Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 100 48
Rank change year-on-year +44 -52 +43
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 267 176 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.43% 2.76% 4.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.81% 3.12% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 204 119 252
Berkshire median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £43,750 £35,000 £39,500
90th Percentile £89,250 £77,500 £75,000
South East median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 5,549 5,641 7,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 92.02% 88.54% 90.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4,305 4,421 5,903
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% -3.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 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
Maidenhead +28 144 £57,500 -2.13% 6
Reading -6 60 £67,500 +32.35% 12
Bracknell -37 14 £55,000 - 1
Slough -5 11 £60,000 -0.83% 1
Newbury +6 1 £50,000 -11.11% 1
Thatcham - 1 £41,000 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 99 (37.08%) CISSP
2 91 (34.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 84 (31.46%) Logistics
4 67 (25.09%) CISM
4 67 (25.09%) Cybersecurity
5 50 (18.73%) SIEM
6 47 (17.60%) Incident Management
7 45 (16.85%) Legal
8 44 (16.48%) Windows
9 43 (16.10%) Management Information System
10 42 (15.73%) Linux
10 42 (15.73%) OWASP
10 42 (15.73%) SANS
10 42 (15.73%) Security Operations
11 40 (14.98%) Firewall
11 40 (14.98%) Risk Management
12 39 (14.61%) Security Operations Centre
13 37 (13.86%) Degree
13 37 (13.86%) Problem Management
14 36 (13.48%) Vulnerability Management
15 34 (12.73%) Microsoft
16 32 (11.99%) Computer Science
16 32 (11.99%) Root Cause Analysis
16 32 (11.99%) Customer Engagement
17 31 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (11.24%) CISA
19 29 (10.86%) CRISC
20 28 (10.49%) ITIL
21 27 (10.11%) PKI
22 26 (9.74%) Network Security

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 14 (5.24%) IIS
2 8 (3.00%) Apache
3 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (5.62%) IaaS
4 14 (5.24%) SaaS
5 13 (4.87%) Office 365
6 10 (3.75%) PaaS
7 5 (1.87%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (1.12%) Akamai
8 3 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.37%) GitHub
9 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.98%) Firewall
2 26 (9.74%) Network Security
3 21 (7.87%) DNS
4 14 (5.24%) LAN
4 14 (5.24%) WAN
5 11 (4.12%) VPN
6 10 (3.75%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.37%) SCCP
8 5 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.87%) IPsec
8 5 (1.87%) SNMP
8 5 (1.87%) SSL
9 4 (1.50%) Internet
10 2 (0.75%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.75%) SAN
11 1 (0.37%) DMVPN
11 1 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.37%) IPv4
11 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.87%) DB2
3 4 (1.50%) Big Data
4 3 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) HBase
6 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 45 (16.85%) Legal
2 18 (6.74%) Finance
3 10 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.87%) Banking
5 5 (1.87%) Games
6 4 (1.50%) Retail
7 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (33.71%) Analyst
2 43 (16.10%) Security Analyst
3 29 (10.86%) SOC Analyst
4 27 (10.11%) Consultant
5 26 (9.74%) Information Analyst
5 26 (9.74%) Information Security Analyst
6 24 (8.99%) Security Consultant
7 23 (8.61%) Security Manager
7 23 (8.61%) Senior Analyst
8 17 (6.37%) Security Engineer
9 14 (5.24%) Architect
9 14 (5.24%) Risk Analyst
10 13 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.87%) Security Assurance Manager
11 12 (4.49%) Information Manager
11 12 (4.49%) Information Security Manager
12 11 (4.12%) Security Officer
13 10 (3.75%) Information Security Consultant
14 9 (3.37%) Security Architect
14 9 (3.37%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.00%) HTML
1 8 (3.00%) HTML5
1 8 (3.00%) REST
2 5 (1.87%) LAMP
2 5 (1.87%) Node.js
2 5 (1.87%) RESTful
2 5 (1.87%) XML
3 3 (1.12%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.12%) CSS
3 3 (1.12%) CSS3
3 3 (1.12%) Dojo
3 3 (1.12%) jQuery
3 3 (1.12%) React
3 3 (1.12%) SOAP
3 3 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (1.12%) Vue.js
3 3 (1.12%) Web Services
4 2 (0.75%) .NET
4 2 (0.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.37%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.10%) Management Information System
2 39 (14.61%) Security Operations Centre
3 31 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (10.11%) PKI
5 16 (5.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (4.12%) Virtual Team
7 9 (3.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 5 (1.87%) e-Health
8 5 (1.87%) Robotics
9 3 (1.12%) Tandem
10 2 (0.75%) Clustering
11 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.37%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.48%) Windows
2 42 (15.73%) Linux
3 16 (5.99%) CentOS
3 16 (5.99%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.87%) Android
4 5 (1.87%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.87%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.87%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.50%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (31.46%) Logistics
2 67 (25.09%) Cybersecurity
3 50 (18.73%) SIEM
4 47 (17.60%) Incident Management
5 42 (15.73%) OWASP
5 42 (15.73%) Security Operations
6 40 (14.98%) Risk Management
7 37 (13.86%) Problem Management
8 36 (13.48%) Vulnerability Management
9 32 (11.99%) Computer Science
9 32 (11.99%) Customer Engagement
9 32 (11.99%) Root Cause Analysis
10 28 (10.49%) ITIL
11 26 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (9.74%) DevOps
12 25 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (8.99%) Security Architecture
14 21 (7.87%) Information Management
15 18 (6.74%) Business Continuity
15 18 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.49%) SQL
2 11 (4.12%) Bash Shell
2 11 (4.12%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.12%) Python
3 8 (3.00%) Java
3 8 (3.00%) PHP
3 8 (3.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.50%) C#
5 3 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.37%) Go
6 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (37.08%) CISSP
2 67 (25.09%) CISM
3 42 (15.73%) SANS
4 37 (13.86%) Degree
5 30 (11.24%) CISA
6 29 (10.86%) CRISC
7 26 (9.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (8.99%) CCSP
8 24 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (7.87%) CEH
10 19 (7.12%) SSCP
11 17 (6.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 17 (6.37%) Security Cleared
12 11 (4.12%) GIAC
12 11 (4.12%) OSCP
13 10 (3.75%) SC Cleared
14 7 (2.62%) CREST Certified
15 6 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
16 3 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
17 2 (0.75%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (34.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (7.49%) COBIT
2 20 (7.49%) GDPR
2 20 (7.49%) PMO
3 18 (6.74%) PCI DSS
4 13 (4.87%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.87%) PSD2
5 5 (1.87%) QA
6 4 (1.50%) FISMA
7 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.37%) NIST 800
System Software
1 14 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.87%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.75%) Docker
4 2 (0.75%) Firmware
4 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (5.24%) Terraform
2 9 (3.37%) CSIRT
3 8 (3.00%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.87%) SCCM
4 5 (1.87%) SCOM
5 3 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.12%) Puppet
6 2 (0.75%) Ansible
6 2 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.37%) Cacti
7 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.37%) Graphite
7 1 (0.37%) Nagios
7 1 (0.37%) Nessus
7 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.99%) McAfee
2 16 (5.99%) Trend Micro
3 15 (5.62%) Qualys
4 14 (5.24%) Cisco
5 11 (4.12%) Oracle
6 10 (3.75%) ServiceNow
6 10 (3.75%) Symantec
7 8 (3.00%) Citrix
8 5 (1.87%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.87%) Riverbed
9 4 (1.50%) Google
9 4 (1.50%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.12%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.12%) IBM
10 3 (1.12%) VMware
11 2 (0.75%) CyberArk
11 2 (0.75%) LogRhythm
11 2 (0.75%) Sophos
12 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds