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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 88 99 82
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 98 68 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.66% 2.16% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.58% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 65 49 59
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £36,000 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £64,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
3214 2636 2326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 87.29% 83.76% 81.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2463 2078 1962
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 November 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Leeds

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 93 (52.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (39.55%) CISSP
3 49 (27.68%) PCI DSS
4 42 (23.73%) CISM
4 42 (23.73%) Management Information System
5 41 (23.16%) Risk Management
6 38 (21.47%) Windows
7 35 (19.77%) Firewall
8 31 (17.51%) Finance
9 30 (16.95%) CEH
10 27 (15.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 26 (14.69%) Service Delivery
12 25 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (13.56%) SIEM
13 24 (13.56%) UNIX
14 23 (12.99%) Cisco
14 23 (12.99%) CheckPoint
15 20 (11.30%) E-Commerce
15 20 (11.30%) ITIL
15 20 (11.30%) GIAC
15 20 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
16 18 (10.17%) Business Continuity
16 18 (10.17%) Internet
17 17 (9.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 16 (9.04%) Project Management
18 16 (9.04%) Security Testing
18 16 (9.04%) Security Architecture
19 15 (8.47%) B2C
20 14 (7.91%) Data Protection
21 13 (7.34%) Mentoring

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 3 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.13%) CMS
2 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.56%) Apache
3 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Office
1 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.77%) Firewall
2 18 (10.17%) Internet
3 13 (7.34%) SSL
4 11 (6.21%) DNS
5 10 (5.65%) Wireless
6 9 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (4.52%) Network Security
8 7 (3.95%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.13%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.13%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.13%) SAN
11 1 (0.56%) VPN
11 1 (0.56%) LAN
11 1 (0.56%) WAN
11 1 (0.56%) SNMP
11 1 (0.56%) SSH
11 1 (0.56%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 31 (17.51%) Finance
2 11 (6.21%) Retail
3 7 (3.95%) Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.69%) Games
5 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.13%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 54 (30.51%) Analyst
2 44 (24.86%) Security Analyst
3 31 (17.51%) Consultant
4 27 (15.25%) Security Manager
5 25 (14.12%) Security Consultant
6 17 (9.60%) Information Security Consultant
7 15 (8.47%) Account Manager
8 13 (7.34%) Information Security Officer
8 13 (7.34%) Security Officer
8 13 (7.34%) Head of Security
9 11 (6.21%) IT Security Analyst
10 10 (5.65%) Information Security Manager
10 10 (5.65%) Information Manager
10 10 (5.65%) Junior
11 9 (5.08%) IT Security Manager
12 8 (4.52%) Information Security Analyst
12 8 (4.52%) Information Analyst
12 8 (4.52%) Head of Information Security
13 7 (3.95%) Senior Manager
13 7 (3.95%) Senior Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.82%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.69%) WPF
2 3 (1.69%) .NET
2 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.69%) WinForms
3 1 (0.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (23.73%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.82%) iPhone
3 5 (2.82%) iPad
3 5 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.69%) NHS
5 2 (1.13%) RMADS
5 2 (1.13%) CESG
5 2 (1.13%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.13%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.56%) SecurID
6 1 (0.56%) PKI
6 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.47%) Windows
2 24 (13.56%) UNIX
3 13 (7.34%) Linux
4 10 (5.65%) Solaris
5 9 (5.08%) AIX
6 7 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.69%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.56%) CentOS
10 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.16%) Risk Management
2 27 (15.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 26 (14.69%) Service Delivery
4 25 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (13.56%) SIEM
6 20 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (11.30%) E-Commerce
6 20 (11.30%) ITIL
7 18 (10.17%) Business Continuity
8 16 (9.04%) Project Management
8 16 (9.04%) Security Testing
8 16 (9.04%) Security Architecture
9 15 (8.47%) B2C
10 14 (7.91%) Data Protection
11 13 (7.34%) Risk Analysis
11 13 (7.34%) Business Development
11 13 (7.34%) Mentoring
12 12 (6.78%) OWASP
12 12 (6.78%) Information Security Management
12 12 (6.78%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.52%) C
2 1 (0.56%) Java
2 1 (0.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (39.55%) CISSP
2 42 (23.73%) CISM
3 30 (16.95%) CEH
4 20 (11.30%) GIAC
5 11 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (5.08%) Degree
7 8 (4.52%) CISA
7 8 (4.52%) CCNP
7 8 (4.52%) CCSA
7 8 (4.52%) CCSE
8 7 (3.95%) CCNA
8 7 (3.95%) PCI QSA
8 7 (3.95%) CRISC
9 6 (3.39%) MAPM
10 5 (2.82%) CHFI
11 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.13%) OSCP
12 2 (1.13%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.13%) SSCP
12 2 (1.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (52.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (27.68%) PCI DSS
3 17 (9.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.69%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.13%) COBIT
5 2 (1.13%) QA
6 1 (0.56%) SLA
6 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 12 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.13%) Nmap
2 2 (1.13%) XenApp
2 2 (1.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) Nessus
2 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (12.99%) CheckPoint
1 23 (12.99%) Cisco
2 7 (3.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.95%) Oracle
3 3 (1.69%) Juniper
3 3 (1.69%) ArcSight
3 3 (1.69%) Symantec
4 2 (1.13%) McAfee
4 2 (1.13%) HP
4 2 (1.13%) Citrix
5 1 (0.56%) IBM
5 1 (0.56%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.56%) ScanSafe
5 1 (0.56%) VMware
5 1 (0.56%) Altiris
5 1 (0.56%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.56%) Capita
5 1 (0.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.56%) Qualys
5 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds
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