Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 87 54
Rank change year-on-year +53 -33 +63
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 49 29 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.55% 2.02% 4.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.23% 2.19% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 46 37 77
Bedfordshire median annual salary £64,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.25% -20.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £44,375 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -9.09%

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 786 1,323 1,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.01% 91.94% 90.20%
Number of salaries quoted 721 1,153 1,442
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £78,750 £73,750
East of England median annual salary £48,000 £45,344 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.86% +0.76% -

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 +50 25 £70,000 +75.00%
Bedford +13 5 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 25 (51.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (38.78%) PCI DSS
3 16 (32.65%) CISSP
4 15 (30.61%) ISMS
5 13 (26.53%) Project Management
5 13 (26.53%) E-Commerce
5 13 (26.53%) Management Information System
6 12 (24.49%) ITIL
6 12 (24.49%) Compliance Management
6 12 (24.49%) Risk and Compliance Management
6 12 (24.49%) GDPR
7 11 (22.45%) Security Operations
7 11 (22.45%) SaaS
7 11 (22.45%) Threat Analysis
8 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.37%) CISM
9 9 (18.37%) Change Management
9 9 (18.37%) Firewall
9 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (18.37%) Degree
10 8 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (16.33%) SIEM
10 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (16.33%) Service Delivery
11 7 (14.29%) Finance
11 7 (14.29%) ISO 9001
11 7 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (12.24%) Retail
12 6 (12.24%) Penetration Testing

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 (4.08%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.45%) SaaS
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (8.16%) IaaS
4 4 (8.16%) PaaS
5 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) Skype
2 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) Network Security
3 1 (2.04%) VPN
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Marketing
2 6 (12.24%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Analyst
1 8 (16.33%) Security Manager
2 7 (14.29%) Information Manager
2 7 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
2 7 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Head of Managed Services
4 4 (8.16%) Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Information Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Security Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.12%) IT Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) IT Security Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Information Security Compliance Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Information Security Risk Manager
6 2 (4.08%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Security Compliance Manager
6 2 (4.08%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.24%) Fintech
3 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.20%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.12%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.04%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Solaris
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.08%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) ISMS
2 13 (26.53%) E-Commerce
2 13 (26.53%) Project Management
3 12 (24.49%) Compliance Management
3 12 (24.49%) ITIL
3 12 (24.49%) Risk and Compliance Management
4 11 (22.45%) Security Operations
4 11 (22.45%) Threat Analysis
5 9 (18.37%) Change Management
6 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (16.33%) Service Delivery
6 8 (16.33%) SIEM
7 7 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (12.24%) BCP
8 6 (12.24%) Business Development
8 6 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Presales
8 6 (12.24%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
8 6 (12.24%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) C
1 2 (4.08%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (2.04%) Java
2 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) CISSP
2 9 (18.37%) CISM
2 9 (18.37%) Degree
3 5 (10.20%) CISMP
4 3 (6.12%) CISA
5 1 (2.04%) CRISC
5 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (51.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (38.78%) PCI DSS
3 12 (24.49%) GDPR
4 7 (14.29%) ISO 9001
5 4 (8.16%) COBIT
5 4 (8.16%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (2.04%) PA-DSS
7 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Citrix
2 6 (12.24%) Micro Focus
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Forcepoint
3 4 (8.16%) hybris
3 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (8.16%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) Apple
4 2 (4.08%) Capita
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco