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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 82 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 3 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.35% 0.66% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.79% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 6
Average salary £55,000 £48,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.98% +7.22%
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.00%
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
707 759 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.50% 83.13% 72.21%
Number of salaries quoted 577 648 529
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,700 £51,000 £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 26 January 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 11 (91.67%) Sourcefire
3 10 (83.33%) GIAC
3 10 (83.33%) Wireshark
3 10 (83.33%) tcpdump
3 10 (83.33%) SIEM
3 10 (83.33%) DV Cleared
4 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (75.00%) Internet
4 9 (75.00%) Snort
5 8 (66.67%) Computer Forensics
5 8 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (66.67%) Management Information System
5 8 (66.67%) Information Security
5 8 (66.67%) Security Testing
5 8 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (66.67%) Incident Management
5 8 (66.67%) Change Control
6 6 (50.00%) GCIA
6 6 (50.00%) GCIH
7 5 (41.67%) Windows
7 5 (41.67%) Solaris
7 5 (41.67%) Linux
7 5 (41.67%) LDAP
7 5 (41.67%) LAN
7 5 (41.67%) WAN
7 5 (41.67%) SMTP
7 5 (41.67%) FTP
7 5 (41.67%) HTTP

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (83.33%) Wireshark
2 10 (83.33%) tcpdump
3 9 (75.00%) Internet
4 5 (41.67%) LDAP
4 5 (41.67%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) WAN
4 5 (41.67%) SMTP
4 5 (41.67%) FTP
4 5 (41.67%) HTTP
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 4 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Military
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Analyst
2 10 (83.33%) Security Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Forensic Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Solaris
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) SIEM
2 8 (66.67%) Change Control
2 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) Computer Forensics
2 8 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 8 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 8 (66.67%) Security Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Cyber Security
3 5 (41.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (83.33%) DV Cleared
2 10 (83.33%) GIAC
3 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) GCIA
4 6 (50.00%) GCIH
5 4 (33.33%) CEH
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Sourcefire
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft