The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 152 174 210
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +36
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1984 1678 1472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.85% 1.68% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.07% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1543 1246 1231
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Information Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87806 81031 86649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.09% 81.19% 79.25%
Number of salaries quoted 70747 67265 73911
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
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 England

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Information Security
Salary Trend in England

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

Information Security Salary Trend in England

Information Security
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in England

Information Security
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the England 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
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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
London +38 951 £55,000 -8.33% 101
South East +18 452 £50,000 -9.09% 44
East of England -5 123 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Yorkshire -37 121 £40,000 -11.11% 14
North West -37 104 £47,500 -5.00% 23
West Midlands -8 80 £45,000 -10.00% 6
South West -51 67 £41,000 +2.50% 15
East Midlands -2 52 £43,750 -12.50% 4
North East +2 15 £40,000 -46.66% 3
Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 1287 (33.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1207 (31.36%) CISSP
3 1105 (28.71%) Finance
4 967 (25.12%) Management Information System
5 859 (22.32%) Degree
6 741 (19.25%) Firewall
7 728 (18.91%) PCI DSS
8 679 (17.64%) Risk Management
8 679 (17.64%) Windows
9 673 (17.49%) CISM
10 602 (15.64%) ITIL
11 457 (11.87%) Linux
12 452 (11.74%) Security Management
13 449 (11.67%) Penetration Testing
14 436 (11.33%) Security Cleared
15 428 (11.12%) CISA
15 428 (11.12%) Microsoft
16 384 (9.98%) Project Management
17 383 (9.95%) Network Security
18 352 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
19 344 (8.94%) Information Security Management
20 341 (8.86%) Cyber Security
21 340 (8.83%) Cisco
22 330 (8.57%) Business Continuity
23 328 (8.52%) SIEM
24 324 (8.42%) Data Protection
25 306 (7.95%) Security Architecture
26 300 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
27 277 (7.20%) Banking
28 274 (7.12%) ISMS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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
1 110 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 91 (2.36%) IIS
3 63 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 45 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 23 (0.60%) Apache
6 23 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 18 (0.47%) Lync
8 15 (0.39%) SAS
9 14 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.26%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.21%) CMS
13 7 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
14 6 (0.16%) CloudStack
14 6 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.16%) Documentum
15 5 (0.13%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.10%) Node.js
16 4 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 236 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 130 (3.38%) MS Office
3 63 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.65%) MS Project
5 21 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.10%) SmartSuite
8 3 (0.078%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.078%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.052%) SPSS
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.026%) FastStats
10 1 (0.026%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (0.36%) assyst
1 14 (0.36%) SAP GRC
2 9 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.078%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.052%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.052%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.052%) RMDS
8 1 (0.026%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.026%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.026%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.026%) Global One
8 1 (0.026%) Summit
8 1 (0.026%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.026%) Minerva
8 1 (0.026%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.04%) SaaS
2 31 (0.81%) PaaS
3 30 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (0.52%) IaaS
5 15 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.26%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.23%) Office 365
9 5 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.078%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 741 (19.25%) Firewall
2 383 (9.95%) Network Security
3 242 (6.29%) Internet
4 216 (5.61%) TCP/IP
5 163 (4.23%) WAN
6 154 (4.00%) LAN
6 154 (4.00%) VPN
7 147 (3.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 137 (3.56%) DNS
9 109 (2.83%) Wireless
10 102 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
11 94 (2.44%) SSL
12 93 (2.42%) SAN
13 65 (1.69%) DHCP
14 61 (1.58%) LDAP
15 57 (1.48%) HTTP
16 47 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
16 47 (1.22%) Wireshark
17 45 (1.17%) VoIP
18 38 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 56 (1.45%) MySQL
3 35 (0.91%) Big Data
4 32 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 31 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 30 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
7 27 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (0.65%) Data Mining
8 25 (0.65%) Relational Database
9 18 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.31%) QlikView
13 11 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (0.29%) MongoDB
14 9 (0.23%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (0.78%) Metasploit
2 29 (0.75%) Maven
3 28 (0.73%) Eclipse
4 25 (0.65%) Subversion
5 21 (0.55%) YourKit
6 11 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 11 (0.29%) JIRA
7 9 (0.23%) Toad
8 8 (0.21%) Selenium
9 7 (0.18%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.18%) WinDbg
9 7 (0.18%) GDB
9 7 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
9 7 (0.18%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.16%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
11 5 (0.13%) NUnit
11 5 (0.13%) AppScan
11 5 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 1105 (28.71%) Finance
2 277 (7.20%) Banking
3 237 (6.16%) Legal
4 213 (5.53%) Retail
5 132 (3.43%) Telecoms
6 112 (2.91%) Law
7 78 (2.03%) Marketing
8 71 (1.84%) Games
9 64 (1.66%) Advertising
10 54 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 51 (1.33%) Financial Institution
12 42 (1.09%) Military
13 35 (0.91%) Electronics
14 32 (0.83%) Investment Banking
15 23 (0.60%) Local Government
15 23 (0.60%) Aerospace
16 22 (0.57%) German Language
17 13 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.26%) Back Office
19 9 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 848 (22.03%) Analyst
2 721 (18.73%) Security Analyst
3 652 (16.94%) Consultant
4 528 (13.72%) Security Consultant
5 380 (9.87%) Information Analyst
6 374 (9.72%) Information Security Analyst
7 336 (8.73%) Security Manager
8 328 (8.52%) Architect
9 206 (5.35%) Information Manager
10 200 (5.20%) Security Specialist
11 196 (5.09%) Information Security Manager
12 179 (4.65%) Security Engineer
13 168 (4.36%) Information Security Consultant
14 159 (4.13%) Security Architect
15 151 (3.92%) Security Officer
16 131 (3.40%) Information Specialist
17 124 (3.22%) Information Security Specialist
17 124 (3.22%) IT Security Analyst
18 121 (3.14%) Information Security Officer
19 118 (3.07%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (3.09%) .NET
2 111 (2.88%) Web Services
3 74 (1.92%) HTML
4 49 (1.27%) XML
5 48 (1.25%) CSS
5 48 (1.25%) Spring
6 43 (1.12%) Hibernate
6 43 (1.12%) ASP.NET
7 38 (0.99%) J2EE
8 36 (0.94%) jQuery
9 29 (0.75%) SAML
9 29 (0.75%) Middleware
10 27 (0.70%) JSP
11 26 (0.68%) SailPoint
12 23 (0.60%) OAuth
13 21 (0.55%) Spring MVC
14 19 (0.49%) LAMP
15 18 (0.47%) Lucene
15 18 (0.47%) Spring Integration
16 16 (0.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 967 (25.12%) Management Information System
2 352 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 229 (5.95%) Computer Science
4 120 (3.12%) RMADS
5 101 (2.62%) CESG
6 92 (2.39%) PKI
7 90 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
8 78 (2.03%) Mathematics
9 69 (1.79%) Cryptography
10 52 (1.35%) CESG CLAS
11 38 (0.99%) PMI
12 37 (0.96%) Blackberry
13 35 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (0.81%) Hedge funds
14 31 (0.81%) Open Source
15 28 (0.73%) Mobile App
16 26 (0.68%) Visualisation
16 26 (0.68%) Client/Server
17 24 (0.62%) NHS
18 23 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 679 (17.64%) Windows
2 457 (11.87%) Linux
3 274 (7.12%) UNIX
4 129 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (2.23%) Windows 7
6 78 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (1.40%) Solaris
8 49 (1.27%) Ubuntu
9 44 (1.14%) Windows XP
10 35 (0.91%) Mac OS
11 34 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (0.83%) AIX
13 28 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 22 (0.57%) Windows 8
16 21 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
17 18 (0.47%) Android
18 13 (0.34%) CentOS
19 12 (0.31%) Debian
20 11 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (17.64%) Risk Management
2 602 (15.64%) ITIL
3 452 (11.74%) Security Management
4 449 (11.67%) Penetration Testing
5 384 (9.98%) Project Management
6 344 (8.94%) Information Security Management
7 341 (8.86%) Cyber Security
8 330 (8.57%) Business Continuity
9 328 (8.52%) SIEM
10 324 (8.42%) Data Protection
11 306 (7.95%) Security Architecture
12 300 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
13 274 (7.12%) ISMS
14 262 (6.81%) Risk Assessment
15 234 (6.08%) PRINCE2
16 207 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 207 (5.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 200 (5.20%) E-Commerce
18 188 (4.88%) Security Testing
19 174 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 259 (6.73%) SQL
2 197 (5.12%) Java
3 115 (2.99%) C#
4 109 (2.83%) C
5 94 (2.44%) C++
6 92 (2.39%) Perl
7 91 (2.36%) Python
8 69 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 62 (1.61%) JavaScript
10 48 (1.25%) Ruby
11 38 (0.99%) PHP
12 34 (0.88%) Shell Script
13 29 (0.75%) VB
13 29 (0.75%) Bash Shell
14 23 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 22 (0.57%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.29%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.26%) VB6
18 8 (0.21%) MATLAB
18 8 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1207 (31.36%) CISSP
2 859 (22.32%) Degree
3 673 (17.49%) CISM
4 436 (11.33%) Security Cleared
5 428 (11.12%) CISA
6 247 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
7 226 (5.87%) SC Cleared
8 197 (5.12%) CEH
9 187 (4.86%) CCNA
10 141 (3.66%) CCNP
11 125 (3.25%) DV Cleared
12 102 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 102 (2.65%) GIAC
13 86 (2.23%) CRISC
14 69 (1.79%) MCSE
15 64 (1.66%) PCI QSA
16 58 (1.51%) PMI Certification
17 52 (1.35%) CISMP
18 48 (1.25%) SSCP
18 48 (1.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1287 (33.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 728 (18.91%) PCI DSS
3 225 (5.85%) COBIT
4 123 (3.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 89 (2.31%) QA
6 77 (2.00%) SLA
7 73 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 65 (1.69%) ISO 9001
9 25 (0.65%) JSP 440
10 24 (0.62%) ISO 9000
11 21 (0.55%) BS7799
11 21 (0.55%) COSO
12 20 (0.52%) GPG13
13 9 (0.23%) Data Quality
14 8 (0.21%) ISO 14001
15 6 (0.16%) BS25999
15 6 (0.16%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.13%) CESG Infosec
16 5 (0.13%) GxP
16 5 (0.13%) GCP
System Software
1 199 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 127 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (1.38%) Snort
4 48 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.55%) Squid
5 21 (0.55%) Samba
6 20 (0.52%) XenApp
7 18 (0.47%) vSphere
7 18 (0.47%) Nmap
8 16 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.16%) SpamAssassin
11 6 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.13%) UAG
12 5 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (0.10%) Varnish
13 4 (0.10%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 48 (1.25%) Nessus
2 32 (0.83%) Nagios
3 31 (0.81%) Puppet
4 26 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (0.60%) SCCM
6 22 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 17 (0.44%) WSUS
8 16 (0.42%) Backup Exec
9 14 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
10 11 (0.29%) Capistrano
11 9 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.18%) SCOM
13 7 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
13 7 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
14 6 (0.16%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.16%) WebInspect
14 6 (0.16%) HAProxy
15 5 (0.13%) Icinga
Vendors
1 428 (11.12%) Microsoft
2 340 (8.83%) Cisco
3 258 (6.70%) CheckPoint
4 224 (5.82%) Oracle
5 165 (4.29%) VMware
6 144 (3.74%) Juniper
7 108 (2.81%) F5
8 95 (2.47%) Citrix
9 80 (2.08%) Websense
10 71 (1.84%) Symantec
10 71 (1.84%) Blue Coat
11 67 (1.74%) HP
12 63 (1.64%) McAfee
13 55 (1.43%) Sourcefire
14 54 (1.40%) ArcSight
15 50 (1.30%) Red Hat
16 43 (1.12%) SAP
16 43 (1.12%) Qualys
17 42 (1.09%) Fortinet
18 41 (1.07%) IBM
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