The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 653 731 697
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -34
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 230 162 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 159 138 145
Average salary £55,000 £49,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.24% -10.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.00%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87595 84426 87603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 82.29% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 72135 67329 74163
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Assurance
Salary Trend

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

Information Assurance Salary Trend in the UK

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Assurance over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Information Assurance Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 +67 212 £60,000 +20.00% 16
London +25 76 £51,250 +2.50% 7
South East +6 68 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Surrey +36 43 £55,000 +3.77% 1
South West -11 30 £62,500 +13.63% 3
City of London +15 23 £42,500 +18.05% 2
Gloucestershire -1 18 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Leatherhead - 18 £45,000 -
East Midlands +31 16 £65,000 +36.84%
Berkshire -10 16 £66,250 +47.22% 2
North West -1 11 £57,500 +76.92% 2
Manchester -3 11 £57,500 +76.92% 1
Leicestershire - 11 £47,500 -
Bristol -11 8 £62,500 +30.48% 1
Gloucester +17 7 £65,000 +8.33%
Scotland +2 7 £28,087 -33.91% 1
Hampshire -26 7 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Guildford - 7 £60,000 - 1
Leicester - 6 £66,250 -
Bracknell - 6 £68,750 - 1
East of England -12 5 £70,000 +45.83%
West Midlands -14 5 £46,250 -7.50%
Cheltenham -15 5 - - 1
Glasgow - 5 £26,500 -
Reading -6 4 £47,500 +5.55%
Edinburgh +7 3 - - 1
Farnborough +6 3 £40,000 -15.78%
Birmingham -9 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Southampton -10 3 £55,000 +18.27% 1
Stirling - 3 - -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 185 (42.33%) Information Security
2 154 (35.24%) Security Cleared
3 153 (35.01%) CISSP
4 142 (32.49%) Management Information System
5 130 (29.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 106 (24.26%) CESG
7 101 (23.11%) Risk Management
8 96 (21.97%) SC Cleared
9 92 (21.05%) RMADS
10 88 (20.14%) Cyber Security
11 85 (19.45%) PCI DSS
12 72 (16.48%) Windows
12 72 (16.48%) Security Architecture
13 69 (15.79%) CESG CLAS
14 67 (15.33%) Linux
15 64 (14.65%) Firewall
16 60 (13.73%) CISM
17 55 (12.59%) Internet
17 55 (12.59%) DV Cleared
18 54 (12.36%) Degree
19 53 (12.13%) COBIT
20 51 (11.67%) Python
20 51 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
21 50 (11.44%) PHP
22 48 (10.98%) Risk Assessment
22 48 (10.98%) ITIL
23 46 (10.53%) Finance
23 46 (10.53%) Security Testing
24 44 (10.07%) Web Services
25 38 (8.70%) DNS

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (4.81%) Apache
2 17 (3.89%) nginx
3 11 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.06%) IIS
5 7 (1.60%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.46%) CMS
9 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.46%) MS Project
3 2 (0.46%) MS Office
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (14.65%) Firewall
2 55 (12.59%) Internet
3 38 (8.70%) DNS
4 36 (8.24%) HTTP
5 26 (5.95%) Network Security
6 23 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
6 23 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 20 (4.58%) LAN
8 16 (3.66%) VPN
9 15 (3.43%) DHCP
10 14 (3.20%) SAN
11 13 (2.97%) WAN
12 12 (2.75%) Wireshark
12 12 (2.75%) tcpdump
13 8 (1.83%) IPsec
13 8 (1.83%) LDAP
14 7 (1.60%) WLAN
15 6 (1.37%) Wireless
15 6 (1.37%) Intranet
15 6 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.26%) MySQL
2 5 (1.14%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.69%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.69%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (5.26%) Selenium
2 18 (4.12%) WebDriver
2 18 (4.12%) Jenkins
2 18 (4.12%) JMeter
3 4 (0.92%) JIRA
4 2 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 46 (10.53%) Finance
2 25 (5.72%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.20%) Law
4 13 (2.97%) Retail
5 12 (2.75%) Legal
6 10 (2.29%) Aerospace
7 9 (2.06%) Banking
8 8 (1.83%) Military
9 5 (1.14%) Local Government
10 4 (0.92%) Electronics
10 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.46%) Marketing
13 1 (0.23%) Advertising
13 1 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.23%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 103 (23.57%) Consultant
2 77 (17.62%) Analyst
3 57 (13.04%) Security Analyst
4 49 (11.21%) Security Consultant
5 46 (10.53%) Architect
6 44 (10.07%) Information Analyst
7 39 (8.92%) Security Architect
8 38 (8.70%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 37 (8.47%) Security Manager
10 35 (8.01%) Information Security Analyst
11 34 (7.78%) CLAS Consultant
12 26 (5.95%) Linux Administrator
13 22 (5.03%) Information Manager
14 21 (4.81%) Information Security Consultant
14 21 (4.81%) Information Security Manager
15 20 (4.58%) Software Engineer
16 19 (4.35%) Senior Linux Administrator
17 17 (3.89%) Security Advisor
18 11 (2.52%) Security Engineer
19 10 (2.29%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.07%) Web Services
2 18 (4.12%) LAMP
2 18 (4.12%) JSP
3 5 (1.14%) HTML
4 2 (0.46%) JSON
4 2 (0.46%) HTML5
4 2 (0.46%) Pthreads
4 2 (0.46%) CSS
4 2 (0.46%) STL
4 2 (0.46%) XML
4 2 (0.46%) POSIX
5 1 (0.23%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.23%) Yii
5 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.23%) Symfony
5 1 (0.23%) jQuery
5 1 (0.23%) Spring
5 1 (0.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 142 (32.49%) Management Information System
2 106 (24.26%) CESG
3 92 (21.05%) RMADS
4 69 (15.79%) CESG CLAS
5 25 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (5.49%) PKI
7 15 (3.43%) Computer Science
7 15 (3.43%) Mathematics
8 14 (3.20%) Cryptography
9 13 (2.97%) Open Source
10 11 (2.52%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (2.52%) SCADA
11 10 (2.29%) Freedom of Information
12 9 (2.06%) Freedom of Information Act
13 7 (1.60%) GIS
13 7 (1.60%) Algorithms
14 6 (1.37%) Physics
15 5 (1.14%) iPad
15 5 (1.14%) Mobile Computing
16 3 (0.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 72 (16.48%) Windows
2 67 (15.33%) Linux
3 26 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (3.20%) Windows 7
5 13 (2.97%) CentOS
6 12 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.52%) UNIX
8 8 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.60%) Solaris
9 7 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.37%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.46%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (42.33%) Information Security
2 101 (23.11%) Risk Management
3 88 (20.14%) Cyber Security
4 72 (16.48%) Security Architecture
5 51 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (10.98%) Risk Assessment
6 48 (10.98%) ITIL
7 46 (10.53%) Security Testing
8 37 (8.47%) ISMS
9 35 (8.01%) Security Management
9 35 (8.01%) Software Engineering
9 35 (8.01%) Incident Management
10 30 (6.86%) Mentoring
10 30 (6.86%) Risk Analysis
11 29 (6.64%) Network Design
12 28 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
13 26 (5.95%) Data Protection
14 25 (5.72%) Software Testing
15 24 (5.49%) TOGAF
15 24 (5.49%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 51 (11.67%) Python
2 50 (11.44%) PHP
3 33 (7.55%) Bash Shell
3 33 (7.55%) Perl
4 31 (7.09%) SQL
5 27 (6.18%) Java
6 26 (5.95%) JavaScript
7 22 (5.03%) C
8 20 (4.58%) Ruby
9 13 (2.97%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.75%) C++
11 9 (2.06%) VBScript
12 7 (1.60%) VB
13 3 (0.69%) Assembly Language
13 3 (0.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 154 (35.24%) Security Cleared
2 153 (35.01%) CISSP
3 96 (21.97%) SC Cleared
4 60 (13.73%) CISM
5 55 (12.59%) DV Cleared
6 54 (12.36%) Degree
7 29 (6.64%) CISA
8 25 (5.72%) GIAC
9 22 (5.03%) CEH
10 20 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (3.89%) MCSE
12 16 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (3.66%) ISTQB
13 13 (2.97%) ISEB
14 12 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (2.52%) GCIA
15 11 (2.52%) GCIH
16 10 (2.29%) MCITP
17 8 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
18 7 (1.60%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (29.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (19.45%) PCI DSS
3 53 (12.13%) COBIT
4 21 (4.81%) QA
5 19 (4.35%) JSP 440
6 9 (2.06%) SLA
7 8 (1.83%) BS25999
8 6 (1.37%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.92%) FATCA
9 4 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.69%) CESG Infosec
11 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.23%) GAMP
11 1 (0.23%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.23%) GPG13
11 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
System Software
1 24 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.66%) Snort
3 14 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.83%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.92%) KVM
6 4 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.69%) XenApp
7 3 (0.69%) vSphere
8 2 (0.46%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
1 26 (5.95%) Puppet
2 7 (1.60%) Nagios
2 7 (1.60%) SCCM
3 4 (0.92%) WSUS
4 3 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.69%) Icinga
Vendors
1 33 (7.55%) Red Hat
2 29 (6.64%) Citrix
3 27 (6.18%) Microsoft
4 23 (5.26%) VMware
5 12 (2.75%) Oracle
6 10 (2.29%) Sourcefire
7 8 (1.83%) BT
8 5 (1.14%) Cisco
9 4 (0.92%) LogRhythm
9 4 (0.92%) ArcSight
9 4 (0.92%) Splunk
10 3 (0.69%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.69%) IBM
10 3 (0.69%) Juniper
11 2 (0.46%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.46%) HP
12 1 (0.23%) Hyland
12 1 (0.23%) NetApp
12 1 (0.23%) Lotus
12 1 (0.23%) i2
City, London
LA International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus an excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £100,000 per annum plus an excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50000 - 60000 + Home Based + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
DP Connect
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Health Insurance, Bonus,
Posted: 17 days ago
United Kingdom
GCHQ
Salary: £25,000-£42,000 depending on skills
Posted: 19 days ago