The table below looks at the statistics for BS7799 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BS7799 over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BS 7799
Rank 886 846 854
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +8
Permanent jobs citing BS7799 19 27 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.025% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 11 23 37
Average salary £30,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,600 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £74,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-38.94% -13.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12069 10762 12379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.58% 10.11% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9314 8437 10190
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,473
% change year-on-year
- -1.16%

BS7799
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BS7799 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

BS7799 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BS7799
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BS7799 within the UK.

BS7799 Salary Trend in the UK

BS7799
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BS7799 over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 within the UK.

BS7799 Salary Histogram in the UK

BS7799
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BS7799 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 19 £30,000 -40.00%
London +9 10 £51,250 -14.58%
Harrow - 8 - -
South East -14 6 £29,000 -47.27%
Crawley +2 4 £29,000 -21.62%
West Sussex -8 4 £29,000 -21.62%
Fareham -2 2 £30,000 -29.41%
Hampshire -9 2 £30,000 -29.41%
North West -20 2 £42,250 -15.50%
Manchester - 2 £42,250 -
Yorkshire -44 1 £33,000 -

BS7799
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing BS7799 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 BS7799.

1 21 (65.63%) Information Security
2 15 (46.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (40.63%) PCI DSS
3 13 (40.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (37.50%) Finance
5 11 (34.38%) Business Continuity
6 10 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (31.25%) Data Protection
7 9 (28.13%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (28.13%) Legal
7 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 8 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 8 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (25.00%) Marketing
8 8 (25.00%) Line Management
9 7 (21.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (21.88%) VMware
9 7 (21.88%) Project Management
9 7 (21.88%) UNIX
9 7 (21.88%) Windows
10 6 (18.75%) Cisco
10 6 (18.75%) DNS
10 6 (18.75%) McAfee
10 6 (18.75%) Firewall
10 6 (18.75%) Tripwire
10 6 (18.75%) QMS
10 6 (18.75%) Security Architecture

BS7799
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing BS7799 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 BS7799. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.25%) Lync
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (18.75%) Firewall
2 6 (18.75%) DNS
3 5 (15.63%) Internet
3 5 (15.63%) LAN
3 5 (15.63%) WAN
4 4 (12.50%) LDAP
5 3 (9.38%) SSL
5 3 (9.38%) SAN
5 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.25%) VPN
6 2 (6.25%) DHCP
6 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (6.25%) IPsec
7 1 (3.13%) Wireless
7 1 (3.13%) Network Security
7 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Legal
3 8 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Information Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Information Security Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Security Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Security Manager
4 2 (6.25%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) IT Support
5 1 (3.13%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Information Security Officer
5 1 (3.13%) Messaging Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Security Officer
5 1 (3.13%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) IT Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (3.13%) Firmware
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) UNIX
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (3.13%) HPUX
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Information Security
2 11 (34.38%) Business Continuity
3 10 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (31.25%) Data Protection
4 8 (25.00%) Line Management
4 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 8 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Project Management
5 7 (21.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (18.75%) Security Architecture
6 6 (18.75%) QMS
6 6 (18.75%) SIEM
7 5 (15.63%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (12.50%) Identity Management
9 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
10 2 (6.25%) ISMS
10 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (6.25%) Information Security Management
10 2 (6.25%) Security Management
10 2 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) CISSP
1 5 (15.63%) CISM
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) CISA
2 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) CRISC
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.25%) MCTS
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) SSCP
5 1 (3.13%) CEH
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.13%) HND
5 1 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (3.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (40.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (40.63%) PCI DSS
3 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (6.25%) ISO 9000
4 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
4 2 (6.25%) QA
4 2 (6.25%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) SpamAssassin
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (12.50%) SCOM
1 4 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.25%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) VMware
2 6 (18.75%) Tripwire
2 6 (18.75%) McAfee
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) Symantec
4 4 (12.50%) Websense
4 4 (12.50%) TippingPoint
5 2 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (3.13%) Brocade
6 1 (3.13%) JBoss
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) CA
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat