The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 724 658 766
Rank change year-on-year -66 +108  
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 148 272 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.32% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 103 163 138
Median salary £54,500 £60,000 £54,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.16% +10.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £41,400
10% offered a salary of more than £81,750 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 79039 86328 97439
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.92% 88.03%
Number of salaries quoted 63711 72121 79644
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Information Assurance
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England -25 147 £54,500 -9.16% 12
West Midlands +43 36 £53,500 - 2
London -33 36 £52,500 -19.23% 3
South East +17 29 £65,000 +18.18% 3
South West 0 24 £52,750 -21.85% 1
Bristol -4 18 £42,500 -34.61% 1
Birmingham +18 15 £51,250 -
Surrey +25 10 £75,000 +25.00%
East of England +3 10 £110,000 +83.33% 2
Hertfordshire -7 10 £110,000 +83.33% 2
Hampshire -8 8 £62,000 +30.52% 1
North West -33 8 £50,000 +11.11%
Coventry - 7 £75,000 - 1
Staines +9 6 £75,000 -11.76%
Dorset 0 6 £55,000 -18.51%
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £42,798 -4.89%
Milton Keynes -6 6 £42,798 -4.89%
Manchester -18 6 £50,000 +11.11%
Stevenage - 6 - -
Oxfordshire +21 5 £75,000 +130.76% 1
Worcestershire - 5 £44,500 - 1
Winchester - 5 £62,000 -
Hatfield - 4 £110,000 - 2
Telford - 4 £69,000 -
Shropshire - 4 £69,000 -
East Midlands +24 3 £68,750 -1.78%
Nottinghamshire 0 3 £68,750 -1.78%
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Warwick - 3 - -
Malvern - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 199 (68.86%) Information Security
2 137 (47.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 128 (44.29%) Management Information System
4 113 (39.10%) CISSP
4 113 (39.10%) Cybersecurity
5 94 (32.53%) Security Cleared
6 88 (30.45%) Degree
7 85 (29.41%) Risk Management
8 81 (28.03%) CISM
9 73 (25.26%) ITIL
10 65 (22.49%) Finance
11 59 (20.42%) Security Management
12 57 (19.72%) SC Cleared
13 53 (18.34%) CISA
14 52 (17.99%) Network Security
15 49 (16.96%) Firewall
16 48 (16.61%) ISMS
17 47 (16.26%) SIEM
18 46 (15.92%) Windows
18 46 (15.92%) CESG
19 44 (15.22%) Data Protection
20 43 (14.88%) PCI DSS
20 43 (14.88%) CESG Certified Professional
20 43 (14.88%) Information Security Management
21 42 (14.53%) Cyber Essentials
22 41 (14.19%) Business Continuity
22 41 (14.19%) Risk Assessment
23 39 (13.49%) Security Operations
24 38 (13.15%) Security Architecture
25 37 (12.80%) Linux

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.11%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (17.99%) Network Security
2 49 (16.96%) Firewall
3 14 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (4.50%) Internet
5 6 (2.08%) MPLS
6 5 (1.73%) BGP
6 5 (1.73%) OSPF
6 5 (1.73%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.04%) LAN
7 3 (1.04%) WAN
8 2 (0.69%) DMZ
8 2 (0.69%) SAN
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.35%) DNS
9 1 (0.35%) HSRP
9 1 (0.35%) ICMP
9 1 (0.35%) IPsec
9 1 (0.35%) SSL
9 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.35%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.73%) Big Data
3 3 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.35%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.35%) JMeter
2 1 (0.35%) Selenium
2 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (22.49%) Finance
2 21 (7.27%) Legal
3 16 (5.54%) Retail
3 16 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.81%) Electronics
5 8 (2.77%) Banking
5 8 (2.77%) Marketing
6 7 (2.42%) Military
7 6 (2.08%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.38%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.38%) Publishing
9 2 (0.69%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 55 (19.03%) Analyst
2 42 (14.53%) Consultant
3 37 (12.80%) Security Analyst
4 28 (9.69%) Security Consultant
5 26 (9.00%) Architect
5 26 (9.00%) Information Analyst
5 26 (9.00%) Information Manager
5 26 (9.00%) Security Manager
6 24 (8.30%) Information Security Analyst
7 20 (6.92%) Information Security Consultant
8 17 (5.88%) Information Security Officer
8 17 (5.88%) Security Officer
9 16 (5.54%) Information Assurance Manager
9 16 (5.54%) Information Security Manager
10 14 (4.84%) Security Architect
10 14 (4.84%) Security Engineer
10 14 (4.84%) SOC Analyst
11 13 (4.50%) Information Officer
12 12 (4.15%) Information Assurance Consultant
12 12 (4.15%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.46%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.73%) XML
3 4 (1.38%) .NET
3 4 (1.38%) JSON
4 2 (0.69%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.35%) COM
5 1 (0.35%) HTML
5 1 (0.35%) J2EE
5 1 (0.35%) STL
5 1 (0.35%) Web Services
5 1 (0.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 128 (44.29%) Management Information System
2 46 (15.92%) CESG
3 22 (7.61%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.54%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (4.84%) Cyberthreat
6 13 (4.50%) Security Operations Centre
7 11 (3.81%) CESG CLAS
7 11 (3.81%) SCADA
8 10 (3.46%) Data Centre
9 9 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (3.11%) Mainframe
10 7 (2.42%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (1.73%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.38%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.69%) Cyber Attack
13 2 (0.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 2 (0.69%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.69%) NHS
13 2 (0.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.92%) Windows
2 37 (12.80%) Linux
3 20 (6.92%) Unix
4 6 (2.08%) Android
4 6 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.08%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.69%) Solaris
5 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000
5 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (68.86%) Information Security
2 113 (39.10%) Cybersecurity
3 85 (29.41%) Risk Management
4 73 (25.26%) ITIL
5 59 (20.42%) Security Management
6 48 (16.61%) ISMS
7 47 (16.26%) SIEM
8 44 (15.22%) Data Protection
9 43 (14.88%) Information Security Management
10 41 (14.19%) Business Continuity
10 41 (14.19%) Risk Assessment
11 39 (13.49%) Security Operations
12 38 (13.15%) Security Architecture
13 32 (11.07%) Internal Audit
14 30 (10.38%) Incident Management
14 30 (10.38%) IT Governance
14 30 (10.38%) Penetration Testing
15 26 (9.00%) Mentoring
15 26 (9.00%) Project Management
16 24 (8.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.65%) C
2 12 (4.15%) C#
3 11 (3.81%) Java
4 10 (3.46%) C++
5 6 (2.08%) Objective-C
6 5 (1.73%) Perl
6 5 (1.73%) SQL
7 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.69%) Python
8 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 113 (39.10%) CISSP
2 94 (32.53%) Security Cleared
3 88 (30.45%) Degree
4 81 (28.03%) CISM
5 57 (19.72%) SC Cleared
6 53 (18.34%) CISA
7 43 (14.88%) CESG Certified Professional
8 37 (12.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 34 (11.76%) GIAC
10 28 (9.69%) DV Cleared
11 22 (7.61%) CLAS
11 22 (7.61%) GCIH
12 21 (7.27%) GCIA
13 20 (6.92%) CRISC
14 19 (6.57%) SANS
15 18 (6.23%) CEH
16 16 (5.54%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (5.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
18 13 (4.50%) CCNP
18 13 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (47.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (14.88%) PCI DSS
3 42 (14.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 23 (7.96%) COBIT
5 21 (7.27%) ISO 9001
6 17 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 16 (5.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 15 (5.19%) NIST 800
9 14 (4.84%) GDPR
9 14 (4.84%) JSP 440
10 11 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 9 (3.11%) ISO 22301
12 9 (3.11%) ISO 9000
12 9 (3.11%) RMADS
13 7 (2.42%) ISO 14001
14 4 (1.38%) GCP
14 4 (1.38%) ISO 31000
15 3 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (6.92%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (3.81%) Snort
3 8 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.77%) vSphere
4 7 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (2.08%) Firmware
6 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (6.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 13 (4.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 12 (4.15%) Nessus
3 12 (4.15%) QRadar
4 11 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (3.11%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.04%) EnCase
6 3 (1.04%) FTK
7 2 (0.69%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (0.69%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.35%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 31 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.61%) Cisco
2 22 (7.61%) Oracle
3 12 (4.15%) BeyondTrust
3 12 (4.15%) CheckPoint
3 12 (4.15%) McAfee
4 10 (3.46%) VMware
5 8 (2.77%) ArcSight
5 8 (2.77%) Blue Coat
5 8 (2.77%) Dell
5 8 (2.77%) FireEye
6 6 (2.08%) Computacenter
6 6 (2.08%) Juniper
6 6 (2.08%) SAP
7 5 (1.73%) Splunk
8 4 (1.38%) Google
8 4 (1.38%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.04%) F5
9 3 (1.04%) HP
10 2 (0.69%) Intel
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £83000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 - 75000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 - 90000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
UK
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and excellent benefits!
Posted: 18 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum dep on skills, knowledge & exp + exc benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
NCC Group
Posted: 16 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 25 days ago