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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 34 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 3 18 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 1.69% 9.23% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 10.06% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 5
Median salary £62,500 £56,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.61% +105.45%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%

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
171 179 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 96.07% 91.79% 78.44%
Number of salaries quoted 141 160 119
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £59,557 £59,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The demand trend of job ads across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 18 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 10 (50.00%) .NET
1 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 10 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 10 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Wireshark
2 6 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (25.00%) System Testing
3 5 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) Burp Suite
4 4 (20.00%) Erlang
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) Line Management
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Data Security
6 2 (10.00%) Web Development
7 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
7 1 (5.00%) OWASP
7 1 (5.00%) Risk Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Burp Suite
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Security Specialist
2 7 (35.00%) Information Security Specialist
2 7 (35.00%) Information Specialist
3 5 (25.00%) Junior
3 5 (25.00%) Vulnerability Specialist
4 4 (20.00%) Application Security Specialist
4 4 (20.00%) Applications Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Ethical Hacker
4 4 (20.00%) Graduate
4 4 (20.00%) Web Applications Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Security Hacker
6 2 (10.00%) Graduate Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Graduate Applications Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Graduate Security Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) .NET
1 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 10 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Data Security
4 2 (10.00%) Line Management
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (5.00%) OWASP
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS