Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 135 134
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1 -80
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 134 88 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.36% 1.67% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.81% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 78 66 61
Scotland median annual salary £46,250 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.57% +15.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,875 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,300 £78,125 £80,625
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 5,288 4,853 5,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.98% 92.10% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,515 3,059 3,174
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +12 66 £50,450 +6.21% 7
Edinburgh +18 51 £40,482 -32.53% 14
Inverclyde +2 3 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £36,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Dundee - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 £60,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £32,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Highlands - 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - - 1
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 51 (38.06%) Finance
2 40 (29.85%) CISSP
2 40 (29.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (27.61%) Risk Management
4 35 (26.12%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (20.90%) CISM
5 28 (20.90%) Banking
6 27 (20.15%) GDPR
7 25 (18.66%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (18.66%) Management Information System
8 24 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (14.93%) Degree
9 20 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (13.43%) PCI DSS
10 18 (13.43%) ITIL
10 18 (13.43%) Decision-Making
10 18 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (12.69%) Incident Management
12 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (11.19%) Data Protection
14 14 (10.45%) Project Management
14 14 (10.45%) Microsoft
15 13 (9.70%) Security Management
16 12 (8.96%) Information Security Management
16 12 (8.96%) Legal
16 12 (8.96%) .NET
17 11 (8.21%) C#
17 11 (8.21%) CISA
18 10 (7.46%) ISMS
19 9 (6.72%) Network Security

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 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.49%) CMS
2 2 (1.49%) Confluence
2 2 (1.49%) SAS
2 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.49%) Sitefinity
2 2 (1.49%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.49%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.75%) IIS
3 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) SAP CRM
1 3 (2.24%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.99%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.72%) Network Security
2 7 (5.22%) HTTP
3 4 (2.99%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.99%) Internet
3 4 (2.99%) SSL
4 3 (2.24%) Firewall
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.49%) DNS
5 2 (1.49%) Intranet
5 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.75%) DHCP
6 1 (0.75%) FTP
6 1 (0.75%) SSH
6 1 (0.75%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.75%) VoIP
6 1 (0.75%) VPN
6 1 (0.75%) Wireless
6 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (2.99%) Cosmos DB
1 4 (2.99%) CouchDB
1 4 (2.99%) NoSQL
1 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.24%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.49%) Big Data
3 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.49%) Maltego
3 2 (1.49%) QlikView
4 1 (0.75%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.49%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.49%) JIRA
4 1 (0.75%) Protractor
4 1 (0.75%) Selenium
4 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (38.06%) Finance
2 28 (20.90%) Banking
3 12 (8.96%) Legal
4 8 (5.97%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.22%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.99%) Law
7 4 (2.99%) Publishing
7 4 (2.99%) Retail Banking
8 3 (2.24%) Military
9 1 (0.75%) Back Office
9 1 (0.75%) Games
9 1 (0.75%) Marketing
9 1 (0.75%) Retail
9 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (22.39%) Analyst
2 23 (17.16%) Security Analyst
3 19 (14.18%) Information Analyst
4 18 (13.43%) Information Security Analyst
5 17 (12.69%) Security Manager
6 13 (9.70%) Consultant
6 13 (9.70%) Information Manager
6 13 (9.70%) Information Security Manager
7 11 (8.21%) Security Consultant
8 8 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) Designer
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Information Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Senior Information Security Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Senior Security Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Technical Specialist
11 5 (3.73%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Information Security Consultant
11 5 (3.73%) IT Manager
11 5 (3.73%) Security Officer
11 5 (3.73%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.96%) .NET
2 7 (5.22%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (2.99%) Entity Framework
3 4 (2.99%) J2EE
3 4 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (2.99%) REST
4 3 (2.24%) Akka.NET
4 3 (2.24%) OAuth
4 3 (2.24%) OAuth2
4 3 (2.24%) SAML
4 3 (2.24%) WCF
4 3 (2.24%) Web Services
5 2 (1.49%) Middleware
5 2 (1.49%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 1 (0.75%) LDAP
6 1 (0.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.66%) Management Information System
2 24 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.97%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (3.73%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.99%) DataPower
5 4 (2.99%) FMCG
5 4 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.49%) CESG
6 2 (1.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (1.49%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.49%) Fintech
6 2 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.49%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.75%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.75%) SCADA
7 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.73%) Unix
1 5 (3.73%) Windows
2 3 (2.24%) Linux
3 2 (1.49%) AIX
3 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.49%) Solaris
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.61%) Risk Management
2 35 (26.12%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (18.66%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (13.43%) Decision-Making
5 18 (13.43%) ITIL
6 17 (12.69%) Incident Management
7 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (11.19%) Data Protection
9 14 (10.45%) Project Management
10 13 (9.70%) Security Management
11 12 (8.96%) Information Security Management
12 10 (7.46%) ISMS
13 8 (5.97%) OWASP
13 8 (5.97%) Scrum
13 8 (5.97%) Wealth Management
14 7 (5.22%) Analytics
14 7 (5.22%) Information Governance
14 7 (5.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.21%) C#
2 9 (6.72%) SQL
3 7 (5.22%) Python
4 5 (3.73%) Java
5 4 (2.99%) C
5 4 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.24%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.24%) C++
6 3 (2.24%) Perl
6 3 (2.24%) PHP
7 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (29.85%) CISSP
2 28 (20.90%) CISM
3 20 (14.93%) Degree
4 11 (8.21%) CISA
5 8 (5.97%) CompTIA Security+
6 7 (5.22%) CASP
6 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.48%) CEH
8 5 (3.73%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (3.73%) ISEB
8 5 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.99%) CRISC
9 4 (2.99%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.99%) SSCP
10 3 (2.24%) SANS
11 2 (1.49%) CGEIT
11 2 (1.49%) GPEN
11 2 (1.49%) GWAPT
11 2 (1.49%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (29.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (20.15%) GDPR
3 18 (13.43%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.73%) PSD2
4 5 (3.73%) SLA
5 4 (2.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (2.99%) ISO 9001
6 3 (2.24%) COBIT
6 3 (2.24%) PMBOK
7 2 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.49%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.49%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.49%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) SCCM
2 2 (1.49%) Ansible
2 2 (1.49%) RSA Archer
2 2 (1.49%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.75%) Nessus
3 1 (0.75%) Nmap
3 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.99%) Google
2 4 (2.99%) IBM
2 4 (2.99%) Splunk
3 3 (2.24%) Cognizant
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle
3 3 (2.24%) SAP
3 3 (2.24%) Sun
3 3 (2.24%) VMware
4 2 (1.49%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.49%) ArcSight
4 2 (1.49%) CA
4 2 (1.49%) Cisco
4 2 (1.49%) Okta
5 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.75%) F5
5 1 (0.75%) McAfee
5 1 (0.75%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow