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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 84 125 132
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 138 90 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.78% 1.63% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 2.13% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 106 56 65
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £29,500 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
4028 4219 3893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.28% 76.57% 73.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2923 2975 3023
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Reading 0 47 £60,000 +9.09% 8
Slough +7 20 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Maidenhead +13 18 £70,000 -6.66% 1
Newbury +14 16 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Bracknell +23 14 £53,750 - 1
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 98 (36.57%) CISSP
2 85 (31.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (30.22%) Firewall
4 64 (23.88%) Security Cleared
5 53 (19.78%) Telecoms
6 51 (19.03%) Management Information System
6 51 (19.03%) Finance
6 51 (19.03%) PCI DSS
6 51 (19.03%) SC Cleared
6 51 (19.03%) Cyber Security
7 49 (18.28%) Windows
7 49 (18.28%) Linux
8 48 (17.91%) ITIL
9 45 (16.79%) Security Management
9 45 (16.79%) Security Architecture
10 41 (15.30%) Degree
10 41 (15.30%) SIEM
11 37 (13.81%) CISM
12 35 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (11.57%) Information Security Management
13 31 (11.57%) TCP/IP
14 29 (10.82%) Risk Management
14 29 (10.82%) Data Protection
15 28 (10.45%) Juniper
16 27 (10.07%) CISA
16 27 (10.07%) Network Security
17 26 (9.70%) Intrusion Detection
17 26 (9.70%) UNIX
17 26 (9.70%) SQL
18 25 (9.33%) Project Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (1.12%) IIS
2 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.37%) CMS
3 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.12%) MS Project
2 3 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.12%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 81 (30.22%) Firewall
2 31 (11.57%) TCP/IP
3 27 (10.07%) Network Security
4 26 (9.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (6.34%) Internet
6 12 (4.48%) VPN
7 11 (4.10%) DNS
7 11 (4.10%) LAN
7 11 (4.10%) DMZ
8 9 (3.36%) Wireless
9 8 (2.99%) Wireless Security
9 8 (2.99%) WAN
9 8 (2.99%) DHCP
10 5 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.49%) LTE
11 4 (1.49%) 2G
11 4 (1.49%) 3G
12 3 (1.12%) GSM
12 3 (1.12%) OSPF
12 3 (1.12%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.61%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.87%) Big Data
5 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.75%) MySQL
5 2 (0.75%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Subversion
1 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
General
1 53 (19.78%) Telecoms
2 51 (19.03%) Finance
3 18 (6.72%) Banking
4 16 (5.97%) Retail
5 11 (4.10%) Legal
6 9 (3.36%) Marketing
7 7 (2.61%) Retail Banking
7 7 (2.61%) Advertising
8 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.12%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 82 (30.60%) Consultant
2 60 (22.39%) Security Consultant
3 42 (15.67%) Security Manager
4 38 (14.18%) Analyst
5 32 (11.94%) Architect
5 32 (11.94%) Security Analyst
6 27 (10.07%) Security Architect
7 25 (9.33%) Information Manager
8 24 (8.96%) Information Security Manager
9 23 (8.58%) Security Engineer
10 18 (6.72%) Senior Consultant
11 17 (6.34%) Information Security Consultant
12 15 (5.60%) Senior Security Consultant
13 14 (5.22%) Information Security Engineer
14 12 (4.48%) Information Security Architect
14 12 (4.48%) Information Architect
15 11 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
15 11 (4.10%) Senior Security Analyst
16 10 (3.73%) Technical Engineer
16 10 (3.73%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.99%) Esper
2 6 (2.24%) Regular Expression
2 6 (2.24%) ODBC
3 2 (0.75%) JSP
4 1 (0.37%) SOAP
4 1 (0.37%) Web Services
4 1 (0.37%) CSS
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) SAML
4 1 (0.37%) Spring
4 1 (0.37%) Ajax
4 1 (0.37%) Java EE
4 1 (0.37%) JSON
4 1 (0.37%) OAuth
4 1 (0.37%) RESTful
4 1 (0.37%) jQuery
4 1 (0.37%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 51 (19.03%) Management Information System
2 35 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.09%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (5.60%) RMADS
5 13 (4.85%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.99%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.61%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (2.61%) Online Banking
8 7 (2.61%) CESG
8 7 (2.61%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (1.87%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.12%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.12%) Social Media
11 3 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.75%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.75%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.28%) Windows
1 49 (18.28%) Linux
2 26 (9.70%) UNIX
3 7 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.75%) CentOS
5 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.37%) Android
5 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.03%) Cyber Security
2 48 (17.91%) ITIL
3 45 (16.79%) Security Management
3 45 (16.79%) Security Architecture
4 41 (15.30%) SIEM
5 31 (11.57%) Information Security Management
6 29 (10.82%) Risk Management
6 29 (10.82%) Data Protection
7 25 (9.33%) Project Management
8 24 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (8.58%) Service Management
10 22 (8.21%) Penetration Testing
11 20 (7.46%) ISMS
12 18 (6.72%) Kalman Filter
13 16 (5.97%) Service Delivery
13 16 (5.97%) Incident Management
14 15 (5.60%) Business Continuity
14 15 (5.60%) Network Design
15 14 (5.22%) Time Management
15 14 (5.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.70%) SQL
2 10 (3.73%) Perl
3 8 (2.99%) Bash Shell
3 8 (2.99%) C
4 5 (1.87%) Java
5 4 (1.49%) Ruby
5 4 (1.49%) PHP
5 4 (1.49%) Python
6 1 (0.37%) VBScript
6 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 98 (36.57%) CISSP
2 64 (23.88%) Security Cleared
3 51 (19.03%) SC Cleared
4 41 (15.30%) Degree
5 37 (13.81%) CISM
6 27 (10.07%) CISA
7 19 (7.09%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (6.34%) CEH
9 13 (4.85%) OSCP
10 11 (4.10%) GIAC
10 11 (4.10%) OSCE
11 10 (3.73%) PCI QSA
12 8 (2.99%) RHCSA
12 8 (2.99%) CCNP
12 8 (2.99%) RHCE
13 7 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.61%) CCIE
13 7 (2.61%) MCSE
14 6 (2.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (31.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (19.03%) PCI DSS
3 17 (6.34%) SLA
4 12 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (3.36%) BS25999
6 7 (2.61%) QA
6 7 (2.61%) GPG13
7 6 (2.24%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.87%) COBIT
9 4 (1.49%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.75%) FISMA
10 2 (0.75%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.75%) BS7799
10 2 (0.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.37%) Nessus
2 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.37%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 28 (10.45%) Juniper
2 23 (8.58%) CheckPoint
3 19 (7.09%) Cisco
4 15 (5.60%) McAfee
5 14 (5.22%) Microsoft
6 13 (4.85%) Symantec
6 13 (4.85%) IronPort
7 11 (4.10%) Websense
7 11 (4.10%) Fortinet
7 11 (4.10%) F5
8 10 (3.73%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.36%) Sourcefire
10 8 (2.99%) VMware
11 7 (2.61%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.87%) IBM
12 5 (1.87%) Tufin
13 4 (1.49%) ArcSight
14 3 (1.12%) Cyber-Ark
15 2 (0.75%) LogRhythm
15 2 (0.75%) Imperva
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £58,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + pension, health, holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Health, Holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £45k + Bonus, Healthcare and Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits and much more
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago