The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 119 118 98
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 72 40 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.89% 1.51% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.75% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 43 18 56
Average salary £41,500 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.83% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £50,600 £32,875
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Information Security
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3236 2290 2383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.96% 86.38% 83.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2431 1800 1966
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Information Security
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Leeds

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Leeds

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 79 (44.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (38.07%) CISSP
3 51 (28.98%) Finance
4 45 (25.57%) Risk Management
5 43 (24.43%) Windows
6 39 (22.16%) Management Information System
7 30 (17.05%) Firewall
7 30 (17.05%) Internet
7 30 (17.05%) PCI DSS
8 26 (14.77%) Active Directory
9 25 (14.20%) Business Continuity
10 23 (13.07%) Risk Analysis
10 23 (13.07%) CISM
11 21 (11.93%) DNS
12 20 (11.36%) Microsoft
12 20 (11.36%) ITIL
12 20 (11.36%) Security Management
13 19 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (10.23%) CEH
14 18 (10.23%) Penetration Testing
14 18 (10.23%) Project Management
15 17 (9.66%) Oracle
16 16 (9.09%) E-Commerce
16 16 (9.09%) Information Security Management
17 15 (8.52%) UNIX
18 13 (7.39%) Linux
18 13 (7.39%) iPad
18 13 (7.39%) iPhone
19 12 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 12 (6.82%) Cisco

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 5 (2.84%) CMS
2 3 (1.70%) Apache
2 3 (1.70%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.70%) IIS
3 1 (0.57%) SAS
3 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.70%) Google Apps
1 3 (1.70%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.70%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (17.05%) Firewall
1 30 (17.05%) Internet
2 21 (11.93%) DNS
3 9 (5.11%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.11%) Network Security
3 9 (5.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (4.55%) SSL
5 6 (3.41%) Wireshark
6 4 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (2.27%) VPN
7 3 (1.70%) LAN
7 3 (1.70%) WAN
7 3 (1.70%) DHCP
7 3 (1.70%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.70%) tcpdump
7 3 (1.70%) SSH
8 2 (1.14%) HTTP
9 1 (0.57%) Wireless
9 1 (0.57%) SNMP
9 1 (0.57%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.70%) MySQL
4 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.57%) DB2
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Subversion
2 1 (0.57%) Metasploit
General
1 51 (28.98%) Finance
2 10 (5.68%) Banking
3 7 (3.98%) Retail
4 3 (1.70%) Legal
4 3 (1.70%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (32.95%) Analyst
2 47 (26.70%) Security Analyst
3 33 (18.75%) Consultant
4 29 (16.48%) Security Consultant
5 25 (14.20%) IT Security Analyst
6 22 (12.50%) Head of Security
7 12 (6.82%) Information Security Consultant
7 12 (6.82%) Head of Information Security
8 10 (5.68%) IT Security Consultant
8 10 (5.68%) IT Consultant
9 8 (4.55%) Security Officer
10 7 (3.98%) Senior Manager
10 7 (3.98%) Account Manager
10 7 (3.98%) Junior
10 7 (3.98%) Architect
11 6 (3.41%) Information Security Officer
11 6 (3.41%) Development Manager
12 5 (2.84%) Head of IT Security
12 5 (2.84%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.68%) ASP.NET
1 10 (5.68%) .NET
2 9 (5.11%) WPF
3 6 (3.41%) WCF
4 3 (1.70%) WinForms
4 3 (1.70%) LAMP
4 3 (1.70%) CSS
4 3 (1.70%) Web Services
4 3 (1.70%) HTML
5 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.57%) jQuery
5 1 (0.57%) Ajax
5 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.16%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.39%) iPad
2 13 (7.39%) iPhone
3 12 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.27%) PKI
4 4 (2.27%) RMADS
4 4 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.70%) NHS
6 2 (1.14%) CESG
6 2 (1.14%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.57%) User Experience
7 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.57%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.57%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.43%) Windows
2 15 (8.52%) UNIX
3 13 (7.39%) Linux
4 6 (3.41%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.27%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.57%) Risk Management
2 25 (14.20%) Business Continuity
3 23 (13.07%) Risk Analysis
4 20 (11.36%) ITIL
4 20 (11.36%) Security Management
5 19 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (10.23%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (10.23%) Project Management
7 16 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 16 (9.09%) Information Security Management
8 12 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 12 (6.82%) Line Management
9 11 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 11 (6.25%) Business Development
10 10 (5.68%) TOGAF
10 10 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.11%) ISMS
12 8 (4.55%) Ethical Hacking
12 8 (4.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.11%) SQL
2 7 (3.98%) JavaScript
2 7 (3.98%) C#
3 6 (3.41%) VB6
3 6 (3.41%) VB
3 6 (3.41%) VB.NET
3 6 (3.41%) Java
4 3 (1.70%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.70%) Python
4 3 (1.70%) Perl
4 3 (1.70%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.70%) Ruby
5 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (38.07%) CISSP
2 23 (13.07%) CISM
3 18 (10.23%) CEH
4 11 (6.25%) CISA
4 11 (6.25%) Degree
5 10 (5.68%) Security Cleared
5 10 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (5.11%) GIAC
7 8 (4.55%) CCSE
7 8 (4.55%) CCSA
7 8 (4.55%) CCNP
8 6 (3.41%) CCNA
9 5 (2.84%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.27%) CRISC
11 3 (1.70%) ISEB
12 2 (1.14%) PCI QSA
12 2 (1.14%) SSCP
13 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.57%) OSCP
13 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (44.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (17.05%) PCI DSS
3 12 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.70%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.70%) SLA
5 2 (1.14%) COBIT
5 2 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 26 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.57%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (2.27%) Nessus
2 3 (1.70%) Opsview
2 3 (1.70%) Nagios
2 3 (1.70%) Puppet
3 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.66%) Oracle
3 12 (6.82%) Cisco
4 11 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 8 (4.55%) VMware
6 4 (2.27%) McAfee
6 4 (2.27%) ArcSight
7 3 (1.70%) Juniper
7 3 (1.70%) Symantec
7 3 (1.70%) Google
8 2 (1.14%) Imperva
9 1 (0.57%) ScanSafe
9 1 (0.57%) Websense
9 1 (0.57%) Clearswift
9 1 (0.57%) IBM
9 1 (0.57%) Citrix
9 1 (0.57%) Adobe
9 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.57%) Splunk
9 1 (0.57%) Altiris
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50K to 65K + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeadon, Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: £35k to £50k depending on level of experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
DP Connect
Salary: 30 days holiday, 5% pension, BUPA
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Circa £36,540
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago