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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 88 86 83
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 16 22 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.21% 1.55% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.03% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 3
Average salary £55,000 £41,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.73% +28.46%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,500 £48,250
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +0.51%
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
1099 1084 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 83.32% 76.18% 73.86%
Number of salaries quoted 896 873 614
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 2 £53,750 +43.33%
Saffron Walden - 2 £45,000 -
Basildon - 1 £55,000 -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 21 (52.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (47.50%) Risk Management
2 19 (47.50%) Finance
3 18 (45.00%) CISSP
4 17 (42.50%) CISA
5 15 (37.50%) PCI DSS
6 13 (32.50%) Degree
7 12 (30.00%) Incident Management
7 12 (30.00%) Security Management
8 11 (27.50%) CISM
9 10 (25.00%) EMV
10 9 (22.50%) ITIL
11 8 (20.00%) Windows
11 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 7 (17.50%) MCSA
12 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (17.50%) MS Office
12 7 (17.50%) Service Management
13 6 (15.00%) Legal
13 6 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (15.00%) ITIL V3
13 6 (15.00%) ITIL V2
14 5 (12.50%) Information Security Management
14 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
14 5 (12.50%) Firewall
15 4 (10.00%) SCCP
15 4 (10.00%) Network Security
15 4 (10.00%) ISMS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) Network Security
2 4 (10.00%) SCCP
3 3 (7.50%) SAN
4 2 (5.00%) DHCP
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
4 2 (5.00%) DNS
5 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) MS Access
General
1 19 (47.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Security Officer
2 14 (35.00%) Information Security Officer
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Administrator
4 6 (15.00%) IT Administrator
4 6 (15.00%) Security Administrator
4 6 (15.00%) IT Security Administrator
5 5 (12.50%) Security Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Security Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Information Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (5.00%) IT Security Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Information Security Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Information Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) J2EE
2 1 (2.50%) JSP
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) EMV
2 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) RMADS
4 1 (2.50%) iSeries
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) AS400
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) AIX
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Risk Management
2 12 (30.00%) Security Management
2 12 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 9 (22.50%) ITIL
4 7 (17.50%) Service Management
5 6 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (15.00%) ITIL V3
5 6 (15.00%) ITIL V2
6 5 (12.50%) Information Security Management
7 4 (10.00%) ISMS
8 3 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.00%) Data Management
9 2 (5.00%) Quality Management
9 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.00%) Identity Management
9 2 (5.00%) Time Management
9 2 (5.00%) Change Control
9 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C#
1 2 (5.00%) Java
1 2 (5.00%) VB
1 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) CISSP
2 17 (42.50%) CISA
3 13 (32.50%) Degree
4 11 (27.50%) CISM
5 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (17.50%) MCSA
6 1 (2.50%) CRISC
6 1 (2.50%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (52.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (37.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (7.50%) COBIT
4 1 (2.50%) JSP 440
4 1 (2.50%) SLA
4 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Citrix
2 3 (7.50%) NetApp
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.50%) BMC