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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 88 54 91
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +37
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 67 129 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.32% 4.10% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 4.53% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 38 100 79
Median salary £47,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £34,750 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,050 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £53,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +6.52%
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
2606 2847 3212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 90.20% 90.50% 86.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1473 1819 2152
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,950 £60,000 £62,000
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -27 36 £45,000 +7.14%
Edinburgh -23 18 £52,500 +16.66% 18
Renfrewshire -1 4 £60,000 +103.38%
Fife -2 3 - -
Stirling - 3 £47,500 - 1
Lanarkshire 0 1 £46,000 +15.00%
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 46 (42.20%) Finance
2 42 (38.53%) CISSP
3 33 (30.28%) CISM
4 25 (22.94%) Degree
5 22 (20.18%) Risk Management
5 22 (20.18%) CISA
5 22 (20.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (19.27%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (18.35%) Unix
8 18 (16.51%) Windows
8 18 (16.51%) Security Operations
9 17 (15.60%) Firewall
9 17 (15.60%) Management Information System
9 17 (15.60%) Data Protection
9 17 (15.60%) SIEM
10 14 (12.84%) Banking
10 14 (12.84%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (11.93%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (11.93%) C
11 13 (11.93%) Computer Science
12 12 (11.01%) Network Security
12 12 (11.01%) CRISC
12 12 (11.01%) COBIT
13 11 (10.09%) CEH
14 10 (9.17%) Incident Management
14 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
15 9 (8.26%) ITIL
15 9 (8.26%) C#
15 9 (8.26%) C++

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 6 (5.50%) SAS
2 3 (2.75%) Apache Solr
2 3 (2.75%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.75%) CICS
2 3 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.75%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.92%) IIS
3 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.59%) MS Office
2 5 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.60%) Firewall
2 12 (11.01%) Network Security
3 6 (5.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.67%) DHCP
4 4 (3.67%) DNS
4 4 (3.67%) HTTP
4 4 (3.67%) SSL
5 3 (2.75%) FTP
5 3 (2.75%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.75%) LAN
5 3 (2.75%) SAN
5 3 (2.75%) SNMP
5 3 (2.75%) SSH
5 3 (2.75%) WAN
6 2 (1.83%) VLAN
7 1 (0.92%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.92%) Internet
7 1 (0.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) Big Data
2 3 (2.75%) Data Mining
2 3 (2.75%) DB2
2 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.75%) Parquet
3 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.92%) GIS
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 46 (42.20%) Finance
2 14 (12.84%) Banking
3 9 (8.26%) Legal
4 6 (5.50%) Electronics
5 5 (4.59%) Law
6 4 (3.67%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.67%) Retail
7 3 (2.75%) Publishing
8 2 (1.83%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.92%) Marketing
9 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (28.44%) Analyst
2 23 (21.10%) Security Analyst
3 17 (15.60%) Consultant
3 17 (15.60%) Security Consultant
4 14 (12.84%) Information Analyst
4 14 (12.84%) Information Security Analyst
5 12 (11.01%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (10.09%) Information Security Officer
6 11 (10.09%) Security Officer
7 10 (9.17%) Security Engineer
8 9 (8.26%) Information Officer
9 8 (7.34%) Information Security Consultant
10 7 (6.42%) Security Manager
10 7 (6.42%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (6.42%) Senior Security Consultant
11 6 (5.50%) Senior Security Analyst
11 6 (5.50%) Software Engineer
12 5 (4.59%) Information Manager
12 5 (4.59%) Information Security Manager
12 5 (4.59%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) CSS
2 4 (3.67%) Middleware
3 3 (2.75%) Apache Flex
3 3 (2.75%) CGI
3 3 (2.75%) Ext JS
3 3 (2.75%) GWT
3 3 (2.75%) ISPF
3 3 (2.75%) Kafka
3 3 (2.75%) REST
3 3 (2.75%) Silverlight
3 3 (2.75%) SOAP
3 3 (2.75%) XML
4 2 (1.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (15.60%) Management Information System
3 13 (11.93%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.59%) CESG
4 5 (4.59%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.67%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (3.67%) PKI
6 3 (2.75%) Cybercrime
6 3 (2.75%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.75%) RIA
6 3 (2.75%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.83%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.83%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.83%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.83%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.92%) DataPower
8 1 (0.92%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.35%) Unix
2 18 (16.51%) Windows
3 4 (3.67%) Linux
4 3 (2.75%) Solaris
4 3 (2.75%) zOS
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.92%) AIX
6 1 (0.92%) Android
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.18%) Risk Management
2 21 (19.27%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (16.51%) Security Operations
4 17 (15.60%) Data Protection
4 17 (15.60%) SIEM
5 14 (12.84%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (11.93%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (9.17%) Incident Management
8 9 (8.26%) Business Continuity
8 9 (8.26%) Data Loss Prevention
8 9 (8.26%) ITIL
8 9 (8.26%) Security Management
9 8 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (7.34%) Data Analysis
9 8 (7.34%) Information Assurance
9 8 (7.34%) Project Management
10 7 (6.42%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.42%) Threat Management
11 6 (5.50%) Analytics
11 6 (5.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.93%) C
2 9 (8.26%) C#
2 9 (8.26%) C++
3 8 (7.34%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.42%) Java
5 6 (5.50%) Perl
5 6 (5.50%) SQL
6 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.67%) VBScript
7 3 (2.75%) Assembly Language
7 3 (2.75%) CLIST
7 3 (2.75%) JCL
7 3 (2.75%) Python
7 3 (2.75%) REXX
7 3 (2.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (38.53%) CISSP
2 33 (30.28%) CISM
3 25 (22.94%) Degree
4 22 (20.18%) CISA
5 12 (11.01%) CRISC
6 11 (10.09%) CEH
7 6 (5.50%) GIAC
7 6 (5.50%) SANS
8 5 (4.59%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.67%) CLAS
10 3 (2.75%) CISMP
11 2 (1.83%) PCI QSA
12 1 (0.92%) CGEIT
12 1 (0.92%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.92%) Cyber Scheme
12 1 (0.92%) ISEB
12 1 (0.92%) OSCP
12 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (11.01%) COBIT
3 7 (6.42%) PCI DSS
4 5 (4.59%) ISO27002
5 3 (2.75%) ISO22301
6 2 (1.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.92%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.92%) QA
7 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) RACF
2 3 (2.75%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (2.75%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) QRadar
2 3 (2.75%) Fluentd
2 3 (2.75%) Nagios
2 3 (2.75%) Nessus
2 3 (2.75%) zSecure
3 1 (0.92%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.92%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 5 (4.59%) ArcSight
1 5 (4.59%) IBM
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.67%) Qualys
2 4 (3.67%) Splunk
3 3 (2.75%) CA
3 3 (2.75%) Intel Security
3 3 (2.75%) ServiceNow
3 3 (2.75%) Sybase
4 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.83%) Cisco
4 2 (1.83%) LogRhythm
4 2 (1.83%) Remedy
5 1 (0.92%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.92%) EMC
5 1 (0.92%) HP
5 1 (0.92%) Reuters
5 1 (0.92%) SAP
5 1 (0.92%) Sophos
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