The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security 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 Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 34 68 53
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -15
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 46 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 8.35% 2.22% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.79% 2.53% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 1
Average salary £46,250 £26,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+74.52% -33.75%
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
Information Security
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
470 513 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 85.30% 87.69% 79.75%
Number of salaries quoted 355 362 192
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,200 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Information Security
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Watford region.

Information Security Salary Trend in Watford

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Watford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Watford

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Information Security 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 Security.

1 47 (70.15%) Windows
2 42 (62.69%) ITIL
2 42 (62.69%) VMware
2 42 (62.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (61.19%) Linux
4 39 (58.21%) Microsoft
5 33 (49.25%) CheckPoint
6 30 (44.78%) Office 365
7 29 (43.28%) vSphere
7 29 (43.28%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (43.28%) Firewall
8 26 (38.81%) MS Office
8 26 (38.81%) MS Excel
9 23 (34.33%) MS Exchange
10 22 (32.84%) Cisco
11 20 (29.85%) Security Management
12 19 (28.36%) Management Information System
12 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
13 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (26.87%) DHCP
13 18 (26.87%) TCP/IP
13 18 (26.87%) VPN
13 18 (26.87%) DNS
13 18 (26.87%) Terminal Services
13 18 (26.87%) Handset
13 18 (26.87%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (26.87%) Mentoring
13 18 (26.87%) Data Centre
13 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2008

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Information Security 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 Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (34.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.97%) Apache
Applications
1 26 (38.81%) MS Office
1 26 (38.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 30 (44.78%) Office 365
2 17 (25.37%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (25.37%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (19.40%) PaaS
4 5 (7.46%) IaaS
5 4 (5.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.28%) Firewall
2 18 (26.87%) DHCP
2 18 (26.87%) TCP/IP
2 18 (26.87%) VPN
2 18 (26.87%) DNS
3 8 (11.94%) LAN
3 8 (11.94%) WAN
4 4 (5.97%) Network Security
General
1 8 (11.94%) Retail
2 5 (7.46%) Games
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Analyst
2 18 (26.87%) Support Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Security Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) Security Engineer
4 11 (16.42%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (16.42%) IT Security Engineer
4 11 (16.42%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) Architect
6 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
6 9 (13.43%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (10.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (8.96%) Information Manager
8 6 (8.96%) Information Security Manager
8 6 (8.96%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 6 (8.96%) Security Manager
9 5 (7.46%) IT Operations Manager
9 5 (7.46%) Information Security Architect
9 5 (7.46%) Security Architect
9 5 (7.46%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.36%) Management Information System
2 18 (26.87%) Handset
2 18 (26.87%) Data Centre
3 13 (19.40%) Mathematics
4 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.46%) Visualisation
6 3 (4.48%) Blog
6 3 (4.48%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 47 (70.15%) Windows
2 41 (61.19%) Linux
3 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (26.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.46%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (62.69%) ITIL
2 20 (29.85%) Security Management
3 18 (26.87%) Mentoring
4 13 (19.40%) Change Management
4 13 (19.40%) Incident Management
5 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 11 (16.42%) Risk Management
5 11 (16.42%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (16.42%) Security Architecture
5 11 (16.42%) Patch Management
5 11 (16.42%) Security Patching
6 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
6 9 (13.43%) Information Security Management
6 9 (13.43%) IT Governance
7 8 (11.94%) Coaching
8 5 (7.46%) SIEM
8 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
8 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.97%) Security Testing
9 4 (5.97%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) C
2 4 (5.97%) SQL
3 3 (4.48%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) CISSP
2 9 (13.43%) CISM
3 8 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (11.94%) CCNA
4 4 (5.97%) CISA
4 4 (5.97%) CISMP
5 3 (4.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) PCI DSS
2 11 (16.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (16.42%) QA
System Software
1 42 (62.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (43.28%) vSphere
2 29 (43.28%) VMware ESXi
3 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
4 18 (26.87%) Terminal Services
4 18 (26.87%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (11.94%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) Nagios
1 11 (16.42%) Nessus
2 9 (13.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 42 (62.69%) VMware
2 39 (58.21%) Microsoft
3 33 (49.25%) CheckPoint
4 22 (32.84%) Cisco
5 15 (22.39%) Websense
6 13 (19.40%) HP
6 13 (19.40%) Red Hat
7 11 (16.42%) Sophos
8 9 (13.43%) McAfee
8 9 (13.43%) Tripwire
9 8 (11.94%) ProCurve
10 3 (4.48%) SAP
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