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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 113 123 132
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 130 112 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.16% 2.03% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.48% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 101 71 91
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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
5001 4516 4411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.10% 81.93% 78.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4208 3815 3888
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +6 55 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Bristol -6 35 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Wiltshire +17 33 £46,000 +15.00% 2
Somerset +12 3 - - 6
Dorset -21 1 £42,500 -17.47% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 67 (32.06%) Management Information System
2 62 (29.67%) Security Cleared
3 53 (25.36%) Windows
4 51 (24.40%) ITIL
5 50 (23.92%) Firewall
5 50 (23.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 49 (23.44%) Finance
7 48 (22.97%) CISSP
8 47 (22.49%) Degree
9 42 (20.10%) Linux
10 38 (18.18%) Risk Management
11 36 (17.22%) Microsoft
11 36 (17.22%) TCP/IP
11 36 (17.22%) DV Cleared
12 35 (16.75%) DNS
13 34 (16.27%) Cisco
13 34 (16.27%) SC Cleared
14 32 (15.31%) SSL
14 32 (15.31%) VMware
15 27 (12.92%) DHCP
15 27 (12.92%) Time Management
16 26 (12.44%) LDAP
17 25 (11.96%) Cyber Security
18 24 (11.48%) SQL
19 23 (11.00%) FTP
19 23 (11.00%) Telnet
19 23 (11.00%) Information Assurance
19 23 (11.00%) SIEM
20 21 (10.05%) Security Management
20 21 (10.05%) CheckPoint

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (1.44%) IIS
1 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.39%) MS Office
3 2 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (23.92%) Firewall
2 36 (17.22%) TCP/IP
3 35 (16.75%) DNS
4 32 (15.31%) SSL
5 27 (12.92%) DHCP
6 26 (12.44%) LDAP
7 23 (11.00%) FTP
7 23 (11.00%) Telnet
8 19 (9.09%) Network Security
8 19 (9.09%) SMTP
9 17 (8.13%) HTTP
10 11 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (4.78%) Internet
12 7 (3.35%) IPsec
12 7 (3.35%) Wireshark
13 6 (2.87%) VPN
14 5 (2.39%) Wireless
15 4 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (1.91%) tcpdump
16 2 (0.96%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.87%) Subversion
2 4 (1.91%) WinDbg
2 4 (1.91%) GDB
3 3 (1.44%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
General
1 49 (23.44%) Finance
2 11 (5.26%) Military
2 11 (5.26%) Banking
3 10 (4.78%) Legal
4 7 (3.35%) Law
5 6 (2.87%) Retail
6 4 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.96%) Advertising
8 2 (0.96%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (19.62%) Consultant
2 38 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 33 (15.79%) Analyst
4 29 (13.88%) Security Analyst
5 22 (10.53%) Information Security Consultant
5 22 (10.53%) Security Manager
6 18 (8.61%) Network Engineer
7 17 (8.13%) Lead Network Engineer
8 16 (7.66%) Information Analyst
9 15 (7.18%) Information Security Analyst
10 13 (6.22%) Information Manager
10 13 (6.22%) Information Security Manager
11 12 (5.74%) Security Engineer
12 11 (5.26%) Architect
12 11 (5.26%) Information Assurance Consultant
13 9 (4.31%) Information Specialist
13 9 (4.31%) IT Auditor
13 9 (4.31%) Auditor
13 9 (4.31%) Security Specialist
14 8 (3.83%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.87%) HTML
1 6 (2.87%) XML
2 5 (2.39%) JSP
3 4 (1.91%) Web Services
4 2 (0.96%) .NET
4 2 (0.96%) J2EE
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.48%) Middleware
5 1 (0.48%) WCF
5 1 (0.48%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 67 (32.06%) Management Information System
2 19 (9.09%) RMADS
3 17 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.66%) CESG
5 12 (5.74%) Computer Science
6 11 (5.26%) PKI
7 5 (2.39%) Statistics
7 5 (2.39%) Online Banking
7 5 (2.39%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.91%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.96%) Open Source
9 2 (0.96%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.48%) Social Network
10 1 (0.48%) Online Games
10 1 (0.48%) W3C
10 1 (0.48%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 53 (25.36%) Windows
2 42 (20.10%) Linux
3 16 (7.66%) UNIX
4 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.40%) ITIL
2 38 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 27 (12.92%) Time Management
4 25 (11.96%) Cyber Security
5 23 (11.00%) Information Assurance
5 23 (11.00%) SIEM
6 21 (10.05%) Security Management
7 20 (9.57%) Network Architecture
8 19 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (8.61%) Business Continuity
9 18 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (7.66%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (7.18%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (7.18%) Information Security Management
12 15 (7.18%) PRINCE2
13 14 (6.70%) Service Delivery
14 12 (5.74%) Change Management
15 11 (5.26%) Security Architecture
16 10 (4.78%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.48%) SQL
2 15 (7.18%) C
3 11 (5.26%) C++
4 10 (4.78%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.31%) Java
5 9 (4.31%) Perl
6 7 (3.35%) Python
7 6 (2.87%) C#
8 2 (0.96%) VBScript
8 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.48%) VB
9 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (29.67%) Security Cleared
2 48 (22.97%) CISSP
3 47 (22.49%) Degree
4 36 (17.22%) DV Cleared
5 34 (16.27%) SC Cleared
6 18 (8.61%) CISM
7 15 (7.18%) CISA
8 11 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (4.31%) MCSA
9 9 (4.31%) MCP
10 7 (3.35%) Postgraduate
10 7 (3.35%) CCNP
10 7 (3.35%) CCNA
10 7 (3.35%) CHFI
11 5 (2.39%) CISMP
12 2 (0.96%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.96%) OSCP
12 2 (0.96%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (23.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (10.05%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.78%) SLA
4 6 (2.87%) COBIT
4 6 (2.87%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.91%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.96%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.96%) QA
7 1 (0.48%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.48%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.74%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.78%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.39%) Snort
5 3 (1.44%) Nmap
6 2 (0.96%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.39%) Nessus
2 2 (0.96%) SCCM
3 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.48%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 36 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 34 (16.27%) Cisco
3 32 (15.31%) VMware
4 21 (10.05%) CheckPoint
5 17 (8.13%) Juniper
6 5 (2.39%) Citrix
6 5 (2.39%) BT
7 4 (1.91%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (1.44%) F5
9 2 (0.96%) Nokia
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle
9 2 (0.96%) Intel
9 2 (0.96%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.48%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.48%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.48%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.48%) McAfee
10 1 (0.48%) Websense
10 1 (0.48%) Meraki
10 1 (0.48%) Tripwire
Bristol
CPS Group
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Resource Management
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: From £47,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus benefits and training and devel
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, South West, United Kingdom
RBS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Posted: 17 days ago
Bath, Avon
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Salary: From £30,764 to £40,558 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Posted: 18 days ago
Bournemouth, South West
VitalityHealth
Salary: Up to £45k basic + benefits + bonus potential
Posted: 20 days ago