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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 54 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 27 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.98% 2.12% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 2.57% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 17 19 10
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -42.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £36,400 £49,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £78,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
778 738 494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 85.97% 82.46% 77.55%
Number of salaries quoted 706 674 430
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram 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 August 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 +12 20 £47,500 +26.66%
Information Security
East Midlands

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 21 (47.73%) Web Services
1 21 (47.73%) E-Commerce
1 21 (47.73%) Network Security
2 17 (38.64%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (31.82%) CISSP
4 12 (27.27%) Finance
5 11 (25.00%) CISM
6 10 (22.73%) Security Management
7 9 (20.45%) ITIL
7 9 (20.45%) Open Source
8 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
9 7 (15.91%) COBIT
9 7 (15.91%) IT Governance
10 6 (13.64%) UNIX
10 6 (13.64%) Windows
10 6 (13.64%) SOA
10 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
10 6 (13.64%) Java
11 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
12 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
12 4 (9.09%) .NET
12 4 (9.09%) Business Continuity
12 4 (9.09%) Security Testing
13 3 (6.82%) Analytics
13 3 (6.82%) OpenUP
13 3 (6.82%) Smart Meter
13 3 (6.82%) Algorithms
13 3 (6.82%) Malware Detection\Protection
13 3 (6.82%) GREM
13 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (6.82%) MS Office
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (47.73%) Network Security
2 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) SSL
3 3 (6.82%) IPsec
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Security Specialist
2 14 (31.82%) Information Security Specialist
2 14 (31.82%) Information Specialist
3 8 (18.18%) Head of Information Security
3 8 (18.18%) Head of Security
4 7 (15.91%) Security Manager
4 7 (15.91%) Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) IT Security Specialist
6 4 (9.09%) Information Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Operations Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Security Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Information Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Security Operations Manager
8 2 (4.55%) IT Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (47.73%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.82%) Cryptography
2 3 (6.82%) PKI
2 3 (6.82%) Smart Meter
2 3 (6.82%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) UNIX
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) E-Commerce
2 17 (38.64%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (22.73%) Security Management
4 9 (20.45%) ITIL
4 9 (20.45%) Open Source
5 7 (15.91%) IT Governance
6 6 (13.64%) SOA
7 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.09%) Security Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Business Continuity
9 3 (6.82%) SIEM
9 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.82%) Analytics
9 3 (6.82%) OpenUP
9 3 (6.82%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
10 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity Management
10 2 (4.55%) Information Assurance
10 2 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) CISSP
2 11 (25.00%) CISM
3 3 (6.82%) GCIA
3 3 (6.82%) GCIH
3 3 (6.82%) GCFA
3 3 (6.82%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) CPIM
3 3 (6.82%) GREM
3 3 (6.82%) CISA
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) COBIT
2 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.82%) HP
1 3 (6.82%) BMC
1 3 (6.82%) Remedy
1 3 (6.82%) Splunk
1 3 (6.82%) ArcSight