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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 146 155 149
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 9 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.38% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 6
Average salary £28,587 £42,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.73% +25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £41,950 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £33,402 £43,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £56,525 £45,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.55% -16.81%
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
2673 2663 2469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.13% 81.34% 79.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1767 1698 1713
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 18 December 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
Glasgow - 6 £30,750 -
Edinburgh -6 3 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
Argyll and Bute - 2 £28,587 -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 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%) ISEB
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (35.71%) Security Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) V-Model
2 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Security Management
4 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) vSphere
5 2 (14.29%) XenApp
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) SAN

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Officer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) CESG
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Security Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) V-Model
2 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) Security Management
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Logistics
6 1 (7.14%) ISMS
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
2 1 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) CRISC
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CISSP
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CISA
4 1 (7.14%) CISM
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) NFS
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Hyland
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft