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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 140 131 101
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -30
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 109 102 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.67% 1.81% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.20% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 69 84 125
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £77,500 £72,500
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
5366 4639 4407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.16% 82.15% 77.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4404 4026 3834
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014. 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 -1 47 £50,000 +14.28% 6
Bristol -12 25 £43,750 +9.37% 7
Wiltshire -13 23 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Dorset -1 8 £31,000 -4.61%
Somerset -2 2 £53,750 +22.85%
Devon - 1 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 60 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 51 (28.98%) Management Information System
3 44 (25.00%) Windows
4 35 (19.89%) Linux
4 35 (19.89%) Finance
5 34 (19.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (18.75%) ITIL
6 33 (18.75%) Cisco
7 31 (17.61%) Firewall
8 30 (17.05%) CISSP
9 28 (15.91%) Microsoft
9 28 (15.91%) SC Cleared
10 26 (14.77%) Degree
10 26 (14.77%) SSL
10 26 (14.77%) DV Cleared
11 24 (13.64%) Cyber Security
11 24 (13.64%) DNS
12 23 (13.07%) TCP/IP
12 23 (13.07%) VMware
13 22 (12.50%) SQL
14 21 (11.93%) Penetration Testing
15 20 (11.36%) Risk Management
15 20 (11.36%) Network Security
16 19 (10.80%) MS Excel
17 18 (10.23%) DHCP
17 18 (10.23%) LDAP
17 18 (10.23%) CISM
18 17 (9.66%) C
19 16 (9.09%) C++
20 15 (8.52%) SMTP

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 (1.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (10.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.61%) Firewall
2 26 (14.77%) SSL
3 24 (13.64%) DNS
4 23 (13.07%) TCP/IP
5 20 (11.36%) Network Security
6 18 (10.23%) LDAP
6 18 (10.23%) DHCP
7 15 (8.52%) SMTP
7 15 (8.52%) FTP
7 15 (8.52%) Telnet
8 13 (7.39%) HTTP
9 12 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (3.98%) IPsec
11 5 (2.84%) Wireless
11 5 (2.84%) Internet
12 4 (2.27%) VPN
12 4 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.70%) tcpdump
13 3 (1.70%) Wireshark
14 2 (1.14%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (5.11%) Subversion
2 6 (3.41%) WinDbg
2 6 (3.41%) GDB
3 2 (1.14%) Selenium
3 2 (1.14%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.14%) JMeter
4 1 (0.57%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.57%) Ant
4 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.57%) Maven
4 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.57%) Ranorex
General
1 35 (19.89%) Finance
2 13 (7.39%) Military
2 13 (7.39%) Banking
3 9 (5.11%) Legal
4 5 (2.84%) Law
5 4 (2.27%) Retail
5 4 (2.27%) Advertising
5 4 (2.27%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Games
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (17.61%) Analyst
2 28 (15.91%) Consultant
3 27 (15.34%) Security Analyst
4 26 (14.77%) Security Consultant
5 15 (8.52%) Information Analyst
5 15 (8.52%) Security Manager
6 14 (7.95%) Information Security Analyst
7 13 (7.39%) Architect
8 12 (6.82%) Network Engineer
8 12 (6.82%) Information Security Consultant
9 11 (6.25%) Security Engineer
9 11 (6.25%) Security Specialist
9 11 (6.25%) Lead Network Engineer
10 10 (5.68%) Security Architect
10 10 (5.68%) Information Manager
10 10 (5.68%) Software Engineer
11 9 (5.11%) Information Security Manager
11 9 (5.11%) IT Security Analyst
12 8 (4.55%) Information Specialist
13 7 (3.98%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.11%) XML
1 9 (5.11%) HTML
2 7 (3.98%) Web Services
3 3 (1.70%) JSP
4 1 (0.57%) Servlets
4 1 (0.57%) SOAP
4 1 (0.57%) EJB
4 1 (0.57%) Middleware
4 1 (0.57%) Spring
4 1 (0.57%) GWT
4 1 (0.57%) Java EE 5
4 1 (0.57%) JPA
4 1 (0.57%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (0.57%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 51 (28.98%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.39%) PKI
4 11 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.11%) RMADS
6 8 (4.55%) CESG
7 5 (2.84%) Online Banking
8 4 (2.27%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.70%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.70%) Statistics
9 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.57%) W3C
10 1 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.57%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.57%) Online Games
10 1 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.00%) Windows
2 35 (19.89%) Linux
3 14 (7.95%) UNIX
4 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.57%) AIX
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.75%) ITIL
2 24 (13.64%) Cyber Security
3 21 (11.93%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (11.36%) Risk Management
5 15 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (7.95%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (7.95%) Service Delivery
6 14 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (7.95%) Network Architecture
7 13 (7.39%) Project Management
8 12 (6.82%) Security Management
8 12 (6.82%) Business Continuity
8 12 (6.82%) Time Management
9 11 (6.25%) Business Development
9 11 (6.25%) Software Engineering
10 10 (5.68%) Information Security Management
10 10 (5.68%) ISMS
10 10 (5.68%) Information Assurance
10 10 (5.68%) SIEM
11 9 (5.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.50%) SQL
2 17 (9.66%) C
3 16 (9.09%) C++
4 12 (6.82%) Python
5 8 (4.55%) Java
5 8 (4.55%) Perl
5 8 (4.55%) C#
6 6 (3.41%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.27%) ABAP
7 4 (2.27%) Ruby
8 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.70%) VBScript
8 3 (1.70%) PHP
9 1 (0.57%) VB
9 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 30 (17.05%) CISSP
3 28 (15.91%) SC Cleared
4 26 (14.77%) DV Cleared
4 26 (14.77%) Degree
5 18 (10.23%) CISM
6 12 (6.82%) CISA
7 8 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.98%) CCNA
9 6 (3.41%) CCNP
10 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.84%) CISMP
11 4 (2.27%) CEH
11 4 (2.27%) SAP Certification
11 4 (2.27%) MCSA
11 4 (2.27%) ISEB
12 3 (1.70%) MCP
12 3 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (1.14%) CHFI
13 2 (1.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (19.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.39%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.41%) SLA
4 4 (2.27%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.27%) COBIT
4 4 (2.27%) QA
4 4 (2.27%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.14%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.57%) CESG Infosec
6 1 (0.57%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.55%) Snort
4 6 (3.41%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.27%) Nmap
6 3 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.84%) Nessus
2 3 (1.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (18.75%) Cisco
2 28 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 23 (13.07%) VMware
4 15 (8.52%) CheckPoint
5 11 (6.25%) Juniper
6 5 (2.84%) Splunk
6 5 (2.84%) LogLogic
7 4 (2.27%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (2.27%) SAP
8 3 (1.70%) Intel
8 3 (1.70%) F5
9 2 (1.14%) BT
9 2 (1.14%) Meraki
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle
9 2 (1.14%) Nokia
10 1 (0.57%) Apple
10 1 (0.57%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.57%) HP
10 1 (0.57%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.57%) Tripwire
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £43000.00 - £49000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Capita
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £100000 - £105000 per annum + £8,400 car + bonus + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £37500.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
South West UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £46,000 - £51,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Chippenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago