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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 112 103 84
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 2 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.13% 0.14% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.17% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 7
Average salary - £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £53,100 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -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
1284 1159 1013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.81% 82.08% 81.10%
Number of salaries quoted 847 740 698
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 21 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 21 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%) Internet
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Internal Account Manager
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Account Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Network Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Account Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Officer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Officer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior 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%) Software Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) V-Model
2 4 (33.33%) Business Development
2 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Workflow
2 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) B2B
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%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
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%) CheckPoint
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
1 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds