Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 90 46
Rank change year-on-year +58 -44 +69
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 51 16 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.96% 1.20% 5.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.50% 1.32% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 43 22 96
Bedfordshire median annual salary £70,000 £46,250 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +51.35% -10.19% -10.43%
10th Percentile £47,750 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £78,500 £73,750 £82,500
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%

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 785 1,216 1,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 91.81% 91.36% 92.11%
Number of salaries quoted 697 970 1,384
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £73,750
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +39 32 £75,000 +87.50%
Bedford +24 8 £51,250 +28.13% 1
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £75,000 -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 32 (62.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (45.10%) Management Information System
3 22 (43.14%) SaaS
4 20 (39.22%) Service Delivery
4 20 (39.22%) CISSP
5 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
5 19 (37.25%) ITIL
5 19 (37.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (33.33%) GDPR
7 15 (29.41%) PCI DSS
7 15 (29.41%) Firewall
7 15 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (27.45%) Finance
8 14 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (27.45%) ISO 9001
9 13 (25.49%) Citrix
9 13 (25.49%) BCP
9 13 (25.49%) Micro Focus
9 13 (25.49%) Solaris
9 13 (25.49%) Oracle
9 13 (25.49%) Change Management
9 13 (25.49%) Strategic Planning
9 13 (25.49%) Marketing
9 13 (25.49%) Business Development
9 13 (25.49%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (25.49%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
9 13 (25.49%) Contingency Planning
9 13 (25.49%) Data Centre
9 13 (25.49%) Presales
9 13 (25.49%) Supplier Relationship Management

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 22 (43.14%) SaaS
2 19 (37.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (25.49%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (11.76%) PaaS
5 4 (7.84%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (7.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) Firewall
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 13 (25.49%) Marketing
3 10 (19.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Head of Managed Services
2 11 (21.57%) Security Manager
3 10 (19.61%) Information Manager
3 10 (19.61%) Information Security Manager
4 6 (11.76%) Security Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) IT Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) IT Security Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Senior Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
1 1 (1.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (45.10%) Management Information System
2 13 (25.49%) Data Centre
3 6 (11.76%) Fintech
4 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.80%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (9.80%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Solaris
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Service Delivery
2 19 (37.25%) ITIL
3 15 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (25.49%) BCP
5 13 (25.49%) Business Development
5 13 (25.49%) Change Management
5 13 (25.49%) Contingency Planning
5 13 (25.49%) Presales
5 13 (25.49%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
5 13 (25.49%) Strategic Planning
5 13 (25.49%) Supplier Relationship Management
6 12 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (19.61%) PRINCE2
7 10 (19.61%) Security Operations
8 9 (17.65%) Information Security Governance
8 9 (17.65%) SIEM
8 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (15.69%) Risk Management
10 7 (13.73%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (39.22%) CISSP
2 11 (21.57%) CISM
3 10 (19.61%) CISMP
4 6 (11.76%) Degree
5 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.96%) CISA
7 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (62.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (33.33%) GDPR
3 15 (29.41%) PCI DSS
4 14 (27.45%) ISO 9001
5 6 (11.76%) SLA
6 4 (7.84%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (1.96%) PA-DSS
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.49%) Citrix
2 13 (25.49%) Micro Focus
2 13 (25.49%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) hybris
3 4 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (7.84%) SAP
4 2 (3.92%) Capita
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco