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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 61 65 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 9 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.46% 2.13% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.79% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 5
Average salary £60,000 £23,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+160.86% -54.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Information Security
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
512 538 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 83.12% 76.31% 83.65%
Number of salaries quoted 444 432 423
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Information Security
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

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

Information Security Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Information Security
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stafford - 6 £60,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent 0 3 £27,500 +19.56%
Information Security
West Midlands

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 11 (47.83%) .NET
1 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
2 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Security Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Manual Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (39.13%) C++
3 9 (39.13%) Java
4 7 (30.43%) PCI DSS
5 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
6 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
6 5 (21.74%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 4 (17.39%) Degree
7 4 (17.39%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (17.39%) Network Security
7 4 (17.39%) BS25999
7 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
7 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
8 2 (8.70%) OWASP
8 2 (8.70%) Metasploit
8 2 (8.70%) Nessus
8 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (4.35%) HTML5
9 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
9 1 (4.35%) QA

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (4.35%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Applications Specialist
1 9 (39.13%) Security Specialist
1 9 (39.13%) Application Security Specialist
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Security Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Security Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Information Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Compliance Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
1 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) Flash
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
1 9 (39.13%) Security Testing
1 9 (39.13%) Manual Testing
1 9 (39.13%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
2 5 (21.74%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
3 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.70%) OWASP
4 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C++
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) CISA
2 1 (4.35%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (30.43%) PCI DSS
3 4 (17.39%) BS25999
4 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Nessus
1 2 (8.70%) CORE IMPACT