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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 88 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 56 40 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.30% 1.71% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 2.23% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 39 29 25
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
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
1992 1790 1439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.87% 76.46% 70.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1341 1136
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Reading

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 42 (42.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (37.00%) CISSP
3 35 (35.00%) Finance
4 32 (32.00%) ITIL
5 30 (30.00%) Degree
5 30 (30.00%) PCI DSS
6 27 (27.00%) Security Management
7 25 (25.00%) Firewall
7 25 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 23 (23.00%) Cyber Security
8 23 (23.00%) Information Security Management
8 23 (23.00%) Telecoms
9 22 (22.00%) SC Cleared
10 20 (20.00%) Data Protection
10 20 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (18.00%) Data Protection Act
11 18 (18.00%) CISA
11 18 (18.00%) CISM
11 18 (18.00%) McAfee
12 17 (17.00%) TCP/IP
12 17 (17.00%) ISMS
13 16 (16.00%) Symantec
14 15 (15.00%) SLA
14 15 (15.00%) PRINCE2
14 15 (15.00%) IronPort
15 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (14.00%) Banking
16 13 (13.00%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (13.00%) Management Information System
16 13 (13.00%) Network Security

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (4.00%) MS Project
1 4 (4.00%) MS Office
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.00%) Firewall
2 17 (17.00%) TCP/IP
3 13 (13.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (13.00%) Network Security
4 11 (11.00%) VPN
5 10 (10.00%) LAN
5 10 (10.00%) DMZ
6 8 (8.00%) DNS
7 6 (6.00%) WAN
7 6 (6.00%) DHCP
7 6 (6.00%) Internet
7 6 (6.00%) Wireless
7 6 (6.00%) Wireless Security
8 4 (4.00%) LTE
8 4 (4.00%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (4.00%) GGSN
8 4 (4.00%) GSM
8 4 (4.00%) 2G
8 4 (4.00%) 2.5G
8 4 (4.00%) 3G
General
1 35 (35.00%) Finance
2 23 (23.00%) Telecoms
3 14 (14.00%) Banking
4 11 (11.00%) Retail
5 8 (8.00%) Games
5 8 (8.00%) Manufacturing
6 6 (6.00%) Advertising
7 4 (4.00%) Marketing
8 1 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (31.00%) Consultant
2 21 (21.00%) Security Manager
3 15 (15.00%) Trainee
4 14 (14.00%) Analyst
4 14 (14.00%) Security Consultant
5 13 (13.00%) Security Analyst
6 12 (12.00%) Information Manager
6 12 (12.00%) Information Security Manager
7 8 (8.00%) Senior Security Analyst
7 8 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Security Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Information Security Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Graduate
10 4 (4.00%) IT Auditor
10 4 (4.00%) Programme Manager
10 4 (4.00%) Principal Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Auditor
10 4 (4.00%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (18.00%) Data Protection Act
3 13 (13.00%) Management Information System
4 8 (8.00%) Mathematics
5 7 (7.00%) CESG
5 7 (7.00%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (3.00%) Kindle
7 2 (2.00%) RMADS
7 2 (2.00%) Open Source
8 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.00%) Economics
8 1 (1.00%) E-Learning
8 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.00%) Linux
2 4 (4.00%) Windows
3 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.00%) Android
4 1 (1.00%) UNIX
4 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.00%) ITIL
2 27 (27.00%) Security Management
3 23 (23.00%) Information Security Management
3 23 (23.00%) Cyber Security
4 20 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 17 (17.00%) ISMS
6 15 (15.00%) PRINCE2
7 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (13.00%) Matrix Management
9 12 (12.00%) Risk Management
9 12 (12.00%) Service Delivery
10 11 (11.00%) SIEM
11 10 (10.00%) Project Management
12 9 (9.00%) Service Management
12 9 (9.00%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (8.00%) Time Management
13 8 (8.00%) Resource Management
14 7 (7.00%) TOGAF
15 6 (6.00%) Database Security
15 6 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.00%) C
2 5 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.00%) PHP
3 1 (1.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.00%) Tcl
3 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.00%) C#
3 1 (1.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (37.00%) CISSP
2 30 (30.00%) Degree
3 25 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 22 (22.00%) SC Cleared
5 18 (18.00%) CISA
5 18 (18.00%) CISM
6 10 (10.00%) CRISC
6 10 (10.00%) PCI QSA
7 9 (9.00%) GIAC
7 9 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (7.00%) CEH
9 6 (6.00%) CCNP
10 5 (5.00%) CISMP
11 4 (4.00%) MBCS
11 4 (4.00%) CITP
12 3 (3.00%) CCNA
13 2 (2.00%) Postgraduate
13 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
14 1 (1.00%) CGEIT
14 1 (1.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (42.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (30.00%) PCI DSS
3 15 (15.00%) SLA
4 7 (7.00%) COBIT
4 7 (7.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (4.00%) ISO 9001
6 2 (2.00%) BS25999
6 2 (2.00%) COSO
7 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (1.00%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (18.00%) McAfee
2 16 (16.00%) Symantec
3 15 (15.00%) IronPort
4 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.00%) Cisco
6 3 (3.00%) Clearswift
6 3 (3.00%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.00%) F5
8 1 (1.00%) Splunk
8 1 (1.00%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.00%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.00%) Imperva
8 1 (1.00%) Juniper
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