The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 89 86 88
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 16 3 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.39% 0.33% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.39% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 18
Average salary £75,000 £50,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,500 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £88,000 £52,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,750
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +0.50%
Information Security
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
921 767 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.16% 83.10% 76.71%
Number of salaries quoted 760 703 714
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Bedfordshire region.

Information Security Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -2 9 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Bedford -12 1 £50,000 -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 10 (55.56%) PCI DSS
2 7 (38.89%) CISSP
3 6 (33.33%) CISM
4 5 (27.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (27.78%) SIEM
4 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
5 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (16.67%) Retail
6 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.11%) SLA
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) PCI QSA
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) WSUS
7 2 (11.11%) LogRhythm
7 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (5.56%) Change Control
8 1 (5.56%) GPG13
8 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
General
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Security Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Information Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (22.22%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) IT Risk Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.56%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (27.78%) SIEM
2 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.56%) BCP
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CISSP
2 6 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) PCI QSA
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) PCI DSS
2 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (11.11%) SLA
4 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.56%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) LogRhythm
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Websense
2 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat