The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 34 26 32
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 1.29% 7.29% 3.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 7.57% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 6
Median salary £28,000 £56,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -50.44% +105.45%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

Information Security 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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 140 185 136
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 90.32% 96.35% 74.32%
Number of salaries quoted 113 165 126
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +16.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Stoke-on-Trent

Information Security
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Stoke-on-Trent

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 9 (52.94%) .NET
1 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
1 9 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (52.94%) Security Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (29.41%) Wireshark
3 5 (29.41%) Burp Suite
3 5 (29.41%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) Erlang
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 4 (23.53%) System Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) OWASP
6 1 (5.88%) NAS
6 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (5.88%) VLAN
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Office 365
6 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.88%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) Windows
6 1 (5.88%) LDAP
6 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
6 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
6 1 (5.88%) WLAN
6 1 (5.88%) DHCP
6 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
6 1 (5.88%) SNMP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) MPLS
2 1 (5.88%) NAS
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) SNMP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) VLAN
2 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Burp Suite
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Security Specialist
2 5 (29.41%) Information Security Specialist
2 5 (29.41%) Information Specialist
2 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Specialist
3 4 (23.53%) Application Security Specialist
3 4 (23.53%) Applications Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Applications Specialist
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Ethical Hacker
3 4 (23.53%) Graduate
3 4 (23.53%) Junior
3 4 (23.53%) Web Applications Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Web Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Security Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Security Hacker
5 2 (11.76%) Graduate Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Graduate Applications Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Graduate Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
1 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (52.94%) Security Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (23.53%) System Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) VMware