The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 80 87
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 17 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.78% 1.28% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.55% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 9
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -13.93%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £41,409 £54,700
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £52,500 £62,800
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 804 838 1075
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 84.37% 82.81% 87.47%
Number of salaries quoted 652 669 823
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Essex

Information Security
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Essex

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Essex over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Essex

Information Security
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +8 2 - -
Chelmsford -18 1 £65,000 -
Epping - 1 £35,000 -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 40 (70.18%) Information Security Management
1 40 (70.18%) Security Management
2 37 (64.91%) CISM
3 36 (63.16%) CISSP
4 34 (59.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (50.88%) Risk Management
5 29 (50.88%) Risk Analysis
6 28 (49.12%) Data Protection
7 27 (47.37%) CISA
8 26 (45.61%) Service Delivery
9 24 (42.11%) Legal
10 22 (38.60%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (15.79%) Data Security
12 9 (15.79%) SQL
12 9 (15.79%) Windows
13 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
14 7 (12.28%) ITIL
14 7 (12.28%) LAN
14 7 (12.28%) WAN
14 7 (12.28%) IIS
14 7 (12.28%) ISMS
14 7 (12.28%) PCI DSS
15 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
15 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (10.53%) TeamCity
15 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (10.53%) Hadoop
15 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (10.53%) MCTS

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 7 (12.28%) IIS
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) LAN
1 7 (12.28%) WAN
2 3 (5.26%) Network Security
3 2 (3.51%) NAS
3 2 (3.51%) SAN
3 2 (3.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Hadoop
1 6 (10.53%) MongoDB
1 6 (10.53%) MySQL
1 6 (10.53%) NoSQL
1 6 (10.53%) RDBMS
1 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (10.53%) TeamCity
1 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (42.11%) Legal
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (61.40%) Analyst
2 34 (59.65%) Security Analyst
3 33 (57.89%) Information Analyst
3 33 (57.89%) Information Security Analyst
4 24 (42.11%) Information Assurance Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Customer Communications Manager
5 6 (10.53%) DevOps Manager
5 6 (10.53%) Security Officer
6 4 (7.02%) Governance Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) IT Manager
6 4 (7.02%) IT Security Manager
6 4 (7.02%) IT Security Officer
6 4 (7.02%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Information Governance Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.26%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.26%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
1 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (38.60%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.77%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (70.18%) Information Security Management
1 40 (70.18%) Security Management
2 29 (50.88%) Risk Analysis
2 29 (50.88%) Risk Management
3 28 (49.12%) Data Protection
4 26 (45.61%) Service Delivery
5 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (15.79%) Data Security
7 7 (12.28%) ISMS
7 7 (12.28%) ITIL
8 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.53%) DevOps
8 6 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (10.53%) Document Composition
8 6 (10.53%) High Availability
8 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (10.53%) SDLC
8 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) C#
2 6 (10.53%) Perl
2 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (64.91%) CISM
2 36 (63.16%) CISSP
3 27 (47.37%) CISA
4 6 (10.53%) MCITP
4 6 (10.53%) MCTS
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (8.77%) SSCP
6 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.75%) CEH
7 1 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.75%) Degree
7 1 (1.75%) GIAC
7 1 (1.75%) IISP
7 1 (1.75%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (59.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (12.28%) PCI DSS
3 6 (10.53%) GDPR
4 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco
2 2 (3.51%) Citrix
2 2 (3.51%) VMware
3 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow