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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 102 116 117
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 150 101 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.54% 1.95% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 2.39% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 104 64 93
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,075 £33,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,700 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
4927 4231 4043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.34% 81.52% 78.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4120 3552 3568
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 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 5 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 +20 74 £51,250 +11.41% 6
Bristol 0 33 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Wiltshire +5 28 £48,500 +7.77% 4
Devon - 5 £60,000 - 1
Somerset +2 4 £32,500 -35.96% 2
Dorset -29 4 £42,500 -17.47% 3
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 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 88 (33.59%) Security Cleared
2 83 (31.68%) Management Information System
3 66 (25.19%) DV Cleared
4 64 (24.43%) CISSP
5 63 (24.05%) Degree
6 61 (23.28%) ITIL
7 58 (22.14%) Finance
8 57 (21.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 57 (21.76%) Windows
9 53 (20.23%) Firewall
9 53 (20.23%) Linux
10 47 (17.94%) Risk Management
11 43 (16.41%) Time Management
12 42 (16.03%) Microsoft
13 41 (15.65%) VMware
14 37 (14.12%) TCP/IP
15 36 (13.74%) Cisco
16 35 (13.36%) DNS
16 35 (13.36%) Cyber Security
17 34 (12.98%) SC Cleared
18 32 (12.21%) C
18 32 (12.21%) Military
19 30 (11.45%) PCI DSS
19 30 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
19 30 (11.45%) Information Assurance
20 29 (11.07%) SSL
21 28 (10.69%) Network Security
22 27 (10.31%) CESG
22 27 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
23 26 (9.92%) LDAP

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 6 (2.29%) IIS
2 5 (1.91%) Node.js
2 5 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.91%) MS Office
3 2 (0.76%) MS Project
3 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (20.23%) Firewall
2 37 (14.12%) TCP/IP
3 35 (13.36%) DNS
4 29 (11.07%) SSL
5 28 (10.69%) Network Security
6 26 (9.92%) LDAP
7 25 (9.54%) DHCP
8 23 (8.78%) FTP
8 23 (8.78%) Telnet
9 17 (6.49%) SMTP
10 16 (6.11%) HTTP
11 10 (3.82%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (3.44%) Wireshark
12 9 (3.44%) Internet
13 8 (3.05%) IPsec
14 6 (2.29%) Wireless
15 5 (1.91%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (1.91%) tcpdump
15 5 (1.91%) VPN
16 3 (1.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.91%) MySQL
1 5 (1.91%) RDBMS
1 5 (1.91%) MongoDB
1 5 (1.91%) Big Data
1 5 (1.91%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (2.29%) WinDbg
1 6 (2.29%) GDB
2 4 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (1.53%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.15%) Subversion
3 3 (1.15%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
General
1 58 (22.14%) Finance
2 32 (12.21%) Military
3 12 (4.58%) Legal
4 11 (4.20%) Banking
5 8 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.67%) Law
6 7 (2.67%) Retail
7 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.15%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.76%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.38%) Local Government
10 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (20.99%) Consultant
2 50 (19.08%) Security Consultant
3 33 (12.60%) Analyst
4 30 (11.45%) Security Manager
5 29 (11.07%) Security Analyst
5 29 (11.07%) Information Security Consultant
6 18 (6.87%) Information Manager
7 17 (6.49%) Network Engineer
7 17 (6.49%) Lead Network Engineer
8 15 (5.73%) Information Security Manager
8 15 (5.73%) Information Analyst
9 14 (5.34%) Information Security Analyst
10 13 (4.96%) Security Engineer
10 13 (4.96%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 12 (4.58%) Architect
12 11 (4.20%) IT Auditor
12 11 (4.20%) Auditor
12 11 (4.20%) Information Specialist
13 8 (3.05%) Information Security Specialist
13 8 (3.05%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.05%) HTML
2 7 (2.67%) J2EE
3 5 (1.91%) CSS
3 5 (1.91%) JSP
3 5 (1.91%) Middleware
3 5 (1.91%) Hibernate
3 5 (1.91%) Spring
3 5 (1.91%) HTML5
3 5 (1.91%) CSS3
3 5 (1.91%) Apache Camel
4 4 (1.53%) Web Services
5 3 (1.15%) XML
6 2 (0.76%) .NET
7 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.38%) STL
7 1 (0.38%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 83 (31.68%) Management Information System
2 27 (10.31%) CESG
3 23 (8.78%) RMADS
4 16 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.96%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.96%) PKI
6 5 (1.91%) Statistics
6 5 (1.91%) Online Banking
6 5 (1.91%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.91%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.91%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (1.53%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.53%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.76%) Open Source
8 2 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.76%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (0.76%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.38%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) W3C
9 1 (0.38%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 57 (21.76%) Windows
2 53 (20.23%) Linux
3 22 (8.40%) UNIX
4 3 (1.15%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.28%) ITIL
2 47 (17.94%) Risk Management
3 43 (16.41%) Time Management
4 35 (13.36%) Cyber Security
5 30 (11.45%) Information Assurance
6 27 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (9.54%) SIEM
8 24 (9.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 24 (9.16%) Business Continuity
9 22 (8.40%) Security Management
10 21 (8.02%) Risk Assessment
11 20 (7.63%) Penetration Testing
11 20 (7.63%) Network Architecture
12 19 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (7.25%) PRINCE2
13 18 (6.87%) DevOps
14 17 (6.49%) Security Architecture
14 17 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (6.11%) Information Security Management
16 15 (5.73%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.21%) C
2 21 (8.02%) C++
2 21 (8.02%) SQL
3 19 (7.25%) Perl
4 16 (6.11%) Java
5 15 (5.73%) Python
6 10 (3.82%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.67%) Ruby
8 5 (1.91%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.15%) C#
10 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (33.59%) Security Cleared
2 66 (25.19%) DV Cleared
3 64 (24.43%) CISSP
4 63 (24.05%) Degree
5 34 (12.98%) SC Cleared
6 20 (7.63%) CISM
7 17 (6.49%) CISA
8 13 (4.96%) VCP4
9 12 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (3.44%) MCSA
11 9 (3.44%) MCP
12 8 (3.05%) Postgraduate
13 7 (2.67%) CHFI
13 7 (2.67%) CISMP
14 5 (1.91%) CCNP
14 5 (1.91%) CCNA
15 3 (1.15%) ISEB
15 3 (1.15%) SSCP
16 2 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (21.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (11.45%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.44%) SLA
4 7 (2.67%) COBIT
5 6 (2.29%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.38%) QA
7 1 (0.38%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.38%) WAI
System Software
1 30 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.34%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.96%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.29%) Snort
5 5 (1.91%) Nmap
6 4 (1.53%) vSphere
7 2 (0.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.53%) Nessus
2 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 42 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 41 (15.65%) VMware
3 36 (13.74%) Cisco
4 17 (6.49%) Juniper
4 17 (6.49%) CheckPoint
5 7 (2.67%) Oracle
6 6 (2.29%) McAfee
6 6 (2.29%) BT
7 5 (1.91%) Citrix
8 4 (1.53%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (1.15%) Websense
9 3 (1.15%) Qualys
10 2 (0.76%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.38%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.38%) Tripwire
11 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.38%) NetIQ
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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