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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 50 121 122
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +1
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 130 56 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.15% 1.42% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.85% 1.75% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 98 43 26
Average salary £46,000 £43,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.74% +14.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +2.08%
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
2681 3200 2428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.49% 81.18% 78.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1653 2099 1394
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 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 +62 67 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Edinburgh +25 59 £52,500 +7.69% 10
Aberdeen - 6 £70,000 -
Dundee - 2 £70,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £29,000 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 115 (63.89%) Finance
2 85 (47.22%) CISSP
3 63 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (32.22%) Cyber Security
5 50 (27.78%) Degree
5 50 (27.78%) Risk Management
6 44 (24.44%) CISM
7 40 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (18.33%) ITIL
9 32 (17.78%) Risk Assessment
10 31 (17.22%) Management Information System
11 29 (16.11%) Windows
11 29 (16.11%) Cryptography
11 29 (16.11%) Network Security
12 28 (15.56%) Project Management
13 27 (15.00%) PCI DSS
14 26 (14.44%) Banking
15 25 (13.89%) Data Security
15 25 (13.89%) CISA
16 23 (12.78%) Incident Management
16 23 (12.78%) SIEM
16 23 (12.78%) Business Continuity
17 21 (11.67%) Law
18 20 (11.11%) Security Cleared
18 20 (11.11%) Security Management
19 19 (10.56%) Microsoft
19 19 (10.56%) Data Protection
20 18 (10.00%) Internet
20 18 (10.00%) Analytics
21 17 (9.44%) Linux

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 7 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.78%) IIS
3 3 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.11%) Network Security
2 18 (10.00%) Internet
3 13 (7.22%) Intranet
4 7 (3.89%) HTTP
4 7 (3.89%) LAN
5 6 (3.33%) WLAN
6 5 (2.78%) Firewall
7 4 (2.22%) SAN
8 3 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.11%) DNS
10 1 (0.56%) WAN
10 1 (0.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.56%) Big Data
2 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
General
1 115 (63.89%) Finance
2 26 (14.44%) Banking
3 21 (11.67%) Law
4 14 (7.78%) Retail
5 13 (7.22%) Legal
6 9 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (5.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (22.22%) Analyst
2 35 (19.44%) Security Analyst
3 32 (17.78%) Information Analyst
3 32 (17.78%) Information Security Analyst
4 24 (13.33%) Security Manager
5 21 (11.67%) Information Manager
6 19 (10.56%) Information Security Manager
6 19 (10.56%) Information Security Officer
6 19 (10.56%) Security Officer
7 15 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
7 15 (8.33%) Consultant
7 15 (8.33%) Senior Manager
7 15 (8.33%) Security Consultant
8 13 (7.22%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
10 10 (5.56%) Senior Information Analyst
10 10 (5.56%) Senior Information Security Analyst
11 9 (5.00%) Governance Manager
11 9 (5.00%) .NET Developer
11 9 (5.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.22%) .NET
2 9 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (5.00%) CSS
2 9 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (3.33%) HTML5
3 6 (3.33%) CSS3
3 6 (3.33%) JSON
3 6 (3.33%) jQuery
3 6 (3.33%) HTML
3 6 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 6 (3.33%) Raphaël
4 5 (2.78%) Middleware
5 4 (2.22%) XML
6 2 (1.11%) JSP
6 2 (1.11%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.56%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.56%) XSLT
7 1 (0.56%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.56%) XForms
Miscellaneous
1 40 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (17.22%) Management Information System
3 29 (16.11%) Cryptography
4 9 (5.00%) SCADA
4 9 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
5 6 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.22%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.67%) CESG
8 2 (1.11%) PKI
8 2 (1.11%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.11%) Open Source
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.56%) Replication
9 1 (0.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.11%) Windows
2 17 (9.44%) Linux
3 16 (8.89%) UNIX
4 2 (1.11%) AIX
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (32.22%) Cyber Security
2 50 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 33 (18.33%) ITIL
4 32 (17.78%) Risk Assessment
5 28 (15.56%) Project Management
6 25 (13.89%) Data Security
7 23 (12.78%) Business Continuity
7 23 (12.78%) Incident Management
7 23 (12.78%) SIEM
8 20 (11.11%) Security Management
9 19 (10.56%) Data Protection
10 18 (10.00%) Analytics
11 15 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (7.78%) BCP
13 13 (7.22%) Information Assurance
13 13 (7.22%) Mentoring
14 12 (6.67%) Investment Management
14 12 (6.67%) Business Analysis
14 12 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.33%) SQL
2 9 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 9 (5.00%) C#
3 6 (3.33%) VB.NET
3 6 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.22%) Java
5 3 (1.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.11%) C
7 1 (0.56%) C++
7 1 (0.56%) Ruby
7 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 85 (47.22%) CISSP
2 50 (27.78%) Degree
3 44 (24.44%) CISM
4 25 (13.89%) CISA
5 20 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 10 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 9 (5.00%) CISMP
8 6 (3.33%) MBA
9 5 (2.78%) GIAC
9 5 (2.78%) CRISC
10 3 (1.67%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.67%) CEH
10 3 (1.67%) SSCP
11 2 (1.11%) ISEB
11 2 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (1.11%) EnCE
12 1 (0.56%) PMP
12 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (15.00%) PCI DSS
3 16 (8.89%) COBIT
4 6 (3.33%) SLA
5 4 (2.22%) QA
6 2 (1.11%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.22%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.11%) vSphere
5 1 (0.56%) XenApp
5 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.22%) Nagios
2 2 (1.11%) Puppet
2 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.11%) Oracle
3 10 (5.56%) VMware
4 5 (2.78%) SAP
4 5 (2.78%) Citrix
5 4 (2.22%) Remedy
5 4 (2.22%) Splunk
6 3 (1.67%) F5
7 2 (1.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.11%) Cisco
7 2 (1.11%) HP
8 1 (0.56%) Symantec
8 1 (0.56%) Sophos
8 1 (0.56%) Websense
8 1 (0.56%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.56%) Hyland
8 1 (0.56%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds
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