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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 82 83 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 57 80 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.39% 2.60% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 2.90% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 44 61 43
Median salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,705 £38,500 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.91%
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
2121 2754 2819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.12% 89.44% 88.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 1744 1854
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +19 35 £60,000 +33.33% 8
Glasgow -11 18 £43,000 -10.41% 3
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £47,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 56 (41.48%) CISSP
2 41 (30.37%) CISM
3 40 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (27.41%) Finance
5 31 (22.96%) Degree
6 30 (22.22%) Network Security
6 30 (22.22%) PCI DSS
7 27 (20.00%) Security Operations
8 25 (18.52%) CISA
9 20 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
9 20 (14.81%) Risk Management
9 20 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (14.07%) Data Protection
10 19 (14.07%) Security Architecture
11 17 (12.59%) IIS
11 17 (12.59%) Windows
12 16 (11.85%) Project Management
12 16 (11.85%) COBIT
12 16 (11.85%) Internal Audit
12 16 (11.85%) Vulnerability Management
12 16 (11.85%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (11.11%) IISP
13 15 (11.11%) Data Centre
13 15 (11.11%) Performance Management
14 14 (10.37%) Splunk
14 14 (10.37%) Portfolio Management
14 14 (10.37%) ArcSight
14 14 (10.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (10.37%) Security Operations Centre
14 14 (10.37%) Firewall

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (12.59%) IIS
2 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.22%) Network Security
2 14 (10.37%) Firewall
3 8 (5.93%) DHCP
3 8 (5.93%) DNS
4 5 (3.70%) SAN
5 3 (2.22%) LAN
5 3 (2.22%) WAN
6 2 (1.48%) NAS
6 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.48%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.48%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.74%) Internet
7 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.19%) GIS
2 3 (2.22%) Big Data
2 3 (2.22%) Data Mining
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
General
1 37 (27.41%) Finance
2 11 (8.15%) Law
3 8 (5.93%) Retail
4 6 (4.44%) Banking
5 3 (2.22%) Electronics
5 3 (2.22%) Legal
5 3 (2.22%) Marketing
6 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (27.41%) Security Manager
2 31 (22.96%) Information Manager
3 30 (22.22%) Information Security Manager
4 24 (17.78%) Consultant
5 23 (17.04%) Security Consultant
6 21 (15.56%) Information Security Consultant
7 16 (11.85%) Analyst
8 14 (10.37%) Network Consultant
8 14 (10.37%) Network Security Consultant
9 13 (9.63%) Security Analyst
10 9 (6.67%) Information Analyst
10 9 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
10 9 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
10 9 (6.67%) Senior Information Security Consultant
10 9 (6.67%) Senior Security Consultant
11 7 (5.19%) Head of Design
11 7 (5.19%) Information Officer
11 7 (5.19%) Information Security Officer
11 7 (5.19%) Security Officer
12 6 (4.44%) Senior Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) CSS
1 4 (2.96%) HTML
2 2 (1.48%) XML
3 1 (0.74%) .NET
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.37%) Security Operations Centre
3 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.15%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.22%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.22%) Derivative
6 2 (1.48%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.48%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.48%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.48%) Ontologies
6 2 (1.48%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.74%) CCTV
7 1 (0.74%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.74%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.74%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.59%) Windows
2 8 (5.93%) Unix
3 7 (5.19%) Linux
4 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.00%) Security Operations
2 20 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
2 20 (14.81%) Risk Management
2 20 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (14.07%) Data Protection
3 19 (14.07%) Security Architecture
4 16 (11.85%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (11.85%) Internal Audit
4 16 (11.85%) Project Management
4 16 (11.85%) Vulnerability Management
5 15 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 14 (10.37%) Compliance Management
6 14 (10.37%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (10.37%) Portfolio Management
6 14 (10.37%) Risk and Compliance Management
7 13 (9.63%) SIEM
8 12 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (8.15%) Business Continuity
9 11 (8.15%) Supplier Management
10 10 (7.41%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.93%) SQL
3 7 (5.19%) C
3 7 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.22%) C#
4 3 (2.22%) C++
5 2 (1.48%) Java
5 2 (1.48%) VBScript
6 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 56 (41.48%) CISSP
2 41 (30.37%) CISM
3 31 (22.96%) Degree
4 25 (18.52%) CISA
5 15 (11.11%) IISP
6 13 (9.63%) CRISC
7 8 (5.93%) CEH
8 6 (4.44%) CGEIT
9 3 (2.22%) MCSE
9 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.48%) PCI QSA
10 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.74%) CISMP
11 1 (0.74%) HND
11 1 (0.74%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 16 (11.85%) COBIT
4 4 (2.96%) ISO22301
4 4 (2.96%) ISO27002
5 3 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.48%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.74%) QA
7 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.48%) NDS
4 2 (1.48%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 1 (0.74%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 14 (10.37%) ArcSight
1 14 (10.37%) Splunk
2 7 (5.19%) SAP
3 6 (4.44%) VMware
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.96%) Oracle
6 2 (1.48%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.48%) Cisco
6 2 (1.48%) EMC
6 2 (1.48%) HP
6 2 (1.48%) Meraki
6 2 (1.48%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.48%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.48%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.48%) Sophos
6 2 (1.48%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.48%) Zerto
7 1 (0.74%) Citrix
7 1 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.74%) Varonis
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