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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 50 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 25 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 3.22% 0.77% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 0.97% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 14
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
636 617 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.85% 79.00% 81.61%
Number of salaries quoted 552 583 650
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Southampton

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (63.64%) Management Information System
2 25 (56.82%) Network Security
3 22 (50.00%) Degree
4 21 (47.73%) Linux
5 19 (43.18%) SIEM
6 18 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
7 17 (38.64%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
8 16 (36.36%) Windows
8 16 (36.36%) DNS
8 16 (36.36%) PCI DSS
9 15 (34.09%) DV Cleared
9 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
10 14 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
10 14 (31.82%) Sourcefire
11 13 (29.55%) CEH
11 13 (29.55%) GIAC
11 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
12 12 (27.27%) Security Management
12 12 (27.27%) GCIA
13 11 (25.00%) CCNA
13 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (25.00%) Security Testing
14 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
14 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (22.73%) Windows 8
14 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (22.73%) CISM

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (22.73%) IIS
1 10 (22.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (56.82%) Network Security
2 16 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
2 16 (36.36%) DNS
3 10 (22.73%) DHCP
4 8 (18.18%) tcpdump
4 8 (18.18%) Wireshark
4 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 8 (18.18%) Internet
4 8 (18.18%) Firewall
5 6 (13.64%) LDAP
5 6 (13.64%) LAN
5 6 (13.64%) FTP
5 6 (13.64%) HTTP
5 6 (13.64%) WAN
5 6 (13.64%) SMTP
6 3 (6.82%) VoIP
6 3 (6.82%) Wireless
6 3 (6.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.73%) MySQL
General
1 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.82%) French Language
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Analyst
2 22 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 13 (29.55%) Security Engineer
4 10 (22.73%) Information Security Specialist
4 10 (22.73%) Information Specialist
4 10 (22.73%) Security Specialist
5 7 (15.91%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Forensic Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Information Security Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Network Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Compliance Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Information Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (63.64%) Management Information System
2 10 (22.73%) CESG
2 10 (22.73%) Clustering
3 6 (13.64%) Kindle
4 3 (6.82%) IPTV
4 3 (6.82%) Statistics
4 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Linux
2 16 (36.36%) Windows
3 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (22.73%) Windows 8
3 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) SIEM
2 18 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
3 17 (38.64%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (27.27%) Security Management
5 11 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (22.73%) Risk Management
7 9 (20.45%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (20.45%) Security Architecture
8 8 (18.18%) Change Control
8 8 (18.18%) Incident Management
8 8 (18.18%) ITIL
8 8 (18.18%) Computer Forensics
9 7 (15.91%) Information Security Management
9 7 (15.91%) Information Assurance
9 7 (15.91%) Analytics
10 6 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (11.36%) Cyber Security
12 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (50.00%) Degree
2 15 (34.09%) DV Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
3 13 (29.55%) CEH
3 13 (29.55%) GIAC
3 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
4 12 (27.27%) GCIA
5 11 (25.00%) CCNA
5 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (22.73%) CISM
6 10 (22.73%) CISSP
6 10 (22.73%) MCSE
7 5 (11.36%) GCIH
8 4 (9.09%) ISACA
9 3 (6.82%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (36.36%) PCI DSS
2 14 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (13.64%) ISO 9001
4 5 (11.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
1 10 (22.73%) Snort
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Sourcefire
2 10 (22.73%) Oracle
3 8 (18.18%) Cisco
4 7 (15.91%) LogRhythm
5 4 (9.09%) F5
5 4 (9.09%) Brocade
5 4 (9.09%) VMware
5 4 (9.09%) Juniper
6 3 (6.82%) HP
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft