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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 97 69 89
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +20
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 45 69 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.79% 2.99% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 4.00% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 40 43 36
Average salary £50,000 £62,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.35% +18.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £50,700 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £110,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
1953 1727 1516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 77.62% 74.83% 75.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1337 1336 1256
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,850
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Reading

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 49 (57.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (50.59%) Finance
3 32 (37.65%) Security Cleared
3 32 (37.65%) SC Cleared
4 24 (28.24%) Security Architecture
5 23 (27.06%) RMADS
6 22 (25.88%) DV Cleared
6 22 (25.88%) Risk Assessment
7 21 (24.71%) Network Design
7 21 (24.71%) Degree
8 20 (23.53%) COBIT
9 16 (18.82%) Information Assurance
10 15 (17.65%) Firewall
10 15 (17.65%) ITIL
11 13 (15.29%) PCI DSS
12 11 (12.94%) Mathematics
12 11 (12.94%) F5
13 10 (11.76%) Network Security
14 9 (10.59%) ISMS
14 9 (10.59%) Cyber Security
14 9 (10.59%) SSL
14 9 (10.59%) CISSP
14 9 (10.59%) CheckPoint
14 9 (10.59%) Management Information System
14 9 (10.59%) Business Continuity
15 8 (9.41%) Security Management
15 8 (9.41%) Information Security Management
15 8 (9.41%) Cisco
15 8 (9.41%) SQL
16 7 (8.24%) Java

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (2.35%) MS Project
2 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Exchequer
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) Firewall
2 10 (11.76%) Network Security
3 9 (10.59%) SSL
4 6 (7.06%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (7.06%) Junos
4 6 (7.06%) NetScreen
4 6 (7.06%) VPN
4 6 (7.06%) DNS
5 3 (3.53%) FTP
5 3 (3.53%) HTTP
5 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.35%) LAN
6 2 (2.35%) WAN
7 1 (1.18%) DMZ
7 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Eclipse
General
1 43 (50.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.18%) Electronics
3 1 (1.18%) Legal
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.18%) Billing
3 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Consultant
2 27 (31.76%) Security Consultant
3 22 (25.88%) Information Security Consultant
4 9 (10.59%) Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Security Architect
5 8 (9.41%) Architect
6 7 (8.24%) Enterprise Architect
6 7 (8.24%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 6 (7.06%) Lead Network Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Information Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Risk Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Writer
8 4 (4.71%) Java Programmer
8 4 (4.71%) Security Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Programmer
8 4 (4.71%) Author
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Spring
2 3 (3.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.06%) RMADS
2 11 (12.94%) Mathematics
3 9 (10.59%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.06%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.35%) PKI
7 1 (1.18%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) Windows
2 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.35%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Security Architecture
2 22 (25.88%) Risk Assessment
3 21 (24.71%) Network Design
4 16 (18.82%) Information Assurance
5 15 (17.65%) ITIL
6 9 (10.59%) ISMS
6 9 (10.59%) Cyber Security
6 9 (10.59%) Business Continuity
7 8 (9.41%) Security Management
7 8 (9.41%) Information Security Management
8 7 (8.24%) TOGAF
8 7 (8.24%) SABSA
8 7 (8.24%) Data Protection
9 6 (7.06%) Risk Management
10 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (4.71%) Matrix Management
11 4 (4.71%) SIEM
11 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.71%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) SQL
2 7 (8.24%) Java
3 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.53%) Tcl
3 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.53%) PHP
3 3 (3.53%) C
3 3 (3.53%) C#
3 3 (3.53%) C++
3 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (37.65%) Security Cleared
1 32 (37.65%) SC Cleared
2 22 (25.88%) DV Cleared
3 21 (24.71%) Degree
4 9 (10.59%) CISSP
5 6 (7.06%) CISA
6 4 (4.71%) CISM
7 3 (3.53%) ISEB
7 3 (3.53%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (2.35%) PCI QSA
8 2 (2.35%) CRISC
8 2 (2.35%) CCSA
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.35%) CCNA
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.18%) CCNP
9 1 (1.18%) MCSE
9 1 (1.18%) CCSE
9 1 (1.18%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.18%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (57.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (23.53%) COBIT
3 13 (15.29%) PCI DSS
4 6 (7.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (4.71%) QA
6 2 (2.35%) SLA
7 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) F5
2 9 (10.59%) CheckPoint
3 8 (9.41%) Cisco
4 7 (8.24%) Juniper
5 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.53%) McAfee
6 3 (3.53%) Sage
6 3 (3.53%) Huawei
6 3 (3.53%) Imperva
7 2 (2.35%) IronPort
7 2 (2.35%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.35%) Symantec
8 1 (1.18%) Websense
8 1 (1.18%) SAP
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle
8 1 (1.18%) VMware
8 1 (1.18%) Fortinet
Reading, Oxfordshire
NTT Com Security (UK) Limited
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading Street
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 9 days ago