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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 666 697 692
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -5
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 218 214 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 135 154 152
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,400 £37,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £71,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -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
89248 96221 87010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.53% 81.95% 79.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72491 78159 71532
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +44 201 £52,500 +10.52% 40
London +80 64 £56,250 +8.17% 8
South East -33 55 £50,000 -9.09% 4
South West -23 27 £51,500 +28.75% 8
City of London +48 21 £58,500 +17.00% 3
Manchester +27 18 £37,500 -26.47% 6
North West +10 18 £37,500 -26.47% 18
Berkshire -5 16 £60,000 +2.12% 1
Hampshire -5 15 £45,000 -4.25%
Scotland +29 13 £55,000 +49.07%
Edinburgh +28 13 £55,000 +49.07%
West Midlands 0 13 £45,000 +5.88%
Bristol +6 11 £51,500 -
Surrey -15 9 £47,500 -17.39%
Gloucestershire -35 9 £51,250 +28.12% 6
Birmingham - 9 £46,250 -
Leatherhead +3 7 £45,000 -16.27%
East Sussex - 7 £50,000 - 1
Wales -5 6 £60,000 +6.66% 1
Devon - 6 £44,125 -
Plymouth - 6 £44,125 -
South Wales -3 5 £60,000 +6.66% 1
Cardiff -4 5 £60,000 +6.66% 1
Crawley - 5 - -
West Sussex - 5 - -
East Midlands +10 4 £47,500 -22.44% 2
Reading -27 4 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Portsmouth - 4 £40,000 -
Lewes - 4 £50,000 - 1
Glasgow - 4 - -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 212 (46.80%) Information Security
2 166 (36.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 160 (35.32%) Security Cleared
4 152 (33.55%) CISSP
5 149 (32.89%) Cyber Security
6 109 (24.06%) Risk Management
7 107 (23.62%) Management Information System
8 91 (20.09%) CESG
8 91 (20.09%) RMADS
9 89 (19.65%) Security Testing
10 87 (19.21%) SC Cleared
11 86 (18.98%) CISM
12 83 (18.32%) Finance
13 76 (16.78%) Risk Assessment
14 75 (16.56%) Degree
15 74 (16.34%) PCI DSS
16 73 (16.11%) Security Architecture
17 65 (14.35%) Software Testing
18 64 (14.13%) Linux
19 62 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
20 54 (11.92%) ITIL
20 54 (11.92%) DV Cleared
21 51 (11.26%) COBIT
21 51 (11.26%) CISA
22 47 (10.38%) Windows
22 47 (10.38%) ISTQB
23 45 (9.93%) ISEB
24 44 (9.71%) Data Protection
25 43 (9.49%) Banking
26 41 (9.05%) SQL

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (3.09%) IIS
2 12 (2.65%) Apache
3 10 (2.21%) nginx
4 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.66%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) IaaS
4 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.28%) Internet
2 26 (5.74%) Firewall
3 24 (5.30%) TCP/IP
4 23 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (4.19%) LAN
6 12 (2.65%) WAN
6 12 (2.65%) VPN
7 11 (2.43%) DNS
7 11 (2.43%) HTTP
8 10 (2.21%) SNMP
8 10 (2.21%) LDAP
8 10 (2.21%) Network Security
9 9 (1.99%) iSCSI
9 9 (1.99%) SAN
10 8 (1.77%) MRTG
11 7 (1.55%) Wireshark
11 7 (1.55%) WLAN
12 6 (1.32%) tcpdump
13 4 (0.88%) IPsec
14 3 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.84%) MySQL
2 17 (3.75%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.22%) Big Data
5 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (4.86%) Selenium
2 20 (4.42%) WebDriver
3 17 (3.75%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.53%) JMeter
5 3 (0.66%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.66%) JUnit
5 3 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.66%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.66%) Maven
6 2 (0.44%) Subversion
6 2 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.22%) AppScan
General
1 83 (18.32%) Finance
2 43 (9.49%) Banking
3 28 (6.18%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.75%) Aerospace
4 17 (3.75%) Military
5 14 (3.09%) Legal
6 12 (2.65%) Marketing
7 11 (2.43%) Law
8 10 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.32%) Retail
10 3 (0.66%) Local Government
11 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Avionics
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 117 (25.83%) Consultant
2 77 (17.00%) Security Consultant
3 61 (13.47%) Security Manager
4 59 (13.02%) Analyst
5 55 (12.14%) Architect
6 46 (10.15%) Security Architect
7 40 (8.83%) Information Manager
8 39 (8.61%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 38 (8.39%) Information Security Manager
10 35 (7.73%) Information Security Consultant
11 31 (6.84%) Security Analyst
12 24 (5.30%) Cyber Security Consultant
13 21 (4.64%) Information Analyst
13 21 (4.64%) Information Architect
14 20 (4.42%) Software Engineer
15 18 (3.97%) Test Manager
15 18 (3.97%) CLAS Consultant
15 18 (3.97%) Cyber Security Manager
16 17 (3.75%) Test Analyst
17 16 (3.53%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.28%) Web Services
2 32 (7.06%) JSP
3 17 (3.75%) LAMP
4 7 (1.55%) HTML
5 6 (1.32%) Hibernate
5 6 (1.32%) Spring
5 6 (1.32%) CSS
6 5 (1.10%) JSON
7 4 (0.88%) XML
8 3 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.66%) Java EE
8 3 (0.66%) STL
9 2 (0.44%) Struts
10 1 (0.22%) HTML5
10 1 (0.22%) Laravel
10 1 (0.22%) REST
10 1 (0.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.22%) Pthreads
10 1 (0.22%) jQuery
10 1 (0.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 107 (23.62%) Management Information System
2 91 (20.09%) CESG
2 91 (20.09%) RMADS
3 36 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (7.73%) CESG CLAS
5 20 (4.42%) Data Protection Act
6 19 (4.19%) SCADA
7 18 (3.97%) Mathematics
8 15 (3.31%) PKI
8 15 (3.31%) Freedom of Information
9 13 (2.87%) Freedom of Information Act
9 13 (2.87%) Cryptography
9 13 (2.87%) GIS
10 10 (2.21%) Mobile Payment
11 9 (1.99%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.77%) BYOD
13 6 (1.32%) Physics
13 6 (1.32%) Open Source
13 6 (1.32%) Smart Meter
13 6 (1.32%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 64 (14.13%) Linux
2 47 (10.38%) Windows
3 16 (3.53%) UNIX
4 10 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.88%) Solaris
5 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.44%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.44%) CentOS
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (46.80%) Information Security
2 149 (32.89%) Cyber Security
3 109 (24.06%) Risk Management
4 89 (19.65%) Security Testing
5 76 (16.78%) Risk Assessment
6 73 (16.11%) Security Architecture
7 65 (14.35%) Software Testing
8 62 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (11.92%) ITIL
10 44 (9.71%) Data Protection
11 36 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (7.51%) Incident Management
13 33 (7.28%) Time Management
14 31 (6.84%) Network Design
14 31 (6.84%) Security Management
14 31 (6.84%) Mentoring
15 26 (5.74%) Software Engineering
16 25 (5.52%) ISMS
17 23 (5.08%) Vulnerability Management
18 22 (4.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.05%) SQL
2 38 (8.39%) Java
3 35 (7.73%) Python
4 30 (6.62%) PHP
5 29 (6.40%) C
6 25 (5.52%) JavaScript
7 19 (4.19%) Ruby
8 15 (3.31%) Bash Shell
9 14 (3.09%) Perl
10 10 (2.21%) C++
11 3 (0.66%) C#
11 3 (0.66%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 160 (35.32%) Security Cleared
2 152 (33.55%) CISSP
3 87 (19.21%) SC Cleared
4 86 (18.98%) CISM
5 75 (16.56%) Degree
6 54 (11.92%) DV Cleared
7 51 (11.26%) CISA
8 47 (10.38%) ISTQB
9 45 (9.93%) ISEB
10 20 (4.42%) GIAC
11 16 (3.53%) CRISC
12 15 (3.31%) CEH
13 14 (3.09%) GCIA
14 13 (2.87%) GCIH
15 11 (2.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 6 (1.32%) MBA
16 6 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (1.32%) PCI QSA
17 5 (1.10%) ISACA
18 4 (0.88%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (36.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (16.34%) PCI DSS
3 51 (11.26%) COBIT
4 40 (8.83%) FATCA
5 36 (7.95%) JSP 440
6 18 (3.97%) QA
7 6 (1.32%) SLA
8 5 (1.10%) BS25999
9 3 (0.66%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.22%) ARP4754
System Software
1 18 (3.97%) Snort
2 3 (0.66%) XenServer
2 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (2.21%) Puppet
2 8 (1.77%) Nagios
2 8 (1.77%) Icinga
3 3 (0.66%) WSUS
4 2 (0.44%) SELinux
5 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.22%) Nessus
5 1 (0.22%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.22%) Nmap
Vendors
1 18 (3.97%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.09%) Red Hat
3 6 (1.32%) VMware
3 6 (1.32%) Oracle
4 5 (1.10%) Sourcefire
5 4 (0.88%) HP
6 3 (0.66%) Cisco
6 3 (0.66%) Juniper
6 3 (0.66%) Citrix
6 3 (0.66%) CheckPoint
6 3 (0.66%) BT
7 2 (0.44%) IBM
8 1 (0.22%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.22%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.22%) Capita
8 1 (0.22%) IronPort
8 1 (0.22%) Cognos
8 1 (0.22%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.22%) Hyland
8 1 (0.22%) Blue Coat
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
D P Connect
Salary: Bonus, Pension, Health Care
Posted: 22 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £45k - £65k plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £45k - £65k plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £45k - £65k plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £45k - £65k plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £45k - £65k plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + 20% bonus, 25 days a/l, Free Parking + Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acumin
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive salaries and excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago