The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 65 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 17 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.82% 1.73% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.12% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 6
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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 Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
814 755 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 87.25% 81.53% 75.51%
Number of salaries quoted 737 683 426
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Information Security
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Information Security
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Northampton +5 15 £48,750 +30.00%
Information Security
East Midlands

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 23 (53.49%) Web Services
1 23 (53.49%) E-Commerce
1 23 (53.49%) Network Security
2 19 (44.19%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (27.91%) CISSP
4 11 (25.58%) Finance
4 11 (25.58%) Open Source
5 9 (20.93%) CISM
6 8 (18.60%) Security Management
7 7 (16.28%) ITIL
8 6 (13.95%) UNIX
8 6 (13.95%) Windows
8 6 (13.95%) SOA
8 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
8 6 (13.95%) Java
8 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
8 6 (13.95%) IT Governance
8 6 (13.95%) COBIT
9 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
10 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
10 4 (9.30%) .NET
10 4 (9.30%) Security Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (6.98%) CPIM
11 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
11 3 (6.98%) Degree
11 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (6.98%) PKI
11 3 (6.98%) Cryptography
11 3 (6.98%) GCIA

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (53.49%) Network Security
2 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.98%) SSL
3 3 (6.98%) IPsec
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Security Specialist
2 16 (37.21%) Information Security Specialist
2 16 (37.21%) Information Specialist
3 7 (16.28%) Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) IT Security Specialist
4 6 (13.95%) Security Manager
4 6 (13.95%) Head of Information Security
4 6 (13.95%) Head of Security
5 3 (6.98%) Security Operations Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Risk Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Operations Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Information Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Information Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Risk Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) IT Risk Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Audit Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (53.49%) Web Services
2 4 (9.30%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Cryptography
2 3 (6.98%) PKI
2 3 (6.98%) Smart Meter
2 3 (6.98%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) UNIX
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) E-Commerce
2 19 (44.19%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (25.58%) Open Source
4 8 (18.60%) Security Management
5 7 (16.28%) ITIL
6 6 (13.95%) IT Governance
6 6 (13.95%) SOA
7 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.30%) Security Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.98%) SIEM
9 3 (6.98%) OpenUP
9 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
9 3 (6.98%) Analytics
9 3 (6.98%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity Management
10 2 (4.65%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.65%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) CISSP
2 9 (20.93%) CISM
3 3 (6.98%) GCIA
3 3 (6.98%) GCIH
3 3 (6.98%) GCFA
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 3 (6.98%) CPIM
3 3 (6.98%) GREM
3 3 (6.98%) CISA
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) COBIT
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.98%) HP
1 3 (6.98%) BMC
1 3 (6.98%) Remedy
1 3 (6.98%) Splunk
1 3 (6.98%) ArcSight