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

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 74 87 109
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +22
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 63 54 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.72% 2.42% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 3.09% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 46 40 23
Average salary £50,000 £46,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
1872 1749 1460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 80.72% 78.22% 73.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1296 1308 1197
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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 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 26 February 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Reading

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 50 (44.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (32.14%) CISSP
3 34 (30.36%) Firewall
4 33 (29.46%) Finance
4 33 (29.46%) ITIL
5 31 (27.68%) PCI DSS
6 28 (25.00%) Degree
7 23 (20.54%) Security Management
8 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 21 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (17.86%) Cyber Security
9 20 (17.86%) CISA
9 20 (17.86%) CISM
10 19 (16.96%) Information Security Management
10 19 (16.96%) Telecoms
10 19 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (16.96%) SC Cleared
10 19 (16.96%) COBIT
11 18 (16.07%) Network Security
11 18 (16.07%) McAfee
12 17 (15.18%) TCP/IP
13 16 (14.29%) ISMS
13 16 (14.29%) Data Protection
14 15 (13.39%) IronPort
14 15 (13.39%) Management Information System
14 15 (13.39%) VPN
14 15 (13.39%) SLA
14 15 (13.39%) PRINCE2
14 15 (13.39%) Symantec
15 14 (12.50%) Banking

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Project
1 4 (3.57%) MS Office
1 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (30.36%) Firewall
2 18 (16.07%) Network Security
3 17 (15.18%) TCP/IP
4 15 (13.39%) VPN
5 12 (10.71%) DNS
6 11 (9.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (8.93%) SSL
8 9 (8.04%) DMZ
8 9 (8.04%) LAN
9 6 (5.36%) Internet
10 5 (4.46%) WAN
10 5 (4.46%) DHCP
10 5 (4.46%) FTP
10 5 (4.46%) HTTP
10 5 (4.46%) Wireless
10 5 (4.46%) Wireless Security
10 5 (4.46%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (4.46%) NetScreen
10 5 (4.46%) Junos
11 4 (3.57%) GSM
General
1 33 (29.46%) Finance
2 19 (16.96%) Telecoms
3 14 (12.50%) Banking
4 11 (9.82%) Retail
5 9 (8.04%) Games
6 8 (7.14%) Manufacturing
7 5 (4.46%) Advertising
7 5 (4.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (31.25%) Consultant
2 21 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 17 (15.18%) Security Manager
4 15 (13.39%) Trainee
4 15 (13.39%) Analyst
5 12 (10.71%) Security Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Information Manager
6 10 (8.93%) Information Security Manager
7 8 (7.14%) Architect
8 7 (6.25%) Network Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
9 6 (5.36%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (5.36%) Security Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Security Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Principal Consultant
10 5 (4.46%) Graduate
10 5 (4.46%) IT Auditor
10 5 (4.46%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.39%) Management Information System
3 14 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 6 (5.36%) CESG
5 6 (5.36%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (3.57%) RMADS
7 3 (2.68%) Kindle
8 2 (1.79%) Open Source
9 1 (0.89%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.36%) Linux
2 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.68%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
2 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (2.68%) Windows
3 1 (0.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.46%) ITIL
2 23 (20.54%) Security Management
3 20 (17.86%) Cyber Security
4 19 (16.96%) Information Security Management
4 19 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (14.29%) ISMS
5 16 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 15 (13.39%) PRINCE2
7 13 (11.61%) Service Delivery
7 13 (11.61%) TOGAF
7 13 (11.61%) SIEM
8 12 (10.71%) Risk Management
9 10 (8.93%) Matrix Management
9 10 (8.93%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (8.04%) Resource Management
10 9 (8.04%) Project Management
10 9 (8.04%) Service Management
11 7 (6.25%) Time Management
12 6 (5.36%) Security Architecture
12 6 (5.36%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.93%) C
2 9 (8.04%) Java
3 5 (4.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.46%) PHP
3 5 (4.46%) SQL
3 5 (4.46%) Tcl
3 5 (4.46%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.46%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.46%) C#
3 5 (4.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 36 (32.14%) CISSP
2 28 (25.00%) Degree
3 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 20 (17.86%) CISA
4 20 (17.86%) CISM
5 19 (16.96%) SC Cleared
6 13 (11.61%) CRISC
7 10 (8.93%) PCI QSA
8 8 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (6.25%) GIAC
10 6 (5.36%) CEH
11 5 (4.46%) CCNP
12 4 (3.57%) CISMP
13 3 (2.68%) MBCS
13 3 (2.68%) CITP
13 3 (2.68%) CCNA
14 2 (1.79%) MCSE
14 2 (1.79%) CCSA
14 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (44.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (27.68%) PCI DSS
3 19 (16.96%) COBIT
4 15 (13.39%) SLA
5 11 (9.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (3.57%) ISO 9001
7 2 (1.79%) COSO
8 1 (0.89%) BS25999
8 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.89%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (16.07%) McAfee
2 15 (13.39%) IronPort
2 15 (13.39%) Symantec
3 11 (9.82%) F5
4 9 (8.04%) CheckPoint
5 8 (7.14%) Cisco
5 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.36%) Juniper
7 5 (4.46%) Imperva
8 3 (2.68%) Clearswift
8 3 (2.68%) MobileIron
Reading, Berkshire
Acumin
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £4000000 per annum + annual bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago