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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 119 125 129
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 113 118 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.91% 2.00% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.57% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 96 88 86
Average salary £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £39,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £110,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year
- +9.28%
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
4673 4589 4133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.82% 77.75% 77.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3129 3447 3328
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -20 46 £50,000 -28.57% 6
Maidenhead +3 21 £70,000 +7.69% 2
Bracknell +6 10 £46,250 -7.50%
Newbury +11 4 £37,537 -31.75%
Slough -12 1 £55,000 -8.33%
Windsor - 1 £37,500 -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 97 (48.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (43.07%) CISSP
3 54 (26.73%) CISM
4 50 (24.75%) CISA
5 49 (24.26%) ITIL
6 47 (23.27%) Security Architecture
7 46 (22.77%) COBIT
8 41 (20.30%) PCI DSS
9 40 (19.80%) Security Cleared
10 39 (19.31%) Firewall
10 39 (19.31%) Management Information System
11 37 (18.32%) PRINCE2
12 34 (16.83%) SC Cleared
13 31 (15.35%) Finance
14 30 (14.85%) Risk Management
14 30 (14.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 28 (13.86%) TOGAF
16 27 (13.37%) Risk Assessment
16 27 (13.37%) Degree
17 26 (12.87%) Linux
17 26 (12.87%) SQL
18 25 (12.38%) PCI QSA
18 25 (12.38%) Business Continuity
19 24 (11.88%) Windows
20 22 (10.89%) SABSA
21 21 (10.40%) DV Cleared
22 20 (9.90%) Penetration Testing
22 20 (9.90%) TCP/IP
23 19 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
23 19 (9.41%) Logistics

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 5 (2.48%) IIS
1 5 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.31%) Firewall
2 20 (9.90%) TCP/IP
3 18 (8.91%) Network Security
4 13 (6.44%) DNS
4 13 (6.44%) SSL
5 12 (5.94%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (5.45%) VPN
7 9 (4.46%) NetScreen
8 6 (2.97%) Junos
9 5 (2.48%) FTP
9 5 (2.48%) HTTP
9 5 (2.48%) Internet
9 5 (2.48%) Wireless
9 5 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.98%) Broadband
11 3 (1.49%) LAN
11 3 (1.49%) VoIP
11 3 (1.49%) WAN
11 3 (1.49%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (1.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.49%) AppScan
3 2 (0.99%) WinDbg
3 2 (0.99%) GDB
General
1 31 (15.35%) Finance
2 12 (5.94%) Retail
3 9 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.97%) Marketing
4 6 (2.97%) Banking
5 5 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.48%) Games
6 4 (1.98%) Military
7 3 (1.49%) Back Office
8 2 (0.99%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (32.67%) Consultant
2 59 (29.21%) Security Consultant
3 33 (16.34%) Architect
4 25 (12.38%) Security Architect
5 23 (11.39%) Information Manager
6 21 (10.40%) Information Security Consultant
7 20 (9.90%) Security Manager
8 17 (8.42%) Information Security Manager
9 16 (7.92%) Enterprise Architect
10 14 (6.93%) Analyst
11 11 (5.45%) Senior Consultant
11 11 (5.45%) Senior Security Consultant
12 8 (3.96%) Security Analyst
12 8 (3.96%) Principal Consultant
12 8 (3.96%) Principal Security Consultant
13 7 (3.47%) Enterprise Security Architect
14 6 (2.97%) Lead Network Engineer
14 6 (2.97%) Network Engineer
15 5 (2.48%) Project Manager
15 5 (2.48%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.96%) HTML
2 4 (1.98%) Spring
3 3 (1.49%) .NET
3 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.49%) Web Services
4 1 (0.50%) Middleware
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.50%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.31%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.92%) RMADS
2 16 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.45%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.46%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.48%) PKI
6 4 (1.98%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.49%) CESG
7 3 (1.49%) Handset
7 3 (1.49%) Replication
7 3 (1.49%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.99%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.50%) Kindle
9 1 (0.50%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.87%) Linux
2 24 (11.88%) Windows
3 4 (1.98%) UNIX
4 1 (0.50%) AIX
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.26%) ITIL
2 47 (23.27%) Security Architecture
3 37 (18.32%) PRINCE2
4 30 (14.85%) Risk Management
5 28 (13.86%) TOGAF
6 27 (13.37%) Risk Assessment
7 25 (12.38%) Business Continuity
8 22 (10.89%) SABSA
9 20 (9.90%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (9.41%) Logistics
11 18 (8.91%) Information Assurance
12 15 (7.43%) SIEM
12 15 (7.43%) Project Management
13 14 (6.93%) Network Design
13 14 (6.93%) Database Security
14 12 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (4.95%) Cyber Security
15 10 (4.95%) Data Protection
15 10 (4.95%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.87%) SQL
2 14 (6.93%) Java
3 9 (4.46%) C
3 9 (4.46%) PHP
3 9 (4.46%) C++
4 8 (3.96%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.97%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.48%) Tcl
6 5 (2.48%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.48%) C#
7 3 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.50%) Python
8 1 (0.50%) Perl
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 87 (43.07%) CISSP
2 54 (26.73%) CISM
3 50 (24.75%) CISA
4 40 (19.80%) Security Cleared
5 34 (16.83%) SC Cleared
6 27 (13.37%) Degree
7 25 (12.38%) PCI QSA
8 21 (10.40%) DV Cleared
9 10 (4.95%) CRISC
10 7 (3.47%) PMP
10 7 (3.47%) PMI Certification
10 7 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (3.47%) CCNA
11 5 (2.48%) CCNP
12 4 (1.98%) GIAC
13 3 (1.49%) CCSA
13 3 (1.49%) CSSLP
14 2 (0.99%) MAPM
14 2 (0.99%) CEH
14 2 (0.99%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (48.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (22.77%) COBIT
3 41 (20.30%) PCI DSS
4 30 (14.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (3.47%) QA
6 6 (2.97%) COSO
7 5 (2.48%) SLA
8 3 (1.49%) GPG13
9 2 (0.99%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.50%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
System Software
1 10 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (4.95%) Hyper-V
2 7 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.49%) Snort
3 3 (1.49%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (7.92%) Cisco
2 13 (6.44%) CheckPoint
2 13 (6.44%) F5
3 12 (5.94%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.45%) Juniper
4 11 (5.45%) McAfee
5 10 (4.95%) VMware
6 5 (2.48%) Blue Coat
6 5 (2.48%) Symantec
6 5 (2.48%) IronPort
6 5 (2.48%) Imperva
7 4 (1.98%) Websense
8 3 (1.49%) Mitel
8 3 (1.49%) Sourcefire
8 3 (1.49%) IBM
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle
10 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.50%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.50%) Fortinet
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