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 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 Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 30 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 9 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.03% 2.97% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% 3.72% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 1
Average salary £60,000 £65,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
192 323 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 64.65% 79.95% 81.59%
Number of salaries quoted 140 257 270
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £28,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) Risk Management
2 8 (53.33%) CISSP
3 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (46.67%) Legal
4 6 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (26.67%) ISMS
5 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
5 4 (26.67%) Security Management
6 3 (20.00%) ISO 14001
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) MPLS
6 3 (20.00%) ISO 9001
6 3 (20.00%) UNIX
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
6 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (13.33%) VLAN
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) CRISC
7 2 (13.33%) XenApp
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (13.33%) vSphere

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) MPLS
2 2 (13.33%) VLAN
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (46.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Security Specialist
1 7 (46.67%) Information Security Specialist
1 7 (46.67%) Information Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Compliance Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Governance Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Risk Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) ISMS
2 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
2 4 (26.67%) Security Management
3 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (13.33%) BCP
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CISSP
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) CRISC
4 1 (6.67%) CISA
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (20.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (20.00%) ISO 14001
3 1 (6.67%) COSO
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) XenApp
1 2 (13.33%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Mitel
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 2 (13.33%) NetApp
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle