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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 644 729 686
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -43
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 248 205 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 142 145 172
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,150 £39,516 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £66,800 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £46,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+10.86% -16.36%

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
92045 98475 89909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.01% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 74373 79144 73784
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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 +53 219 £52,500 +11.70% 24
London +70 69 £55,000 -5.57% 10
South East -23 47 £55,000 +10.00% 4
North West +40 29 £55,000 +18.91%
Manchester +33 29 £55,000 +18.91%
South West -31 29 £50,500 +26.25% 9
Scotland +35 25 £55,000 +28.81% 2
Edinburgh +36 22 £55,000 +49.07% 2
City of London +40 18 £57,500 -0.86%
West Midlands -17 18 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Berkshire -8 17 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Gloucestershire -30 16 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Birmingham - 14 £46,250 -
Hampshire -14 13 £55,000 +17.02%
Surrey -15 12 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Leatherhead 0 10 £45,000 -10.00%
Bristol - 7 £51,500 - 5
Basingstoke +22 5 £45,000 -
Crawley - 5 - -
West Sussex - 5 - -
East Midlands - 5 £47,500 -
Gloucester -13 4 £50,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £33,738 -
Plymouth - 4 £60,000 -
North East - 4 £33,738 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £33,738 -
Devon - 4 £60,000 -
Southampton -12 3 £55,000 +41.93%
Wales -14 3 - -
Cheltenham -22 3 £72,500 +81.25% 2

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 217 (44.74%) Information Security
2 170 (35.05%) CISSP
3 159 (32.78%) Security Cleared
4 155 (31.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 145 (29.90%) Cyber Security
6 124 (25.57%) Management Information System
7 103 (21.24%) Risk Management
8 96 (19.79%) CESG
9 90 (18.56%) Security Testing
9 90 (18.56%) SC Cleared
10 87 (17.94%) PCI DSS
11 84 (17.32%) RMADS
12 81 (16.70%) Finance
13 77 (15.88%) CISM
14 73 (15.05%) Degree
15 71 (14.64%) Security Architecture
15 71 (14.64%) Linux
16 66 (13.61%) Software Testing
17 65 (13.40%) Risk Assessment
18 63 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
18 63 (12.99%) Windows
19 59 (12.16%) COBIT
20 56 (11.55%) DV Cleared
21 55 (11.34%) Firewall
22 47 (9.69%) SQL
22 47 (9.69%) ISTQB
23 46 (9.48%) Python
23 46 (9.48%) Banking
24 45 (9.28%) ISEB
25 44 (9.07%) Web Services

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (3.51%) Apache
2 14 (2.89%) nginx
3 9 (1.86%) IIS
4 5 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.21%) Node.js
7 1 (0.21%) SAS
7 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (11.34%) Firewall
2 38 (7.84%) Internet
3 28 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 25 (5.15%) TCP/IP
5 21 (4.33%) LAN
6 19 (3.92%) DNS
7 18 (3.71%) HTTP
7 18 (3.71%) Network Security
8 14 (2.89%) VPN
9 13 (2.68%) SAN
10 11 (2.27%) WLAN
11 10 (2.06%) WAN
11 10 (2.06%) LDAP
12 9 (1.86%) Wireshark
12 9 (1.86%) SNMP
13 8 (1.65%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.65%) tcpdump
14 7 (1.44%) MRTG
14 7 (1.44%) Wireless
15 6 (1.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.80%) MySQL
2 16 (3.30%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.82%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 27 (5.57%) Selenium
2 24 (4.95%) WebDriver
3 20 (4.12%) JMeter
3 20 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.62%) Maven
4 3 (0.62%) JUnit
4 3 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.62%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.41%) JIRA
6 1 (0.21%) AppScan
General
1 81 (16.70%) Finance
2 46 (9.48%) Banking
3 34 (7.01%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.54%) Aerospace
5 17 (3.51%) Military
6 14 (2.89%) Law
7 11 (2.27%) Legal
7 11 (2.27%) Marketing
8 8 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.24%) Retail
10 2 (0.41%) Local Government
10 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 115 (23.71%) Consultant
2 80 (16.49%) Analyst
3 75 (15.46%) Security Consultant
4 57 (11.75%) Architect
5 53 (10.93%) Security Manager
6 52 (10.72%) Security Analyst
7 48 (9.90%) Security Architect
8 40 (8.25%) Information Analyst
9 36 (7.42%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 35 (7.22%) Information Manager
11 33 (6.80%) Information Security Consultant
11 33 (6.80%) Information Security Manager
11 33 (6.80%) Information Security Analyst
12 25 (5.15%) Cyber Security Consultant
13 24 (4.95%) Software Engineer
14 21 (4.33%) CLAS Consultant
15 18 (3.71%) Test Manager
16 17 (3.51%) Test Analyst
16 17 (3.51%) Information Architect
16 17 (3.51%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.07%) Web Services
2 32 (6.60%) JSP
3 20 (4.12%) LAMP
4 8 (1.65%) HTML
5 6 (1.24%) CSS
6 5 (1.03%) Hibernate
6 5 (1.03%) Spring
7 4 (0.82%) XML
7 4 (0.82%) JSON
8 3 (0.62%) Java EE
8 3 (0.62%) STL
9 2 (0.41%) Struts
9 2 (0.41%) POSIX
9 2 (0.41%) Pthreads
9 2 (0.41%) HTML5
9 2 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.21%) Yii
10 1 (0.21%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.21%) Symfony
10 1 (0.21%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 124 (25.57%) Management Information System
2 96 (19.79%) CESG
3 84 (17.32%) RMADS
4 41 (8.45%) CESG CLAS
5 31 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (4.12%) PKI
7 19 (3.92%) SCADA
7 19 (3.92%) Mathematics
8 18 (3.71%) Data Protection Act
9 15 (3.09%) Freedom of Information
10 14 (2.89%) Cryptography
11 13 (2.68%) Freedom of Information Act
12 11 (2.27%) GIS
12 11 (2.27%) Computer Science
13 10 (2.06%) Open Source
14 9 (1.86%) Algorithms
15 8 (1.65%) Mobile Payment
16 7 (1.44%) Physics
17 5 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
18 4 (0.82%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.64%) Linux
2 63 (12.99%) Windows
3 19 (3.92%) UNIX
4 14 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.24%) Solaris
6 5 (1.03%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.62%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.62%) CentOS
8 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (44.74%) Information Security
2 145 (29.90%) Cyber Security
3 103 (21.24%) Risk Management
4 90 (18.56%) Security Testing
5 71 (14.64%) Security Architecture
6 66 (13.61%) Software Testing
7 65 (13.40%) Risk Assessment
8 63 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (8.45%) ITIL
10 40 (8.25%) Data Protection
11 39 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (7.22%) Software Engineering
12 35 (7.22%) Incident Management
13 33 (6.80%) Security Management
13 33 (6.80%) Mentoring
14 30 (6.19%) Time Management
15 27 (5.57%) Network Design
16 26 (5.36%) Penetration Testing
17 24 (4.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 23 (4.74%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (9.69%) SQL
2 46 (9.48%) Python
3 41 (8.45%) PHP
4 40 (8.25%) Java
5 31 (6.39%) JavaScript
6 26 (5.36%) C
7 25 (5.15%) Ruby
8 21 (4.33%) Bash Shell
8 21 (4.33%) Perl
9 12 (2.47%) C++
10 4 (0.82%) C#
11 2 (0.41%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 170 (35.05%) CISSP
2 159 (32.78%) Security Cleared
3 90 (18.56%) SC Cleared
4 77 (15.88%) CISM
5 73 (15.05%) Degree
6 56 (11.55%) DV Cleared
7 47 (9.69%) ISTQB
8 45 (9.28%) ISEB
9 38 (7.84%) CISA
10 24 (4.95%) GIAC
11 18 (3.71%) CEH
12 14 (2.89%) GCIA
12 14 (2.89%) CRISC
13 13 (2.68%) GCIH
14 11 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (1.24%) MBA
17 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (1.03%) SSCP
17 5 (1.03%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (31.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (17.94%) PCI DSS
3 59 (12.16%) COBIT
4 40 (8.25%) FATCA
5 36 (7.42%) JSP 440
6 23 (4.74%) QA
7 7 (1.44%) SLA
8 6 (1.24%) BS25999
9 3 (0.62%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.21%) CESG Infosec
11 1 (0.21%) ARP4754
11 1 (0.21%) GPG13
System Software
1 20 (4.12%) Snort
2 9 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.41%) XenServer
3 2 (0.41%) vSphere
3 2 (0.41%) KVM
4 1 (0.21%) XenApp
4 1 (0.21%) NFS
4 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (2.89%) Puppet
1 14 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.86%) Nagios
3 7 (1.44%) Icinga
4 4 (0.82%) WSUS
5 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.21%) SELinux
5 1 (0.21%) Nessus
5 1 (0.21%) Nmap
5 1 (0.21%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (4.12%) Red Hat
2 19 (3.92%) Microsoft
3 14 (2.89%) VMware
4 11 (2.27%) Citrix
5 10 (2.06%) Oracle
6 7 (1.44%) Sourcefire
7 6 (1.24%) BT
8 5 (1.03%) HP
8 5 (1.03%) Cisco
9 4 (0.82%) Juniper
9 4 (0.82%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.41%) IBM
10 2 (0.41%) Hyland
11 1 (0.21%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.21%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.21%) Cognos
11 1 (0.21%) NetApp
11 1 (0.21%) Lotus
11 1 (0.21%) Capita
11 1 (0.21%) Zend
Bristol, Somerset
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Energon Global
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits To be discussed
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
West Midlands Police
Salary: From £44,985 to £51,243 per annum (Management Band 1)
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
PwC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 17 days ago