Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 91 64
Rank change year-on-year +43 -27 +62
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 42 28 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.23% 1.84% 3.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.76% 2.00% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 38 36 70
Bedfordshire median annual salary £64,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.25% -20.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £47,125 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 883 1402 1750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 88.92% 92.30% 90.11%
Number of salaries quoted 753 1213 1548
Bedfordshire median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,550 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £79,000 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +42 21 £65,000 +62.50% 2
Bedford +6 2 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 19 (45.24%) PCI DSS
2 17 (40.48%) ISMS
2 17 (40.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 13 (30.95%) CISSP
5 12 (28.57%) Project Management
6 11 (26.19%) Compliance Management
6 11 (26.19%) Risk and Compliance Management
7 10 (23.81%) Threat Analysis
7 10 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (21.43%) Security Operations
9 8 (19.05%) GDPR
9 8 (19.05%) SIEM
9 8 (19.05%) ITIL
9 8 (19.05%) CISM
9 8 (19.05%) Firewall
10 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 7 (16.67%) Security Architecture
10 7 (16.67%) Degree
11 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
12 5 (11.90%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (11.90%) Forcepoint
12 5 (11.90%) C
12 5 (11.90%) Data Protection
12 5 (11.90%) Retail
12 5 (11.90%) Data Loss Prevention
13 4 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
13 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
13 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) SaaS
3 2 (4.76%) IaaS
3 2 (4.76%) Office 365
3 2 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) Network Security
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) Skype
4 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Big Data
General
1 5 (11.90%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Legal
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Information Manager
1 9 (21.43%) Information Security Manager
1 9 (21.43%) Security Manager
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Compliance Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Information Risk Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Information Security Compliance Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Information Security Risk Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Risk Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Security Compliance Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Information Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Information Security Architect
5 3 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Security Architect
5 3 (7.14%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.38%) BYOD
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Fintech
4 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Mac OS X
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) ISMS
2 14 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 12 (28.57%) Project Management
4 11 (26.19%) Compliance Management
4 11 (26.19%) Risk and Compliance Management
5 10 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (23.81%) Threat Analysis
6 9 (21.43%) Security Operations
7 8 (19.05%) ITIL
7 8 (19.05%) SIEM
8 7 (16.67%) Security Architecture
9 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (11.90%) Data Loss Prevention
10 5 (11.90%) Data Protection
10 5 (11.90%) GAP Analysis
11 4 (9.52%) Change Management
11 4 (9.52%) Information Security Management
11 4 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) C
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) CISSP
2 8 (19.05%) CISM
3 7 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) CISA
4 3 (7.14%) CISMP
5 1 (2.38%) CRISC
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (45.24%) PCI DSS
2 17 (40.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (19.05%) GDPR
4 4 (9.52%) COBIT
5 3 (7.14%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (4.76%) ISO 9001
7 1 (2.38%) PA-DSS
7 1 (2.38%) PMO
7 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Forcepoint
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Apple
4 2 (4.76%) hybris
4 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) Micro Focus
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle