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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 70 50 53
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 12 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.47% 2.50% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 3.25% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 3
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +52.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £28,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,400 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
660 523 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.59% 77.03% 74.48%
Number of salaries quoted 533 459 313
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 27 July 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 12 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (40.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (37.04%) PCI DSS
3 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) CISSP
4 9 (33.33%) CISA
4 9 (33.33%) CISM
4 9 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 9 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (29.63%) Cyber Security
5 8 (29.63%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) Data Protection
7 6 (22.22%) Information Assurance
7 6 (22.22%) Linux
7 6 (22.22%) Internet
7 6 (22.22%) UNIX
8 5 (18.52%) Python
8 5 (18.52%) Perl
8 5 (18.52%) ITIL
8 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
8 5 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity Planning
8 5 (18.52%) Internet of Things
8 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (14.81%) COBIT
9 4 (14.81%) Qualys
9 4 (14.81%) Wireless
9 4 (14.81%) Nessus

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 2 (7.41%) IIS
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Internet
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) Wireless
3 3 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
4 1 (3.70%) SSH
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) SNMP
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Subversion
1 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.11%) Hudson
1 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Architect
1 4 (14.81%) Consultant
1 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
1 4 (14.81%) Security Architect
1 4 (14.81%) Security Manager
1 4 (14.81%) Cyber Security Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Information Security Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Information Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Information Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Tester
3 2 (7.41%) Junior
3 2 (7.41%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Information Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (18.52%) Internet of Things
3 4 (14.81%) BYOD
3 4 (14.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) iSeries
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) CESG
4 1 (3.70%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (7.41%) FreeBSD
3 2 (7.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 9 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 8 (29.63%) Cyber Security
3 7 (25.93%) Data Protection
4 6 (22.22%) Information Assurance
5 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
5 5 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL
5 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (14.81%) Product Management
6 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (14.81%) BCP
6 4 (14.81%) Benchmarking
6 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (14.81%) ITSM
6 4 (14.81%) Service Management
6 4 (14.81%) OWASP
6 4 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) Python
2 5 (18.52%) Perl
3 3 (11.11%) Ruby
3 3 (11.11%) Erlang
3 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (11.11%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) CISSP
2 9 (33.33%) CISA
2 9 (33.33%) CISM
2 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) CRISC
5 1 (3.70%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (3.70%) GSEC
5 1 (3.70%) CISMP
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (37.04%) PCI DSS
3 4 (14.81%) COBIT
4 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
2 1 (3.70%) XenServer
2 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) Graphite
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Qualys
1 4 (14.81%) LogRhythm
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Avaya
3 1 (3.70%) Apple
3 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat