Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 139 70
Rank change year-on-year +7 -69 +7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 90 99 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.76% 1.77% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.91% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 51 45 106
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +9.95%
10th Percentile £25,250 £21,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,250 £71,875
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 4,779 5,175 4,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.38% 92.56% 92.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3,103 3,415 2,732
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £29,005 £28,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £69,375 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 +15 43 £52,000 +48.57% 17
Glasgow -16 37 £45,500 -11.65% 4
Highlands - 7 £55,750 -
West Dunbartonshire +1 1 £22,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 2
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 33 (36.67%) Finance
2 30 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (21.11%) CISSP
4 17 (18.89%) CISM
4 17 (18.89%) Banking
5 15 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (15.56%) Degree
6 14 (15.56%) Risk Management
6 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
6 14 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (14.44%) Security Operations
7 13 (14.44%) Security Management
7 13 (14.44%) Network Security
8 12 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 12 (13.33%) Information Security Management
8 12 (13.33%) Cisco
8 12 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (12.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (11.11%) Google
10 10 (11.11%) CCNA
10 10 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
10 10 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (11.11%) GDPR
11 9 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
11 9 (10.00%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.00%) REST

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 (4.44%) Apache Spark
1 4 (4.44%) SAS
2 3 (3.33%) Apache
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.44%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.33%) Office 365
5 2 (2.22%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.11%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.11%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.11%) SaaS
6 1 (1.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.44%) Network Security
2 8 (8.89%) Firewall
3 4 (4.44%) HTTP
3 4 (4.44%) Internet
3 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.33%) LAN
4 3 (3.33%) NetScaler
4 3 (3.33%) SAN
4 3 (3.33%) VPN
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (2.22%) DHCP
5 2 (2.22%) GoToMeeting
5 2 (2.22%) MPLS
5 2 (2.22%) Skype
5 2 (2.22%) WAN
5 2 (2.22%) WebEx
5 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.22%) Wireless
5 2 (2.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) Hadoop
2 6 (6.67%) Big Data
2 6 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (4.44%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (4.44%) CouchDB
4 4 (4.44%) QlikView
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.33%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.22%) GIS
6 2 (2.22%) Neo4j
6 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.22%) Sqoop
7 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.11%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 33 (36.67%) Finance
2 17 (18.89%) Banking
3 7 (7.78%) Legal
4 2 (2.22%) Law
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (21.11%) Analyst
2 11 (12.22%) Developer
3 10 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 8 (8.89%) Consultant
5 7 (7.78%) Network Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Security Consultant
6 5 (5.56%) Information Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
6 5 (5.56%) Information Security Specialist
6 5 (5.56%) Information Specialist
6 5 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Security Manager
6 5 (5.56%) Security Specialist
7 4 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Information Manager
7 4 (4.44%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Information Security Manager
7 4 (4.44%) Lead Software Developer
7 4 (4.44%) Senior Security Consultant
7 4 (4.44%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) REST
2 5 (5.56%) .NET
2 5 (5.56%) JSON
2 5 (5.56%) XML
3 4 (4.44%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.44%) Akka.NET
3 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (4.44%) Entity Framework
3 4 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (4.44%) WCF
3 4 (4.44%) Web Services
4 3 (3.33%) Kafka
4 3 (3.33%) LDAP
5 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.22%) J2EE
5 2 (2.22%) jQuery
5 2 (2.22%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (2.22%) SailPoint
6 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 10 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (8.89%) User Experience
5 5 (5.56%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.44%) Cybercrime
7 3 (3.33%) Fintech
8 2 (2.22%) Blog
8 2 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.22%) PMI
9 1 (1.11%) CCTV
9 1 (1.11%) Cyberattack
9 1 (1.11%) DataPower
9 1 (1.11%) FMCG
9 1 (1.11%) Robotics
9 1 (1.11%) SCADA
9 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (6.67%) Linux
3 3 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (15.56%) Risk Management
4 13 (14.44%) Security Management
4 13 (14.44%) Security Operations
5 12 (13.33%) Information Security Management
6 11 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 8 (8.89%) OO
9 8 (8.89%) OOP
9 8 (8.89%) Pair Programming
9 8 (8.89%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.78%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (7.78%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 7 (7.78%) Data Protection
10 7 (7.78%) Decision-Making
10 7 (7.78%) Threat Intelligence
10 7 (7.78%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) SQL
2 6 (6.67%) Java
3 5 (5.56%) Python
4 4 (4.44%) C#
4 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.33%) R
5 3 (3.33%) Scala
6 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.11%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (21.11%) CISSP
2 17 (18.89%) CISM
3 14 (15.56%) Degree
4 12 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (11.11%) CCNA
6 9 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (7.78%) CCNP
7 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (6.67%) CISA
9 5 (5.56%) CCENT
9 5 (5.56%) CRISC
9 5 (5.56%) MCP
9 5 (5.56%) MCSA
9 5 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (4.44%) CASP
10 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
11 3 (3.33%) CISMP
12 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
12 2 (2.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (11.11%) GDPR
3 7 (7.78%) QA
4 4 (4.44%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (2.22%) Data Quality
6 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.22%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.22%) HDFS
2 2 (2.22%) OpenIDM
2 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.11%) RACF
3 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (2.22%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (2.22%) QRadar
1 2 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (1.11%) Ambari
2 1 (1.11%) EnCase
2 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.33%) Cisco
3 10 (11.11%) Google
4 8 (8.89%) Splunk
5 5 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 5 (5.56%) HP
5 5 (5.56%) Oracle
6 4 (4.44%) Palo Alto
6 4 (4.44%) VMware
7 3 (3.33%) Ab Initio
7 3 (3.33%) Citrix
7 3 (3.33%) F5
7 3 (3.33%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.22%) Aveksa
8 2 (2.22%) Cloudera
8 2 (2.22%) Hortonworks
8 2 (2.22%) Infoblox
8 2 (2.22%) ProCurve
8 2 (2.22%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.22%) SolarWinds