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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 48 59 79
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +20
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 45 54 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.34% 3.34% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 3.88% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 20 43 7
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -9.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,900 £35,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,150 £60,000 £79,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -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
1171 1393 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 86.87% 86.25% 81.04%
Number of salaries quoted 704 907 524
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 May 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 52 (61.90%) Finance
2 47 (55.95%) CISSP
3 44 (52.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (36.90%) Cyber Security
5 26 (30.95%) ITIL
6 24 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
6 24 (28.57%) Degree
7 23 (27.38%) Risk Management
7 23 (27.38%) Banking
8 22 (26.19%) CISA
8 22 (26.19%) PCI DSS
9 20 (23.81%) CISM
10 18 (21.43%) Project Management
11 16 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (19.05%) Windows
12 15 (17.86%) Data Protection
12 15 (17.86%) COBIT
13 14 (16.67%) Security Management
13 14 (16.67%) Retail
14 13 (15.48%) Business Continuity
15 12 (14.29%) Management Information System
16 11 (13.10%) Disaster Recovery
16 11 (13.10%) Intranet
16 11 (13.10%) Linux
17 10 (11.90%) Internet
17 10 (11.90%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
17 10 (11.90%) Business Analysis
17 10 (11.90%) Cryptography
17 10 (11.90%) SCADA

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3 (3.57%) IIS
2 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) Intranet
2 10 (11.90%) Internet
3 7 (8.33%) LAN
4 6 (7.14%) WLAN
5 3 (3.57%) SAN
6 2 (2.38%) Firewall
6 2 (2.38%) Network Security
7 1 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.19%) WAN
7 1 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.19%) Big Data
3 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
General
1 52 (61.90%) Finance
2 23 (27.38%) Banking
3 14 (16.67%) Retail
4 10 (11.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.76%) Law
6 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (21.43%) Information Manager
2 17 (20.24%) Security Manager
3 16 (19.05%) Information Security Manager
4 14 (16.67%) Analyst
5 13 (15.48%) Security Analyst
5 13 (15.48%) Information Security Analyst
5 13 (15.48%) Information Analyst
6 10 (11.90%) Senior Manager
7 8 (9.52%) Consultant
7 8 (9.52%) Information Security Officer
7 8 (9.52%) Information Security Consultant
7 8 (9.52%) Security Consultant
7 8 (9.52%) Security Officer
8 6 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (7.14%) Senior Security Consultant
8 6 (7.14%) Cyber Security Manager
8 6 (7.14%) Cyber Security Consultant
8 6 (7.14%) Senior Information Security Consultant
9 5 (5.95%) Technical Manager
9 5 (5.95%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (1.19%) CSS3
3 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.19%) Raphaël
3 1 (1.19%) JSON
3 1 (1.19%) jQuery
3 1 (1.19%) HTML5
3 1 (1.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 10 (11.90%) Cryptography
2 10 (11.90%) SCADA
2 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.90%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.19%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Windows
2 11 (13.10%) Linux
3 9 (10.71%) UNIX
4 2 (2.38%) AIX
5 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Cyber Security
2 26 (30.95%) ITIL
3 24 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 23 (27.38%) Risk Management
5 18 (21.43%) Project Management
6 16 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (17.86%) Data Protection
8 14 (16.67%) Security Management
9 13 (15.48%) Business Continuity
10 11 (13.10%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (11.90%) Business Analysis
11 10 (11.90%) Test Scripting
11 10 (11.90%) Information Assurance
11 10 (11.90%) Mentoring
12 9 (10.71%) Investment Management
13 6 (7.14%) BCP
13 6 (7.14%) Benchmarking
14 5 (5.95%) Analytics
14 5 (5.95%) Business Continuity Management
14 5 (5.95%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.71%) SQL
2 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.57%) C#
2 3 (3.57%) Java
2 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.19%) Ruby
3 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (55.95%) CISSP
2 24 (28.57%) Degree
3 22 (26.19%) CISA
4 20 (23.81%) CISM
5 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
6 9 (10.71%) CISMP
7 6 (7.14%) MBA
8 3 (3.57%) GIAC
8 3 (3.57%) ISEB
9 2 (2.38%) CEH
9 2 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.19%) CRISC
10 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (52.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (26.19%) PCI DSS
3 15 (17.86%) COBIT
4 4 (4.76%) SLA
5 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) Nagios
2 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Oracle
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.76%) VMware
2 4 (4.76%) Splunk
3 3 (3.57%) F5
4 2 (2.38%) Remedy
4 2 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.19%) Computacenter
5 1 (1.19%) HP
5 1 (1.19%) Websense
5 1 (1.19%) Symantec
5 1 (1.19%) Sophos
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