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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 701 692 657
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -35
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 192 241 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 124 148 171
Average salary £53,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £34,250 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,700 £78,250 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%

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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -22 172 £52,500 -4.54% 36
South East -48 55 £50,000 -9.09% 6
London +36 53 £57,500 -4.16% 20
North West -5 18 £62,750 +26.76%
Berkshire -8 18 £56,250 +2.27% 1
Manchester +7 17 £62,750 +28.06%
South West -8 17 £52,500 -17.32% 4
Hampshire -16 15 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Scotland +17 13 £47,000 +27.39%
East Sussex - 13 £50,000 -
City of London +18 12 £68,750 +52.77% 6
Reading -5 10 £55,000 - 1
Lewes - 9 £50,000 -
Glasgow +18 8 £30,650 -
Edinburgh 0 8 £55,000 +49.07%
West Midlands -10 8 - -
East Midlands +6 7 £52,500 -16.00%
Bristol -5 7 £50,750 - 1
Gloucestershire -12 6 £63,500 -5.92% 3
Surrey -12 6 £51,250 -6.81% 2
Portsmouth - 6 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire +7 4 £45,000 -14.28% 2
East of England -8 4 £57,500 +27.77% 4
Bracknell +15 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Wales -2 3 £60,000 -7.69%
Birmingham -6 3 - -
South Wales -8 3 £60,000 -7.69%
Guildford -9 3 £52,500 +10.52%
Cardiff -10 3 £60,000 -7.69%
Gloucester - 3 £63,500 -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 215 (48.21%) Information Security
2 186 (41.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 166 (37.22%) Cyber Security
4 160 (35.87%) Security Cleared
4 160 (35.87%) CISSP
5 113 (25.34%) Management Information System
6 110 (24.66%) Risk Management
7 96 (21.52%) CISM
7 96 (21.52%) Security Testing
8 95 (21.30%) Degree
9 85 (19.06%) SC Cleared
10 83 (18.61%) Finance
10 83 (18.61%) Risk Assessment
11 82 (18.39%) RMADS
12 81 (18.16%) CESG
13 74 (16.59%) ITIL
14 73 (16.37%) Software Testing
15 67 (15.02%) PCI DSS
16 62 (13.90%) CISA
17 52 (11.66%) Security Architecture
18 51 (11.43%) COBIT
19 49 (10.99%) DV Cleared
19 49 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
20 48 (10.76%) ISEB
21 46 (10.31%) Banking
22 44 (9.87%) Linux
22 44 (9.87%) JSP 440
23 43 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
24 42 (9.42%) ISTQB
25 39 (8.74%) FATCA

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (6.73%) IIS
2 10 (2.24%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.12%) Apache
4 5 (1.12%) ArcGIS
4 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.45%) Documentum
6 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.22%) SAS
7 1 (0.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.12%) MS Office
3 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.45%) SaaS
3 1 (0.22%) PaaS
3 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.38%) LAN
1 24 (5.38%) Firewall
2 21 (4.71%) Internet
3 16 (3.59%) WAN
4 15 (3.36%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.91%) Network Security
6 12 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (2.47%) LDAP
8 9 (2.02%) VPN
8 9 (2.02%) SNMP
8 9 (2.02%) iSCSI
8 9 (2.02%) SAN
9 8 (1.79%) WLAN
9 8 (1.79%) MRTG
10 5 (1.12%) VoIP
11 4 (0.90%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.67%) Wireless
12 3 (0.67%) tcpdump
13 2 (0.45%) ATM
14 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.16%) MySQL
2 16 (3.59%) MongoDB
3 10 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.12%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.67%) Big Data
7 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (2.91%) Selenium
2 12 (2.69%) WebDriver
3 10 (2.24%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.79%) JMeter
5 4 (0.90%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.67%) Maven
6 3 (0.67%) Subversion
6 3 (0.67%) JUnit
6 3 (0.67%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.67%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.22%) AppScan
8 1 (0.22%) PHPUnit
General
1 83 (18.61%) Finance
2 46 (10.31%) Banking
3 28 (6.28%) Legal
3 28 (6.28%) Telecoms
4 25 (5.61%) Aerospace
5 17 (3.81%) Military
6 14 (3.14%) Marketing
7 11 (2.47%) Law
7 11 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.35%) Publishing
9 5 (1.12%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.90%) Retail
10 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.67%) Electronics
11 3 (0.67%) Local Government
12 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.45%) Back Office
13 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Games
13 1 (0.22%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 137 (30.72%) Consultant
2 95 (21.30%) Security Consultant
3 62 (13.90%) Security Manager
4 57 (12.78%) Analyst
5 55 (12.33%) Architect
6 48 (10.76%) Security Architect
7 38 (8.52%) Information Manager
8 37 (8.30%) Information Security Manager
9 31 (6.95%) Information Security Consultant
9 31 (6.95%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 29 (6.50%) Cyber Security Consultant
11 27 (6.05%) Information Architect
12 22 (4.93%) Test Analyst
12 22 (4.93%) Security Analyst
13 16 (3.59%) Test Manager
14 13 (2.91%) Senior Consultant
14 13 (2.91%) Test Leader
15 12 (2.69%) Information Analyst
15 12 (2.69%) Cyber Security Manager
15 12 (2.69%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.40%) JSP
2 12 (2.69%) Web Services
3 10 (2.24%) LAMP
4 7 (1.57%) HTML
4 7 (1.57%) CSS
5 6 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (1.12%) Hibernate
6 5 (1.12%) Spring
6 5 (1.12%) Java EE
7 4 (0.90%) JSON
7 4 (0.90%) .NET
8 3 (0.67%) XML
8 3 (0.67%) jQuery
9 2 (0.45%) Symfony
9 2 (0.45%) Middleware
9 2 (0.45%) SOAP
9 2 (0.45%) STL
9 2 (0.45%) Struts
9 2 (0.45%) REST
9 2 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 113 (25.34%) Management Information System
2 82 (18.39%) RMADS
3 81 (18.16%) CESG
4 43 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (6.28%) CESG CLAS
6 20 (4.48%) SCADA
7 15 (3.36%) Mathematics
8 13 (2.91%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (2.69%) Cryptography
10 11 (2.47%) PKI
10 11 (2.47%) Mobile Payment
11 10 (2.24%) Computer Science
12 9 (2.02%) GIS
13 8 (1.79%) Smart Meter
13 8 (1.79%) BYOD
14 6 (1.35%) Internet of Things
14 6 (1.35%) Algorithms
14 6 (1.35%) Streaming Video
14 6 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
15 5 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.87%) Linux
2 39 (8.74%) Windows
3 18 (4.04%) UNIX
4 12 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.12%) CentOS
7 3 (0.67%) Solaris
8 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (48.21%) Information Security
2 166 (37.22%) Cyber Security
3 110 (24.66%) Risk Management
4 96 (21.52%) Security Testing
5 83 (18.61%) Risk Assessment
6 74 (16.59%) ITIL
7 73 (16.37%) Software Testing
8 52 (11.66%) Security Architecture
9 49 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (7.85%) Data Protection
10 35 (7.85%) Mentoring
11 34 (7.62%) Security Management
12 30 (6.73%) Time Management
13 28 (6.28%) Business Development
13 28 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (6.28%) Network Design
14 27 (6.05%) ISMS
15 23 (5.16%) Incident Management
16 22 (4.93%) Penetration Testing
17 21 (4.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.40%) C
1 33 (7.40%) SQL
2 31 (6.95%) Java
3 14 (3.14%) JavaScript
3 14 (3.14%) Python
3 14 (3.14%) PHP
4 11 (2.47%) Ruby
5 7 (1.57%) Perl
5 7 (1.57%) C#
6 6 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.12%) C++
8 3 (0.67%) Scala
9 2 (0.45%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.45%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 160 (35.87%) CISSP
1 160 (35.87%) Security Cleared
2 96 (21.52%) CISM
3 95 (21.30%) Degree
4 85 (19.06%) SC Cleared
5 62 (13.90%) CISA
6 49 (10.99%) DV Cleared
7 48 (10.76%) ISEB
8 42 (9.42%) ISTQB
9 21 (4.71%) CRISC
10 20 (4.48%) CEH
11 14 (3.14%) PCI QSA
12 12 (2.69%) GIAC
13 8 (1.79%) GCIA
14 7 (1.57%) GCIH
14 7 (1.57%) MBA
15 6 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (1.12%) MCITP
16 5 (1.12%) ISACA
16 5 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (41.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (15.02%) PCI DSS
3 51 (11.43%) COBIT
4 44 (9.87%) JSP 440
5 39 (8.74%) FATCA
6 15 (3.36%) SLA
7 13 (2.91%) QA
8 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.45%) BS25999
9 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.22%) ARP4754
System Software
1 10 (2.24%) Snort
2 9 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.35%) XenServer
4 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.79%) Nagios
1 8 (1.79%) Icinga
2 6 (1.35%) WSUS
3 5 (1.12%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.12%) SELinux
4 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) Nessus
4 1 (0.22%) Nmap
4 1 (0.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 25 (5.61%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.71%) Oracle
3 12 (2.69%) VMware
4 5 (1.12%) ESRI
4 5 (1.12%) Red Hat
4 5 (1.12%) IBM
4 5 (1.12%) HP
4 5 (1.12%) Citrix
5 3 (0.67%) Cisco
5 3 (0.67%) Informatica
5 3 (0.67%) Ab Initio
5 3 (0.67%) Sourcefire
5 3 (0.67%) Tableau
6 2 (0.45%) Splunk
6 2 (0.45%) McAfee
7 1 (0.22%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.22%) Hyland
7 1 (0.22%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.22%) SAP
7 1 (0.22%) Cognos
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 540% bonus, car allow, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £85,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000-£70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago