The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 4 6 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 10.53% 13.89% 6.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.76% 17.86% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 4
Average salary £57,500 £70,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £64,000 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +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 M4 Corridor region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
M4 Corridor
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17 28 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 89.47% 77.78% 68.97%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 35
Average salary £70,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

Information Security
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the M4 Corridor region.

Information Security Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the M4 Corridor region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in the M4 Corridor

Information Security
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) CESG
2 1 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Security

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Security Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CESG
1 1 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS