The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 63 63 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 13 26 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.86% 2.70% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 3.19% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 6
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
Information Security
East Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
602 816 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 86.12% 84.82% 78.74%
Number of salaries quoted 490 707 472
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,841 £49,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Information Security
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Leicestershire

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

Information Security
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Leicester +1 9 £55,000 -
Information Security
East Midlands

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 16 (48.48%) PCI DSS
2 14 (42.42%) CISSP
3 13 (39.39%) CISM
3 13 (39.39%) Firewall
3 13 (39.39%) Finance
4 12 (36.36%) Wireless
4 12 (36.36%) Security Architecture
5 11 (33.33%) Risk Management
6 9 (27.27%) Retail
6 9 (27.27%) Reverse Engineering
6 9 (27.27%) Cyber Security
6 9 (27.27%) Open Source
6 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (24.24%) E-Commerce
8 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 5 (15.15%) Windows
9 5 (15.15%) VMware
9 5 (15.15%) Business Continuity
9 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
9 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
10 4 (12.12%) SDLC
10 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (12.12%) Legal
10 4 (12.12%) Citrix
11 3 (9.09%) Oracle
11 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
11 3 (9.09%) IIS
11 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) Lync
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) Firewall
2 12 (36.36%) Wireless
3 2 (6.06%) Intranet
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Retail
3 4 (12.12%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Architect
2 12 (36.36%) Security Architect
3 7 (21.21%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Information Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Information Security Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Information Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Information Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Information Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Facilities Manager
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Director
7 1 (3.03%) Information Governance Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Information Governance Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.06%) GIS
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Security Architecture
2 11 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 9 (27.27%) Reverse Engineering
3 9 (27.27%) Open Source
3 9 (27.27%) Cyber Security
4 8 (24.24%) E-Commerce
5 5 (15.15%) Business Continuity
6 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
6 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
7 2 (6.06%) Network Architecture
7 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.03%) Information Management
8 1 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.03%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) C#
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) CISSP
2 13 (39.39%) CISM
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (48.48%) PCI DSS
2 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.06%) BS25999
3 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) VMware
2 4 (12.12%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) Altiris
5 1 (3.03%) EMC
5 1 (3.03%) IBM