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 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 66 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 21 23 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.92% 2.09% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.60% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 17 23 25
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +27.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £33,361 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £71,500 £44,200
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
820 884 698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 74.82% 80.15% 72.18%
Number of salaries quoted 621 694 618
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 £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,500 £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 19 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 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
(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
Chelmsford -3 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 19 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 24 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (48.72%) Risk Management
3 14 (35.90%) Network Security
3 14 (35.90%) Finance
4 11 (28.21%) Data Management
4 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
5 10 (25.64%) Firewall
6 9 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 9 (23.08%) CISSP
6 9 (23.08%) PCI DSS
6 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 8 (20.51%) CISM
7 8 (20.51%) SIEM
8 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (17.95%) Incident Management
9 6 (15.38%) COBIT
9 6 (15.38%) CISA
9 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 6 (15.38%) VPN
9 6 (15.38%) Security Architecture
10 5 (12.82%) HP
10 5 (12.82%) C
11 4 (10.26%) ITIL
11 4 (10.26%) EMV
11 4 (10.26%) SSL
11 4 (10.26%) VMware
11 4 (10.26%) CESG
11 4 (10.26%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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.

Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) Network Security
2 10 (25.64%) Firewall
3 6 (15.38%) VPN
4 4 (10.26%) SSL
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Subversion
1 1 (2.56%) QADirector
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Security Officer
2 11 (28.21%) Information Security Officer
3 10 (25.64%) Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Security Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Security Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Security Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) IT Security Officer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior IT Security Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) IT Security Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) IT Security Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) IT Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Network Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Security Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) JSP
2 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.26%) CESG
3 4 (10.26%) EMV
4 3 (7.69%) PKI
5 2 (5.13%) Cryptography
5 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.56%) Statistics
6 1 (2.56%) GIS
6 1 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Risk Management
2 11 (28.21%) Data Management
3 8 (20.51%) SIEM
4 7 (17.95%) Incident Management
5 6 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (10.26%) Security Testing
6 4 (10.26%) ITIL
6 4 (10.26%) Business Continuity
7 3 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (7.69%) Business Continuity Management
8 2 (5.13%) SABSA
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.13%) Information Assurance
8 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.13%) MODAF
8 2 (5.13%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) C
2 2 (5.13%) C#
2 2 (5.13%) C++
2 2 (5.13%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) VC++
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) CISSP
3 8 (20.51%) CISM
4 6 (15.38%) CISA
5 3 (7.69%) Degree
6 2 (5.13%) CEH
6 2 (5.13%) CSSLP
7 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (23.08%) PCI DSS
3 6 (15.38%) COBIT
4 2 (5.13%) QA
4 2 (5.13%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.13%) WebInspect
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) HP
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) TippingPoint
4 3 (7.69%) F5
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.69%) McAfee
5 2 (5.13%) Progress