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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 645 740 666
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -74
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 242 152 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 148 114 162
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,950 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.69%

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
88688 86784 85798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.86% 82.37% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72364 68812 71587
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +81 215 £56,250 +12.50% 24
London +47 66 £61,500 +42.19% 9
South East -8 54 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South West -1 35 £60,000 +4.34% 5
Surrey +8 27 £45,000 -23.40%
Manchester +22 24 £56,500 +36.14%
North West +15 24 £56,500 +36.14% 1
Gloucestershire +9 21 £51,000 -15.00% 3
Berkshire +4 18 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Scotland +16 17 £50,000 +4.16% 1
Leatherhead +19 15 £45,000 -16.27%
East Midlands +40 14 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Edinburgh - 14 £55,000 -
West Midlands -13 13 £46,250 -7.50% 2
Birmingham -4 12 £50,000 - 2
City of London +4 11 £70,000 +87.91% 4
Leicestershire - 11 £50,000 - 1
Gloucester +15 8 £58,000 -3.33%
Bristol -5 8 £62,500 +8.69% 1
Hampshire -22 8 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Leicester - 8 £57,500 - 1
Bracknell - 5 £67,500 -
Reading -14 4 £48,750 +8.33%
Farnborough +5 3 £40,000 -17.94%
North East - 3 £33,738 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £33,738 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £33,738 - 1
Basingstoke -1 2 - -
Cheltenham -10 2 - - 1
Southampton -22 2 £55,000 +18.27% 1

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 192 (40.34%) Information Security
2 154 (32.35%) CISSP
3 150 (31.51%) Security Cleared
4 139 (29.20%) Management Information System
5 137 (28.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 108 (22.69%) CESG
7 104 (21.85%) Cyber Security
8 103 (21.64%) Risk Management
9 95 (19.96%) RMADS
10 94 (19.75%) SC Cleared
11 82 (17.23%) PCI DSS
12 78 (16.39%) Security Testing
13 72 (15.13%) Windows
14 70 (14.71%) Linux
15 67 (14.08%) Security Architecture
16 66 (13.87%) Finance
17 63 (13.24%) CISM
17 63 (13.24%) Degree
18 61 (12.82%) CESG CLAS
18 61 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
19 58 (12.18%) Firewall
19 58 (12.18%) Software Testing
20 53 (11.13%) DV Cleared
21 52 (10.92%) COBIT
21 52 (10.92%) Python
22 51 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
23 49 (10.29%) Internet
23 49 (10.29%) Web Services
23 49 (10.29%) PHP
24 43 (9.03%) SQL

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.41%) Apache
2 17 (3.57%) nginx
3 12 (2.52%) IIS
4 8 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.26%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.42%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
9 1 (0.21%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.42%) MS Project
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (12.18%) Firewall
2 49 (10.29%) Internet
3 31 (6.51%) DNS
4 29 (6.09%) HTTP
5 24 (5.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 23 (4.83%) TCP/IP
7 22 (4.62%) LAN
8 18 (3.78%) VPN
9 17 (3.57%) Network Security
10 16 (3.36%) SAN
11 14 (2.94%) WAN
12 11 (2.31%) LDAP
12 11 (2.31%) Wireshark
13 10 (2.10%) tcpdump
13 10 (2.10%) DHCP
14 9 (1.89%) SNMP
15 7 (1.47%) WLAN
15 7 (1.47%) MRTG
15 7 (1.47%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.47%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.14%) MySQL
2 15 (3.15%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.63%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (5.88%) Selenium
2 23 (4.83%) WebDriver
3 22 (4.62%) JMeter
3 22 (4.62%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.84%) JIRA
5 3 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.42%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.21%) Maven
7 1 (0.21%) JUnit
7 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
General
1 66 (13.87%) Finance
2 37 (7.77%) Banking
3 26 (5.46%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.20%) Aerospace
5 11 (2.31%) Legal
6 10 (2.10%) Military
7 8 (1.68%) Retail
7 8 (1.68%) Law
8 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.84%) Marketing
9 3 (0.63%) Local Government
10 2 (0.42%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 105 (22.06%) Consultant
2 77 (16.18%) Analyst
3 56 (11.76%) Security Consultant
4 52 (10.92%) Architect
5 48 (10.08%) Security Analyst
6 43 (9.03%) Security Architect
6 43 (9.03%) Security Manager
7 40 (8.40%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 38 (7.98%) Information Analyst
9 31 (6.51%) Information Security Analyst
10 28 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
11 27 (5.67%) Information Manager
12 26 (5.46%) Information Security Manager
12 26 (5.46%) CLAS Consultant
13 24 (5.04%) Software Engineer
14 21 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
15 19 (3.99%) Senior Linux Administrator
16 15 (3.15%) Test Leader
16 15 (3.15%) Test Manager
16 15 (3.15%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.29%) Web Services
2 23 (4.83%) JSP
3 22 (4.62%) LAMP
4 8 (1.68%) HTML
5 6 (1.26%) CSS
6 5 (1.05%) Hibernate
6 5 (1.05%) Spring
7 3 (0.63%) Java EE
7 3 (0.63%) JSON
7 3 (0.63%) XML
8 2 (0.42%) POSIX
8 2 (0.42%) Pthreads
8 2 (0.42%) HTML5
8 2 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.42%) STL
8 2 (0.42%) Struts
9 1 (0.21%) Symfony
9 1 (0.21%) jQuery
9 1 (0.21%) Yii
9 1 (0.21%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 139 (29.20%) Management Information System
2 108 (22.69%) CESG
3 95 (19.96%) RMADS
4 61 (12.82%) CESG CLAS
5 27 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (4.83%) PKI
7 18 (3.78%) Mathematics
8 13 (2.73%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (2.73%) Freedom of Information
9 12 (2.52%) Cryptography
9 12 (2.52%) Freedom of Information Act
9 12 (2.52%) Computer Science
10 11 (2.31%) Open Source
10 11 (2.31%) SCADA
11 9 (1.89%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.68%) Physics
13 7 (1.47%) GIS
14 5 (1.05%) Mobile Computing
15 3 (0.63%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.13%) Windows
2 70 (14.71%) Linux
3 21 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (2.73%) UNIX
5 12 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.68%) CentOS
9 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.47%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.47%) Solaris
10 3 (0.63%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (40.34%) Information Security
2 104 (21.85%) Cyber Security
3 103 (21.64%) Risk Management
4 78 (16.39%) Security Testing
5 67 (14.08%) Security Architecture
6 61 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (12.18%) Software Testing
8 51 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
9 38 (7.98%) Incident Management
10 36 (7.56%) Software Engineering
10 36 (7.56%) ITIL
11 34 (7.14%) Mentoring
12 31 (6.51%) Security Management
13 29 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (6.09%) Network Design
13 29 (6.09%) ISMS
13 29 (6.09%) Data Protection
14 28 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
15 27 (5.67%) Workflow
16 24 (5.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (10.92%) Python
2 49 (10.29%) PHP
3 43 (9.03%) SQL
4 38 (7.98%) Java
5 33 (6.93%) JavaScript
6 28 (5.88%) Perl
6 28 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 24 (5.04%) Ruby
8 22 (4.62%) C
9 11 (2.31%) C++
10 10 (2.10%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.26%) VBScript
12 4 (0.84%) VB
13 3 (0.63%) C#
14 2 (0.42%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 154 (32.35%) CISSP
2 150 (31.51%) Security Cleared
3 94 (19.75%) SC Cleared
4 63 (13.24%) CISM
4 63 (13.24%) Degree
5 53 (11.13%) DV Cleared
6 42 (8.82%) ISTQB
7 40 (8.40%) ISEB
8 29 (6.09%) CISA
9 21 (4.41%) GIAC
10 16 (3.36%) CEH
11 15 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (2.52%) GCIA
12 12 (2.52%) GCIH
12 12 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.89%) MCSE
13 9 (1.89%) VCP4
13 9 (1.89%) CRISC
14 7 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (28.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (17.23%) PCI DSS
3 52 (10.92%) COBIT
4 31 (6.51%) FATCA
5 28 (5.88%) JSP 440
6 25 (5.25%) QA
7 10 (2.10%) SLA
8 8 (1.68%) BS25999
9 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.63%) CESG Infosec
11 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.21%) GAMP
11 1 (0.21%) GPG13
11 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.21%) ARP4754
System Software
1 21 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.99%) Snort
3 12 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.84%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.84%) KVM
5 3 (0.63%) vSphere
6 2 (0.42%) NFS
6 2 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (4.41%) Puppet
1 21 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (2.31%) Nagios
3 7 (1.47%) Icinga
4 4 (0.84%) WSUS
4 4 (0.84%) SCCM
5 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 24 (5.04%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.04%) Citrix
3 21 (4.41%) VMware
4 10 (2.10%) Oracle
5 9 (1.89%) Sourcefire
6 7 (1.47%) BT
7 4 (0.84%) Cisco
8 3 (0.63%) Juniper
8 3 (0.63%) HP
8 3 (0.63%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.42%) Hyland
10 1 (0.21%) Zend
10 1 (0.21%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.21%) NetApp
10 1 (0.21%) Lotus
10 1 (0.21%) IBM
10 1 (0.21%) Business Objects
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Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £80000 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: £42,500 per annum £42,500 + Car allowance
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Salary: £25 - £30 per hour
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City, London
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 per annum + competitive
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London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + bonus
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City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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