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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 231 220 181
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -39
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 16 14 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.23% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.28% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 32
Average salary £52,500 £63,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.32% +27.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £43,750 £41,750
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £82,500 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,750 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-7.72% +10.00%
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
4911 5069 4222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.03% 82.65% 81.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4140 3628
Average salary £40,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.21% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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
Gloucestershire -4 7 £63,500 -5.92% 3
Bristol -10 6 £50,750 - 2
Devon -2 1 £28,250 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 30 (63.83%) Security Cleared
2 28 (59.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (48.94%) CESG
4 22 (46.81%) Information Security
4 22 (46.81%) CISSP
4 22 (46.81%) Risk Management
5 16 (34.04%) Risk Assessment
5 16 (34.04%) Cyber Security
6 14 (29.79%) PCI DSS
6 14 (29.79%) DV Cleared
7 13 (27.66%) RMADS
7 13 (27.66%) Management Information System
7 13 (27.66%) CISM
8 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
9 10 (21.28%) Degree
10 9 (19.15%) CESG CLAS
10 9 (19.15%) CISA
11 8 (17.02%) Finance
11 8 (17.02%) Internet
11 8 (17.02%) Military
11 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (14.89%) ITIL
13 6 (12.77%) Benchmarking
13 6 (12.77%) Linux
13 6 (12.77%) Aerospace
13 6 (12.77%) COBIT
13 6 (12.77%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (12.77%) Mathematics
13 6 (12.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 6 (12.77%) Internet of Things

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 5 (10.64%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Internet
2 4 (8.51%) Firewall
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
1 8 (17.02%) Military
2 6 (12.77%) Aerospace
3 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.38%) Marketing
4 3 (6.38%) Legal
5 2 (4.26%) Electronics
6 1 (2.13%) Avionics
6 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Consultant
2 19 (40.43%) Security Consultant
3 10 (21.28%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 7 (14.89%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
5 6 (12.77%) Bid Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Information Assurance Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) Information Assurance Officer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Information Assurance Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Information Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) CLAS Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Cyber Security Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Project Support Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Risk Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Project Officer
8 1 (2.13%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) JSP
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (48.94%) CESG
2 13 (27.66%) Management Information System
2 13 (27.66%) RMADS
3 9 (19.15%) CESG CLAS
4 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (12.77%) Internet of Things
5 6 (12.77%) BYOD
5 6 (12.77%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (12.77%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.13%) Physics
7 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Solaris
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Risk Management
1 22 (46.81%) Information Security
2 16 (34.04%) Risk Assessment
2 16 (34.04%) Cyber Security
3 7 (14.89%) ITIL
4 6 (12.77%) Benchmarking
4 6 (12.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (12.77%) Data Protection
4 6 (12.77%) OWASP
5 5 (10.64%) Programme Management
6 4 (8.51%) BCP
6 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
6 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.51%) ITSM
6 4 (8.51%) Project Management
6 4 (8.51%) Service Management
6 4 (8.51%) Information Management
6 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (8.51%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (63.83%) Security Cleared
2 22 (46.81%) CISSP
3 14 (29.79%) DV Cleared
4 13 (27.66%) CISM
5 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
6 10 (21.28%) Degree
7 9 (19.15%) CISA
8 3 (6.38%) PCI QSA
8 3 (6.38%) CRISC
9 1 (2.13%) PhD
9 1 (2.13%) GCIA
9 1 (2.13%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (59.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (29.79%) PCI DSS
3 6 (12.77%) COBIT
4 3 (6.38%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.13%) ARP4754
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) SAP
1 1 (2.13%) VMware
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