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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 94 71 106
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +35
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 47 72 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.96% 3.17% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 4.03% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31 53 23
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £84,000 £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
1936 1786 1424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 80.77% 78.75% 74.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1346 1191
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £69,400
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 30 January 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Reading

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (41.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (30.11%) Firewall
3 27 (29.03%) CISSP
4 23 (24.73%) ITIL
5 22 (23.66%) Degree
5 22 (23.66%) COBIT
6 21 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (20.43%) CISA
7 19 (20.43%) CISM
7 19 (20.43%) Finance
7 19 (20.43%) PCI DSS
8 17 (18.28%) McAfee
9 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (16.13%) TOGAF
11 14 (15.05%) VPN
11 14 (15.05%) Network Security
11 14 (15.05%) SIEM
12 13 (13.98%) CRISC
12 13 (13.98%) IronPort
12 13 (13.98%) SLA
12 13 (13.98%) TCP/IP
12 13 (13.98%) Symantec
13 12 (12.90%) Banking
13 12 (12.90%) Telecoms
13 12 (12.90%) F5
14 11 (11.83%) Security Management
14 11 (11.83%) Management Information System
14 11 (11.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (11.83%) DNS
14 11 (11.83%) SSL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Project
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (30.11%) Firewall
2 14 (15.05%) VPN
2 14 (15.05%) Network Security
3 13 (13.98%) TCP/IP
4 11 (11.83%) DNS
4 11 (11.83%) SSL
5 8 (8.60%) LAN
5 8 (8.60%) DMZ
6 7 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (6.45%) NetScreen
7 6 (6.45%) Junos
7 6 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.38%) FTP
8 5 (5.38%) HTTP
9 4 (4.30%) GSM
9 4 (4.30%) WAN
9 4 (4.30%) DHCP
9 4 (4.30%) 3G
9 4 (4.30%) VLAN
9 4 (4.30%) Wireless
General
1 19 (20.43%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Banking
2 12 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 10 (10.75%) Retail
4 8 (8.60%) Manufacturing
4 8 (8.60%) Games
5 5 (5.38%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (35.48%) Consultant
2 20 (21.51%) Security Consultant
3 13 (13.98%) Trainee
4 11 (11.83%) Analyst
5 9 (9.68%) Architect
6 8 (8.60%) Network Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Security Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 7 (7.53%) Enterprise Architect
7 7 (7.53%) Security Architect
8 6 (6.45%) Information Security Consultant
8 6 (6.45%) Lead Network Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Principal Security Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Principal Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Security Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Security Manager
9 5 (5.38%) Graduate
10 4 (4.30%) Auditor
10 4 (4.30%) Senior Security Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.83%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.60%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.23%) RMADS
4 3 (3.23%) Kindle
5 2 (2.15%) CESG
5 2 (2.15%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (2.15%) Open Source
5 2 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.08%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.08%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.38%) Linux
2 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (3.23%) Windows 8
2 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) ITIL
2 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.13%) TOGAF
4 14 (15.05%) SIEM
5 11 (11.83%) Security Management
6 10 (10.75%) PRINCE2
6 10 (10.75%) Cyber Security
6 10 (10.75%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (9.68%) Security Architecture
7 9 (9.68%) Risk Management
7 9 (9.68%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.53%) SABSA
8 7 (7.53%) Information Security Management
9 6 (6.45%) Resource Management
9 6 (6.45%) Time Management
9 6 (6.45%) ISMS
10 5 (5.38%) OWASP
10 5 (5.38%) Service Management
10 5 (5.38%) Business Continuity
10 5 (5.38%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) C
2 9 (9.68%) Java
3 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
3 5 (5.38%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.38%) Tcl
3 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.38%) PHP
3 5 (5.38%) SQL
3 5 (5.38%) C#
3 5 (5.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (29.03%) CISSP
2 22 (23.66%) Degree
3 19 (20.43%) CISA
3 19 (20.43%) CISM
4 13 (13.98%) CRISC
5 9 (9.68%) PCI QSA
6 8 (8.60%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
7 7 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (6.45%) GIAC
9 4 (4.30%) CCNP
9 4 (4.30%) CEH
10 3 (3.23%) CCNA
11 2 (2.15%) MCSE
11 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.15%) CCSA
12 1 (1.08%) CGEIT
12 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.08%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (41.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (23.66%) COBIT
3 19 (20.43%) PCI DSS
4 13 (13.98%) SLA
5 11 (11.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (4.30%) ISO 9001
7 2 (2.15%) COSO
8 1 (1.08%) BS25999
8 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) McAfee
2 13 (13.98%) IronPort
2 13 (13.98%) Symantec
3 12 (12.90%) F5
4 10 (10.75%) CheckPoint
5 9 (9.68%) Cisco
5 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.53%) Juniper
7 5 (5.38%) Imperva
8 3 (3.23%) MobileIron
8 3 (3.23%) Clearswift
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