The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 91 135 126
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 134 92 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.64% 1.57% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 2.01% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 102 69 69
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
Information Security
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
4127 4578 4230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.18% 78.18% 77.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3129 3072 3206
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Information Security
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Berkshire

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Information Security
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 Security within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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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
Reading +25 61 £55,000 +12.82% 11
Maidenhead +21 24 £47,500 -26.92% 3
Slough +9 20 £52,500 -8.69% 1
Bracknell +25 10 £53,750 +65.38% 4
Newbury -2 4 £43,000 -1.79% 1
Windsor - 3 £52,500 - 1
Hungerford - 1 - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 109 (39.93%) CISSP
2 84 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 78 (28.57%) Firewall
4 64 (23.44%) Linux
5 60 (21.98%) Windows
6 59 (21.61%) Management Information System
7 51 (18.68%) PCI DSS
8 49 (17.95%) Security Cleared
8 49 (17.95%) Degree
9 47 (17.22%) Security Architecture
10 45 (16.48%) Finance
10 45 (16.48%) CISM
11 43 (15.75%) Cyber Security
12 41 (15.02%) Telecoms
13 39 (14.29%) Risk Management
14 37 (13.55%) Juniper
14 37 (13.55%) SIEM
15 35 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (12.45%) ITIL
17 31 (11.36%) Security Management
18 30 (10.99%) Penetration Testing
18 30 (10.99%) Network Security
19 29 (10.62%) SC Cleared
19 29 (10.62%) TCP/IP
19 29 (10.62%) CheckPoint
20 27 (9.89%) Cisco
21 26 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
21 26 (9.52%) CISA
22 25 (9.16%) UNIX
23 24 (8.79%) SQL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.20%) IIS
1 6 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.10%) CMS
3 3 (1.10%) Apache
3 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.37%) nginx
4 1 (0.37%) Node.js
4 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) PaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) IaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (28.57%) Firewall
2 30 (10.99%) Network Security
3 29 (10.62%) TCP/IP
4 26 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (5.13%) DNS
6 12 (4.40%) Internet
7 11 (4.03%) WAN
8 10 (3.66%) LAN
8 10 (3.66%) VPN
9 9 (3.30%) DHCP
10 5 (1.83%) WebEx
11 4 (1.47%) LDAP
11 4 (1.47%) MPLS
11 4 (1.47%) OSPF
11 4 (1.47%) BGP
12 3 (1.10%) HTTP
12 3 (1.10%) NetScreen
12 3 (1.10%) Wireless
12 3 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.10%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.93%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.83%) Big Data
3 5 (1.83%) Data Mining
3 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.73%) MySQL
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.37%) DTS
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (16.48%) Finance
2 41 (15.02%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.96%) Banking
4 13 (4.76%) Retail
5 10 (3.66%) Legal
6 9 (3.30%) Marketing
7 6 (2.20%) Publishing
8 5 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.47%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.73%) Law
10 2 (0.73%) Advertising
10 2 (0.73%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Automotive
11 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 73 (26.74%) Consultant
2 61 (22.34%) Security Consultant
3 47 (17.22%) Analyst
4 45 (16.48%) Security Manager
5 36 (13.19%) Architect
6 34 (12.45%) Security Analyst
7 31 (11.36%) Security Architect
8 27 (9.89%) Information Manager
9 26 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
10 23 (8.42%) Security Engineer
11 21 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
12 17 (6.23%) Information Security Consultant
12 17 (6.23%) Senior Security Consultant
13 12 (4.40%) Information Security Architect
13 12 (4.40%) Penetration Tester
13 12 (4.40%) Tester
13 12 (4.40%) Information Architect
14 11 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (4.03%) Information Security Engineer
15 9 (3.30%) Enterprise Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.83%) Middleware
1 5 (1.83%) ZeroMQ
2 4 (1.47%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.47%) Web Services
2 4 (1.47%) ODBC
3 2 (0.73%) JSP
4 1 (0.37%) .NET
4 1 (0.37%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.37%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 59 (21.61%) Management Information System
2 20 (7.33%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.96%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.66%) RMADS
5 8 (2.93%) CESG
6 7 (2.56%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (2.20%) Statistics
8 5 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.47%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.47%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.47%) Economics
9 4 (1.47%) PKI
9 4 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.10%) Social Media
10 3 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.73%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.73%) FMCG
11 2 (0.73%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 64 (23.44%) Linux
2 60 (21.98%) Windows
3 25 (9.16%) UNIX
4 4 (1.47%) CentOS
4 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.73%) SUSE
5 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.73%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.37%) Android
6 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.22%) Security Architecture
2 43 (15.75%) Cyber Security
3 39 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 37 (13.55%) SIEM
5 35 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (12.45%) ITIL
7 31 (11.36%) Security Management
8 30 (10.99%) Penetration Testing
9 22 (8.06%) Project Management
10 20 (7.33%) BCP
11 19 (6.96%) Information Assurance
12 18 (6.59%) Data Protection
12 18 (6.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 18 (6.59%) Incident Management
13 17 (6.23%) Service Management
14 15 (5.49%) Information Security Management
14 15 (5.49%) Logistics
14 15 (5.49%) Network Design
14 15 (5.49%) Analytics
14 15 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.79%) SQL
2 15 (5.49%) Perl
3 10 (3.66%) Python
4 9 (3.30%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.56%) Java
6 6 (2.20%) C
6 6 (2.20%) PHP
6 6 (2.20%) Ruby
7 3 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.37%) C++
8 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (39.93%) CISSP
2 49 (17.95%) Degree
2 49 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 45 (16.48%) CISM
4 29 (10.62%) SC Cleared
5 26 (9.52%) CISA
6 16 (5.86%) CEH
7 14 (5.13%) OSCP
8 12 (4.40%) OSCE
9 11 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (3.66%) GSEC
10 10 (3.66%) PCI QSA
11 9 (3.30%) CCIE
12 8 (2.93%) GIAC
12 8 (2.93%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.83%) GPEN
14 4 (1.47%) CRISC
14 4 (1.47%) GREM
14 4 (1.47%) MCSE
14 4 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (18.68%) PCI DSS
3 18 (6.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (3.66%) BS25999
5 5 (1.83%) SLA
6 4 (1.47%) GPG13
7 3 (1.10%) QA
8 2 (0.73%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.73%) COBIT
9 1 (0.37%) BS7799
9 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.37%) HIPAA
System Software
1 21 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.37%) Snort
2 1 (0.37%) Squid
2 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.37%) qmail
Systems Management
1 5 (1.83%) Nessus
2 3 (1.10%) ZABBIX
2 3 (1.10%) Nagios
3 2 (0.73%) Puppet
3 2 (0.73%) logstash
4 1 (0.37%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (13.55%) Juniper
2 29 (10.62%) CheckPoint
3 27 (9.89%) Cisco
4 21 (7.69%) F5
5 20 (7.33%) Websense
6 16 (5.86%) Microsoft
7 14 (5.13%) Blue Coat
8 12 (4.40%) Fortinet
9 10 (3.66%) Sourcefire
9 10 (3.66%) Oracle
10 8 (2.93%) Symantec
10 8 (2.93%) McAfee
11 6 (2.20%) Qualys
12 5 (1.83%) Tufin
12 5 (1.83%) ArcSight
12 5 (1.83%) LogLogic
12 5 (1.83%) TOWER Software
12 5 (1.83%) IBM
13 4 (1.47%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.10%) VMware
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £70K, Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum plus generous bonus, car allowance a
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: To £50K, Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + pension, health, holiday
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
CPS Group
Salary: £50k - 85k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT
Salary: competitive salary + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
360 Resourcing
Salary: £24k - 28k per year + Bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 23 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago