The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 121 105 107
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 99 77 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.95% 2.10% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.44% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 65 46 65
Average salary £40,000 £48,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Information Security
Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4229 3154 3095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.33% 85.96% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3259 2506 2577
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 West Yorkshire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Information Security
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Information Security Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Information Security
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Information Security
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +2 74 £40,750 -32.08% 5
Halifax -1 4 £55,000 -8.33%
Wakefield - 4 - -
Bradford -25 2 £40,750 +12.41% 1
Information Security
Yorkshire

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 89 (38.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (36.64%) CISSP
3 76 (32.76%) Finance
4 57 (24.57%) Risk Management
5 53 (22.84%) Windows
6 43 (18.53%) Management Information System
7 42 (18.10%) Microsoft
8 40 (17.24%) PCI DSS
9 35 (15.09%) Firewall
10 34 (14.66%) ITIL
10 34 (14.66%) Business Continuity
11 33 (14.22%) Active Directory
12 31 (13.36%) Risk Analysis
13 30 (12.93%) Internet
14 29 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
15 27 (11.64%) Degree
15 27 (11.64%) CISM
16 25 (10.78%) Oracle
17 24 (10.34%) Project Management
18 22 (9.48%) Service Delivery
18 22 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
19 21 (9.05%) Security Management
19 21 (9.05%) Cisco
19 21 (9.05%) DNS
20 19 (8.19%) MS Office
20 19 (8.19%) CheckPoint
20 19 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
21 18 (7.76%) UNIX
21 18 (7.76%) SQL
21 18 (7.76%) CEH

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 11 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.02%) CMS
3 3 (1.29%) Apache
3 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.29%) SAS
3 3 (1.29%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (8.19%) MS Office
2 2 (0.86%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.29%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (1.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.09%) Firewall
2 30 (12.93%) Internet
3 21 (9.05%) DNS
4 17 (7.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (5.60%) Network Security
6 12 (5.17%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.45%) SSL
8 6 (2.59%) Wireshark
9 5 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.72%) WAN
10 4 (1.72%) VPN
10 4 (1.72%) DMZ
11 3 (1.29%) tcpdump
11 3 (1.29%) DHCP
11 3 (1.29%) LAN
11 3 (1.29%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.29%) SSH
12 2 (0.86%) HTTP
13 1 (0.43%) Wireless
13 1 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.29%) DB2
3 3 (1.29%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (4.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (3.02%) Toad
2 7 (3.02%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (3.02%) JIRA
3 6 (2.59%) Subversion
4 4 (1.72%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
General
1 76 (32.76%) Finance
2 12 (5.17%) Legal
3 10 (4.31%) Banking
4 7 (3.02%) Retail
5 3 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.86%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 73 (31.47%) Analyst
2 58 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 40 (17.24%) Consultant
4 36 (15.52%) Security Consultant
5 30 (12.93%) IT Security Analyst
6 28 (12.07%) Head of Security
7 17 (7.33%) Security Officer
8 15 (6.47%) Information Security Officer
9 14 (6.03%) Information Security Consultant
9 14 (6.03%) Developer
10 12 (5.17%) Head of Information Security
10 12 (5.17%) Junior
11 11 (4.74%) Systems Developer
12 10 (4.31%) IT Security Consultant
12 10 (4.31%) IT Consultant
13 8 (3.45%) Information Analyst
13 8 (3.45%) Information Security Analyst
14 7 (3.02%) Architect
14 7 (3.02%) Business Analyst
14 7 (3.02%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.90%) .NET
1 16 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 9 (3.88%) WPF
3 6 (2.59%) WCF
4 5 (2.16%) HTML
4 5 (2.16%) CSS
5 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (1.29%) Web Services
5 3 (1.29%) WinForms
5 3 (1.29%) LAMP
5 3 (1.29%) jQuery
5 3 (1.29%) Ajax
6 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (18.53%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.60%) iPhone
3 13 (5.60%) iPad
4 9 (3.88%) RMADS
5 7 (3.02%) CESG
6 6 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.72%) PKI
8 3 (1.29%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.29%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.29%) NHS
8 3 (1.29%) VSAM
9 2 (0.86%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.43%) User Experience
10 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (22.84%) Windows
2 18 (7.76%) UNIX
3 15 (6.47%) Linux
4 6 (2.59%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.72%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (24.57%) Risk Management
2 34 (14.66%) ITIL
2 34 (14.66%) Business Continuity
3 31 (13.36%) Risk Analysis
4 29 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (10.34%) Project Management
6 22 (9.48%) Service Delivery
6 22 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (9.05%) Security Management
8 17 (7.33%) Information Security Management
9 16 (6.90%) E-Commerce
9 16 (6.90%) Data Protection
10 15 (6.47%) SIEM
10 15 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (6.47%) Ethical Hacking
11 13 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (5.60%) Business Continuity Planning
12 12 (5.17%) Line Management
12 12 (5.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.76%) SQL
2 10 (4.31%) VB6
2 10 (4.31%) VB
2 10 (4.31%) VB.NET
3 9 (3.88%) JavaScript
3 9 (3.88%) C#
4 7 (3.02%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.59%) Java
6 3 (1.29%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.29%) Python
6 3 (1.29%) Perl
6 3 (1.29%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.29%) Ruby
7 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 85 (36.64%) CISSP
2 27 (11.64%) Degree
2 27 (11.64%) CISM
3 19 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (7.76%) CEH
5 16 (6.90%) CISA
6 14 (6.03%) CCNA
7 13 (5.60%) SSCP
7 13 (5.60%) CCSA
8 10 (4.31%) Security Cleared
9 9 (3.88%) CCNP
9 9 (3.88%) CCSE
9 9 (3.88%) Security+ Certification
9 9 (3.88%) GIAC
10 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (3.02%) ISEB
12 6 (2.59%) MCSE
13 5 (2.16%) PCI QSA
13 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
14 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (38.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (17.24%) PCI DSS
3 14 (6.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (2.16%) SLA
4 5 (2.16%) CESG Infosec
5 3 (1.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.86%) COBIT
6 2 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 33 (14.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.86%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.43%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) Nessus
2 3 (1.29%) Puppet
2 3 (1.29%) Opsview
2 3 (1.29%) Nagios
3 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.78%) Oracle
3 21 (9.05%) Cisco
4 19 (8.19%) CheckPoint
5 9 (3.88%) Symantec
6 8 (3.45%) VMware
6 8 (3.45%) McAfee
7 5 (2.16%) Juniper
8 4 (1.72%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.29%) Google
10 2 (0.86%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.86%) Qualys
10 2 (0.86%) Sourcefire
10 2 (0.86%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.86%) F5
10 2 (0.86%) Imperva
11 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.43%) Splunk
11 1 (0.43%) ScanSafe
11 1 (0.43%) Citrix
Leeds
DP Connect
Salary: 30 days holiday, 5% pension, BUPA
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Circa £36,540
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50K to 65K + Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford
Three People
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + uncapped bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 21 days ago