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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 54 46 63
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 15 25 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.37% 4.03% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 5.46% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 4
Average salary £34,500 £45,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% +57.89%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
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
509 458 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.54% 73.75% 76.88%
Number of salaries quoted 432 387 325
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +11 12 £34,000 +25.92% 1
Information Security
West Midlands

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (64.71%) PCI DSS
2 21 (61.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (61.76%) Data Protection
3 19 (55.88%) Security Testing
4 18 (52.94%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (38.24%) Network Architecture
6 12 (35.29%) Wireshark
7 9 (26.47%) QA
8 6 (17.65%) ActionScript
8 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
8 6 (17.65%) HTML
8 6 (17.65%) CSS
8 6 (17.65%) Flash
8 6 (17.65%) HTML5
8 6 (17.65%) Regular Expression
8 6 (17.65%) CMS
8 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.65%) SQL
8 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (14.71%) .NET
10 4 (11.76%) Nmap
10 4 (11.76%) Games
11 3 (8.82%) Degree
11 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
11 3 (8.82%) Online Games
11 3 (8.82%) Project Management
11 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
11 3 (8.82%) OWASP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.65%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (11.76%) Games
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.94%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Analyst
2 20 (58.82%) Information Analyst
3 19 (55.88%) Security Analyst
3 19 (55.88%) Information Security Analyst
4 15 (44.12%) Junior Analyst
4 15 (44.12%) Junior Information Analyst
4 15 (44.12%) Junior
5 6 (17.65%) Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Web Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Web Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Security Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Trainee Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) CSS
1 6 (17.65%) Flash
1 6 (17.65%) HTML5
1 6 (17.65%) Regular Expression
1 6 (17.65%) HTML
2 5 (14.71%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (8.82%) Online Games
3 2 (5.88%) Online Gambling
3 2 (5.88%) Open Source
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Data Protection
2 19 (55.88%) Security Testing
3 13 (38.24%) Network Architecture
4 6 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.82%) Project Management
5 3 (8.82%) OWASP
6 2 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (5.88%) Web Development
6 2 (5.88%) Transition Management
7 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.94%) Service Management
7 1 (2.94%) OOP
7 1 (2.94%) OO
7 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.94%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
1 6 (17.65%) ActionScript
1 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) CISSP
2 1 (2.94%) CISA
2 1 (2.94%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (64.71%) PCI DSS
2 21 (61.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (26.47%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Stafford
Networx Recruitment
Salary: c £40-45,000 package (to include pension)
Posted: 16 days ago