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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 75 78 70
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 23 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.93% 1.00% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.22% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 14
Average salary £70,000 £55,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +96.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £47,200 £25,204
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £60,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +2.08%
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
961 822 781
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.49% 82.36% 75.68%
Number of salaries quoted 826 694 707
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £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 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 27 April 2015.

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 27 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
Cardiff +2 15 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Caerphilly - 8 £75,000 -
Information Security
Wales

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 17 (70.83%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (37.50%) UNIX
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (37.50%) CISSP
4 9 (37.50%) CISA
4 9 (37.50%) CISM
4 9 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (33.33%) VMware
5 8 (33.33%) Business Continuity
5 8 (33.33%) HP
5 8 (33.33%) Firewall
5 8 (33.33%) Qualys
5 8 (33.33%) Nessus
5 8 (33.33%) SAP Certification
5 8 (33.33%) ISO 9001
5 8 (33.33%) SAP
5 8 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 8 (33.33%) LogRhythm
5 8 (33.33%) Product Management
6 7 (29.17%) PCI DSS
7 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (25.00%) Marketing
8 5 (20.83%) CRISC
8 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
8 5 (20.83%) Network Security

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.17%) SaaS
3 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) Network Security
3 4 (16.67%) Internet
4 3 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
1 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Hudson
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (25.00%) Marketing
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Architect
1 8 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Information Security Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Cyber Security Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Information Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Trainer
4 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) COM
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (70.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (12.50%) Internet of Things
2 3 (12.50%) BYOD
3 1 (4.17%) iSeries
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) FreeBSD
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 8 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 8 (33.33%) Product Management
2 8 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
3 5 (20.83%) Product Marketing
3 5 (20.83%) ISMS
3 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.67%) Cyber Security
5 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 3 (12.50%) OWASP
5 3 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.50%) ITSM
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) Erlang
3 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) CISSP
1 9 (37.50%) CISA
1 9 (37.50%) CISM
2 8 (33.33%) SAP Certification
3 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) CRISC
4 5 (20.83%) GSEC
4 5 (20.83%) Degree
5 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) CISMP
6 1 (4.17%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 7 (29.17%) PCI DSS
4 3 (12.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Nessus
2 1 (4.17%) Graphite
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) HP
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
2 8 (33.33%) Qualys
2 8 (33.33%) LogRhythm
2 8 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat