Period
to 23 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 54 80
Rank change year-on-year -22 +26 +26
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 81 138 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.13% 4.74% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 5.48% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 29 69 158
Reading median annual salary £58,000 £60,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +23.08% -2.50%
10th Percentile £39,300 £39,350 £28,525
90th Percentile £88,750 £91,000 £70,750
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +13.64% -8.33%

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 2,193 2,516 3,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 84.74% 86.40% 86.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,811 1,834 3,183
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,750 £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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 34 (41.98%) Linux
1 34 (41.98%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (39.51%) Firewall
3 31 (38.27%) Degree
4 27 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
5 26 (32.10%) Security Operations
6 25 (30.86%) TCP/IP
7 24 (29.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 24 (29.63%) Network Packet Capture
7 24 (29.63%) Open Source
8 23 (28.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 22 (27.16%) CISSP
10 21 (25.93%) Intrusion Detection
11 20 (24.69%) Finance
11 20 (24.69%) Computer Science
11 20 (24.69%) Malware Analysis
11 20 (24.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 18 (22.22%) CISM
13 14 (17.28%) Legal
13 14 (17.28%) Time Management
14 13 (16.05%) PCI DSS
14 13 (16.05%) ITIL
15 12 (14.81%) Cisco
15 12 (14.81%) SIEM
16 11 (13.58%) Presales
16 11 (13.58%) CRM
16 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
16 11 (13.58%) GDPR
17 9 (11.11%) Risk Management
17 9 (11.11%) Security Architecture

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 (4.94%) Apache
2 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.23%) JBoss
3 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.23%) IaaS
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (39.51%) Firewall
2 25 (30.86%) TCP/IP
3 21 (25.93%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (6.17%) IPsec
4 5 (6.17%) SAN
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (4.94%) DMVPN
5 4 (4.94%) FWSM
5 4 (4.94%) Network Security
5 4 (4.94%) SSL
5 4 (4.94%) VPN
6 3 (3.70%) VLAN
7 1 (1.23%) BGP
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.23%) LAN
7 1 (1.23%) MPLS
7 1 (1.23%) Multicast
7 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) MySQL
2 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 14 (17.28%) Legal
3 6 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Digital Economy
4 4 (4.94%) Games
4 4 (4.94%) Marketing
4 4 (4.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (37.04%) Analyst
2 29 (35.80%) Security Analyst
3 16 (19.75%) Consultant
4 14 (17.28%) Security Consultant
5 7 (8.64%) Security Manager
6 6 (7.41%) SIEM Consultant
6 6 (7.41%) Splunk Consultant
7 5 (6.17%) Architect
7 5 (6.17%) PCI DSS Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) Product Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Radar Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Security Product Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Security Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) SIEM Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Information Security Consultant
10 2 (2.47%) Information Security Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Risk Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (41.98%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (29.63%) Security Operations Centre
3 20 (24.69%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 4 (4.94%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.47%) AS400
6 2 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.23%) CESG
7 1 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.98%) Linux
2 8 (9.88%) Windows
3 6 (7.41%) Unix
4 4 (4.94%) FreeBSD
5 2 (2.47%) AIX
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
2 26 (32.10%) Security Operations
3 24 (29.63%) Network Packet Capture
3 24 (29.63%) Open Source
4 20 (24.69%) Malware Analysis
5 14 (17.28%) Time Management
6 13 (16.05%) ITIL
7 12 (14.81%) SIEM
8 11 (13.58%) CRM
8 11 (13.58%) Presales
9 9 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 9 (11.11%) Security Architecture
10 8 (9.88%) Business Development
10 8 (9.88%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (9.88%) Information Security Management
10 8 (9.88%) ISMS
10 8 (9.88%) Security Management
11 7 (8.64%) Asset Management
11 7 (8.64%) Data Security
11 7 (8.64%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.17%) SQL
2 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (38.27%) Degree
2 22 (27.16%) CISSP
3 20 (24.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (22.22%) CISM
5 7 (8.64%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.64%) GIAC
6 6 (7.41%) CCNA
6 6 (7.41%) CISA
7 5 (6.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 5 (6.17%) PCI QSA
8 4 (4.94%) CCSA
8 4 (4.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (4.94%) SANS
9 3 (3.70%) GCIH
9 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.47%) CEH
11 1 (1.23%) CREST Certified
11 1 (1.23%) GCFA
11 1 (1.23%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (16.05%) PCI DSS
3 11 (13.58%) GDPR
4 5 (6.17%) SLA
5 3 (3.70%) COBIT
5 3 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (2.47%) ISO 9001
6 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.23%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (1.23%) NIST 800
7 1 (1.23%) PSD2
7 1 (1.23%) QA
7 1 (1.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Docker
2 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) QRadar
2 4 (4.94%) Juniper STRM
2 4 (4.94%) Nessus
2 4 (4.94%) Nmap
2 4 (4.94%) RSA enVision
2 4 (4.94%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.23%) Marathon
3 1 (1.23%) Mesos
3 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (14.81%) Cisco
2 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (8.64%) Juniper
3 7 (8.64%) Splunk
4 6 (7.41%) LogRhythm
5 4 (4.94%) IBM
5 4 (4.94%) NetWitness
5 4 (4.94%) Qualys
5 4 (4.94%) Sun
6 3 (3.70%) Blue Coat
6 3 (3.70%) F5
6 3 (3.70%) Oracle
6 3 (3.70%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.47%) Capita
7 2 (2.47%) Citrix
8 1 (1.23%) Google
8 1 (1.23%) Huawei
8 1 (1.23%) Nokia
8 1 (1.23%) Red Hat