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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 58 96 65
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -31
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 39 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.66% 1.07% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 1.29% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 38 11 15
Average salary £51,250 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year
- +9.28%
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
892 1006 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.68% 82.73% 75.30%
Number of salaries quoted 766 882 504
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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
Maidstone - 10 £60,000 - 1
West Malling - 6 £47,500 -
Folkestone - 4 £20,000 -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 50 (62.50%) PCI DSS
2 45 (56.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (43.75%) CheckPoint
4 32 (40.00%) Firewall
5 27 (33.75%) SIEM
6 25 (31.25%) Cisco
7 24 (30.00%) Finance
8 23 (28.75%) Management Information System
9 20 (25.00%) Windows
9 20 (25.00%) Degree
10 19 (23.75%) E-Commerce
11 15 (18.75%) CISSP
11 15 (18.75%) Apple
11 15 (18.75%) AIX
11 15 (18.75%) Linux
11 15 (18.75%) SQL
11 15 (18.75%) Oracle
11 15 (18.75%) ITIL
11 15 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (17.50%) Internet
13 13 (16.25%) System Testing
14 11 (13.75%) Websense
15 10 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
16 9 (11.25%) Retail
17 8 (10.00%) Tripwire
17 8 (10.00%) Network Security
17 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
17 8 (10.00%) Incident Management
18 7 (8.75%) F5

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (40.00%) Firewall
2 14 (17.50%) Internet
3 8 (10.00%) Network Security
4 6 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (6.25%) LAN
5 5 (6.25%) WAN
6 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.50%) VPN
8 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 24 (30.00%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Retail
3 7 (8.75%) Legal
4 5 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (50.00%) Consultant
2 36 (45.00%) Security Consultant
3 29 (36.25%) IT Security Consultant
3 29 (36.25%) IT Consultant
4 12 (15.00%) Analyst
5 9 (11.25%) Security Analyst
6 8 (10.00%) Risk Officer
7 6 (7.50%) Security Manager
7 6 (7.50%) Information Security Manager
7 6 (7.50%) Information Manager
8 5 (6.25%) Trainee
8 5 (6.25%) Graduate
8 5 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Network Team Leader
9 4 (5.00%) Team Leader
9 4 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (3.75%) Security Specialist
10 3 (3.75%) Senior Security Analyst
11 2 (2.50%) Services Delivery Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.50%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.00%) Windows
2 15 (18.75%) AIX
2 15 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) SIEM
2 19 (23.75%) E-Commerce
3 15 (18.75%) ITIL
3 15 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
4 13 (16.25%) System Testing
5 10 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 8 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.50%) Business Continuity
7 6 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.50%) Security Management
8 5 (6.25%) Risk Management
8 5 (6.25%) PRINCE
9 4 (5.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.75%) Data Security
10 3 (3.75%) Customer Engagement
11 2 (2.50%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) Degree
2 15 (18.75%) CISSP
3 7 (8.75%) SSCP
3 7 (8.75%) CISA
4 2 (2.50%) CCSE
4 2 (2.50%) CEH
4 2 (2.50%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.25%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) CCEE
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.25%) MCSA
5 1 (1.25%) CCNP
5 1 (1.25%) CCDP
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (62.50%) PCI DSS
2 45 (56.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.25%) XenApp
1 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Nessus
2 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (43.75%) CheckPoint
2 25 (31.25%) Cisco
3 15 (18.75%) Oracle
3 15 (18.75%) Apple
4 11 (13.75%) Websense
5 8 (10.00%) Tripwire
6 7 (8.75%) F5
7 6 (7.50%) Proofpoint
7 6 (7.50%) Juniper
7 6 (7.50%) IBM
8 5 (6.25%) Citrix
8 5 (6.25%) VMware
9 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.25%) NetApp
10 1 (1.25%) Splunk
10 1 (1.25%) Palantir
10 1 (1.25%) LogRhythm
Maidstone
Streamline Connections
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits & career progression
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kent
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago