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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 73 69 91
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +22
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 73 109 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.88% 3.32% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 3.66% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 48 64 51
Median salary £53,750 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.56% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,350 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
2280 2979 3069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 90.05% 90.80% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1409 1872 1971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Edinburgh +12 44 £57,500 +35.29%
Glasgow -9 23 £42,750 -5.00% 2
Stirling - 3 £57,500 -
Fife - 2 - -
Aberdeen -4 1 - - 1
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 56 (42.11%) CISSP
2 48 (36.09%) CISM
3 44 (33.08%) Finance
4 36 (27.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (22.56%) CISA
6 29 (21.80%) Degree
7 27 (20.30%) Risk Management
7 27 (20.30%) Data Protection
8 26 (19.55%) PCI DSS
9 23 (17.29%) Network Security
10 22 (16.54%) Risk Assessment
10 22 (16.54%) Security Operations
11 20 (15.04%) Penetration Testing
12 19 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (13.53%) Windows
13 18 (13.53%) CRISC
13 18 (13.53%) Cybersecurity
14 17 (12.78%) Unix
14 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (12.03%) COBIT
16 14 (10.53%) Security Management
16 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
16 14 (10.53%) Security Architecture
17 13 (9.77%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (9.77%) Vulnerability Management
17 13 (9.77%) Firewall
18 12 (9.02%) Banking
18 12 (9.02%) IIS
18 12 (9.02%) ArcSight
18 12 (9.02%) Splunk

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 (9.02%) IIS
2 5 (3.76%) SAS
3 3 (2.26%) CICS
3 3 (2.26%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.50%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.51%) MS Office
3 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.29%) Network Security
2 13 (9.77%) Firewall
3 8 (6.02%) DHCP
3 8 (6.02%) DNS
4 5 (3.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (3.01%) SSL
5 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.26%) HTTP
6 3 (2.26%) Kerberos
6 3 (2.26%) SSH
7 2 (1.50%) FTP
7 2 (1.50%) LAN
7 2 (1.50%) NAS
7 2 (1.50%) SAN
7 2 (1.50%) SNMP
7 2 (1.50%) WAN
8 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) GIS
2 4 (3.01%) Big Data
3 3 (2.26%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.26%) DB2
4 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.50%) Parquet
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
General
1 44 (33.08%) Finance
2 12 (9.02%) Banking
3 10 (7.52%) Law
4 9 (6.77%) Legal
5 8 (6.02%) Retail
6 5 (3.76%) Electronics
6 5 (3.76%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.26%) Marketing
8 2 (1.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (21.80%) Consultant
2 28 (21.05%) Security Consultant
3 25 (18.80%) Analyst
4 21 (15.79%) Information Security Consultant
5 19 (14.29%) Security Analyst
6 18 (13.53%) Security Manager
7 16 (12.03%) Information Manager
8 15 (11.28%) Information Security Manager
8 15 (11.28%) Senior Consultant
8 15 (11.28%) Senior Security Consultant
9 14 (10.53%) Information Analyst
9 14 (10.53%) Information Security Analyst
10 11 (8.27%) Information Security Officer
10 11 (8.27%) Security Officer
10 11 (8.27%) Senior Information Security Consultant
11 10 (7.52%) Network Consultant
11 10 (7.52%) Network Security Consultant
11 10 (7.52%) Security Engineer
12 9 (6.77%) Information Officer
13 8 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) CSS
1 4 (3.01%) Middleware
2 3 (2.26%) HTML
2 3 (2.26%) ISPF
3 2 (1.50%) Apache Flex
3 2 (1.50%) CGI
3 2 (1.50%) Ext JS
3 2 (1.50%) GWT
3 2 (1.50%) Kafka
3 2 (1.50%) REST
3 2 (1.50%) Silverlight
3 2 (1.50%) SOAP
3 2 (1.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.27%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.52%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (6.77%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.76%) CESG
6 5 (3.76%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (3.01%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (2.26%) Cybercrime
8 3 (2.26%) Derivative
8 3 (2.26%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.26%) PKI
9 2 (1.50%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.50%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.50%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.50%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.50%) RIA
10 1 (0.75%) CCTV
10 1 (0.75%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.53%) Windows
2 17 (12.78%) Unix
3 6 (4.51%) Linux
4 3 (2.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.26%) zOS
5 1 (0.75%) AIX
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Solaris
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.30%) Data Protection
1 27 (20.30%) Risk Management
2 22 (16.54%) Risk Assessment
2 22 (16.54%) Security Operations
3 20 (15.04%) Penetration Testing
4 18 (13.53%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (10.53%) Security Architecture
6 14 (10.53%) Security Management
7 13 (9.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (9.77%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (8.27%) Coaching
8 11 (8.27%) Compliance Management
8 11 (8.27%) Data Loss Prevention
8 11 (8.27%) Incident Management
8 11 (8.27%) Project Management
8 11 (8.27%) SIEM
9 10 (7.52%) Information Security Management
9 10 (7.52%) Risk and Compliance Management
9 10 (7.52%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.27%) C
2 9 (6.77%) JavaScript
2 9 (6.77%) SQL
3 7 (5.26%) C#
3 7 (5.26%) C++
3 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.76%) Perl
5 4 (3.01%) Java
5 4 (3.01%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.01%) VBScript
6 3 (2.26%) Assembly Language
6 3 (2.26%) CLIST
6 3 (2.26%) JCL
6 3 (2.26%) REXX
7 2 (1.50%) Python
7 2 (1.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (42.11%) CISSP
2 48 (36.09%) CISM
3 30 (22.56%) CISA
4 29 (21.80%) Degree
5 18 (13.53%) CRISC
6 10 (7.52%) CEH
6 10 (7.52%) IISP
7 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.51%) CGEIT
9 5 (3.76%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (3.01%) CLAS
11 3 (2.26%) CISMP
11 3 (2.26%) SANS
11 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.50%) PCI QSA
13 1 (0.75%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.75%) Cyber Scheme
13 1 (0.75%) GIAC
13 1 (0.75%) OSCP
13 1 (0.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (27.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (19.55%) PCI DSS
3 16 (12.03%) COBIT
4 5 (3.76%) ISO22301
4 5 (3.76%) ISO27002
5 3 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 3 (2.26%) RACF
1 3 (2.26%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) zSecure
2 2 (1.50%) Fluentd
2 2 (1.50%) Nagios
2 2 (1.50%) Nessus
2 2 (1.50%) QRadar
3 1 (0.75%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 12 (9.02%) ArcSight
1 12 (9.02%) Splunk
2 7 (5.26%) SAP
3 4 (3.01%) IBM
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.26%) CA
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle
4 3 (2.26%) Sybase
5 2 (1.50%) EMC
5 2 (1.50%) HP
5 2 (1.50%) Meraki
5 2 (1.50%) Qualys
5 2 (1.50%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.50%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.50%) Sophos
5 2 (1.50%) VMware
5 2 (1.50%) Zerto
6 1 (0.75%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.75%) Reuters
6 1 (0.75%) Varonis
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