The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 208 202 212
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 14 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 7
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £54,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Information Assurance
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4277 4149 3924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.93% 78.25% 76.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3148 3025 3038
Average salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.24% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Information Assurance Salary Trend in Berkshire

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Information Assurance Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Information Assurance
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
Bracknell - 4 £67,500 -
Reading -13 2 £53,750 +19.44%
Slough - 1 - -
Information Assurance
South East

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 23 (69.70%) RMADS
2 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 18 (54.55%) SC Cleared
4 17 (51.52%) Security Architecture
5 14 (42.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (42.42%) CESG
6 13 (39.39%) CESG CLAS
6 13 (39.39%) Risk Management
6 13 (39.39%) CISSP
7 12 (36.36%) Information Security
7 12 (36.36%) Network Design
8 11 (33.33%) Cyber Security
9 9 (27.27%) Management Information System
9 9 (27.27%) Windows
9 9 (27.27%) CISM
10 7 (21.21%) Service Management
10 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
10 7 (21.21%) UNIX
11 6 (18.18%) Finance
11 6 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
12 5 (15.15%) Banking
13 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
13 4 (12.12%) Cryptography
13 4 (12.12%) BCP
13 4 (12.12%) CRM
13 4 (12.12%) Security Testing
13 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity Planning
14 3 (9.09%) JSP 440
14 3 (9.09%) Windows NT

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) Network Security
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 6 (18.18%) Finance
3 5 (15.15%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Consultant
2 14 (42.42%) Security Consultant
3 8 (24.24%) Security Architect
3 8 (24.24%) Architect
4 7 (21.21%) Information Security Consultant
5 6 (18.18%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 6 (18.18%) CLAS Consultant
6 4 (12.12%) Information Architect
6 4 (12.12%) Information Security Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 2 (6.06%) IT Security Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Security Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Professional Services Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Information Assurance Officer
8 1 (3.03%) IT Security Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) JSP
2 1 (3.03%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (69.70%) RMADS
2 14 (42.42%) CESG
3 13 (39.39%) CESG CLAS
4 9 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 4 (12.12%) Cryptography
6 2 (6.06%) PKI
6 2 (6.06%) GIS
7 1 (3.03%) E-Learning
7 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) UNIX
3 3 (9.09%) Solaris
3 3 (9.09%) Windows NT
3 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Security Architecture
2 13 (39.39%) Risk Management
3 12 (36.36%) Information Security
3 12 (36.36%) Network Design
4 11 (33.33%) Cyber Security
5 7 (21.21%) Service Management
6 6 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
7 4 (12.12%) CRM
7 4 (12.12%) BCP
7 4 (12.12%) Security Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity Planning
8 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Image Processing
9 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.06%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 13 (39.39%) CISSP
4 9 (27.27%) CISM
5 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
6 2 (6.06%) ISEB
6 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) CCIE
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CISA
7 1 (3.03%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.09%) JSP 440
3 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.06%) COBIT
4 1 (3.03%) HIPAA
4 1 (3.03%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft