The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £34,500 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 Specialist
UK / Scotland
Rank 131 160 151
Rank change year-on-year +29 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 1 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.043% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.14% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 6
Median salary £34,500 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.28% -8.69%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +5.00%  

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 Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Scotland

Security Specialist
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend 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 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
West Lothian - 1 £34,500 - 1
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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

1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery

Security Specialist 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Avaya
1 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
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