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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 61 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 26 23 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.25% 2.04% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.55% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 20 23 20
Average salary £51,250 £50,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +27.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £33,361 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £64,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,750
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +0.50%
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
876 903 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 75.65% 80.05% 72.60%
Number of salaries quoted 657 703 612
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 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 30 September 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 30 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
(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 - 2 - - 2
Chelmsford -1 1 - -
Epping - 1 £19,000 -
Harlow - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £57,500 -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 25 (59.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (45.24%) Risk Management
3 15 (35.71%) Network Security
4 13 (30.95%) Data Management
4 13 (30.95%) Finance
5 11 (26.19%) CISSP
6 10 (23.81%) CISM
6 10 (23.81%) PCI DSS
6 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
8 8 (19.05%) Firewall
8 8 (19.05%) CISA
8 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
9 7 (16.67%) SIEM
9 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (14.29%) Security Architecture
10 6 (14.29%) COBIT
10 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
11 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
11 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
11 5 (11.90%) C
11 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity
12 4 (9.52%) CESG
12 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (9.52%) Degree
12 4 (9.52%) Security Testing
12 4 (9.52%) ITIL
12 4 (9.52%) VPN
12 4 (9.52%) HP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) Network Security
2 8 (19.05%) Firewall
3 4 (9.52%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) SSL
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Subversion
1 1 (2.38%) QADirector
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Security Officer
2 13 (30.95%) Information Security Officer
3 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Security Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) IT Security Officer
5 6 (14.29%) Security Consultant
5 6 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (14.29%) Consultant
5 6 (14.29%) Senior Security Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) IT Security Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (9.52%) IT Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Senior IT Security Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) IT Security Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) JSP
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) CESG
3 4 (9.52%) EMV
4 3 (7.14%) PKI
5 2 (4.76%) Cryptography
5 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (2.38%) Statistics
6 1 (2.38%) GIS
6 1 (2.38%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Risk Management
2 13 (30.95%) Data Management
3 7 (16.67%) SIEM
4 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 6 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity
6 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (9.52%) Security Testing
6 4 (9.52%) ITIL
7 3 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity Management
8 2 (4.76%) SABSA
8 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.76%) Information Assurance
8 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (4.76%) MODAF
8 2 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) C
2 2 (4.76%) C#
2 2 (4.76%) C++
2 2 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) Perl
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) VC++
3 1 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) CISSP
2 10 (23.81%) CISM
2 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) CISA
4 4 (9.52%) Degree
5 2 (4.76%) CEH
5 2 (4.76%) CSSLP
6 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (59.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (23.81%) PCI DSS
3 6 (14.29%) COBIT
4 2 (4.76%) QA
4 2 (4.76%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) WebInspect
1 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.38%) ZENworks
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) HP
3 3 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) TippingPoint
4 2 (4.76%) F5
4 2 (4.76%) Progress
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.76%) McAfee