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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 86 112 124
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +12
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 79 50 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.66% 1.61% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 1.85% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 48 34 31
Average salary £48,750 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.36% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,350 £41,700 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -
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
2660 2698 2820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.59% 86.92% 84.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1702 1719 1843
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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
Glasgow +12 43 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Edinburgh +1 27 £50,000 -9.09% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 7 £43,000 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 99 (56.57%) Finance
2 61 (34.86%) Degree
3 57 (32.57%) CISSP
4 56 (32.00%) Management Information System
4 56 (32.00%) SIEM
5 53 (30.29%) Security Operations
6 52 (29.71%) Banking
7 50 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
8 45 (25.71%) Risk Management
9 44 (25.14%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (20.57%) Analytics
11 35 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 32 (18.29%) Network Security
13 29 (16.57%) Security Management
14 28 (16.00%) Unix
14 28 (16.00%) Data Analytics
15 26 (14.86%) Windows
15 26 (14.86%) CEH
16 25 (14.29%) CISM
16 25 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
17 23 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (13.14%) ITIL
18 22 (12.57%) GIAC
18 22 (12.57%) Risk Assessment
18 22 (12.57%) Use Case
19 21 (12.00%) Project Management
20 19 (10.86%) Vulnerability Management
20 19 (10.86%) CISA
20 19 (10.86%) Incident Management
21 18 (10.29%) Legal

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (4.57%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (2.29%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (2.29%) IIS
3 4 (2.29%) JBoss
3 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (1.71%) Apache
4 3 (1.71%) Drupal
4 3 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.71%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.14%) SAS
6 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (18.29%) Network Security
2 17 (9.71%) Firewall
3 12 (6.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (5.71%) HTTPS
4 10 (5.71%) SSL
5 8 (4.57%) HTTP
5 8 (4.57%) Internet
6 5 (2.86%) FTP
6 5 (2.86%) SAN
6 5 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.86%) VPN
7 4 (2.29%) WAN
8 3 (1.71%) DHCP
8 3 (1.71%) DNS
8 3 (1.71%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.71%) InfiniBand
8 3 (1.71%) LDAP
8 3 (1.71%) SNMP
8 3 (1.71%) tcpdump
8 3 (1.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.71%) Big Data
3 3 (1.71%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.71%) MySQL
3 3 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.57%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Hudson
1 3 (1.71%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.71%) JIRA
1 3 (1.71%) Trac
2 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.57%) JUnit
3 1 (0.57%) Selenium
3 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 99 (56.57%) Finance
2 52 (29.71%) Banking
3 18 (10.29%) Legal
4 17 (9.71%) Retail
5 14 (8.00%) Telecoms
6 10 (5.71%) Corporate Banking
7 7 (4.00%) Law
7 7 (4.00%) Marketing
8 2 (1.14%) Publishing
9 1 (0.57%) Back Office
9 1 (0.57%) Electronics
9 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (37.14%) Analyst
2 49 (28.00%) Security Analyst
3 34 (19.43%) Information Analyst
3 34 (19.43%) Information Security Analyst
4 31 (17.71%) Consultant
5 29 (16.57%) Security Consultant
6 24 (13.71%) IT Consultant
6 24 (13.71%) IT Security Consultant
7 22 (12.57%) Security Manager
8 21 (12.00%) SOC Consultant
9 20 (11.43%) Lead Security Consultant
10 18 (10.29%) Information Manager
10 18 (10.29%) Technology Consultant
11 16 (9.14%) Information Security Manager
11 16 (9.14%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (6.86%) IT Analyst
12 12 (6.86%) IT Security Analyst
13 9 (5.14%) Operations Analyst
13 9 (5.14%) Security Operations Analyst
14 8 (4.57%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.00%) HTML
2 6 (3.43%) J2EE
3 4 (2.29%) CSS
3 4 (2.29%) Web Services
4 3 (1.71%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.71%) CSS3
4 3 (1.71%) HTML5
4 3 (1.71%) jQuery
4 3 (1.71%) LAMP
4 3 (1.71%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.14%) .NET
5 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.14%) D3.js
5 2 (1.14%) Raphaël
6 1 (0.57%) CGI
6 1 (0.57%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.57%) Java EE
6 1 (0.57%) Spring
6 1 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (32.00%) Management Information System
2 44 (25.14%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (6.86%) Cryptography
5 11 (6.29%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.43%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.29%) PKI
7 4 (2.29%) SCADA
8 3 (1.71%) CESG
8 3 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.71%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.71%) Health Informatics
8 3 (1.71%) Informatics
8 3 (1.71%) Life Science
8 3 (1.71%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.71%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.00%) Unix
2 26 (14.86%) Windows
3 10 (5.71%) Linux
4 8 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.86%) AIX
5 5 (2.86%) Solaris
6 4 (2.29%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.71%) CentOS
7 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.00%) SIEM
2 53 (30.29%) Security Operations
3 50 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
4 45 (25.71%) Risk Management
5 36 (20.57%) Analytics
6 29 (16.57%) Security Management
7 28 (16.00%) Data Analytics
8 23 (13.14%) ITIL
8 23 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (12.57%) Risk Assessment
9 22 (12.57%) Use Case
10 21 (12.00%) Project Management
11 19 (10.86%) Incident Management
11 19 (10.86%) Vulnerability Management
12 18 (10.29%) Penetration Testing
12 18 (10.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 15 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 14 (8.00%) Configuration Management
14 14 (8.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.14%) Java
2 8 (4.57%) Perl
3 6 (3.43%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.86%) SQL
5 4 (2.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.29%) PHP
6 3 (1.71%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.71%) C#
6 3 (1.71%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.14%) C
8 1 (0.57%) C++
8 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (34.86%) Degree
2 57 (32.57%) CISSP
3 26 (14.86%) CEH
4 25 (14.29%) CISM
5 22 (12.57%) GIAC
6 19 (10.86%) CISA
7 10 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.43%) SSCP
9 5 (2.86%) MCSE
9 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.86%) SANS
9 5 (2.86%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.29%) CRISC
10 4 (2.29%) IISP
11 3 (1.71%) RHCE
12 2 (1.14%) CCNA
12 2 (1.14%) CCNP
12 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.14%) ISEB
12 2 (1.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (8.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.29%) COBIT
4 3 (1.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.71%) SLA
5 2 (1.14%) Basel II
5 2 (1.14%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.57%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.71%) GPFS
3 3 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.14%) RACF
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (2.29%) Nessus
2 3 (1.71%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.71%) Nagios
2 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.71%) Puppet
2 3 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (1.71%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (9.14%) IBM
2 12 (6.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.57%) Cisco
3 8 (4.57%) Cyber-Ark
3 8 (4.57%) VMware
4 6 (3.43%) Splunk
5 5 (2.86%) Dell
5 5 (2.86%) Oracle
6 4 (2.29%) ArcSight
6 4 (2.29%) Intel Security
6 4 (2.29%) NetApp
6 4 (2.29%) Qualys
6 4 (2.29%) Symantec
7 3 (1.71%) Brocade
7 3 (1.71%) Opsware
7 3 (1.71%) Remedy
8 2 (1.14%) Cognos
8 2 (1.14%) EMC
8 2 (1.14%) Imperva
9 1 (0.57%) Proofpoint
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