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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 695 709 662
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -47
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 205 173 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 147 125 174
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%

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
93506 88688 89250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.05% 81.54% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 75545 72933 75228
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 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 24 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 +15 187 £55,000 +15.78% 28
South East +4 81 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Surrey +20 44 £55,000 +6.79% 5
London +15 40 £60,000 - 10
East of England +1 24 £43,000 -4.44%
South West -22 21 £65,000 +56.62% 3
Hampshire -9 18 £43,750 -10.25%
Guildford +6 17 £60,000 +84.61%
Berkshire -16 15 £60,000 +33.33% 1
City of London +19 14 £42,500 -29.16% 2
Leatherhead -2 13 £45,000 - 4
North West -12 13 £63,250 +129.16% 5
Hertfordshire - 13 £70,000 -
Gloucestershire -2 12 £65,000 +80.55% 2
Manchester - 10 £63,250 - 3
Southampton - 9 £45,000 -
Essex - 9 £42,250 -
Scotland -3 8 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Reading -7 8 £61,250 +36.11% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £43,250 -
Gloucester +10 7 £65,000 +100.00% 1
Harlow - 6 £42,000 -
Glasgow - 6 £31,500 -
Basingstoke +11 5 £55,000 -
St Albans - 5 £70,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £43,750 - 1
Leicestershire - 5 £43,750 - 1
Leicester - 5 £43,750 - 1
Buckinghamshire -1 4 - -
Milton Keynes -8 4 - -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 194 (43.30%) Security Cleared
2 175 (39.06%) Information Security
3 154 (34.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 132 (29.46%) Management Information System
5 125 (27.90%) SC Cleared
6 112 (25.00%) CISSP
7 106 (23.66%) RMADS
8 98 (21.88%) Risk Management
9 92 (20.54%) ITIL
10 89 (19.87%) CESG
11 79 (17.63%) DV Cleared
12 72 (16.07%) Degree
13 68 (15.18%) CESG CLAS
14 65 (14.51%) Finance
14 65 (14.51%) Cyber Security
15 64 (14.29%) Security Architecture
16 62 (13.84%) Risk Assessment
17 59 (13.17%) CISM
18 57 (12.72%) Windows
18 57 (12.72%) Security Testing
19 55 (12.28%) ISMS
20 54 (12.05%) Internet
21 48 (10.71%) PCI DSS
22 46 (10.27%) Linux
23 43 (9.60%) Firewall
24 42 (9.38%) Network Design
25 40 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
26 39 (8.71%) Microsoft
27 38 (8.48%) Telecoms
27 38 (8.48%) Risk Analysis

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (3.13%) IIS
2 10 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.34%) Apache
5 4 (0.89%) nginx
5 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.45%) CMS
8 1 (0.22%) Node.js
8 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.56%) MS Office
3 5 (1.12%) MS Project
4 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.68%) assyst
2 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.22%) IaaS
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.05%) Internet
2 43 (9.60%) Firewall
3 31 (6.92%) HTTP
4 28 (6.25%) Network Security
5 27 (6.03%) DNS
6 19 (4.24%) LAN
7 18 (4.02%) TCP/IP
8 17 (3.79%) WAN
8 17 (3.79%) DHCP
9 15 (3.35%) Wireshark
10 13 (2.90%) VPN
11 12 (2.68%) Intranet
11 12 (2.68%) tcpdump
12 11 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (2.01%) SAN
14 8 (1.79%) SSL
15 5 (1.12%) SMTP
15 5 (1.12%) LDAP
15 5 (1.12%) FTP
16 4 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.68%) Data Mining
2 11 (2.46%) MySQL
3 7 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (2.68%) Selenium
2 8 (1.79%) WebDriver
2 8 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.12%) JMeter
3 5 (1.12%) JIRA
4 4 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.22%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 65 (14.51%) Finance
2 38 (8.48%) Telecoms
3 33 (7.37%) Law
4 24 (5.36%) Retail
5 22 (4.91%) Legal
6 18 (4.02%) Military
7 16 (3.57%) Electronics
8 11 (2.46%) Local Government
9 9 (2.01%) Banking
10 8 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.34%) Aerospace
11 6 (1.34%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.67%) Advertising
12 3 (0.67%) Marketing
13 1 (0.22%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 124 (27.68%) Consultant
2 55 (12.28%) Analyst
2 55 (12.28%) Security Consultant
3 51 (11.38%) Architect
4 40 (8.93%) CLAS Consultant
5 39 (8.71%) Information Security Consultant
6 34 (7.59%) Security Analyst
7 31 (6.92%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 27 (6.03%) Security Advisor
9 25 (5.58%) Security Architect
10 19 (4.24%) Information Analyst
11 18 (4.02%) Security Specialist
11 18 (4.02%) Security Manager
11 18 (4.02%) Information Specialist
11 18 (4.02%) Head of Security
12 17 (3.79%) Linux Administrator
13 16 (3.57%) Information Security Specialist
14 15 (3.35%) Information Manager
15 14 (3.13%) Information Security Manager
15 14 (3.13%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.79%) Web Services
2 8 (1.79%) XML
2 8 (1.79%) JSP
2 8 (1.79%) LAMP
3 6 (1.34%) SOAP
4 5 (1.12%) HTML
4 5 (1.12%) JMS
4 5 (1.12%) WSDL
4 5 (1.12%) REST
5 4 (0.89%) .NET
6 3 (0.67%) HTML5
7 2 (0.45%) JSON
8 1 (0.22%) jQuery
8 1 (0.22%) COM
8 1 (0.22%) CSS
8 1 (0.22%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 132 (29.46%) Management Information System
2 106 (23.66%) RMADS
3 89 (19.87%) CESG
4 68 (15.18%) CESG CLAS
5 21 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 14 (3.13%) PKI
8 10 (2.23%) SCADA
9 8 (1.79%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.34%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.34%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.34%) Human Factors
11 5 (1.12%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.12%) iPad
12 4 (0.89%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.89%) Open Source
12 4 (0.89%) Life Science
12 4 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.72%) Windows
2 46 (10.27%) Linux
3 18 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 16 (3.57%) CentOS
5 11 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.01%) UNIX
7 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.12%) Solaris
8 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.89%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) HPUX
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (39.06%) Information Security
2 98 (21.88%) Risk Management
3 92 (20.54%) ITIL
4 65 (14.51%) Cyber Security
5 64 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 62 (13.84%) Risk Assessment
7 57 (12.72%) Security Testing
8 55 (12.28%) ISMS
9 42 (9.38%) Network Design
10 40 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
11 38 (8.48%) Risk Analysis
12 37 (8.26%) Software Testing
13 35 (7.81%) TOGAF
14 33 (7.37%) SOA
15 32 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
16 31 (6.92%) Incident Management
16 31 (6.92%) CRAMM
16 31 (6.92%) Mentoring
17 30 (6.70%) Project Management
18 26 (5.80%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.47%) PHP
2 25 (5.58%) Python
3 23 (5.13%) Perl
4 21 (4.69%) Java
5 19 (4.24%) Bash Shell
6 18 (4.02%) SQL
7 16 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 14 (3.13%) VBScript
8 14 (3.13%) C
9 12 (2.68%) VB
10 11 (2.46%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.34%) C++
12 5 (1.12%) Ruby
13 3 (0.67%) C#
14 2 (0.45%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 194 (43.30%) Security Cleared
2 125 (27.90%) SC Cleared
3 112 (25.00%) CISSP
4 79 (17.63%) DV Cleared
5 72 (16.07%) Degree
6 59 (13.17%) CISM
7 31 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (6.47%) CISA
9 28 (6.25%) GIAC
10 26 (5.80%) MCSE
11 22 (4.91%) ISEB
11 22 (4.91%) CEH
12 19 (4.24%) ISTQB
12 19 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (4.02%) MCITP
14 14 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (2.68%) GCIH
16 11 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (1.79%) GCIA
18 7 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (34.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (10.71%) PCI DSS
3 23 (5.13%) JSP 440
4 22 (4.91%) COBIT
5 16 (3.57%) QA
6 15 (3.35%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.34%) SLA
8 4 (0.89%) GCP
8 4 (0.89%) GMP
8 4 (0.89%) GLP
8 4 (0.89%) BS25999
9 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.45%) CESG Infosec
11 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.22%) TickIT
11 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 1 (0.22%) WAI
11 1 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.22%) BS7799
System Software
1 23 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.35%) XenDesktop
3 13 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (2.46%) Snort
6 4 (0.89%) XenApp
7 3 (0.67%) KVM
8 2 (0.45%) Nmap
8 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.22%) NFS
9 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (3.79%) Puppet
1 17 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (2.68%) SCCM
3 5 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.67%) Nagios
5 2 (0.45%) Nessus
5 2 (0.45%) WSUS
6 1 (0.22%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 39 (8.71%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.25%) Citrix
3 20 (4.46%) Red Hat
4 17 (3.79%) VMware
5 16 (3.57%) Oracle
6 15 (3.35%) Fujitsu
7 11 (2.46%) Sourcefire
8 8 (1.79%) ArcSight
9 7 (1.56%) Cisco
10 6 (1.34%) HP
11 5 (1.12%) Splunk
11 5 (1.12%) LogRhythm
12 3 (0.67%) LogLogic
12 3 (0.67%) Q1 Labs
12 3 (0.67%) IBM
12 3 (0.67%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.67%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.67%) Symantec
13 2 (0.45%) BT
13 2 (0.45%) SAP
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