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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 56 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 14 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.61% 1.37% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 1.82% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 6
Average salary £26,500 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.36% -3.52%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
445 275 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 82.87% 75.34% 79.35%
Number of salaries quoted 306 200 186
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £67,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 22 (81.48%) ITIL
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
1 22 (81.48%) Finance
1 22 (81.48%) VMware
1 22 (81.48%) Retail
1 22 (81.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (62.96%) Management Information System
3 16 (59.26%) CCNA
3 16 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (59.26%) Red Hat
3 16 (59.26%) CheckPoint
3 16 (59.26%) Change Management
3 16 (59.26%) Firewall
3 16 (59.26%) LAN
3 16 (59.26%) WAN
3 16 (59.26%) Linux
3 16 (59.26%) Cisco
3 16 (59.26%) Visualisation
3 16 (59.26%) PaaS
4 12 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 12 (44.44%) ProCurve
4 12 (44.44%) Lync
4 12 (44.44%) IaaS
4 12 (44.44%) HP
5 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
5 10 (37.04%) Degree
6 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
6 7 (25.93%) DNS
7 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 6 (22.22%) Terminal Services

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (44.44%) Lync
2 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (59.26%) PaaS
2 12 (44.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) LAN
1 16 (59.26%) WAN
1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
2 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
2 7 (25.93%) DNS
3 6 (22.22%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
General
1 22 (81.48%) Finance
1 22 (81.48%) Retail
2 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Architect
1 16 (59.26%) IT Architect
2 9 (33.33%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Information Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) IT Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (62.96%) Management Information System
2 16 (59.26%) Visualisation
3 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
3 6 (22.22%) Handset
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 6 (22.22%) VMS
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Vista
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) ITIL
2 16 (59.26%) Change Management
3 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 5 (18.52%) Project Management
5 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
5 4 (14.81%) Time Management
5 4 (14.81%) Coaching
6 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) Information Security Management
6 2 (7.41%) Security Management
7 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (3.70%) SIEM
7 1 (3.70%) Database Security
7 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
7 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) C
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (59.26%) CCNA
2 10 (37.04%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.70%) COBIT
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 6 (22.22%) Terminal Services
3 6 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
1 22 (81.48%) VMware
2 16 (59.26%) Red Hat
2 16 (59.26%) CheckPoint
2 16 (59.26%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) HP
3 12 (44.44%) ProCurve
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle