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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 106 124 118
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 58 40 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.80% 1.20% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.47% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 41 31 31
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
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
2743 2723 2397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.90% 81.48% 76.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1793 1722 1673
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +17 37 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Glasgow +14 15 £31,500 -30.00% 3
Fife +1 2 - -
Argyll and Bute - 2 £28,587 - 1
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 61 (38.36%) Finance
2 45 (28.30%) ITIL
3 42 (26.42%) CISSP
4 39 (24.53%) Degree
5 36 (22.64%) Microsoft
6 33 (20.75%) Management Information System
6 33 (20.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (20.13%) Windows
8 28 (17.61%) Firewall
9 27 (16.98%) MS Excel
10 26 (16.35%) Linux
10 26 (16.35%) Security Management
10 26 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (15.09%) SQL
12 23 (14.47%) CEH
13 22 (13.84%) Computer Science
14 21 (13.21%) Network Security
15 20 (12.58%) C#
15 20 (12.58%) SQL Server
15 20 (12.58%) UNIX
15 20 (12.58%) Risk Management
16 19 (11.95%) Legal
16 19 (11.95%) SharePoint
16 19 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (11.32%) TCP/IP
17 18 (11.32%) HTTP
17 18 (11.32%) HTML
17 18 (11.32%) Law
18 17 (10.69%) Incident Management
19 16 (10.06%) Information Security Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (11.95%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.03%) CMS
3 6 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.52%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.52%) Apache
4 4 (2.52%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.26%) SAS
5 2 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 27 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.66%) MS Office
3 2 (1.26%) SPSS
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.61%) Firewall
2 21 (13.21%) Network Security
3 18 (11.32%) HTTP
3 18 (11.32%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (8.18%) VPN
6 12 (7.55%) Wireless
6 12 (7.55%) Internet
7 8 (5.03%) FTP
7 8 (5.03%) tcpdump
7 8 (5.03%) Wireshark
8 6 (3.77%) DNS
9 5 (3.14%) SMTP
10 4 (2.52%) LDAP
10 4 (2.52%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.52%) SSH
11 2 (1.26%) SAN
11 2 (1.26%) LAN
11 2 (1.26%) WAN
11 2 (1.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.58%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.52%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.52%) JUnit
1 4 (2.52%) Subversion
General
1 61 (38.36%) Finance
2 19 (11.95%) Legal
3 18 (11.32%) Law
4 15 (9.43%) Banking
5 8 (5.03%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.77%) Publishing
7 5 (3.14%) Marketing
8 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.89%) Retail
10 2 (1.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.63%) Advertising
11 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (31.45%) Analyst
2 33 (20.75%) Security Analyst
3 29 (18.24%) Security Manager
4 21 (13.21%) Information Manager
5 20 (12.58%) Information Security Manager
6 18 (11.32%) Security Specialist
7 17 (10.69%) Developer
8 11 (6.92%) Information Analyst
8 11 (6.92%) Information Security Analyst
8 11 (6.92%) Information Security Specialist
8 11 (6.92%) Information Specialist
9 10 (6.29%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) IT Support
11 6 (3.77%) IT Security Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.14%) Consultant
12 5 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.14%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.32%) HTML
2 16 (10.06%) .NET
3 14 (8.81%) CSS
4 12 (7.55%) XML
5 11 (6.92%) Regular Expression
6 10 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (6.29%) ASP.NET
6 10 (6.29%) .NET Framework
7 8 (5.03%) jQuery
8 6 (3.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (3.14%) Web Services
10 4 (2.52%) JSON
10 4 (2.52%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (2.52%) Middleware
10 4 (2.52%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.52%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (2.52%) Spring
10 4 (2.52%) CSS3
10 4 (2.52%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.52%) Raphaël
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.75%) Management Information System
2 22 (13.84%) Computer Science
3 19 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.40%) Visualisation
4 7 (4.40%) Open Source
5 3 (1.89%) GIS
6 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.26%) Clustering
6 2 (1.26%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.13%) Windows
2 26 (16.35%) Linux
3 20 (12.58%) UNIX
4 8 (5.03%) Fedora
4 8 (5.03%) CentOS
4 8 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.40%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (28.30%) ITIL
2 26 (16.35%) Security Management
2 26 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.58%) Risk Management
4 17 (10.69%) Incident Management
5 16 (10.06%) Scrum
5 16 (10.06%) Information Security Management
6 15 (9.43%) OO
6 15 (9.43%) Software Engineering
7 14 (8.81%) Data Security
7 14 (8.81%) SIEM
8 13 (8.18%) Change Management
9 12 (7.55%) Project Management
9 12 (7.55%) Data Protection
10 11 (6.92%) ISMS
10 11 (6.92%) MVC
11 10 (6.29%) Web Design
11 10 (6.29%) Web Development
12 9 (5.66%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (5.66%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.09%) SQL
2 20 (12.58%) C#
3 16 (10.06%) Java
4 14 (8.81%) C++
5 13 (8.18%) PowerShell
6 12 (7.55%) T-SQL
7 8 (5.03%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.03%) C
7 8 (5.03%) Python
8 6 (3.77%) Perl
9 5 (3.14%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.52%) PHP
10 4 (2.52%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.63%) XPath
11 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 42 (26.42%) CISSP
2 39 (24.53%) Degree
3 23 (14.47%) CEH
4 14 (8.81%) CISM
5 12 (7.55%) GIAC
6 8 (5.03%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.40%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.40%) SSCP
8 6 (3.77%) CISA
8 6 (3.77%) MCP
9 4 (2.52%) Postgraduate
9 4 (2.52%) GCIA
9 4 (2.52%) GSEC
9 4 (2.52%) GCIH
9 4 (2.52%) GWAPT
9 4 (2.52%) GPEN
9 4 (2.52%) OSCP
9 4 (2.52%) OSCE
10 2 (1.26%) ISEB
11 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (20.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.66%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.03%) SLA
4 5 (3.14%) QA
5 2 (1.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.52%) Snort
2 4 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.89%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.26%) XenApp
4 2 (1.26%) vSphere
4 2 (1.26%) NFS
Vendors
1 36 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.55%) Dell
3 8 (5.03%) Cisco
4 7 (4.40%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.77%) VMware
6 5 (3.14%) Citrix
7 4 (2.52%) FrontRange
8 2 (1.26%) Remedy
8 2 (1.26%) McAfee
8 2 (1.26%) i2
8 2 (1.26%) HP
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle
9 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.63%) Hyland
9 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.63%) ArcSight
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