Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 70 74
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 +50
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 242 282 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.62% 3.72% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 4.26% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 155 159 345
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +13.64% -8.33%
10th Percentile £35,000 £39,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 5,799 6,619 9,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.84% 87.40% 87.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,630 5,051 7,880
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Reading -25 79 £58,000 +0.87% 6
Bracknell +32 44 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Maidenhead +6 36 £57,500 -13.21% 3
Newbury -10 19 £52,500 -12.50%
Slough +9 11 £50,000 +1.52% 5
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 115 (47.52%) CISSP
2 69 (28.51%) Firewall
3 63 (26.03%) CISM
4 58 (23.97%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (22.31%) Linux
6 53 (21.90%) Degree
7 50 (20.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 49 (20.25%) Risk Management
9 48 (19.83%) CEH
10 46 (19.01%) Finance
11 44 (18.18%) GIAC
12 42 (17.36%) Security Operations
13 41 (16.94%) Cybersecurity
13 41 (16.94%) Microsoft
14 40 (16.53%) Security Architecture
15 38 (15.70%) SIEM
15 38 (15.70%) Security Monitoring
15 38 (15.70%) TCP/IP
15 38 (15.70%) SSCP
16 37 (15.29%) ITIL
17 35 (14.46%) Computer Science
17 35 (14.46%) Computer Science Degree
18 32 (13.22%) Security Operations Centre
18 32 (13.22%) Management Information System
19 31 (12.81%) Windows
19 31 (12.81%) Malware Analysis
20 30 (12.40%) Disaster Recovery
21 29 (11.98%) Intrusion Detection
21 29 (11.98%) Risk Assessment
22 28 (11.57%) Network Packet Capture

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 12 (4.96%) IIS
2 8 (3.31%) Apache
3 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.41%) Confluence
4 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.41%) JBoss
4 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.65%) Akamai
2 4 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.65%) IaaS
2 4 (1.65%) SaaS
3 2 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.41%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Route 53
4 1 (0.41%) Slack
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (28.51%) Firewall
2 38 (15.70%) TCP/IP
3 29 (11.98%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (9.92%) WAN
5 22 (9.09%) Network Security
6 10 (4.13%) SCCP
6 10 (4.13%) SSL
6 10 (4.13%) VPN
7 7 (2.89%) LAN
7 7 (2.89%) SAN
7 7 (2.89%) Wireless
8 6 (2.48%) HTTP
8 6 (2.48%) SMTP
9 5 (2.07%) VLAN
10 4 (1.65%) 5G
10 4 (1.65%) GSM
10 4 (1.65%) IPsec
11 3 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.24%) DMVPN
11 3 (1.24%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.31%) MySQL
4 4 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.65%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.65%) Redis
5 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.41%) Selenium
3 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 46 (19.01%) Finance
2 22 (9.09%) Legal
3 15 (6.20%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.89%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.07%) Games
5 5 (2.07%) Marketing
6 4 (1.65%) Banking
6 4 (1.65%) Retail
7 3 (1.24%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (29.75%) Analyst
2 58 (23.97%) Security Analyst
3 51 (21.07%) Consultant
4 43 (17.77%) Security Consultant
5 30 (12.40%) Security Manager
6 23 (9.50%) Information Analyst
6 23 (9.50%) Information Security Analyst
7 20 (8.26%) Information Manager
7 20 (8.26%) Information Security Manager
7 20 (8.26%) Security Engineer
8 12 (4.96%) Information Security Consultant
9 10 (4.13%) Architect
10 9 (3.72%) SIEM Analyst
11 7 (2.89%) IT Consultant
11 7 (2.89%) IT Security Consultant
11 7 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (2.89%) Support Analyst
12 6 (2.48%) IT Manager
12 6 (2.48%) Security Architect
12 6 (2.48%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.48%) Middleware
2 3 (1.24%) ModSecurity
3 2 (0.83%) SOAP
3 2 (0.83%) Web Services
4 1 (0.41%) LDAP
4 1 (0.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 58 (23.97%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (14.46%) Computer Science
3 32 (13.22%) Management Information System
3 32 (13.22%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (4.96%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (4.13%) Private Cloud
6 9 (3.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (3.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 6 (2.48%) iSeries
9 5 (2.07%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.83%) AS400
11 2 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.41%) CESG
12 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.41%) e-Health
12 1 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.31%) Linux
2 31 (12.81%) Windows
3 18 (7.44%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.31%) FreeBSD
7 7 (2.89%) Solaris
7 7 (2.89%) Unix
8 4 (1.65%) CentOS
9 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.83%) AIX
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.25%) Risk Management
2 42 (17.36%) Security Operations
3 41 (16.94%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (16.53%) Security Architecture
5 38 (15.70%) Security Monitoring
5 38 (15.70%) SIEM
6 37 (15.29%) ITIL
7 31 (12.81%) Malware Analysis
8 30 (12.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (11.98%) Risk Assessment
10 28 (11.57%) Network Packet Capture
10 28 (11.57%) Open Source
11 26 (10.74%) Ethical Hacking
12 24 (9.92%) Data Protection
13 23 (9.50%) Penetration Testing
14 22 (9.09%) Threat Intelligence
15 19 (7.85%) Business Continuity
15 19 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (7.44%) Incident Management
17 17 (7.02%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.96%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.07%) SQL
3 3 (1.24%) Python
4 2 (0.83%) C
4 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.83%) X++
5 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.41%) Java
5 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 115 (47.52%) CISSP
2 63 (26.03%) CISM
3 53 (21.90%) Degree
4 48 (19.83%) CEH
5 44 (18.18%) GIAC
6 38 (15.70%) SSCP
7 35 (14.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 25 (10.33%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (7.85%) CISA
10 14 (5.79%) CCNA
10 14 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (4.55%) IISP
11 11 (4.55%) Security Cleared
12 10 (4.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 10 (4.13%) CCSP
12 10 (4.13%) MCSA
13 9 (3.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (3.31%) CCSA
14 8 (3.31%) SANS
15 7 (2.89%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (20.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (8.26%) GDPR
2 20 (8.26%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 7 (2.89%) QA
5 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (2.07%) SLA
6 4 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (1.24%) COBIT
7 3 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.24%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.41%) GPG13
9 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.41%) PSD2
9 1 (0.41%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (5.79%) Hyper-V
2 13 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.13%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.65%) Docker
6 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.72%) QRadar
2 8 (3.31%) IBM BigFix
2 8 (3.31%) Juniper STRM
2 8 (3.31%) RSA enVision
2 8 (3.31%) RSA Security Analytics
3 4 (1.65%) Grafana
3 4 (1.65%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.65%) Prometheus
3 4 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.24%) Nessus
4 3 (1.24%) Nmap
5 1 (0.41%) Marathon
5 1 (0.41%) Mesos
5 1 (0.41%) Packer
5 1 (0.41%) Puppet
5 1 (0.41%) SCCM
5 1 (0.41%) SCOM
5 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.41%) Terraform
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.85%) VMware
3 16 (6.61%) IBM
4 15 (6.20%) Cisco
5 14 (5.79%) CheckPoint
5 14 (5.79%) LogRhythm
5 14 (5.79%) Oracle
6 11 (4.55%) Juniper
7 8 (3.31%) BMC
7 8 (3.31%) Sonatype
7 8 (3.31%) Sun
8 7 (2.89%) Black Duck
8 7 (2.89%) Splunk
9 6 (2.48%) CyberArk
9 6 (2.48%) Twitter
10 5 (2.07%) Capita
10 5 (2.07%) Qualys
10 5 (2.07%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.07%) Trend Micro
11 3 (1.24%) Palo Alto