The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 157 104 101
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -3
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 69 120 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.13% 2.31% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 2.87% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 49 82 121
Average salary £41,000 £50,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.00% +9.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,000 £32,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,250 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,800
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.57%
Information Security
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
4871 4175 4306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.90% 80.40% 75.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3932 3554 3798
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 £26,500 £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 Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Information Security
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Information Security Salary Trend in the South West

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the South West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in the South West

Information Security
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 Security within the South West region over the 3 months to 20 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
(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 -19 21 £43,750 -12.50% 3
Wiltshire -7 16 £35,000 -17.64%
Bristol -37 12 £53,100 +5.14% 4
Somerset - 9 £32,500 - 1
Dorset -12 3 - - 2
Devon -17 1 - - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 62 (38.51%) Management Information System
2 46 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 41 (25.47%) Windows
4 38 (23.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (22.36%) Penetration Testing
6 30 (18.63%) Cyber Security
7 29 (18.01%) CISSP
8 23 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 22 (13.66%) Business Development
10 21 (13.04%) Risk Management
11 20 (12.42%) VMware
12 19 (11.80%) Finance
12 19 (11.80%) MS Excel
12 19 (11.80%) PCI DSS
12 19 (11.80%) DV Cleared
13 18 (11.18%) Cisco
13 18 (11.18%) ITIL
13 18 (11.18%) C
13 18 (11.18%) CISM
13 18 (11.18%) Incident Management
14 17 (10.56%) Firewall
14 17 (10.56%) C++
14 17 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (9.94%) SC Cleared
15 16 (9.94%) SQL
15 16 (9.94%) Project Management
15 16 (9.94%) Business Continuity
16 15 (9.32%) Linux
17 14 (8.70%) Python
17 14 (8.70%) Military

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 5 (3.11%) IIS
2 4 (2.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.86%) SAS
3 3 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.62%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.62%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 19 (11.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.11%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) MS Project
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.35%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.56%) Firewall
2 13 (8.07%) Network Security
3 12 (7.45%) SSL
4 9 (5.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (3.73%) DNS
6 5 (3.11%) VPN
6 5 (3.11%) DHCP
7 4 (2.48%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.48%) SAN
7 4 (2.48%) Internet
8 3 (1.86%) Wireless
8 3 (1.86%) VLAN
9 1 (0.62%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.62%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.62%) OSPF
9 1 (0.62%) BGP
9 1 (0.62%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.62%) SCCP
9 1 (0.62%) SMTP
9 1 (0.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Subversion
2 4 (2.48%) JMeter
2 4 (2.48%) Selenium
2 4 (2.48%) WinDbg
2 4 (2.48%) GDB
2 4 (2.48%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.86%) Ranorex
3 3 (1.86%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.24%) WATIR
4 2 (1.24%) FitNesse
4 2 (1.24%) TestComplete
4 2 (1.24%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.24%) WatiN
5 1 (0.62%) Maven
5 1 (0.62%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.62%) Ant
5 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (11.80%) Finance
2 14 (8.70%) Military
3 11 (6.83%) Banking
3 11 (6.83%) Legal
4 4 (2.48%) Marketing
4 4 (2.48%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.86%) Back Office
5 3 (1.86%) Retail
6 2 (1.24%) Electronics
6 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.24%) Advertising
7 1 (0.62%) Law
7 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (27.95%) Consultant
2 44 (27.33%) Security Consultant
3 23 (14.29%) Analyst
4 22 (13.66%) Information Security Consultant
5 18 (11.18%) Security Analyst
6 17 (10.56%) Security Manager
7 14 (8.70%) Tester
8 11 (6.83%) Architect
8 11 (6.83%) Software Engineer
9 10 (6.21%) IT Security Analyst
10 9 (5.59%) Security Specialist
11 8 (4.97%) Penetration Tester
11 8 (4.97%) Senior Security Consultant
11 8 (4.97%) Senior Consultant
12 7 (4.35%) IT Manager
12 7 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
12 7 (4.35%) Information Analyst
12 7 (4.35%) Security Architect
12 7 (4.35%) SAP Security Consultant
12 7 (4.35%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.45%) HTML
2 10 (6.21%) XML
3 8 (4.97%) Web Services
4 5 (3.11%) .NET
4 5 (3.11%) SailPoint
5 4 (2.48%) JSP
6 3 (1.86%) Middleware
7 2 (1.24%) HTML5
7 2 (1.24%) OSGi
7 2 (1.24%) SOAP
7 2 (1.24%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.24%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.62%) JSON
8 1 (0.62%) WCF
8 1 (0.62%) GWT
8 1 (0.62%) Java EE 5
8 1 (0.62%) JPA
8 1 (0.62%) EJB 3.0
8 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.62%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 62 (38.51%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.07%) PKI
3 9 (5.59%) RMADS
4 7 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.11%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.48%) Replication
7 3 (1.86%) CESG
7 3 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.62%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.47%) Windows
2 15 (9.32%) Linux
3 10 (6.21%) UNIX
4 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.86%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.24%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.24%) Android
6 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.36%) Penetration Testing
2 30 (18.63%) Cyber Security
3 22 (13.66%) Business Development
4 21 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 18 (11.18%) ITIL
5 18 (11.18%) Incident Management
6 17 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (9.94%) Project Management
7 16 (9.94%) Business Continuity
8 13 (8.07%) Ethical Hacking
9 12 (7.45%) Time Management
9 12 (7.45%) Software Engineering
9 12 (7.45%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (6.21%) Security Architecture
10 10 (6.21%) Security Management
10 10 (6.21%) Configuration Management
11 9 (5.59%) Information Assurance
11 9 (5.59%) Security Testing
12 8 (4.97%) Service Delivery
12 8 (4.97%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.18%) C
2 17 (10.56%) C++
3 16 (9.94%) SQL
4 14 (8.70%) Python
5 11 (6.83%) C#
6 10 (6.21%) Java
7 7 (4.35%) ABAP
8 5 (3.11%) Ruby
8 5 (3.11%) Perl
8 5 (3.11%) PHP
9 3 (1.86%) VBScript
9 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.01%) CISSP
3 19 (11.80%) DV Cleared
4 18 (11.18%) CISM
5 16 (9.94%) SC Cleared
6 14 (8.70%) Degree
7 10 (6.21%) CEH
8 7 (4.35%) ISSAP
8 7 (4.35%) SAP Certification
8 7 (4.35%) CISA
9 5 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (3.11%) ISEB
10 2 (1.24%) CCNA
10 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.24%) GCIA
10 2 (1.24%) GSEC
10 2 (1.24%) GCIH
10 2 (1.24%) GCFA
10 2 (1.24%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (23.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (11.80%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.11%) QA
3 5 (3.11%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.86%) SLA
5 2 (1.24%) COBIT
5 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.24%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.24%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.62%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.62%) BS7799
6 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.62%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 13 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.97%) Snort
4 4 (2.48%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.86%) Nmap
5 3 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (2.48%) Backup Exec
1 4 (2.48%) Nessus
2 3 (1.86%) SCCM
3 1 (0.62%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.62%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.42%) VMware
3 18 (11.18%) Cisco
4 12 (7.45%) Symantec
5 8 (4.97%) Splunk
5 8 (4.97%) LogLogic
6 7 (4.35%) SAP
7 5 (3.11%) HP
7 5 (3.11%) Citrix
8 4 (2.48%) Sage
8 4 (2.48%) Sun
9 3 (1.86%) Intel
9 3 (1.86%) Teradata
9 3 (1.86%) Meraki
10 2 (1.24%) Oracle
10 2 (1.24%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.24%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.24%) Nokia
10 2 (1.24%) Apple
11 1 (0.62%) Juniper
Bristol, Avon
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Weymouth, Dorset
Roc Search
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Required IT
Salary: £50,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading Street
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + benefits + bonus potential
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago