Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 145 153
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 +16
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 251 247 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.17% 1.87% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 2.12% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 172 193 188
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -8.16% -2.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,100 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £58,525 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.46% +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 the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10147 11628 13718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 87.78% 88.16% 87.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8265 9615 11282
East of England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the East of England

Information Security
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Information Security in the East of England

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the East of England

Information Security
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Hertfordshire -15 86 £65,000 +26.83% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 66 £41,250 -8.33% 5
Bedfordshire +35 52 £64,500 +22.86%
Essex +20 30 £52,500 +31.25%
Norfolk +6 12 £40,000 +26.98% 4
Suffolk -3 4 £49,000 +50.77% 3
East Anglia - 1 £85,000 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 East of England region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 92 (36.65%) CISSP
2 73 (29.08%) ITIL
2 73 (29.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (26.69%) Windows
4 63 (25.10%) CISM
5 59 (23.51%) Data Protection
5 59 (23.51%) PCI DSS
6 58 (23.11%) Management Information System
6 58 (23.11%) Active Directory
7 57 (22.71%) Linux
7 57 (22.71%) Cybersecurity
8 54 (21.51%) Security Architecture
9 53 (21.12%) Microsoft
10 46 (18.33%) Windows Server
11 45 (17.93%) Firewall
12 43 (17.13%) CISA
13 41 (16.33%) Penetration Testing
13 41 (16.33%) GDPR
14 37 (14.74%) Risk Management
15 36 (14.34%) Finance
16 34 (13.55%) Data Protection Act
17 32 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
17 32 (12.75%) PowerShell
18 30 (11.95%) ISMS
18 30 (11.95%) Security Operations
19 29 (11.55%) Java
20 28 (11.16%) Security Management
20 28 (11.16%) Mentoring
21 27 (10.76%) Identity Access Management
21 27 (10.76%) SIEM

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 20 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2010
1 20 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2013
1 20 (7.97%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (3.19%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.79%) IIS
5 5 (1.99%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.59%) WordPress
7 1 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (4.78%) Office 365
4 8 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (17.93%) Firewall
2 19 (7.57%) LAN
2 19 (7.57%) WAN
3 17 (6.77%) TCP/IP
4 16 (6.37%) VPN
5 15 (5.98%) DHCP
5 15 (5.98%) DNS
5 15 (5.98%) VLAN
6 12 (4.78%) LDAP
7 10 (3.98%) SAN
7 10 (3.98%) VoIP
7 10 (3.98%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (3.59%) iSCSI
8 9 (3.59%) Network Security
9 8 (3.19%) Skype
10 6 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.20%) PPP
12 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.98%) SQL Server
1 15 (5.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (3.59%) MySQL
3 7 (2.79%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.39%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.39%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.39%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.39%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.20%) Big Data
6 2 (0.80%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (2.39%) TeamCity
1 6 (2.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (14.34%) Finance
2 15 (5.98%) Legal
3 14 (5.58%) Retail
4 9 (3.59%) Games
5 5 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.59%) Banking
6 4 (1.59%) Publishing
7 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 56 (22.31%) Analyst
2 47 (18.73%) Security Engineer
3 37 (14.74%) Security Analyst
4 33 (13.15%) Security Manager
5 32 (12.75%) Consultant
5 32 (12.75%) Security Consultant
6 25 (9.96%) Information Analyst
6 25 (9.96%) Information Security Analyst
7 22 (8.76%) Information Security Consultant
8 21 (8.37%) Information Security Manager
9 20 (7.97%) Information Manager
10 17 (6.77%) Mobile Engineer
11 16 (6.37%) Architect
12 15 (5.98%) Information Security Engineer
12 15 (5.98%) IT Manager
13 12 (4.78%) Compliance Manager
13 12 (4.78%) Information Risk Manager
13 12 (4.78%) Information Security Risk Manager
13 12 (4.78%) IT Engineer
13 12 (4.78%) Security Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.59%) .NET
1 9 (3.59%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.39%) CSS
2 6 (2.39%) HTML
2 6 (2.39%) HTML5
2 6 (2.39%) jQuery
2 6 (2.39%) Web Services
3 3 (1.20%) Classic ASP
3 3 (1.20%) CSS3
3 3 (1.20%) SOAP
4 2 (0.80%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 58 (23.11%) Management Information System
2 34 (13.55%) Data Protection Act
3 23 (9.16%) Algorithms
3 23 (9.16%) Java Card
4 12 (4.78%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (4.78%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.78%) Mobile Payment
4 12 (4.78%) User Experience
5 11 (4.38%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.39%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.39%) Handset
8 6 (2.39%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.99%) CESG
9 5 (1.99%) iPad
10 4 (1.59%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.80%) BYOD
11 2 (0.80%) Life Science
11 2 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 67 (26.69%) Windows
2 57 (22.71%) Linux
3 46 (18.33%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (5.58%) Apple iOS
6 11 (4.38%) Mac OS X
6 11 (4.38%) Unix
7 10 (3.98%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.79%) Mac OS
9 6 (2.39%) CentOS
9 6 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.39%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.20%) VMS
11 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (29.08%) ITIL
2 59 (23.51%) Data Protection
3 57 (22.71%) Cybersecurity
4 54 (21.51%) Security Architecture
5 41 (16.33%) Penetration Testing
6 37 (14.74%) Risk Management
7 30 (11.95%) ISMS
7 30 (11.95%) Security Operations
8 28 (11.16%) Mentoring
8 28 (11.16%) Security Management
9 27 (10.76%) Identity Access Management
9 27 (10.76%) SIEM
10 26 (10.36%) Data Loss Prevention
11 24 (9.56%) E-Commerce
12 23 (9.16%) DRM
12 23 (9.16%) Information Security Management
12 23 (9.16%) Threat Modelling
13 22 (8.76%) Change Management
13 22 (8.76%) Systems Analysis
14 21 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.75%) PowerShell
2 29 (11.55%) Java
3 19 (7.57%) SQL
4 13 (5.18%) Perl
5 12 (4.78%) C
6 9 (3.59%) C#
6 9 (3.59%) VBScript
7 7 (2.79%) Python
8 6 (2.39%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.20%) PHP
10 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (36.65%) CISSP
2 63 (25.10%) CISM
3 43 (17.13%) CISA
4 22 (8.76%) PhD
5 17 (6.77%) Degree
6 16 (6.37%) CRISC
6 16 (6.37%) SSCP
7 14 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (4.38%) Security Cleared
9 9 (3.59%) CEH
9 9 (3.59%) SC Cleared
10 8 (3.19%) CCNA
10 8 (3.19%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (3.19%) SANS
11 7 (2.79%) CGEIT
11 7 (2.79%) MCSE
11 7 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.39%) MCSA
12 6 (2.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (29.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (23.51%) PCI DSS
3 41 (16.33%) GDPR
4 17 (6.77%) COBIT
4 17 (6.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (4.38%) ISO 9001
6 10 (3.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (3.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 10 (3.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (2.39%) SLA
9 4 (1.59%) ISO 22301
9 4 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
10 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.40%) GPG13
11 1 (0.40%) GxP
11 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.40%) PMO
11 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 58 (23.11%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.98%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (2.79%) vSphere
5 6 (2.39%) Terminal Services
5 6 (2.39%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (2.39%) vCenter Server
2 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco CME
3 1 (0.40%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 53 (21.12%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.97%) Cisco
3 17 (6.77%) VMware
4 14 (5.58%) Apple
4 14 (5.58%) Forcepoint
5 10 (3.98%) Citrix
6 9 (3.59%) HP
7 8 (3.19%) Oracle
8 6 (2.39%) LogRhythm
8 6 (2.39%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.39%) SonicWALL
9 4 (1.59%) Splunk
10 2 (0.80%) AlienVault
10 2 (0.80%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.80%) CyberArk
10 2 (0.80%) LogLogic
10 2 (0.80%) Lumension
10 2 (0.80%) McAfee
10 2 (0.80%) Symantec
11 1 (0.40%) Sophos