The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 64 71 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -26
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 15 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.93% 0.43% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 0.56% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 12
Average salary £35,000 £82,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.57% +135.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,475 £46,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £86,500 £39,900
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +2.08%
Information Security
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
692 532 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 88.83% 75.46% 83.76%
Number of salaries quoted 589 453 361
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Information Security
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Sheffield region.

Information Security Salary Trend in Sheffield

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 20 (68.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 18 (62.07%) Management Information System
3 14 (48.28%) Information Security Management
3 14 (48.28%) Security Management
3 14 (48.28%) ISMS
4 13 (44.83%) Windows
5 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
5 11 (37.93%) SLA
5 11 (37.93%) DHCP
5 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
5 11 (37.93%) DNS
5 11 (37.93%) Citrix
5 11 (37.93%) Thin Client
5 11 (37.93%) Blackberry
5 11 (37.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (37.93%) Fat Client
5 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
5 11 (37.93%) Network Management
5 11 (37.93%) Change Control
6 10 (34.48%) Cisco
6 10 (34.48%) Dell
6 10 (34.48%) MS Office
7 8 (27.59%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (27.59%) Network Security
8 7 (24.14%) Performance Management
8 7 (24.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (20.69%) Firewall
9 6 (20.69%) IPsec

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
1 11 (37.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) DHCP
1 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
1 11 (37.93%) DNS
2 8 (27.59%) Network Security
2 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (20.69%) Firewall
3 6 (20.69%) IPsec
3 6 (20.69%) VPN
3 6 (20.69%) LAN
3 6 (20.69%) WAN
4 2 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.45%) SSL
5 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
General
1 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
1 11 (37.93%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (34.48%) Support Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Security Specialist
3 2 (6.90%) Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Information Security Specialist
3 2 (6.90%) Information Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.45%) Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Security Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Information Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (3.45%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Information Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (62.07%) Management Information System
2 11 (37.93%) Thin Client
2 11 (37.93%) Blackberry
2 11 (37.93%) Fat Client
3 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Information Security Management
1 14 (48.28%) Security Management
1 14 (48.28%) ISMS
2 11 (37.93%) Network Management
2 11 (37.93%) Change Control
3 8 (27.59%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (24.14%) Performance Management
5 6 (20.69%) Business Continuity
5 6 (20.69%) ITIL
5 6 (20.69%) Network Architecture
6 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
7 3 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (10.34%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (6.90%) Line Management
8 2 (6.90%) Data Privacy
9 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) PHP
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) CISSP
2 5 (17.24%) CISA
3 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (68.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (37.93%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Citrix
2 10 (34.48%) Cisco
2 10 (34.48%) Dell
3 6 (20.69%) WatchGuard
4 4 (13.79%) Websense
5 3 (10.34%) VMware
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.45%) Computacenter
7 1 (3.45%) Capita
7 1 (3.45%) BT