Security Specialist Jobs in Scotland

Security Specialist
UK > Scotland

The median Security Specialist salary in Scotland is £62,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 18 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
18 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 279 197 252
Rank change year-on-year -82 +55 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 18 14
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 0.044% 0.42% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.47% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2 16 9
10th Percentile £50,250 £52,500 £38,526
25th Percentile £54,375 £55,000 -
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £58,000 £45,607
Median % change year-on-year +7.76% +27.17% -8.79%
75th Percentile £69,375 £58,500 £59,000
90th Percentile £72,750 £60,000 £88,000
UK median annual salary £50,500 £61,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year -18.22% -5.00% -

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies 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.

Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 6,634 3,842 6,038
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 97.00% 89.72% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,931 2,088 3,091
10th Percentile £27,750 £30,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.45% - +15.79%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,313 £68,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £84,056 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Security Specialist in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Scotland

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Specialist in Scotland.

Salary trend for Security Specialist in Scotland

Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Specialist in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Security Specialist in Scotland

Security Specialist
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 Specialist within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 June 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow - 2 £62,500 - 1
Edinburgh +13 1 - - 1
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 June 2024, Security Specialist job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Social Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Register
3 1 (33.33%) Onboarding
3 1 (33.33%) Security Posture
3 1 (33.33%) OAuth
3 1 (33.33%) OpenID
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) SAML
3 1 (33.33%) Salesforce
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) COBIT
3 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (33.33%) OAuth2
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 31000
3 1 (33.33%) NIST 800
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 2 (66.67%) Social Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (33.33%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) OAuth
1 1 (33.33%) OAuth2
1 1 (33.33%) OpenID
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Onboarding
1 1 (33.33%) Security Posture
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (33.33%) Critical Thinking
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Register
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) COBIT
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 31000
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (33.33%) NIST
1 1 (33.33%) NIST 800
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Okta
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce
1 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk