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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 109 96 83
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 2 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.13% 0.14% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.17% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 5
Average salary - £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
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
1279 1164 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.27% 81.80% 80.59%
Number of salaries quoted 853 740 666
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,450
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014, 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 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) V-Model
2 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (33.33%) Business Development
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 4 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (33.33%) Workflow
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) B2B
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) LAN

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Account Manager
1 4 (33.33%) Internal Account Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Network Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Account Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Officer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Officer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Business Development
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) V-Model
2 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (33.33%) B2B
2 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Workflow
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
1 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds