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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 129 117 119
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 101 118 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.71% 2.10% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.75% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 83 79 105
Average salary £57,500 £62,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.25% +12.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £49,900 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £89,750 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-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
4595 4287 4230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 77.62% 76.35% 76.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3064 3216 3481
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 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 19 September 2014.

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 19 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
Reading -26 46 £50,000 -19.35% 4
Maidenhead +1 19 £65,000 - 2
Newbury +18 12 £43,787 - 1
Slough +1 5 £57,500 +17.34%
Bracknell -4 5 £32,500 -27.77%
Windsor - 1 £37,500 -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 93 (48.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (31.94%) CISSP
3 52 (27.23%) PCI DSS
4 48 (25.13%) Finance
5 46 (24.08%) ITIL
5 46 (24.08%) COBIT
6 44 (23.04%) Security Cleared
7 43 (22.51%) CISA
8 40 (20.94%) CISM
9 34 (17.80%) SC Cleared
9 34 (17.80%) Risk Assessment
9 34 (17.80%) Security Architecture
10 31 (16.23%) Firewall
10 31 (16.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 31 (16.23%) PRINCE2
11 30 (15.71%) Management Information System
12 28 (14.66%) Windows
12 28 (14.66%) SQL
12 28 (14.66%) DV Cleared
13 27 (14.14%) PCI QSA
13 27 (14.14%) Degree
13 27 (14.14%) Business Continuity
14 26 (13.61%) RMADS
14 26 (13.61%) Linux
15 25 (13.09%) Risk Management
16 23 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (12.04%) Network Security
17 21 (10.99%) Network Design
17 21 (10.99%) Information Assurance
18 20 (10.47%) Penetration Testing

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (3.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.62%) IIS
2 5 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.66%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Exchequer
1 3 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.23%) Firewall
2 23 (12.04%) Network Security
3 19 (9.95%) TCP/IP
4 15 (7.85%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (6.28%) NetScreen
5 12 (6.28%) SSL
6 10 (5.24%) VPN
6 10 (5.24%) DNS
7 9 (4.71%) Broadband
7 9 (4.71%) Internet
8 6 (3.14%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (3.14%) Junos
9 3 (1.57%) OSPF
9 3 (1.57%) BGP
9 3 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.57%) LAN
9 3 (1.57%) VoIP
9 3 (1.57%) WAN
9 3 (1.57%) FTP
9 3 (1.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.09%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.57%) AppScan
3 2 (1.05%) WinDbg
3 2 (1.05%) GDB
General
1 48 (25.13%) Finance
2 20 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.62%) Military
4 4 (2.09%) Retail
5 3 (1.57%) Back Office
6 2 (1.05%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Billing
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (31.94%) Consultant
2 54 (28.27%) Security Consultant
3 26 (13.61%) Information Security Consultant
4 22 (11.52%) Security Manager
4 22 (11.52%) Information Manager
5 16 (8.38%) Information Security Manager
6 15 (7.85%) Architect
7 13 (6.81%) Analyst
8 11 (5.76%) Senior Consultant
8 11 (5.76%) Senior Security Consultant
9 9 (4.71%) Enterprise Architect
9 9 (4.71%) Security Architect
10 8 (4.19%) Security Specialist
11 7 (3.66%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Network Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Information Security Specialist
11 7 (3.66%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 7 (3.66%) Information Specialist
12 6 (3.14%) Lead Network Engineer
12 6 (3.14%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.14%) HTML
2 4 (2.09%) Spring
3 3 (1.57%) .NET
3 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.57%) Web Services
4 2 (1.05%) Middleware
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.05%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.71%) Management Information System
2 26 (13.61%) RMADS
3 11 (5.76%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (5.76%) Mathematics
4 10 (5.24%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.71%) Smartphone
6 7 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.62%) PKI
8 3 (1.57%) Handset
8 3 (1.57%) Replication
8 3 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) DTV
9 1 (0.52%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.66%) Windows
2 26 (13.61%) Linux
3 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) CentOS
4 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.52%) UNIX
4 1 (0.52%) VMS
4 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (24.08%) ITIL
2 34 (17.80%) Risk Assessment
2 34 (17.80%) Security Architecture
3 31 (16.23%) PRINCE2
4 27 (14.14%) Business Continuity
5 25 (13.09%) Risk Management
6 23 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (10.99%) Network Design
7 21 (10.99%) Information Assurance
8 20 (10.47%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (7.85%) Logistics
9 15 (7.85%) Cyber Security
10 14 (7.33%) Data Protection
10 14 (7.33%) Database Security
11 13 (6.81%) Security Management
12 12 (6.28%) ISMS
13 11 (5.76%) Information Security Management
14 10 (5.24%) Project Management
15 9 (4.71%) BCP
16 8 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.66%) SQL
2 13 (6.81%) Java
3 8 (4.19%) C
3 8 (4.19%) PHP
3 8 (4.19%) C++
4 6 (3.14%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.62%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.57%) Tcl
6 3 (1.57%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.57%) C#
6 3 (1.57%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.05%) Python
7 2 (1.05%) Perl
7 2 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (31.94%) CISSP
2 44 (23.04%) Security Cleared
3 43 (22.51%) CISA
4 40 (20.94%) CISM
5 34 (17.80%) SC Cleared
6 28 (14.66%) DV Cleared
7 27 (14.14%) PCI QSA
7 27 (14.14%) Degree
8 10 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (5.24%) CCNA
9 8 (4.19%) CCNP
10 7 (3.66%) PMP
10 7 (3.66%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.09%) CRISC
12 3 (1.57%) CSSLP
12 3 (1.57%) ISEB
12 3 (1.57%) GIAC
12 3 (1.57%) CCSA
12 3 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (1.57%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (48.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (27.23%) PCI DSS
3 46 (24.08%) COBIT
4 31 (16.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (3.66%) QA
6 6 (3.14%) GPG13
7 4 (2.09%) COSO
8 2 (1.05%) HIPAA
8 2 (1.05%) SLA
9 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (5.76%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.14%) Snort
2 6 (3.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (2.09%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.52%) Nessus
2 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (9.42%) Cisco
2 17 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.85%) CheckPoint
4 13 (6.81%) Juniper
5 12 (6.28%) VMware
6 11 (5.76%) F5
7 8 (4.19%) Blue Coat
7 8 (4.19%) McAfee
8 7 (3.66%) Websense
9 6 (3.14%) Sourcefire
10 4 (2.09%) Oracle
11 3 (1.57%) IBM
11 3 (1.57%) Mitel
11 3 (1.57%) Sage
11 3 (1.57%) Huawei
11 3 (1.57%) Fujitsu
11 3 (1.57%) Imperva
12 2 (1.05%) IronPort
12 2 (1.05%) Aveksa
12 2 (1.05%) Symantec
Reading, Oxfordshire
NTT Com Security (UK) Limited
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Plus bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Betting Appointments
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading Street
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago