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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 108 44 102
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +58
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 61 158 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.12% 5.07% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 5.69% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 35 128 70
Median salary £47,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £37,250 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,900 £62,128 £60,250
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
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
2593 2777 3218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 90.29% 89.18% 85.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1466 1749 2164
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Glasgow -52 34 £45,000 +7.14% 4
Edinburgh -34 11 £55,500 +11.00% 3
Renfrewshire 0 4 £60,000 +103.38%
Fife -2 4 - -
Stirling - 3 £47,500 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £46,000 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 57 (49.57%) Finance
2 41 (35.65%) CISSP
3 32 (27.83%) Degree
4 29 (25.22%) CISM
4 29 (25.22%) Risk Management
5 27 (23.48%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (22.61%) Management Information System
7 25 (21.74%) SIEM
8 24 (20.87%) Unix
9 22 (19.13%) Banking
10 21 (18.26%) Security Operations
11 20 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 20 (17.39%) Windows
12 17 (14.78%) CISA
13 16 (13.91%) Network Security
14 15 (13.04%) Computer Science
14 15 (13.04%) Firewall
15 13 (11.30%) Data Protection
15 13 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
16 12 (10.43%) CEH
16 12 (10.43%) Incident Management
16 12 (10.43%) ITIL
17 11 (9.57%) MS Excel
17 11 (9.57%) Project Management
17 11 (9.57%) COBIT
17 11 (9.57%) Data Analysis
17 11 (9.57%) Analytics
18 10 (8.70%) PCI DSS
18 10 (8.70%) Risk Assessment

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 8 (6.96%) SAS
2 3 (2.61%) Apache Solr
2 3 (2.61%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.61%) CICS
2 3 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.61%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 11 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.91%) Network Security
2 15 (13.04%) Firewall
3 7 (6.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.48%) HTTP
5 4 (3.48%) SSL
6 3 (2.61%) FTP
6 3 (2.61%) Kerberos
6 3 (2.61%) SNMP
6 3 (2.61%) SSH
7 2 (1.74%) LAN
7 2 (1.74%) SAN
7 2 (1.74%) VLAN
7 2 (1.74%) WAN
8 1 (0.87%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.87%) Internet
8 1 (0.87%) VPN
8 1 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.61%) Big Data
3 3 (2.61%) DB2
3 3 (2.61%) Parquet
4 2 (1.74%) Data Mining
General
1 57 (49.57%) Finance
2 22 (19.13%) Banking
3 10 (8.70%) Legal
4 6 (5.22%) Electronics
4 6 (5.22%) Law
5 4 (3.48%) Publishing
6 3 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.74%) Retail
7 2 (1.74%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (35.65%) Analyst
2 27 (23.48%) Security Analyst
3 22 (19.13%) Consultant
3 22 (19.13%) Security Consultant
4 18 (15.65%) Information Analyst
4 18 (15.65%) Information Security Analyst
5 17 (14.78%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (7.83%) Security Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Information Security Consultant
7 8 (6.96%) Information Security Officer
7 8 (6.96%) Lead Security Consultant
7 8 (6.96%) Security Officer
7 8 (6.96%) Senior Security Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (6.09%) Senior Security Consultant
9 6 (5.22%) Information Officer
9 6 (5.22%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) IT Consultant
10 5 (4.35%) IT Security Consultant
10 5 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.35%) CSS
2 4 (3.48%) Middleware
3 3 (2.61%) Apache Flex
3 3 (2.61%) CGI
3 3 (2.61%) Ext JS
3 3 (2.61%) GWT
3 3 (2.61%) ISPF
3 3 (2.61%) Kafka
3 3 (2.61%) REST
3 3 (2.61%) Silverlight
3 3 (2.61%) SOAP
3 3 (2.61%) XML
4 2 (1.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (22.61%) Management Information System
3 15 (13.04%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (4.35%) CESG
5 5 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (3.48%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (3.48%) PKI
7 3 (2.61%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.61%) Cybercrime
7 3 (2.61%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.61%) RIA
7 3 (2.61%) SCADA
8 2 (1.74%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.74%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.74%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (1.74%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.87%) Unix
2 20 (17.39%) Windows
3 5 (4.35%) Linux
4 3 (2.61%) Solaris
4 3 (2.61%) zOS
5 1 (0.87%) AIX
5 1 (0.87%) Android
5 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.22%) Risk Management
2 27 (23.48%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (21.74%) SIEM
4 21 (18.26%) Security Operations
5 13 (11.30%) Data Protection
5 13 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (10.43%) Incident Management
6 12 (10.43%) ITIL
7 11 (9.57%) Analytics
7 11 (9.57%) Data Analysis
7 11 (9.57%) Project Management
8 10 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (7.83%) Security Management
9 9 (7.83%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (6.96%) Business Continuity
11 7 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (6.09%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.22%) Data Governance
12 6 (5.22%) Threat Management
12 6 (5.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.83%) C
1 9 (7.83%) C#
1 9 (7.83%) C++
2 8 (6.96%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.09%) Java
4 6 (5.22%) Perl
4 6 (5.22%) SQL
5 4 (3.48%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.61%) Assembly Language
6 3 (2.61%) CLIST
6 3 (2.61%) JCL
6 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.61%) Python
6 3 (2.61%) REXX
6 3 (2.61%) Ruby
6 3 (2.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (35.65%) CISSP
2 32 (27.83%) Degree
3 29 (25.22%) CISM
4 17 (14.78%) CISA
5 12 (10.43%) CEH
6 10 (8.70%) GIAC
7 9 (7.83%) CRISC
8 7 (6.09%) SANS
9 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
10 5 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (3.48%) CLAS
12 3 (2.61%) CISMP
12 3 (2.61%) SSCP
13 2 (1.74%) ISEB
13 2 (1.74%) OSCP
13 2 (1.74%) PCI QSA
14 1 (0.87%) CHECK Team Member
14 1 (0.87%) CREST Certified
14 1 (0.87%) Cyber Scheme
14 1 (0.87%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (9.57%) COBIT
3 10 (8.70%) PCI DSS
4 5 (4.35%) ISO27002
5 3 (2.61%) SLA
6 2 (1.74%) Basel II
6 2 (1.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.74%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.87%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.48%) RACF
2 3 (2.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (2.61%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) QRadar
2 4 (3.48%) Nessus
3 3 (2.61%) Fluentd
3 3 (2.61%) Nagios
3 3 (2.61%) zSecure
4 1 (0.87%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 6 (5.22%) IBM
2 5 (4.35%) ArcSight
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle
2 5 (4.35%) Splunk
3 4 (3.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.48%) Qualys
4 3 (2.61%) CA
4 3 (2.61%) Intel Security
4 3 (2.61%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.61%) Sybase
5 2 (1.74%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco
5 2 (1.74%) Cognos
5 2 (1.74%) Imperva
5 2 (1.74%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.74%) Remedy
6 1 (0.87%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.87%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.87%) Reuters
6 1 (0.87%) Varonis
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