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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 105 105 98
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 50 53 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.61% 1.61% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.97% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 33 35 38
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £40,100 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £54,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
2638 2689 2376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.91% 81.56% 80.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1714 1733 1614
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £30,000 £27,775
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +8 31 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Glasgow +4 13 £55,000 +15.78% 4
Aberdeen - 4 £70,000 -
Moray - 2 £48,000 -
Fife +7 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £29,675 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 53 (44.54%) Finance
2 34 (28.57%) CISSP
2 34 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (25.21%) Degree
3 30 (25.21%) ITIL
4 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
5 22 (18.49%) Windows
6 21 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (17.65%) Risk Management
7 20 (16.81%) Security Management
7 20 (16.81%) Management Information System
7 20 (16.81%) Linux
8 17 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 17 (14.29%) Firewall
9 15 (12.61%) Scrum
9 15 (12.61%) HTTP
9 15 (12.61%) CEH
10 14 (11.76%) PCI DSS
10 14 (11.76%) SIEM
10 14 (11.76%) SharePoint
10 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
11 13 (10.92%) CSS
11 13 (10.92%) C#
11 13 (10.92%) SQL
12 12 (10.08%) HTML
12 12 (10.08%) GIAC
12 12 (10.08%) Change Management
12 12 (10.08%) Project Management
12 12 (10.08%) Analytics
12 12 (10.08%) Network Security

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 14 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.20%) CMS
3 4 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.52%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.52%) Apache
4 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.29%) Firewall
2 15 (12.61%) HTTP
3 12 (10.08%) Network Security
4 10 (8.40%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.40%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (7.56%) Internet
6 6 (5.04%) Wireshark
6 6 (5.04%) tcpdump
7 5 (4.20%) Wireless
7 5 (4.20%) VPN
8 4 (3.36%) FTP
9 3 (2.52%) SSH
9 3 (2.52%) DNS
9 3 (2.52%) LDAP
10 2 (1.68%) LAN
10 2 (1.68%) WAN
10 2 (1.68%) SMTP
10 2 (1.68%) DHCP
10 2 (1.68%) SAN
11 1 (0.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.52%) Big Data
3 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) JUnit
1 3 (2.52%) Subversion
General
1 53 (44.54%) Finance
2 11 (9.24%) Law
3 6 (5.04%) Legal
4 5 (4.20%) Banking
4 5 (4.20%) Marketing
5 3 (2.52%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.68%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (24.37%) Security Manager
2 24 (20.17%) Analyst
3 22 (18.49%) Information Manager
4 21 (17.65%) Information Security Manager
5 16 (13.45%) Developer
5 16 (13.45%) Security Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Security Specialist
7 10 (8.40%) .NET Developer
8 8 (6.72%) Information Security Specialist
8 8 (6.72%) Information Specialist
9 6 (5.04%) Incident Manager
9 6 (5.04%) Change Manager
10 5 (4.20%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.20%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Information Security Officer
10 5 (4.20%) Senior Security Specialist
10 5 (4.20%) Security Officer
11 4 (3.36%) Governance Manager
11 4 (3.36%) IT Support
11 4 (3.36%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.92%) CSS
2 12 (10.08%) HTML
3 11 (9.24%) XML
4 10 (8.40%) .NET
4 10 (8.40%) ASP.NET
4 10 (8.40%) .NET Framework
4 10 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (8.40%) Regular Expression
5 9 (7.56%) jQuery
6 6 (5.04%) JSON
6 6 (5.04%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.04%) Raphaël
6 6 (5.04%) HTML5
6 6 (5.04%) CSS3
7 5 (4.20%) Middleware
8 4 (3.36%) Web Services
8 4 (3.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (2.52%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.52%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (2.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.81%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.08%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.88%) Visualisation
4 7 (5.88%) Open Source
5 2 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.68%) Clustering
5 2 (1.68%) PKI
5 2 (1.68%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.49%) Windows
2 20 (16.81%) Linux
3 11 (9.24%) UNIX
4 6 (5.04%) Fedora
4 6 (5.04%) CentOS
4 6 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) ITIL
2 21 (17.65%) Risk Management
2 21 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (16.81%) Security Management
4 15 (12.61%) Scrum
5 14 (11.76%) SIEM
6 12 (10.08%) Analytics
6 12 (10.08%) Project Management
6 12 (10.08%) Change Management
7 10 (8.40%) Information Security Management
7 10 (8.40%) OO
7 10 (8.40%) Web Design
7 10 (8.40%) MVC
7 10 (8.40%) Web Development
8 9 (7.56%) Web Application Development
8 9 (7.56%) Business Continuity
9 8 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.72%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.88%) Supplier Management
10 7 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.92%) C#
1 13 (10.92%) SQL
2 10 (8.40%) T-SQL
3 9 (7.56%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.72%) C++
5 7 (5.88%) Java
5 7 (5.88%) C
6 6 (5.04%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.04%) Python
7 4 (3.36%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.52%) Perl
8 3 (2.52%) PHP
9 1 (0.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (28.57%) CISSP
2 30 (25.21%) Degree
3 15 (12.61%) CEH
4 12 (10.08%) GIAC
5 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
6 9 (7.56%) CISM
6 9 (7.56%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.88%) SSCP
8 4 (3.36%) CISA
8 4 (3.36%) MCP
9 3 (2.52%) ISEB
9 3 (2.52%) GCIA
9 3 (2.52%) GSEC
9 3 (2.52%) GCIH
9 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.52%) CRISC
9 3 (2.52%) GWAPT
9 3 (2.52%) GPEN
9 3 (2.52%) OSCP
9 3 (2.52%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (11.76%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.20%) COBIT
4 4 (3.36%) SLA
5 3 (2.52%) QA
6 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.36%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.52%) Snort
5 2 (1.68%) NFS
5 2 (1.68%) XenApp
5 2 (1.68%) vSphere
Vendors
1 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.56%) Dell
3 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.88%) Cisco
3 7 (5.88%) VMware
4 6 (5.04%) Citrix
5 3 (2.52%) Remedy
6 2 (1.68%) HP
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle
7 1 (0.84%) Hyland
7 1 (0.84%) ArcSight
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