Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 130 52
Rank change year-on-year +35 -78 +55
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 202 151 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.00% 2.28% 4.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 2.63% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 140 93 351
Berkshire median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% -4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 5,982 5,731 8,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 88.77% 86.39% 88.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4,825 4,503 6,696
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £73,750
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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -1 62 £63,750 +45.71% 4
Reading +1 59 £65,000 +23.81% 7
Bracknell -10 16 £55,000 -15.38% 3
Slough +15 11 £50,000 -16.67%
Newbury -16 10 £46,250 +25.00%
Wokingham -10 2 £32,500 -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 104 (51.49%) CISSP
2 73 (36.14%) CISM
3 66 (32.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (21.29%) Cybersecurity
5 42 (20.79%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (18.81%) Risk Management
7 33 (16.34%) Legal
8 30 (14.85%) Finance
8 30 (14.85%) ITIL
9 28 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (13.86%) CEH
10 27 (13.37%) Degree
10 27 (13.37%) Windows
10 27 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (12.87%) SIEM
11 26 (12.87%) CISA
12 25 (12.38%) GDPR
13 23 (11.39%) Risk Assessment
14 22 (10.89%) GIAC
14 22 (10.89%) IIS
14 22 (10.89%) Security Architecture
14 22 (10.89%) Regulatory Compliance
14 22 (10.89%) IISP
15 21 (10.40%) Security Operations
15 21 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (10.40%) Risk Analysis
15 21 (10.40%) Data Protection
15 21 (10.40%) Business Continuity
15 21 (10.40%) Management Information System
16 20 (9.90%) Incident Management

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 22 (10.89%) IIS
2 2 (0.99%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.45%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.49%) SaaS
5 2 (0.99%) Akamai
6 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.41%) Firewall
1 19 (9.41%) Network Security
2 18 (8.91%) WAN
3 10 (4.95%) SCCP
4 6 (2.97%) SSL
4 6 (2.97%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.48%) 5G
5 5 (2.48%) GSM
6 3 (1.49%) LAN
6 3 (1.49%) SAN
6 3 (1.49%) VPN
7 2 (0.99%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (0.99%) Internet
7 2 (0.99%) Wireless
7 2 (0.99%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database
1 6 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.99%) MySQL
2 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.99%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (16.34%) Legal
2 30 (14.85%) Finance
3 14 (6.93%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.98%) Marketing
5 4 (1.98%) Retail
6 3 (1.49%) Banking
6 3 (1.49%) Law
7 2 (0.99%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (20.30%) Security Manager
2 40 (19.80%) Analyst
3 35 (17.33%) Information Manager
3 35 (17.33%) Information Security Manager
4 31 (15.35%) Consultant
5 27 (13.37%) Security Analyst
6 26 (12.87%) Security Consultant
7 15 (7.43%) Security Officer
8 12 (5.94%) Information Analyst
8 12 (5.94%) Information Security Analyst
9 11 (5.45%) Architect
9 11 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) Administrator
10 9 (4.46%) Security Architect
11 7 (3.47%) Security Administrator
11 7 (3.47%) SOC Analyst
12 6 (2.97%) Information Security Architect
12 6 (2.97%) IT Manager
12 6 (2.97%) Security Engineer
12 6 (2.97%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.45%) Middleware
1 11 (5.45%) Node.js
1 11 (5.45%) REST
2 3 (1.49%) Web Services
3 1 (0.50%) .NET
3 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.50%) LAMP
3 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.50%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (20.79%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.40%) Management Information System
3 20 (9.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (6.93%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.95%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (3.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.97%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.98%) PKI
8 4 (1.98%) SCADA
8 4 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.99%) Blog
10 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.99%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.99%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.37%) Windows
2 19 (9.41%) Linux
3 9 (4.46%) Android
3 9 (4.46%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.46%) Windows 10
3 9 (4.46%) Windows 8
3 9 (4.46%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.98%) Unix
6 3 (1.49%) CentOS
7 2 (0.99%) AIX
7 2 (0.99%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.29%) Cybersecurity
2 38 (18.81%) Risk Management
3 30 (14.85%) ITIL
4 28 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (12.87%) SIEM
7 23 (11.39%) Risk Assessment
8 22 (10.89%) Regulatory Compliance
8 22 (10.89%) Security Architecture
9 21 (10.40%) Business Continuity
9 21 (10.40%) Data Protection
9 21 (10.40%) Risk Analysis
9 21 (10.40%) Security Operations
10 20 (9.90%) Incident Management
11 19 (9.41%) Business Continuity Management
11 19 (9.41%) Data Security
11 19 (9.41%) Ethical Hacking
12 17 (8.42%) Security Management
12 17 (8.42%) Strategic Planning
13 16 (7.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.42%) PowerShell
2 13 (6.44%) Python
3 11 (5.45%) SQL
4 3 (1.49%) Java
5 2 (0.99%) C
5 2 (0.99%) C++
5 2 (0.99%) Perl
5 2 (0.99%) PHP
5 2 (0.99%) Ruby
6 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.50%) C#
6 1 (0.50%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 104 (51.49%) CISSP
2 73 (36.14%) CISM
3 28 (13.86%) CEH
4 27 (13.37%) Degree
5 26 (12.87%) CISA
6 22 (10.89%) GIAC
6 22 (10.89%) IISP
7 19 (9.41%) Security Cleared
8 16 (7.92%) SSCP
9 14 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (6.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (6.93%) SANS
10 12 (5.94%) GCIH
11 11 (5.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 11 (5.45%) CCSP
12 10 (4.95%) DV Cleared
13 7 (3.47%) CRISC
13 7 (3.47%) MCSA
13 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (3.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (32.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (12.38%) GDPR
3 16 (7.92%) PCI DSS
4 9 (4.46%) PSD2
5 6 (2.97%) COBIT
6 5 (2.48%) PMO
7 2 (0.99%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.50%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (6.93%) Docker
2 6 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.97%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (5.45%) Ansible
1 11 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (5.45%) Puppet
2 7 (3.47%) IBM BigFix
3 5 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.49%) CASB
4 3 (1.49%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.99%) Grafana
5 2 (0.99%) Juniper STRM
5 2 (0.99%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.99%) QRadar
5 2 (0.99%) RSA enVision
5 2 (0.99%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (8.42%) Oracle
2 16 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.46%) IBM
3 9 (4.46%) LogRhythm
4 8 (3.96%) Trend Micro
5 7 (3.47%) BMC
5 7 (3.47%) CyberArk
5 7 (3.47%) Qualys
5 7 (3.47%) Sonatype
5 7 (3.47%) Splunk
6 6 (2.97%) Black Duck
6 6 (2.97%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.97%) Cisco
6 6 (2.97%) VMware
7 5 (2.48%) McAfee
8 4 (1.98%) Capita
9 3 (1.49%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.49%) Juniper
9 3 (1.49%) Symantec
9 3 (1.49%) Twitter