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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 57 104 129
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +25
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 205 145 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.22% 2.62% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 3.10% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 175 120 58
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £45,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,300 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.04%
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
4149 4682 4633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 85.42% 84.53% 80.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3355 3325 3315
Average salary £52,000 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.95% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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 +35 85 £44,500 -25.83% 9
Slough +4 29 £60,000 +19.40% 3
Bracknell +2 18 £69,250 +44.27%
Maidenhead +6 17 £52,500 -34.37% 1
Wokingham - 4 £27,500 -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 155 (38.37%) CISSP
2 98 (24.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (23.02%) Windows
4 90 (22.28%) Risk Management
5 83 (20.54%) CISM
6 80 (19.80%) Firewall
7 79 (19.55%) ITIL
8 78 (19.31%) Degree
9 75 (18.56%) Cybersecurity
10 72 (17.82%) Linux
11 71 (17.57%) Management Information System
12 69 (17.08%) Finance
13 63 (15.59%) Unix
14 59 (14.60%) Microsoft
15 57 (14.11%) Cisco
15 57 (14.11%) Data Protection
16 56 (13.86%) CISA
17 52 (12.87%) PCI DSS
17 52 (12.87%) Computer Science
18 49 (12.13%) SQL
19 48 (11.88%) Juniper
20 47 (11.63%) Security Management
21 45 (11.14%) CheckPoint
21 45 (11.14%) TCP/IP
22 44 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
22 44 (10.89%) SIEM
22 44 (10.89%) Palo Alto
23 43 (10.64%) Business Continuity
24 42 (10.40%) Blue Coat
24 42 (10.40%) F5

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 32 (7.92%) IIS
2 7 (1.73%) CMS
2 7 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (1.49%) Drupal
3 6 (1.49%) Joomla!
3 6 (1.49%) WordPress
4 5 (1.24%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.99%) nginx
6 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 40 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.98%) SaaS
4 7 (1.73%) IaaS
4 7 (1.73%) Office 365
5 2 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (19.80%) Firewall
2 45 (11.14%) TCP/IP
3 24 (5.94%) DNS
3 24 (5.94%) Network Security
4 21 (5.20%) LAN
4 21 (5.20%) WAN
5 18 (4.46%) Internet
6 14 (3.47%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (2.72%) SSL
7 11 (2.72%) VPN
8 9 (2.23%) IPsec
8 9 (2.23%) SAN
9 8 (1.98%) DHCP
10 7 (1.73%) HTTP
11 6 (1.49%) FTP
11 6 (1.49%) SMTP
11 6 (1.49%) Wireshark
12 5 (1.24%) HTTPS
12 5 (1.24%) OSPF
12 5 (1.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.48%) Big Data
3 9 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (1.73%) Power BI
5 7 (1.73%) PowerPivot
5 7 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.99%) MySQL
7 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.74%) MS Access
9 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 69 (17.08%) Finance
2 37 (9.16%) Legal
3 32 (7.92%) German Language
4 24 (5.94%) Telecoms
5 23 (5.69%) French Language
6 17 (4.21%) Retail
7 15 (3.71%) Banking
8 8 (1.98%) Law
8 8 (1.98%) Marketing
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (23.51%) Security Manager
2 84 (20.79%) Information Security Manager
3 78 (19.31%) Information Manager
4 72 (17.82%) Consultant
5 71 (17.57%) Security Consultant
6 42 (10.40%) Analyst
7 35 (8.66%) Security Engineer
8 34 (8.42%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 30 (7.43%) Information Security Consultant
10 29 (7.18%) Security Analyst
11 26 (6.44%) Compliance Manager
12 23 (5.69%) Developer
13 20 (4.95%) Architect
13 20 (4.95%) IT Manager
14 19 (4.70%) Audit Manager
14 19 (4.70%) Juniper Engineer
15 17 (4.21%) Security Officer
15 17 (4.21%) Security Specialist
16 15 (3.71%) Information Security Officer
16 15 (3.71%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.69%) HTML
2 18 (4.46%) CSS
3 13 (3.22%) Middleware
4 12 (2.97%) .NET
5 7 (1.73%) MDX
6 6 (1.49%) HTML5
6 6 (1.49%) XML
6 6 (1.49%) XSLT
7 5 (1.24%) Flash
7 5 (1.24%) JSON
8 4 (0.99%) EDI
8 4 (0.99%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.99%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.99%) WPF
8 4 (0.99%) ZeroMQ
9 2 (0.50%) JMS
9 2 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.25%) SOAP
10 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 71 (17.57%) Management Information System
2 52 (12.87%) Computer Science
3 37 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (7.67%) PKI
5 20 (4.95%) Security Operations Centre
6 15 (3.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (3.47%) Cyber Attack
8 12 (2.97%) Data Protection Act
8 12 (2.97%) Driving Licence
9 10 (2.48%) CESG
9 10 (2.48%) CESG CLAS
10 9 (2.23%) Data Integration
10 9 (2.23%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.73%) Cryptography
12 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.49%) Smart Meter
13 5 (1.24%) Device Driver
13 5 (1.24%) FMCG
14 4 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.99%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 93 (23.02%) Windows
2 72 (17.82%) Linux
3 63 (15.59%) Unix
4 44 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (9.16%) Solaris
6 37 (9.16%) Windows 2000
7 29 (7.18%) Windows Server
8 16 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.98%) CentOS
11 7 (1.73%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.50%) KNOPPIX
12 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.25%) Android
13 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (22.28%) Risk Management
2 79 (19.55%) ITIL
3 75 (18.56%) Cybersecurity
4 57 (14.11%) Data Protection
5 47 (11.63%) Security Management
6 44 (10.89%) SIEM
7 43 (10.64%) Business Continuity
8 37 (9.16%) Information Security Management
9 35 (8.66%) Security Operations
10 31 (7.67%) Risk Assessment
11 27 (6.68%) Threat Analysis
12 25 (6.19%) Fraud Detection
13 22 (5.45%) Information Security Governance
13 22 (5.45%) TOGAF
14 20 (4.95%) Identity Management
14 20 (4.95%) ISMS
15 19 (4.70%) Security Testing
16 18 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (4.46%) CRM
16 18 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.13%) SQL
2 25 (6.19%) C#
3 18 (4.46%) C
4 17 (4.21%) JavaScript
4 17 (4.21%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.97%) Perl
6 10 (2.48%) Ruby
7 7 (1.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 7 (1.73%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.73%) VBScript
8 5 (1.24%) C++
8 5 (1.24%) Java
8 5 (1.24%) Python
8 5 (1.24%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 155 (38.37%) CISSP
2 83 (20.54%) CISM
3 78 (19.31%) Degree
4 56 (13.86%) CISA
5 37 (9.16%) IISP
6 23 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (5.45%) CEH
7 22 (5.45%) CISMP
8 15 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (3.71%) ISACA
8 15 (3.71%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.47%) CCNA
10 12 (2.97%) CLAS
10 12 (2.97%) CREST Certified
11 11 (2.72%) MCSE
11 11 (2.72%) SANS
12 10 (2.48%) MCSA
12 10 (2.48%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.73%) GIAC
13 7 (1.73%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (24.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (12.87%) PCI DSS
3 15 (3.71%) SLA
4 14 (3.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (2.48%) COBIT
6 7 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (1.24%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.50%) COSO
10 2 (0.50%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.50%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.50%) QA
11 1 (0.25%) ISO22301
System Software
1 37 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.23%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.23%) VMware ESX
3 9 (2.23%) vSphere
4 3 (0.74%) Snort
5 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (3.22%) Puppet
1 13 (3.22%) SCOM
2 9 (2.23%) SCCM
2 9 (2.23%) SCVMM
2 9 (2.23%) Windows Intune
3 7 (1.73%) Nessus
4 4 (0.99%) Nmap
4 4 (0.99%) RSA Archer
5 3 (0.74%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.50%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.25%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 59 (14.60%) Microsoft
2 57 (14.11%) Cisco
3 48 (11.88%) Juniper
4 45 (11.14%) CheckPoint
5 44 (10.89%) Palo Alto
6 42 (10.40%) Blue Coat
6 42 (10.40%) F5
7 41 (10.15%) Sourcefire
8 37 (9.16%) Crossbeam
9 24 (5.94%) VMware
10 23 (5.69%) ArcSight
11 15 (3.71%) Forcepoint
12 14 (3.47%) Oracle
12 14 (3.47%) Qualys
13 13 (3.22%) Red Hat
14 12 (2.97%) HP
14 12 (2.97%) IBM
15 9 (2.23%) Dell
15 9 (2.23%) RightScale
15 9 (2.23%) Symantec
Berkshire
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Car,Bens,Bonus,Stock
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Health, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
360 Resourcing
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus and Superb Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60 - £88 per annum + 15% OTE, +pension +car
Posted: 24 days ago