The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 98 98 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 8 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.67% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.79% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 0
Average salary £55,000 £36,895 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.07% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Information Assurance
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1316 1270 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.68% 85.58% 85.15%
Number of salaries quoted 840 842 647
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Edinburgh region.

Information Assurance Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Assurance.

1 24 (77.42%) Finance
2 16 (51.61%) Software Testing
2 16 (51.61%) Security Testing
3 15 (48.39%) ISEB
4 14 (45.16%) CISSP
4 14 (45.16%) ISTQB
5 13 (41.94%) Banking
5 13 (41.94%) Cyber Security
6 12 (38.71%) FATCA
7 11 (35.48%) Mobile Payment
7 11 (35.48%) SCADA
7 11 (35.48%) Data Protection
7 11 (35.48%) PCI DSS
7 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
7 11 (35.48%) Cryptography
7 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
7 11 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (35.48%) COBIT
7 11 (35.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (35.48%) ITIL
7 11 (35.48%) CISA
7 11 (35.48%) CISM
7 11 (35.48%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (35.48%) Information Security
8 8 (25.81%) SQL
8 8 (25.81%) Degree
8 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (19.35%) MBA
9 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) LAN
1 6 (19.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (77.42%) Finance
2 13 (41.94%) Banking
3 11 (35.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Consultant
2 9 (29.03%) Security Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Information Security Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Cyber Security Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Cyber Security Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Test Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Information Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Information Security Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Information Security Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Security Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Security Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.68%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) IT Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Junior
6 2 (6.45%) Junior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Cryptography
1 11 (35.48%) SCADA
1 11 (35.48%) Mobile Payment
2 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
3 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) UNIX
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Software Testing
1 16 (51.61%) Security Testing
2 13 (41.94%) Cyber Security
3 11 (35.48%) Data Protection
3 11 (35.48%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (35.48%) Information Security
3 11 (35.48%) ITIL
4 6 (19.35%) Benchmarking
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 5 (16.13%) Security Management
5 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
5 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity
5 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity Management
5 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
5 5 (16.13%) Coaching
6 1 (3.23%) V-Model
6 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.23%) Analytics
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) ISEB
2 14 (45.16%) CISSP
2 14 (45.16%) ISTQB
3 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
3 11 (35.48%) CISA
3 11 (35.48%) CISM
4 8 (25.81%) Degree
5 6 (19.35%) MBA
6 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) FATCA
2 11 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (35.48%) COBIT
2 11 (35.48%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle