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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 78 110 69
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -41
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 58 33 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.62% 1.39% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 1.82% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 32 29 44
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,500 £46,450
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
1798 1810 1651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.14% 76.27% 72.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1225 1279
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Reading

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (34.17%) Finance
3 40 (33.33%) Firewall
4 34 (28.33%) Security Cleared
4 34 (28.33%) Cyber Security
5 33 (27.50%) PCI DSS
6 28 (23.33%) Security Management
6 28 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (22.50%) Data Protection
8 26 (21.67%) Risk Management
8 26 (21.67%) CISSP
9 24 (20.00%) Information Security Management
10 21 (17.50%) Management Information System
10 21 (17.50%) Telecoms
11 20 (16.67%) ITIL
11 20 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 20 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 18 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
12 18 (15.00%) Juniper
12 18 (15.00%) CheckPoint
13 17 (14.17%) Degree
13 17 (14.17%) F5
14 16 (13.33%) ISMS
14 16 (13.33%) Linux
15 15 (12.50%) Network Security
16 14 (11.67%) SIEM
17 13 (10.83%) UNIX
17 13 (10.83%) TCP/IP
18 12 (10.00%) CESG
18 12 (10.00%) Cisco

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.83%) CMS
1 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) MS Office
2 3 (2.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (33.33%) Firewall
2 20 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (12.50%) Network Security
4 13 (10.83%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.33%) VPN
5 4 (3.33%) DNS
5 4 (3.33%) Internet
6 3 (2.50%) LAN
6 3 (2.50%) WAN
6 3 (2.50%) DHCP
6 3 (2.50%) DMZ
6 3 (2.50%) Wireless Security
6 3 (2.50%) Wireless
7 2 (1.67%) OSPF
7 2 (1.67%) BGP
7 2 (1.67%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.83%) WAAS
8 1 (0.83%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.17%) Data Mining
2 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.67%) Big Data
3 2 (1.67%) MySQL
3 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) DTS
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (34.17%) Finance
2 21 (17.50%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.17%) Banking
4 6 (5.00%) Advertising
4 6 (5.00%) Publishing
5 4 (3.33%) Legal
6 3 (2.50%) Marketing
7 2 (1.67%) Law
7 2 (1.67%) Retail
8 1 (0.83%) Games
8 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (30.00%) Consultant
2 27 (22.50%) Security Consultant
2 27 (22.50%) Security Manager
3 23 (19.17%) Analyst
4 17 (14.17%) Security Analyst
5 14 (11.67%) Senior Consultant
6 13 (10.83%) Senior Security Consultant
7 12 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
7 12 (10.00%) Information Manager
8 10 (8.33%) Programme Manager
9 9 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (7.50%) Senior Security Analyst
10 7 (5.83%) Compliance Manager
11 6 (5.00%) Security Advisor
11 6 (5.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 6 (5.00%) Cyber Security Manager
11 6 (5.00%) IT Programme Manager
12 5 (4.17%) Security Engineer
13 4 (3.33%) Team Leader
14 3 (2.50%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.50%) Management Information System
2 18 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (10.00%) CESG
4 8 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.83%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (4.17%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (4.17%) Statistics
7 4 (3.33%) Taxonomies
7 4 (3.33%) Economics
8 3 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.83%) PKI
10 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.83%) RMADS
10 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.33%) Linux
2 13 (10.83%) UNIX
3 11 (9.17%) Windows
4 2 (1.67%) CentOS
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.33%) Cyber Security
2 28 (23.33%) Security Management
2 28 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (22.50%) Data Protection
4 26 (21.67%) Risk Management
5 24 (20.00%) Information Security Management
6 20 (16.67%) ITIL
7 16 (13.33%) ISMS
8 14 (11.67%) SIEM
9 11 (9.17%) Matrix Management
9 11 (9.17%) Project Management
10 10 (8.33%) Business Continuity
11 9 (7.50%) Programme Management
11 9 (7.50%) Service Management
11 9 (7.50%) Analytics
11 9 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 7 (5.83%) Service Delivery
13 7 (5.83%) Information Assurance
14 6 (5.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.00%) Perl
1 6 (5.00%) SQL
2 5 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 4 (3.33%) C
4 1 (0.83%) Java
4 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (28.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (21.67%) CISSP
3 20 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 17 (14.17%) Degree
5 11 (9.17%) PCI QSA
6 8 (6.67%) CISA
6 8 (6.67%) CISM
7 6 (5.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.17%) GIAC
8 5 (4.17%) CITP
8 5 (4.17%) CEH
9 4 (3.33%) CISMP
9 4 (3.33%) MBCS
10 3 (2.50%) CCNP
10 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.67%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.83%) ISSEP
12 1 (0.83%) ACCA
12 1 (0.83%) SSCP
12 1 (0.83%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (27.50%) PCI DSS
3 10 (8.33%) BS25999
4 7 (5.83%) SLA
5 4 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.50%) COBIT
7 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.83%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Snort
1 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (15.00%) Juniper
1 18 (15.00%) CheckPoint
2 17 (14.17%) F5
3 12 (10.00%) Cisco
4 10 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 9 (7.50%) Websense
6 7 (5.83%) Fortinet
6 7 (5.83%) Oracle
7 4 (3.33%) Symantec
7 4 (3.33%) McAfee
8 3 (2.50%) IronPort
9 2 (1.67%) Computacenter
9 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.67%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.67%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.83%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (0.83%) Splunk
10 1 (0.83%) HP
10 1 (0.83%) IBM
10 1 (0.83%) Sourcefire
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