Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 47 93
Rank change year-on-year -68 +46 +65
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 153 432 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.40% 4.97% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 5.64% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 115 265 293
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -16.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £39,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,700 £75,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5493 7660 9580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.34% 88.17% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4280 5844 7481
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Reading -53 61 £58,000 +9.43% 6
Bracknell +35 40 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Maidenhead +10 11 £56,250 -6.25% 3
Newbury -19 11 £57,500 -4.17% 3
Slough -31 6 £57,500 -4.17% 2
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 61 (39.87%) CISSP
2 58 (37.91%) Firewall
3 44 (28.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (24.84%) Linux
4 38 (24.84%) Degree
5 35 (22.88%) Finance
6 34 (22.22%) CISM
7 33 (21.57%) ITIL
8 32 (20.92%) Risk Management
9 30 (19.61%) Security Architecture
10 28 (18.30%) SIEM
11 26 (16.99%) Microsoft
11 26 (16.99%) CEH
12 25 (16.34%) Penetration Testing
12 25 (16.34%) TCP/IP
12 25 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (16.34%) Security Monitoring
13 24 (15.69%) Security Operations
14 21 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
14 21 (13.73%) GIAC
15 20 (13.07%) Computer Science
15 20 (13.07%) PCI DSS
16 19 (12.42%) Presales
16 19 (12.42%) Computer Science Degree
16 19 (12.42%) Intrusion Detection
16 19 (12.42%) SSCP
17 18 (11.76%) Windows
17 18 (11.76%) Malware Analysis
18 17 (11.11%) Threat Intelligence
18 17 (11.11%) VMware

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.31%) IIS
3 1 (0.65%) Apache
3 1 (0.65%) Confluence
3 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.65%) JBoss
3 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.23%) IaaS
3 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.61%) SaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Akamai
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Office 365
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Route 53
5 1 (0.65%) Slack
5 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (37.91%) Firewall
2 25 (16.34%) TCP/IP
3 19 (12.42%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (8.50%) Network Security
5 10 (6.54%) VPN
6 9 (5.88%) HTTP
6 9 (5.88%) IPsec
6 9 (5.88%) SAN
6 9 (5.88%) SMTP
6 9 (5.88%) VLAN
6 9 (5.88%) Wireless
7 8 (5.23%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (5.23%) Cisco PIX
7 8 (5.23%) DMVPN
7 8 (5.23%) FWSM
7 8 (5.23%) SSL
7 8 (5.23%) WAN
8 7 (4.58%) LAN
9 3 (1.96%) Internet
10 1 (0.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.65%) Big Data
3 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.65%) MS Access
3 1 (0.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.65%) Redis
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.65%) JIRA
1 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.65%) Selenium
1 1 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 35 (22.88%) Finance
2 15 (9.80%) Legal
3 8 (5.23%) Digital Economy
4 7 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.61%) Marketing
6 3 (1.96%) Games
7 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (32.03%) Analyst
2 43 (28.10%) Security Analyst
3 40 (26.14%) Consultant
4 32 (20.92%) Security Consultant
5 16 (10.46%) Information Analyst
5 16 (10.46%) Information Security Analyst
6 12 (7.84%) Security Engineer
7 11 (7.19%) SIEM Consultant
8 10 (6.54%) Information Security Consultant
9 9 (5.88%) Architect
9 9 (5.88%) IT Consultant
9 9 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
10 8 (5.23%) Security Manager
10 8 (5.23%) Senior Consultant
10 8 (5.23%) Senior Security Consultant
10 8 (5.23%) Splunk Consultant
11 7 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.27%) Information Officer
12 5 (3.27%) Information Security Officer
12 5 (3.27%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.88%) Middleware
2 3 (1.96%) .NET
2 3 (1.96%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.65%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.65%) jQuery
3 1 (0.65%) JSON
3 1 (0.65%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (13.07%) Computer Science
3 17 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 16 (10.46%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (5.23%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.23%) iSeries
6 3 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.96%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.31%) CESG
7 2 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.65%) e-Health
8 1 (0.65%) EPoS
8 1 (0.65%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.84%) Linux
2 18 (11.76%) Windows
3 9 (5.88%) Solaris
4 7 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.92%) Unix
6 4 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.65%) Android
7 1 (0.65%) CentOS
7 1 (0.65%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.65%) SUSE
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.57%) ITIL
2 32 (20.92%) Risk Management
3 30 (19.61%) Security Architecture
4 28 (18.30%) SIEM
5 25 (16.34%) Penetration Testing
5 25 (16.34%) Security Monitoring
6 24 (15.69%) Security Operations
7 21 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (12.42%) Presales
9 18 (11.76%) Malware Analysis
10 17 (11.11%) Threat Intelligence
11 15 (9.80%) Project Management
11 15 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (9.15%) Network Packet Capture
12 14 (9.15%) Open Source
13 13 (8.50%) Ethical Hacking
14 10 (6.54%) Project Planning
15 9 (5.88%) Content Management
15 9 (5.88%) TOGAF
15 9 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.58%) SQL
2 5 (3.27%) Java
2 5 (3.27%) Python
3 3 (1.96%) C
3 3 (1.96%) C#
3 3 (1.96%) C++
3 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.65%) PHP
5 1 (0.65%) Ruby
5 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (39.87%) CISSP
2 38 (24.84%) Degree
3 34 (22.22%) CISM
4 26 (16.99%) CEH
5 21 (13.73%) GIAC
6 19 (12.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (12.42%) SSCP
7 11 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (6.54%) Security Cleared
9 9 (5.88%) SC Cleared
10 8 (5.23%) CCNA
10 8 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (4.58%) CISA
12 6 (3.92%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (3.92%) GCIH
12 6 (3.92%) MCSE
12 6 (3.92%) Security+ Certification
13 5 (3.27%) DV Cleared
13 5 (3.27%) GCFA
13 5 (3.27%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (28.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (13.07%) PCI DSS
3 11 (7.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (5.88%) QA
5 8 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 5 (3.27%) GDPR
7 4 (2.61%) SLA
8 3 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (1.31%) ISO 22301
9 2 (1.31%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.65%) COBIT
10 1 (0.65%) GPG13
10 1 (0.65%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (6.54%) Hyper-V
2 8 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (3.27%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.23%) Nessus
1 8 (5.23%) Nmap
2 2 (1.31%) Puppet
2 2 (1.31%) QRadar
2 2 (1.31%) SCCM
2 2 (1.31%) SCOM
3 1 (0.65%) Consul
3 1 (0.65%) Grafana
3 1 (0.65%) Juniper STRM
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.65%) Packer
3 1 (0.65%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.65%) RSA enVision
3 1 (0.65%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.65%) Terraform
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (16.99%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.11%) VMware
3 15 (9.80%) Cisco
4 11 (7.19%) Splunk
5 8 (5.23%) NetWitness
5 8 (5.23%) Qualys
6 5 (3.27%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.27%) Juniper
6 5 (3.27%) LogRhythm
7 4 (2.61%) ArcSight
7 4 (2.61%) Blue Coat
7 4 (2.61%) F5
7 4 (2.61%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.96%) Oracle
8 3 (1.96%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.65%) Apple
9 1 (0.65%) HP
9 1 (0.65%) IBM
9 1 (0.65%) SAP
9 1 (0.65%) Sun