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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 86 77 81
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 13 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.05% 1.59% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 2.05% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 7
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £28,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,400 £41,300
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
1005 878 820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.92% 77.63% 75.30%
Number of salaries quoted 843 780 722
Average salary £37,500 £35,352 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.07% -1.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -20 12 £46,250 +2.77%
Newport - 1 - -
Information Security
Wales

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 20 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (52.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (38.89%) CISSP
4 13 (36.11%) CISA
4 13 (36.11%) CISM
4 13 (36.11%) Risk Management
5 12 (33.33%) Windows
5 12 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (27.78%) PCI DSS
7 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 10 (27.78%) SQL
7 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 10 (27.78%) UNIX
8 9 (25.00%) ISO 9001
8 9 (25.00%) Firewall
8 9 (25.00%) Business Continuity
8 9 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (25.00%) Cyber Security
8 9 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
9 8 (22.22%) LogRhythm
9 8 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (22.22%) Nessus
9 8 (22.22%) Qualys
9 8 (22.22%) Product Management
9 8 (22.22%) CRISC
9 8 (22.22%) VMware
9 8 (22.22%) HP
9 8 (22.22%) SAP Certification

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (5.56%) IIS
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (16.67%) Network Security
2 6 (16.67%) Internet
3 4 (11.11%) Wireless
4 3 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (5.56%) WAN
5 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.78%) SSL
6 1 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) SNMP
6 1 (2.78%) LAN
6 1 (2.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Subversion
1 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.33%) Hudson
1 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (16.67%) Marketing
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Security Architect
1 8 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (11.11%) Cyber Security Consultant
2 4 (11.11%) Security Manager
2 4 (11.11%) Security Consultant
2 4 (11.11%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Information Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Information Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Information Security Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Information Assurance Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Tester
4 2 (5.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) COM
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (13.89%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (13.89%) Internet of Things
4 4 (11.11%) BYOD
5 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.78%) CESG
6 1 (2.78%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (2.78%) iSeries
6 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) UNIX
3 6 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (5.56%) CentOS
4 2 (5.56%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Risk Management
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 9 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 9 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 9 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 9 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 8 (22.22%) Product Management
5 7 (19.44%) Data Protection
6 6 (16.67%) Information Assurance
6 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 5 (13.89%) ITIL
7 5 (13.89%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (13.89%) ISMS
7 5 (13.89%) Product Marketing
7 5 (13.89%) Security Architecture
8 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.11%) OWASP
8 4 (11.11%) BCP
8 4 (11.11%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) Python
2 5 (13.89%) Perl
3 3 (8.33%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) Ruby
3 3 (8.33%) Erlang
3 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) CISSP
2 13 (36.11%) CISA
2 13 (36.11%) CISM
3 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 8 (22.22%) CRISC
4 8 (22.22%) SAP Certification
5 5 (13.89%) Degree
5 5 (13.89%) GSEC
5 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (2.78%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (52.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (27.78%) PCI DSS
3 9 (25.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) XenApp
3 1 (2.78%) XenServer
3 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Nessus
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) LogRhythm
2 8 (22.22%) Qualys
2 8 (22.22%) VMware
2 8 (22.22%) HP
2 8 (22.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix
3 1 (2.78%) Avaya
3 1 (2.78%) Apple
3 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat