The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 70 83 81
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 17 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.00% 0.61% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 0.81% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 8
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Information Security
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
691 621 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.29% 75.64% 85.88%
Number of salaries quoted 610 592 683
Average salary £40,325 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.53% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Information Security
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Southampton

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Southampton

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 28 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 22 (52.38%) SIEM
3 21 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 21 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 21 (50.00%) Linux
4 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
5 19 (45.24%) Network Security
5 19 (45.24%) Sourcefire
6 18 (42.86%) Degree
6 18 (42.86%) DV Cleared
7 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
8 16 (38.10%) CEH
8 16 (38.10%) DNS
8 16 (38.10%) Windows
9 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 14 (33.33%) GCIA
10 13 (30.95%) Snort
10 13 (30.95%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (30.95%) GIAC
11 11 (26.19%) Analytics
11 11 (26.19%) LogRhythm
12 10 (23.81%) Windows 8
12 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
12 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (23.81%) Security Testing
12 10 (23.81%) Clustering
12 10 (23.81%) Risk Management
12 10 (23.81%) LAMP
12 10 (23.81%) CESG
12 10 (23.81%) IIS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 10 (23.81%) IIS
1 10 (23.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 19 (45.24%) Network Security
3 16 (38.10%) DNS
4 10 (23.81%) DHCP
5 9 (21.43%) Internet
5 9 (21.43%) tcpdump
5 9 (21.43%) Wireshark
6 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
7 6 (14.29%) FTP
7 6 (14.29%) HTTP
7 6 (14.29%) LDAP
7 6 (14.29%) LAN
7 6 (14.29%) WAN
7 6 (14.29%) SMTP
8 5 (11.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
General
1 5 (11.90%) Law
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Analyst
2 20 (47.62%) Security Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Security Specialist
3 10 (23.81%) Information Security Specialist
3 10 (23.81%) Information Specialist
4 9 (21.43%) Security Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) IT Security Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Information Security Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Forensic Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Principal Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Security Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Principal Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 10 (23.81%) Clustering
2 10 (23.81%) CESG
3 6 (14.29%) Kindle
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Linux
2 16 (38.10%) Windows
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 10 (23.81%) Windows 8
4 6 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) SIEM
2 21 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 13 (30.95%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Analytics
5 10 (23.81%) Security Testing
5 10 (23.81%) Risk Management
6 9 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
6 9 (21.43%) Incident Management
6 9 (21.43%) Change Control
7 8 (19.05%) Cyber Security
7 8 (19.05%) Security Management
8 7 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (14.29%) Information Assurance
9 6 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (11.90%) Information Security Management
11 4 (9.52%) ITIL
12 3 (7.14%) Security Architecture
13 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 18 (42.86%) DV Cleared
2 18 (42.86%) Degree
3 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
4 16 (38.10%) CEH
5 14 (33.33%) GCIA
6 13 (30.95%) GIAC
7 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (23.81%) CISM
7 10 (23.81%) MCSE
7 10 (23.81%) CISSP
8 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (11.90%) CCNA
9 4 (9.52%) ISACA
10 3 (7.14%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (21.43%) PCI DSS
2 6 (14.29%) ISO 9001
3 4 (9.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Snort
2 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Sourcefire
2 11 (26.19%) LogRhythm
3 10 (23.81%) Oracle
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco
5 4 (9.52%) Juniper
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) Brocade
5 4 (9.52%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
Southampton, Hampshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ 45,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago