The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 69 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 13 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.80% 2.87% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 3.63% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 2
Average salary £23,000 £52,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.19% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £44,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -2.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
509 524 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 70.50% 79.03% 74.48%
Number of salaries quoted 407 456 307
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,050 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Information Security
West Midlands

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +4 10 £23,000 -56.19%
Information Security
West Midlands

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (85.71%) .NET
1 18 (85.71%) Security Testing
2 14 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Web Development
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
3 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET
4 10 (47.62%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (42.86%) PCI DSS
6 8 (38.10%) Wireshark
7 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
7 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 5 (23.81%) Online Games
8 5 (23.81%) Games
8 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
9 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
9 4 (19.05%) Web Application Development
10 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
11 2 (9.52%) OOP
11 2 (9.52%) OO
11 2 (9.52%) C#
11 2 (9.52%) Java
11 2 (9.52%) HTTPS
11 2 (9.52%) Project Management
11 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (9.52%) QA
11 2 (9.52%) Transition Management
11 2 (9.52%) OWASP
12 1 (4.76%) Problem Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (38.10%) Wireshark
2 2 (9.52%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (23.81%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Junior
2 10 (47.62%) Security Specialist
3 7 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Junior Information Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Information Security Specialist
3 7 (33.33%) Information Specialist
3 7 (33.33%) Information Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Tester
5 4 (19.05%) Web Tester
5 4 (19.05%) Security Tester
6 3 (14.29%) Junior Tester
6 3 (14.29%) Applications Tester
6 3 (14.29%) Graduate
7 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
7 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
7 2 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) .NET
2 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Online Games
2 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Security Testing
2 14 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Web Development
4 10 (47.62%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
6 4 (19.05%) Web Application Development
7 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) OOP
8 2 (9.52%) OO
8 2 (9.52%) Project Management
8 2 (9.52%) Transition Management
8 2 (9.52%) OWASP
9 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
9 1 (4.76%) Information Management
9 1 (4.76%) Data Security
9 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
1 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) QA