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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 54 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 8 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.51% 2.37% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 3.06% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 3
Average salary £38,250 £60,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.25% +110.52%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
417 458 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 78.83% 77.63% 76.59%
Number of salaries quoted 361 404 326
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 28 January 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 January 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
Stoke-on-Trent +4 5 £34,000 -43.33% 1
Stafford - 1 £60,000 -
Information Security
West Midlands

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 22 (64.71%) PCI DSS
2 21 (61.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (55.88%) Data Protection
4 18 (52.94%) Security Testing
5 17 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (38.24%) Network Architecture
7 11 (32.35%) Wireshark
8 8 (23.53%) QA
9 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (17.65%) CMS
9 6 (17.65%) HTML
9 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 6 (17.65%) ActionScript
9 6 (17.65%) CSS
9 6 (17.65%) Flash
9 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
9 6 (17.65%) HTML5
9 6 (17.65%) Regular Expression
9 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
10 5 (14.71%) .NET
10 5 (14.71%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Games
11 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
11 4 (11.76%) SQL
11 4 (11.76%) Nmap
12 3 (8.82%) OWASP
12 3 (8.82%) Metasploit
12 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
12 3 (8.82%) Nessus
12 3 (8.82%) Ethical Hacking

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 6 (17.65%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) 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 19 (55.88%) Security Analyst
2 19 (55.88%) Information Analyst
3 18 (52.94%) Information Security Analyst
4 14 (41.18%) Junior Analyst
4 14 (41.18%) Junior Information Analyst
4 14 (41.18%) Junior
5 6 (17.65%) Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Web Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Web Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Security Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Trainee Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Trainee
7 2 (5.88%) Security Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Application Security Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
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 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (8.82%) Online Games
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Online Gambling
3 2 (5.88%) Open Source
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Data Protection
2 18 (52.94%) Security Testing
3 13 (38.24%) Network Architecture
4 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 5 (14.71%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (8.82%) OWASP
6 3 (8.82%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (2.94%) Service Management
8 1 (2.94%) Information Assurance
8 1 (2.94%) Change Control
8 1 (2.94%) Transition Management
8 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
1 6 (17.65%) ActionScript
1 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) 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 8 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Nessus
2 1 (2.94%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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