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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 677 709 635
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -74
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 215 180 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 138 129 207
Average salary £55,000 £47,750 £59,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.18% -19.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%

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
92294 87311 92008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.99% 81.33% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 73847 71644 77513
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,580
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 2014 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 1 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 200 £55,000 +12.24% 32
South East +25 89 £55,000 +22.22% 7
London -5 46 £60,000 - 11
Surrey +11 36 £53,750 +4.36% 3
Hampshire +5 30 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South West -14 21 £63,500 +58.75% 6
Berkshire -2 19 £55,000 +22.22% 1
East of England +1 18 £40,500 -7.95% 2
North West -1 15 £41,500 +50.36% 5
Guildford +12 14 £60,000 +84.61%
City of London +3 14 £47,500 -24.00% 5
Southampton - 13 £45,000 - 1
Manchester -6 12 £52,375 - 4
Basingstoke +11 11 £55,000 -
Reading +1 11 £52,500 +16.66%
Gloucestershire -5 10 £65,000 +80.55% 1
Essex +10 8 £42,000 - 1
Leatherhead - 8 £47,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -11 7 £24,000 -40.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 6 - -
Farnborough +1 6 £67,500 +3.84%
Milton Keynes -3 6 - -
Scotland -6 6 £36,500 -14.11%
Harlow +7 5 £41,250 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £24,000 -
Glasgow - 5 £28,000 -
Gloucester - 5 £65,000 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £43,750 - 1
Yorkshire -41 4 £52,500 +40.00%
Leicestershire - 4 £43,750 - 1

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 219 (48.03%) Security Cleared
2 187 (41.01%) Information Security
3 155 (33.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 138 (30.26%) SC Cleared
5 129 (28.29%) Management Information System
6 117 (25.66%) CISSP
7 114 (25.00%) RMADS
8 100 (21.93%) ITIL
9 96 (21.05%) Risk Management
10 91 (19.96%) DV Cleared
11 83 (18.20%) CESG
12 73 (16.01%) Degree
13 70 (15.35%) Security Architecture
13 70 (15.35%) Finance
14 65 (14.25%) CISM
15 64 (14.04%) CESG CLAS
16 62 (13.60%) Risk Assessment
17 61 (13.38%) Cyber Security
18 60 (13.16%) Security Testing
19 56 (12.28%) ISMS
20 52 (11.40%) Windows
21 47 (10.31%) Internet
22 46 (10.09%) Network Design
23 44 (9.65%) Microsoft
24 42 (9.21%) Linux
24 42 (9.21%) Telecoms
24 42 (9.21%) Penetration Testing
25 40 (8.77%) PCI DSS
26 39 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
26 39 (8.55%) Law

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 14 (3.07%) IIS
2 7 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.44%) Apache
7 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.22%) nginx
7 1 (0.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.54%) MS Office
3 5 (1.10%) MS Project
4 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.63%) assyst
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.88%) SaaS
3 2 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.31%) Internet
2 38 (8.33%) Firewall
3 31 (6.80%) Network Security
4 29 (6.36%) HTTP
5 21 (4.61%) DNS
6 20 (4.39%) Wireshark
7 18 (3.95%) TCP/IP
8 16 (3.51%) WAN
8 16 (3.51%) LAN
9 14 (3.07%) DHCP
10 13 (2.85%) tcpdump
11 12 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (2.63%) Intranet
12 10 (2.19%) VPN
13 8 (1.75%) SSL
14 6 (1.32%) SAN
15 5 (1.10%) FTP
15 5 (1.10%) SMTP
15 5 (1.10%) LDAP
16 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.41%) Data Mining
2 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.32%) MySQL
4 3 (0.66%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.44%) Big Data
6 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Selenium
2 4 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (0.66%) JIRA
3 3 (0.66%) WebDriver
3 3 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) PHPUnit
General
1 70 (15.35%) Finance
2 42 (9.21%) Telecoms
3 39 (8.55%) Law
4 29 (6.36%) Retail
5 22 (4.82%) Legal
6 21 (4.61%) Electronics
7 19 (4.17%) Military
8 12 (2.63%) Banking
9 11 (2.41%) Local Government
10 8 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.54%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.10%) Advertising
13 4 (0.88%) Marketing
14 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.22%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.22%) Billing
15 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 129 (28.29%) Consultant
2 61 (13.38%) Security Consultant
3 55 (12.06%) Analyst
4 53 (11.62%) Architect
5 45 (9.87%) Information Security Consultant
6 42 (9.21%) CLAS Consultant
7 36 (7.89%) Security Analyst
8 34 (7.46%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 30 (6.58%) Security Advisor
10 23 (5.04%) Security Manager
11 22 (4.82%) Information Manager
11 22 (4.82%) Security Architect
12 21 (4.61%) Information Security Manager
13 18 (3.95%) Information Specialist
14 17 (3.73%) Head of Security
14 17 (3.73%) Security Specialist
15 16 (3.51%) Information Analyst
16 15 (3.29%) Information Security Specialist
17 14 (3.07%) Linux Administrator
18 11 (2.41%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.97%) XML
2 8 (1.75%) Web Services
2 8 (1.75%) .NET
3 6 (1.32%) JSP
3 6 (1.32%) SOAP
4 5 (1.10%) WSDL
4 5 (1.10%) JMS
4 5 (1.10%) HTML
4 5 (1.10%) REST
5 4 (0.88%) Qt
5 4 (0.88%) Spring
5 4 (0.88%) EJB
5 4 (0.88%) J2EE
5 4 (0.88%) Hibernate
6 3 (0.66%) LAMP
6 3 (0.66%) HTML5
7 2 (0.44%) JSON
8 1 (0.22%) Flash
8 1 (0.22%) COM
8 1 (0.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 129 (28.29%) Management Information System
2 114 (25.00%) RMADS
3 83 (18.20%) CESG
4 64 (14.04%) CESG CLAS
5 19 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.51%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.97%) PKI
7 9 (1.97%) SCADA
8 8 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.75%) Cryptography
9 7 (1.54%) Human Factors
9 7 (1.54%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.54%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.10%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.10%) iPad
11 5 (1.10%) Open Source
12 4 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.88%) iPhone
12 4 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.40%) Windows
2 42 (9.21%) Linux
3 15 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (3.07%) CentOS
5 12 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.97%) UNIX
7 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.10%) Solaris
9 4 (0.88%) Android
10 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.22%) HPUX
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (41.01%) Information Security
2 100 (21.93%) ITIL
3 96 (21.05%) Risk Management
4 70 (15.35%) Security Architecture
5 62 (13.60%) Risk Assessment
6 61 (13.38%) Cyber Security
7 60 (13.16%) Security Testing
8 56 (12.28%) ISMS
9 46 (10.09%) Network Design
10 42 (9.21%) Penetration Testing
11 39 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (8.55%) SOA
12 37 (8.11%) Software Testing
12 37 (8.11%) Risk Analysis
13 35 (7.68%) TOGAF
13 35 (7.68%) CRAMM
14 30 (6.58%) Incident Management
14 30 (6.58%) Mentoring
15 29 (6.36%) Project Management
15 29 (6.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (5.92%) Java
2 21 (4.61%) Perl
3 18 (3.95%) PHP
3 18 (3.95%) Python
4 17 (3.73%) SQL
4 17 (3.73%) C
5 13 (2.85%) Bash Shell
6 12 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.63%) C++
6 12 (2.63%) VBScript
6 12 (2.63%) VB
7 6 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.44%) C#
8 2 (0.44%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 219 (48.03%) Security Cleared
2 138 (30.26%) SC Cleared
3 117 (25.66%) CISSP
4 91 (19.96%) DV Cleared
5 73 (16.01%) Degree
6 65 (14.25%) CISM
7 30 (6.58%) GIAC
7 30 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (6.36%) CISA
9 26 (5.70%) MCSE
10 21 (4.61%) CEH
11 20 (4.39%) ISEB
12 18 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (3.95%) ISTQB
13 17 (3.73%) MCITP
14 16 (3.51%) GCIH
15 13 (2.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (1.97%) CISMP
18 8 (1.75%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (33.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (8.77%) PCI DSS
3 24 (5.26%) JSP 440
4 16 (3.51%) ISO 9001
5 14 (3.07%) QA
5 14 (3.07%) COBIT
6 5 (1.10%) SLA
7 4 (0.88%) GCP
7 4 (0.88%) GMP
7 4 (0.88%) GLP
8 3 (0.66%) BS25999
9 1 (0.22%) TickIT
9 1 (0.22%) BS7799
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.22%) WAI
9 1 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 18 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.29%) Snort
2 15 (3.29%) XenDesktop
3 12 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.88%) XenApp
6 2 (0.44%) Nmap
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (3.07%) Puppet
2 13 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.63%) SCCM
4 4 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.44%) Nessus
6 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.22%) Nagios
6 1 (0.22%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 44 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.82%) Citrix
3 20 (4.39%) Fujitsu
4 15 (3.29%) Red Hat
5 14 (3.07%) Oracle
6 12 (2.63%) ArcSight
6 12 (2.63%) Sourcefire
7 11 (2.41%) VMware
8 7 (1.54%) Cisco
8 7 (1.54%) Symantec
8 7 (1.54%) Q1 Labs
8 7 (1.54%) LogLogic
9 6 (1.32%) HP
9 6 (1.32%) BT
10 5 (1.10%) IBM
10 5 (1.10%) Splunk
10 5 (1.10%) LogRhythm
11 3 (0.66%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.66%) SAP
11 3 (0.66%) SolarWinds
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