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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 62 82 75
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 52 23 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.43% 1.63% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 1.98% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23 12 12
Average salary £45,000 £49,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.62% +9.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,250 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,500 £55,900
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
1284 1159 1013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.81% 82.08% 81.10%
Number of salaries quoted 847 740 698
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 38 (40.43%) Finance
2 29 (30.85%) Degree
3 25 (26.60%) ITIL
3 25 (26.60%) CISSP
4 24 (25.53%) Linux
5 22 (23.40%) Windows
6 18 (19.15%) Computer Science
6 18 (19.15%) SQL
7 17 (18.09%) UNIX
7 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
8 16 (17.02%) C#
9 15 (15.96%) HTML
9 15 (15.96%) SQL Server
9 15 (15.96%) Management Information System
10 14 (14.89%) Firewall
10 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
10 14 (14.89%) CEH
11 13 (13.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (12.77%) Banking
12 12 (12.77%) Security Management
12 12 (12.77%) HTTP
12 12 (12.77%) Dell
12 12 (12.77%) SharePoint
12 12 (12.77%) SIEM
13 11 (11.70%) Vulnerability Management
13 11 (11.70%) Incident Management
14 10 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (10.64%) MS Excel
14 10 (10.64%) CISM

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.45%) CMS
3 5 (5.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.26%) Apache
4 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (10.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.89%) Firewall
2 12 (12.77%) HTTP
3 9 (9.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (8.51%) tcpdump
4 8 (8.51%) Wireshark
4 8 (8.51%) Internet
4 8 (8.51%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.51%) FTP
5 6 (6.38%) Network Security
6 4 (4.26%) DNS
6 4 (4.26%) HTTPS
6 4 (4.26%) LDAP
6 4 (4.26%) SMTP
6 4 (4.26%) SSH
7 3 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.19%) LAN
7 3 (3.19%) WAN
7 3 (3.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.26%) Big Data
4 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) JUnit
1 4 (4.26%) Subversion
General
1 38 (40.43%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Banking
3 8 (8.51%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.32%) Law
5 4 (4.26%) Legal
6 3 (3.19%) Marketing
7 2 (2.13%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.06%) Advertising
8 1 (1.06%) Retail
8 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (21.28%) Analyst
2 19 (20.21%) Security Manager
3 14 (14.89%) Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Information Manager
5 12 (12.77%) Information Security Manager
6 10 (10.64%) Security Analyst
7 7 (7.45%) IT Support Analyst
7 7 (7.45%) Security Specialist
7 7 (7.45%) Support Analyst
7 7 (7.45%) IT Support
8 6 (6.38%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.32%) SQL DBA
9 5 (5.32%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.32%) Change Manager
9 5 (5.32%) Incident Manager
9 5 (5.32%) DBA
9 5 (5.32%) IT Security Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) IT Security Specialist
10 4 (4.26%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.96%) HTML
2 9 (9.57%) .NET
2 9 (9.57%) CSS
2 9 (9.57%) XML
2 9 (9.57%) Regular Expression
3 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (5.32%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (4.26%) Spring
4 4 (4.26%) jQuery
4 4 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (4.26%) Web Services
4 4 (4.26%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (4.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.15%) Computer Science
2 15 (15.96%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.32%) Open Source
4 5 (5.32%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.19%) CESG
6 1 (1.06%) GIS
6 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.53%) Linux
2 22 (23.40%) Windows
3 17 (18.09%) UNIX
4 8 (8.51%) CentOS
4 8 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (8.51%) Fedora
5 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.45%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) ITIL
2 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.77%) Security Management
3 12 (12.77%) SIEM
4 11 (11.70%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (11.70%) Incident Management
5 10 (10.64%) Change Management
6 9 (9.57%) Scrum
6 9 (9.57%) Risk Management
6 9 (9.57%) Data Security
7 8 (8.51%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.45%) Fault Management
8 7 (7.45%) Capacity Management
8 7 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (6.38%) Business Continuity
9 6 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.32%) Web Design
10 5 (5.32%) MVC
10 5 (5.32%) OO
10 5 (5.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.15%) SQL
2 16 (17.02%) C#
3 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
4 8 (8.51%) Java
4 8 (8.51%) C++
4 8 (8.51%) Python
5 6 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.38%) Perl
6 5 (5.32%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.26%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.26%) C
7 4 (4.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (30.85%) Degree
2 25 (26.60%) CISSP
3 14 (14.89%) CEH
4 10 (10.64%) CISM
4 10 (10.64%) GIAC
5 6 (6.38%) MCP
6 5 (5.32%) CISA
6 5 (5.32%) SSCP
7 4 (4.26%) GWAPT
7 4 (4.26%) GPEN
7 4 (4.26%) OSCP
7 4 (4.26%) OSCE
7 4 (4.26%) GCIA
7 4 (4.26%) GSEC
7 4 (4.26%) GCIH
8 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.19%) CCNP
8 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.32%) QA
3 3 (3.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.06%) SLA
4 1 (1.06%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (4.26%) Snort
Vendors
1 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.77%) Dell
3 8 (8.51%) Cisco
4 5 (5.32%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.19%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.19%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.13%) McAfee
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