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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 652 712 687
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -25
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 250 179 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 185 150 142
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 £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,750 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.68% -13.63%

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
92095 89576 91817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.23% 81.81% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75962 71840 78174
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +68 232 £55,000 +14.58% 22
South East +52 88 £60,000 +20.00% 6
London +33 60 £42,500 -22.72% 8
Surrey +42 56 £60,000 +14.83% 1
South West -9 29 £62,500 +47.05% 6
City of London +49 26 £42,500 +27.81% 2
Leatherhead +15 20 £45,000 -
Berkshire +7 20 £65,000 +44.44% 4
East of England -8 20 £70,000 +62.79% 1
Guildford -9 17 £60,000 +4.34%
North West +6 16 £63,250 +129.16% 1
Manchester -1 15 £63,250 +94.61%
Gloucestershire -8 15 £65,000 +57.57% 3
East Midlands +36 14 £57,500 +21.05%
Hertfordshire - 14 £70,000 -
Hampshire -25 13 £47,500 -6.40% 1
Leicestershire - 10 £47,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 9 £70,000 -
Scotland +2 8 £28,587 -32.73%
Bracknell - 8 £67,500 - 3
Gloucester +12 7 £65,000 +100.00% 1
Reading 0 7 £48,750 +8.33% 1
Bristol -4 7 £62,500 +57.88% 2
Southampton +8 6 £50,000 +3.62% 1
Cheltenham -9 6 - - 1
Leicester - 6 £57,500 -
Farnborough +8 5 £40,000 -15.78%
Essex - 5 £42,500 -
Glasgow - 5 £30,750 -
St Albans - 5 £70,000 -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 197 (41.47%) Information Security
2 181 (38.11%) Security Cleared
3 156 (32.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 149 (31.37%) CISSP
5 145 (30.53%) Management Information System
6 112 (23.58%) CESG
6 112 (23.58%) SC Cleared
7 110 (23.16%) Risk Management
7 110 (23.16%) RMADS
8 81 (17.05%) CESG CLAS
9 78 (16.42%) PCI DSS
10 76 (16.00%) ITIL
10 76 (16.00%) Cyber Security
11 75 (15.79%) DV Cleared
12 73 (15.37%) Firewall
12 73 (15.37%) Windows
13 67 (14.11%) Security Architecture
14 64 (13.47%) Linux
15 63 (13.26%) Internet
16 62 (13.05%) Degree
17 60 (12.63%) Finance
18 59 (12.42%) Security Testing
19 57 (12.00%) Risk Assessment
20 56 (11.79%) CISM
21 52 (10.95%) ISMS
22 51 (10.74%) COBIT
23 45 (9.47%) PHP
24 43 (9.05%) Python
25 40 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
26 39 (8.21%) HTTP

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (3.58%) IIS
2 16 (3.37%) Apache
3 15 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.53%) nginx
5 9 (1.89%) 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%) Node.js
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (1.26%) MS Office
2 5 (1.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.84%) MS Project
4 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.53%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (15.37%) Firewall
2 63 (13.26%) Internet
3 39 (8.21%) HTTP
3 39 (8.21%) DNS
4 33 (6.95%) Network Security
5 24 (5.05%) TCP/IP
6 21 (4.42%) LAN
7 20 (4.21%) DHCP
8 19 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 16 (3.37%) WAN
10 15 (3.16%) tcpdump
10 15 (3.16%) Wireshark
11 14 (2.95%) SAN
11 14 (2.95%) VPN
12 13 (2.74%) Intranet
13 7 (1.47%) IPsec
13 7 (1.47%) SSL
13 7 (1.47%) SMTP
13 7 (1.47%) FTP
13 7 (1.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.58%) MySQL
2 7 (1.47%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.84%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (3.79%) Selenium
2 14 (2.95%) WebDriver
2 14 (2.95%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.53%) JMeter
4 6 (1.26%) JIRA
5 2 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
General
1 60 (12.63%) Finance
2 35 (7.37%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.26%) Law
4 20 (4.21%) Retail
5 17 (3.58%) Military
5 17 (3.58%) Legal
6 14 (2.95%) Banking
7 11 (2.32%) Aerospace
8 10 (2.11%) Local Government
9 6 (1.26%) Electronics
10 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.21%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 113 (23.79%) Consultant
2 85 (17.89%) Analyst
3 61 (12.84%) Security Analyst
4 52 (10.95%) Security Consultant
5 51 (10.74%) Architect
6 50 (10.53%) Information Analyst
7 40 (8.42%) Information Security Analyst
8 38 (8.00%) CLAS Consultant
9 37 (7.79%) Security Architect
10 35 (7.37%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 29 (6.11%) Information Security Consultant
12 25 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
13 21 (4.42%) Security Advisor
14 20 (4.21%) Security Manager
15 18 (3.79%) Security Specialist
16 17 (3.58%) Information Specialist
17 16 (3.37%) Information Security Manager
17 16 (3.37%) Information Manager
17 16 (3.37%) Information Security Specialist
18 13 (2.74%) Senior Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.16%) Web Services
2 18 (3.79%) JSP
3 14 (2.95%) LAMP
4 6 (1.26%) HTML
5 4 (0.84%) HTML5
6 3 (0.63%) XML
7 2 (0.42%) JSON
7 2 (0.42%) POSIX
7 2 (0.42%) STL
7 2 (0.42%) Pthreads
8 1 (0.21%) Yii
8 1 (0.21%) REST
8 1 (0.21%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.21%) WSDL
8 1 (0.21%) SOAP
8 1 (0.21%) Symfony
8 1 (0.21%) jQuery
8 1 (0.21%) Flash
8 1 (0.21%) JMS
8 1 (0.21%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 145 (30.53%) Management Information System
2 112 (23.58%) CESG
3 110 (23.16%) RMADS
4 81 (17.05%) CESG CLAS
5 26 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (4.84%) PKI
7 17 (3.58%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.95%) Cryptography
9 13 (2.74%) Mathematics
10 12 (2.53%) SCADA
11 11 (2.32%) Algorithms
11 11 (2.32%) Open Source
12 5 (1.05%) iPad
12 5 (1.05%) Physics
12 5 (1.05%) GIS
13 4 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.63%) Device Driver
14 3 (0.63%) Mobile Computing
15 2 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 73 (15.37%) Windows
2 64 (13.47%) Linux
3 26 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (3.79%) CentOS
5 15 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.95%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.53%) UNIX
8 11 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.89%) Solaris
10 8 (1.68%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.42%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (41.47%) Information Security
2 110 (23.16%) Risk Management
3 76 (16.00%) ITIL
3 76 (16.00%) Cyber Security
4 67 (14.11%) Security Architecture
5 59 (12.42%) Security Testing
6 57 (12.00%) Risk Assessment
7 52 (10.95%) ISMS
8 40 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (7.37%) Network Design
9 35 (7.37%) Penetration Testing
9 35 (7.37%) Software Testing
10 33 (6.95%) TOGAF
10 33 (6.95%) Risk Analysis
10 33 (6.95%) Mentoring
11 30 (6.32%) Software Engineering
12 29 (6.11%) Ethical Hacking
12 29 (6.11%) Project Management
13 28 (5.89%) Security Management
14 27 (5.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.47%) PHP
2 43 (9.05%) Python
3 32 (6.74%) Perl
4 31 (6.53%) Bash Shell
5 24 (5.05%) SQL
6 20 (4.21%) C
6 20 (4.21%) Java
6 20 (4.21%) JavaScript
7 14 (2.95%) Ruby
8 13 (2.74%) PowerShell
9 11 (2.32%) C++
10 9 (1.89%) VBScript
11 7 (1.47%) VB
12 3 (0.63%) C#
12 3 (0.63%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 181 (38.11%) Security Cleared
2 149 (31.37%) CISSP
3 112 (23.58%) SC Cleared
4 75 (15.79%) DV Cleared
5 62 (13.05%) Degree
6 56 (11.79%) CISM
7 30 (6.32%) GIAC
8 29 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (5.89%) CISA
10 26 (5.47%) CEH
11 25 (5.26%) ISTQB
12 24 (5.05%) MCSE
13 22 (4.63%) ISEB
14 21 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (2.74%) MCITP
17 10 (2.11%) GCIA
17 10 (2.11%) GCIH
18 7 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
18 7 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (32.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (16.42%) PCI DSS
3 51 (10.74%) COBIT
4 25 (5.26%) JSP 440
5 20 (4.21%) QA
6 9 (1.89%) SLA
7 7 (1.47%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.05%) BS25999
9 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.84%) FATCA
10 3 (0.63%) CESG Infosec
11 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.21%) GAMP
11 1 (0.21%) GCP
11 1 (0.21%) GMP
11 1 (0.21%) GLP
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.21%) GPG13
11 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 26 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.53%) Snort
4 10 (2.11%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.05%) XenApp
6 5 (1.05%) KVM
7 4 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.63%) vSphere
9 2 (0.42%) NFS
9 2 (0.42%) Nmap
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (5.26%) Puppet
1 25 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.47%) SCCM
3 5 (1.05%) Nagios
4 4 (0.84%) WSUS
5 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.42%) Nessus
7 1 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.21%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 37 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.95%) Citrix
3 32 (6.74%) Red Hat
4 28 (5.89%) VMware
5 13 (2.74%) Sourcefire
5 13 (2.74%) Oracle
6 8 (1.68%) Fujitsu
7 7 (1.47%) Cisco
8 6 (1.26%) BT
9 5 (1.05%) LogRhythm
9 5 (1.05%) Splunk
9 5 (1.05%) ArcSight
10 3 (0.63%) IBM
10 3 (0.63%) HP
11 2 (0.42%) Juniper
11 2 (0.42%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.21%) Hyland
12 1 (0.21%) Zend
12 1 (0.21%) SonicWALL
12 1 (0.21%) i2
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Yoh
Posted: Yesterday
London
ABW Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65,000 - 80,000 + Car + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £100,000 per annum plus an excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
United Kingdom
GCHQ
Salary: £25,000-£42,000 depending on skills
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum Plus Outstanding Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 - 60000 + car + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 55000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum (Depending on Experience)
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £00000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bude, Cornwall
GCHQ
Posted: 19 days ago
Bracknell
DP Connect
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Health Insurance, Bonus,
Posted: 22 days ago