The table below looks at the statistics for Information 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 Information Security over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 80 85 68
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 27 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.32% 1.54% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 1.87% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 26 17 11
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
Information 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
991 1014 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 85.14% 82.31% 70.89%
Number of salaries quoted 870 885 480
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Information Security
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Kent

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Kent

Information Security
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
West Malling - 7 £50,000 -
Maidstone - 5 £55,000 - 1
Folkestone - 2 £20,000 -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 46 (58.97%) PCI DSS
2 41 (52.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (38.46%) Firewall
4 29 (37.18%) CheckPoint
4 29 (37.18%) Finance
5 28 (35.90%) Cisco
6 22 (28.21%) ITIL
6 22 (28.21%) Windows
6 22 (28.21%) Management Information System
7 19 (24.36%) SIEM
8 17 (21.79%) SQL
9 15 (19.23%) AIX
9 15 (19.23%) Linux
9 15 (19.23%) Apple
9 15 (19.23%) Oracle
9 15 (19.23%) Degree
10 14 (17.95%) CISSP
11 13 (16.67%) System Testing
12 11 (14.10%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (14.10%) E-Commerce
13 10 (12.82%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (12.82%) Business Continuity
13 10 (12.82%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (11.54%) Internet
14 9 (11.54%) Network Security
15 8 (10.26%) Risk Management
15 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (10.26%) Data Protection
15 8 (10.26%) Microsoft

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 30 (38.46%) Firewall
2 9 (11.54%) Network Security
2 9 (11.54%) Internet
3 7 (8.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (8.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (6.41%) LAN
4 5 (6.41%) WAN
5 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.56%) VPN
7 1 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (37.18%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Legal
2 8 (10.26%) Retail
3 5 (6.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (46.15%) Consultant
2 32 (41.03%) Security Consultant
3 28 (35.90%) IT Security Consultant
3 28 (35.90%) IT Consultant
4 10 (12.82%) Information Manager
4 10 (12.82%) Information Security Manager
4 10 (12.82%) Security Manager
5 8 (10.26%) Risk Officer
6 7 (8.97%) Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Graduate
7 5 (6.41%) Security Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Team Leader
7 5 (6.41%) Network Team Leader
7 5 (6.41%) Trainee
8 3 (3.85%) Security Specialist
9 2 (2.56%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Service Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) IT Security Specialist
9 2 (2.56%) Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.21%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Windows
2 15 (19.23%) AIX
2 15 (19.23%) Linux
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) ITIL
2 19 (24.36%) SIEM
3 13 (16.67%) System Testing
4 11 (14.10%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (14.10%) E-Commerce
5 10 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (12.82%) Business Continuity
5 10 (12.82%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (10.26%) Data Protection
6 8 (10.26%) Risk Management
6 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.97%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (8.97%) Security Management
7 7 (8.97%) PRINCE2
7 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.69%) PRINCE
9 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (3.85%) Data Security
11 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Degree
2 14 (17.95%) CISSP
3 5 (6.41%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.56%) JNCIS
5 2 (2.56%) SSCP
5 2 (2.56%) CISA
5 2 (2.56%) CCSE
5 2 (2.56%) CEH
5 2 (2.56%) MCSE
5 2 (2.56%) CCNA
6 1 (1.28%) CCDP
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.28%) MCSA
6 1 (1.28%) CCNP
6 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.28%) PCI QSA
6 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (58.97%) PCI DSS
2 41 (52.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (8.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) XenApp
2 2 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.28%) vSphere
3 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.56%) Nessus
2 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (37.18%) CheckPoint
2 28 (35.90%) Cisco
3 15 (19.23%) Oracle
3 15 (19.23%) Apple
4 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.26%) F5
5 7 (8.97%) Websense
5 7 (8.97%) Citrix
5 7 (8.97%) Juniper
6 5 (6.41%) VMware
7 3 (3.85%) Tripwire
8 2 (2.56%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.56%) Dell
9 1 (1.28%) IBM
9 1 (1.28%) NetApp
9 1 (1.28%) Proofpoint
9 1 (1.28%) Splunk
9 1 (1.28%) Palantir
9 1 (1.28%) LogRhythm
Maidstone, Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance/Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago