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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 97 119 107
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -12
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 59 47 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.92% 1.44% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.77% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 42 36 36
Average salary £50,000 £43,750 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £37,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,250 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +11.11%
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
2615 2649 2443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.01% 80.98% 79.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1734 1674 1695
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +19 39 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Glasgow +9 14 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Argyll and Bute - 2 £28,587 -
Fife +5 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 - -
Moray - 1 £48,000 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 59 (39.60%) Finance
2 40 (26.85%) ITIL
3 39 (26.17%) CISSP
4 38 (25.50%) Degree
5 35 (23.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (22.82%) Microsoft
7 30 (20.13%) Windows
8 28 (18.79%) Management Information System
9 27 (18.12%) Linux
10 26 (17.45%) MS Excel
10 26 (17.45%) Firewall
10 26 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (14.77%) Security Management
11 22 (14.77%) Risk Management
12 21 (14.09%) CEH
13 20 (13.42%) SQL
13 20 (13.42%) Network Security
14 19 (12.75%) UNIX
15 18 (12.08%) HTTP
15 18 (12.08%) Law
15 18 (12.08%) Computer Science
16 17 (11.41%) SharePoint
17 16 (10.74%) C#
17 16 (10.74%) HTML
17 16 (10.74%) SQL Server
17 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP
17 16 (10.74%) Scrum
17 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (10.07%) OO
18 15 (10.07%) Legal

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (11.41%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.03%) CMS
3 4 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.68%) Apache
3 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.34%) SAS
4 2 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 26 (17.45%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.71%) MS Office
3 2 (1.34%) SPSS
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.45%) Firewall
2 20 (13.42%) Network Security
3 18 (12.08%) HTTP
4 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP
5 13 (8.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (7.38%) Wireless
6 11 (7.38%) VPN
7 10 (6.71%) Internet
8 8 (5.37%) tcpdump
8 8 (5.37%) Wireshark
9 6 (4.03%) FTP
10 4 (2.68%) SSH
10 4 (2.68%) DNS
10 4 (2.68%) LDAP
11 3 (2.01%) SMTP
12 2 (1.34%) DHCP
12 2 (1.34%) LAN
12 2 (1.34%) WAN
12 2 (1.34%) HTTPS
12 2 (1.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.68%) Big Data
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.68%) JUnit
1 4 (2.68%) Subversion
General
1 59 (39.60%) Finance
2 18 (12.08%) Law
3 15 (10.07%) Legal
4 10 (6.71%) Banking
5 5 (3.36%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.36%) Marketing
6 4 (2.68%) Publishing
7 2 (1.34%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (29.53%) Analyst
2 29 (19.46%) Security Analyst
3 27 (18.12%) Security Manager
4 20 (13.42%) Information Manager
5 19 (12.75%) Information Security Manager
6 18 (12.08%) Security Specialist
7 17 (11.41%) Developer
8 12 (8.05%) Information Security Specialist
8 12 (8.05%) Information Specialist
9 10 (6.71%) .NET Developer
10 8 (5.37%) Information Analyst
10 8 (5.37%) Information Security Analyst
11 6 (4.03%) Incident Manager
11 6 (4.03%) Change Manager
11 6 (4.03%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.36%) Project Manager
12 5 (3.36%) Support Analyst
12 5 (3.36%) IT Security Analyst
12 5 (3.36%) IT Support Analyst
12 5 (3.36%) Head of Information Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.74%) HTML
2 14 (9.40%) CSS
3 12 (8.05%) .NET
3 12 (8.05%) XML
4 11 (7.38%) Regular Expression
5 10 (6.71%) jQuery
5 10 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (6.71%) ASP.NET
5 10 (6.71%) .NET Framework
6 6 (4.03%) HTML5
6 6 (4.03%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.03%) Raphaël
6 6 (4.03%) JSON
6 6 (4.03%) CSS3
7 5 (3.36%) Web Services
7 5 (3.36%) Middleware
8 4 (2.68%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.68%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.68%) Spring
8 4 (2.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.79%) Management Information System
2 18 (12.08%) Computer Science
3 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.70%) Visualisation
4 7 (4.70%) Open Source
5 2 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.34%) Clustering
5 2 (1.34%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.34%) GIS
6 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.67%) PKI
6 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.13%) Windows
2 27 (18.12%) Linux
3 19 (12.75%) UNIX
4 8 (5.37%) Fedora
4 8 (5.37%) CentOS
4 8 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.36%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (26.85%) ITIL
2 26 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (14.77%) Security Management
3 22 (14.77%) Risk Management
4 16 (10.74%) Scrum
5 15 (10.07%) OO
5 15 (10.07%) SIEM
6 14 (9.40%) Information Security Management
7 12 (8.05%) Change Management
8 11 (7.38%) Project Management
8 11 (7.38%) MVC
8 11 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (7.38%) ISMS
8 11 (7.38%) Software Engineering
8 11 (7.38%) Incident Management
9 10 (6.71%) Web Development
9 10 (6.71%) Data Protection
9 10 (6.71%) Web Application Development
9 10 (6.71%) Analytics
9 10 (6.71%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.42%) SQL
2 16 (10.74%) C#
3 14 (9.40%) C++
4 12 (8.05%) Java
4 12 (8.05%) T-SQL
5 10 (6.71%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.04%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.37%) C
7 8 (5.37%) Python
8 6 (4.03%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.03%) Perl
9 5 (3.36%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.68%) PHP
11 1 (0.67%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (26.17%) CISSP
2 38 (25.50%) Degree
3 21 (14.09%) CEH
4 13 (8.72%) CISM
5 12 (8.05%) GIAC
6 9 (6.04%) Security Cleared
7 8 (5.37%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.70%) SSCP
9 5 (3.36%) MCP
10 4 (2.68%) CISA
10 4 (2.68%) GCIA
10 4 (2.68%) GSEC
10 4 (2.68%) GCIH
10 4 (2.68%) GWAPT
10 4 (2.68%) GPEN
10 4 (2.68%) OSCP
10 4 (2.68%) OSCE
11 2 (1.34%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.34%) CRISC
11 2 (1.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (8.72%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.36%) COBIT
4 4 (2.68%) QA
4 4 (2.68%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.68%) Snort
3 4 (2.68%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.34%) XenApp
4 2 (1.34%) vSphere
4 2 (1.34%) NFS
Vendors
1 34 (22.82%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.05%) Dell
3 7 (4.70%) Red Hat
3 7 (4.70%) Cisco
3 7 (4.70%) VMware
4 6 (4.03%) Citrix
5 3 (2.01%) Remedy
6 2 (1.34%) McAfee
6 2 (1.34%) i2
6 2 (1.34%) HP
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle
7 1 (0.67%) Hyland
7 1 (0.67%) ArcSight
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