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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 684 670 672
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 215 244 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 130 152 146
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £32,500 £39,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
94518 96399 86950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.80% 81.73%
Number of salaries quoted 77981 76960 71128
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
(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 -6 190 £57,500 +4.54% 38
London +12 64 £62,500 +4.16% 18
South East -41 53 £50,000 -9.09% 8
North West +7 21 £63,500 +29.59% 4
Manchester +12 20 £63,500 +40.33% 4
Scotland +17 17 £55,000 +49.07% 1
Berkshire +7 17 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Hampshire +4 15 £55,000 - 1
East Midlands +16 14 £52,500 +20.00% 1
South West -27 12 £52,500 -17.32% 4
Edinburgh +1 11 £55,000 +77.72% 1
West Midlands -2 11 £63,299 +15.08% 1
Glasgow +11 9 £30,650 -
Reading -12 8 £51,250 -6.81% 1
Surrey -21 7 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Yorkshire +10 6 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Middlesex - 6 - -
Bristol - 6 £51,250 - 2
Leicestershire +11 5 £40,000 -8.57%
Farnborough -19 5 £58,500 -13.33%
East Sussex - 5 £50,000 -
Bracknell +28 4 £50,000 -9.09%
City of London +17 4 £70,000 +55.55% 4
Birmingham +7 4 £80,000 +93.70% 1
Gloucestershire -24 4 £51,250 -2.38% 1
Lewes - 4 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire +8 3 £36,500 -
Leeds +8 3 £36,500 -
Sheffield +4 3 £45,000 -14.28% 2
South Yorkshire +3 3 £45,000 -14.28% 2

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 223 (53.73%) Information Security
2 176 (42.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 171 (41.20%) CISSP
4 161 (38.80%) Security Cleared
5 154 (37.11%) Cyber Security
6 126 (30.36%) Management Information System
7 104 (25.06%) Risk Management
7 104 (25.06%) CISM
8 90 (21.69%) SC Cleared
8 90 (21.69%) Degree
9 85 (20.48%) CESG
10 78 (18.80%) ITIL
11 73 (17.59%) Risk Assessment
12 72 (17.35%) Finance
13 71 (17.11%) Security Testing
14 70 (16.87%) RMADS
15 67 (16.14%) CISA
16 60 (14.46%) PCI DSS
17 51 (12.29%) COBIT
18 48 (11.57%) DV Cleared
19 47 (11.33%) Software Testing
20 46 (11.08%) Security Architecture
21 45 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
22 44 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
23 41 (9.88%) Security Management
24 37 (8.92%) Linux
25 36 (8.67%) Windows
25 36 (8.67%) C
25 36 (8.67%) JSP 440
26 34 (8.19%) IIS

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 34 (8.19%) IIS
2 15 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.17%) Apache
5 6 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.20%) Documentum
6 5 (1.20%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.72%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.48%) Node.js
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.20%) MS Office
4 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.48%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) PaaS
3 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.47%) Firewall
2 22 (5.30%) LAN
2 22 (5.30%) Internet
3 17 (4.10%) WAN
4 13 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.13%) Network Security
5 11 (2.65%) LDAP
6 9 (2.17%) VPN
6 9 (2.17%) SNMP
6 9 (2.17%) iSCSI
6 9 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (2.17%) SAN
7 8 (1.93%) MRTG
8 6 (1.45%) VoIP
9 5 (1.20%) WLAN
10 3 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.48%) tcpdump
11 2 (0.48%) Wireless
11 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.48%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.86%) MySQL
2 11 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.93%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.69%) Big Data
5 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.20%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.24%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.24%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (0.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Selenium
1 6 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.20%) WebDriver
3 4 (0.96%) JMeter
4 3 (0.72%) Subversion
5 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.48%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.24%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.24%) AppScan
General
1 72 (17.35%) Finance
2 30 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 29 (6.99%) Legal
4 22 (5.30%) Banking
4 22 (5.30%) Marketing
5 16 (3.86%) Aerospace
6 12 (2.89%) Military
7 9 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.93%) Law
9 7 (1.69%) Electronics
10 6 (1.45%) Publishing
11 5 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.20%) Retail
11 5 (1.20%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.72%) Local Government
13 2 (0.48%) Back Office
14 1 (0.24%) Games
14 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (32.05%) Consultant
2 98 (23.61%) Security Consultant
3 53 (12.77%) Architect
3 53 (12.77%) Security Manager
4 52 (12.53%) Analyst
5 48 (11.57%) Security Architect
6 39 (9.40%) Information Manager
7 33 (7.95%) Cyber Security Consultant
8 29 (6.99%) Information Security Manager
9 27 (6.51%) Information Architect
10 22 (5.30%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 21 (5.06%) Information Security Consultant
12 19 (4.58%) Security Analyst
13 13 (3.13%) Test Analyst
14 11 (2.65%) Senior Consultant
14 11 (2.65%) Information Analyst
14 11 (2.65%) Enterprise Architect
14 11 (2.65%) Enterprise Security Architect
14 11 (2.65%) Information Security Architect
15 10 (2.41%) Information Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.75%) JSP
2 6 (1.45%) LAMP
2 6 (1.45%) Web Services
3 4 (0.96%) jQuery
3 4 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (0.96%) HTML
3 4 (0.96%) .NET
4 3 (0.72%) CSS
4 3 (0.72%) Java EE
5 2 (0.48%) JSON
5 2 (0.48%) Symfony
5 2 (0.48%) HTML5
5 2 (0.48%) SOAP
5 2 (0.48%) STL
5 2 (0.48%) REST
5 2 (0.48%) Middleware
5 2 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.24%) CSS3
6 1 (0.24%) Laravel
6 1 (0.24%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 126 (30.36%) Management Information System
2 85 (20.48%) CESG
3 70 (16.87%) RMADS
4 45 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (6.27%) CESG CLAS
6 17 (4.10%) SCADA
7 13 (3.13%) Mathematics
8 11 (2.65%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.65%) PKI
9 10 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (2.17%) GIS
10 9 (2.17%) Cryptography
11 8 (1.93%) Smart Meter
11 8 (1.93%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.93%) Mobile Payment
11 8 (1.93%) BYOD
12 6 (1.45%) Internet of Things
13 5 (1.20%) Visualisation
13 5 (1.20%) Replication
13 5 (1.20%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.92%) Linux
2 36 (8.67%) Windows
3 17 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.41%) UNIX
5 9 (2.17%) CentOS
6 8 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.48%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (53.73%) Information Security
2 154 (37.11%) Cyber Security
3 104 (25.06%) Risk Management
4 78 (18.80%) ITIL
5 73 (17.59%) Risk Assessment
6 71 (17.11%) Security Testing
7 47 (11.33%) Software Testing
8 46 (11.08%) Security Architecture
9 44 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (9.88%) Security Management
11 29 (6.99%) Business Development
11 29 (6.99%) Data Protection
12 27 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (6.51%) Penetration Testing
13 26 (6.27%) ISMS
14 25 (6.02%) Time Management
14 25 (6.02%) Mentoring
15 24 (5.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 23 (5.54%) Business Continuity
16 23 (5.54%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.67%) C
2 20 (4.82%) SQL
3 19 (4.58%) Java
4 14 (3.37%) Perl
5 11 (2.65%) Python
6 10 (2.41%) PHP
6 10 (2.41%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.17%) Ruby
8 7 (1.69%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.45%) C#
10 3 (0.72%) C++
10 3 (0.72%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.72%) Scala
11 2 (0.48%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 171 (41.20%) CISSP
2 161 (38.80%) Security Cleared
3 104 (25.06%) CISM
4 90 (21.69%) SC Cleared
4 90 (21.69%) Degree
5 67 (16.14%) CISA
6 48 (11.57%) DV Cleared
7 26 (6.27%) CEH
8 22 (5.30%) CRISC
9 21 (5.06%) ISEB
10 17 (4.10%) PCI QSA
11 16 (3.86%) ISTQB
12 14 (3.37%) GIAC
13 9 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (1.69%) ISSEP
14 7 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (1.45%) MCITP
15 6 (1.45%) CGEIT
15 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (42.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (14.46%) PCI DSS
3 51 (12.29%) COBIT
4 36 (8.67%) JSP 440
5 17 (4.10%) SLA
6 13 (3.13%) FATCA
7 9 (2.17%) QA
8 4 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.48%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.41%) XenServer
3 8 (1.93%) Snort
4 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (2.41%) WSUS
2 9 (2.17%) SELinux
3 8 (1.93%) Icinga
3 8 (1.93%) Nagios
4 5 (1.20%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.24%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.24%) Nessus
6 1 (0.24%) Nmap
6 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 24 (5.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.58%) Oracle
3 17 (4.10%) VMware
4 9 (2.17%) Red Hat
4 9 (2.17%) IBM
5 6 (1.45%) Citrix
6 5 (1.20%) Cisco
6 5 (1.20%) SAP
6 5 (1.20%) CheckPoint
6 5 (1.20%) ESRI
7 4 (0.96%) McAfee
7 4 (0.96%) Sourcefire
7 4 (0.96%) Splunk
7 4 (0.96%) Tableau
8 3 (0.72%) Blue Coat
8 3 (0.72%) Informatica
8 3 (0.72%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.72%) Juniper
8 3 (0.72%) HP
9 2 (0.48%) Infoblox
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £85,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £62000 - £73500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £62000 - £73500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
TFL
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Boeing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago