Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Security Specialist
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 208 220
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Specialist 9 8 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.16% 0.15% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 19
Scotland median annual salary £60,000 £41,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.58% -30.83% +33.33%
10th Percentile £46,700 £36,150 £32,650
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,500 £68,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised 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.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5432 4977 6111
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 95.95% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3483 3096 3930
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -21 5 £60,000 +29.03%
Glasgow -10 4 £41,000 -1.20%
Security Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) Time Management
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (33.33%) F5
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) CCIE
2 3 (33.33%) CCNP
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) OSPF
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 1 (11.11%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) QRadar

Security Specialist 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 3 (33.33%) BGP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) Network Security
1 3 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) OpenID
1 1 (11.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Password Management
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCIE
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) QRadar
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
1 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) F5
1 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (11.11%) ArcSight
2 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
2 1 (11.11%) Qualys
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
2 1 (11.11%) Splunk