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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 680 707 638
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -69
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 218 175 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 139 119 211
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -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
92333 86744 92837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 81.25% 79.04%
Number of salaries quoted 73720 71172 78538
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £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 17 September 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 17 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 +3 201 £55,000 +10.00% 26
South East +22 94 £55,000 +22.22% 4
London -2 50 £60,000 - 8
Surrey +13 35 £48,250 -6.31% 4
Hampshire +2 28 £55,000 +10.00%
Berkshire +1 23 £55,000 +22.22%
South West -23 20 £64,250 +28.50% 6
Guildford +15 14 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Reading 0 14 £55,000 +22.22%
North West -8 14 £40,750 -39.62% 3
City of London +5 13 £47,500 -24.00% 4
Basingstoke +6 12 £55,000 -
Manchester +7 11 £41,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +4 10 £65,000 +30.00% 1
East of England -12 10 £33,500 -10.66% 4
Southampton - 10 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +8 8 - -
Milton Keynes -6 8 - -
Leatherhead - 7 £47,000 - 1
Farnborough +1 6 £67,500 +3.84%
West Midlands -2 6 £41,300 -15.28% 1
Gloucester +6 5 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Hertfordshire -2 5 £24,000 -40.00% 4
Scotland -8 5 £36,500 -14.11%
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £24,000 -
Birmingham -1 4 £41,300 -15.28% 1
Yorkshire -34 4 £52,500 +40.00%
East Midlands - 4 £43,750 -
Glasgow - 4 £28,000 -
Cheshire -10 3 £27,600 -59.11%

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 228 (49.57%) Security Cleared
2 185 (40.22%) Information Security
3 158 (34.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 134 (29.13%) SC Cleared
5 120 (26.09%) Management Information System
6 118 (25.65%) CISSP
7 117 (25.43%) RMADS
8 94 (20.43%) Risk Management
9 92 (20.00%) ITIL
10 89 (19.35%) DV Cleared
11 80 (17.39%) CESG
12 75 (16.30%) Degree
12 75 (16.30%) Cyber Security
13 71 (15.43%) Security Architecture
14 70 (15.22%) Finance
15 67 (14.57%) CISM
16 64 (13.91%) CESG CLAS
17 60 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
18 57 (12.39%) ISMS
19 55 (11.96%) Security Testing
20 52 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
21 48 (10.43%) Windows
22 46 (10.00%) Software Engineering
22 46 (10.00%) Network Security
23 44 (9.57%) Java
23 44 (9.57%) Internet
23 44 (9.57%) Network Design
24 43 (9.35%) HTTP
25 42 (9.13%) Linux
25 42 (9.13%) SOA

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 20 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 20 (4.35%) IIS
2 7 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.87%) Apache
5 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.22%) Node.js
6 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.52%) MS Office
3 5 (1.09%) MS Project
4 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.61%) assyst
2 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.09%) SaaS
3 4 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.22%) IaaS
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.00%) Network Security
2 44 (9.57%) Internet
3 43 (9.35%) HTTP
4 41 (8.91%) Firewall
5 18 (3.91%) DNS
5 18 (3.91%) Wireshark
6 17 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 15 (3.26%) LAN
8 13 (2.83%) WAN
8 13 (2.83%) DHCP
9 12 (2.61%) Intranet
10 11 (2.39%) tcpdump
11 9 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (1.96%) VPN
12 8 (1.74%) SSL
13 6 (1.30%) SAN
14 5 (1.09%) WLAN
15 3 (0.65%) FTP
15 3 (0.65%) SMTP
15 3 (0.65%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.17%) Data Mining
2 8 (1.74%) MySQL
3 7 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.65%) Big Data
4 3 (0.65%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Selenium
2 3 (0.65%) WebDriver
2 3 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (0.65%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.22%) Subversion
3 1 (0.22%) PHPUnit
General
1 70 (15.22%) Finance
2 42 (9.13%) Law
3 39 (8.48%) Telecoms
4 28 (6.09%) Retail
5 22 (4.78%) Legal
6 21 (4.57%) Electronics
7 19 (4.13%) Military
8 15 (3.26%) Banking
9 10 (2.17%) Local Government
10 8 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.09%) Advertising
13 4 (0.87%) Marketing
14 3 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.22%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 129 (28.04%) Consultant
2 62 (13.48%) Security Consultant
3 51 (11.09%) Architect
4 50 (10.87%) Analyst
5 47 (10.22%) Information Security Consultant
6 41 (8.91%) CLAS Consultant
7 34 (7.39%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 34 (7.39%) Security Analyst
8 31 (6.74%) Security Advisor
9 22 (4.78%) Security Manager
10 21 (4.57%) Information Manager
11 20 (4.35%) Information Security Manager
12 19 (4.13%) Security Architect
13 18 (3.91%) Information Specialist
14 17 (3.70%) Security Specialist
15 16 (3.48%) Information Analyst
16 15 (3.26%) Linux Administrator
16 15 (3.26%) Information Security Specialist
17 14 (3.04%) Developer
17 14 (3.04%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.35%) J2EE
1 20 (4.35%) EJB
1 20 (4.35%) Hibernate
1 20 (4.35%) Spring
1 20 (4.35%) Qt
2 10 (2.17%) Web Services
3 9 (1.96%) XML
4 8 (1.74%) .NET
5 6 (1.30%) SOAP
6 5 (1.09%) HTML
6 5 (1.09%) JMS
6 5 (1.09%) WSDL
6 5 (1.09%) REST
7 4 (0.87%) JSP
8 3 (0.65%) HTML5
8 3 (0.65%) LAMP
9 2 (0.43%) JSON
10 1 (0.22%) jQuery
10 1 (0.22%) Flash
10 1 (0.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 120 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 117 (25.43%) RMADS
3 80 (17.39%) CESG
4 64 (13.91%) CESG CLAS
5 34 (7.39%) Computer Science
6 23 (5.00%) Mobile App
7 20 (4.35%) iPhone
8 18 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (1.96%) SCADA
10 8 (1.74%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.52%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.52%) Human Factors
12 6 (1.30%) Open Source
13 5 (1.09%) Data Integration
13 5 (1.09%) iPad
13 5 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (1.09%) PKI
14 4 (0.87%) Life Science
14 4 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
15 3 (0.65%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.43%) Windows
2 42 (9.13%) Linux
3 20 (4.35%) Android
4 16 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.26%) CentOS
6 11 (2.39%) UNIX
7 8 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.65%) Solaris
10 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.22%) HPUX
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (40.22%) Information Security
2 94 (20.43%) Risk Management
3 92 (20.00%) ITIL
4 75 (16.30%) Cyber Security
5 71 (15.43%) Security Architecture
6 60 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
7 57 (12.39%) ISMS
8 55 (11.96%) Security Testing
9 52 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 44 (9.57%) Network Design
12 42 (9.13%) SOA
13 41 (8.91%) Penetration Testing
14 39 (8.48%) CRAMM
15 38 (8.26%) Risk Analysis
16 36 (7.83%) Software Testing
17 32 (6.96%) TOGAF
18 31 (6.74%) Mentoring
19 28 (6.09%) Project Management
20 27 (5.87%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (9.57%) Java
2 35 (7.61%) SQL
3 33 (7.17%) C
4 29 (6.30%) C++
5 21 (4.57%) Perl
6 17 (3.70%) PHP
7 16 (3.48%) Python
8 12 (2.61%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.74%) VBScript
9 8 (1.74%) VB
10 6 (1.30%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.65%) C#
12 2 (0.43%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.22%) Tcl
13 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 228 (49.57%) Security Cleared
2 134 (29.13%) SC Cleared
3 118 (25.65%) CISSP
4 89 (19.35%) DV Cleared
5 75 (16.30%) Degree
6 67 (14.57%) CISM
7 30 (6.52%) CISA
8 28 (6.09%) GIAC
9 25 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (4.78%) MCSE
11 19 (4.13%) CEH
12 18 (3.91%) ISEB
13 16 (3.48%) ISTQB
14 14 (3.04%) GCIH
15 13 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (2.61%) MCITP
17 11 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 9 (1.96%) CISMP
19 7 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
20 6 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (34.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (8.04%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.78%) JSP 440
4 16 (3.48%) QA
4 16 (3.48%) ISO 9001
5 12 (2.61%) COBIT
6 4 (0.87%) SLA
6 4 (0.87%) GCP
6 4 (0.87%) GMP
6 4 (0.87%) GLP
7 2 (0.43%) BS25999
8 1 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.22%) WAI
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.22%) BS7799
8 1 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 13 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.61%) Snort
3 11 (2.39%) XenDesktop
4 8 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.87%) XenApp
6 2 (0.43%) Nmap
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
7 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (3.26%) Puppet
2 12 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.74%) SCCM
4 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.43%) Nessus
6 1 (0.22%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.78%) BT
3 20 (4.35%) Fujitsu
4 17 (3.70%) Citrix
5 16 (3.48%) Oracle
5 16 (3.48%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.61%) ArcSight
7 10 (2.17%) VMware
8 9 (1.96%) Sourcefire
9 7 (1.52%) Symantec
9 7 (1.52%) Cisco
9 7 (1.52%) LogLogic
9 7 (1.52%) Q1 Labs
10 6 (1.30%) IBM
10 6 (1.30%) HP
11 5 (1.09%) Splunk
11 5 (1.09%) LogRhythm
12 3 (0.65%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.65%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.65%) SAP
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