Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 137 98
Rank change year-on-year +18 -39 -38
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 110 89 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.06% 1.61% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.74% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 77 51 86
Scotland median annual salary £45,750 £49,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.63% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £25,250 £36,250 £38,875
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +9.09%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,969 5,105 4,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.00% 92.21% 92.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3,237 3,253 2,904
Scotland median annual salary £45,500 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.41% - +3.53%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security 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 in Scotland.

Salary trend for Information Security in Scotland

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security 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 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +40 60 £45,375 -24.38% 9
Glasgow -16 40 £46,500 -2.11% 7
Highlands - 5 £40,000 - 1
West Dunbartonshire -1 3 £24,500 -
Stirling 0 1 £60,000 -25.00%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 50 (45.45%) Finance
2 42 (38.18%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (28.18%) CISSP
4 28 (25.45%) CISM
5 25 (22.73%) Risk Management
6 22 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (18.18%) Banking
7 20 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (16.36%) Degree
10 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
10 16 (14.55%) GDPR
11 15 (13.64%) Decision-Making
11 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (13.64%) Incident Management
12 14 (12.73%) Identity Access Management
12 14 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (11.82%) CompTIA Security+
13 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (10.91%) Network Security
14 12 (10.91%) Security Operations
15 11 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
15 11 (10.00%) Legal
16 10 (9.09%) CISA
16 10 (9.09%) Data Protection
16 10 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
17 9 (8.18%) Security Architecture
17 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
17 9 (8.18%) Cisco
17 9 (8.18%) CCNA

Information Security
Co-occurring 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 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.73%) SAS
2 3 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.91%) CMS
4 1 (0.91%) IIS
4 1 (0.91%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) SAP CRM
1 2 (1.82%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.64%) Office 365
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.91%) Network Security
2 5 (4.55%) Firewall
3 4 (3.64%) Internet
4 3 (2.73%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.73%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.73%) SAN
4 3 (2.73%) SSL
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.91%) DNS
5 1 (0.91%) HTTP
5 1 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.73%) Big Data
1 3 (2.73%) Hadoop
1 3 (2.73%) QlikView
1 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.91%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.91%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.91%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.91%) Protractor
2 1 (0.91%) Selenium
2 1 (0.91%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (45.45%) Finance
2 20 (18.18%) Banking
3 11 (10.00%) Legal
4 3 (2.73%) Law
5 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.82%) Military
6 1 (0.91%) Back Office
6 1 (0.91%) Games
6 1 (0.91%) Publishing
6 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (23.64%) Analyst
2 19 (17.27%) Security Analyst
3 13 (11.82%) Consultant
3 13 (11.82%) Information Analyst
3 13 (11.82%) Security Manager
4 12 (10.91%) Security Consultant
5 11 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
6 10 (9.09%) Information Manager
6 10 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
7 7 (6.36%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.36%) Senior Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) Senior Security Consultant
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Information Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Information Security Specialist
9 5 (4.55%) Information Specialist
9 5 (4.55%) Security Specialist
9 5 (4.55%) Technical Support
10 4 (3.64%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) .NET
2 3 (2.73%) J2EE
2 3 (2.73%) OAuth
2 3 (2.73%) OAuth2
2 3 (2.73%) REST
2 3 (2.73%) SAML
2 3 (2.73%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.82%) JSON
3 2 (1.82%) Middleware
3 2 (1.82%) XML
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.91%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.27%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.45%) Cybercrime
6 5 (4.55%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (4.55%) Fintech
7 3 (2.73%) DataPower
7 3 (2.73%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.82%) CESG
8 2 (1.82%) PMI
8 2 (1.82%) User Experience
9 1 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.91%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.91%) Robotics
9 1 (0.91%) SCADA
9 1 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.91%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Windows
2 4 (3.64%) Unix
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.18%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (22.73%) Risk Management
3 20 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (13.64%) Decision-Making
4 15 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 14 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (12.73%) Identity Access Management
6 12 (10.91%) Security Operations
7 10 (9.09%) Data Protection
8 9 (8.18%) ITIL
8 9 (8.18%) Security Architecture
9 8 (7.27%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.27%) Security Management
9 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (6.36%) Information Security Management
11 6 (5.45%) Identity Management
11 6 (5.45%) Project Management
11 6 (5.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.45%) C#
2 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.73%) SQL
3 2 (1.82%) C
3 2 (1.82%) C++
3 2 (1.82%) Java
3 2 (1.82%) Perl
3 2 (1.82%) PHP
3 2 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (28.18%) CISSP
2 28 (25.45%) CISM
3 18 (16.36%) Degree
4 13 (11.82%) CompTIA Security+
5 10 (9.09%) CISA
6 9 (8.18%) CCNA
6 9 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.36%) CASP
7 7 (6.36%) CRISC
7 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.55%) CCENT
8 5 (4.55%) MCP
8 5 (4.55%) MCSA
8 5 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (3.64%) CCNP
9 4 (3.64%) CEH
9 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
10 3 (2.73%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (1.82%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (14.55%) GDPR
3 8 (7.27%) PCI DSS
4 6 (5.45%) QA
5 5 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (4.55%) SLA
6 4 (3.64%) ISO 9001
7 3 (2.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (2.73%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.91%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.73%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.91%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (2.73%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.73%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.18%) Cisco
3 6 (5.45%) VMware
4 5 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 5 (4.55%) Google
5 4 (3.64%) Splunk
6 3 (2.73%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.73%) CA
6 3 (2.73%) Citrix
6 3 (2.73%) F5
6 3 (2.73%) Fortinet
6 3 (2.73%) HP
6 3 (2.73%) IBM
6 3 (2.73%) Okta
6 3 (2.73%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle
7 2 (1.82%) SAP
7 2 (1.82%) Sun
8 1 (0.91%) Dell
8 1 (0.91%) Symantec