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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 79 103 139
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +36
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 98 52 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.65% 1.65% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.05% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 64 39 18
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,350 £58,000 £57,650
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,800
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.57%
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
2971 2541 2409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.41% 80.54% 75.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1934 1654 1635
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +16 53 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Glasgow +18 41 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Fife - 1 £45,000 -
Highlands - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 65 (37.79%) Finance
2 52 (30.23%) ITIL
3 39 (22.67%) CISSP
4 36 (20.93%) SQL
5 32 (18.60%) Management Information System
6 31 (18.02%) Windows
6 31 (18.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (18.02%) Degree
7 29 (16.86%) Firewall
8 28 (16.28%) C#
8 28 (16.28%) HTML
8 28 (16.28%) Microsoft
8 28 (16.28%) UNIX
9 26 (15.12%) Security Management
9 26 (15.12%) Banking
10 24 (13.95%) SQL Server
10 24 (13.95%) PowerShell
11 23 (13.37%) Network Security
11 23 (13.37%) Computer Science
12 21 (12.21%) Linux
12 21 (12.21%) MS Excel
12 21 (12.21%) HTTP
12 21 (12.21%) Data Security
13 20 (11.63%) Legal
13 20 (11.63%) TCP/IP
13 20 (11.63%) Java
14 19 (11.05%) Incident Management
15 18 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (10.47%) SIEM

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.81%) CMS
3 5 (2.91%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.33%) Apache
4 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.16%) SAS
5 2 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (12.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) SPSS
4 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.86%) Firewall
2 23 (13.37%) Network Security
3 21 (12.21%) HTTP
4 20 (11.63%) TCP/IP
5 15 (8.72%) FTP
5 15 (8.72%) Internet
6 14 (8.14%) VPN
7 11 (6.40%) Wireless
8 10 (5.81%) HTTPS
8 10 (5.81%) SMTP
9 9 (5.23%) tcpdump
9 9 (5.23%) Wireshark
10 7 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (3.49%) DNS
12 5 (2.91%) LDAP
13 4 (2.33%) LAN
13 4 (2.33%) WAN
13 4 (2.33%) SSH
14 3 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
15 1 (0.58%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (8.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 14 (8.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.33%) Big Data
6 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.91%) JUnit
2 4 (2.33%) Subversion
3 1 (0.58%) Maven
3 1 (0.58%) Moq
3 1 (0.58%) Hudson
3 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 65 (37.79%) Finance
2 26 (15.12%) Banking
3 20 (11.63%) Legal
4 12 (6.98%) Law
5 9 (5.23%) Financial Institution
5 9 (5.23%) Publishing
6 4 (2.33%) Retail
6 4 (2.33%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.16%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.58%) Back Office
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (31.98%) Analyst
2 33 (19.19%) Security Analyst
3 24 (13.95%) Security Manager
4 19 (11.05%) Information Manager
5 18 (10.47%) Information Security Manager
6 17 (9.88%) Security Specialist
7 15 (8.72%) Developer
8 13 (7.56%) DBA
8 13 (7.56%) Architect
8 13 (7.56%) SQL DBA
9 12 (6.98%) Information Security Specialist
9 12 (6.98%) Information Specialist
10 10 (5.81%) Information Analyst
10 10 (5.81%) Information Security Analyst
11 9 (5.23%) Programmer
11 9 (5.23%) Support Analyst
12 7 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (4.07%) Consultant
12 7 (4.07%) Senior Security Analyst
13 6 (3.49%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.28%) HTML
2 15 (8.72%) .NET
3 10 (5.81%) CSS
4 6 (3.49%) Web Services
4 6 (3.49%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (2.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (2.91%) Spring
5 5 (2.91%) jQuery
5 5 (2.91%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.33%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.33%) XML
6 4 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.33%) Regular Expression
6 4 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.16%) Servlets
7 2 (1.16%) Java EE
8 1 (0.58%) JSTL
8 1 (0.58%) WCF
8 1 (0.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.60%) Management Information System
2 23 (13.37%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.33%) CESG
5 3 (1.74%) GIS
5 3 (1.74%) PKI
6 2 (1.16%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.58%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.02%) Windows
2 28 (16.28%) UNIX
3 21 (12.21%) Linux
4 8 (4.65%) Fedora
4 8 (4.65%) CentOS
4 8 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.91%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.23%) ITIL
2 26 (15.12%) Security Management
3 21 (12.21%) Data Security
4 19 (11.05%) Incident Management
5 18 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (10.47%) SIEM
6 16 (9.30%) Information Security Management
7 15 (8.72%) Risk Management
7 15 (8.72%) Software Engineering
8 13 (7.56%) OO
8 13 (7.56%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (6.98%) Security Architecture
9 12 (6.98%) Change Management
9 12 (6.98%) ISMS
10 10 (5.81%) Data Protection
11 9 (5.23%) Fault Management
11 9 (5.23%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (5.23%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (5.23%) Scrum
11 9 (5.23%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.93%) SQL
2 28 (16.28%) C#
3 24 (13.95%) PowerShell
4 20 (11.63%) Java
5 14 (8.14%) C++
6 8 (4.65%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.65%) Python
7 7 (4.07%) Perl
8 5 (2.91%) PHP
8 5 (2.91%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.33%) C
10 1 (0.58%) F#
10 1 (0.58%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 39 (22.67%) CISSP
2 31 (18.02%) Degree
3 16 (9.30%) CEH
4 11 (6.40%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.40%) CISM
4 11 (6.40%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.23%) CISA
6 8 (4.65%) MCP
7 7 (4.07%) Postgraduate
7 7 (4.07%) GIAC
8 4 (2.33%) GCIA
8 4 (2.33%) GSEC
8 4 (2.33%) GCIH
8 4 (2.33%) GWAPT
8 4 (2.33%) GPEN
8 4 (2.33%) OSCP
8 4 (2.33%) OSCE
9 3 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.74%) CCNP
10 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (18.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.49%) QA
3 5 (2.91%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) BS7799
4 1 (0.58%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.33%) Snort
3 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.98%) Dell
3 5 (2.91%) CheckPoint
3 5 (2.91%) Cisco
3 5 (2.91%) FrontRange
4 3 (1.74%) VMware
4 3 (1.74%) McAfee
4 3 (1.74%) ArcSight
4 3 (1.74%) LogLogic
4 3 (1.74%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.16%) F5
5 2 (1.16%) Juniper
5 2 (1.16%) i2
6 1 (0.58%) Symantec
6 1 (0.58%) Adobe
6 1 (0.58%) Sun
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle
6 1 (0.58%) JBoss
6 1 (0.58%) Websense
6 1 (0.58%) Fortinet
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Moray
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: 12,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago