The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 64 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 13 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.23% 0.60% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 0.78% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 5
Average salary £26,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.75% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -4.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
499 257 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 85.45% 77.64% 77.55%
Number of salaries quoted 349 188 177
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Information Security
Hertfordshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 18 (75.00%) Management Information System
1 18 (75.00%) Retail
2 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 17 (70.83%) Finance
2 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (66.67%) Visualisation
3 16 (66.67%) PaaS
3 16 (66.67%) CCNA
3 16 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 16 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 16 (66.67%) Cisco
3 16 (66.67%) LAN
3 16 (66.67%) WAN
3 16 (66.67%) Change Management
3 16 (66.67%) Firewall
4 12 (50.00%) HP
4 12 (50.00%) Lync
4 12 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 12 (50.00%) ProCurve
4 12 (50.00%) IaaS
5 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (25.00%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 4 (16.67%) Time Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 12 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (66.67%) PaaS
2 12 (50.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) LAN
1 16 (66.67%) WAN
1 16 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
General
1 18 (75.00%) Retail
2 17 (70.83%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Architect
1 16 (66.67%) IT Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 16 (66.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.17%) VMS
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 16 (66.67%) Change Management
3 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 4 (16.67%) Time Management
5 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
5 3 (12.50%) Security Management
6 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.17%) SIEM
7 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
7 1 (4.17%) Computer Security
7 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.17%) Database Security
7 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma
7 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) CCNA
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) EnCE
4 1 (4.17%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 16 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 16 (66.67%) Cisco
3 12 (50.00%) HP
3 12 (50.00%) ProCurve
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle