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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 145 169 147
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -22
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 17 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.53% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.23% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 10
Average salary £55,000 £36,895 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.07% -13.18%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
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
2850 3105 2570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.48% 83.51% 82.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1795 2007 1667
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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 +4 11 £55,000 +77.72% 1
Glasgow +16 9 £30,650 -
Stirling - 2 - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 18 (66.67%) Finance
2 13 (48.15%) CISSP
3 12 (44.44%) Cyber Security
4 11 (40.74%) Information Security
5 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 9 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (33.33%) COBIT
5 9 (33.33%) Security Testing
6 8 (29.63%) SCADA
6 8 (29.63%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (29.63%) Cryptography
6 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
6 8 (29.63%) CISA
6 8 (29.63%) CISM
6 8 (29.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (29.63%) ITIL
6 8 (29.63%) Mobile Payment
6 8 (29.63%) Data Protection
6 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
6 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) Security Management
8 6 (22.22%) Risk Management
8 6 (22.22%) ISEB
8 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
9 5 (18.52%) Degree
9 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
9 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
9 5 (18.52%) SQL
9 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity Management
9 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
1 3 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.11%) Legal
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Back Office
4 2 (7.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Consultant
2 8 (29.63%) Security Consultant
3 6 (22.22%) Security Manager
4 5 (18.52%) IT Security Consultant
4 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) IT Consultant
4 5 (18.52%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Information Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Security Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Incident Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Information Security Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Cyber Security Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Junior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Cryptography
1 8 (29.63%) SCADA
1 8 (29.63%) Mobile Payment
2 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) UNIX
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Cyber Security
2 11 (40.74%) Information Security
3 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Data Protection
4 8 (29.63%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (29.63%) ITIL
5 7 (25.93%) Security Management
6 6 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
7 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity Management
8 3 (11.11%) Benchmarking
8 3 (11.11%) Project Management
8 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Information Management
9 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.41%) Analytics
10 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) CISSP
2 8 (29.63%) CISA
2 8 (29.63%) CISM
2 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 6 (22.22%) ISEB
4 5 (18.52%) Degree
5 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (11.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (33.33%) COBIT
2 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (11.11%) FATCA
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
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