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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 101 110 123
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 65 50 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.95% 1.57% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.95% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 36 35 27
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year
- +9.28%
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
2809 2559 2413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.20% 80.12% 76.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1806 1618 1661
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 October 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 31 October 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
(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 +10 44 £45,000 -1.09% 1
Glasgow +6 16 £36,500 -18.88% 2
Fife +3 2 - -
Argyll and Bute -1 1 £27,500 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 64 (39.51%) Finance
2 45 (27.78%) ITIL
3 42 (25.93%) CISSP
4 37 (22.84%) Degree
5 33 (20.37%) Management Information System
6 31 (19.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (17.90%) Microsoft
7 29 (17.90%) Windows
8 28 (17.28%) Firewall
9 26 (16.05%) Security Management
10 25 (15.43%) SQL
10 25 (15.43%) MS Excel
11 24 (14.81%) Linux
11 24 (14.81%) Network Security
12 23 (14.20%) Computer Science
12 23 (14.20%) CEH
13 22 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (12.96%) UNIX
15 20 (12.35%) Legal
15 20 (12.35%) Incident Management
16 19 (11.73%) Data Security
16 19 (11.73%) Java
17 18 (11.11%) TCP/IP
17 18 (11.11%) Law
17 18 (11.11%) Risk Management
18 17 (10.49%) C#
18 17 (10.49%) SIEM
19 16 (9.88%) C++
19 16 (9.88%) HTML

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 15 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.94%) CMS
3 6 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.47%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.47%) Apache
4 4 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.23%) SAS
6 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.62%) JBoss
Applications
1 25 (15.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.94%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) SPSS
4 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.28%) Firewall
2 24 (14.81%) Network Security
3 18 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.64%) VPN
5 13 (8.02%) HTTP
6 12 (7.41%) Wireless
6 12 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (6.17%) Internet
8 8 (4.94%) Wireshark
8 8 (4.94%) tcpdump
8 8 (4.94%) FTP
9 5 (3.09%) DNS
9 5 (3.09%) SMTP
10 4 (2.47%) LDAP
10 4 (2.47%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.47%) SSH
11 3 (1.85%) LAN
11 3 (1.85%) WAN
12 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.47%) Big Data
5 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) JUnit
2 4 (2.47%) Subversion
3 1 (0.62%) Maven
3 1 (0.62%) Hudson
3 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
General
1 64 (39.51%) Finance
2 20 (12.35%) Legal
3 18 (11.11%) Law
4 16 (9.88%) Banking
5 9 (5.56%) Financial Institution
6 8 (4.94%) Publishing
7 4 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.47%) Marketing
8 3 (1.85%) Retail
8 3 (1.85%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.62%) Advertising
9 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (34.57%) Analyst
2 35 (21.60%) Security Analyst
3 27 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 18 (11.11%) Information Manager
5 17 (10.49%) Security Specialist
5 17 (10.49%) Information Security Manager
6 15 (9.26%) Developer
7 11 (6.79%) Information Security Analyst
7 11 (6.79%) Information Analyst
7 11 (6.79%) Information Security Specialist
7 11 (6.79%) Information Specialist
8 7 (4.32%) IT Security Analyst
8 7 (4.32%) IT Support
8 7 (4.32%) IT Support Analyst
8 7 (4.32%) Architect
8 7 (4.32%) Programmer
8 7 (4.32%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.70%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.88%) HTML
2 14 (8.64%) .NET
3 11 (6.79%) CSS
4 9 (5.56%) XML
4 9 (5.56%) Regular Expression
5 6 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (3.70%) Web Services
5 6 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.09%) jQuery
6 5 (3.09%) Spring
7 4 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.47%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.47%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.23%) Servlets
8 2 (1.23%) Java EE
9 1 (0.62%) JSTL
9 1 (0.62%) Ext JS
9 1 (0.62%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.37%) Management Information System
2 23 (14.20%) Computer Science
3 22 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.09%) Visualisation
4 5 (3.09%) Open Source
5 3 (1.85%) GIS
5 3 (1.85%) CESG
6 2 (1.23%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.62%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.90%) Windows
2 24 (14.81%) Linux
3 21 (12.96%) UNIX
4 8 (4.94%) Fedora
4 8 (4.94%) CentOS
4 8 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.32%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (27.78%) ITIL
2 26 (16.05%) Security Management
3 22 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (12.35%) Incident Management
5 19 (11.73%) Data Security
6 18 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 17 (10.49%) SIEM
8 16 (9.88%) Software Engineering
9 15 (9.26%) Information Security Management
10 14 (8.64%) OO
11 12 (7.41%) Change Management
11 12 (7.41%) Scrum
11 12 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (7.41%) Data Protection
12 11 (6.79%) ISMS
13 10 (6.17%) Security Architecture
13 10 (6.17%) Business Continuity
13 10 (6.17%) Analytics
14 9 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.43%) SQL
2 19 (11.73%) Java
3 17 (10.49%) C#
4 16 (9.88%) C++
5 14 (8.64%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.94%) Python
8 7 (4.32%) C
9 6 (3.70%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.70%) Perl
10 5 (3.09%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.47%) PHP
12 1 (0.62%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 42 (25.93%) CISSP
2 37 (22.84%) Degree
3 23 (14.20%) CEH
4 13 (8.02%) CISM
5 10 (6.17%) GIAC
6 9 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.70%) CISA
7 6 (3.70%) MCP
7 6 (3.70%) Postgraduate
8 5 (3.09%) SSCP
9 4 (2.47%) GCIA
9 4 (2.47%) GSEC
9 4 (2.47%) GCIH
9 4 (2.47%) GWAPT
9 4 (2.47%) GPEN
9 4 (2.47%) OSCP
9 4 (2.47%) OSCE
10 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (19.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.32%) SLA
2 7 (4.32%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.70%) QA
4 2 (1.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (2.47%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.47%) Snort
2 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) XenApp
3 1 (0.62%) vSphere
3 1 (0.62%) NFS
Vendors
1 29 (17.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.41%) Dell
3 7 (4.32%) Cisco
4 5 (3.09%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.09%) FrontRange
5 3 (1.85%) VMware
6 2 (1.23%) i2
6 2 (1.23%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.23%) McAfee
7 1 (0.62%) Citrix
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe
7 1 (0.62%) HP
7 1 (0.62%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.62%) LogLogic
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