The first table below looks at the demand for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 53 55 41
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 14 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.07% 0.36% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 0.50% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 5
Average salary £45,000 £29,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.54% -16.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,500 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £29,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -2.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
487 404 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 72.04% 73.59% 73.68%
Number of salaries quoted 436 332 240
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,930 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Information Security
South Wales

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Information Security
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cardiff region.

Information Security Salary Trend in Cardiff

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 21 (80.77%) CISSP
2 19 (73.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (46.15%) Information Assurance
4 10 (38.46%) CISM
4 10 (38.46%) Information Security Management
4 10 (38.46%) Security Management
5 8 (30.77%) PCI DSS
6 7 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (26.92%) Advertising
6 7 (26.92%) CISMP
7 5 (19.23%) ITIL
7 5 (19.23%) ISO 9001
8 4 (15.38%) Finance
8 4 (15.38%) Retail
9 3 (11.54%) Banking
9 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
9 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking
10 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
10 2 (7.69%) Welsh Language
10 2 (7.69%) JIRA
10 2 (7.69%) VirtualBox
10 2 (7.69%) T-Plan
10 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
10 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.69%) CEH
10 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
10 2 (7.69%) MS Office
10 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
10 2 (7.69%) Microsoft

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 7 (26.92%) Advertising
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Information Manager
1 17 (65.38%) Information Security Manager
1 17 (65.38%) Security Manager
2 7 (26.92%) Information Assurance Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Security Officer
4 3 (11.54%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) IT Security Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Integration Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Information Assurance
2 10 (38.46%) Information Security Management
2 10 (38.46%) Security Management
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Information Governance
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) CISSP
2 10 (38.46%) CISM
3 7 (26.92%) CISMP
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.69%) CEH
5 1 (3.85%) ISEB
5 1 (3.85%) CISA
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (73.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (30.77%) PCI DSS
3 5 (19.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) T-Plan
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft