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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 100 146 123
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -23
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 154 78 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.57% 1.46% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 1.78% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 87 60 84
Average salary £51,576 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.34% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,150 £39,750 £37,150
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.95%
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
4993 4374 4243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.34% 81.94% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4152 3688 3726
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 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 +28 72 £65,000 +31.31% 6
Bristol +15 33 £45,819 +1.82% 3
Wiltshire +5 27 £51,576 +8.58% 3
Dorset -19 11 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Devon - 6 £60,000 -
Somerset +2 3 £32,500 -35.00%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 97 (34.64%) Security Cleared
2 87 (31.07%) Management Information System
3 75 (26.79%) DV Cleared
4 67 (23.93%) Degree
4 67 (23.93%) CISSP
5 66 (23.57%) ITIL
6 60 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 59 (21.07%) Finance
8 58 (20.71%) Risk Management
9 55 (19.64%) Windows
10 54 (19.29%) Firewall
11 53 (18.93%) Linux
12 51 (18.21%) Time Management
13 47 (16.79%) VMware
14 41 (14.64%) Military
14 41 (14.64%) Microsoft
15 40 (14.29%) C
15 40 (14.29%) Cyber Security
16 38 (13.57%) Cisco
17 36 (12.86%) TCP/IP
17 36 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
17 36 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
17 36 (12.86%) PCI DSS
18 34 (12.14%) SC Cleared
19 33 (11.79%) CESG
20 32 (11.43%) DNS
21 30 (10.71%) Information Assurance
22 28 (10.00%) SIEM
22 28 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
23 27 (9.64%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 8 (2.86%) Node.js
1 8 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.14%) IIS
3 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.79%) MS Office
3 2 (0.71%) MS Project
3 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (19.29%) Firewall
2 36 (12.86%) TCP/IP
3 32 (11.43%) DNS
4 25 (8.93%) SSL
4 25 (8.93%) DHCP
5 24 (8.57%) Network Security
6 23 (8.21%) FTP
6 23 (8.21%) LDAP
6 23 (8.21%) Telnet
7 16 (5.71%) HTTP
8 14 (5.00%) SMTP
9 9 (3.21%) Internet
9 9 (3.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (3.21%) Wireshark
10 7 (2.50%) Wireless
11 5 (1.79%) IPsec
11 5 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (1.79%) tcpdump
12 3 (1.07%) SAN
13 2 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.86%) MySQL
1 8 (2.86%) RDBMS
1 8 (2.86%) MongoDB
1 8 (2.86%) Big Data
1 8 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.36%) MS Access
4 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.36%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 7 (2.50%) ClearCase
1 7 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.50%) WinDbg
1 7 (2.50%) GDB
2 6 (2.14%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.07%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.71%) Subversion
5 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
General
1 59 (21.07%) Finance
2 41 (14.64%) Military
3 18 (6.43%) Legal
4 9 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.21%) Retail
5 8 (2.86%) Banking
6 7 (2.50%) Law
7 4 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.07%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (19.29%) Consultant
2 49 (17.50%) Security Consultant
3 34 (12.14%) Security Manager
4 30 (10.71%) Analyst
5 28 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
6 26 (9.29%) Security Analyst
7 20 (7.14%) Information Manager
8 17 (6.07%) Network Engineer
8 17 (6.07%) Lead Network Engineer
9 16 (5.71%) Information Security Manager
10 14 (5.00%) Architect
11 13 (4.64%) Information Analyst
11 13 (4.64%) Information Assurance Consultant
12 12 (4.29%) Information Security Analyst
13 11 (3.93%) IT Auditor
13 11 (3.93%) Auditor
14 10 (3.57%) Security Architect
14 10 (3.57%) Security Engineer
15 9 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
15 9 (3.21%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.57%) HTML
1 10 (3.57%) J2EE
2 8 (2.86%) CSS
2 8 (2.86%) Middleware
2 8 (2.86%) Hibernate
2 8 (2.86%) Spring
2 8 (2.86%) HTML5
2 8 (2.86%) CSS3
2 8 (2.86%) Apache Camel
3 6 (2.14%) JSP
4 2 (0.71%) Web Services
4 2 (0.71%) XML
4 2 (0.71%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.36%) STL
5 1 (0.36%) AppFabric
5 1 (0.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 87 (31.07%) Management Information System
2 33 (11.79%) CESG
3 23 (8.21%) RMADS
4 16 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 15 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.93%) PKI
7 8 (2.86%) Visualisation
8 7 (2.50%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (1.79%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.79%) Statistics
9 5 (1.79%) Online Banking
10 4 (1.43%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.07%) Freedom of Information Act
12 2 (0.71%) Open Source
13 1 (0.36%) Social Network
13 1 (0.36%) Online Games
13 1 (0.36%) CESG CLAS
13 1 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.64%) Windows
2 53 (18.93%) Linux
3 17 (6.07%) UNIX
4 3 (1.07%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (23.57%) ITIL
2 58 (20.71%) Risk Management
3 51 (18.21%) Time Management
4 40 (14.29%) Cyber Security
5 36 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (10.71%) Information Assurance
7 28 (10.00%) SIEM
7 28 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (9.64%) DevOps
9 24 (8.57%) Business Continuity
10 23 (8.21%) Risk Assessment
11 22 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (7.86%) Security Management
11 22 (7.86%) PRINCE2
11 22 (7.86%) Security Architecture
12 21 (7.50%) Scrum
13 20 (7.14%) Project Management
13 20 (7.14%) Network Architecture
14 19 (6.79%) Service Management
14 19 (6.79%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.29%) C
2 25 (8.93%) C++
3 24 (8.57%) Perl
4 21 (7.50%) SQL
5 20 (7.14%) Java
6 19 (6.79%) Python
7 10 (3.57%) Ruby
7 10 (3.57%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.86%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.71%) C#
10 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.36%) VB
10 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 97 (34.64%) Security Cleared
2 75 (26.79%) DV Cleared
3 67 (23.93%) Degree
3 67 (23.93%) CISSP
4 34 (12.14%) SC Cleared
5 20 (7.14%) CISM
6 14 (5.00%) CISA
7 12 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.21%) MCSA
9 9 (3.21%) MCP
9 9 (3.21%) CHFI
10 8 (2.86%) Postgraduate
11 7 (2.50%) CISMP
12 5 (1.79%) CCNP
12 5 (1.79%) CCNA
13 3 (1.07%) ISEB
13 3 (1.07%) SSCP
13 3 (1.07%) GIAC
14 2 (0.71%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (12.86%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.93%) SLA
4 9 (3.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (2.50%) COBIT
6 6 (2.14%) JSP 440
7 4 (1.43%) Data Quality
8 3 (1.07%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.36%) QA
9 1 (0.36%) CESG Infosec
9 1 (0.36%) WAI
System Software
1 36 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.07%) Hyper-V
3 12 (4.29%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.14%) vSphere
4 6 (2.14%) Snort
5 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.79%) Nmap
2 4 (1.43%) Nessus
3 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.36%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 47 (16.79%) VMware
2 41 (14.64%) Microsoft
3 38 (13.57%) Cisco
4 17 (6.07%) Juniper
4 17 (6.07%) CheckPoint
5 11 (3.93%) Oracle
6 6 (2.14%) McAfee
6 6 (2.14%) BT
7 5 (1.79%) Citrix
8 3 (1.07%) SAP
8 3 (1.07%) Websense
8 3 (1.07%) Qualys
9 2 (0.71%) Twitter
9 2 (0.71%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.36%) Tripwire
10 1 (0.36%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.36%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.36%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.36%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.36%) LogRhythm
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Car allowance, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £45,000- £60,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £85,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, South West, United Kingdom
NHS Blood and Transplant
Salary: £30,764 - £40,558 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Salisbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Learning Partnership West
Salary: From £29,000 to £33,500 per annum (Dependent on experience)
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago