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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 48 96 123
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +27
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 140 84 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.48% 2.28% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.11% 2.70% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 111 73 23
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 £35,000 £32,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £60,000 £46,100
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
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
2742 3107 2637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 87.77% 84.43% 80.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1746 2099 1721
Average salary £43,913 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.32% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 7 July 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 7 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
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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 +43 83 £42,000 +3.70% 3
Edinburgh +7 48 £45,000 +5.88% 4
West Dunbartonshire - 7 £39,000 -
Aberdeen +23 1 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Fife - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £29,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 £62,000 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 160 (64.00%) Finance
2 136 (54.40%) CISSP
3 83 (33.20%) Cyber Security
4 82 (32.80%) CISM
4 82 (32.80%) Degree
5 74 (29.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 72 (28.80%) Analytical Skills
7 65 (26.00%) Risk Management
8 53 (21.20%) Cryptography
8 53 (21.20%) Network Security
9 47 (18.80%) Data Security
10 45 (18.00%) Risk Assessment
10 45 (18.00%) Incident Management
11 43 (17.20%) Banking
12 40 (16.00%) Management Information System
12 40 (16.00%) Legal
13 39 (15.60%) Law
14 37 (14.80%) SIEM
15 35 (14.00%) Windows
16 34 (13.60%) UNIX
16 34 (13.60%) Business Continuity
17 33 (13.20%) ITIL
18 32 (12.80%) CISA
19 31 (12.40%) Security Management
20 27 (10.80%) Internet
20 27 (10.80%) PCI DSS
21 25 (10.00%) Project Management
22 24 (9.60%) Retail
23 22 (8.80%) Mentoring
24 21 (8.40%) Data Protection

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8 (3.20%) IIS
2 6 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (2.40%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 5 (2.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.80%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (21.20%) Network Security
2 27 (10.80%) Internet
3 13 (5.20%) Intranet
4 11 (4.40%) HTTPS
4 11 (4.40%) SSL
5 8 (3.20%) SAN
6 6 (2.40%) Firewall
6 6 (2.40%) LDAP
6 6 (2.40%) LAN
6 6 (2.40%) WLAN
7 5 (2.00%) HTTP
8 2 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.40%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.80%) DB2
2 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.40%) Big Data
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
General
1 160 (64.00%) Finance
2 43 (17.20%) Banking
3 40 (16.00%) Legal
4 39 (15.60%) Law
5 24 (9.60%) Retail
6 11 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (4.40%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.80%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (33.60%) Analyst
2 73 (29.20%) Security Analyst
3 66 (26.40%) Information Analyst
3 66 (26.40%) Information Security Analyst
4 28 (11.20%) Security Consultant
4 28 (11.20%) Consultant
5 24 (9.60%) Senior Analyst
6 22 (8.80%) Information Security Consultant
7 21 (8.40%) Security Manager
8 19 (7.60%) Information Security Officer
8 19 (7.60%) Security Officer
9 18 (7.20%) Information Manager
10 17 (6.80%) Senior Security Analyst
11 16 (6.40%) Information Security Manager
12 14 (5.60%) Senior Manager
12 14 (5.60%) Senior Information Analyst
12 14 (5.60%) Senior Information Security Analyst
13 13 (5.20%) Incident Analyst
14 12 (4.80%) Senior Consultant
14 12 (4.80%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.40%) J2EE
2 9 (3.60%) .NET
3 6 (2.40%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 3 (1.20%) CSS
5 2 (0.80%) JSP
5 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.40%) XML
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 72 (28.80%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (21.20%) Cryptography
3 40 (16.00%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.40%) SCADA
4 11 (4.40%) Mobile Payment
5 10 (4.00%) DataPower
5 10 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.80%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.20%) CESG
9 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.40%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) PKI
9 1 (0.40%) CCTV
9 1 (0.40%) BYOD
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.00%) Windows
2 34 (13.60%) UNIX
3 20 (8.00%) Linux
4 8 (3.20%) AIX
5 6 (2.40%) Solaris
5 6 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (33.20%) Cyber Security
2 65 (26.00%) Risk Management
3 47 (18.80%) Data Security
4 45 (18.00%) Risk Assessment
4 45 (18.00%) Incident Management
5 37 (14.80%) SIEM
6 34 (13.60%) Business Continuity
7 33 (13.20%) ITIL
8 31 (12.40%) Security Management
9 25 (10.00%) Project Management
10 22 (8.80%) Mentoring
11 21 (8.40%) BCP
11 21 (8.40%) Data Protection
12 20 (8.00%) Analytics
13 16 (6.40%) Business Continuity Planning
13 16 (6.40%) Information Assurance
13 16 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (4.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 12 (4.80%) Business Analysis
15 11 (4.40%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.20%) Java
2 11 (4.40%) Shell Script
3 10 (4.00%) SQL
4 6 (2.40%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.20%) C#
6 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.40%) Ruby
7 1 (0.40%) C++
7 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 136 (54.40%) CISSP
2 82 (32.80%) CISM
2 82 (32.80%) Degree
3 32 (12.80%) CISA
4 21 (8.40%) Security Cleared
5 17 (6.80%) CISMP
6 10 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.40%) MBA
8 5 (2.00%) CRISC
9 4 (1.60%) ISEB
9 4 (1.60%) GIAC
10 3 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.20%) CEH
11 2 (0.80%) EnCE
12 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.40%) PMP
12 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.40%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (29.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (10.80%) PCI DSS
3 20 (8.00%) COBIT
4 7 (2.80%) SLA
5 6 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.60%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.60%) QA
7 2 (0.80%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.40%) COSO
System Software
1 6 (2.40%) Active Directory
1 6 (2.40%) VMware ESX
1 6 (2.40%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 4 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.80%) Nagios
2 6 (2.40%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 5 (2.00%) Puppet
3 5 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (6.80%) Oracle
2 15 (6.00%) Splunk
3 14 (5.60%) Symantec
4 13 (5.20%) Microsoft
5 12 (4.80%) IBM
6 9 (3.60%) VMware
7 7 (2.80%) Sophos
7 7 (2.80%) Websense
8 6 (2.40%) CA
9 5 (2.00%) SAP
9 5 (2.00%) IronPort
10 3 (1.20%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.20%) LogLogic
10 3 (1.20%) F5
11 2 (0.80%) McAfee
12 1 (0.40%) Remedy
12 1 (0.40%) Computacenter
12 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.40%) HP
12 1 (0.40%) Dell
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EXCELerate
Salary: £60k + Healthcare, pension
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Atos
Posted: 5 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Posted: 8 days ago
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Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £42840 - £50400 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £3400.00 - £41000.00 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + car
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