The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 78 85 77
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 6 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.75% 0.46% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.56% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 2
Average salary £55,000 £48,250 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.98% -16.08%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -13.63%
Information Assurance
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
668 720 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.98% 82.19% 72.64%
Number of salaries quoted 550 624 545
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Southampton region.

Information Assurance Salary Trend in Southampton

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) Sourcefire
2 13 (76.47%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) DV Cleared
3 12 (70.59%) GIAC
3 12 (70.59%) Wireshark
3 12 (70.59%) tcpdump
3 12 (70.59%) SIEM
4 10 (58.82%) Internet
4 10 (58.82%) Snort
5 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
5 9 (52.94%) Information Security
5 9 (52.94%) Computer Forensics
5 9 (52.94%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (52.94%) Incident Management
5 9 (52.94%) Security Testing
5 9 (52.94%) Change Control
6 8 (47.06%) GCIA
6 8 (47.06%) GCIH
7 6 (35.29%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) Solaris
7 6 (35.29%) Linux
7 6 (35.29%) LDAP
7 6 (35.29%) LAN
7 6 (35.29%) WAN
7 6 (35.29%) SMTP
7 6 (35.29%) FTP
7 6 (35.29%) HTTP

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (70.59%) Wireshark
2 12 (70.59%) tcpdump
3 10 (58.82%) Internet
4 6 (35.29%) LDAP
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
4 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 6 (35.29%) SMTP
4 6 (35.29%) FTP
4 6 (35.29%) HTTP
4 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security
General
1 4 (23.53%) Law
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Analyst
2 12 (70.59%) Security Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) IT Security Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Forensic Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Information Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Graduate
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) IT Graduate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
1 6 (35.29%) Solaris
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) SIEM
2 9 (52.94%) Change Control
2 9 (52.94%) Information Security
2 9 (52.94%) Incident Management
2 9 (52.94%) Security Testing
2 9 (52.94%) Computer Forensics
2 9 (52.94%) Ethical Hacking
2 9 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Cyber Security
3 6 (35.29%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) MODAF
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) DV Cleared
3 12 (70.59%) GIAC
4 8 (47.06%) GCIA
4 8 (47.06%) GCIH
5 4 (23.53%) CEH
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Snort
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Sourcefire
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft