) Linux
6 11 (25.00%) VBScript
6 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (22.73%) DHCP
7 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
7 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
7 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (22.73%) vSphere
8 9 (20.45%) SIEM
8 9 (20.45%) Network Security
8 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (20.45%) VMware
8 9 (20.45%) SQL
8 9 (20.45%) IIS
9 8 (18.18%) Unix
9 8 (18.18%) Perl
9 8 (18.18%) Cisco
10 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
10 7 (15.91%) MS Office
11 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 6 (13.64%) Mainframe
11 6 (13.64%) Symantec

Security Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (20.45%) IIS
2 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
3 5 (11.36%) MQSeries
3 5 (11.36%) SAS
4 2 (4.55%) CICS
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.91%) MS Office
3 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (36.36%) Firewall
2 14 (31.82%) DNS
3 10 (22.73%) DHCP
4 9 (20.45%) Network Security
5 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 5 (11.36%) Kerberos
6 5 (11.36%) LDAP
7 3 (6.82%) Wireshark
8 2 (4.55%) LAN
8 2 (4.55%) SSH
8 2 (4.55%) SSL
9 1 (2.27%) BGP
9 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.27%) Internet
9 1 (2.27%) OSPF
9 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) DB2
2 3 (6.82%) Cognos Impromptu
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Back Office
4 3 (6.82%) Publishing
5 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) ISPF
1 5 (11.36%) Middleware
2 3 (6.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.82%) Cyber Attack
2 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.55%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Linux
3 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (18.18%) Unix
5 5 (11.36%) zOS
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (20.45%) SIEM
3 6 (13.64%) Security Monitoring
4 5 (11.36%) ITIL
4 5 (11.36%) Time Management
5 4 (9.09%) Information Security
5 4 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 4 (9.09%) Security Management
5 4 (9.09%) Security Operations
6 3 (6.82%) Analytics
6 3 (6.82%) BCP
6 3 (6.82%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.82%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (6.82%) Forensic Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) Presales
6 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.82%) Web Development
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) VBScript
2 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 9 (20.45%) SQL
4 8 (18.18%) Perl
5 5 (11.36%) Assembly Language
5 5 (11.36%) CLIST
5 5 (11.36%) JCL
5 5 (11.36%) REXX
5 5 (11.36%) VB
6 4 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.82%) Python
8 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) CCIE
1 1 (2.27%) CCNP
1 1 (2.27%) CCSE
1 1 (2.27%) CEH
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.27%) CISSP
1 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.27%) MCSE
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) vSphere
3 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.64%) ISA Server
5 5 (11.36%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 5 (11.36%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (4.55%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.55%) zSecure
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) MOM
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Splunk
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.45%) VMware
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco
5 6 (13.64%) Juniper
5 6 (13.64%) Symantec
6 5 (11.36%) CA
6 5 (11.36%) Sybase
7 4 (9.09%) Intel Security
8 3 (6.82%) Forcepoint
8 3 (6.82%) Oracle
9 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.55%) IBM
10 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.27%) Dell
10 1 (2.27%) F5
10 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.27%) Sourcefire
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