The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 31 12 26
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 14 27 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.86% 14.29% 5.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 16.98% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 12
Average salary £50,000 £37,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.13% +11.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,400 £65,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Information Security
Gloucestershire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
207 159 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 71.88% 84.13% 69.57%
Number of salaries quoted 177 144 216
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Information Security
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 24 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 21 (52.50%) Security Cleared
3 18 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (42.50%) DV Cleared
5 14 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (35.00%) Python
6 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
6 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
7 12 (30.00%) CISSP
7 12 (30.00%) Windows
7 12 (30.00%) C++
7 12 (30.00%) C
7 12 (30.00%) Military
7 12 (30.00%) Hyper-V
8 11 (27.50%) CISM
8 11 (27.50%) C#
9 10 (25.00%) Business Development
10 9 (22.50%) PKI
10 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
10 9 (22.50%) Time Management
10 9 (22.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (22.50%) SQL
10 9 (22.50%) HTML
10 9 (22.50%) SSL
10 9 (22.50%) XML
10 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
10 9 (22.50%) Subversion
11 7 (17.50%) Project Management
11 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
11 7 (17.50%) Risk Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) SSL
2 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.50%) VLAN
3 3 (7.50%) Firewall
3 3 (7.50%) Wireless
4 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.50%) DHCP
5 1 (2.50%) DNS
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Subversion
2 3 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (7.50%) JMeter
2 3 (7.50%) Selenium
2 3 (7.50%) WinDbg
2 3 (7.50%) GDB
2 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.50%) Ranorex
3 2 (5.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (5.00%) TestComplete
3 2 (5.00%) WatiN
3 2 (5.00%) WATIR
General
1 12 (30.00%) Military
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Tester
1 9 (22.50%) Software Engineer
1 9 (22.50%) Consultant
1 9 (22.50%) Security Consultant
1 9 (22.50%) Information Security Consultant
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Penetration Tester
5 3 (7.50%) QA Tester
5 3 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Information Security Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Security Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) QA Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Information Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Information Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) HTML
1 9 (22.50%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (22.50%) PKI
3 5 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (25.00%) Business Development
3 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
3 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
3 9 (22.50%) Time Management
3 9 (22.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
4 7 (17.50%) SABSA
4 7 (17.50%) Project Management
4 7 (17.50%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (17.50%) Risk Management
4 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
5 6 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Scrum
6 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) Python
2 12 (30.00%) C
2 12 (30.00%) C++
3 11 (27.50%) C#
4 9 (22.50%) SQL
5 6 (15.00%) Java
6 5 (12.50%) Perl
6 5 (12.50%) PHP
6 5 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) Security Cleared
2 17 (42.50%) DV Cleared
3 12 (30.00%) CISSP
4 11 (27.50%) CISM
5 7 (17.50%) ISSAP
6 6 (15.00%) CEH
6 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (12.50%) ISEB
7 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.50%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) VMware
3 3 (7.50%) Meraki
3 3 (7.50%) HP
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) Apple