The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 361 364 365
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 75 64 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.29% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.37% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 48 34 47
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,500 £39,200
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £58,900 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -25.00%
Information Assurance
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17428 17233 17322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.77% 79.31% 77.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13645 14089 14696
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Information Assurance Salary Trend in the South East

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Information Assurance Salary Histogram in the South East

Information Assurance
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +15 46 £60,000 +16.50% 7
Berkshire +8 16 £60,000 +33.33%
Hampshire -4 11 £43,750 -12.50% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 3 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
M4 Corridor -6 1 £70,000 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 98 (52.97%) Security Cleared
2 72 (38.92%) RMADS
3 65 (35.14%) SC Cleared
4 56 (30.27%) Information Security
5 53 (28.65%) Risk Management
5 53 (28.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 51 (27.57%) Management Information System
7 48 (25.95%) DV Cleared
8 47 (25.41%) CISSP
9 43 (23.24%) CESG
10 42 (22.70%) CESG CLAS
11 35 (18.92%) Security Architecture
12 34 (18.38%) Internet
13 33 (17.84%) Degree
14 32 (17.30%) Finance
15 31 (16.76%) SOA
16 30 (16.22%) PHP
16 30 (16.22%) Network Design
16 30 (16.22%) ISMS
17 29 (15.68%) CRAMM
18 28 (15.14%) Linux
19 26 (14.05%) HTTP
19 26 (14.05%) DNS
19 26 (14.05%) Risk Analysis
19 26 (14.05%) Security Testing
20 25 (13.51%) CISM
21 24 (12.97%) Python
22 23 (12.43%) Telecoms
22 23 (12.43%) Cyber Security
23 21 (11.35%) Law

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.78%) Apache
2 6 (3.24%) IIS
3 5 (2.70%) nginx
4 3 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.08%) MS Project
2 2 (1.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.38%) Internet
2 26 (14.05%) DNS
2 26 (14.05%) HTTP
3 16 (8.65%) DHCP
4 11 (5.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (5.41%) Wireshark
5 10 (5.41%) tcpdump
6 7 (3.78%) Firewall
7 5 (2.70%) FTP
7 5 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.70%) LDAP
7 5 (2.70%) LAN
7 5 (2.70%) WAN
7 5 (2.70%) SMTP
8 3 (1.62%) Network Security
9 2 (1.08%) Wireless
10 1 (0.54%) VoIP
10 1 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.41%) MySQL
2 3 (1.62%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (4.86%) Selenium
1 9 (4.86%) WebDriver
1 9 (4.86%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.24%) JMeter
2 6 (3.24%) JIRA
3 1 (0.54%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
General
1 32 (17.30%) Finance
2 23 (12.43%) Telecoms
3 21 (11.35%) Law
4 15 (8.11%) Military
5 13 (7.03%) Retail
6 8 (4.32%) Legal
7 7 (3.78%) Electronics
8 6 (3.24%) Local Government
9 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.08%) Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.54%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.54%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 62 (33.51%) Consultant
2 37 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 30 (16.22%) Information Security Consultant
4 28 (15.14%) Architect
5 25 (13.51%) Security Advisor
6 20 (10.81%) Analyst
7 17 (9.19%) Linux Administrator
7 17 (9.19%) CLAS Consultant
8 15 (8.11%) Security Analyst
9 14 (7.57%) Security Architect
10 11 (5.95%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 10 (5.41%) IT Security Analyst
11 10 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
12 6 (3.24%) Administrator
12 6 (3.24%) Senior Linux Administrator
13 5 (2.70%) Forensic Analyst
13 5 (2.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 4 (2.16%) Head of Security
14 4 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
14 4 (2.16%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.65%) Web Services
2 9 (4.86%) LAMP
3 2 (1.08%) HTML
4 1 (0.54%) CSS
4 1 (0.54%) XML
4 1 (0.54%) JSON
4 1 (0.54%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 72 (38.92%) RMADS
2 51 (27.57%) Management Information System
3 43 (23.24%) CESG
4 42 (22.70%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (2.70%) Human Factors
6 4 (2.16%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.16%) Open Source
6 4 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.54%) Physics
8 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.54%) Social Media
8 1 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.14%) Linux
2 18 (9.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (8.65%) CentOS
4 14 (7.57%) Windows
5 5 (2.70%) Solaris
6 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.62%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (30.27%) Information Security
2 53 (28.65%) Risk Management
3 35 (18.92%) Security Architecture
4 31 (16.76%) SOA
5 30 (16.22%) Network Design
5 30 (16.22%) ISMS
6 29 (15.68%) CRAMM
7 26 (14.05%) Risk Analysis
7 26 (14.05%) Security Testing
8 23 (12.43%) Cyber Security
9 20 (10.81%) Risk Assessment
10 18 (9.73%) Mentoring
11 17 (9.19%) Software Testing
12 16 (8.65%) SIEM
13 15 (8.11%) MODAF
13 15 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
13 15 (8.11%) TOGAF
14 14 (7.57%) Enterprise Architecture
15 12 (6.49%) Test Strategy
16 11 (5.95%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.22%) PHP
2 24 (12.97%) Python
3 21 (11.35%) Perl
4 20 (10.81%) Bash Shell
5 11 (5.95%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.86%) Java
6 9 (4.86%) SQL
7 6 (3.24%) Ruby
8 3 (1.62%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.54%) VBScript
9 1 (0.54%) C
9 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 98 (52.97%) Security Cleared
2 65 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 48 (25.95%) DV Cleared
4 47 (25.41%) CISSP
5 33 (17.84%) Degree
6 25 (13.51%) CISM
7 10 (5.41%) GIAC
8 8 (4.32%) GCIA
8 8 (4.32%) GCIH
9 4 (2.16%) ISEB
9 4 (2.16%) CISA
9 4 (2.16%) ISTQB
9 4 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.08%) CEH
10 2 (1.08%) PCI QSA
10 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (28.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (7.57%) JSP 440
3 12 (6.49%) QA
4 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.54%) GAMP
System Software
1 8 (4.32%) Snort
2 3 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.62%) KVM
2 3 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (9.73%) Puppet
1 18 (9.73%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.62%) Nagios
3 2 (1.08%) WSUS
4 1 (0.54%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 20 (10.81%) Red Hat
2 13 (7.03%) Fujitsu
3 11 (5.95%) Sourcefire
4 5 (2.70%) LogRhythm
4 5 (2.70%) Splunk
4 5 (2.70%) ArcSight
5 3 (1.62%) VMware
5 3 (1.62%) Citrix
5 3 (1.62%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.08%) BT
7 1 (0.54%) i2
7 1 (0.54%) HP
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco
7 1 (0.54%) IBM
7 1 (0.54%) Percona
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