The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance 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 Assurance
Rank 133 162 159
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -3
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 23 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.74% 0.27% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.33% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 1
Average salary £55,000 £48,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.40% +49.23%
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £46,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+9.78% -16.36%
Information Assurance
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2628 3019 2342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.56% 81.64% 78.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1600 1978 1388
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Scotland region.

Information Assurance Salary Trend in Scotland

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Information Assurance Salary Histogram in Scotland

Information Assurance
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 20 £55,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £29,000 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £27,500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 18 (58.06%) ISEB
3 16 (51.61%) Software Testing
3 16 (51.61%) ISTQB
3 16 (51.61%) Security Testing
4 13 (41.94%) Banking
5 12 (38.71%) FATCA
6 11 (35.48%) Information Security
7 10 (32.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (29.03%) CISSP
8 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
9 8 (25.81%) Windows
10 7 (22.58%) Linux
10 7 (22.58%) ITIL
10 7 (22.58%) UNIX
10 7 (22.58%) Data Protection
10 7 (22.58%) Coaching
11 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (19.35%) PCI DSS
11 6 (19.35%) SCADA
11 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
11 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
11 6 (19.35%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (19.35%) Cyber Security
11 6 (19.35%) Benchmarking
11 6 (19.35%) Project Management
11 6 (19.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (19.35%) LAN
11 6 (19.35%) WLAN
11 6 (19.35%) SQL

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) LAN
1 6 (19.35%) WLAN
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
General
1 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 13 (41.94%) Banking
3 6 (19.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Test Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Senior Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Senior Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Security Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Information Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Information Security Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Information Security Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Senior Security Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Security Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Test Leader
2 6 (19.35%) Senior Information Security Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Cyber Security Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Information Assurance Officer
5 1 (3.23%) Architect
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
1 6 (19.35%) Cryptography
1 6 (19.35%) SCADA
1 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
1 6 (19.35%) Mobile Payment
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) RMADS
2 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) CESG
2 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Software Testing
1 16 (51.61%) Security Testing
2 11 (35.48%) Information Security
3 7 (22.58%) ITIL
3 7 (22.58%) Data Protection
3 7 (22.58%) Coaching
4 6 (19.35%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (19.35%) Cyber Security
4 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
4 6 (19.35%) Benchmarking
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) V-Model
6 4 (12.90%) Analytics
6 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security Management
7 2 (6.45%) Security Management
7 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) ISEB
2 16 (51.61%) ISTQB
3 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
3 9 (29.03%) CISSP
4 6 (19.35%) CISA
4 6 (19.35%) CISM
4 6 (19.35%) MBA
4 6 (19.35%) Degree
5 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) FATCA
2 10 (32.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (19.35%) COBIT
3 6 (19.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (9.68%) JSP 440
5 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) NFS
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) XenApp
1 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Hyland
3 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) VMware