The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 123 121 132
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 55 44 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.36% 1.41% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.82% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 42 27 22
Average salary £46,250 £38,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.12% -6.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,100 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £77,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +1.05%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3204 2419 2581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 79.11% 77.63% 73.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2090 1377 1902
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 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Information Security
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -2 42 £50,750 -15.41% 3
Glasgow -10 10 £37,500 +15.38%
Moray -2 1 £60,000 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 55 (50.46%) Finance
2 42 (38.53%) CISSP
3 32 (29.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (24.77%) CISM
5 25 (22.94%) PCI DSS
6 24 (22.02%) SQL
7 23 (21.10%) Management Information System
8 22 (20.18%) CISA
8 22 (20.18%) ITIL
9 21 (19.27%) Degree
10 20 (18.35%) Security Management
11 19 (17.43%) Banking
11 19 (17.43%) C#
12 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
13 14 (12.84%) Information Security Management
13 14 (12.84%) Windows
14 13 (11.93%) HTML
14 13 (11.93%) .NET
14 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
14 13 (11.93%) Risk Management
14 13 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (11.01%) PowerShell
15 12 (11.01%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (10.09%) SIEM
16 11 (10.09%) Change Management
17 10 (9.17%) Risk Assessment
17 10 (9.17%) Firewall
17 10 (9.17%) HTTP
17 10 (9.17%) Information Assurance
17 10 (9.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.59%) CMS
3 4 (3.67%) SAS
4 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.75%) IIS
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) Firewall
1 10 (9.17%) HTTP
2 8 (7.34%) FTP
2 8 (7.34%) DNS
2 8 (7.34%) Internet
3 7 (6.42%) HTTPS
4 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.59%) SMTP
6 3 (2.75%) Network Security
6 3 (2.75%) SSL
6 3 (2.75%) TACACS
6 3 (2.75%) Kerberos
6 3 (2.75%) LDAP
6 3 (2.75%) IPsec
7 1 (0.92%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (9.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Moq
1 1 (0.92%) NUnit
General
1 55 (50.46%) Finance
2 19 (17.43%) Banking
3 5 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.59%) Retail
4 3 (2.75%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Electronics
5 2 (1.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Publishing
6 1 (0.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (22.02%) Security Manager
2 23 (21.10%) Analyst
3 20 (18.35%) Consultant
3 20 (18.35%) Security Consultant
4 19 (17.43%) Information Manager
4 19 (17.43%) Information Security Manager
5 15 (13.76%) Information Security Consultant
6 11 (10.09%) Security Analyst
7 8 (7.34%) Senior Security Consultant
7 8 (7.34%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (6.42%) IT Security Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Architect
8 7 (6.42%) DBA
8 7 (6.42%) Programmer
8 7 (6.42%) SQL DBA
9 6 (5.50%) IT Security Manager
10 5 (4.59%) Senior Information Security Consultant
10 5 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.59%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.93%) HTML
1 13 (11.93%) .NET
2 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (2.75%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.75%) CSS
4 3 (2.75%) LAMP
5 2 (1.83%) SAML
5 2 (1.83%) OpenID
5 2 (1.83%) OAuth
6 1 (0.92%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.92%) WCF
6 1 (0.92%) WPF
6 1 (0.92%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.92%) LINQ
6 1 (0.92%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.10%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.34%) CESG
2 8 (7.34%) RMADS
2 8 (7.34%) PKI
3 6 (5.50%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.67%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.83%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.84%) Windows
2 7 (6.42%) UNIX
3 5 (4.59%) Linux
4 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.18%) ITIL
2 20 (18.35%) Security Management
3 14 (12.84%) Information Security Management
4 13 (11.93%) Risk Management
5 12 (11.01%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (10.09%) SIEM
6 11 (10.09%) Change Management
7 10 (9.17%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (9.17%) Information Assurance
7 10 (9.17%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (8.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (8.26%) Security Architecture
8 9 (8.26%) ISMS
8 9 (8.26%) Business Continuity
9 8 (7.34%) Project Management
10 7 (6.42%) Service Delivery
11 6 (5.50%) Data Security
11 6 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.50%) Database Security
12 5 (4.59%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.02%) SQL
2 19 (17.43%) C#
3 12 (11.01%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.42%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.50%) C
5 6 (5.50%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.75%) VBScript
7 1 (0.92%) F#
7 1 (0.92%) Perl
7 1 (0.92%) PHP
7 1 (0.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 42 (38.53%) CISSP
2 27 (24.77%) CISM
3 22 (20.18%) CISA
4 21 (19.27%) Degree
5 6 (5.50%) Postgraduate
6 5 (4.59%) MCP
7 4 (3.67%) GIAC
7 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (22.94%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.92%) BS7799
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.75%) IAG
2 3 (2.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.42%) Cisco
3 6 (5.50%) Juniper
4 4 (3.67%) VMware
4 4 (3.67%) CheckPoint
4 4 (3.67%) F5
5 3 (2.75%) Sun
6 2 (1.83%) McAfee
6 2 (1.83%) Websense
6 2 (1.83%) Capita
6 2 (1.83%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.83%) Twitter
6 2 (1.83%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.83%) LogLogic
7 1 (0.92%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.92%) Qualys
7 1 (0.92%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.92%) Symantec
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