The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 82 84 83
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 23 20 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.78% 1.53% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.97% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 2
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +38.46%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Information Security
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1069 1016 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.68% 77.68% 74.17%
Number of salaries quoted 850 805 587
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Information Security
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Essex

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Essex

Information Security
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
Brentwood -14 3 £40,000 +6.66%
Chelmsford +10 2 £53,750 +43.33%
Saffron Walden - 2 £45,000 -
Basildon - 1 £55,000 -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 21 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (44.44%) Finance
3 19 (42.22%) Risk Management
4 18 (40.00%) CISSP
5 17 (37.78%) CISA
6 15 (33.33%) PCI DSS
7 14 (31.11%) Security Management
8 13 (28.89%) Degree
9 12 (26.67%) ITIL
10 11 (24.44%) CISM
10 11 (24.44%) Incident Management
11 10 (22.22%) Windows
11 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 10 (22.22%) EMV
12 9 (20.00%) MS Office
12 9 (20.00%) MCSA
12 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (20.00%) Service Management
13 8 (17.78%) ITIL V3
13 8 (17.78%) ITIL V2
14 7 (15.56%) Network Security
15 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
15 6 (13.33%) Legal
16 5 (11.11%) Information Security Management
16 5 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
16 5 (11.11%) Data Management
17 4 (8.89%) SCCP
17 4 (8.89%) Firewall

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Network Security
2 4 (8.89%) SCCP
2 4 (8.89%) Firewall
3 3 (6.67%) SAN
4 2 (4.44%) DHCP
4 2 (4.44%) DNS
5 1 (2.22%) LDAP
5 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MS Access
General
1 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Security Officer
2 14 (31.11%) Information Security Officer
3 8 (17.78%) IT Security Administrator
3 8 (17.78%) Security Administrator
3 8 (17.78%) Administrator
3 8 (17.78%) IT Administrator
4 6 (13.33%) Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) IT Security Officer
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) IT Security Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Information Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) AWS Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Capacity Manager
8 1 (2.22%) IT Security Specialist
8 1 (2.22%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
1 2 (4.44%) J2EE
1 2 (4.44%) JSP
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) EMV
2 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) RMADS
4 1 (2.22%) iSeries
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) AS400
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) CESG
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) AIX
3 1 (2.22%) Solaris
3 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Risk Management
2 14 (31.11%) Security Management
3 12 (26.67%) ITIL
4 11 (24.44%) Incident Management
5 9 (20.00%) Service Management
6 8 (17.78%) ITIL V3
6 8 (17.78%) ITIL V2
7 5 (11.11%) Information Security Management
7 5 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (11.11%) Data Management
8 4 (8.89%) Business Continuity
8 4 (8.89%) ISMS
9 2 (4.44%) Information Assurance
9 2 (4.44%) Change Control
9 2 (4.44%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.44%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Quality Management
9 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.44%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) C#
1 2 (4.44%) Java
1 2 (4.44%) VB
1 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) CISSP
2 17 (37.78%) CISA
3 13 (28.89%) Degree
4 11 (24.44%) CISM
5 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (20.00%) MCSA
6 1 (2.22%) CRISC
6 1 (2.22%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.67%) COBIT
4 2 (4.44%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.22%) SLA
5 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
3 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Citrix
2 3 (6.67%) NetApp
3 2 (4.44%) IBM
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.22%) BMC