The table below looks at the statistics for Data Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Data Security over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Security
Rank 100 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.18% 0.099% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.12% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -35.29%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Data Security
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
892 853 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.21% 84.29% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 790 722 728
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Data Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Data Security across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Data Security Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Data Security
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Security across the Kent region.

Data Security Salary Trend in Kent

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Data 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 Data Security.

1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
1 6 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (75.00%) PCI DSS
1 6 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (75.00%) SIEM
2 5 (62.50%) Coaching
2 5 (62.50%) CHFI
2 5 (62.50%) COBIT
2 5 (62.50%) Business Continuity
2 5 (62.50%) Information Management
2 5 (62.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) SSCP
2 5 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Legal
5 1 (12.50%) Advertising
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Security Management
5 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) CISM
5 1 (12.50%) LAN

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Data 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 Data Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) IT Security Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Security Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Security Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
1 6 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (75.00%) SIEM
2 5 (62.50%) Coaching
2 5 (62.50%) Business Continuity
2 5 (62.50%) Information Management
2 5 (62.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) CHFI
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) SSCP
3 1 (12.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (62.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk