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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 66 118 118
Rank change year-on-year
+52 0
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 95 58 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.01% 1.53% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 1.87% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 71 39 26
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £34,500 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
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
2678 3109 2372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.75% 81.92% 78.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1632 2032 1399
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +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 31 March 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 31 March 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
Edinburgh +13 48 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Glasgow +40 39 £43,125 -4.16% 10
Aberdeen - 10 £70,000 -
Dundee - 2 £70,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £29,000 -
Moray +6 1 £48,000 -20.00%
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 95 (62.91%) Finance
2 74 (49.01%) CISSP
3 48 (31.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (29.14%) Degree
5 42 (27.81%) Cyber Security
6 34 (22.52%) Risk Management
7 33 (21.85%) CISM
8 32 (21.19%) ITIL
9 31 (20.53%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (18.54%) Windows
10 28 (18.54%) Project Management
11 25 (16.56%) Risk Assessment
12 23 (15.23%) Microsoft
13 21 (13.91%) Management Information System
14 20 (13.25%) Banking
14 20 (13.25%) PCI DSS
14 20 (13.25%) SIEM
14 20 (13.25%) CISA
15 19 (12.58%) Network Security
15 19 (12.58%) Cryptography
15 19 (12.58%) Incident Management
16 18 (11.92%) Security Management
17 17 (11.26%) Law
17 17 (11.26%) MS Excel
18 16 (10.60%) Business Continuity
18 16 (10.60%) Analytics
19 15 (9.93%) SQL
20 14 (9.27%) Linux
20 14 (9.27%) UNIX
20 14 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 9 (5.96%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.31%) IIS
3 3 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.32%) CMS
4 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (11.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) MS Project
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.58%) Network Security
2 12 (7.95%) Internet
3 8 (5.30%) Firewall
3 8 (5.30%) Intranet
4 7 (4.64%) HTTP
4 7 (4.64%) LAN
5 6 (3.97%) WLAN
5 6 (3.97%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (2.65%) SAN
7 2 (1.32%) DNS
8 1 (0.66%) WAN
8 1 (0.66%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.66%) Big Data
3 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
General
1 95 (62.91%) Finance
2 20 (13.25%) Banking
3 17 (11.26%) Law
4 11 (7.28%) Retail
5 6 (3.97%) Legal
5 6 (3.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.99%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.99%) Marketing
7 2 (1.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 32 (21.19%) Analyst
2 27 (17.88%) Security Manager
3 25 (16.56%) Security Analyst
4 21 (13.91%) Information Manager
5 20 (13.25%) Information Security Analyst
5 20 (13.25%) Information Analyst
6 19 (12.58%) Information Security Manager
7 13 (8.61%) Information Security Officer
7 13 (8.61%) Security Officer
8 12 (7.95%) Information Security Consultant
8 12 (7.95%) Consultant
8 12 (7.95%) Security Consultant
9 11 (7.28%) Senior Manager
10 9 (5.96%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (5.30%) .NET Developer
11 8 (5.30%) Developer
11 8 (5.30%) Senior Security Analyst
12 6 (3.97%) Senior Security Consultant
12 6 (3.97%) Senior Information Analyst
12 6 (3.97%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.28%) .NET
2 8 (5.30%) ASP.NET
2 8 (5.30%) CSS
2 8 (5.30%) .NET Framework
2 8 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (4.64%) HTML
3 7 (4.64%) XML
4 6 (3.97%) JSON
4 6 (3.97%) jQuery
4 6 (3.97%) HTML5
4 6 (3.97%) CSS3
4 6 (3.97%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.97%) Raphaël
5 5 (3.31%) Regular Expression
5 5 (3.31%) Middleware
6 2 (1.32%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.32%) JSP
7 1 (0.66%) XSLT
7 1 (0.66%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.66%) XForms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.53%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (13.91%) Management Information System
3 19 (12.58%) Cryptography
4 6 (3.97%) SCADA
4 6 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.97%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (3.31%) Visualisation
5 5 (3.31%) Open Source
6 4 (2.65%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.32%) PKI
9 1 (0.66%) Replication
9 1 (0.66%) Clustering
9 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.66%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.54%) Windows
2 14 (9.27%) Linux
2 14 (9.27%) UNIX
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.81%) Cyber Security
2 34 (22.52%) Risk Management
3 32 (21.19%) ITIL
4 28 (18.54%) Project Management
5 25 (16.56%) Risk Assessment
6 20 (13.25%) SIEM
7 19 (12.58%) Incident Management
8 18 (11.92%) Security Management
9 16 (10.60%) Business Continuity
9 16 (10.60%) Analytics
10 14 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (9.27%) Data Security
10 14 (9.27%) Business Analysis
11 12 (7.95%) Investment Management
11 12 (7.95%) Data Protection
11 12 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (7.28%) BCP
12 11 (7.28%) Information Assurance
12 11 (7.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.93%) SQL
2 9 (5.96%) C#
3 8 (5.30%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.97%) VB.NET
4 6 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.65%) Java
6 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.32%) C
8 1 (0.66%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 74 (49.01%) CISSP
2 44 (29.14%) Degree
3 33 (21.85%) CISM
4 20 (13.25%) CISA
5 12 (7.95%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.64%) GIAC
7 6 (3.97%) CEH
7 6 (3.97%) CISMP
7 6 (3.97%) SSCP
7 6 (3.97%) MBA
8 5 (3.31%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.99%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.99%) CRISC
10 2 (1.32%) ISEB
11 1 (0.66%) MCP
11 1 (0.66%) PMP
11 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (31.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (13.25%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.96%) COBIT
4 6 (3.97%) SLA
5 3 (1.99%) QA
6 2 (1.32%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (5.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.65%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.32%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.66%) XenApp
5 1 (0.66%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) Nagios
2 1 (0.66%) Puppet
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (15.23%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.28%) Oracle
3 10 (6.62%) VMware
4 5 (3.31%) SAP
4 5 (3.31%) Cisco
4 5 (3.31%) Citrix
4 5 (3.31%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.65%) Remedy
6 3 (1.99%) F5
6 3 (1.99%) Splunk
7 1 (0.66%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.66%) Hyland
7 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.66%) Sophos
7 1 (0.66%) Websense
7 1 (0.66%) Symantec
7 1 (0.66%) HP
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