The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Security Engineer
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 129 152
Rank change year-on-year -23 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 5 33 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 1.15% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 1.19% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 12
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -13.04%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 2552 2769 2967
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.03% 96.62% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1640 1596 1883
Median salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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
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 27 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 -18 3 - - 2
Edinburgh -7 2 £52,500 +90.90% 2
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (46.15%) Splunk
4 8 (30.77%) Perl
5 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
5 7 (26.92%) Finance
6 6 (23.08%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (23.08%) SIEM
6 6 (23.08%) Firewall
6 6 (23.08%) Symantec
6 6 (23.08%) SQL
7 5 (19.23%) Kerberos
7 5 (19.23%) DNS
7 5 (19.23%) Information Security
7 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
7 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
8 4 (15.38%) Analytics
8 4 (15.38%) LDAP
8 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 4 (15.38%) Unix
9 3 (11.54%) HTML
9 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 3 (11.54%) Oracle
9 3 (11.54%) VBScript
9 3 (11.54%) Cognos Impromptu
9 3 (11.54%) Python
9 3 (11.54%) CISSP
9 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.54%) VMware

Security Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) CICS
1 2 (7.69%) MQSeries
1 2 (7.69%) SAS
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) Kerberos
3 4 (15.38%) LDAP
4 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
5 2 (7.69%) DHCP
5 2 (7.69%) Network Security
5 2 (7.69%) SSH
5 2 (7.69%) SSL
6 1 (3.85%) Broadband
6 1 (3.85%) IMAP
6 1 (3.85%) MPLS
6 1 (3.85%) POP3
6 1 (3.85%) PPTP
6 1 (3.85%) SMTP
6 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.85%) VoIP
6 1 (3.85%) VPN
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Cognos Impromptu
3 2 (7.69%) DB2
4 1 (3.85%) MySQL
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Publishing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) ISPF
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) zOS
5 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (23.08%) Security Monitoring
2 6 (23.08%) SIEM
3 5 (19.23%) Information Security
4 4 (15.38%) Analytics
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) BCP
5 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
5 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (11.54%) Presales
5 3 (11.54%) Web Development
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) People Management
6 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.69%) Security Management
6 2 (7.69%) Security Operations
6 2 (7.69%) Time Management
7 1 (3.85%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (3.85%) Forensic Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Perl
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
3 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) VBScript
5 2 (7.69%) Assembly Language
5 2 (7.69%) CLIST
5 2 (7.69%) JCL
5 2 (7.69%) REXX
5 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CISSP
2 1 (3.85%) CCDE
2 1 (3.85%) CCIE
2 1 (3.85%) CCIE Service Provider
2 1 (3.85%) CEH
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CISM
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SANS
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (7.69%) RACF
3 2 (7.69%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) zSecure
2 1 (3.85%) Nessus
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Splunk
2 6 (23.08%) Symantec
3 3 (11.54%) Forcepoint
3 3 (11.54%) McAfee
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) CA
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Sybase
5 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) LogRhythm
5 1 (3.85%) Qualys
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