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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 69 74 65
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 3 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.51% 0.29% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.37% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 10
Average salary - £43,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +11.11%
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
494 542 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 84.59% 79.59% 81.57%
Number of salaries quoted 441 467 477
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,469
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 December 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
Taunton +7 3 - -
Information Security
South West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) Security Management
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
6 3 (25.00%) VBScript
6 3 (25.00%) UNIX
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Intel
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (25.00%) SIEM
6 3 (25.00%) Cyber Security
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Support Specialist
1 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Security Assurance Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSP
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) RMADS
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) CESG
3 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 4 (33.33%) Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) SIEM
3 3 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) IT Governance
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) ISMS
5 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
5 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) VBScript
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP
4 1 (8.33%) CISA
4 1 (8.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) JSP 440
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Intel
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint