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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 109 82
Rank change year-on-year +27 -27  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 59 55 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.53% 1.86% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.05% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 43 31 59
Median salary £58,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £43,000 £33,375
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £78,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

Information Security 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 2131 2678 2747
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.22% 90.47% 89.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1325 1729 1674
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £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 Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Edinburgh +8 29 £60,000 +18.22% 3
Glasgow +16 21 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Aberdeen - 3 £34,750 -
Falkirk - 3 £47,500 - 2
Inverclyde - 2 £42,500 -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Security.

1 33 (27.50%) CISSP
2 29 (24.17%) Finance
3 27 (22.50%) Management Information System
4 20 (16.67%) SIEM
5 19 (15.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (15.83%) Security Operations
6 17 (14.17%) Degree
7 16 (13.33%) Supplier Management
7 16 (13.33%) Internal Audit
8 14 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (11.67%) CISM
8 14 (11.67%) Data Loss Prevention
9 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (10.83%) Firewall
9 13 (10.83%) Linux
9 13 (10.83%) PCI DSS
10 12 (10.00%) Risk Management
11 11 (9.17%) Business Continuity
11 11 (9.17%) Unix
11 11 (9.17%) Cisco
11 11 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.33%) Network Security
12 10 (8.33%) Performance Management
12 10 (8.33%) Security Architecture
12 10 (8.33%) Banking
12 10 (8.33%) Windows
13 9 (7.50%) SSL
13 9 (7.50%) Active Directory
13 9 (7.50%) VMware
13 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management

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 5 (4.17%) IIS
2 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.67%) CICS
3 2 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (1.67%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.67%) SAS
3 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.67%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.67%) MS Office
2 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.83%) IaaS
1 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.83%) Firewall
2 10 (8.33%) Network Security
3 9 (7.50%) SSL
4 8 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (6.67%) tcpdump
4 8 (6.67%) Wireshark
5 6 (5.00%) DNS
6 5 (4.17%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (4.17%) VPN
7 4 (3.33%) LAN
7 4 (3.33%) SAN
8 3 (2.50%) DMZ
8 3 (2.50%) Internet
8 3 (2.50%) VoIP
8 3 (2.50%) WAN
9 2 (1.67%) BGP
9 2 (1.67%) HTTP
9 2 (1.67%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.67%) DB2
1 2 (1.67%) MS Access
2 1 (0.83%) Big Data
2 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (24.17%) Finance
2 10 (8.33%) Banking
3 6 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.33%) Law
5 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.67%) Publishing
6 2 (1.67%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 32 (26.67%) Information Manager
3 31 (25.83%) Information Security Manager
4 20 (16.67%) Analyst
5 16 (13.33%) Security Analyst
6 15 (12.50%) Information Analyst
6 15 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
7 14 (11.67%) Head of Security
8 9 (7.50%) SOC Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Head of Infrastructure
9 8 (6.67%) SIEM Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Information Security Advisor
10 6 (5.00%) IT Manager
10 6 (5.00%) Security Advisor
10 6 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Senior Information Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
11 5 (4.17%) Consultant
11 5 (4.17%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.17%) SAML
2 3 (2.50%) SailPoint
3 2 (1.67%) CSS
3 2 (1.67%) ISPF
3 2 (1.67%) Middleware
3 2 (1.67%) XML
4 1 (0.83%) .NET
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.83%) CSS3
4 1 (0.83%) HTML
4 1 (0.83%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (6.67%) PKI
4 7 (5.83%) Data Centre
5 6 (5.00%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.50%) IVR
8 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.67%) DataPower
8 2 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.83%) CCTV
9 1 (0.83%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.83%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.83%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.83%) SCADA
9 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.83%) Linux
2 11 (9.17%) Unix
3 10 (8.33%) Windows
4 4 (3.33%) AIX
4 4 (3.33%) Solaris
5 2 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.67%) SIEM
2 19 (15.83%) Security Operations
3 16 (13.33%) Internal Audit
3 16 (13.33%) Supplier Management
4 14 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (11.67%) Data Loss Prevention
5 12 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 11 (9.17%) Business Continuity
6 11 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (8.33%) Performance Management
7 10 (8.33%) Security Architecture
8 9 (7.50%) Data Analysis
8 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.67%) Asset Management
9 8 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.67%) ITIL
9 8 (6.67%) Time Management
10 7 (5.83%) Coaching
11 6 (5.00%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.67%) SQL
2 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.33%) Perl
3 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.50%) Java
5 2 (1.67%) Assembly Language
5 2 (1.67%) CLIST
5 2 (1.67%) JCL
5 2 (1.67%) REXX
5 2 (1.67%) VB
5 2 (1.67%) VBScript
6 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (27.50%) CISSP
2 17 (14.17%) Degree
3 14 (11.67%) CISM
4 8 (6.67%) CISA
5 6 (5.00%) SSCP
6 5 (4.17%) IISP
7 4 (3.33%) MCSE
7 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.50%) SANS
9 2 (1.67%) CCNP
10 1 (0.83%) CCIE
10 1 (0.83%) CCSE
10 1 (0.83%) CEH
10 1 (0.83%) CISMP
10 1 (0.83%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.83%) GIAC
10 1 (0.83%) HND
10 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.83%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.17%) GDPR
4 4 (3.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (1.67%) NDS
4 2 (1.67%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 2 (1.67%) RACF
4 2 (1.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) NetIQ Identity Manager
1 2 (1.67%) zSecure
2 1 (0.83%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (9.17%) Cisco
2 9 (7.50%) VMware
3 8 (6.67%) CyberArk
3 8 (6.67%) F5
3 8 (6.67%) Palo Alto
4 7 (5.83%) Juniper
4 7 (5.83%) Oracle
5 6 (5.00%) IBM
5 6 (5.00%) Symantec
6 5 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.17%) Citrix
7 4 (3.33%) ArcSight
7 4 (3.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.33%) Splunk
8 3 (2.50%) Avaya
8 3 (2.50%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.50%) Sourcefire
9 2 (1.67%) CA
9 2 (1.67%) NetIQ
9 2 (1.67%) Sybase
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