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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 82 111 132
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +21
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 93 46 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.56% 1.49% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 1.82% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55 35 19
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £35,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £55,200
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
2978 2527 2456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 82.08% 81.70% 77.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1901 1651 1630
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +18 49 £45,000 -18.18% 8
Glasgow +19 38 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Fife - 2 £45,000 -
Highlands - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 63 (36.84%) Finance
2 55 (32.16%) ITIL
3 40 (23.39%) CISSP
4 36 (21.05%) SQL
5 33 (19.30%) Management Information System
6 32 (18.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (18.71%) Degree
7 31 (18.13%) Windows
8 30 (17.54%) Microsoft
9 27 (15.79%) UNIX
9 27 (15.79%) C#
9 27 (15.79%) HTML
9 27 (15.79%) Firewall
10 26 (15.20%) Security Management
10 26 (15.20%) Network Security
11 25 (14.62%) SQL Server
12 24 (14.04%) PowerShell
13 23 (13.45%) Computer Science
14 22 (12.87%) MS Excel
15 21 (12.28%) Linux
15 21 (12.28%) Legal
15 21 (12.28%) Banking
15 21 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (11.70%) Incident Management
16 20 (11.70%) Data Security
16 20 (11.70%) Java
17 19 (11.11%) TCP/IP
17 19 (11.11%) SharePoint
17 19 (11.11%) HTTP
17 19 (11.11%) Agile Software Development

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 19 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.43%) CMS
3 6 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (2.92%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.34%) Apache
5 4 (2.34%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.17%) SAS
6 2 (1.17%) IIS
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (12.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.68%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) SPSS
4 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.79%) Firewall
2 26 (15.20%) Network Security
3 19 (11.11%) HTTP
3 19 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.77%) VPN
5 14 (8.19%) Internet
6 13 (7.60%) FTP
7 12 (7.02%) Wireless
8 9 (5.26%) HTTPS
8 9 (5.26%) SMTP
8 9 (5.26%) tcpdump
8 9 (5.26%) Wireshark
9 8 (4.68%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (2.92%) DNS
11 4 (2.34%) LDAP
11 4 (2.34%) LAN
11 4 (2.34%) WAN
11 4 (2.34%) SSH
12 3 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (7.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 13 (7.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.92%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.34%) Big Data
5 4 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.92%) JUnit
2 4 (2.34%) Subversion
3 1 (0.58%) Maven
3 1 (0.58%) Hudson
3 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
General
1 63 (36.84%) Finance
2 21 (12.28%) Legal
2 21 (12.28%) Banking
3 14 (8.19%) Law
4 9 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 8 (4.68%) Publishing
6 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.17%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.17%) Retail
7 2 (1.17%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.17%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Games
8 1 (0.58%) Back Office
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 54 (31.58%) Analyst
2 33 (19.30%) Security Analyst
3 23 (13.45%) Security Manager
4 18 (10.53%) Information Manager
4 18 (10.53%) Security Specialist
5 17 (9.94%) Information Security Manager
6 16 (9.36%) Developer
7 13 (7.60%) Information Security Specialist
7 13 (7.60%) Information Specialist
8 12 (7.02%) DBA
8 12 (7.02%) Architect
8 12 (7.02%) SQL DBA
9 10 (5.85%) Information Analyst
9 10 (5.85%) Information Security Analyst
9 10 (5.85%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.68%) Programmer
11 7 (4.09%) Consultant
12 6 (3.51%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.51%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.79%) HTML
2 15 (8.77%) .NET
3 11 (6.43%) CSS
4 6 (3.51%) Web Services
4 6 (3.51%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.51%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (3.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (2.92%) Regular Expression
5 5 (2.92%) jQuery
5 5 (2.92%) Spring
5 5 (2.92%) XML
6 4 (2.34%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.34%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.34%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.17%) Servlets
7 2 (1.17%) Java EE
8 1 (0.58%) JSTL
8 1 (0.58%) Ext JS
8 1 (0.58%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.30%) Management Information System
2 23 (13.45%) Computer Science
3 21 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.34%) CESG
6 3 (1.75%) GIS
7 2 (1.17%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.17%) PKI
8 1 (0.58%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.58%) Clustering
8 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.58%) Open Source
8 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.13%) Windows
2 27 (15.79%) UNIX
3 21 (12.28%) Linux
4 8 (4.68%) Fedora
4 8 (4.68%) CentOS
4 8 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.51%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (32.16%) ITIL
2 26 (15.20%) Security Management
3 20 (11.70%) Data Security
3 20 (11.70%) Incident Management
4 19 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (9.36%) Risk Management
5 16 (9.36%) SIEM
6 15 (8.77%) Software Engineering
6 15 (8.77%) Information Security Management
7 14 (8.19%) OO
8 13 (7.60%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (7.02%) Data Protection
10 11 (6.43%) ISMS
10 11 (6.43%) Security Architecture
10 11 (6.43%) Scrum
11 10 (5.85%) Capacity Management
11 10 (5.85%) Fault Management
11 10 (5.85%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (5.26%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.05%) SQL
2 27 (15.79%) C#
3 24 (14.04%) PowerShell
4 20 (11.70%) Java
5 15 (8.77%) C++
6 9 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.68%) Python
8 7 (4.09%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.09%) Perl
9 6 (3.51%) C
9 6 (3.51%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.92%) PHP
11 1 (0.58%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 40 (23.39%) CISSP
2 32 (18.71%) Degree
3 19 (11.11%) CEH
4 13 (7.60%) CISM
5 11 (6.43%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.43%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.26%) MCP
6 9 (5.26%) CISA
7 7 (4.09%) Postgraduate
8 6 (3.51%) GIAC
9 4 (2.34%) GCIA
9 4 (2.34%) GSEC
9 4 (2.34%) GCIH
9 4 (2.34%) GWAPT
9 4 (2.34%) GPEN
9 4 (2.34%) OSCP
9 4 (2.34%) OSCE
10 3 (1.75%) CCNP
10 3 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (18.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.51%) QA
2 6 (3.51%) SLA
3 5 (2.92%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.34%) Snort
3 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.58%) XenApp
4 1 (0.58%) vSphere
4 1 (0.58%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.02%) Dell
3 5 (2.92%) FrontRange
4 4 (2.34%) Cisco
5 3 (1.75%) VMware
5 3 (1.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.75%) McAfee
5 3 (1.75%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.17%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.17%) LogLogic
6 2 (1.17%) i2
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.58%) Citrix
7 1 (0.58%) Adobe
7 1 (0.58%) HP
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle
7 1 (0.58%) JBoss
7 1 (0.58%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.58%) Websense
7 1 (0.58%) Barracuda Networks
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