The first table below looks at the demand for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Slough region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 60 43 52
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 8 25 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.44% 3.60% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 4.57% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3 22 12
Average salary £62,500 £58,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +56.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £47,050 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +1.05%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
443 547 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 79.96% 78.82% 67.19%
Number of salaries quoted 371 460 342
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Information Security
Berkshire

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Information Security
Salary Trend in Slough

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Slough

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 16 (72.73%) CISSP
2 15 (68.18%) Firewall
3 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (54.55%) CCNA
4 11 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 11 (50.00%) Windows
4 11 (50.00%) Linux
4 11 (50.00%) SLA
4 11 (50.00%) CEH
4 11 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 11 (50.00%) Ubuntu
4 11 (50.00%) SIEM
5 8 (36.36%) PCI DSS
6 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (27.27%) Snort
6 6 (27.27%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) Sophos
7 5 (22.73%) Python
7 5 (22.73%) Perl
7 5 (22.73%) PHP
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
7 5 (22.73%) Nessus
7 5 (22.73%) Nmap
7 5 (22.73%) Metasploit
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) HIPAA
7 5 (22.73%) CentOS
7 5 (22.73%) Imperva
7 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) tcpdump
3 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.55%) NetScreen
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 4 (18.18%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Security Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Information Security Officer
3 5 (22.73%) Security Officer
4 4 (18.18%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) RMADS
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
1 11 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) CentOS
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 11 (50.00%) SIEM
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
3 3 (13.64%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Python
1 5 (22.73%) Perl
1 5 (22.73%) PHP
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
1 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
1 5 (22.73%) Ruby
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) CISSP
2 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (54.55%) CCNA
3 11 (50.00%) CEH
4 5 (22.73%) OSCP
4 5 (22.73%) OSCE
4 5 (22.73%) Degree
5 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) PCI QSA
6 2 (9.09%) CISA
6 2 (9.09%) CISM
7 1 (4.55%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) SLA
2 8 (36.36%) PCI DSS
3 5 (22.73%) HIPAA
4 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (9.09%) COBIT
6 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (4.55%) QA
6 1 (4.55%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Snort
2 5 (22.73%) Nmap
3 1 (4.55%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (22.73%) Sophos
2 5 (22.73%) Imperva
3 4 (18.18%) Fujitsu
4 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) Websense
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire