The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 531 579 574
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -5
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 74 49 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 55 40 46
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,900 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £65,100 £73,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.00%
Information Assurance
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34359 35854 37472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.24% 83.91% 82.44%
Number of salaries quoted 28913 28966 31809
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in London

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in London

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

Information Assurance Salary Trend in London

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Information Assurance Salary Histogram in London

Information Assurance
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the London region over the 3 months to 27 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
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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
City of London +20 24 £42,500 +18.05%
Uxbridge -1 2 £60,000 -11.11%
New Malden - 1 £50,000 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 88 (77.19%) Information Security
2 71 (62.28%) CISSP
3 47 (41.23%) PCI DSS
4 42 (36.84%) Firewall
5 41 (35.96%) COBIT
6 39 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (30.70%) Cyber Security
8 32 (28.07%) Security Cleared
8 32 (28.07%) Management Information System
9 30 (26.32%) Risk Management
10 25 (21.93%) Security Architecture
11 21 (18.42%) SC Cleared
12 20 (17.54%) ITIL
12 20 (17.54%) Finance
12 20 (17.54%) Incident Management
13 18 (15.79%) CISM
13 18 (15.79%) GIAC
13 18 (15.79%) CESG
14 17 (14.91%) Degree
15 16 (14.04%) ISMS
16 15 (13.16%) Security Management
17 14 (12.28%) TCP/IP
18 13 (11.40%) Vulnerability Management
18 13 (11.40%) Windows
18 13 (11.40%) Linux
18 13 (11.40%) CISA
18 13 (11.40%) CEH
19 12 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
20 11 (9.65%) Data Protection
20 11 (9.65%) Change Control

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.75%) IIS
2 1 (0.88%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS Project
1 2 (1.75%) MS Office
1 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (36.84%) Firewall
2 14 (12.28%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.77%) Internet
4 9 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (5.26%) Network Security
5 6 (5.26%) Intranet
6 5 (4.39%) LAN
7 4 (3.51%) VPN
8 3 (2.63%) SSL
8 3 (2.63%) WLAN
8 3 (2.63%) IPsec
9 1 (0.88%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.88%) WAN
9 1 (0.88%) SMTP
9 1 (0.88%) FTP
9 1 (0.88%) HTTP
9 1 (0.88%) LDAP
9 1 (0.88%) DNS
General
1 20 (17.54%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Law
3 5 (4.39%) Legal
4 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.51%) Retail
5 2 (1.75%) Local Government
5 2 (1.75%) Marketing
5 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (41.23%) Analyst
2 46 (40.35%) Security Analyst
3 36 (31.58%) Information Security Analyst
3 36 (31.58%) Information Analyst
4 21 (18.42%) Consultant
5 14 (12.28%) Security Manager
6 12 (10.53%) Security Consultant
7 8 (7.02%) Architect
8 7 (6.14%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Security Operations Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Product Specialist
9 6 (5.26%) Information Security Specialist
9 6 (5.26%) CLAS Consultant
9 6 (5.26%) Information Specialist
9 6 (5.26%) Security Architect
9 6 (5.26%) Security Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Security Specialist
9 6 (5.26%) Product Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) Information Manager
10 4 (3.51%) Cyber Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) JSP
2 3 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (28.07%) Management Information System
2 18 (15.79%) CESG
3 9 (7.89%) Freedom of Information
3 9 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (7.89%) Freedom of Information Act
3 9 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.89%) RMADS
4 8 (7.02%) CESG CLAS
5 7 (6.14%) PKI
6 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.39%) Mathematics
7 5 (4.39%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (3.51%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.75%) GIS
9 2 (1.75%) SCADA
9 2 (1.75%) Social Media
9 2 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Linux
1 13 (11.40%) Windows
2 3 (2.63%) UNIX
3 2 (1.75%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (77.19%) Information Security
2 35 (30.70%) Cyber Security
3 30 (26.32%) Risk Management
4 25 (21.93%) Security Architecture
5 20 (17.54%) Incident Management
5 20 (17.54%) ITIL
6 16 (14.04%) ISMS
7 15 (13.16%) Security Management
8 13 (11.40%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (9.65%) Change Control
10 11 (9.65%) Data Protection
11 10 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.89%) People Management
12 9 (7.89%) Security Testing
12 9 (7.89%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (7.89%) Change Management
13 8 (7.02%) Information Security Management
13 8 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (7.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.02%) C
2 3 (2.63%) SQL
3 2 (1.75%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) VBScript
4 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (62.28%) CISSP
2 32 (28.07%) Security Cleared
3 21 (18.42%) SC Cleared
4 18 (15.79%) CISM
4 18 (15.79%) GIAC
5 17 (14.91%) Degree
6 13 (11.40%) CEH
6 13 (11.40%) CISA
7 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (8.77%) MCSE
8 9 (7.89%) DV Cleared
9 7 (6.14%) GCIA
9 7 (6.14%) GCIH
10 5 (4.39%) SSCP
10 5 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (4.39%) CRISC
11 4 (3.51%) CCNA
11 4 (3.51%) MBA
12 3 (2.63%) ISEB
12 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (41.23%) PCI DSS
2 41 (35.96%) COBIT
3 39 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.63%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.75%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.88%) SLA
7 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.02%) Snort
2 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.63%) Citrix
2 3 (2.63%) Juniper
2 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
2 3 (2.63%) CheckPoint
2 3 (2.63%) Oracle
2 3 (2.63%) Cisco
2 3 (2.63%) VMware
3 1 (0.88%) Sourcefire
3 1 (0.88%) BT