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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 75 74 68
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 18 19 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.50% 1.71% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.18% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 16 19 28
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £39,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +7.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,361 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £73,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -4.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
836 871 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 69.61% 78.61% 71.02%
Number of salaries quoted 702 717 737
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 £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -6 4 £46,500 +9.41%
Basildon +7 3 £67,500 -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 22 (55.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (45.00%) Firewall
3 15 (37.50%) Finance
3 15 (37.50%) Network Security
4 14 (35.00%) VPN
5 12 (30.00%) HP
5 12 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 11 (27.50%) Management Information System
6 11 (27.50%) SIEM
7 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 9 (22.50%) VMware
8 9 (22.50%) SSL
9 8 (20.00%) Cisco
9 8 (20.00%) CheckPoint
9 8 (20.00%) McAfee
9 8 (20.00%) COBIT
9 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (20.00%) TippingPoint
9 8 (20.00%) F5
10 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (17.50%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
10 7 (17.50%) Citrix
11 6 (15.00%) Data Management
12 4 (10.00%) CISM
12 4 (10.00%) CISSP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (2.50%) Alfresco
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) Firewall
2 15 (37.50%) Network Security
3 14 (35.00%) VPN
4 9 (22.50%) SSL
5 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.00%) WAN
6 2 (5.00%) LAN
7 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
1 1 (2.50%) QADirector
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Military
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Analyst
1 21 (52.50%) Security Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Network Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) IT Security Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Security Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) IT Security Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) Security Officer
7 5 (12.50%) IT Security Specialist
7 5 (12.50%) Senior Security Consultant
7 5 (12.50%) Security Specialist
7 5 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (12.50%) Consultant
7 5 (12.50%) Security Consultant
8 4 (10.00%) IT Security Officer
9 3 (7.50%) Senior IT Security Consultant
9 3 (7.50%) IT Consultant
9 3 (7.50%) IT Security Consultant
10 2 (5.00%) Penetration Tester
10 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) JSF
2 1 (2.50%) J2EE
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) CESG
2 2 (5.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) CMDB
3 1 (2.50%) Social Network
3 1 (2.50%) Open Source
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.50%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Risk Management
2 11 (27.50%) SIEM
3 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
4 6 (15.00%) Data Management
5 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL
7 2 (5.00%) Change Management
7 2 (5.00%) Identity Management
7 2 (5.00%) Web Design
7 2 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Time Management
7 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.50%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Java
1 3 (7.50%) C
2 2 (5.00%) C#
2 2 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VC++
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) CISSP
2 4 (10.00%) CISM
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) CSSLP
4 2 (5.00%) CEH
4 2 (5.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (55.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (20.00%) COBIT
3 4 (10.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (5.00%) QA
4 2 (5.00%) SLA
5 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.00%) WebInspect
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.50%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) HP
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (22.50%) VMware
4 8 (20.00%) TippingPoint
4 8 (20.00%) F5
4 8 (20.00%) Cisco
4 8 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (20.00%) McAfee
5 7 (17.50%) Citrix
6 2 (5.00%) Progress
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle