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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
UK
Rank 716 628 731
Rank change year-on-year -88 +103  
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 141 331 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 86 162 131
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,006 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £69,400
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75650 91140 91950
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.04% 88.53% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62160 75461 74357
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 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
England -22 134 £56,250 +2.27% 26
London +24 43 £60,000 -1.63% 6
South East +23 25 £42,500 -22.72% 6
South West -33 24 £55,000 -15.38% 4
West Midlands +43 18 £68,750 - 1
Surrey +44 12 - - 3
East of England +26 12 £85,000 +47.82% 3
Gloucestershire -47 10 £47,000 -12.55% 1
City of London +39 8 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Hampshire +20 8 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Warwick - 8 £40,000 -
Warwickshire - 8 £40,000 -
Bristol 0 7 £57,500 -14.81% 2
Hertfordshire +11 6 £45,000 -30.76% 3
North West -19 6 £55,000 - 4
Hatfield - 6 £45,000 - 3
Essex +19 4 - -
Avon - 4 - -
Worcestershire - 4 £100,000 -
Colchester - 4 - -
Berkshire +23 3 £82,500 +50.00% 1
Yorkshire +18 3 £62,500 +25.00%
Sheffield +11 3 £62,500 +25.00%
South Yorkshire +5 3 £62,500 +25.00%
Malvern - 3 £100,000 -
Belfast - 3 £62,500 -
Birmingham - 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £62,500 -
County Antrim - 3 £62,500 -
Scotland +16 2 £72,500 +141.66%

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 276 (71.13%) Information Security
2 192 (49.48%) Management Information System
3 179 (46.13%) Risk Management
4 165 (42.53%) Security Cleared
5 160 (41.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 149 (38.40%) CISSP
7 136 (35.05%) ITIL
8 117 (30.15%) CISM
9 110 (28.35%) Cybersecurity
10 100 (25.77%) Degree
11 83 (21.39%) Security Management
12 81 (20.88%) SC Cleared
13 78 (20.10%) SIEM
14 75 (19.33%) Penetration Testing
15 74 (19.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 73 (18.81%) GIAC
17 70 (18.04%) Windows
17 70 (18.04%) Security Operations
18 63 (16.24%) Risk Assessment
19 62 (15.98%) CESG
19 62 (15.98%) CESG Certified Professional
20 61 (15.72%) Data Protection
20 61 (15.72%) Information Security Management
21 60 (15.46%) Finance
21 60 (15.46%) Data Centre
22 58 (14.95%) PCI DSS
23 56 (14.43%) COBIT
23 56 (14.43%) Firewall
24 54 (13.92%) Cisco
25 50 (12.89%) Computer Science

Information Assurance
Top Related 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 17 (4.38%) IIS
2 5 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.55%) MS Office
4 5 (1.29%) MS Project
5 3 (0.77%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.77%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (4.38%) Sentinel
2 14 (3.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.12%) Office 365
2 14 (3.61%) SaaS
3 2 (0.52%) IaaS
3 2 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.43%) Firewall
2 39 (10.05%) Network Security
3 23 (5.93%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (5.41%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.38%) IPsec
5 17 (4.38%) MPLS
6 16 (4.12%) LAN
7 15 (3.87%) DNS
7 15 (3.87%) WAN
8 14 (3.61%) DHCP
8 14 (3.61%) Ethernet
8 14 (3.61%) Internet
9 13 (3.35%) ADSL
9 13 (3.35%) HSRP
9 13 (3.35%) ICMP
9 13 (3.35%) ISDN
9 13 (3.35%) PSTN
9 13 (3.35%) SNMP
9 13 (3.35%) SSL
9 13 (3.35%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.61%) Big Data
2 8 (2.06%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.26%) GIS
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (2.58%) Cucumber
1 10 (2.58%) Selenium
2 2 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (15.46%) Finance
2 34 (8.76%) Legal
3 25 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 24 (6.19%) Banking
5 15 (3.87%) Aerospace
6 11 (2.84%) Military
7 10 (2.58%) Retail
8 8 (2.06%) Marketing
9 6 (1.55%) Local Government
10 5 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.03%) French Language
11 4 (1.03%) German Language
12 3 (0.77%) Advertising
13 2 (0.52%) Law
14 1 (0.26%) Electronics
14 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 89 (22.94%) Consultant
2 50 (12.89%) Architect
3 49 (12.63%) Security Consultant
4 48 (12.37%) Analyst
5 36 (9.28%) Security Manager
6 35 (9.02%) Information Manager
7 32 (8.25%) Information Security Consultant
7 32 (8.25%) Security Analyst
8 27 (6.96%) Security Architect
9 25 (6.44%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 23 (5.93%) Information Assurance Manager
11 18 (4.64%) Information Analyst
12 16 (4.12%) Information Security Analyst
13 15 (3.87%) CISSP Manager
13 15 (3.87%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 15 (3.87%) Information Security Manager
14 14 (3.61%) Administrator
14 14 (3.61%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 14 (3.61%) Governance Manager
14 14 (3.61%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.15%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.55%) .NET
3 5 (1.29%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.03%) JSON
4 4 (1.03%) XML
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 192 (49.48%) Management Information System
2 62 (15.98%) CESG
3 60 (15.46%) Data Centre
4 50 (12.89%) Computer Science
5 40 (10.31%) Data Protection Act
6 25 (6.44%) Security Operations Centre
7 22 (5.67%) NHS
8 21 (5.41%) Driving Licence
9 18 (4.64%) CESG CLAS
9 18 (4.64%) Cyber Defence
10 17 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (3.09%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (2.32%) Mainframe
14 8 (2.06%) PKI
14 8 (2.06%) SCADA
14 8 (2.06%) Social Media
15 5 (1.29%) Freedom of Information Act
16 4 (1.03%) Cybercrime
16 4 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 70 (18.04%) Windows
2 32 (8.25%) Linux
3 22 (5.67%) Unix
4 20 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.29%) Solaris
6 5 (1.29%) Windows 2000
7 4 (1.03%) AIX
7 4 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (71.13%) Information Security
2 179 (46.13%) Risk Management
3 136 (35.05%) ITIL
4 110 (28.35%) Cybersecurity
5 83 (21.39%) Security Management
6 78 (20.10%) SIEM
7 75 (19.33%) Penetration Testing
8 74 (19.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 70 (18.04%) Security Operations
10 63 (16.24%) Risk Assessment
11 61 (15.72%) Data Protection
11 61 (15.72%) Information Security Management
12 48 (12.37%) Security Architecture
13 44 (11.34%) Mathematics
14 42 (10.82%) ISMS
14 42 (10.82%) TOGAF
15 41 (10.57%) Project Management
15 41 (10.57%) Technical Architecture
16 40 (10.31%) Business Continuity
17 38 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (11.86%) C
2 13 (3.35%) C++
3 12 (3.09%) Java
4 10 (2.58%) Perl
5 7 (1.80%) C#
5 7 (1.80%) Python
5 7 (1.80%) SQL
6 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.52%) PHP
6 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.26%) Lua
7 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 165 (42.53%) Security Cleared
2 149 (38.40%) CISSP
3 117 (30.15%) CISM
4 100 (25.77%) Degree
5 81 (20.88%) SC Cleared
6 73 (18.81%) GIAC
7 62 (15.98%) CESG Certified Professional
8 50 (12.89%) DV Cleared
9 46 (11.86%) CISA
9 46 (11.86%) GCIH
10 43 (11.08%) CEH
11 32 (8.25%) CRISC
12 31 (7.99%) Cisco Certification
13 30 (7.73%) CLAS
14 23 (5.93%) SANS
15 21 (5.41%) CCNP
16 19 (4.90%) GCIA
17 14 (3.61%) CISMP
17 14 (3.61%) MCSA
17 14 (3.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (41.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (14.95%) PCI DSS
3 56 (14.43%) COBIT
4 40 (10.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 38 (9.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 34 (8.76%) RMADS
7 27 (6.96%) JSP 440
8 20 (5.15%) GPG13
9 14 (3.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 12 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 9 (2.32%) ISO 9001
12 7 (1.80%) HMG Infosec
12 7 (1.80%) ISO 9000
13 6 (1.55%) GDPR
14 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
14 5 (1.29%) SLA
15 4 (1.03%) QA
16 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (3.35%) Firmware
5 9 (2.32%) Snort
6 5 (1.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (5.15%) Nessus
2 17 (4.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 16 (4.12%) WSUS
4 11 (2.84%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (2.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (1.55%) CSIRT
6 6 (1.55%) QRadar
7 5 (1.29%) ArcSight ESM
8 3 (0.77%) EnCase
8 3 (0.77%) FTK
9 2 (0.52%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.26%) RSA Security Analytics
10 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 54 (13.92%) Cisco
2 48 (12.37%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.22%) VMware
4 15 (3.87%) CheckPoint
4 15 (3.87%) Juniper
5 14 (3.61%) Qualys
5 14 (3.61%) ServiceNow
6 13 (3.35%) Oracle
6 13 (3.35%) TOWER Software
7 12 (3.09%) ArcSight
7 12 (3.09%) Intel Security
8 9 (2.32%) Splunk
9 8 (2.06%) Blue Coat
9 8 (2.06%) Dell
9 8 (2.06%) FireEye
10 7 (1.80%) F5
10 7 (1.80%) Palo Alto
11 6 (1.55%) BeyondTrust
11 6 (1.55%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.55%) Computacenter
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car, PMI, Flexible benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hatfield
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000K - £70,000 + strong package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + car, pension, training/certification
Posted: 8 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Perm or contract - competitive salary + benefits OR day rate contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Car Allowance & Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits and annual bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago