The first table below looks at the demand for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 76 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 17 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.49% 0.54% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.74% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 6
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £35,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -4.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
855 808 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 74.80% 73.32% 73.28%
Number of salaries quoted 771 716 552
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Information Security
Wales

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Information Security
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Information Security Salary Trend in South Wales

Information Security
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in South Wales

Information Security
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Cardiff +6 16 £45,000 +52.54% 1
Caerphilly +8 1 - -
Information Security
Wales

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 22 (78.57%) CISSP
2 20 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (42.86%) Information Assurance
4 11 (39.29%) CISM
5 10 (35.71%) Information Security Management
5 10 (35.71%) Security Management
6 9 (32.14%) PCI DSS
7 7 (25.00%) Advertising
7 7 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (25.00%) CISMP
8 6 (21.43%) ISO 9001
9 5 (17.86%) ITIL
10 4 (14.29%) Finance
10 4 (14.29%) Retail
11 3 (10.71%) Banking
11 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
11 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
11 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
11 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
12 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
12 2 (7.14%) MS Office
12 2 (7.14%) JIRA
12 2 (7.14%) Welsh Language
12 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
12 2 (7.14%) T-Plan
12 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
12 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
12 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
12 2 (7.14%) CEH
12 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 7 (25.00%) Advertising
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Information Manager
1 17 (60.71%) Information Security Manager
1 17 (60.71%) Security Manager
2 7 (25.00%) Information Assurance Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Security Officer
4 3 (10.71%) Information Security Officer
4 3 (10.71%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Audit Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Compliance Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) IT Security Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) NHS
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.57%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Information Assurance
2 10 (35.71%) Information Security Management
2 10 (35.71%) Security Management
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
4 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) Process Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) ITSM
6 1 (3.57%) Information Governance
6 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) CISSP
2 11 (39.29%) CISM
3 7 (25.00%) CISMP
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.14%) CEH
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CISA
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (32.14%) PCI DSS
3 6 (21.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.57%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) T-Plan
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) VMware