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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 95 115 103
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 65 55 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.09% 1.58% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 1.93% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 50 33 34
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £45,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,700 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Information Security
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
2607 2853 2314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 83.99% 82.15% 79.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1639 1878 1437
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 March 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 March 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 +12 38 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Glasgow +10 17 £45,250 -4.73% 5
Aberdeen - 10 £70,000 -
Dundee - 2 £70,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £29,000 - 1
Moray - 2 £48,000 -
Midlothian - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Information Security 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 Security.

1 72 (56.25%) Finance
2 54 (42.19%) CISSP
3 41 (32.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (22.66%) ITIL
5 26 (20.31%) Degree
6 25 (19.53%) Windows
6 25 (19.53%) Microsoft
7 22 (17.19%) Risk Management
8 20 (15.63%) CISM
8 20 (15.63%) Project Management
9 18 (14.06%) MS Excel
9 18 (14.06%) Security Management
9 18 (14.06%) Risk Assessment
10 17 (13.28%) PCI DSS
11 16 (12.50%) Cyber Security
11 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (11.72%) Analytics
12 15 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (11.72%) SQL
13 14 (10.94%) SIEM
14 13 (10.16%) Banking
14 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
14 13 (10.16%) SharePoint
14 13 (10.16%) Internet
14 13 (10.16%) Management Information System
15 12 (9.38%) CISA
15 12 (9.38%) Scrum
15 12 (9.38%) Linux
15 12 (9.38%) C#
15 12 (9.38%) Investment Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Information Security 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 Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (10.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.13%) CMS
2 4 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.56%) IIS
3 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (14.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.16%) Internet
2 9 (7.03%) Firewall
3 8 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (6.25%) Network Security
4 7 (5.47%) Intranet
4 7 (5.47%) HTTP
5 4 (3.13%) LAN
6 3 (2.34%) WLAN
6 3 (2.34%) DNS
7 2 (1.56%) SAN
7 2 (1.56%) DHCP
8 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
General
1 72 (56.25%) Finance
2 13 (10.16%) Banking
3 10 (7.81%) Law
4 6 (4.69%) Retail
5 3 (2.34%) Marketing
5 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 26 (20.31%) Analyst
1 26 (20.31%) Security Manager
2 19 (14.84%) Information Manager
3 17 (13.28%) Security Analyst
3 17 (13.28%) Information Security Manager
4 13 (10.16%) Security Officer
4 13 (10.16%) Information Security Officer
5 10 (7.81%) Information Security Analyst
5 10 (7.81%) Information Analyst
5 10 (7.81%) .NET Developer
5 10 (7.81%) Developer
6 7 (5.47%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Security Consultant
7 6 (4.69%) Consultant
7 6 (4.69%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Change Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Incident Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Information Security Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
1 10 (7.81%) .NET Framework
1 10 (7.81%) .NET
1 10 (7.81%) ASP.NET
1 10 (7.81%) CSS
2 9 (7.03%) XML
3 8 (6.25%) HTML
4 7 (5.47%) Regular Expression
5 6 (4.69%) JSON
5 6 (4.69%) CSS3
5 6 (4.69%) HTML5
5 6 (4.69%) Raphaël
5 6 (4.69%) jQuery
5 6 (4.69%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.91%) Middleware
7 4 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (1.56%) JSP
9 1 (0.78%) XSLT
9 1 (0.78%) XForms
9 1 (0.78%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.16%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.47%) Visualisation
3 7 (5.47%) Open Source
4 5 (3.91%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.34%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.34%) SCADA
5 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.56%) Clustering
6 2 (1.56%) PKI
6 2 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.53%) Windows
2 12 (9.38%) Linux
3 9 (7.03%) UNIX
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.34%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.66%) ITIL
2 22 (17.19%) Risk Management
3 20 (15.63%) Project Management
4 18 (14.06%) Security Management
4 18 (14.06%) Risk Assessment
5 16 (12.50%) Cyber Security
6 15 (11.72%) Analytics
6 15 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (10.94%) SIEM
8 12 (9.38%) Scrum
8 12 (9.38%) Investment Management
9 10 (7.81%) Data Protection
9 10 (7.81%) Information Assurance
9 10 (7.81%) Web Development
9 10 (7.81%) OO
9 10 (7.81%) Web Design
9 10 (7.81%) Change Management
9 10 (7.81%) MVC
10 9 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.03%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.72%) SQL
2 12 (9.38%) C#
3 10 (7.81%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.69%) VB.NET
4 6 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.13%) C
6 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.56%) C++
8 1 (0.78%) XPath
8 1 (0.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 54 (42.19%) CISSP
2 26 (20.31%) Degree
3 20 (15.63%) CISM
4 12 (9.38%) CISA
5 10 (7.81%) Security Cleared
6 8 (6.25%) GIAC
7 7 (5.47%) CEH
7 7 (5.47%) SSCP
8 6 (4.69%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.13%) CISMP
9 4 (3.13%) CRISC
10 3 (2.34%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.34%) MBA
10 3 (2.34%) MCP
11 2 (1.56%) ISEB
11 2 (1.56%) VCP4
12 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.78%) PMP
12 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (32.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (13.28%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.47%) COBIT
4 4 (3.13%) SLA
5 2 (1.56%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.13%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.56%) NFS
4 2 (1.56%) vSphere
4 2 (1.56%) XenApp
Vendors
1 25 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.47%) VMware
2 7 (5.47%) Oracle
2 7 (5.47%) Red Hat
2 7 (5.47%) Cisco
3 6 (4.69%) Citrix
4 4 (3.13%) Remedy
4 4 (3.13%) SAP
5 2 (1.56%) HP
6 1 (0.78%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.78%) Hyland
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