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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 216 203 184
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -19
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 29 32 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.55% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.67% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 20 31 44
Average salary £62,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.05% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £35,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -13.63%
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
5196 4792 4440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.75% 82.27% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4291 4044 3908
Average salary £40,000 £39,397 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Gloucestershire -7 16 £65,000 +57.57% 2
Bristol -10 7 £62,500 +53.18% 2
Dorset -16 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
Devon -10 1 - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (68.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (42.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (36.00%) Information Security
4 16 (32.00%) CESG
4 16 (32.00%) RMADS
5 14 (28.00%) Management Information System
5 14 (28.00%) DV Cleared
6 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
7 12 (24.00%) Cyber Security
8 11 (22.00%) Risk Management
9 10 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (20.00%) Network Security
10 9 (18.00%) Linux
10 9 (18.00%) Software Engineering
11 8 (16.00%) Windows
12 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
13 6 (12.00%) CISSP
13 6 (12.00%) Security Management
13 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (12.00%) Time Management
13 6 (12.00%) Security Architecture
13 6 (12.00%) Algorithms
14 5 (10.00%) OO
14 5 (10.00%) Postgraduate
14 5 (10.00%) ISO 9001
14 5 (10.00%) Firewall
14 5 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
14 5 (10.00%) Cryptography
14 5 (10.00%) Data Analysis
14 5 (10.00%) Multithreading

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (2.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
1 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Network Security
2 5 (10.00%) Firewall
3 4 (8.00%) VPN
3 4 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (6.00%) IPsec
5 2 (4.00%) SNMP
5 2 (4.00%) SSL
5 2 (4.00%) IPv4
5 2 (4.00%) IPv6
5 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (4.00%) tcpdump
6 1 (2.00%) SAN
6 1 (2.00%) Internet
6 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Consultant
2 14 (28.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 11 (22.00%) Security Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) Information Security Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Information Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Security Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Information Assurance Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) CLAS Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) IT Security Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) JSP
2 1 (2.00%) STL
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) POSIX
2 1 (2.00%) Pthreads
2 1 (2.00%) HTML5
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) CESG
1 16 (32.00%) RMADS
2 14 (28.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.00%) Algorithms
4 5 (10.00%) iPad
4 5 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (10.00%) Cryptography
5 3 (6.00%) SCADA
6 2 (4.00%) PKI
6 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.00%) Device Driver
6 2 (4.00%) Open Source
7 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.00%) Statistics
7 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.00%) HPUX
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Information Security
2 12 (24.00%) Cyber Security
3 11 (22.00%) Risk Management
4 10 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (18.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.00%) Security Management
6 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.00%) Security Architecture
6 6 (12.00%) Time Management
7 5 (10.00%) Multithreading
7 5 (10.00%) Probability Theory
7 5 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 5 (10.00%) OO
8 4 (8.00%) ITIL
8 4 (8.00%) Information Security Management
8 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.00%) Network Design
9 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.00%) Project Management
9 3 (6.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) C
1 4 (8.00%) C++
2 3 (6.00%) Python
3 2 (4.00%) Assembly Language
3 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) Ruby
4 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (68.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) DV Cleared
3 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.00%) CISSP
5 5 (10.00%) Postgraduate
6 3 (6.00%) Degree
7 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.00%) MCSE
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.00%) RHCE
8 1 (2.00%) CISA
8 1 (2.00%) CISM
8 1 (2.00%) LPIC
8 1 (2.00%) MCITP
8 1 (2.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (10.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (8.00%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.00%) ISO 9000
5 1 (2.00%) SLA
5 1 (2.00%) COBIT
5 1 (2.00%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Nmap
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) BT
2 2 (4.00%) IBM
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.00%) VMware
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
Bude, Cornwall
GCHQ
Posted: 23 days ago