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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 26 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 13 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 4.50% 3.52% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 4.55% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 0
Average salary £19,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-63.80% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
234 198 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 80.97% 77.34% 81.92%
Number of salaries quoted 165 163 124
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 25 (89.29%) Security Testing
2 18 (64.29%) PCI DSS
3 16 (57.14%) .NET
4 12 (42.86%) Wireshark
4 12 (42.86%) Data Protection
4 12 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (35.71%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (35.71%) Network Architecture
7 9 (32.14%) Ethical Hacking
7 9 (32.14%) SQL
7 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
8 8 (28.57%) T-SQL
8 8 (28.57%) Web Development
9 6 (21.43%) Degree
10 5 (17.86%) Games
10 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
10 5 (17.86%) Online Games
11 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 4 (14.29%) Regular Expression
11 4 (14.29%) Web Application Development
12 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
12 2 (7.14%) OOP
12 2 (7.14%) OO
12 2 (7.14%) C#
12 2 (7.14%) Java
13 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
13 1 (3.57%) Project Management
13 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
13 1 (3.57%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 12 (42.86%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (17.86%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Junior
2 18 (64.29%) Analyst
2 18 (64.29%) Security Analyst
2 18 (64.29%) Information Analyst
2 18 (64.29%) Information Security Analyst
3 15 (53.57%) Junior Information Analyst
3 15 (53.57%) Junior Analyst
4 9 (32.14%) Security Specialist
5 7 (25.00%) Information Security Specialist
5 7 (25.00%) Information Specialist
6 6 (21.43%) Security Tester
6 6 (21.43%) Tester
7 5 (17.86%) Junior Tester
8 4 (14.29%) Web Tester
8 4 (14.29%) Graduate
9 3 (10.71%) Applications Tester
10 2 (7.14%) Trainee Analyst
10 2 (7.14%) Trainee
11 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
11 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) .NET
2 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.29%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (17.86%) Online Games
3 1 (3.57%) Online Gambling
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Security Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 12 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Network Architecture
4 9 (32.14%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (28.57%) Web Development
6 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
7 4 (14.29%) Web Application Development
8 2 (7.14%) OOP
8 2 (7.14%) OO
9 1 (3.57%) Project Management
9 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.57%) Transition Management
9 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.57%) OWASP
9 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (64.29%) PCI DSS
2 11 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Nmap