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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 164 144 149
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 9 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.35% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.43% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 8
Average salary £25,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.17% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,758 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
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
3012 2530 2397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.51% 80.75% 75.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1965 1647 1613
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 - 7 £25,000 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Fife - 1 £45,000 -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 6 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) LAN
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) B2B
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Business Development
3 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 3 (21.43%) Internet
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) CCNP
4 3 (21.43%) CISSP
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (14.29%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) Telecoms

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 3 (21.43%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Account Manager
1 4 (28.57%) Internal Account Manager
2 3 (21.43%) IT Security Officer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Officer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Account Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Auditor
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) CESG
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 6 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Information Security
3 4 (28.57%) B2B
3 4 (28.57%) Business Development
3 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) V-Model
5 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Time Management
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) Security Management
6 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
1 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
2 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) CISA
4 1 (7.14%) CISM
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) BS25999
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) COBIT
2 1 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
1 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft