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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 150 154 162
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 11 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.37% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 5
Average salary £42,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +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
2654 2701 2821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.48% 86.93% 84.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1702 1714 1846
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 2016. 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 +8 11 £42,500 -22.72%
Glasgow -21 4 - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 10 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Finance
3 8 (32.00%) ISEB
3 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (28.00%) Service Management
5 6 (24.00%) CISSP
6 5 (20.00%) Banking
6 5 (20.00%) Retail
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (16.00%) Information Security
7 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (12.00%) Analytics
8 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (12.00%) V-Model
8 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (12.00%) CRISC
8 3 (12.00%) Coaching
8 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.00%) CRM
8 3 (12.00%) ETL
8 3 (12.00%) C#
8 3 (12.00%) Java
8 3 (12.00%) SQL

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DSL
1 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (4.00%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (4.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (4.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 3 (12.00%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
5 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Information Assurance Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Information Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) IT Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Junior
4 2 (8.00%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Junior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Incident Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) IVR
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Security Testing
1 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Service Management
3 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Information Security
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Analytics
4 3 (12.00%) Coaching
4 3 (12.00%) CRM
4 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (12.00%) ETL
4 3 (12.00%) V-Model
4 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analytics
5 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.00%) Usability Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C#
1 3 (12.00%) Java
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISEB
1 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (24.00%) CISSP
3 3 (12.00%) CRISC
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) CISA
4 1 (4.00%) CISM
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) COBIT
2 1 (4.00%) FATCA
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Genesys
1 1 (4.00%) Juniper
1 1 (4.00%) Verint