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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 103 47
Rank change year-on-year -14 -56  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 40 59 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.49% 2.08% 5.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 2.28% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 31 34 128
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% +13.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £39,450 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,050 £62,128
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2463 2589 2832
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.46% 91.42% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1579 1455 1775
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Glasgow +5 25 £48,500 +7.77% 5
Edinburgh -6 11 £55,500 +5.71% 2
Inverclyde - 1 £66,000 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 32 (32.99%) CISSP
1 32 (32.99%) Finance
2 29 (29.90%) Management Information System
3 23 (23.71%) SIEM
4 15 (15.46%) Linux
4 15 (15.46%) Banking
4 15 (15.46%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (14.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (14.43%) Risk Management
5 14 (14.43%) CISM
5 14 (14.43%) Firewall
6 13 (13.40%) Security Operations
7 12 (12.37%) Windows
7 12 (12.37%) Incident Management
8 11 (11.34%) CyberArk
8 11 (11.34%) PCI DSS
9 10 (10.31%) Network Security
9 10 (10.31%) Unix
9 10 (10.31%) GDPR
10 9 (9.28%) Data Loss Prevention
10 9 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (9.28%) Asset Management
11 8 (8.25%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (8.25%) Cryptography
11 8 (8.25%) Data Protection
11 8 (8.25%) SQL
11 8 (8.25%) WAN
11 8 (8.25%) Cisco
11 8 (8.25%) Symantec
11 8 (8.25%) VMware

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 3 (3.09%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.06%) CICS
2 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.06%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (2.06%) IIS
2 2 (2.06%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.06%) SAS
2 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) IaaS
1 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.43%) Firewall
2 10 (10.31%) Network Security
3 8 (8.25%) WAN
4 6 (6.19%) SSL
5 5 (5.15%) LAN
6 4 (4.12%) DMZ
6 4 (4.12%) tcpdump
6 4 (4.12%) VoIP
6 4 (4.12%) Wireshark
7 3 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.09%) DHCP
7 3 (3.09%) DNS
7 3 (3.09%) LDAP
7 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.06%) HTTP
8 2 (2.06%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.06%) Internet
8 2 (2.06%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.06%) SAN
8 2 (2.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) MS Access
2 2 (2.06%) DB2
3 1 (1.03%) Big Data
3 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.03%) MySQL
3 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
General
1 32 (32.99%) Finance
2 15 (15.46%) Banking
3 6 (6.19%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.12%) Publishing
5 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.06%) Retail
6 2 (2.06%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Legal
7 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.65%) Security Manager
2 20 (20.62%) Analyst
3 17 (17.53%) Security Analyst
4 15 (15.46%) Information Analyst
4 15 (15.46%) Information Manager
4 15 (15.46%) Information Security Analyst
5 14 (14.43%) Information Security Manager
6 9 (9.28%) Head of Security
7 8 (8.25%) Head of Infrastructure
8 7 (7.22%) Compliance Manager
9 6 (6.19%) Information Security Advisor
9 6 (6.19%) Security Advisor
10 5 (5.15%) Architect
10 5 (5.15%) Security Engineer
11 4 (4.12%) Information Specialist
11 4 (4.12%) Security Architect
11 4 (4.12%) Security Officer
11 4 (4.12%) SIEM Analyst
11 4 (4.12%) SOC Analyst
12 3 (3.09%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) SailPoint
2 2 (2.06%) .NET
2 2 (2.06%) ISPF
2 2 (2.06%) Middleware
2 2 (2.06%) SAML
3 1 (1.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.90%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.22%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (6.19%) Cyber Defence
4 6 (6.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 5 (5.15%) PKI
6 4 (4.12%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.09%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (3.09%) IVR
8 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.06%) DataPower
8 2 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.06%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.06%) PMI
9 1 (1.03%) CCTV
9 1 (1.03%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (1.03%) SCADA
9 1 (1.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.46%) Linux
2 12 (12.37%) Windows
3 10 (10.31%) Unix
4 5 (5.15%) AIX
4 5 (5.15%) Solaris
5 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.06%) zOS
6 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) SIEM
2 15 (15.46%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (14.43%) Risk Management
4 13 (13.40%) Security Operations
5 12 (12.37%) Incident Management
6 9 (9.28%) Asset Management
6 9 (9.28%) Data Loss Prevention
7 8 (8.25%) Cryptography
7 8 (8.25%) Data Protection
7 8 (8.25%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (7.22%) Data Security
8 7 (7.22%) Internal Audit
8 7 (7.22%) ITIL
8 7 (7.22%) Project Management
8 7 (7.22%) Security Architecture
8 7 (7.22%) Security Management
9 6 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.19%) Supplier Management
9 6 (6.19%) Time Management
10 5 (5.15%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.25%) SQL
2 5 (5.15%) Perl
3 4 (4.12%) Java
3 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.09%) VB
4 3 (3.09%) VBScript
5 2 (2.06%) Assembly Language
5 2 (2.06%) CLIST
5 2 (2.06%) JCL
5 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.06%) REXX
Qualifications
1 32 (32.99%) CISSP
2 14 (14.43%) CISM
3 7 (7.22%) CISA
3 7 (7.22%) Degree
4 6 (6.19%) SSCP
5 5 (5.15%) CCIE
5 5 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.12%) CCDE
6 4 (4.12%) CEH
7 3 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.09%) SANS
8 2 (2.06%) Master's Degree
8 2 (2.06%) MBA
8 2 (2.06%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.03%) CCNP
9 1 (1.03%) CCSE
9 1 (1.03%) GIAC
9 1 (1.03%) HND
9 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (11.34%) PCI DSS
3 10 (10.31%) GDPR
4 3 (3.09%) SLA
5 1 (1.03%) COBIT
5 1 (1.03%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.06%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (2.06%) RACF
3 2 (2.06%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Nagios
1 2 (2.06%) Nessus
1 2 (2.06%) RSA Archer
1 2 (2.06%) SCCM
1 2 (2.06%) zSecure
Vendors
1 11 (11.34%) CyberArk
2 8 (8.25%) Cisco
2 8 (8.25%) Symantec
2 8 (8.25%) VMware
3 7 (7.22%) IBM
4 5 (5.15%) F5
5 4 (4.12%) Citrix
5 4 (4.12%) Oracle
6 3 (3.09%) Avaya
6 3 (3.09%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.09%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.09%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.06%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.06%) CA
7 2 (2.06%) Juniper
7 2 (2.06%) McAfee
7 2 (2.06%) NetWitness
7 2 (2.06%) Qualys
7 2 (2.06%) Splunk
7 2 (2.06%) Sybase
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