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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 15 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 24 14 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 9.27% 4.88% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.91% 6.54% -
Number of salaries quoted 23 10 0
Average salary £19,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-63.80% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
220 214 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 84.94% 74.56% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 173 173 128
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £23,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 25 November 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 19 (70.37%) Security Testing
1 19 (70.37%) PCI DSS
2 17 (62.96%) Data Protection
2 17 (62.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (59.26%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (48.15%) Network Architecture
5 11 (40.74%) Wireshark
6 7 (25.93%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) .NET
7 6 (22.22%) Regular Expression
8 5 (18.52%) QA
9 4 (14.81%) Nmap
9 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.81%) HTML
9 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.81%) ActionScript
9 4 (14.81%) CSS
9 4 (14.81%) Flash
9 4 (14.81%) CMS
9 4 (14.81%) Games
9 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
9 4 (14.81%) HTML5
10 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
10 3 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
10 3 (11.11%) Degree
10 3 (11.11%) Online Games
11 2 (7.41%) Online Gambling

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (14.81%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Analyst
1 19 (70.37%) Security Analyst
1 19 (70.37%) Information Analyst
1 19 (70.37%) Information Security Analyst
2 15 (55.56%) Junior Analyst
2 15 (55.56%) Junior Information Analyst
2 15 (55.56%) Junior
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Web Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Security Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Junior Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Security Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Trainee Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Trainee
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Information Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Application Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
1 6 (22.22%) Regular Expression
2 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) CSS
2 4 (14.81%) Flash
2 4 (14.81%) HTML5
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (11.11%) Online Games
3 2 (7.41%) Online Gambling
3 2 (7.41%) Open Source
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Security Testing
2 17 (62.96%) Data Protection
3 13 (48.15%) Network Architecture
4 7 (25.93%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.41%) OOP
7 2 (7.41%) OO
7 2 (7.41%) OWASP
7 2 (7.41%) Web Development
8 1 (3.70%) Change Control
8 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
8 1 (3.70%) Time Management
8 1 (3.70%) Project Management
8 1 (3.70%) Service Management
8 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
1 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.81%) ActionScript
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (70.37%) PCI DSS
2 17 (62.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (18.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint