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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 59 74 67
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 46 36 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.41% 2.39% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 2.84% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 27 20 17
Average salary £55,000 £53,750 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +3.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,600 £35,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
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
1153 1266 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.41% 84.18% 78.39%
Number of salaries quoted 676 828 524
Average salary £44,000 £41,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.02% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 53 (63.86%) Finance
2 48 (57.83%) CISSP
3 35 (42.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (30.12%) Degree
5 24 (28.92%) ITIL
6 23 (27.71%) Cyber Security
7 22 (26.51%) Risk Management
8 20 (24.10%) Project Management
9 19 (22.89%) PCI DSS
10 18 (21.69%) Risk Assessment
10 18 (21.69%) Banking
10 18 (21.69%) CISA
11 17 (20.48%) CISM
11 17 (20.48%) Windows
12 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
12 14 (16.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (14.46%) Business Analysis
14 12 (14.46%) Management Information System
14 12 (14.46%) Linux
15 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
15 11 (13.25%) SQL
15 11 (13.25%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (12.05%) Retail
16 10 (12.05%) Security Management
16 10 (12.05%) Test Scripting
16 10 (12.05%) Data Protection
16 10 (12.05%) Analytics
17 9 (10.84%) Investment Management
17 9 (10.84%) COBIT

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.20%) CMS
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) Intranet
2 7 (8.43%) Internet
2 7 (8.43%) LAN
3 6 (7.23%) WLAN
4 5 (6.02%) Firewall
4 5 (6.02%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.61%) HTTP
6 2 (2.41%) SAN
6 2 (2.41%) Network Security
7 1 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.20%) Big Data
General
1 53 (63.86%) Finance
2 18 (21.69%) Banking
3 10 (12.05%) Retail
4 7 (8.43%) Law
5 6 (7.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.61%) Marketing
7 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Security Manager
2 19 (22.89%) Information Manager
3 17 (20.48%) Information Security Manager
4 13 (15.66%) Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Security Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Manager
7 8 (9.64%) Information Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Information Security Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Information Security Officer
7 8 (9.64%) Security Officer
8 7 (8.43%) Information Security Consultant
8 7 (8.43%) Consultant
8 7 (8.43%) Security Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Security Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Information Security Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) Cyber Security Consultant
10 5 (6.02%) Applications Manager
10 5 (6.02%) Junior
11 4 (4.82%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) XML
1 6 (7.23%) .NET
2 5 (6.02%) Regular Expression
3 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (4.82%) HTML
3 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.82%) CSS
3 4 (4.82%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.61%) JSON
4 3 (3.61%) jQuery
4 3 (3.61%) CSS3
4 3 (3.61%) HTML5
4 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.61%) Raphaël
5 1 (1.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.20%) XSLT
5 1 (1.20%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.20%) XForms
5 1 (1.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.46%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.23%) Cryptography
3 6 (7.23%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (7.23%) SCADA
3 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.02%) Visualisation
4 5 (6.02%) Open Source
5 2 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.20%) Replication
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.20%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Windows
2 12 (14.46%) Linux
3 9 (10.84%) UNIX
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) ITIL
2 23 (27.71%) Cyber Security
3 22 (26.51%) Risk Management
4 20 (24.10%) Project Management
5 18 (21.69%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (16.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (14.46%) Business Analysis
8 11 (13.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (12.05%) Security Management
9 10 (12.05%) Test Scripting
9 10 (12.05%) Data Protection
9 10 (12.05%) Analytics
10 9 (10.84%) Investment Management
11 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
11 8 (9.64%) Business Continuity
12 7 (8.43%) Supplier Management
12 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (8.43%) SIEM
13 6 (7.23%) Information Assurance
13 6 (7.23%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.25%) SQL
2 5 (6.02%) C#
3 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.61%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.41%) Java
6 1 (1.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 48 (57.83%) CISSP
2 25 (30.12%) Degree
3 18 (21.69%) CISA
4 17 (20.48%) CISM
5 7 (8.43%) GIAC
6 6 (7.23%) MBA
6 6 (7.23%) SSCP
6 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
6 6 (7.23%) CEH
6 6 (7.23%) CISMP
7 2 (2.41%) ISEB
8 1 (1.20%) MCP
8 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.20%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (42.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (22.89%) PCI DSS
3 9 (10.84%) COBIT
4 4 (4.82%) SLA
5 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Nagios
2 1 (1.20%) Puppet
2 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) Oracle
3 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.02%) Cisco
4 4 (4.82%) Remedy
5 3 (3.61%) VMware
6 2 (2.41%) SAP
6 2 (2.41%) F5
6 2 (2.41%) Splunk
7 1 (1.20%) Symantec
7 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.20%) Sophos
7 1 (1.20%) Websense
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