The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / Scotland
Rank 66 96 103
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 74 67 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.22% 2.28% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 2.52% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 54 41 46
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,800 £42,500 £41,700
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%

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
2070 2656 2777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 90.08% 90.56% 88.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1346 1696 1746
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Information Security
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Scotland region.

Information Security Salary Trend in Scotland

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Scotland

Information Security
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +20 39 £60,000 +18.22% 4
Glasgow +15 26 £46,000 -12.38% 2
Aberdeen - 4 £34,000 -
Dundee - 2 - - 1
Inverclyde - 2 £42,500 -
Strathclyde - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 41 (32.03%) CISSP
2 28 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 28 (21.88%) Finance
2 28 (21.88%) Security Operations
3 26 (20.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (18.75%) Degree
5 22 (17.19%) CISM
6 20 (15.63%) PCI DSS
7 19 (14.84%) SIEM
8 17 (13.28%) Network Security
8 17 (13.28%) Performance Management
8 17 (13.28%) Internal Audit
9 16 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
9 16 (12.50%) Supplier Management
10 15 (11.72%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (11.72%) Data Centre
11 14 (10.94%) Risk Management
12 13 (10.16%) Firewall
12 13 (10.16%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (9.38%) Security Architecture
13 12 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (9.38%) IIS
13 12 (9.38%) IISP
14 11 (8.59%) Security Operations Centre
14 11 (8.59%) Compliance Management
14 11 (8.59%) Risk and Compliance Management
14 11 (8.59%) Security Monitoring
14 11 (8.59%) Windows
14 11 (8.59%) Linux

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (9.38%) IIS
2 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.28%) Network Security
2 13 (10.16%) Firewall
3 8 (6.25%) tcpdump
3 8 (6.25%) Wireshark
4 7 (5.47%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (4.69%) SSL
6 5 (3.91%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (3.91%) DNS
6 5 (3.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (3.91%) VPN
7 4 (3.13%) SAN
8 3 (2.34%) LAN
8 3 (2.34%) WAN
9 2 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.56%) Internet
9 2 (1.56%) NX-OS
10 1 (0.78%) BGP
10 1 (0.78%) MPLS
10 1 (0.78%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.34%) Big Data
1 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.56%) GIS
3 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
General
1 28 (21.88%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Banking
3 7 (5.47%) Financial Institution
3 7 (5.47%) Law
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (30.47%) Security Manager
2 31 (24.22%) Information Manager
2 31 (24.22%) Information Security Manager
3 21 (16.41%) Analyst
4 17 (13.28%) Security Analyst
5 16 (12.50%) Information Analyst
5 16 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
6 15 (11.72%) Consultant
7 14 (10.94%) Information Security Consultant
7 14 (10.94%) Security Consultant
8 12 (9.38%) Head of Security
9 11 (8.59%) Network Consultant
9 11 (8.59%) Network Security Consultant
10 9 (7.03%) SOC Analyst
11 8 (6.25%) SIEM Analyst
12 6 (4.69%) Head of Infrastructure
12 6 (4.69%) Information Security Advisor
12 6 (4.69%) IT Manager
12 6 (4.69%) Security Advisor
13 5 (3.91%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.91%) SAML
2 3 (2.34%) CSS
3 2 (1.56%) HTML
3 2 (1.56%) SailPoint
3 2 (1.56%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) .NET
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 15 (11.72%) Data Centre
3 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.59%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (4.69%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (3.91%) PKI
8 3 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.34%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.56%) CCTV
10 1 (0.78%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.78%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.78%) DataPower
10 1 (0.78%) Minimum Viable Product
10 1 (0.78%) SCADA
10 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.59%) Linux
1 11 (8.59%) Windows
2 8 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (0.78%) AIX
3 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.88%) Security Operations
2 19 (14.84%) SIEM
3 17 (13.28%) Internal Audit
3 17 (13.28%) Performance Management
4 16 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
4 16 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 15 (11.72%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (10.94%) Risk Management
7 13 (10.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (9.38%) Security Architecture
8 12 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (8.59%) Compliance Management
9 11 (8.59%) Portfolio Management
9 11 (8.59%) Risk and Compliance Management
9 11 (8.59%) Security Monitoring
9 11 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.81%) Project Management
11 9 (7.03%) Business Continuity
11 9 (7.03%) Coaching
11 9 (7.03%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.47%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.91%) SQL
3 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.56%) Java
5 1 (0.78%) C
5 1 (0.78%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) C++
5 1 (0.78%) Python
5 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (32.03%) CISSP
2 24 (18.75%) Degree
3 22 (17.19%) CISM
4 12 (9.38%) IISP
5 10 (7.81%) CISA
6 4 (3.13%) MCSE
6 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.13%) SSCP
7 2 (1.56%) CEH
7 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.56%) SANS
8 1 (0.78%) CCNP
8 1 (0.78%) CGEIT
8 1 (0.78%) CISMP
8 1 (0.78%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.78%) CRISC
8 1 (0.78%) GIAC
8 1 (0.78%) HND
8 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (15.63%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.91%) COBIT
3 5 (3.91%) GDPR
4 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.78%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.56%) NDS
3 2 (1.56%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (8.59%) ArcSight
1 11 (8.59%) Splunk
2 10 (7.81%) Cisco
3 8 (6.25%) Palo Alto
4 7 (5.47%) F5
4 7 (5.47%) Juniper
5 5 (3.91%) Oracle
5 5 (3.91%) VMware
6 4 (3.13%) CyberArk
6 4 (3.13%) Symantec
7 3 (2.34%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.34%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.34%) Sourcefire
8 2 (1.56%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.56%) jetNEXUS
8 2 (1.56%) NetIQ
8 2 (1.56%) SAP
9 1 (0.78%) Citrix
9 1 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.78%) Varonis
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