The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 207 174 152
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -22
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 20 34 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.67% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.83% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13 33 60
Average salary £63,500 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £36,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £57,000 £70,250
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
Information Assurance
England

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4942 4079 4227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.12% 80.55% 74.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4001 3482 3736
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Information Assurance Salary Trend in the South West

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Information Assurance Salary Histogram in the South West

Information Assurance
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
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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
Gloucestershire -16 10 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Wiltshire -11 2 £63,500 +53.01% 2
Somerset - 2 - -
Devon - 2 - - 1
Dorset -5 1 £42,500 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 45 (76.27%) Security Cleared
2 33 (55.93%) Network Security
2 33 (55.93%) Cyber Security
3 32 (54.24%) Software Engineering
4 31 (52.54%) C
4 31 (52.54%) C++
5 29 (49.15%) Computer Science
6 28 (47.46%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (47.46%) Qt
6 28 (47.46%) Android
6 28 (47.46%) iPhone
6 28 (47.46%) Spring
6 28 (47.46%) Web Development
6 28 (47.46%) Hibernate
6 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (47.46%) Java
6 28 (47.46%) SQL
6 28 (47.46%) J2EE
6 28 (47.46%) WebLogic
6 28 (47.46%) EJB
6 28 (47.46%) HTTP
6 28 (47.46%) BT
6 28 (47.46%) Android Development
6 28 (47.46%) iOS Development
6 28 (47.46%) Mobile App
7 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (13.56%) CESG
9 7 (11.86%) Information Security
9 7 (11.86%) RMADS
9 7 (11.86%) Management Information System

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (47.46%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (55.93%) Network Security
2 28 (47.46%) HTTP
3 5 (8.47%) Firewall
4 3 (5.08%) IPsec
4 3 (5.08%) Wireshark
4 3 (5.08%) tcpdump
4 3 (5.08%) SNMP
4 3 (5.08%) VPN
4 3 (5.08%) SSL
4 3 (5.08%) IPv4
4 3 (5.08%) IPv6
5 2 (3.39%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) SAN
General
1 5 (8.47%) Electronics
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Developer
1 14 (23.73%) Development Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) Senior Development Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.78%) Consultant
5 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Information Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Security Specialist
6 2 (3.39%) Security Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (3.39%) Information Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Chief Technology Officer
6 2 (3.39%) IT Security Specialist
6 2 (3.39%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 2 (3.39%) Information Assurance Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (47.46%) J2EE
1 28 (47.46%) EJB
1 28 (47.46%) Hibernate
1 28 (47.46%) Spring
1 28 (47.46%) Qt
2 2 (3.39%) STL
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (49.15%) Computer Science
2 28 (47.46%) iPhone
2 28 (47.46%) Mobile App
3 8 (13.56%) CESG
4 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
4 7 (11.86%) RMADS
5 5 (8.47%) Cryptography
6 3 (5.08%) PKI
6 3 (5.08%) SCADA
6 3 (5.08%) Device Driver
6 3 (5.08%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (3.39%) iPad
8 1 (1.69%) Open Source
8 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (47.46%) Android
2 6 (10.17%) Windows
3 4 (6.78%) Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.69%) HPUX
6 1 (1.69%) UNIX
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) Cyber Security
2 32 (54.24%) Software Engineering
3 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (47.46%) Web Development
3 28 (47.46%) Android Development
3 28 (47.46%) iOS Development
3 28 (47.46%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (11.86%) Information Security
5 5 (8.47%) Security Management
5 5 (8.47%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.78%) Security Architecture
7 3 (5.08%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (5.08%) UML
7 3 (5.08%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (5.08%) OO
7 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.08%) Multithreading
7 3 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (52.54%) C
1 31 (52.54%) C++
2 28 (47.46%) Java
2 28 (47.46%) SQL
3 3 (5.08%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 45 (76.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) Degree
5 3 (5.08%) CISSP
6 2 (3.39%) CISA
6 2 (3.39%) CISM
7 1 (1.69%) LPIC
7 1 (1.69%) MCITP
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.69%) RHCE
7 1 (1.69%) MCP
7 1 (1.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.39%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.69%) BS7799
4 1 (1.69%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (1.69%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Nmap
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) BT
2 2 (3.39%) IBM
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.69%) VMware
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