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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 32 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 7 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 3.57% 1.46% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 2.21% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 1
Average salary £27,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
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
144 136 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 73.47% 66.34% 84.17%
Number of salaries quoted 134 112 102
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (42.86%) QA
3 5 (35.71%) HTML
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) ActionScript
3 5 (35.71%) CSS
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Flash
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
3 5 (35.71%) CMS
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) HTML5
3 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) Nessus
4 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) OWASP
5 2 (14.29%) Games
5 2 (14.29%) Metasploit
5 2 (14.29%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) MS Office
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (14.29%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Web Developer
1 5 (35.71%) Senior Developer
1 5 (35.71%) Security Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Senior Web Developer
1 5 (35.71%) IT Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
1 5 (35.71%) CSS
1 5 (35.71%) Flash
1 5 (35.71%) HTML5
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Online Games
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
1 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
2 3 (21.43%) OWASP
2 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
1 5 (35.71%) ActionScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Nessus
2 2 (14.29%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (7.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint