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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 78 62 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 5 21 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.65% 2.43% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 2.95% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 10
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £47,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -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
624 712 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.25% 82.50% 79.70%
Number of salaries quoted 507 638 647
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Southampton

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 10 (62.50%) SIEM
2 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
3 6 (37.50%) Internet
3 6 (37.50%) GIAC
3 6 (37.50%) Computer Forensics
3 6 (37.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (37.50%) CEH
3 6 (37.50%) Snort
3 6 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (37.50%) Wireshark
3 6 (37.50%) Security Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Change Control
3 6 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (37.50%) Malware Analysis
3 6 (37.50%) tcpdump
4 5 (31.25%) Sourcefire
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) CISA
5 4 (25.00%) CISM
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 4 (25.00%) CISSP
5 4 (25.00%) Games
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Internet
1 6 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (37.50%) Wireshark
1 6 (37.50%) tcpdump
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) LDAP
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) SMTP
3 3 (18.75%) FTP
3 3 (18.75%) HTTP
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (25.00%) Games
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
1 4 (25.00%) Marketing
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Principal Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Security Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Principal Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
2 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Solaris
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) SIEM
2 6 (37.50%) Change Control
2 6 (37.50%) Security Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Computer Forensics
2 6 (37.50%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 6 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (37.50%) Malware Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 4 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (25.00%) Test Management
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
5 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) GIAC
1 6 (37.50%) CEH
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) CRISC
2 4 (25.00%) CISSP
2 4 (25.00%) CISA
2 4 (25.00%) CISM
2 4 (25.00%) PCI QSA
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Snort
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Sourcefire
2 1 (6.25%) LogRhythm
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft