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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 52 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 15 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.22% 1.51% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 1.86% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 15
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +96.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £52,000 £25,204
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £61,250 £47,400
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.02%
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
557 485 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 82.40% 81.51% 75.83%
Number of salaries quoted 458 399 413
Average salary £37,500 £35,783 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.79% +2.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 28 April 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) CISSP
5 5 (31.25%) CISA
5 5 (31.25%) CISM
5 5 (31.25%) UNIX
5 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
5 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (25.00%) Nessus
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity
6 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (25.00%) Qualys
6 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 4 (25.00%) Product Management
6 4 (25.00%) LogRhythm
6 4 (25.00%) Cyber Security
6 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
7 3 (18.75%) Internet of Things
7 3 (18.75%) OWASP
7 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
7 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 3 (18.75%) BYOD
7 3 (18.75%) BCP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Hudson
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
1 4 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Cyber Security Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Information Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Trainer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (18.75%) Internet of Things
2 3 (18.75%) BYOD
3 1 (6.25%) iSeries
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) FreeBSD
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
1 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (25.00%) Product Management
2 4 (25.00%) Cyber Security
2 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) ITSM
3 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
3 3 (18.75%) OWASP
3 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) BCP
3 3 (18.75%) Benchmarking
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Erlang
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) CISSP
2 5 (31.25%) CISA
2 5 (31.25%) CISM
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) CRISC
4 1 (6.25%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (6.25%) GSEC
4 1 (6.25%) CISMP
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (18.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Nessus
2 1 (6.25%) Graphite
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Qualys
1 4 (25.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat