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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 61 79 79
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 49 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.28% 1.50% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 1.77% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 9
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £47,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,450 £65,000 £55,200
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
1245 1071 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.39% 84.66% 81.30%
Number of salaries quoted 842 687 705
Average salary £41,500 £47,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.70% +10.58%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 37 (37.00%) Finance
2 32 (32.00%) ITIL
3 29 (29.00%) SQL
4 27 (27.00%) C#
5 25 (25.00%) HTML
5 25 (25.00%) Degree
6 24 (24.00%) PowerShell
6 24 (24.00%) SQL Server
7 21 (21.00%) UNIX
7 21 (21.00%) Windows
7 21 (21.00%) CISSP
8 20 (20.00%) Linux
9 18 (18.00%) Computer Science
9 18 (18.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (17.00%) Banking
10 17 (17.00%) Microsoft
11 16 (16.00%) HTTP
11 16 (16.00%) SharePoint
12 15 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (14.00%) Management Information System
14 13 (13.00%) Security Management
14 13 (13.00%) Incident Management
15 12 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
15 12 (12.00%) FTP
15 12 (12.00%) Dell
16 10 (10.00%) .NET
16 10 (10.00%) CSS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.00%) CMS
3 6 (6.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.00%) Apache
4 4 (4.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.00%) HTTP
2 12 (12.00%) FTP
3 10 (10.00%) Firewall
4 9 (9.00%) Internet
5 8 (8.00%) Wireshark
5 8 (8.00%) tcpdump
5 8 (8.00%) SMTP
5 8 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.00%) HTTPS
6 6 (6.00%) Network Security
7 5 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (4.00%) SSH
8 4 (4.00%) DNS
8 4 (4.00%) LDAP
9 3 (3.00%) LAN
9 3 (3.00%) WAN
9 3 (3.00%) VPN
9 3 (3.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (18.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 12 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.00%) Big Data
4 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) JUnit
1 4 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 37 (37.00%) Finance
2 17 (17.00%) Banking
3 8 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.00%) Law
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (18.00%) Analyst
2 16 (16.00%) Security Manager
3 15 (15.00%) Developer
4 13 (13.00%) Information Manager
5 12 (12.00%) Information Security Manager
5 12 (12.00%) SQL DBA
5 12 (12.00%) DBA
6 10 (10.00%) Support Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Architect
8 6 (6.00%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Security Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Security Specialist
8 6 (6.00%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.00%) IT Support
9 5 (5.00%) IT Security Specialist
9 5 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (5.00%) Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.00%) HTML
2 10 (10.00%) .NET
2 10 (10.00%) CSS
3 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (6.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (5.00%) Regular Expression
4 5 (5.00%) XML
5 4 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (4.00%) Hibernate
5 4 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (4.00%) Spring
5 4 (4.00%) Web Services
5 4 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) Computer Science
2 14 (14.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.00%) CESG
5 1 (1.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.00%) Open Source
5 1 (1.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.00%) UNIX
1 21 (21.00%) Windows
2 20 (20.00%) Linux
3 8 (8.00%) Fedora
3 8 (8.00%) CentOS
3 8 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.00%) ITIL
2 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.00%) Incident Management
3 13 (13.00%) Security Management
4 12 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 10 (10.00%) Fault Management
5 10 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (10.00%) Scrum
6 9 (9.00%) Data Security
7 8 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.00%) Change Management
8 7 (7.00%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.00%) SIEM
9 6 (6.00%) MVC
9 6 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.00%) OO
9 6 (6.00%) Business Continuity
9 6 (6.00%) Web Design
9 6 (6.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.00%) SQL
2 27 (27.00%) C#
3 24 (24.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (8.00%) C++
4 8 (8.00%) Java
4 8 (8.00%) Python
5 6 (6.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.00%) Perl
6 4 (4.00%) PHP
6 4 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (25.00%) Degree
2 21 (21.00%) CISSP
3 10 (10.00%) CEH
4 9 (9.00%) MCP
4 9 (9.00%) CISM
5 6 (6.00%) GIAC
5 6 (6.00%) CISA
6 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.00%) GWAPT
6 4 (4.00%) GPEN
6 4 (4.00%) OSCP
6 4 (4.00%) OSCE
6 4 (4.00%) GCIA
6 4 (4.00%) GSEC
6 4 (4.00%) GCIH
7 3 (3.00%) CCNP
7 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.00%) Postgraduate
9 1 (1.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 17 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.00%) Dell
3 4 (4.00%) Cisco
4 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (3.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.00%) McAfee
6 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
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