Period
to 22 November 2018

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 6 months to 22 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 86 123
Rank change year-on-year -7 +37 -19
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 10 25 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.82% 1.78% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 2.06% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 16
Essex median annual salary £70,000 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +31.25% -33.33%
East of England median annual salary £48,000 £55,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.51% +23.33% -9.55%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,008 1,211 1,917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 82.22% 86.25% 89.92%
Number of salaries quoted 785 1,007 1,473
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,000 £27,500 £27,300
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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
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 6 months to 22 November 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
Brentwood +9 6 £75,000 -21.05% 1
Colchester - 2 £70,000 -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (30.00%) Security Management
2 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (20.00%) ISMS
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Law
3 2 (20.00%) Legal
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security Governance
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
3 2 (20.00%) GDPR
3 2 (20.00%) Internal Audit
4 1 (10.00%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (10.00%) Proactive Management
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) SANS
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (10.00%) Threat Modelling

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Law
2 2 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Information Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Information Security Manager
1 3 (30.00%) IT Director
1 3 (30.00%) Security Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Operations Director
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Management Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Services Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (30.00%) Security Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security Governance
3 2 (20.00%) Internal Audit
3 2 (20.00%) ISMS
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Proactive Management
4 1 (10.00%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix