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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 58 42 64
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +22
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 19 23 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.63% 3.58% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 4.78% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 19 21 2
Average salary £19,000 £52,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-63.80% +84.21%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-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
567 481 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 78.53% 74.92% 81.20%
Number of salaries quoted 450 401 322
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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
(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
Stoke-on-Trent +7 14 £19,000 -63.80% 3
Lichfield - 1 £21,000 -
Information Security
West Midlands

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 29 (80.56%) Security Testing
2 22 (61.11%) PCI DSS
3 18 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 18 (50.00%) .NET
4 16 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (38.89%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (38.89%) Wireshark
5 14 (38.89%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (30.56%) Network Architecture
6 11 (30.56%) SQL
7 10 (27.78%) T-SQL
7 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
7 10 (27.78%) Web Development
8 9 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (22.22%) Degree
10 6 (16.67%) Online Games
10 6 (16.67%) Games
10 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
11 5 (13.89%) Regular Expression
11 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
12 4 (11.11%) Web Application Development
12 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 3 (8.33%) Project Management
13 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
13 3 (8.33%) Transition Management
13 3 (8.33%) QA
14 2 (5.56%) OWASP
14 2 (5.56%) Finance
14 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
14 2 (5.56%) OOP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (16.67%) Games
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Junior
1 23 (63.89%) Analyst
2 22 (61.11%) Security Analyst
2 22 (61.11%) Information Analyst
2 22 (61.11%) Information Security Analyst
3 19 (52.78%) Junior Analyst
3 19 (52.78%) Junior Information Analyst
4 10 (27.78%) Security Specialist
5 7 (19.44%) Information Security Specialist
5 7 (19.44%) Information Specialist
6 6 (16.67%) Security Tester
6 6 (16.67%) Tester
7 5 (13.89%) Junior Tester
8 4 (11.11%) Graduate
8 4 (11.11%) Web Tester
9 3 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
9 3 (8.33%) Senior Manager
9 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (50.00%) .NET
2 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
3 5 (13.89%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (16.67%) Online Games
3 1 (2.78%) Online Gambling
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Security Testing
2 18 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 14 (38.89%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (30.56%) Network Architecture
5 10 (27.78%) Web Development
6 9 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 4 (11.11%) Web Application Development
9 3 (8.33%) Transition Management
9 3 (8.33%) Project Management
9 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 2 (5.56%) OOP
10 2 (5.56%) OO
10 2 (5.56%) OWASP
11 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
11 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
11 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 10 (27.78%) T-SQL
3 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (61.11%) PCI DSS
2 16 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Nmap
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55K to 65 + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: 17K to 21K + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum - Grade 7
Posted: 13 days ago