The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 57 94 105
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 85 63 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.48% 2.55% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.15% 3.01% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 72 43 29
Average salary £44,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.83% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £38,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
Information Security
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
1652 2094 1963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 87.13% 84.81% 80.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1346 1376 1427
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Information Security
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Reading

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Reading

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 68 (39.08%) Risk Management
2 58 (33.33%) ITIL
3 52 (29.89%) Unix
4 51 (29.31%) Windows
4 51 (29.31%) Cisco
5 50 (28.74%) Juniper
5 50 (28.74%) Firewall
6 48 (27.59%) CheckPoint
7 47 (27.01%) Palo Alto
8 46 (26.44%) Linux
9 45 (25.86%) Blue Coat
9 45 (25.86%) F5
10 44 (25.29%) Sourcefire
11 42 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (23.56%) Crossbeam
12 41 (23.56%) Windows 2000
12 41 (23.56%) Solaris
12 41 (23.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 39 (22.41%) CISSP
14 35 (20.11%) TCP/IP
14 35 (20.11%) German Language
15 28 (16.09%) Data Protection
15 28 (16.09%) Cybersecurity
16 27 (15.52%) CISM
17 26 (14.94%) Finance
17 26 (14.94%) SQL
17 26 (14.94%) French Language
18 25 (14.37%) Microsoft
19 23 (13.22%) SQL Server
19 23 (13.22%) Degree

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 5 (2.87%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.87%) MS Office
3 2 (1.15%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.45%) IaaS
2 4 (2.30%) Office 365
3 2 (1.15%) SaaS
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (28.74%) Firewall
2 35 (20.11%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (3.45%) Network Security
4 4 (2.30%) BGP
4 4 (2.30%) OSPF
4 4 (2.30%) SAN
4 4 (2.30%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (1.72%) LAN
5 3 (1.72%) WAN
6 2 (1.15%) DNS
6 2 (1.15%) VPN
7 1 (0.57%) DHCP
7 1 (0.57%) FTP
7 1 (0.57%) HTTP
7 1 (0.57%) Internet
7 1 (0.57%) SMTP
7 1 (0.57%) SSL
7 1 (0.57%) VoIP
7 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.17%) Big Data
3 4 (2.30%) MySQL
4 3 (1.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (20.11%) German Language
2 26 (14.94%) Finance
2 26 (14.94%) French Language
3 13 (7.47%) Retail
4 10 (5.75%) Banking
5 8 (4.60%) Legal
6 6 (3.45%) Law
7 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (25.29%) Consultant
2 43 (24.71%) Security Consultant
3 32 (18.39%) Security Engineer
4 21 (12.07%) Juniper Engineer
5 20 (11.49%) Developer
5 20 (11.49%) Information Security Consultant
6 15 (8.62%) Security Manager
7 14 (8.05%) Analyst
8 13 (7.47%) C# Developer
8 13 (7.47%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (6.90%) Applications Developer
9 12 (6.90%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 12 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 11 (6.32%) Risk Consultant
11 10 (5.75%) IT Manager
11 10 (5.75%) SQL Developer
12 8 (4.60%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.60%) Information Security Manager
12 8 (4.60%) Technical Engineer
12 8 (4.60%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.20%) CSS
1 16 (9.20%) HTML
2 8 (4.60%) .NET
3 6 (3.45%) XML
3 6 (3.45%) XSLT
4 4 (2.30%) JSON
4 4 (2.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.77%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.47%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.17%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (4.02%) PKI
5 6 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.45%) Smart Meter
6 4 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.30%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.30%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.72%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.57%) CESG
8 1 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 52 (29.89%) Unix
2 51 (29.31%) Windows
3 46 (26.44%) Linux
4 42 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (23.56%) Solaris
5 41 (23.56%) Windows 2000
5 41 (23.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.30%) CentOS
7 2 (1.15%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (39.08%) Risk Management
2 58 (33.33%) ITIL
3 28 (16.09%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (16.09%) Data Protection
4 18 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
5 15 (8.62%) Security Management
6 14 (8.05%) Business Continuity
6 14 (8.05%) Performance Improvement
6 14 (8.05%) Time Management
7 13 (7.47%) Coaching
7 13 (7.47%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (7.47%) Software Delivery
8 12 (6.90%) Case Management
8 12 (6.90%) Change Management
8 12 (6.90%) Mentoring
8 12 (6.90%) SIEM
9 11 (6.32%) Fraud Detection
9 11 (6.32%) Identity Management
10 10 (5.75%) Process Improvement
11 8 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.94%) SQL
2 21 (12.07%) C#
3 16 (9.20%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.02%) Perl
5 4 (2.30%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.30%) Python
6 1 (0.57%) C
6 1 (0.57%) C++
6 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (22.41%) CISSP
2 27 (15.52%) CISM
3 23 (13.22%) Degree
4 17 (9.77%) CISA
5 12 (6.90%) CREST Certified
6 7 (4.02%) ISACA
6 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.45%) CITP
7 6 (3.45%) ISSEP
7 6 (3.45%) SANS
8 5 (2.87%) CCNA
9 4 (2.30%) CEH
9 4 (2.30%) MCITP
9 4 (2.30%) MCSE
9 4 (2.30%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.72%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.72%) GIAC
10 3 (1.72%) ISSAP
11 2 (1.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.47%) SLA
3 6 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (2.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.72%) COBIT
6 2 (1.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.57%) COSO
7 1 (0.57%) ISO22301
System Software
1 12 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) Puppet
2 3 (1.72%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.72%) Nessus
2 3 (1.72%) SCOM
3 2 (1.15%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 51 (29.31%) Cisco
2 50 (28.74%) Juniper
3 48 (27.59%) CheckPoint
4 47 (27.01%) Palo Alto
5 45 (25.86%) Blue Coat
5 45 (25.86%) F5
6 44 (25.29%) Sourcefire
7 41 (23.56%) Crossbeam
8 25 (14.37%) Microsoft
9 8 (4.60%) ArcSight
9 8 (4.60%) Forcepoint
10 5 (2.87%) VMware
11 4 (2.30%) Epicor
11 4 (2.30%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.30%) Qualys
11 4 (2.30%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.72%) Citrix
12 3 (1.72%) EMC
12 3 (1.72%) HP
12 3 (1.72%) Symantec
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