The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 55 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 7 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.36% 1.44% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.85% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 7
Average salary £57,500 £54,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.50% -22.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £49,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,300 £60,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
386 486 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 74.95% 77.64% 79.64%
Number of salaries quoted 334 406 389
Average salary £50,000 £51,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.96% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Slough region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Slough

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
2 8 (42.11%) PCI DSS
3 7 (36.84%) CISSP
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (31.58%) CCNA
4 6 (31.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (31.58%) Network Security
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (26.32%) GPG13
5 5 (26.32%) Juniper
5 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 5 (26.32%) Websense
5 5 (26.32%) NetScreen
5 5 (26.32%) CCNP
5 5 (26.32%) PHP
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
5 5 (26.32%) Sourcefire
5 5 (26.32%) Snort
5 5 (26.32%) Squid
6 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 4 (21.05%) Retail
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) CISA

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) Network Security
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (26.32%) NetScreen
5 3 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) AppScan
General
1 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Security Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Network Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Security Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Network Security Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) CLAS Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Principal Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Head of IT
6 1 (5.26%) Head of Security
6 1 (5.26%) Principal Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Head of IT Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) RMADS
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
1 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
1 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (15.79%) OWASP
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) SIEM
3 2 (10.53%) Cyber Security
3 2 (10.53%) Business Development
4 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.26%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PHP
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
3 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CISSP
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (31.58%) CCNA
3 5 (26.32%) CCNP
4 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) CISA
4 4 (21.05%) CISM
5 3 (15.79%) GIAC
5 3 (15.79%) CSSLP
6 2 (10.53%) PCI QSA
7 1 (5.26%) PMP
7 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
7 1 (5.26%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) PCI DSS
2 6 (31.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (26.32%) GPG13
4 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (15.79%) COBIT
4 3 (15.79%) QA
5 2 (10.53%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Snort
1 5 (26.32%) Squid
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Juniper
1 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
1 5 (26.32%) Websense
1 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
1 5 (26.32%) Sourcefire
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Fujitsu
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft