The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 106 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.22% 0.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.48% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Average salary £60,000 £65,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Information Assurance
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1127 1047 954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 81.37% 77.84% 75.53%
Number of salaries quoted 925 914 846
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Information Assurance Salary Trend in Wales

Information Assurance
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -8 3 £60,000 -7.69%
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (85.71%) CISSP
2 6 (85.71%) CISA
2 6 (85.71%) CISM
2 6 (85.71%) Risk Management
3 5 (71.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (71.43%) Cyber Security
4 4 (57.14%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (57.14%) Internet of Things
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) BYOD
4 4 (57.14%) COBIT
4 4 (57.14%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (57.14%) Data Protection
4 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
4 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) OWASP
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) Business Continuity
4 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (57.14%) ITSM
4 4 (57.14%) Internet
4 4 (57.14%) BCP
4 4 (57.14%) Benchmarking
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) Service Management
5 2 (28.57%) CRISC
6 1 (14.29%) CESG

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Internet
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
1 4 (57.14%) Security Consultant
1 4 (57.14%) Cyber Security Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Information Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Security Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (57.14%) Internet of Things
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (57.14%) BYOD
2 1 (14.29%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (85.71%) Risk Management
3 5 (71.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (71.43%) Cyber Security
4 4 (57.14%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (57.14%) Data Protection
4 4 (57.14%) OWASP
4 4 (57.14%) Business Continuity
4 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) BCP
4 4 (57.14%) Benchmarking
4 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (57.14%) ITSM
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CISSP
1 6 (85.71%) CISA
1 6 (85.71%) CISM
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) CRISC
4 1 (14.29%) GPEN
4 1 (14.29%) CCFE
4 1 (14.29%) GIAC
4 1 (14.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) COBIT
2 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS