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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 70 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 16 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.87% 0.34% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 0.45% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 6
Average salary £40,325 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.98% +5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
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
690 666 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 80.51% 75.34% 83.60%
Number of salaries quoted 612 631 681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 24 (63.16%) Management Information System
2 23 (60.53%) Ethical Hacking
2 23 (60.53%) SIEM
3 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
4 21 (55.26%) Sourcefire
5 20 (52.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (52.63%) Linux
5 20 (52.63%) DV Cleared
6 19 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 16 (42.11%) Windows
7 16 (42.11%) DNS
7 16 (42.11%) CEH
8 15 (39.47%) GCIA
8 15 (39.47%) GIAC
9 14 (36.84%) Degree
9 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
9 14 (36.84%) Network Security
10 13 (34.21%) Analytics
10 13 (34.21%) LogRhythm
10 13 (34.21%) Snort
11 11 (28.95%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (28.95%) Wireshark
11 11 (28.95%) Security Testing
11 11 (28.95%) tcpdump
12 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
12 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (26.32%) Windows 8
12 10 (26.32%) CESG
12 10 (26.32%) LAMP
12 10 (26.32%) Risk Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (26.32%) IIS
1 10 (26.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (52.63%) Intrusion Detection
2 16 (42.11%) DNS
3 14 (36.84%) Network Security
4 11 (28.95%) tcpdump
4 11 (28.95%) Wireshark
5 10 (26.32%) DHCP
6 9 (23.68%) Internet
7 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
8 6 (15.79%) FTP
8 6 (15.79%) HTTP
8 6 (15.79%) LDAP
8 6 (15.79%) LAN
8 6 (15.79%) WAN
8 6 (15.79%) SMTP
9 4 (10.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (26.32%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
General
1 5 (13.16%) Law
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Analyst
2 21 (55.26%) Security Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Security Specialist
3 10 (26.32%) Information Security Specialist
3 10 (26.32%) Information Specialist
4 6 (15.79%) IT Security Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Forensic Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Network Security Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Principal Security Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Principal Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Principal Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (63.16%) Management Information System
2 10 (26.32%) Clustering
2 10 (26.32%) CESG
3 6 (15.79%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Linux
2 16 (42.11%) Windows
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 10 (26.32%) Windows 8
4 6 (15.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Ethical Hacking
1 23 (60.53%) SIEM
2 13 (34.21%) Analytics
3 11 (28.95%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Security Testing
4 10 (26.32%) Risk Management
5 9 (23.68%) Computer Forensics
5 9 (23.68%) Incident Management
5 9 (23.68%) Change Control
6 8 (21.05%) Cyber Security
7 6 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (15.79%) Information Assurance
8 4 (10.53%) Security Management
8 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (10.53%) ITIL
8 4 (10.53%) Information Security Management
8 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (2.63%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (52.63%) DV Cleared
3 19 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 16 (42.11%) CEH
5 15 (39.47%) GIAC
5 15 (39.47%) GCIA
6 14 (36.84%) Degree
7 10 (26.32%) MCSE
7 10 (26.32%) CISSP
7 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (26.32%) CISM
8 5 (13.16%) GCIH
9 4 (10.53%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) ISO 9001
2 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.53%) COBIT
2 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Snort
2 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Sourcefire
2 13 (34.21%) LogRhythm
3 10 (26.32%) Oracle
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) Juniper
4 4 (10.53%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) Brocade
4 4 (10.53%) F5