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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 12 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 6 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 10.00% 2.08% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.54% 2.44% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Information Security
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
52 41 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 86.67% 85.42% 77.17%
Number of salaries quoted 37 25 60
Average salary £46,250 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

Information Security
Salary Trend in Sussex

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Sussex

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Sussex 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 6 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Network Architecture
2 5 (71.43%) CEH
2 5 (71.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) SIEM
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Splunk
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) CISSP
5 1 (14.29%) CISA
5 1 (14.29%) CISM
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) GIAC
5 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) PKI
5 1 (14.29%) EnCE

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Sussex 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 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Information Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Security Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Network Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Information Security Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Network Architecture
2 5 (71.43%) SIEM
2 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
4 1 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (71.43%) CEH
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) EnCE
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CRISC
3 1 (14.29%) GREM
3 1 (14.29%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) GIAC
3 1 (14.29%) GCIH
3 1 (14.29%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Splunk