The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Information Assurance skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
UK / Scotland
Rank 136 152 133
Rank change year-on-year +16 -19  
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 2 7 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.086% 0.24% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.095% 0.26% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 9
Median salary £72,500 £30,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +141.66% -45.45%  
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% +7.84%  

Information Assurance is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2116 2646 2748
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.25% 90.49% 88.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1706 1674
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +5.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in Scotland

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance in Scotland.

Salary trend for Information Assurance in Scotland

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Assurance in Scotland

Information Assurance
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 Assurance within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +24 1 £85,000 -
Edinburgh -6 1 £60,000 -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) OWASP
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Threat Management
2 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
2 1 (33.33%) SANS
2 1 (33.33%) Data Loss Prevention

Information Assurance
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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Information Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Service Assurance Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) OWASP
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
1 1 (33.33%) GIAC
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SANS
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared