The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 79 84 78
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 14 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.26% 0.51% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.68% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 5
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,400 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £50,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
-5.50% -1.18%
Information Security
Wales

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
810 882 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 73.04% 75.64% 73.68%
Number of salaries quoted 738 789 579
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,096 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +8 14 £40,000 +35.59% 2
Information Security
Wales

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (73.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (70.00%) CISSP
3 12 (40.00%) Information Assurance
4 10 (33.33%) CISM
4 10 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 10 (33.33%) Security Management
5 9 (30.00%) PCI DSS
6 7 (23.33%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (23.33%) CISMP
6 7 (23.33%) Advertising
7 6 (20.00%) ISO 9001
8 5 (16.67%) ITIL
8 5 (16.67%) Retail
9 4 (13.33%) Finance
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
10 3 (10.00%) ISO 9000
10 3 (10.00%) MS Office
10 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
10 3 (10.00%) Banking
10 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
10 3 (10.00%) Retail Banking
10 3 (10.00%) JIRA
10 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (10.00%) VirtualBox
10 3 (10.00%) T-Plan
10 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
11 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (23.33%) Advertising
2 5 (16.67%) Retail
3 4 (13.33%) Finance
4 3 (10.00%) Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (6.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Information Manager
1 17 (56.67%) Information Security Manager
1 17 (56.67%) Security Manager
2 7 (23.33%) Information Assurance Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Security Officer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (6.67%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Graduate Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (6.67%) Graduate
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Audit Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Information Assurance
2 10 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 10 (33.33%) Security Management
3 5 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.33%) Process Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) ITSM
6 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) CISSP
2 10 (33.33%) CISM
3 7 (23.33%) CISMP
4 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (6.67%) CEH
5 2 (6.67%) ISEB
6 1 (3.33%) CISA
6 1 (3.33%) SAP Certification
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (73.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (30.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (20.00%) ISO 9001
4 3 (10.00%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) T-Plan
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) VMware