Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 84 68
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16 +46
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 69 81 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.74% 3.20% 4.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 3.71% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 32 36 148
Reading median annual salary £64,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.27% +10.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £32,500 £39,750 £26,425
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £74,125
Berkshire median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -4.35%

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,179 2,183 3,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.40% 86.18% 90.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,855 1,673 2,776
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% -2.02%
10th Percentile £29,100 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Reading

Information Security
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Reading

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Reading over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 Reading region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 30 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (36.23%) CISSP
3 21 (30.43%) Finance
4 20 (28.99%) CISM
5 19 (27.54%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (23.19%) Degree
7 15 (21.74%) GDPR
8 14 (20.29%) Linux
9 12 (17.39%) Firewall
9 12 (17.39%) Security Management
9 12 (17.39%) Information Security Management
9 12 (17.39%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (15.94%) Security Monitoring
10 11 (15.94%) Security Operations
10 11 (15.94%) Security Operations Centre
10 11 (15.94%) GIAC
11 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
11 10 (14.49%) Network Packet Capture
11 10 (14.49%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (14.49%) Open Source
12 9 (13.04%) Security Architecture
12 9 (13.04%) PCI DSS
12 9 (13.04%) SIEM
12 9 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (13.04%) Windows
12 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (13.04%) Ethical Hacking
13 8 (11.59%) CRM
13 8 (11.59%) Manufacturing
13 8 (11.59%) Malware Analysis

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) Firewall
2 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
3 7 (10.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.35%) Network Security
4 3 (4.35%) SAN
5 1 (1.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) MySQL
General
1 21 (30.43%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.70%) Legal
3 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.25%) Retail
5 4 (5.80%) Banking
5 4 (5.80%) Games
5 4 (5.80%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Billing
6 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Consultant
2 15 (21.74%) Analyst
2 15 (21.74%) Security Analyst
3 14 (20.29%) Security Consultant
4 9 (13.04%) Security Manager
5 8 (11.59%) Architect
6 6 (8.70%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.80%) AWS Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Azure Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Designer
7 4 (5.80%) Information Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Information Security Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Product Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Security Designer
7 4 (5.80%) Security Product Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Splunk Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Regular Expression
1 1 (1.45%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.54%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (17.39%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (15.94%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
5 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.80%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 4 (5.80%) Driving Licence
6 4 (5.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (4.35%) SCADA
8 2 (2.90%) AS400
8 2 (2.90%) Blog
8 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.45%) CESG
9 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Linux
2 9 (13.04%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Android
3 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.35%) FreeBSD
3 3 (4.35%) Unix
3 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.90%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) Information Security Management
1 12 (17.39%) Security Management
2 11 (15.94%) Security Monitoring
2 11 (15.94%) Security Operations
3 10 (14.49%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (14.49%) Network Packet Capture
3 10 (14.49%) Open Source
4 9 (13.04%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (13.04%) Security Architecture
4 9 (13.04%) SIEM
4 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (11.59%) CRM
5 8 (11.59%) Malware Analysis
5 8 (11.59%) Time Management
6 7 (10.14%) Data Protection
6 7 (10.14%) ITIL
7 6 (8.70%) ISMS
7 6 (8.70%) Presales
7 6 (8.70%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
1 2 (2.90%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (36.23%) CISSP
2 20 (28.99%) CISM
3 16 (23.19%) Degree
4 11 (15.94%) GIAC
5 7 (10.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (10.14%) GCIH
6 6 (8.70%) CEH
6 6 (8.70%) CISA
6 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 5 (7.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 5 (7.25%) PCI QSA
7 5 (7.25%) SANS
8 4 (5.80%) CCNA
8 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (4.35%) CCSA
9 3 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (4.35%) CRISC
9 3 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (21.74%) GDPR
3 9 (13.04%) PCI DSS
4 6 (8.70%) COBIT
5 5 (7.25%) PSD2
6 3 (4.35%) SLA
7 2 (2.90%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (2.90%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (1.45%) QA
8 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Juniper STRM
1 3 (4.35%) QRadar
1 3 (4.35%) RSA enVision
1 3 (4.35%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.45%) Marathon
2 1 (1.45%) Mesos
2 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) LogRhythm
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.80%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.80%) Juniper
3 4 (5.80%) Splunk
4 3 (4.35%) Capita
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco
4 3 (4.35%) IBM
4 3 (4.35%) Sun
5 2 (2.90%) Citrix
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle
6 1 (1.45%) BT
6 1 (1.45%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.45%) ForeScout
6 1 (1.45%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) Huawei
6 1 (1.45%) NEC
6 1 (1.45%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.45%) Nokia