The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 136 122 129
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 4 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.17% 0.54% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.69% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 3
Average salary £48,750 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.69%
Information Assurance
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1909 1736 1447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 80.62% 78.48% 73.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1313 1304 1191
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Information Assurance Salary Trend in Reading

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 7 (70.00%) RMADS
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Network Design
3 5 (50.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (40.00%) CESG
4 4 (40.00%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (30.00%) Information Security
5 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
6 2 (20.00%) ISEB
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (10.00%) CISSP
7 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (10.00%) CISA

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) CLAS Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance Officer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) RMADS
2 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (40.00%) CESG
3 4 (40.00%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
1 5 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CISSP
4 1 (10.00%) CISA
4 1 (10.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001