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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 101 110 132
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +22
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 161 156 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.85% 2.55% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 2.96% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 114 79 81
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £37,850 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.04%
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
4940 5266 5004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.29% 86.00% 86.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4097 4299 4155
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
Bristol +24 61 £51,617 +12.65% 4
Gloucestershire -3 59 £57,500 +2.22% 9
Somerset +5 11 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Wiltshire -19 10 £47,500 -13.63% 3
Cornwall - 9 £60,000 -
Devon +4 6 £27,500 -54.16%
Avon - 1 £50,000 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 119 (37.66%) CISSP
2 100 (31.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 97 (30.70%) Cybersecurity
4 88 (27.85%) Management Information System
5 87 (27.53%) Risk Management
6 76 (24.05%) Security Management
7 74 (23.42%) Finance
7 74 (23.42%) Security Cleared
8 66 (20.89%) CISM
9 62 (19.62%) Information Security Management
10 53 (16.77%) Windows
10 53 (16.77%) SC Cleared
10 53 (16.77%) Information Assurance
11 46 (14.56%) Degree
12 43 (13.61%) Penetration Testing
13 41 (12.97%) ITIL
14 37 (11.71%) Firewall
15 36 (11.39%) Business Continuity
15 36 (11.39%) CESG Certified Professional
16 35 (11.08%) CISA
17 34 (10.76%) ISMS
18 32 (10.13%) DV Cleared
19 31 (9.81%) C
20 30 (9.49%) Software Engineering
20 30 (9.49%) Security Architecture
21 28 (8.86%) Security Operations
21 28 (8.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 27 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
22 27 (8.54%) Java
22 27 (8.54%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (4.11%) IIS
2 4 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.32%) Confluence
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.22%) SaaS
2 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.71%) Firewall
2 25 (7.91%) Internet
3 19 (6.01%) Network Security
4 13 (4.11%) HTTP
4 13 (4.11%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (3.16%) HTTPS
7 9 (2.85%) 3G
7 9 (2.85%) 4G
7 9 (2.85%) DNS
8 4 (1.27%) FTP
8 4 (1.27%) Intranet
8 4 (1.27%) SAN
8 4 (1.27%) VPN
9 3 (0.95%) Extranet
9 3 (0.95%) LAN
9 3 (0.95%) SMTP
9 3 (0.95%) SSL
9 3 (0.95%) WAN
9 3 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.27%) DB2
2 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.95%) MySQL
3 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.32%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 6 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 74 (23.42%) Finance
2 26 (8.23%) Electronics
2 26 (8.23%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.01%) Legal
4 18 (5.70%) Banking
5 16 (5.06%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.11%) Military
7 6 (1.90%) Marketing
8 4 (1.27%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.27%) Law
9 3 (0.95%) Automotive
10 2 (0.63%) Billing
10 2 (0.63%) Retail
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 73 (23.10%) Consultant
2 46 (14.56%) Security Consultant
3 38 (12.03%) Security Manager
4 36 (11.39%) Analyst
5 27 (8.54%) Security Analyst
6 25 (7.91%) Information Security Manager
7 24 (7.59%) Information Manager
8 23 (7.28%) Penetration Tester
8 23 (7.28%) Tester
9 22 (6.96%) Security Officer
10 20 (6.33%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (5.70%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 16 (5.06%) Architect
13 15 (4.75%) Information Officer
13 15 (4.75%) Information Security Officer
14 12 (3.80%) Compliance Officer
14 12 (3.80%) Information Security Consultant
14 12 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (3.80%) Senior Security Analyst
15 11 (3.48%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.11%) HTML
2 12 (3.80%) .NET
3 4 (1.27%) CSS
3 4 (1.27%) J2EE
4 2 (0.63%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) jQuery
5 1 (0.32%) JSON
5 1 (0.32%) OAuth
5 1 (0.32%) OpenID
5 1 (0.32%) SAML
5 1 (0.32%) Web Services
5 1 (0.32%) XML
5 1 (0.32%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 88 (27.85%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.23%) CESG
3 25 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (6.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 19 (6.01%) Computer Science
6 18 (5.70%) Mathematics
7 12 (3.80%) Mainframe
8 10 (3.16%) Data Centre
8 10 (3.16%) PKI
9 9 (2.85%) Client/Server
9 9 (2.85%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (2.85%) Physics
9 9 (2.85%) Social Media
10 8 (2.53%) AS400
10 8 (2.53%) IBM Mainframe
11 7 (2.22%) Cyber Attack
12 6 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.27%) Cryptography
13 4 (1.27%) NHS
13 4 (1.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.77%) Windows
2 27 (8.54%) Linux
3 15 (4.75%) Unix
4 6 (1.90%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.63%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (30.70%) Cybersecurity
2 87 (27.53%) Risk Management
3 76 (24.05%) Security Management
4 62 (19.62%) Information Security Management
5 53 (16.77%) Information Assurance
6 43 (13.61%) Penetration Testing
7 41 (12.97%) ITIL
8 36 (11.39%) Business Continuity
9 34 (10.76%) ISMS
10 30 (9.49%) Security Architecture
10 30 (9.49%) Software Engineering
11 28 (8.86%) Security Operations
11 28 (8.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 27 (8.54%) SIEM
12 27 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (7.59%) Risk Assessment
14 23 (7.28%) Project Management
15 22 (6.96%) Incident Management
16 21 (6.65%) Line Management
17 19 (6.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.81%) C
2 27 (8.54%) Java
3 15 (4.75%) C++
4 13 (4.11%) Python
5 12 (3.80%) Perl
6 11 (3.48%) SQL
7 10 (3.16%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.85%) Assembly Language
9 6 (1.90%) PHP
10 3 (0.95%) Ada
10 3 (0.95%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.95%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.95%) Ruby
11 1 (0.32%) C#
11 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 119 (37.66%) CISSP
2 74 (23.42%) Security Cleared
3 66 (20.89%) CISM
4 53 (16.77%) SC Cleared
5 46 (14.56%) Degree
6 36 (11.39%) CESG Certified Professional
7 35 (11.08%) CISA
8 32 (10.13%) DV Cleared
9 21 (6.65%) CREST Certified
10 19 (6.01%) CRISC
11 15 (4.75%) IISP
11 15 (4.75%) SANS
12 14 (4.43%) CLAS
13 11 (3.48%) CISMP
13 11 (3.48%) PCI QSA
14 10 (3.16%) GCIA
14 10 (3.16%) GCIH
15 9 (2.85%) CEH
15 9 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (2.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (31.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (8.23%) PCI DSS
3 17 (5.38%) RMADS
4 14 (4.43%) COBIT
4 14 (4.43%) ISO27002
5 12 (3.80%) QA
6 11 (3.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (2.53%) HMG Infosec
8 6 (1.90%) GPG13
9 5 (1.58%) ISO22301
10 4 (1.27%) SLA
11 3 (0.95%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.95%) MISRA
12 2 (0.63%) ISO27005
12 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.32%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.32%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 12 (3.80%) Snort
2 5 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.63%) ACF2
3 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.63%) vSphere
3 2 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (2.53%) RSA enVision
2 4 (1.27%) Nessus
3 2 (0.63%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.32%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.32%) FTK
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) QRadar
4 1 (0.32%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.32%) SCCM
4 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (3.48%) ArcSight
2 10 (3.16%) VMware
3 9 (2.85%) Oracle
4 8 (2.53%) IBM
4 8 (2.53%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.22%) Splunk
6 6 (1.90%) LogRhythm
7 3 (0.95%) Cisco
8 2 (0.63%) Citrix
8 2 (0.63%) EMC
8 2 (0.63%) SAP
8 2 (0.63%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.32%) LogLogic
9 1 (0.32%) Qualys
9 1 (0.32%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.32%) Symantec
9 1 (0.32%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.32%) Zend
Dorset
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + very attractive package
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Connectus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 to £72,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 to £72,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Zurich
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Zurich
Posted: 23 days ago
South West England
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago