Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 41 86
Rank change year-on-year -53 +45 +48
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 61 210 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.56% 5.99% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 6.81% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 35 116 135
Reading median annual salary £58,000 £53,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.43% +4.95% +1.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,500 £85,000 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -14.29%

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 2025 3082 3939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.08% 87.98% 86.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1626 2258 3072
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,350 £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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Reading

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

1 31 (50.82%) Linux
2 30 (49.18%) Firewall
3 26 (42.62%) Degree
4 20 (32.79%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (31.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (31.15%) CISSP
5 19 (31.15%) ITIL
6 18 (29.51%) Computer Science
6 18 (29.51%) Security Monitoring
7 17 (27.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (27.87%) Security Operations
8 15 (24.59%) Security Operations Centre
8 15 (24.59%) TCP/IP
8 15 (24.59%) CISM
8 15 (24.59%) Finance
9 14 (22.95%) Cisco
9 14 (22.95%) Network Packet Capture
9 14 (22.95%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (22.95%) Open Source
10 13 (21.31%) Malware Analysis
10 13 (21.31%) SIEM
10 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
10 13 (21.31%) Risk Management
11 12 (19.67%) Legal
11 12 (19.67%) Security Architecture
11 12 (19.67%) PCI DSS
12 11 (18.03%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (16.39%) Presales
14 9 (14.75%) Splunk
14 9 (14.75%) Cybersecurity

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 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) JBoss
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.20%) IaaS
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (49.18%) Firewall
2 15 (24.59%) TCP/IP
3 14 (22.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (14.75%) IPsec
5 8 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (13.11%) Cisco PIX
5 8 (13.11%) DMVPN
5 8 (13.11%) FWSM
5 8 (13.11%) SSL
5 8 (13.11%) VPN
6 6 (9.84%) SAN
6 6 (9.84%) VLAN
7 5 (8.20%) Network Security
8 4 (6.56%) LAN
8 4 (6.56%) WAN
9 1 (1.64%) Internet
9 1 (1.64%) LDAP
9 1 (1.64%) MPLS
9 1 (1.64%) SMS
9 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 12 (19.67%) Legal
3 8 (13.11%) Digital Economy
4 3 (4.92%) Marketing
5 2 (3.28%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Security Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Consultant
4 10 (16.39%) Security Consultant
5 8 (13.11%) Senior Consultant
5 8 (13.11%) Senior Security Consultant
5 8 (13.11%) SIEM Consultant
5 8 (13.11%) Splunk Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Junior
7 4 (6.56%) Junior Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Junior Security Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 2 (3.28%) IT Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.79%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (29.51%) Computer Science
3 15 (24.59%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.28%) CESG
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (1.64%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.82%) Linux
2 7 (11.48%) Windows
3 5 (8.20%) Unix
4 1 (1.64%) FreeBSD
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) ITIL
2 18 (29.51%) Security Monitoring
3 17 (27.87%) Security Operations
4 14 (22.95%) Network Packet Capture
4 14 (22.95%) Open Source
5 13 (21.31%) Malware Analysis
5 13 (21.31%) Risk Management
5 13 (21.31%) SIEM
6 12 (19.67%) Security Architecture
7 11 (18.03%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (16.39%) Presales
9 9 (14.75%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (13.11%) Project Planning
10 8 (13.11%) Regulatory Compliance
10 8 (13.11%) Threat Modelling
10 8 (13.11%) Time Management
10 8 (13.11%) Use Case
10 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
12 5 (8.20%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) C++
2 3 (4.92%) Java
3 2 (3.28%) C#
3 2 (3.28%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (42.62%) Degree
2 19 (31.15%) CISSP
3 17 (27.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (24.59%) CISM
5 5 (8.20%) CISA
6 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.92%) CREST Certified
7 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.28%) CCNA
8 2 (3.28%) GIAC
8 2 (3.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 2 (3.28%) OSCP
9 1 (1.64%) CCSA
9 1 (1.64%) CEH
9 1 (1.64%) GCFA
9 1 (1.64%) GCIA
9 1 (1.64%) GCIH
9 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (19.67%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (6.56%) SLA
5 2 (3.28%) GDPR
6 1 (1.64%) COBIT
6 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.64%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.64%) NIST 800
6 1 (1.64%) QA
6 1 (1.64%) RMADS
6 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Nessus
1 8 (13.11%) Nmap
2 2 (3.28%) QRadar
3 1 (1.64%) Juniper STRM
3 1 (1.64%) RSA enVision
3 1 (1.64%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Cisco
2 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.75%) Splunk
4 8 (13.11%) NetWitness
4 8 (13.11%) Qualys
5 5 (8.20%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.20%) Juniper
5 5 (8.20%) VMware
6 4 (6.56%) Blue Coat
6 4 (6.56%) F5
6 4 (6.56%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.64%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.64%) IBM
7 1 (1.64%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle
7 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.64%) Sun