Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 92 122
Rank change year-on-year -42 +30 -31
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 118 120 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.04% 2.58% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.80% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 55 86 76
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £21,000 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £75,600 £73,750 £77,813
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%

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 5,323 4,292 5,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.21% 92.32% 91.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3,600 2,703 3,456
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Glasgow -11 72 £60,000 +30.43% 8
Edinburgh -36 32 £38,750 -35.42% 6
Inverclyde +7 3 - -
Dundee -2 2 - -
West Lothian - 1 £32,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 32 (27.12%) Finance
2 30 (25.42%) Management Information System
3 29 (24.58%) CISSP
4 28 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (23.73%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (22.88%) Degree
6 26 (22.03%) Banking
7 25 (21.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 23 (19.49%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (18.64%) Risk Management
10 19 (16.10%) Network Security
10 19 (16.10%) GDPR
11 18 (15.25%) CISM
12 17 (14.41%) ITIL
12 17 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (13.56%) Analytics
13 16 (13.56%) Microservices
13 16 (13.56%) HTTP
14 14 (11.86%) SQL
14 14 (11.86%) .NET
15 13 (11.02%) C#
15 13 (11.02%) Security Management
15 13 (11.02%) PCI DSS
16 12 (10.17%) .NET Framework
16 12 (10.17%) Information Security Management
16 12 (10.17%) Workflow
16 12 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (10.17%) SOA
16 12 (10.17%) DevOps

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 6 (5.08%) Confluence
2 4 (3.39%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (3.39%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.85%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.47%) Amazon SQS
3 10 (8.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.54%) Office 365
4 3 (2.54%) PaaS
5 1 (0.85%) IaaS
5 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.10%) Network Security
2 16 (13.56%) HTTP
3 10 (8.47%) Firewall
4 9 (7.63%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.78%) SSL
6 6 (5.08%) DHCP
6 6 (5.08%) EIGRP
6 6 (5.08%) LAN
6 6 (5.08%) MPLS
6 6 (5.08%) WAN
7 5 (4.24%) ATM
7 5 (4.24%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (4.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (4.24%) HSRP
7 5 (4.24%) VPN
8 4 (3.39%) HTTPS
8 4 (3.39%) Internet
9 3 (2.54%) TACACS
9 3 (2.54%) VoIP
9 3 (2.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.17%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (8.47%) Cosmos DB
2 10 (8.47%) CouchDB
2 10 (8.47%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.69%) Big Data
4 2 (1.69%) Maltego
4 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.08%) JIRA
3 4 (3.39%) Bitbucket
3 4 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (27.12%) Finance
2 26 (22.03%) Banking
3 9 (7.63%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.78%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.24%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.39%) Legal
7 3 (2.54%) Publishing
7 3 (2.54%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.69%) Marketing
8 2 (1.69%) Retail
9 1 (0.85%) Law
9 1 (0.85%) Military
9 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (25.42%) Analyst
2 15 (12.71%) Security Analyst
3 11 (9.32%) Information Analyst
3 11 (9.32%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (8.47%) SOC Analyst
5 9 (7.63%) Designer
6 8 (6.78%) Consultant
6 8 (6.78%) Security Manager
7 7 (5.93%) Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Solutions Designer
8 6 (5.08%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Information Manager
8 6 (5.08%) Information Security Manager
8 6 (5.08%) Network Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.24%) .NET Software Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Security Officer
9 5 (4.24%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Security Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.86%) .NET
2 12 (10.17%) .NET Framework
3 11 (9.32%) Web Services
4 10 (8.47%) Akka.NET
4 10 (8.47%) ASP.NET
4 10 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (8.47%) Entity Framework
4 10 (8.47%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (8.47%) REST
4 10 (8.47%) WCF
5 6 (5.08%) J2EE
6 2 (1.69%) LDAP
7 1 (0.85%) CGI
7 1 (0.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 30 (25.42%) Management Information System
2 23 (19.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.32%) Algorithms
4 7 (5.93%) FMCG
5 4 (3.39%) DataPower
6 3 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.85%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
8 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.63%) Linux
2 7 (5.93%) Unix
3 6 (5.08%) Windows
4 4 (3.39%) AIX
4 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.39%) Solaris
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (23.73%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (18.64%) Risk Management
3 17 (14.41%) ITIL
3 17 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (13.56%) Analytics
4 16 (13.56%) Microservices
5 13 (11.02%) Security Management
6 12 (10.17%) Data Analytics
6 12 (10.17%) DevOps
6 12 (10.17%) Information Security Management
6 12 (10.17%) SOA
6 12 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.17%) Workflow
7 11 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (8.47%) Concurrent Programming
8 10 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (8.47%) Data Protection
8 10 (8.47%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.86%) SQL
2 13 (11.02%) C#
3 8 (6.78%) Java
4 6 (5.08%) Python
5 4 (3.39%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.39%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.54%) C
7 2 (1.69%) C++
7 2 (1.69%) Perl
7 2 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (24.58%) CISSP
2 27 (22.88%) Degree
3 18 (15.25%) CISM
4 8 (6.78%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
5 7 (5.93%) CISA
5 7 (5.93%) SSCP
6 6 (5.08%) CCNP
6 6 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.39%) CCIE
7 4 (3.39%) CEH
7 4 (3.39%) ISEB
8 3 (2.54%) CASP
8 3 (2.54%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (2.54%) CRISC
8 3 (2.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.69%) CGEIT
9 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.69%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (16.10%) GDPR
3 13 (11.02%) PCI DSS
4 5 (4.24%) PSD2
5 4 (3.39%) COBIT
6 3 (2.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.69%) SLA
8 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.85%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.85%) PMO
8 1 (0.85%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.39%) Ansible
3 2 (1.69%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.85%) Nessus
4 1 (0.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (9.32%) Google
2 8 (6.78%) Cisco
3 7 (5.93%) F5
4 6 (5.08%) CheckPoint
4 6 (5.08%) McAfee
5 5 (4.24%) Brocade
5 5 (4.24%) Dell
5 5 (4.24%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.24%) Riverbed
5 5 (4.24%) SolarWinds
6 4 (3.39%) IBM
7 3 (2.54%) Cognizant
7 3 (2.54%) Oracle
8 2 (1.69%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.69%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.69%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.69%) Splunk
8 2 (1.69%) VMware
9 1 (0.85%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.85%) jetNEXUS