The first table below looks at the demand for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 85 91 80
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 17 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.26% 0.47% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 0.64% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 5
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,400 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £35,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -2.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1008 940 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 74.89% 73.21% 71.43%
Number of salaries quoted 885 836 623
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,150 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Information Security
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Wales

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Wales

Information Security
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 Security within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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 +2 16 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 23 (79.31%) CISSP
2 21 (72.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (41.38%) Information Assurance
4 11 (37.93%) CISM
5 10 (34.48%) Information Security Management
5 10 (34.48%) Security Management
6 9 (31.03%) PCI DSS
7 7 (24.14%) CISMP
7 7 (24.14%) Advertising
7 7 (24.14%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (20.69%) ISO 9001
9 5 (17.24%) ITIL
10 4 (13.79%) Retail
10 4 (13.79%) Finance
11 3 (10.34%) Banking
11 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
11 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
11 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
11 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
12 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
12 2 (6.90%) MS Office
12 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
12 2 (6.90%) Degree
12 2 (6.90%) JIRA
12 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
12 2 (6.90%) Welsh Language
12 2 (6.90%) CEH
12 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
12 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
12 2 (6.90%) VirtualBox

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Network Security
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
General
1 7 (24.14%) Advertising
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Information Manager
1 17 (58.62%) Information Security Manager
1 17 (58.62%) Security Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Information Assurance Manager
3 6 (20.69%) Security Officer
4 3 (10.34%) IT Security Officer
4 3 (10.34%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Compliance Manager
6 1 (3.45%) IT Security Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Audit Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) CESG
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Information Assurance
2 10 (34.48%) Information Security Management
2 10 (34.48%) Security Management
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.45%) Information Governance
6 1 (3.45%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.45%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Security Testing
6 1 (3.45%) IT Governance
6 1 (3.45%) Process Management
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) CISSP
2 11 (37.93%) CISM
3 7 (24.14%) CISMP
4 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) CEH
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.45%) ISEB
5 1 (3.45%) SAP Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (72.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (31.03%) PCI DSS
3 6 (20.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.45%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) T-Plan
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) HP