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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 49 38 60
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 26 30 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.67% 4.78% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 6.55% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 25 21 5
Average salary £19,000 £45,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.77% +57.89%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year
- +9.28%
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
562 458 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 79.38% 73.05% 83.17%
Number of salaries quoted 447 363 346
Average salary £37,500 £35,125 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.76% -12.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +17 22 £19,000 -63.80% 3
Lichfield -11 1 £21,000 -53.33%
Information Security
West Midlands

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (74.36%) Security Testing
2 26 (66.67%) PCI DSS
3 22 (56.41%) Data Protection
4 21 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (48.72%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (38.46%) Wireshark
6 15 (38.46%) .NET
7 14 (35.90%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (33.33%) Network Architecture
9 11 (28.21%) SQL
10 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
11 8 (20.51%) Ethical Hacking
12 7 (17.95%) Web Development
12 7 (17.95%) Games
12 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
13 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
13 6 (15.38%) Degree
13 6 (15.38%) QA
13 6 (15.38%) Online Games
13 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
13 6 (15.38%) Regular Expression
14 4 (10.26%) Nmap
14 4 (10.26%) OWASP
15 3 (7.69%) HTML5
15 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
15 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
15 3 (7.69%) CSS
15 3 (7.69%) ActionScript
15 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
15 3 (7.69%) HTML

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 3 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (17.95%) Games
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Analyst
2 23 (58.97%) Security Analyst
2 23 (58.97%) Information Security Analyst
2 23 (58.97%) Information Analyst
3 21 (53.85%) Junior
4 19 (48.72%) Junior Analyst
4 19 (48.72%) Junior Information Analyst
5 9 (23.08%) Security Specialist
6 5 (12.82%) Information Specialist
6 5 (12.82%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Security Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Junior Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.38%) Regular Expression
4 3 (7.69%) HTML
4 3 (7.69%) CSS
4 3 (7.69%) Flash
4 3 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (48.72%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (15.38%) Online Games
3 2 (5.13%) Online Gambling
3 2 (5.13%) Open Source
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Security Testing
2 22 (56.41%) Data Protection
3 14 (35.90%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Network Architecture
5 8 (20.51%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (17.95%) Web Development
7 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.26%) OWASP
9 3 (7.69%) Project Management
9 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 2 (5.13%) Web Application Development
10 2 (5.13%) Transition Management
10 2 (5.13%) OOP
10 2 (5.13%) OO
11 1 (2.56%) Service Management
11 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
11 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
11 1 (2.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
3 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.69%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.13%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 21 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55K to 65 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Vodafone
Posted: 15 days ago