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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 84 85 91
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 13 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.30% 1.15% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.32% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 18
Average salary £52,500 £54,250 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +29.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,132 £42,500 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £62,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.04%
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
835 1136 1120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 83.33% 87.18% 78.71%
Number of salaries quoted 638 922 906
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
Harlow - 5 £52,500 -
Brentwood - 3 - -
Colchester - 1 £30,319 -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (68.57%) CISSP
2 19 (54.29%) CISM
2 19 (54.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (48.57%) ITIL
4 12 (34.29%) TOGAF
4 12 (34.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 11 (31.43%) Network Security
5 11 (31.43%) Security Architecture
5 11 (31.43%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (31.43%) Finance
5 11 (31.43%) Symantec
6 10 (28.57%) C
6 10 (28.57%) Data Protection
6 10 (28.57%) Degree
7 9 (25.71%) Wireshark
7 9 (25.71%) Nessus
7 9 (25.71%) CEH
7 9 (25.71%) SolarWinds
7 9 (25.71%) ArcSight
7 9 (25.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 9 (25.71%) Unix
7 9 (25.71%) Linux
7 9 (25.71%) MCSE
7 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
7 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (25.71%) CCNA
7 9 (25.71%) QRadar
7 9 (25.71%) SANS
7 9 (25.71%) Security Operations

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Network Security
2 9 (25.71%) Wireshark
3 5 (14.29%) Firewall
3 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (14.29%) VPN
4 3 (8.57%) Internet
4 3 (8.57%) Wireless
4 3 (8.57%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Publishing
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Analyst
1 13 (37.14%) Security Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Operations Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Security Operations Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Project Manager
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Manager
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Project Manager
5 5 (14.29%) Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Security Architect
6 4 (11.43%) Information Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Information Officer
6 4 (11.43%) Information Security Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Information Security Officer
6 4 (11.43%) Security Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Ajax
1 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.86%) CSS
1 1 (2.86%) CSS3
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) HTML5
1 1 (2.86%) jQuery
1 1 (2.86%) JSON
1 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) CESG
2 5 (14.29%) PKI
3 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Linux
1 9 (25.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) ITIL
2 12 (34.29%) TOGAF
2 12 (34.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 11 (31.43%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (31.43%) Security Architecture
4 10 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 9 (25.71%) Security Operations
6 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (22.86%) Risk Management
6 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
7 7 (20.00%) Security Management
8 6 (17.14%) BCP
8 6 (17.14%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (17.14%) Identity Management
8 6 (17.14%) ITSM
8 6 (17.14%) SIEM
8 6 (17.14%) Workflow
9 4 (11.43%) Coaching
9 4 (11.43%) Line Management
9 4 (11.43%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) C
2 8 (22.86%) Python
2 8 (22.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) CISSP
2 19 (54.29%) CISM
3 10 (28.57%) Degree
4 9 (25.71%) CCNA
4 9 (25.71%) CEH
4 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (25.71%) MCSE
4 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (25.71%) SANS
5 8 (22.86%) CCNP
6 6 (17.14%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (17.14%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (8.57%) CISA
7 3 (8.57%) RHCE
8 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.71%) PCI QSA
8 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (54.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (22.86%) ISO27002
2 8 (22.86%) SLA
3 5 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (8.57%) COBIT
5 2 (5.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Nessus
1 9 (25.71%) QRadar
1 9 (25.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (5.71%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Symantec
2 9 (25.71%) ArcSight
2 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
2 9 (25.71%) SolarWinds
3 6 (17.14%) HP
3 6 (17.14%) IBM
3 6 (17.14%) Splunk
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco