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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 48 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 30 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.21% 2.47% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.33% 2.90% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 3
Average salary £46,250 £26,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+74.52% -35.36%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -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
474 448 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 82.29% 85.01% 77.62%
Number of salaries quoted 376 314 206
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Watford

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 42 (65.63%) ITIL
2 42 (65.63%) VMware
2 42 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (64.06%) Linux
4 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 34 (53.13%) CheckPoint
6 30 (46.88%) Office 365
7 29 (45.31%) vSphere
7 29 (45.31%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (45.31%) Firewall
8 26 (40.63%) MS Office
8 26 (40.63%) MS Excel
9 23 (35.94%) MS Exchange
9 23 (35.94%) Cisco
10 19 (29.69%) Active Directory
11 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (28.13%) DHCP
11 18 (28.13%) TCP/IP
11 18 (28.13%) VPN
11 18 (28.13%) DNS
11 18 (28.13%) Handset
11 18 (28.13%) VMware Workstation
11 18 (28.13%) Terminal Services
11 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (28.13%) Mentoring
11 18 (28.13%) Data Centre
11 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (26.56%) Cloud Computing

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (35.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 26 (40.63%) MS Office
1 26 (40.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 30 (46.88%) Office 365
2 17 (26.56%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (20.31%) PaaS
4 5 (7.81%) IaaS
5 4 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (45.31%) Firewall
2 18 (28.13%) DHCP
2 18 (28.13%) TCP/IP
2 18 (28.13%) VPN
2 18 (28.13%) DNS
3 8 (12.50%) LAN
3 8 (12.50%) WAN
4 3 (4.69%) Network Security
General
1 9 (14.06%) Retail
2 5 (7.81%) Games
3 3 (4.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (46.88%) Analyst
2 18 (28.13%) Support Analyst
3 12 (18.75%) Security Analyst
4 11 (17.19%) Security Engineer
4 11 (17.19%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (17.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 11 (17.19%) IT Security Engineer
5 10 (15.63%) IT Security Analyst
5 10 (15.63%) Architect
6 9 (14.06%) Support Engineer
7 7 (10.94%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (10.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) Security Architect
9 5 (7.81%) IT Operations Manager
9 5 (7.81%) Information Security Architect
9 5 (7.81%) Technical Architect
9 5 (7.81%) Information Architect
9 5 (7.81%) Operations Manager
10 4 (6.25%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.13%) Handset
1 18 (28.13%) Data Centre
2 16 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 13 (20.31%) Mathematics
4 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.81%) Visualisation
6 3 (4.69%) Blog
6 3 (4.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 41 (64.06%) Linux
3 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (65.63%) ITIL
2 18 (28.13%) Mentoring
3 17 (26.56%) Security Management
4 14 (21.88%) Incident Management
5 13 (20.31%) Change Management
6 11 (17.19%) Risk Management
6 11 (17.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (17.19%) Security Architecture
6 11 (17.19%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (17.19%) Patch Management
6 11 (17.19%) Security Patching
7 10 (15.63%) IT Governance
8 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
9 8 (12.50%) Coaching
10 6 (9.38%) Information Security Management
11 5 (7.81%) Problem Management
11 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (7.81%) SIEM
12 2 (3.13%) Digital Forensics
12 2 (3.13%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) C
2 4 (6.25%) SQL
3 3 (4.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) CCNA
1 8 (12.50%) CISSP
1 8 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.38%) CISM
3 3 (4.69%) CCNP
4 1 (1.56%) CISMP
4 1 (1.56%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) PCI DSS
2 11 (17.19%) QA
3 7 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (45.31%) vSphere
2 29 (45.31%) VMware ESXi
3 19 (29.69%) Active Directory
4 18 (28.13%) Terminal Services
4 18 (28.13%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (12.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) Nagios
1 11 (17.19%) Nessus
2 10 (15.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 42 (65.63%) VMware
2 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 34 (53.13%) CheckPoint
4 23 (35.94%) Cisco
5 16 (25.00%) Websense
6 13 (20.31%) HP
6 13 (20.31%) Red Hat
7 11 (17.19%) Sophos
8 10 (15.63%) McAfee
8 10 (15.63%) Tripwire
9 8 (12.50%) ProCurve
10 3 (4.69%) SAP
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