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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 636 718 787
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +69
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 323 225 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 159 154 129
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,700 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +12.24%

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
88106 89047 87460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.16% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73200 73150 69679
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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 +41 241 £55,000 -8.33% 53
London +11 83 £60,000 - 13
South West +14 52 £60,000 -4.00% 19
South East -20 52 £50,000 -9.09% 14
Gloucestershire +29 44 £55,000 -15.38% 19
Cheltenham +32 32 - - 15
City of London +62 24 £61,000 +43.52% 8
North West +14 19 £49,000 -15.51% 4
Manchester +25 16 £39,000 -32.75% 3
Hampshire +20 16 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East of England +14 15 £47,500 -32.14%
East Sussex - 15 £50,000 - 1
Lewes - 14 £50,000 -
Edinburgh +15 12 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Scotland +2 12 £42,500 +6.68% 1
Hertfordshire +7 11 £57,500 -17.85%
Surrey -25 9 £77,500 +51.21% 7
Yorkshire +20 8 £46,250 +40.15% 1
Berkshire -7 8 £52,500 -19.23%
Bristol -3 7 £67,500 +8.00%
Reading +8 5 £55,000 +15.78%
Gloucester -1 5 £55,000 -15.38%
Glasgow -12 4 - -
Leatherhead -13 4 £50,000 +11.11% 2
West Midlands -16 4 £42,000 -9.18% 2
Staines - 4 £81,250 - 3
Nottinghamshire +8 3 £67,500 -3.57%
West Yorkshire +6 3 £41,250 +25.00% 1
Uxbridge +5 3 - -
Nottingham +3 3 £67,500 -3.57%

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 285 (47.82%) Cybersecurity
2 282 (47.32%) Information Security
3 217 (36.41%) Risk Management
4 180 (30.20%) CISSP
5 170 (28.52%) Management Information System
6 158 (26.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 137 (22.99%) Security Cleared
8 123 (20.64%) Degree
9 113 (18.96%) CISM
10 109 (18.29%) CESG
11 108 (18.12%) CESG Certified Professional
12 102 (17.11%) SC Cleared
13 100 (16.78%) CLAS
14 94 (15.77%) Finance
15 92 (15.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 84 (14.09%) Risk Assessment
17 78 (13.09%) Security Testing
18 77 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
19 73 (12.25%) RMADS
20 68 (11.41%) CISA
21 60 (10.07%) ITIL
22 58 (9.73%) Security Management
22 58 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
23 52 (8.72%) Software Testing
24 48 (8.05%) ISMS
25 45 (7.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
26 44 (7.38%) C
27 41 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
27 41 (6.88%) PCI DSS
27 41 (6.88%) Security Architecture

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (3.69%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.52%) IIS
3 20 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (2.85%) Apache
4 17 (2.85%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.67%) Documentum
7 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.50%) Node.js
8 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.17%) SAS
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.34%) MS Office
4 2 (0.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.50%) SaaS
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.71%) Firewall
2 25 (4.19%) Network Security
3 21 (3.52%) Internet
4 20 (3.36%) LAN
4 20 (3.36%) WAN
5 19 (3.19%) VPN
6 17 (2.85%) iSCSI
6 17 (2.85%) LDAP
6 17 (2.85%) MRTG
6 17 (2.85%) SAN
6 17 (2.85%) SNMP
6 17 (2.85%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (1.17%) DNS
9 5 (0.84%) Intranet
10 4 (0.67%) DHCP
10 4 (0.67%) DSL
10 4 (0.67%) SDH
10 4 (0.67%) SSL
11 3 (0.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.19%) MySQL
2 13 (2.18%) Big Data
3 12 (2.01%) GIS
4 11 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.51%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.84%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.17%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.17%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 15 (2.52%) Selenium
2 12 (2.01%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.01%) Protractor
3 10 (1.68%) JMeter
3 10 (1.68%) WebDriver
4 7 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.84%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.67%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.50%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.50%) Firebug
7 3 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.34%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.34%) MSTest
8 2 (0.34%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.17%) AppScan
9 1 (0.17%) JIRA
9 1 (0.17%) Selenium IDE
General
1 94 (15.77%) Finance
2 38 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 35 (5.87%) Electronics
4 31 (5.20%) Legal
5 28 (4.70%) Manufacturing
6 23 (3.86%) Banking
7 19 (3.19%) Retail
8 14 (2.35%) Marketing
8 14 (2.35%) Military
9 8 (1.34%) Law
10 7 (1.17%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.17%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.01%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Back Office
12 2 (0.34%) Local Government
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 121 (20.30%) Consultant
2 81 (13.59%) Security Consultant
3 74 (12.42%) Analyst
4 56 (9.40%) Architect
5 54 (9.06%) Security Manager
6 49 (8.22%) Information Manager
7 33 (5.54%) Security Architect
8 29 (4.87%) Security Engineer
9 27 (4.53%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 27 (4.53%) Information Architect
9 27 (4.53%) Information Assurance Architect
9 27 (4.53%) Information Assurance Engineer
10 26 (4.36%) Information Security Consultant
10 26 (4.36%) Information Security Manager
11 21 (3.52%) Information Analyst
11 21 (3.52%) Information Assurance Manager
11 21 (3.52%) Security Analyst
12 20 (3.36%) Administrator
12 20 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (3.36%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.53%) LAMP
2 14 (2.35%) Web Services
3 10 (1.68%) HTML
4 9 (1.51%) CSS
5 7 (1.17%) HTML5
6 6 (1.01%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.01%) jQuery
7 5 (0.84%) .NET
8 4 (0.67%) JSON
8 4 (0.67%) REST
8 4 (0.67%) XML
9 3 (0.50%) LESS
9 3 (0.50%) Phalcon
9 3 (0.50%) Sass
9 3 (0.50%) Symfony
9 3 (0.50%) Yii
10 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.34%) CSS3
10 2 (0.34%) PhoneGap
10 2 (0.34%) Silex
Miscellaneous
1 170 (28.52%) Management Information System
2 109 (18.29%) CESG
3 58 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (6.21%) CESG CLAS
5 36 (6.04%) Cyberthreat
6 34 (5.70%) Mathematics
7 28 (4.70%) Computer Science
8 22 (3.69%) Cryptography
9 21 (3.52%) Cyber Attack
10 17 (2.85%) PKI
11 16 (2.68%) Security Operations Centre
12 8 (1.34%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.34%) Biometrics
12 8 (1.34%) EPoS
12 8 (1.34%) Smartcard
13 7 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (1.17%) Visualisation
14 5 (0.84%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (6.71%) Windows
2 38 (6.38%) Linux
3 22 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (3.19%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.85%) CentOS
6 7 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.01%) Unix
8 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.34%) Android
9 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (47.82%) Cybersecurity
2 282 (47.32%) Information Security
3 217 (36.41%) Risk Management
4 84 (14.09%) Risk Assessment
5 78 (13.09%) Security Testing
6 77 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (10.07%) ITIL
8 58 (9.73%) Security Management
9 52 (8.72%) Software Testing
10 48 (8.05%) ISMS
11 45 (7.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 41 (6.88%) Security Architecture
12 41 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (5.87%) Incident Management
14 33 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (5.37%) Information Security Management
16 31 (5.20%) Business Continuity
17 26 (4.36%) Migration
17 26 (4.36%) Software Engineering
17 26 (4.36%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 44 (7.38%) C
2 31 (5.20%) Java
3 23 (3.86%) Perl
4 21 (3.52%) JavaScript
4 21 (3.52%) SQL
5 18 (3.02%) Bash Shell
6 17 (2.85%) Python
7 14 (2.35%) PHP
7 14 (2.35%) Ruby
8 8 (1.34%) C#
9 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 180 (30.20%) CISSP
2 137 (22.99%) Security Cleared
3 123 (20.64%) Degree
4 113 (18.96%) CISM
5 108 (18.12%) CESG Certified Professional
6 102 (17.11%) SC Cleared
7 100 (16.78%) CLAS
8 68 (11.41%) CISA
9 38 (6.38%) DV Cleared
10 28 (4.70%) CRISC
11 27 (4.53%) ISEB
12 25 (4.19%) IISP
13 20 (3.36%) ISTQB
13 20 (3.36%) SANS
14 19 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 15 (2.52%) CEH
15 15 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (2.52%) GIAC
15 15 (2.52%) PCI QSA
16 12 (2.01%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (26.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 92 (15.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 73 (12.25%) RMADS
4 41 (6.88%) PCI DSS
5 35 (5.87%) COBIT
6 33 (5.54%) JSP 440
7 15 (2.52%) ISO27002
8 11 (1.85%) QA
9 9 (1.51%) Data Quality
9 9 (1.51%) ISO22301
10 8 (1.34%) ISO 9001
10 8 (1.34%) SLA
11 7 (1.17%) BS25999
12 6 (1.01%) GPG13
13 3 (0.50%) HMG Infosec
13 3 (0.50%) ISO27005
14 2 (0.34%) FATCA
14 2 (0.34%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.17%) P3O
15 1 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 33 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.85%) XenServer
3 4 (0.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (2.85%) Icinga
1 17 (2.85%) Nagios
1 17 (2.85%) SELinux
1 17 (2.85%) WSUS
2 4 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.50%) Nessus
3 3 (0.50%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.34%) Puppet
4 2 (0.34%) QRadar
4 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.17%) Nmap
5 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 36 (6.04%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.03%) VMware
3 19 (3.19%) Red Hat
4 11 (1.85%) Cisco
4 11 (1.85%) Juniper
4 11 (1.85%) SAP
5 10 (1.68%) CheckPoint
6 7 (1.17%) Blue Coat
7 6 (1.01%) HP
7 6 (1.01%) IBM
7 6 (1.01%) Palo Alto
7 6 (1.01%) Splunk
8 5 (0.84%) ArcSight
8 5 (0.84%) Infoblox
8 5 (0.84%) McAfee
9 4 (0.67%) Sourcefire
9 4 (0.67%) Tableau
10 3 (0.50%) Fortinet
10 3 (0.50%) Symantec
10 3 (0.50%) Zend
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Office for National Statistics
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Flexible (depending on experience) + car allowance + target bonus + pe
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
NCC Group
Salary: Flexible (depending on experience) + car allowance + target bonus + pe
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 to £80,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £75,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £74,000 - £95,000
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum Medical Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent bens
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Acumin
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 8 days ago