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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 78 84 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 25 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.77% 0.92% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.10% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 9
Average salary £55,000 £33,361 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.86% -21.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £33,361 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £100,000 £44,400
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
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
1159 907 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.02% 83.52% 75.23%
Number of salaries quoted 910 687 585
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Brentwood -18 6 - -
Colchester +12 4 £47,500 +42.38%
Chelmsford - 3 £53,750 - 1
Harlow - 1 £70,000 -
Basildon - 1 £57,500 -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 23 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 21 (45.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (36.96%) Network Security
4 15 (32.61%) Data Management
5 13 (28.26%) Finance
6 12 (26.09%) PCI DSS
7 10 (21.74%) CISSP
7 10 (21.74%) CISA
7 10 (21.74%) Security Management
8 9 (19.57%) ITIL
8 9 (19.57%) CISM
9 8 (17.39%) Business Continuity
10 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
11 6 (13.04%) Firewall
11 6 (13.04%) EMV
11 6 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (13.04%) MS Office
11 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
11 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.04%) Incident Management
11 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
12 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
12 5 (10.87%) ITIL V2
12 5 (10.87%) Service Management
12 5 (10.87%) Information Security Management
12 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (10.87%) Degree
12 5 (10.87%) MCSA
12 5 (10.87%) Windows
13 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Office
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.96%) Network Security
2 6 (13.04%) Firewall
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Security Officer
2 19 (41.30%) Information Security Officer
3 9 (19.57%) IT Security Officer
4 5 (10.87%) IT Security Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) Security Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) IT Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) IT Security Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Security Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) IT Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Senior IT Security Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.04%) EMV
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) PKI
4 3 (6.52%) CESG
5 1 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 15 (32.61%) Data Management
3 10 (21.74%) Security Management
4 9 (19.57%) ITIL
5 8 (17.39%) Business Continuity
6 6 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (13.04%) Incident Management
7 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
7 5 (10.87%) ITIL V2
7 5 (10.87%) Service Management
7 5 (10.87%) Information Security Management
8 4 (8.70%) SIEM
8 4 (8.70%) ISMS
9 3 (6.52%) Information Assurance
9 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (6.52%) Security Architecture
9 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.52%) SABSA
9 3 (6.52%) UML
9 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) CISSP
1 10 (21.74%) CISA
2 9 (19.57%) CISM
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.87%) Degree
3 5 (10.87%) MCSA
4 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (45.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (26.09%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.70%) COBIT
4 3 (6.52%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
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