The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 61 64 55
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.72% 1.46% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.77% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 13
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% -19.04%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,500 £48,250
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +0.51%
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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
469 566 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 84.50% 82.75% 81.43%
Number of salaries quoted 400 480 519
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £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 Somerset

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Information Security
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Somerset

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Somerset

Information Security
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Taunton +4 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Bath +3 2 £32,500 -35.00%
Information Security
South West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (42.86%) SIEM
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Security Management
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) JSP 440
4 1 (14.29%) RMADS
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) CESG
4 1 (14.29%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) DB2
4 1 (14.29%) JSP
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) UML

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (14.29%) CLAS Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) JSP
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) CESG
2 1 (14.29%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (14.29%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Security Management
1 3 (42.86%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Database Security
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
2 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) JSP 440
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) VMware