The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 54 62 48
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 14 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.12% 0.33% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 0.44% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 3
Average salary £40,000 £29,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.59% -26.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £29,500 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £29,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £50,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
-5.50% -1.18%
Information Security
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
473 458 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 71.78% 75.45% 70.39%
Number of salaries quoted 427 383 223
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 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 (72.41%) CISSP
1 21 (72.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (41.38%) Information Assurance
3 10 (34.48%) CISM
3 10 (34.48%) Information Security Management
3 10 (34.48%) Security Management
4 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
5 7 (24.14%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (24.14%) CISMP
5 7 (24.14%) Advertising
6 5 (17.24%) Retail
6 5 (17.24%) ISO 9001
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
7 4 (13.79%) Finance
8 3 (10.34%) MS Office
8 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Banking
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.34%) JIRA
8 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
8 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
8 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
8 3 (10.34%) VirtualBox
8 3 (10.34%) T-Plan
8 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
General
1 7 (24.14%) Advertising
2 5 (17.24%) Retail
3 4 (13.79%) Finance
4 3 (10.34%) Banking
4 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
5 2 (6.90%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Security Manager
1 17 (58.62%) Information Manager
1 17 (58.62%) Information Security Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Information Assurance Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Security Officer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (6.90%) Graduate Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (6.90%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Process Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Graduate
6 1 (3.45%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Information Assurance
2 10 (34.48%) Information Security Management
2 10 (34.48%) Security Management
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
4 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.45%) Information Governance
Qualifications
1 21 (72.41%) CISSP
2 10 (34.48%) CISM
3 7 (24.14%) CISMP
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (6.90%) ISEB
5 2 (6.90%) CEH
6 1 (3.45%) CISA
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (72.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
3 5 (17.24%) ISO 9001
4 2 (6.90%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.34%) T-Plan