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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 149 166 153
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 13 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.32% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 11
Average salary £47,000 £36,895 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.39% -13.18%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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
2798 3082 2673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.38% 83.80% 82.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1779 2049 1746
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Glasgow +18 8 £30,650 -
Edinburgh 0 8 £55,000 +49.07%
Stirling - 2 - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (66.67%) Finance
2 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
2 17 (43.59%) CISSP
2 17 (43.59%) Security Testing
3 16 (41.03%) ISEB
3 16 (41.03%) Information Security
4 15 (38.46%) ISTQB
4 15 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (33.33%) Banking
5 13 (33.33%) Cyber Security
6 12 (30.77%) FATCA
6 12 (30.77%) COBIT
7 11 (28.21%) SCADA
7 11 (28.21%) Cryptography
7 11 (28.21%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
7 11 (28.21%) CISA
7 11 (28.21%) CISM
7 11 (28.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (28.21%) ITIL
7 11 (28.21%) Mobile Payment
7 11 (28.21%) Data Protection
7 11 (28.21%) PCI DSS
7 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
8 8 (20.51%) Degree
8 8 (20.51%) SQL
8 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
9 7 (17.95%) Risk Management
10 6 (15.38%) MBA

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) LAN
1 6 (15.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 26 (66.67%) Finance
2 13 (33.33%) Banking
3 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
3 11 (28.21%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (7.69%) Legal
5 2 (5.13%) Law
5 2 (5.13%) Back Office
6 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Consultant
2 9 (23.08%) Security Consultant
3 8 (20.51%) Security Manager
4 7 (17.95%) Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Test Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 6 (15.38%) Senior Manager
5 6 (15.38%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (15.38%) Information Manager
5 6 (15.38%) Information Security Consultant
5 6 (15.38%) Information Security Manager
5 6 (15.38%) Senior Security Consultant
5 6 (15.38%) Senior Information Security Consultant
5 6 (15.38%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 6 (15.38%) Cyber Security Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
7 3 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) IT Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Junior
8 2 (5.13%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Cryptography
1 11 (28.21%) SCADA
1 11 (28.21%) Mobile Payment
2 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
4 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) UNIX
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
1 17 (43.59%) Security Testing
2 16 (41.03%) Information Security
3 13 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 11 (28.21%) Data Protection
4 11 (28.21%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (28.21%) ITIL
5 7 (17.95%) Risk Management
6 6 (15.38%) Benchmarking
6 6 (15.38%) Project Management
6 6 (15.38%) Security Management
7 5 (12.82%) Business Continuity
7 5 (12.82%) Business Continuity Management
7 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
7 5 (12.82%) Coaching
8 2 (5.13%) V-Model
8 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.13%) Analytics
8 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) C#
2 2 (5.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) CISSP
2 16 (41.03%) ISEB
3 15 (38.46%) ISTQB
4 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) CISA
4 11 (28.21%) CISM
5 8 (20.51%) Degree
6 6 (15.38%) MBA
7 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (30.77%) COBIT
2 12 (30.77%) FATCA
3 11 (28.21%) PCI DSS
4 3 (7.69%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Hyland