The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 68 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 13 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.84% 0.96% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.15% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 16
Average salary £31,000 £33,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.14% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Information Security
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
557 520 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 78.90% 83.33% 80.99%
Number of salaries quoted 436 464 403
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Information Security
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Dorset

Information Security
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -6 10 - -
Weymouth +9 3 £31,000 -11.42%
Information Security
South West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) CISA
3 5 (31.25%) CISSP
3 5 (31.25%) Degree
3 5 (31.25%) Data Protection
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL V2
4 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (18.75%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
4 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 3 (18.75%) Internet
4 3 (18.75%) Symantec
4 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Legal
5 2 (12.50%) CCSA
5 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 2 (12.50%) CCNP
5 2 (12.50%) CCNA
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) SMTP
5 2 (12.50%) HTTP
5 2 (12.50%) OSPF
5 2 (12.50%) BGP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
1 3 (18.75%) Internet
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (12.50%) FWSM
2 2 (12.50%) OSPF
2 2 (12.50%) BGP
2 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) SMTP
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
1 10 (62.50%) Security Analyst
1 10 (62.50%) Information Analyst
1 10 (62.50%) Information Security Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Security Monitoring Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Data Protection
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL V2
3 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CISSP
1 5 (31.25%) CISA
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) CCSA
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco
1 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
1 3 (18.75%) Symantec
1 3 (18.75%) F5
2 2 (12.50%) Nokia