The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 33 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 12 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.64% 3.27% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.41% 4.29% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 2
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -19.35%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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 Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
222 280 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 67.27% 76.29% 81.84%
Number of salaries quoted 141 235 251
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,100 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £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 Middlesex

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Information Security
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Middlesex

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 12 (92.31%) Risk Management
2 8 (61.54%) CISSP
3 6 (46.15%) Management Information System
3 6 (46.15%) Legal
4 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) UNIX
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) ISMS
5 3 (23.08%) Information Security Management
5 3 (23.08%) Security Management
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) MPLS
6 2 (15.38%) CRISC
6 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
6 2 (15.38%) ISO 14001
6 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
7 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (7.69%) XenApp
7 1 (7.69%) vSphere
7 1 (7.69%) Finance
7 1 (7.69%) COSO

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) MPLS
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (46.15%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Security Specialist
1 7 (53.85%) Information Security Specialist
1 7 (53.85%) Information Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Risk Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Information Risk Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Governance Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Information Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Risk Management
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) ISMS
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security Management
2 3 (23.08%) Security Management
2 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Cyber Security
3 1 (7.69%) BCP
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) CISSP
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) CRISC
4 1 (7.69%) CISA
4 1 (7.69%) CISM
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
2 2 (15.38%) ISO 14001
3 1 (7.69%) COSO
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Mitel
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) NetApp