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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 57 84 120
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +36
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 131 95 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.14% 2.58% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.68% 3.08% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 99 77 33
Average salary £42,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,000 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,100 £62,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
2798 3082 2673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.38% 83.80% 82.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1779 2049 1746
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 July 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 July 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
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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 +27 66 £42,000 +5.00% 3
Edinburgh +3 49 £45,000 - 4
West Dunbartonshire - 5 £39,000 -
Aberdeen +18 3 £32,500 -27.77%
Moray - 3 - -
Inverclyde - 2 £62,000 -
Fife +3 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £29,500 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 158 (58.96%) Finance
2 136 (50.75%) CISSP
3 90 (33.58%) Cyber Security
4 86 (32.09%) CISM
5 84 (31.34%) Degree
6 79 (29.48%) Analytical Skills
7 70 (26.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 67 (25.00%) Risk Management
9 56 (20.90%) Network Security
9 56 (20.90%) Cryptography
10 49 (18.28%) Incident Management
10 49 (18.28%) Data Security
11 48 (17.91%) Banking
12 46 (17.16%) Windows
13 44 (16.42%) Legal
14 42 (15.67%) Management Information System
14 42 (15.67%) Risk Assessment
15 39 (14.55%) Law
15 39 (14.55%) UNIX
15 39 (14.55%) SIEM
16 37 (13.81%) ITIL
17 34 (12.69%) Business Continuity
18 31 (11.57%) CISA
19 28 (10.45%) Security Management
19 28 (10.45%) PCI DSS
20 27 (10.07%) Retail
20 27 (10.07%) Internet
21 26 (9.70%) Project Management
22 23 (8.58%) Mentoring
23 22 (8.21%) Oracle

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (2.99%) IIS
2 6 (2.24%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (2.24%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.87%) WebSphere Portal
3 5 (1.87%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.75%) MS Office
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (20.90%) Network Security
2 27 (10.07%) Internet
3 13 (4.85%) Intranet
4 11 (4.10%) HTTPS
4 11 (4.10%) SSL
5 8 (2.99%) SAN
6 7 (2.61%) Firewall
7 6 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (2.24%) LDAP
7 6 (2.24%) LAN
7 6 (2.24%) WLAN
8 5 (1.87%) HTTP
9 1 (0.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.24%) DB2
3 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.37%) Big Data
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
General
1 158 (58.96%) Finance
2 48 (17.91%) Banking
3 44 (16.42%) Legal
4 39 (14.55%) Law
5 27 (10.07%) Retail
6 13 (4.85%) Telecoms
7 11 (4.10%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.75%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (37.69%) Analyst
2 83 (30.97%) Security Analyst
3 72 (26.87%) Information Analyst
3 72 (26.87%) Information Security Analyst
4 28 (10.45%) Senior Analyst
4 28 (10.45%) Consultant
4 28 (10.45%) Security Consultant
5 22 (8.21%) Information Security Consultant
6 20 (7.46%) Senior Security Analyst
7 19 (7.09%) Security Manager
8 17 (6.34%) Senior Information Analyst
8 17 (6.34%) Senior Information Security Analyst
9 16 (5.97%) Information Manager
10 14 (5.22%) Information Security Officer
10 14 (5.22%) Security Officer
10 14 (5.22%) Information Security Manager
11 13 (4.85%) Senior Manager
11 13 (4.85%) Incident Analyst
12 12 (4.48%) Senior Consultant
12 12 (4.48%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.10%) J2EE
2 9 (3.36%) .NET
3 6 (2.24%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 3 (1.12%) CSS
5 2 (0.75%) JSP
5 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.75%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.37%) OpenID
6 1 (0.37%) OAuth
6 1 (0.37%) XML
6 1 (0.37%) SAML
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (29.48%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (20.90%) Cryptography
3 42 (15.67%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.10%) SCADA
4 11 (4.10%) Mobile Payment
5 10 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.73%) DataPower
6 7 (2.61%) SWIFT
6 7 (2.61%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.12%) CESG
9 2 (0.75%) BYOD
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.37%) Replication
10 1 (0.37%) CCTV
10 1 (0.37%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.16%) Windows
2 39 (14.55%) UNIX
3 21 (7.84%) Linux
4 8 (2.99%) AIX
5 6 (2.24%) Solaris
5 6 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (33.58%) Cyber Security
2 67 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 49 (18.28%) Data Security
3 49 (18.28%) Incident Management
4 42 (15.67%) Risk Assessment
5 39 (14.55%) SIEM
6 37 (13.81%) ITIL
7 34 (12.69%) Business Continuity
8 28 (10.45%) Security Management
9 26 (9.70%) Project Management
10 23 (8.58%) Mentoring
11 21 (7.84%) BCP
11 21 (7.84%) Data Protection
12 19 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (6.34%) Analytics
14 16 (5.97%) Business Continuity Planning
14 16 (5.97%) Information Assurance
15 15 (5.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 11 (4.10%) Business Analysis
16 11 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.22%) Java
1 14 (5.22%) SQL
2 11 (4.10%) Shell Script
3 6 (2.24%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.12%) C#
5 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.37%) Ruby
6 1 (0.37%) C++
6 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 136 (50.75%) CISSP
2 86 (32.09%) CISM
3 84 (31.34%) Degree
4 31 (11.57%) CISA
5 22 (8.21%) Security Cleared
6 21 (7.84%) CISMP
7 11 (4.10%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.24%) MBA
9 4 (1.49%) CRISC
10 3 (1.12%) GIAC
10 3 (1.12%) CEH
10 3 (1.12%) ISEB
11 2 (0.75%) MCSE
11 2 (0.75%) CCNP
11 2 (0.75%) CCNA
11 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.75%) MCTS
11 2 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.75%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (26.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (10.45%) PCI DSS
3 22 (8.21%) COBIT
4 7 (2.61%) SLA
5 5 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.87%) QA
6 4 (1.49%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.75%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.37%) COSO
System Software
1 10 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.24%) VMware ESX
2 6 (2.24%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 4 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.61%) Nagios
2 6 (2.24%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 5 (1.87%) Puppet
3 5 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (8.21%) Oracle
2 16 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.60%) Splunk
4 14 (5.22%) Symantec
5 12 (4.48%) IBM
6 11 (4.10%) VMware
7 7 (2.61%) Sophos
7 7 (2.61%) Websense
8 6 (2.24%) McAfee
8 6 (2.24%) CA
9 5 (1.87%) SAP
9 5 (1.87%) IronPort
10 3 (1.12%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.12%) LogLogic
10 3 (1.12%) F5
10 3 (1.12%) Dell
10 3 (1.12%) EMC
11 2 (0.75%) Cisco
11 2 (0.75%) CommVault
11 2 (0.75%) NetApp
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