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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 63 71 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -25
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 10 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.55% 0.71% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 0.91% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 20
Average salary £19,000 £55,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-65.45% +7.31%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
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
563 547 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 87.42% 77.48% 80.66%
Number of salaries quoted 480 420 449
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 £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Tamworth - 3 £41,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent 0 2 £19,000 -9.52%
Information Security
West Midlands

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (57.89%) Security Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
2 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 6 (31.58%) C++
3 6 (31.58%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
3 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
3 6 (31.58%) Network Architecture
4 4 (21.05%) Time Management
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) Internet
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (15.79%) Wireshark
5 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
5 3 (15.79%) SaaS
5 3 (15.79%) Regular Expression
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.53%) Firewall
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
1 3 (15.79%) Wireshark
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Games
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Security Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Information Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Applications Specialist
3 6 (31.58%) Security Specialist
3 6 (31.58%) Information Security Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Application Security Specialist
4 4 (21.05%) Junior Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Junior Information Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Junior
5 3 (15.79%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
1 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.79%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Security Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Network Architecture
2 6 (31.58%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Time Management
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C++
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
2 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Nessus
1 1 (5.26%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) VMware