Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Vulnerability Specialist was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

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

Vulnerability Specialist
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Permanent jobs requiring a Vulnerability Specialist 4 0 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 0.15% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Median annual salary £62,500 - -
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +11.11%

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 2,519 3,949 4,825
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.11% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,773 2,534 3,197
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,150 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Vulnerability Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Specialist in Scotland

Vulnerability Specialist
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Vulnerability Specialist in Scotland

Vulnerability Specialist
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Vulnerability Specialist in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Specialist in Scotland

Vulnerability 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 Vulnerability Specialist within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 January 2021. 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 - 3 £70,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £55,000 -
Vulnerability Specialist
UK

Vulnerability Specialist Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, Vulnerability Specialist job roles required the following IT skills 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 Vulnerability Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (75.00%) CISM
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 3 (75.00%) CEH
1 3 (75.00%) MCITP
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
1 3 (75.00%) Threat Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) Qualys
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (25.00%) GDPR
3 1 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery Management

Vulnerability 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 (75.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) Threat Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (75.00%) CEH
1 3 (75.00%) CISM
1 3 (75.00%) MCITP
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (25.00%) GDPR
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Qualys
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec