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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 146 154 108
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -46
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 103 76 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.75% 1.24% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.50% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 74 59 79
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £29,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £67,000 £71,500
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -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
4945 5083 4251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.16% 82.70% 81.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4176 4141 3657
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +4 37 £50,000 -4.30% 7
Bristol +3 34 £43,000 -18.86% 5
Dorset +16 11 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire -13 11 £46,250 +34.05%
Somerset +8 5 £52,000 +15.55%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 115 (43.73%) Security Cleared
2 95 (36.12%) DV Cleared
3 78 (29.66%) Management Information System
4 76 (28.90%) Military
5 72 (27.38%) C
6 66 (25.10%) ITIL
7 65 (24.71%) Cyber Security
8 62 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (23.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 61 (23.19%) CISSP
10 59 (22.43%) Linux
11 58 (22.05%) Time Management
12 56 (21.29%) DevOps
13 54 (20.53%) Risk Management
14 53 (20.15%) Degree
15 47 (17.87%) Windows
15 47 (17.87%) Scrum
16 46 (17.49%) VMware
16 46 (17.49%) C++
17 45 (17.11%) Microsoft
17 45 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 43 (16.35%) Service Management
19 42 (15.97%) PCI DSS
20 41 (15.59%) Finance
21 40 (15.21%) Project Management
22 38 (14.45%) Business Continuity
23 35 (13.31%) Java
23 35 (13.31%) Hyper-V
24 34 (12.93%) SC Cleared
25 33 (12.55%) Vulnerability Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (7.98%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (7.60%) Node.js
3 3 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.38%) Lync
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.17%) Firewall
2 17 (6.46%) Wireless
3 13 (4.94%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.56%) Internet
5 11 (4.18%) Network Security
6 7 (2.66%) Wireshark
7 6 (2.28%) tcpdump
7 6 (2.28%) HTTP
8 5 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.90%) LDAP
8 5 (1.90%) LAN
8 5 (1.90%) WAN
9 4 (1.52%) SMTP
9 4 (1.52%) FTP
9 4 (1.52%) DNS
9 4 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.76%) VPN
10 2 (0.76%) VoIP
10 2 (0.76%) IPv4
10 2 (0.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.60%) MySQL
1 20 (7.60%) RDBMS
1 20 (7.60%) MongoDB
1 20 (7.60%) Big Data
1 20 (7.60%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.76%) MS Access
3 2 (0.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.38%) Essbase
4 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (7.60%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.22%) ClearCase
3 16 (6.08%) Rational DOORS
4 15 (5.70%) GDB
4 15 (5.70%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.38%) Mocha
5 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.38%) Grunt
5 1 (0.38%) Bower
5 1 (0.38%) gulp
General
1 76 (28.90%) Military
2 41 (15.59%) Finance
3 13 (4.94%) Legal
4 9 (3.42%) Retail
5 6 (2.28%) Banking
5 6 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.90%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.76%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (19.39%) Consultant
2 45 (17.11%) Security Consultant
3 37 (14.07%) Analyst
4 32 (12.17%) Security Analyst
5 26 (9.89%) Security Manager
6 19 (7.22%) Software Engineer
7 18 (6.84%) Information Manager
8 16 (6.08%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (4.56%) Information Security Consultant
9 12 (4.56%) IT Security Analyst
9 12 (4.56%) Cyber Security Consultant
9 12 (4.56%) Cyber Security Manager
10 11 (4.18%) Information Security Manager
10 11 (4.18%) Penetration Tester
10 11 (4.18%) Tester
11 10 (3.80%) Test Engineer
11 10 (3.80%) Information Analyst
11 10 (3.80%) Integration Engineer
11 10 (3.80%) Risk Manager
11 10 (3.80%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.13%) HTML
2 21 (7.98%) CSS
2 21 (7.98%) HTML5
3 20 (7.60%) Middleware
3 20 (7.60%) Hibernate
3 20 (7.60%) Spring
3 20 (7.60%) CSS3
3 20 (7.60%) J2EE
3 20 (7.60%) Apache Camel
4 6 (2.28%) .NET
5 3 (1.14%) Web Services
5 3 (1.14%) JSP
6 1 (0.38%) SOAP
6 1 (0.38%) STL
6 1 (0.38%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.38%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.38%) Sass
6 1 (0.38%) LESS
6 1 (0.38%) Ember.js
6 1 (0.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 78 (29.66%) Management Information System
2 30 (11.41%) Computer Science
3 27 (10.27%) CESG
4 23 (8.75%) PKI
5 20 (7.60%) Visualisation
6 17 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (6.46%) Performance Metrics
7 11 (4.18%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (3.80%) RMADS
9 6 (2.28%) Internet of Things
9 6 (2.28%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (2.28%) BYOD
10 5 (1.90%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.52%) Freedom of Information Act
11 4 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
12 3 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (1.14%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.76%) PMI
14 1 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (22.43%) Linux
2 47 (17.87%) Windows
3 14 (5.32%) UNIX
4 1 (0.38%) AIX
4 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (25.10%) ITIL
2 65 (24.71%) Cyber Security
3 62 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (22.05%) Time Management
5 56 (21.29%) DevOps
6 54 (20.53%) Risk Management
7 47 (17.87%) Scrum
8 43 (16.35%) Service Management
9 40 (15.21%) Project Management
10 38 (14.45%) Business Continuity
11 33 (12.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 30 (11.41%) SDLC
13 29 (11.03%) Validation
13 29 (11.03%) Configuration Management
14 27 (10.27%) Risk Assessment
14 27 (10.27%) Continuous Improvement
15 26 (9.89%) Data Protection
16 24 (9.13%) SIEM
17 22 (8.37%) Information Assurance
17 22 (8.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 72 (27.38%) C
2 46 (17.49%) C++
3 35 (13.31%) Java
4 31 (11.79%) Python
5 30 (11.41%) Perl
6 21 (7.98%) JavaScript
6 21 (7.98%) Ruby
7 8 (3.04%) SQL
8 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.14%) C#
9 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (43.73%) Security Cleared
2 95 (36.12%) DV Cleared
3 61 (23.19%) CISSP
4 53 (20.15%) Degree
5 34 (12.93%) SC Cleared
6 27 (10.27%) CISM
7 19 (7.22%) CISA
8 8 (3.04%) SSCP
9 7 (2.66%) CRISC
10 6 (2.28%) CEH
10 6 (2.28%) PCI QSA
11 5 (1.90%) CHFI
11 5 (1.90%) GIAC
12 4 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.52%) CISMP
13 2 (0.76%) CCNP
13 2 (0.76%) CCDP
13 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.38%) GCIA
14 1 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (23.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (15.97%) PCI DSS
3 11 (4.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (3.04%) COBIT
5 5 (1.90%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.90%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.52%) BS7799
6 4 (1.52%) QA
7 3 (1.14%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.76%) SLA
9 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 45 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (13.31%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.80%) vSphere
4 8 (3.04%) Snort
5 3 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.14%) Nmap
2 2 (0.76%) Nessus
3 1 (0.38%) logstash
3 1 (0.38%) Kibana
Vendors
1 46 (17.49%) VMware
2 45 (17.11%) Microsoft
3 25 (9.51%) Oracle
4 16 (6.08%) Cisco
5 6 (2.28%) McAfee
6 4 (1.52%) Splunk
6 4 (1.52%) SAP
6 4 (1.52%) Qualys
7 3 (1.14%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.14%) ArcSight
7 3 (1.14%) Websense
8 2 (0.76%) BT
8 2 (0.76%) LogLogic
8 2 (0.76%) Q1 Labs
8 2 (0.76%) Twitter
8 2 (0.76%) Symantec
9 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.38%) Avaya
9 1 (0.38%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.38%) FireEye
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Medical etc
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
2Source Talent
Salary: £70,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 16 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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Avonmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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