Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 91 67
Rank change year-on-year -42 -24 +45
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 93 138 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.65% 2.63% 3.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 2.88% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 48 92 168
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,366
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.92% -0.31%
10th Percentile £37,350 £39,525 £33,550
90th Percentile £83,750 £69,900 £60,725
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 5124 4795 5862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.85% 91.53% 90.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3262 2892 3711
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -2 60 £48,250 +12.21% 1
Edinburgh -55 25 £60,000 +4.35% 3
Stirling -3 2 £80,000 +68.42%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 38 (40.86%) Finance
2 22 (23.66%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (21.51%) Risk Management
3 20 (21.51%) CISSP
4 19 (20.43%) Firewall
5 17 (18.28%) CISM
5 17 (18.28%) Banking
5 17 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (17.20%) Project Management
7 15 (16.13%) Linux
7 15 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (16.13%) Degree
8 14 (15.05%) WAN
9 12 (12.90%) SSL
9 12 (12.90%) Unix
9 12 (12.90%) ITIL
9 12 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (12.90%) SIEM
10 11 (11.83%) Network Security
11 10 (10.75%) Windows
11 10 (10.75%) LAN
11 10 (10.75%) VoIP
11 10 (10.75%) HTTPS
11 10 (10.75%) Cisco
11 10 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (10.75%) Shell Script
11 10 (10.75%) Management Information System
12 9 (9.68%) Legal
12 9 (9.68%) Change Management
12 9 (9.68%) BCP

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 (6.45%) Confluence
1 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
1 6 (6.45%) WebSphere
1 6 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (5.38%) IIS
3 4 (4.30%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.15%) SAS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.30%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (4.30%) Sage 200
1 4 (4.30%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.45%) Office 365
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.43%) Firewall
2 14 (15.05%) WAN
3 12 (12.90%) SSL
4 11 (11.83%) Network Security
5 10 (10.75%) HTTPS
5 10 (10.75%) LAN
5 10 (10.75%) VoIP
6 8 (8.60%) HTTP
7 7 (7.53%) Internet
7 7 (7.53%) MPLS
7 7 (7.53%) Unified Communications
8 6 (6.45%) EIGRP
9 5 (5.38%) DHCP
10 4 (4.30%) BGP
10 4 (4.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (4.30%) OSPF
10 4 (4.30%) WLAN
11 3 (3.23%) SAN
11 3 (3.23%) VPN
12 2 (2.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) Big Data
3 2 (2.15%) CouchDB
3 2 (2.15%) DocumentDB
3 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) JIRA
2 4 (4.30%) Bitbucket
2 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (40.86%) Finance
2 17 (18.28%) Banking
3 9 (9.68%) Legal
4 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.15%) Law
5 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (22.58%) Consultant
2 12 (12.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 8 (8.60%) Security Consultant
4 7 (7.53%) Information Security Consultant
4 7 (7.53%) Technical Specialist
5 6 (6.45%) Security Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Security Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Lead Network Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Security Specialist
7 4 (4.30%) ERP Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Information Security Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Information Security Specialist
7 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) IT Consultant
7 4 (4.30%) IT Manager
7 4 (4.30%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.68%) J2EE
2 7 (7.53%) .NET
3 6 (6.45%) Middleware
4 3 (3.23%) SailPoint
5 2 (2.15%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.15%) Akka
5 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.15%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.15%) REST
5 2 (2.15%) SAML
5 2 (2.15%) WCF
5 2 (2.15%) Web Services
6 1 (1.08%) OpenID
6 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.75%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.60%) PMI
4 5 (5.38%) DataPower
5 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.15%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.15%) CESG
6 2 (2.15%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (2.15%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.13%) Linux
2 12 (12.90%) Unix
3 10 (10.75%) Windows
4 6 (6.45%) AIX
4 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.45%) Solaris
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (21.51%) Risk Management
3 16 (17.20%) Project Management
4 15 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (12.90%) ITIL
5 12 (12.90%) SIEM
6 9 (9.68%) BCP
6 9 (9.68%) Change Management
6 9 (9.68%) Incident Management
7 8 (8.60%) Microservices
8 7 (7.53%) Business Analysis
8 7 (7.53%) Business Continuity
8 7 (7.53%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (7.53%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.45%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (5.38%) Analytics
10 5 (5.38%) DevOps
10 5 (5.38%) Information Security Management
10 5 (5.38%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) Shell Script
2 9 (9.68%) Java
3 7 (7.53%) SQL
4 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.15%) C#
6 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (21.51%) CISSP
2 17 (18.28%) CISM
3 15 (16.13%) Degree
4 10 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (8.60%) PMI Certification
6 6 (6.45%) CASP
6 6 (6.45%) CCNP
6 6 (6.45%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.45%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (5.38%) CISA
7 5 (5.38%) Master's Degree
7 5 (5.38%) MBA
8 4 (4.30%) CCDE
8 4 (4.30%) CCIE
9 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.15%) CEH
10 2 (2.15%) CLAS
10 2 (2.15%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.30%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.23%) SLA
4 2 (2.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.08%) COBIT
5 1 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.08%) GDPR
5 1 (1.08%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.30%) Apache Flume
3 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) SCCM
2 4 (4.30%) Ansible
3 3 (3.23%) Nagios
4 2 (2.15%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.15%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.08%) Nessus
5 1 (1.08%) QRadar
5 1 (1.08%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 10 (10.75%) Cisco
2 9 (9.68%) F5
3 8 (8.60%) IBM
4 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.53%) Oracle
5 6 (6.45%) Google
5 6 (6.45%) VMware
6 4 (4.30%) Epicor
6 4 (4.30%) jetNEXUS
6 4 (4.30%) McAfee
6 4 (4.30%) Sage
6 4 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (4.30%) SAP
6 4 (4.30%) Splunk
7 3 (3.23%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.15%) Ab Initio
8 2 (2.15%) Brocade
8 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.15%) Dell
8 2 (2.15%) Riverbed