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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 90 97 68
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -29
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 17 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.55% 0.98% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.15% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 8
Average salary £49,500 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £44,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,250 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
931 955 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 85.02% 84.89% 70.55%
Number of salaries quoted 826 817 438
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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
West Malling - 5 £47,500 -
Maidstone - 2 £61,250 -
Tunbridge Wells +6 1 £63,000 +5.00%
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 25 (43.10%) Firewall
2 24 (41.38%) Finance
2 24 (41.38%) ITIL
3 23 (39.66%) Cisco
3 23 (39.66%) PCI DSS
4 21 (36.21%) CheckPoint
5 19 (32.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (31.03%) Windows
7 12 (20.69%) Management Information System
8 10 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (17.24%) SQL
8 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 10 (17.24%) Business Continuity
8 10 (17.24%) Network Security
9 9 (15.52%) F5
9 9 (15.52%) SIEM
9 9 (15.52%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (15.52%) Risk Management
9 9 (15.52%) Legal
10 8 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (13.79%) Citrix
10 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (13.79%) Degree
10 8 (13.79%) Incident Management
10 8 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (12.07%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (12.07%) CISSP
11 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
11 7 (12.07%) Oracle

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) Firewall
2 10 (17.24%) Network Security
3 8 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 6 (10.34%) LAN
4 6 (10.34%) WAN
5 5 (8.62%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.17%) Internet
6 3 (5.17%) SAN
7 2 (3.45%) VPN
7 2 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
General
1 24 (41.38%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Legal
3 6 (10.34%) Advertising
4 5 (8.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Consultant
2 13 (22.41%) Security Consultant
3 10 (17.24%) IT Consultant
3 10 (17.24%) Security Manager
3 10 (17.24%) IT Security Consultant
3 10 (17.24%) Information Manager
3 10 (17.24%) Information Security Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Team Leader
4 5 (8.62%) Network Team Leader
4 5 (8.62%) Trainee
4 5 (8.62%) Graduate
4 5 (8.62%) Risk Officer
5 4 (6.90%) Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) IT Security Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) IT Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.03%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) AIX
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (17.24%) Business Continuity
3 9 (15.52%) SIEM
3 9 (15.52%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (15.52%) Risk Management
4 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (13.79%) Incident Management
5 7 (12.07%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
5 7 (12.07%) Security Management
6 6 (10.34%) PRINCE
6 6 (10.34%) Data Protection
6 6 (10.34%) System Testing
7 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.90%) Data Security
8 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.90%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) CISSP
3 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.62%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (6.90%) CCNA
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.17%) MCSE
6 2 (3.45%) CCNP
6 2 (3.45%) CCSE
6 2 (3.45%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.72%) PCI QSA
7 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) CCEE
7 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.72%) CCDP
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.72%) MCSA
7 1 (1.72%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (39.66%) PCI DSS
2 19 (32.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.72%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.90%) XenApp
3 3 (5.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.72%) vSphere
5 1 (1.72%) Squid
5 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.45%) Nessus
3 1 (1.72%) WSUS
3 1 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Cisco
2 21 (36.21%) CheckPoint
3 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.52%) F5
5 8 (13.79%) Citrix
6 7 (12.07%) Oracle
6 7 (12.07%) Websense
6 7 (12.07%) Juniper
6 7 (12.07%) Apple
7 6 (10.34%) VMware
8 3 (5.17%) SonicWALL
8 3 (5.17%) Dell
9 2 (3.45%) HP
9 2 (3.45%) Splunk
10 1 (1.72%) LogRhythm
10 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.72%) Palantir
10 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.72%) SunGard
10 1 (1.72%) EMC