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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 70 68 81
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 27 32 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.12% 2.31% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.66% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 13 25 7
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £40,100 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £70,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
1151 1204 1220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 90.35% 86.93% 86.22%
Number of salaries quoted 775 752 803
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 2016.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 42 (64.62%) Finance
2 34 (52.31%) CISSP
3 28 (43.08%) Risk Management
4 27 (41.54%) Banking
4 27 (41.54%) Degree
5 26 (40.00%) Management Information System
6 22 (33.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (30.77%) Security Management
7 20 (30.77%) CISM
8 16 (24.62%) CISA
8 16 (24.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (24.62%) Retail
9 15 (23.08%) Project Management
10 14 (21.54%) Security Operations
11 13 (20.00%) Legal
12 12 (18.46%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (18.46%) ITIL
13 11 (16.92%) PCI DSS
14 10 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
14 10 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (15.38%) Analytics
14 10 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (15.38%) Incident Management
14 10 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (13.85%) Service Management
15 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
16 8 (12.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 8 (12.31%) Vulnerability Management
16 8 (12.31%) SIEM

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (6.15%) IIS
2 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.08%) SAS
4 1 (1.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (6.15%) Network Security
2 3 (4.62%) Firewall
2 3 (4.62%) SAN
2 3 (4.62%) VoIP
2 3 (4.62%) WAN
3 2 (3.08%) Intranet
4 1 (1.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.62%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.54%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.54%) JUnit
2 1 (1.54%) Selenium
2 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 42 (64.62%) Finance
2 27 (41.54%) Banking
3 16 (24.62%) Retail
4 13 (20.00%) Legal
5 10 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
6 8 (12.31%) Telecoms
7 4 (6.15%) Law
8 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Analyst
2 15 (23.08%) Security Manager
3 12 (18.46%) Information Manager
4 11 (16.92%) Security Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Information Security Manager
5 9 (13.85%) IT Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) IT Security Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) CISSP Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Associate Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Associate Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Developer
8 4 (6.15%) IT Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) IT Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) IT Operations Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) IT Security Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
1 3 (4.62%) CSS
1 3 (4.62%) CSS3
1 3 (4.62%) HTML
1 3 (4.62%) HTML5
1 3 (4.62%) jQuery
2 2 (3.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (3.08%) D3.js
2 2 (3.08%) Raphaël
3 1 (1.54%) CGI
3 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.54%) Java EE
3 1 (1.54%) JPA
3 1 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
3 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.15%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (4.62%) Cryptography
6 3 (4.62%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (4.62%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (3.08%) Credit Risk
7 2 (3.08%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (3.08%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (3.08%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (3.08%) PKI
7 2 (3.08%) Statistics
7 2 (3.08%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.54%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Linux
1 2 (3.08%) Unix
2 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) Risk Management
2 20 (30.77%) Security Management
3 16 (24.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (23.08%) Project Management
5 14 (21.54%) Security Operations
6 12 (18.46%) ITIL
6 12 (18.46%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (15.38%) Analytics
7 10 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 10 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (13.85%) Service Management
9 8 (12.31%) Digital Forensics
9 8 (12.31%) SIEM
9 8 (12.31%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (12.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (10.77%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (9.23%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.08%) C#
3 1 (1.54%) Java
3 1 (1.54%) Perl
3 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (52.31%) CISSP
2 27 (41.54%) Degree
3 20 (30.77%) CISM
4 16 (24.62%) CISA
5 10 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (6.15%) CRISC
6 4 (6.15%) IISP
7 2 (3.08%) ISEB
8 1 (1.54%) CEH
8 1 (1.54%) GIAC
8 1 (1.54%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (33.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (16.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.08%) Basel II
3 2 (3.08%) COBIT
3 2 (3.08%) ISO27002
3 2 (3.08%) SLA
4 1 (1.54%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Backup Exec
1 3 (4.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) IBM
2 6 (9.23%) Splunk
3 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.15%) ArcSight
5 3 (4.62%) Cisco
5 3 (4.62%) NetApp
5 3 (4.62%) Symantec
5 3 (4.62%) VMware
6 2 (3.08%) Cognos
6 2 (3.08%) Imperva
7 1 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) SAP
7 1 (1.54%) Sybase
7 1 (1.54%) Tripwire
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £48000.00 - £51000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago