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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 139 165 103
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -62
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 117 65 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.96% 1.07% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 1.29% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 90 46 81
Average salary £50,000 £41,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.95% -18.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
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
5086 5022 4169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.05% 82.54% 82.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4250 4068 3569
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,125
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 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 +13 48 £52,500 +40.00% 9
Bristol +9 37 £40,000 -24.81% 8
Wiltshire -2 15 £47,500 +36.69% 5
Dorset +4 6 - -
Somerset +1 6 £52,500 +70.73%
Devon -6 1 £51,000 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 96 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 69 (28.75%) Management Information System
4 68 (28.33%) Cyber Security
5 61 (25.42%) C
5 61 (25.42%) ITIL
5 61 (25.42%) Military
6 58 (24.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 56 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (23.33%) CISSP
8 53 (22.08%) Linux
9 49 (20.42%) Windows
9 49 (20.42%) Time Management
10 48 (20.00%) DevOps
11 47 (19.58%) Degree
12 45 (18.75%) Scrum
13 42 (17.50%) VMware
13 42 (17.50%) Risk Management
14 40 (16.67%) PCI DSS
15 39 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 39 (16.25%) Finance
15 39 (16.25%) Service Management
15 39 (16.25%) Microsoft
16 38 (15.83%) C++
17 36 (15.00%) Project Management
17 36 (15.00%) Java
18 35 (14.58%) CISM
19 33 (13.75%) Firewall
19 33 (13.75%) Business Continuity
19 33 (13.75%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (7.92%) Node.js
3 3 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.25%) Confluence
3 3 (1.25%) Lync
3 3 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.42%) IIS
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.75%) Firewall
2 15 (6.25%) Wireless
3 12 (5.00%) Internet
3 12 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.75%) Network Security
5 7 (2.92%) LAN
5 7 (2.92%) WAN
6 6 (2.50%) tcpdump
6 6 (2.50%) Wireshark
6 6 (2.50%) HTTP
7 5 (2.08%) LDAP
7 5 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (2.08%) DNS
8 4 (1.67%) IPv4
8 4 (1.67%) FTP
8 4 (1.67%) VPN
8 4 (1.67%) SMTP
8 4 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.25%) VoIP
9 3 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.00%) MySQL
2 19 (7.92%) RDBMS
2 19 (7.92%) MongoDB
2 19 (7.92%) Big Data
2 19 (7.92%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.83%) MS Access
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.42%) Essbase
5 1 (0.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.92%) ClearCase
3 15 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (5.00%) GDB
4 12 (5.00%) WinDbg
5 5 (2.08%) JIRA
6 1 (0.42%) Selenium
6 1 (0.42%) Mocha
6 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.42%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.42%) Grunt
6 1 (0.42%) Bower
6 1 (0.42%) gulp
General
1 61 (25.42%) Military
2 39 (16.25%) Finance
3 12 (5.00%) Legal
4 7 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.50%) Banking
5 6 (2.50%) Retail
6 4 (1.67%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.83%) Law
7 2 (0.83%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (15.42%) Consultant
1 37 (15.42%) Analyst
2 33 (13.75%) Security Consultant
3 29 (12.08%) Security Analyst
4 22 (9.17%) Security Manager
5 19 (7.92%) Software Engineer
6 15 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 15 (6.25%) Information Manager
7 14 (5.83%) Cyber Security Consultant
8 13 (5.42%) IT Security Analyst
9 11 (4.58%) Penetration Tester
9 11 (4.58%) Tester
10 10 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
11 9 (3.75%) Developer
11 9 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (3.75%) Security Officer
11 9 (3.75%) Cyber Security Manager
12 8 (3.33%) Information Security Officer
12 8 (3.33%) Information Security Analyst
12 8 (3.33%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.42%) HTML
1 25 (10.42%) CSS
2 22 (9.17%) HTML5
3 19 (7.92%) Hibernate
3 19 (7.92%) Spring
3 19 (7.92%) J2EE
3 19 (7.92%) Middleware
3 19 (7.92%) CSS3
3 19 (7.92%) Apache Camel
4 6 (2.50%) .NET
5 3 (1.25%) JSP
5 3 (1.25%) LAMP
5 3 (1.25%) Web Services
6 2 (0.83%) D3.js
7 1 (0.42%) Sass
7 1 (0.42%) LESS
7 1 (0.42%) Ember.js
7 1 (0.42%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.42%) REST
7 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (28.75%) Management Information System
2 32 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 23 (9.58%) PKI
4 21 (8.75%) CESG
5 19 (7.92%) Visualisation
6 16 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
7 15 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (2.92%) Mathematics
10 6 (2.50%) Internet of Things
10 6 (2.50%) Data Centre
10 6 (2.50%) BYOD
11 5 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (1.67%) CESG CLAS
13 3 (1.25%) Freedom of Information Act
13 3 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
14 2 (0.83%) RMADS
14 2 (0.83%) PMI
14 2 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 53 (22.08%) Linux
2 49 (20.42%) Windows
3 8 (3.33%) UNIX
4 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.42%) Android
5 1 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.33%) Cyber Security
2 61 (25.42%) ITIL
3 56 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (20.42%) Time Management
5 48 (20.00%) DevOps
6 45 (18.75%) Scrum
7 42 (17.50%) Risk Management
8 39 (16.25%) Service Management
9 36 (15.00%) Project Management
10 33 (13.75%) Business Continuity
11 29 (12.08%) SDLC
12 27 (11.25%) Configuration Management
13 25 (10.42%) SIEM
14 24 (10.00%) Data Protection
14 24 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 23 (9.58%) Validation
15 23 (9.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (9.17%) Analytics
16 22 (9.17%) Software Engineering
17 20 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 61 (25.42%) C
2 38 (15.83%) C++
3 36 (15.00%) Java
4 26 (10.83%) Perl
4 26 (10.83%) Python
5 25 (10.42%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.92%) Ruby
7 14 (5.83%) SQL
8 3 (1.25%) PHP
8 3 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.25%) C#
9 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 56 (23.33%) CISSP
4 47 (19.58%) Degree
5 35 (14.58%) CISM
6 33 (13.75%) SC Cleared
7 20 (8.33%) CISA
8 9 (3.75%) GIAC
9 8 (3.33%) CEH
9 8 (3.33%) CRISC
10 6 (2.50%) PCI QSA
10 6 (2.50%) SSCP
11 5 (2.08%) CHFI
12 4 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.67%) CCNP
12 4 (1.67%) CCDP
13 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.83%) CISMP
13 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.42%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (24.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 13 (5.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (4.17%) COBIT
5 5 (2.08%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.67%) BS7799
6 4 (1.67%) QA
7 3 (1.25%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.83%) SLA
9 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
System Software
1 39 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.17%) Snort
4 7 (2.92%) vSphere
5 5 (2.08%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) Nessus
1 2 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.42%) logstash
2 1 (0.42%) Kibana
2 1 (0.42%) Nmap
Vendors
1 42 (17.50%) VMware
2 39 (16.25%) Microsoft
3 24 (10.00%) Oracle
4 12 (5.00%) Cisco
5 8 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.92%) Splunk
7 4 (1.67%) McAfee
7 4 (1.67%) SAP
8 3 (1.25%) Zend
8 3 (1.25%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.83%) LogLogic
9 2 (0.83%) Q1 Labs
9 2 (0.83%) Twitter
9 2 (0.83%) Jaspersoft
9 2 (0.83%) Qualys
9 2 (0.83%) Sourcefire
9 2 (0.83%) Infoblox
9 2 (0.83%) Avaya
9 2 (0.83%) Juniper
9 2 (0.83%) Symantec
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Earth Stream Global
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + shift allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £66453 - £79744 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £53162 - £79744 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £41535 - £53073 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £61000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £29905 - £38212 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group
Salary: £45k - 65k per year + Benifits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Boeing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
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