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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 54 57 75
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 59 50 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.71% 3.34% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 3.95% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 13
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £51,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -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
1406 1266 1034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.43% 84.57% 86.24%
Number of salaries quoted 892 839 641
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 56 (54.90%) CISSP
2 49 (48.04%) Finance
3 44 (43.14%) Banking
4 38 (37.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (35.29%) Degree
6 35 (34.31%) Retail
7 29 (28.43%) CISM
8 28 (27.45%) CISA
8 28 (27.45%) ITIL
9 27 (26.47%) Windows
10 26 (25.49%) Security Management
10 26 (25.49%) Cyber Security
11 25 (24.51%) Risk Management
11 25 (24.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (21.57%) Risk Assessment
12 22 (21.57%) Management Information System
13 18 (17.65%) PCI DSS
14 17 (16.67%) CISMP
15 16 (15.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 14 (13.73%) COBIT
16 14 (13.73%) Business Continuity
17 13 (12.75%) Legal
17 13 (12.75%) UNIX
18 12 (11.76%) Oracle
18 12 (11.76%) Symantec
18 12 (11.76%) Project Management
18 12 (11.76%) Splunk
18 12 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (10.78%) Mentoring
19 11 (10.78%) SQL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (5.88%) IIS
2 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (7.84%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) SAN
1 6 (5.88%) Internet
1 6 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (5.88%) Network Security
2 4 (3.92%) Firewall
2 4 (3.92%) Intranet
3 3 (2.94%) LAN
3 3 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 6 (5.88%) DB2
2 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.98%) Big Data
General
1 49 (48.04%) Finance
2 44 (43.14%) Banking
3 35 (34.31%) Retail
4 13 (12.75%) Legal
5 11 (10.78%) Telecoms
6 10 (9.80%) Corporate Banking
7 8 (7.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (38.24%) Analyst
2 32 (31.37%) Security Analyst
3 27 (26.47%) Information Analyst
3 27 (26.47%) Information Security Analyst
4 9 (8.82%) Security Manager
5 8 (7.84%) Security Advisor
6 7 (6.86%) Information Security Manager
6 7 (6.86%) Information Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Database Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Database Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Security Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Information Security Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Technical Manager
10 3 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) .NET
2 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.96%) CSS
2 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.98%) OpenID
3 1 (0.98%) OAuth
3 1 (0.98%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.57%) Management Information System
2 12 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.80%) Cryptography
4 8 (7.84%) SCADA
4 8 (7.84%) Mobile Payment
5 7 (6.86%) SWIFT
6 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.96%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.96%) PKI
9 1 (0.98%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.98%) Replication
9 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Windows
2 13 (12.75%) UNIX
3 11 (10.78%) Linux
4 2 (1.96%) AIX
5 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.45%) ITIL
2 26 (25.49%) Security Management
2 26 (25.49%) Cyber Security
3 25 (24.51%) Risk Management
3 25 (24.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (21.57%) Risk Assessment
5 16 (15.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 14 (13.73%) Business Continuity
7 12 (11.76%) Project Management
8 11 (10.78%) Mentoring
9 10 (9.80%) Data Protection
10 9 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (8.82%) Computer Security
10 9 (8.82%) Database Security
10 9 (8.82%) Service Management
11 8 (7.84%) Identity Management
11 8 (7.84%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (7.84%) Incident Management
11 8 (7.84%) Information Assurance
11 8 (7.84%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.78%) SQL
2 6 (5.88%) Java
2 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.96%) C#
3 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (54.90%) CISSP
2 36 (35.29%) Degree
3 29 (28.43%) CISM
4 28 (27.45%) CISA
5 17 (16.67%) CISMP
6 8 (7.84%) Security Cleared
6 8 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.94%) MBA
8 2 (1.96%) GIAC
8 2 (1.96%) ISEB
8 2 (1.96%) CEH
9 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.98%) ISACA
9 1 (0.98%) HND
9 1 (0.98%) SSCP
9 1 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (37.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (17.65%) PCI DSS
3 14 (13.73%) COBIT
4 7 (6.86%) SLA
5 3 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.94%) HIPAA
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.90%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (6.86%) Nagios
2 5 (4.90%) Puppet
2 5 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (11.76%) Oracle
1 12 (11.76%) Symantec
1 12 (11.76%) Splunk
2 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.86%) Sophos
3 7 (6.86%) Websense
3 7 (6.86%) VMware
4 6 (5.88%) IBM
4 6 (5.88%) McAfee
5 5 (4.90%) IronPort
6 3 (2.94%) F5
7 1 (0.98%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.98%) HP
7 1 (0.98%) Computacenter
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