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

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 129 45
Rank change year-on-year +45 -84 +54
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 220 144 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.36% 2.29% 5.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 2.62% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 189 109 322
Berkshire median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £39,500 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £74,000 £79,875
South East median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -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 5,913 5,503 8,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 90.30% 87.36% 90.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4,741 4,298 6,321
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +26 108 £61,500 +44.71% 2
Reading -8 49 £50,250 +0.50% 17
Bracknell -22 19 £55,000 - 1
Slough -2 3 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Newbury -16 1 - - 1
Thatcham - 1 £41,000 -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 101 (45.91%) CISSP
2 81 (36.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (32.27%) CISM
4 47 (21.36%) Cybersecurity
5 35 (15.91%) Logistics
6 34 (15.45%) Incident Management
7 32 (14.55%) SIEM
7 32 (14.55%) SANS
8 31 (14.09%) Security Operations
8 31 (14.09%) Windows
8 31 (14.09%) Legal
9 30 (13.64%) Degree
10 28 (12.73%) OWASP
10 28 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (12.27%) Security Architecture
11 27 (12.27%) Problem Management
12 26 (11.82%) CISA
13 25 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
14 24 (10.91%) CCSP
14 24 (10.91%) Computer Science
14 24 (10.91%) Security Operations Centre
14 24 (10.91%) Hybrid Cloud
15 22 (10.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 22 (10.00%) GDPR
15 22 (10.00%) PKI
15 22 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
15 22 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
16 21 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (9.55%) Risk 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 12 (5.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.00%) IBM Cloud
3 6 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.36%) IaaS
4 3 (1.36%) SaaS
5 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.91%) PaaS
6 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.18%) Network Security
2 15 (6.82%) SCCP
3 13 (5.91%) Firewall
4 8 (3.64%) DNS
5 7 (3.18%) WAN
6 6 (2.73%) VPN
7 5 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.82%) Internet
8 4 (1.82%) IPsec
9 2 (0.91%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (0.91%) SAN
9 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.91%) Wireless
9 2 (0.91%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.45%) LAN
10 1 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (14.09%) Legal
2 21 (9.55%) Finance
3 9 (4.09%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.27%) Games
5 4 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.36%) Banking
7 2 (0.91%) Marketing
7 2 (0.91%) Retail
7 2 (0.91%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (25.91%) Analyst
2 33 (15.00%) Security Manager
3 29 (13.18%) Information Manager
3 29 (13.18%) Information Security Manager
4 27 (12.27%) Security Analyst
5 26 (11.82%) SOC Analyst
6 18 (8.18%) Consultant
7 15 (6.82%) Architect
7 15 (6.82%) Security Officer
8 13 (5.91%) Information Analyst
8 13 (5.91%) Information Security Analyst
8 13 (5.91%) Security Architect
8 13 (5.91%) Security Consultant
8 13 (5.91%) Security Engineer
9 12 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.64%) Administrator
12 7 (3.18%) Risk Analyst
12 7 (3.18%) Security Administrator
13 6 (2.73%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.36%) REST
2 11 (5.00%) Middleware
2 11 (5.00%) Node.js
3 5 (2.27%) HTML
3 5 (2.27%) HTML5
3 5 (2.27%) XML
4 4 (1.82%) LAMP
5 2 (0.91%) RESTful
6 1 (0.45%) .NET
6 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.45%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.45%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.91%) Computer Science
2 24 (10.91%) Hybrid Cloud
2 24 (10.91%) Security Operations Centre
3 22 (10.00%) PKI
4 14 (6.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.82%) SCADA
5 4 (1.82%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.36%) Robotics
7 2 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) Blog
8 1 (0.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.09%) Windows
2 18 (8.18%) Linux
3 13 (5.91%) Android
3 13 (5.91%) Apple iOS
3 13 (5.91%) Windows 10
3 13 (5.91%) Windows 8
4 5 (2.27%) CentOS
5 4 (1.82%) Solaris
5 4 (1.82%) Unix
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.36%) Cybersecurity
2 35 (15.91%) Logistics
3 34 (15.45%) Incident Management
4 32 (14.55%) SIEM
5 31 (14.09%) Security Operations
6 28 (12.73%) OWASP
7 27 (12.27%) Problem Management
7 27 (12.27%) Security Architecture
8 25 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
9 22 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 21 (9.55%) Risk Management
11 20 (9.09%) ITIL
12 19 (8.64%) DevOps
12 19 (8.64%) Information Management
13 18 (8.18%) Ethical Hacking
14 17 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (6.82%) Business Continuity
16 14 (6.36%) Data Security
16 14 (6.36%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.36%) Python
2 12 (5.45%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.00%) SQL
4 7 (3.18%) Java
5 2 (0.91%) C
5 2 (0.91%) C++
5 2 (0.91%) Perl
5 2 (0.91%) PHP
5 2 (0.91%) Ruby
6 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 101 (45.91%) CISSP
2 71 (32.27%) CISM
3 32 (14.55%) SANS
4 30 (13.64%) Degree
5 26 (11.82%) CISA
6 24 (10.91%) CCSP
6 24 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (10.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 21 (9.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (9.09%) CEH
9 20 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 18 (8.18%) GIAC
11 16 (7.27%) SSCP
12 12 (5.45%) IISP
12 12 (5.45%) SC Cleared
13 11 (5.00%) CRISC
14 7 (3.18%) GCIH
15 4 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
15 4 (1.82%) DV Cleared
16 2 (0.91%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (36.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (10.00%) GDPR
3 13 (5.91%) PSD2
4 12 (5.45%) PMO
5 11 (5.00%) PCI DSS
6 10 (4.55%) COBIT
7 7 (3.18%) Data Quality
8 4 (1.82%) FISMA
9 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (7.27%) Docker
2 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (5.00%) Ansible
1 11 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (5.00%) Puppet
2 5 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.27%) Terraform
3 2 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.45%) Nessus
4 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (6.82%) McAfee
2 12 (5.45%) Oracle
2 12 (5.45%) Qualys
2 12 (5.45%) Trend Micro
3 10 (4.55%) Cisco
4 9 (4.09%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.73%) LogRhythm
5 6 (2.73%) Splunk
6 4 (1.82%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.36%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.36%) Symantec
8 2 (0.91%) Juniper
8 2 (0.91%) SAP
8 2 (0.91%) Sophos
9 1 (0.45%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.45%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.45%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.45%) Google
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.45%) VMware