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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 61 58 80
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 45 51 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.03% 3.42% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 3.99% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 24 35 10
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £60,300 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
1320 1279 1070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 89.01% 85.67% 86.01%
Number of salaries quoted 845 842 663
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 5 August 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 58 (54.72%) CISSP
2 47 (44.34%) Finance
3 45 (42.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (39.62%) Banking
5 35 (33.02%) Cyber Security
6 32 (30.19%) Degree
7 31 (29.25%) Windows
8 28 (26.42%) Risk Assessment
9 27 (25.47%) Retail
10 26 (24.53%) ITIL
11 25 (23.58%) CISM
12 24 (22.64%) CISA
13 21 (19.81%) CISMP
14 20 (18.87%) PCI DSS
15 19 (17.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (16.98%) Risk Management
16 18 (16.98%) Security Management
17 17 (16.04%) UNIX
17 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (15.09%) COBIT
18 16 (15.09%) Oracle
18 16 (15.09%) Project Management
18 16 (15.09%) Business Continuity
19 15 (14.15%) Data Protection
20 14 (13.21%) Management Information System
21 13 (12.26%) SQL
21 13 (12.26%) Linux
21 13 (12.26%) Mentoring
22 12 (11.32%) Splunk
22 12 (11.32%) Symantec

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 6 (5.66%) IIS
2 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) Intranet
2 10 (9.43%) Internet
3 6 (5.66%) SAN
3 6 (5.66%) Network Security
4 5 (4.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.72%) LAN
4 5 (4.72%) WLAN
5 2 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
1 6 (5.66%) DB2
2 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.94%) Big Data
General
1 47 (44.34%) Finance
2 42 (39.62%) Banking
3 27 (25.47%) Retail
4 12 (11.32%) Telecoms
5 10 (9.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.83%) Law
6 3 (2.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (37.74%) Analyst
2 35 (33.02%) Security Analyst
3 31 (29.25%) Information Analyst
3 31 (29.25%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (9.43%) Information Manager
5 9 (8.49%) Security Manager
6 8 (7.55%) Information Security Manager
7 7 (6.60%) Senior Manager
7 7 (6.60%) Security Advisor
8 6 (5.66%) Senior Security Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Database Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Senior Database Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Information Security Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Security Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.49%) .NET
2 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.89%) CSS
2 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.94%) OpenID
3 1 (0.94%) OAuth
3 1 (0.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.21%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.43%) Cryptography
3 10 (9.43%) SCADA
3 10 (9.43%) Mobile Payment
4 7 (6.60%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.60%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.94%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (29.25%) Windows
2 17 (16.04%) UNIX
3 13 (12.26%) Linux
4 2 (1.89%) AIX
5 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.02%) Cyber Security
2 28 (26.42%) Risk Assessment
3 26 (24.53%) ITIL
4 19 (17.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (16.98%) Security Management
5 18 (16.98%) Risk Management
6 16 (15.09%) Business Continuity
6 16 (15.09%) Project Management
7 15 (14.15%) Data Protection
8 13 (12.26%) Mentoring
9 11 (10.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (9.43%) Business Analysis
10 10 (9.43%) Information Assurance
10 10 (9.43%) Test Scripting
11 9 (8.49%) Database Security
12 8 (7.55%) Computer Security
12 8 (7.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 6 (5.66%) BCP
13 6 (5.66%) Business Continuity Management
14 5 (4.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.26%) SQL
2 6 (5.66%) Java
2 6 (5.66%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.89%) C#
3 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (54.72%) CISSP
2 32 (30.19%) Degree
3 25 (23.58%) CISM
4 24 (22.64%) CISA
5 21 (19.81%) CISMP
6 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.72%) MBA
8 2 (1.89%) GIAC
8 2 (1.89%) ISEB
8 2 (1.89%) CEH
9 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.94%) ISACA
9 1 (0.94%) HND
9 1 (0.94%) SSCP
9 1 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (42.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (18.87%) PCI DSS
3 16 (15.09%) COBIT
4 7 (6.60%) SLA
5 3 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.83%) HIPAA
System Software
1 10 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.72%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) Nagios
2 5 (4.72%) Puppet
2 5 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (15.09%) Oracle
2 12 (11.32%) Symantec
2 12 (11.32%) Splunk
3 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.60%) Sophos
4 7 (6.60%) Websense
4 7 (6.60%) VMware
5 6 (5.66%) McAfee
6 5 (4.72%) IronPort
7 3 (2.83%) F5
8 2 (1.89%) SAP
9 1 (0.94%) HP
9 1 (0.94%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.94%) Remedy
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