The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 41 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 0.47% 3.77% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 4.89% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 7
Average salary £19,000 £23,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% -56.19%
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
Information Security
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
187 225 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 88.21% 77.05% 79.08%
Number of salaries quoted 161 172 163
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -17.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Information Security
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Information Security Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Information Security
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) OWASP
2 1 (16.67%) Metasploit
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (16.67%) Regular Expression
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Nessus
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Security Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Information Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (16.67%) OWASP
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (66.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nessus
1 1 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT