The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Information Assurance skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 369 385 414
Rank change year-on-year +16 +29  
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 27 63 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.37% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 11 54 29
Median salary £42,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.72% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £36,100 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% +7.84%  

Information Assurance 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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12911 16973 17958
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.11% 87.17% 85.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10602 14317 14296
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,764 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in the South East

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance in the South East.

Salary trend for Information Assurance in the South East

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Assurance in the South East

Information Assurance
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Surrey +58 13 - - 4
Hampshire +13 9 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Berkshire +25 3 £82,500 +50.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 1 £39,000 -
Oxfordshire +2 1 £70,000 +122.22%
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Information Assurance 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 South East region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 65 (75.58%) Information Security
2 57 (66.28%) Risk Management
3 56 (65.12%) ITIL
4 51 (59.30%) Management Information System
5 39 (45.35%) SIEM
6 38 (44.19%) Technical Architecture
7 35 (40.70%) Security Cleared
8 34 (39.53%) Data Centre
9 32 (37.21%) Finance
9 32 (37.21%) Windows
10 31 (36.05%) Security Operations
11 30 (34.88%) GIAC
11 30 (34.88%) GCIH
11 30 (34.88%) Penetration Testing
12 28 (32.56%) Change Management
12 28 (32.56%) PCI DSS
13 27 (31.40%) Vulnerability Management
13 27 (31.40%) Degree
13 27 (31.40%) GAP Analysis
14 25 (29.07%) Firewall
14 25 (29.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 25 (29.07%) Cybersecurity
15 24 (27.91%) Line Management
15 24 (27.91%) B2B
16 23 (26.74%) TOGAF
17 22 (25.58%) CISSP
18 21 (24.42%) 802.1X
18 21 (24.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 21 (24.42%) Computer Science
19 19 (22.09%) Mathematics

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (16.28%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (29.07%) Firewall
2 13 (15.12%) ADSL
2 13 (15.12%) DHCP
2 13 (15.12%) DNS
2 13 (15.12%) Ethernet
2 13 (15.12%) HSRP
2 13 (15.12%) ICMP
2 13 (15.12%) IPsec
2 13 (15.12%) ISDN
2 13 (15.12%) LAN
2 13 (15.12%) MPLS
2 13 (15.12%) PSTN
2 13 (15.12%) SNMP
2 13 (15.12%) SSL
2 13 (15.12%) TCP/IP
2 13 (15.12%) WAN
2 13 (15.12%) X.25
3 9 (10.47%) Network Security
4 3 (3.49%) Internet
5 2 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) Big Data
General
1 32 (37.21%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Legal
3 6 (6.98%) Local Government
4 3 (3.49%) Marketing
5 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Consultant
2 14 (16.28%) Administrator
2 14 (16.28%) Windows Administrator
3 13 (15.12%) Network Engineer
4 12 (13.95%) Analyst
4 12 (13.95%) Security Consultant
5 10 (11.63%) Architect
5 10 (11.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 9 (10.47%) Information Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Security Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Security Manager
7 8 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (9.30%) Senior Security Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Senior Information Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Senior Information Security Analyst
9 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Architect
9 6 (6.98%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (4.65%) Account Manager
11 3 (3.49%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.42%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.16%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (59.30%) Management Information System
2 34 (39.53%) Data Centre
3 21 (24.42%) Computer Science
4 19 (22.09%) NHS
5 17 (19.77%) Driving Licence
6 14 (16.28%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (13.95%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (9.30%) CESG
9 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (8.14%) PKI
10 4 (4.65%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (4.65%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (4.65%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.21%) Windows
2 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (5.81%) Linux
4 4 (4.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (75.58%) Information Security
2 57 (66.28%) Risk Management
3 56 (65.12%) ITIL
4 39 (45.35%) SIEM
5 38 (44.19%) Technical Architecture
6 31 (36.05%) Security Operations
7 30 (34.88%) Penetration Testing
8 28 (32.56%) Change Management
9 27 (31.40%) GAP Analysis
9 27 (31.40%) Vulnerability Management
10 25 (29.07%) Cybersecurity
11 24 (27.91%) B2B
11 24 (27.91%) Line Management
12 23 (26.74%) TOGAF
13 21 (24.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (22.09%) Mathematics
14 19 (22.09%) Physics
15 18 (20.93%) Business Analysis
15 18 (20.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.49%) C
2 1 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 35 (40.70%) Security Cleared
2 30 (34.88%) GCIH
2 30 (34.88%) GIAC
3 27 (31.40%) Degree
4 22 (25.58%) CISSP
5 17 (19.77%) CISM
6 14 (16.28%) MCSA
6 14 (16.28%) MCSE
6 14 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (10.47%) CLAS
8 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
9 6 (6.98%) APMP
10 4 (4.65%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (3.49%) CISA
11 3 (3.49%) GCIA
11 3 (3.49%) GREM
12 2 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (2.33%) CEH
12 2 (2.33%) GCFA
12 2 (2.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (32.56%) PCI DSS
2 25 (29.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (13.95%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 8 (9.30%) ISO 9000
5 7 (8.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (4.65%) JSP 440
7 3 (3.49%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (2.33%) COBIT
8 2 (2.33%) GDPR
9 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
9 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) Active Directory
1 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (15.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (16.28%) Nessus
1 14 (16.28%) WSUS
2 2 (2.33%) EnCase
2 2 (2.33%) FTK
2 2 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.44%) Cisco
3 14 (16.28%) Qualys
3 14 (16.28%) VMware
4 13 (15.12%) TOWER Software
5 3 (3.49%) ArcSight
5 3 (3.49%) HP
5 3 (3.49%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.33%) F5
6 2 (2.33%) Intel
6 2 (2.33%) Juniper
6 2 (2.33%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.33%) Splunk
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