The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 84 79 107
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +28
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 22 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.56% 0.31% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.42% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 13
Average salary £41,750 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.46% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+4.21% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1063 719 1090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 75.28% 73.82% 73.70%
Number of salaries quoted 853 618 879
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Information Security
East of England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood - 3 £37,500 -
Chelmsford - 1 £37,500 -
Loughton - 1 - -
Witham - 1 £30,000 -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 16 (64.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (56.00%) Firewall
3 13 (52.00%) VPN
4 10 (40.00%) HP
4 10 (40.00%) Network Security
5 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
6 8 (32.00%) Cisco
6 8 (32.00%) McAfee
6 8 (32.00%) Finance
6 8 (32.00%) Risk Management
6 8 (32.00%) SSL
6 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
6 8 (32.00%) TippingPoint
6 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (32.00%) F5
7 7 (28.00%) SIEM
7 7 (28.00%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (28.00%) COBIT
7 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (28.00%) VMware
8 6 (24.00%) Citrix
8 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
8 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (16.00%) Security Management
10 3 (12.00%) Information Security Management
10 3 (12.00%) C

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (4.00%) Alfresco
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (4.00%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) VPN
3 10 (40.00%) Network Security
4 8 (32.00%) SSL
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (8.00%) LAN
5 2 (8.00%) WAN
6 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
1 16 (64.00%) Security Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Network Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Security Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) IT Security Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) IT Security Specialist
5 4 (16.00%) Security Specialist
6 3 (12.00%) Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Dynamics NAV Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Navision Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) IT Graduate
8 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Graduate
8 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) JSF
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) Biometrics
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) CMDB
3 1 (4.00%) Social Network
3 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Risk Management
2 7 (28.00%) SIEM
3 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (16.00%) Security Management
5 3 (12.00%) Information Security Management
5 3 (12.00%) ISMS
6 2 (8.00%) RAD
6 2 (8.00%) ERP
7 1 (4.00%) Workflow
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.00%) Data Management
7 1 (4.00%) Document Management
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
7 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) SOA
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C
1 3 (12.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) VC++
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) CISSP
2 2 (8.00%) CISA
2 2 (8.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (64.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (28.00%) COBIT
3 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) HP
2 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco
3 8 (32.00%) McAfee
3 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (32.00%) TippingPoint
3 8 (32.00%) F5
4 7 (28.00%) VMware
5 6 (24.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle