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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 44 68 52
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -16
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 16 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.85% 0.39% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 0.45% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 3
Average salary £85,000 £66,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.30% +55.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £79,250 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
449 447 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 79.89% 86.29% 79.35%
Number of salaries quoted 393 319 244
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 2016.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Watford

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 14 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (60.00%) PCI DSS
3 10 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (45.00%) CISSP
5 8 (40.00%) Network Security
5 8 (40.00%) Threat Analysis
6 7 (35.00%) CISM
7 6 (30.00%) Firewall
8 5 (25.00%) SSAE 16
8 5 (25.00%) Project Management
8 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 5 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
8 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 5 (25.00%) COBIT
9 4 (20.00%) GCIH
9 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (20.00%) GIAC
9 4 (20.00%) Linux
9 4 (20.00%) ITIL
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (20.00%) Security Architecture
9 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
9 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
10 3 (15.00%) Computer Security
10 3 (15.00%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
10 3 (15.00%) Management Information System

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Network Security
2 6 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Architect
1 9 (45.00%) Security Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Principal Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Principal Security Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Compliance Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Information Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (10.00%) IT Security Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Lead Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Lead Security Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) SOC Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Cybercrime
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (40.00%) Threat Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (15.00%) Computer Security
5 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (10.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Security Management
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.00%) Python
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) CISSP
2 7 (35.00%) CISM
3 4 (20.00%) GCIH
3 4 (20.00%) GIAC
4 1 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (5.00%) CISA
4 1 (5.00%) CISMP
4 1 (5.00%) CLAS
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 10 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (25.00%) COBIT
3 5 (25.00%) SSAE 16
4 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Nessus
2 2 (10.00%) Nmap
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Forcepoint
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Sophos
4 1 (5.00%) Tripwire
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago