Information Security Jobs in Scotland

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > Scotland

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 28 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
28 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 191 132 123
Rank change year-on-year -59 -9 -20
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 95 99 152
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 1.40% 2.21% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 2.34% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 56 50 63
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,549 £33,330
25th Percentile £43,250 £48,813 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,995 £65,750 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -23.96% +14.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £65,250 £75,000 £64,375
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £63,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +3.17% +5.00%

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,197 4,226 5,521
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 91.25% 94.48% 91.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,442 2,092 2,855
10th Percentile £28,250 £32,000 £31,133
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +14.58%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Scotland

Information Security
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security in Scotland.

Salary trend for Information Security in Scotland

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in Scotland over the 6 months to 28 May 2024.

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 28 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow -78 60 £50,000 -14.99% 15
Edinburgh +11 25 £37,500 -46.43% 2
Dundee -14 4 £40,144 -15.68%
Aberdeen -13 3 £65,000 -7.14% 1
Clackmannanshire - 2 £51,500 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Endur
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.37%) Azure
1 26 (27.37%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (16.84%) SaaS
3 13 (13.68%) Entra ID
4 5 (5.26%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.21%) AWS
5 4 (4.21%) IaaS
5 4 (4.21%) PaaS
6 3 (3.16%) Mimecast
7 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Purview
8 1 (1.05%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.05%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) DKIM
1 8 (8.42%) DMARC
1 8 (8.42%) DNS
1 8 (8.42%) Internet
2 5 (5.26%) Firewall
3 3 (3.16%) Network Security
4 2 (2.11%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) Power BI
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) Big Data
2 2 (2.11%) Tableau
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Git
1 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 32 (33.68%) Social Skills
2 29 (30.53%) Finance
3 18 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (16.84%) Military
5 13 (13.68%) Law
5 13 (13.68%) Legal
6 11 (11.58%) Back Office
6 11 (11.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 7 (7.37%) Banking
8 4 (4.21%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (4.21%) Public Sector
9 3 (3.16%) Marketing
10 2 (2.11%) Local Government
11 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
11 1 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (34.74%) Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Consultant
2 14 (14.74%) Support Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) Endur Consultant
3 11 (11.58%) ETRM Consultant
3 11 (11.58%) OpenLink Consultant
3 11 (11.58%) Security Analyst
4 10 (10.53%) Senior
5 8 (8.42%) Information Analyst
5 8 (8.42%) Information Security Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Information Officer
6 7 (7.37%) Information Security Officer
6 7 (7.37%) IT Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Security Officer
7 6 (6.32%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Governance Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) OAuth
1 2 (2.11%) OpenID
1 2 (2.11%) SAML
2 1 (1.05%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.11%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.53%) Cyberattack
3 4 (4.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (4.21%) Security Posture
4 2 (2.11%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.11%) IoT
4 2 (2.11%) Operational Technology
4 2 (2.11%) Product Ownership
4 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) CESG
5 1 (1.05%) Cyber Threat
5 1 (1.05%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 1 (1.05%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.11%) Windows
2 17 (17.89%) Linux
3 15 (15.79%) Unix
4 14 (14.74%) Mac OS X
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.79%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (27.37%) Security Operations
3 24 (25.26%) Risk Management
4 21 (22.11%) DevOps
5 20 (21.05%) ITIL
5 20 (21.05%) Service Delivery
6 19 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 19 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (18.95%) Customer Service
7 18 (18.95%) Incident Response
8 16 (16.84%) Actionable Insight
8 16 (16.84%) Open Source
9 15 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
9 15 (15.79%) Resource Management
9 15 (15.79%) Use Case
10 14 (14.74%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 14 (14.74%) Malware Analysis
10 14 (14.74%) SIEM
10 14 (14.74%) Situational Awareness
10 14 (14.74%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) SQL
2 6 (6.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.05%) C#
3 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (25.26%) CISM
2 23 (24.21%) CISSP
3 21 (22.11%) Degree
4 14 (14.74%) GCIA
4 14 (14.74%) GCIH
4 14 (14.74%) GREM
5 7 (7.37%) CISA
6 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.16%) Azure Certification
8 3 (3.16%) CCSP
9 2 (2.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (2.11%) CCNA
9 2 (2.11%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.11%) PMP
10 1 (1.05%) CCDP
10 1 (1.05%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (14.74%) NIST
3 9 (9.47%) GDPR
4 4 (4.21%) COBIT
4 4 (4.21%) ISO 31000
4 4 (4.21%) SLA
4 4 (4.21%) SOC 2
5 3 (3.16%) California Consumer Privacy Act
5 3 (3.16%) ISO 9001
5 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (3.16%) NCSC
6 2 (2.11%) Accessibility
6 2 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.05%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.05%) NIST 800
System Software
1 13 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) RACF
3 4 (4.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) CASB
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.16%) SCCM
4 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.11%) Terraform
5 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) Dell
3 11 (11.58%) OpenLink
4 8 (8.42%) CyberArk
5 4 (4.21%) HP
5 4 (4.21%) VMware
6 3 (3.16%) Aderant
6 3 (3.16%) iManage
6 3 (3.16%) Xero
7 2 (2.11%) Cisco
7 2 (2.11%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.05%) Darktrace
8 1 (1.05%) NetApp
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle