The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 64 81 62
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 31 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.27% 1.63% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 1.96% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24 8 19
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,250 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Information Security
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
1149 1125 957
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.30% 83.46% 82.50%
Number of salaries quoted 745 738 616
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Information Security
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Information Security 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 Security.

1 45 (56.96%) Finance
2 27 (34.18%) CISSP
3 25 (31.65%) Degree
4 21 (26.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (24.05%) Linux
6 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
7 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
8 14 (17.72%) Windows
8 14 (17.72%) ITIL
9 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
10 12 (15.19%) GIAC
10 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
11 11 (13.92%) PCI DSS
11 11 (13.92%) SIEM
11 11 (13.92%) Analytics
11 11 (13.92%) Management Information System
11 11 (13.92%) XML
12 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
12 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
12 10 (12.66%) HTTP
12 10 (12.66%) Security Management
12 10 (12.66%) Firewall
12 10 (12.66%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (12.66%) Regular Expression
13 9 (11.39%) CEH
13 9 (11.39%) Scrum
13 9 (11.39%) Dell
13 9 (11.39%) UNIX
13 9 (11.39%) CSS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Information Security 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 Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) CMS
3 3 (3.80%) Apache
3 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) HTTP
1 10 (12.66%) Firewall
1 10 (12.66%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (7.59%) Wireshark
2 6 (7.59%) tcpdump
3 4 (5.06%) Network Security
3 4 (5.06%) FTP
3 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.06%) Internet
4 3 (3.80%) SSH
4 3 (3.80%) LDAP
5 1 (1.27%) DNS
5 1 (1.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.27%) LAN
5 1 (1.27%) WAN
5 1 (1.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.80%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Subversion
1 3 (3.80%) JUnit
General
1 45 (56.96%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Law
3 5 (6.33%) Marketing
4 4 (5.06%) Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Security Manager
2 15 (18.99%) Information Manager
3 14 (17.72%) Information Security Manager
3 14 (17.72%) Analyst
4 12 (15.19%) Developer
5 8 (10.13%) Security Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Information Security Officer
6 6 (7.59%) Security Officer
6 6 (7.59%) Change Manager
6 6 (7.59%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Incident Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.06%) IT Support
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Applications Manager
8 4 (5.06%) IT Security Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Security Specialist
8 4 (5.06%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) XML
2 10 (12.66%) Regular Expression
3 9 (11.39%) CSS
3 9 (11.39%) HTML
4 6 (7.59%) .NET Framework
4 6 (7.59%) jQuery
4 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (7.59%) .NET
4 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.80%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.80%) Spring
5 3 (3.80%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (3.80%) Web Services
5 3 (3.80%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.80%) Raphaël
5 3 (3.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (3.80%) CSS3
5 3 (3.80%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.80%) HTML5
5 3 (3.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
2 11 (13.92%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.86%) Visualisation
3 7 (8.86%) Open Source
3 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.05%) Linux
2 14 (17.72%) Windows
3 9 (11.39%) UNIX
4 6 (7.59%) CentOS
4 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.59%) Fedora
5 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
2 14 (17.72%) ITIL
3 11 (13.92%) SIEM
3 11 (13.92%) Analytics
4 10 (12.66%) Security Management
5 9 (11.39%) Scrum
6 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.13%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (8.86%) Change Management
7 7 (8.86%) Business Continuity
7 7 (8.86%) Investment Management
7 7 (8.86%) Supplier Management
8 6 (7.59%) Web Development
8 6 (7.59%) Data Protection
8 6 (7.59%) Web Application Development
8 6 (7.59%) OO
8 6 (7.59%) Web Design
8 6 (7.59%) MVC
8 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) C#
1 9 (11.39%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) Python
2 6 (7.59%) T-SQL
2 6 (7.59%) C++
2 6 (7.59%) Java
2 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.80%) C
4 3 (3.80%) Perl
4 3 (3.80%) PHP
4 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (34.18%) CISSP
2 25 (31.65%) Degree
3 12 (15.19%) GIAC
4 9 (11.39%) CEH
5 8 (10.13%) CISM
6 7 (8.86%) SSCP
7 4 (5.06%) MCP
8 3 (3.80%) GCIA
8 3 (3.80%) GSEC
8 3 (3.80%) GCIH
8 3 (3.80%) ISEB
8 3 (3.80%) GWAPT
8 3 (3.80%) GPEN
8 3 (3.80%) OSCP
8 3 (3.80%) OSCE
9 2 (2.53%) CISA
9 2 (2.53%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.27%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (13.92%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.06%) COBIT
4 3 (3.80%) QA
5 2 (2.53%) SLA
6 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Snort
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.39%) Dell
3 7 (8.86%) Cisco
3 7 (8.86%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.80%) Remedy
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