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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / Scotland
Rank 66 81 116
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +35
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 69 68 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.07% 2.35% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 2.60% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 48 48 30
Median salary £47,500 £48,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.04% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,900 £40,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £63,200
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
2006 2618 2600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.35% 90.56% 88.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1686 1719
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +21 35 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Glasgow -4 24 £46,000 -7.53% 3
Aberdeen - 3 £34,000 - 1
Dundee - 3 - - 1
Inverclyde - 2 £42,500 -
Falkirk - 1 £47,500 -
Strathclyde - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 50 (34.72%) CISSP
2 38 (26.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (24.31%) CISM
4 32 (22.22%) Security Operations
5 30 (20.83%) Finance
5 30 (20.83%) PCI DSS
6 28 (19.44%) Network Security
7 27 (18.75%) Degree
8 24 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 22 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (14.58%) Management Information System
10 21 (14.58%) Firewall
11 20 (13.89%) CISA
12 19 (13.19%) Performance Management
13 18 (12.50%) Data Centre
14 17 (11.81%) SIEM
14 17 (11.81%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (11.81%) Data Protection
14 17 (11.81%) Security Architecture
14 17 (11.81%) Risk Assessment
14 17 (11.81%) IIS
14 17 (11.81%) Internal Audit
14 17 (11.81%) Data Loss Prevention
15 16 (11.11%) Windows
16 15 (10.42%) Project Management
16 15 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
16 15 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
16 15 (10.42%) Security Monitoring
16 15 (10.42%) IISP
17 14 (9.72%) Security Operations Centre

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 17 (11.81%) IIS
2 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.44%) Network Security
2 21 (14.58%) Firewall
3 13 (9.03%) DNS
4 8 (5.56%) DHCP
5 7 (4.86%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (4.86%) tcpdump
5 7 (4.86%) Wireshark
6 6 (4.17%) SAN
7 5 (3.47%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (3.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (3.47%) LAN
7 5 (3.47%) SSL
7 5 (3.47%) VPN
7 5 (3.47%) WAN
8 2 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.39%) NAS
8 2 (1.39%) NX-OS
8 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.69%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.86%) GIS
2 3 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.39%) Big Data
3 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.39%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
General
1 30 (20.83%) Finance
2 10 (6.94%) Law
3 8 (5.56%) Retail
4 7 (4.86%) Banking
5 3 (2.08%) Legal
5 3 (2.08%) Marketing
6 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 44 (30.56%) Security Manager
2 36 (25.00%) Information Manager
3 35 (24.31%) Information Security Manager
4 22 (15.28%) Analyst
5 20 (13.89%) Consultant
6 19 (13.19%) Information Security Consultant
6 19 (13.19%) Security Consultant
7 16 (11.11%) Security Analyst
8 15 (10.42%) Information Analyst
8 15 (10.42%) Information Security Analyst
9 14 (9.72%) Network Consultant
9 14 (9.72%) Network Security Consultant
10 8 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
10 8 (5.56%) Senior Information Security Consultant
10 8 (5.56%) Senior Security Consultant
10 8 (5.56%) SOC Analyst
11 7 (4.86%) Architect
11 7 (4.86%) Head of Design
11 7 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.86%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.47%) SAML
2 4 (2.78%) HTML
3 3 (2.08%) CSS
4 2 (1.39%) XML
5 1 (0.69%) .NET
5 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.58%) Management Information System
2 18 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 14 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.72%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (3.47%) PKI
5 3 (2.08%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.08%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.08%) Derivative
6 2 (1.39%) CCTV
6 2 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.39%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.39%) Ontologies
6 2 (1.39%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.69%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.69%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.69%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.11%) Windows
2 12 (8.33%) Linux
3 8 (5.56%) Unix
4 2 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.22%) Security Operations
2 24 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 22 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (13.19%) Performance Management
5 17 (11.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (11.81%) Data Loss Prevention
5 17 (11.81%) Data Protection
5 17 (11.81%) Internal Audit
5 17 (11.81%) Risk Assessment
5 17 (11.81%) Security Architecture
5 17 (11.81%) SIEM
6 15 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (10.42%) Project Management
6 15 (10.42%) Security Monitoring
6 15 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (9.72%) Compliance Management
7 14 (9.72%) Portfolio Management
7 14 (9.72%) Risk and Compliance Management
8 13 (9.03%) Coaching
8 13 (9.03%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.64%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.86%) SQL
3 6 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.08%) C
5 2 (1.39%) VBScript
6 1 (0.69%) C#
6 1 (0.69%) C++
6 1 (0.69%) Java
6 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 50 (34.72%) CISSP
2 35 (24.31%) CISM
3 27 (18.75%) Degree
4 20 (13.89%) CISA
5 15 (10.42%) IISP
6 8 (5.56%) CEH
7 7 (4.86%) CRISC
8 6 (4.17%) CGEIT
9 4 (2.78%) MCSE
9 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.69%) CCNP
12 1 (0.69%) CISMP
12 1 (0.69%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.69%) GIAC
12 1 (0.69%) HND
12 1 (0.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (26.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (20.83%) PCI DSS
3 11 (7.64%) COBIT
4 4 (2.78%) GDPR
5 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.39%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.78%) VMware ESX
2 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.39%) NDS
3 2 (1.39%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (9.72%) ArcSight
1 14 (9.72%) Splunk
2 10 (6.94%) Cisco
3 8 (5.56%) Palo Alto
4 7 (4.86%) F5
4 7 (4.86%) Juniper
4 7 (4.86%) SAP
4 7 (4.86%) VMware
5 5 (3.47%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.47%) Oracle
6 3 (2.08%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.08%) Sourcefire
7 2 (1.39%) EMC
7 2 (1.39%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.39%) HP
7 2 (1.39%) Meraki
7 2 (1.39%) NetIQ
7 2 (1.39%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.39%) Sophos
7 2 (1.39%) Zerto
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