The table below looks at the statistics 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 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 86 79 60
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 17 13 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.24% 1.15% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.41% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 16
Average salary £70,000 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +57.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,800 £25,204
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £55,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Information Security
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
1132 921 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.75% 81.15% 76.57%
Number of salaries quoted 954 782 763
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

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 March 2015.

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 March 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 12 £70,000 +27.27% 3
North Wales - 3 - - 1
West Wales - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 13 (68.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) CISSP
4 6 (31.58%) CISM
4 6 (31.58%) UNIX
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) CISA
5 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
5 5 (26.32%) Qualys
5 5 (26.32%) Firewall
5 5 (26.32%) Nessus
5 5 (26.32%) Product Management
5 5 (26.32%) LogRhythm
6 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
6 4 (21.05%) Marketing
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) HP
6 4 (21.05%) ISO 9001
6 4 (21.05%) SAP Certification
6 4 (21.05%) SAP
7 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
7 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
7 3 (15.79%) Network Security
7 3 (15.79%) Product Marketing
7 3 (15.79%) ISMS
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) Network Security
3 2 (10.53%) Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
General
1 4 (21.05%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
1 5 (26.32%) Security Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Tester
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Information Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Information Security Architect
3 2 (10.53%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Auditor
4 1 (5.26%) IT Security Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Security Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Trainer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) CESG
2 1 (5.26%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
1 5 (26.32%) Product Management
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.79%) Product Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) ISMS
3 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Cyber Security
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Data Privacy
5 1 (5.26%) Anomaly Detection
5 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CISSP
2 6 (31.58%) CISM
3 5 (26.32%) CISA
4 4 (21.05%) SAP Certification
5 3 (15.79%) GSEC
5 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 3 (15.79%) CRISC
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) CEH
7 1 (5.26%) CISMP
7 1 (5.26%) GPEN
7 1 (5.26%) CCFE
7 1 (5.26%) PMP
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.26%) MCSA
7 1 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (5.26%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (21.05%) ISO 9001
2 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Qualys
2 5 (26.32%) LogRhythm
3 4 (21.05%) SAP
3 4 (21.05%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hays IT
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Welsh Government
Salary: From £57,550 to £68,150 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
St. Asaph, Clwyd
Anonymous
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Posted: 20 days ago