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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 94 87 94
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 12 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.85% 0.99% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.31% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 6
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £19,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £66,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
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
1163 996 994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.54% 76.15% 77.90%
Number of salaries quoted 977 872 888
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -11 12 £36,250 -9.37% 7
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 25 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (33.33%) Windows
3 15 (33.33%) CISSP
4 14 (31.11%) CISA
4 14 (31.11%) CISM
5 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (26.67%) Firewall
6 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 12 (26.67%) SQL
7 11 (24.44%) Risk Management
7 11 (24.44%) PCI DSS
8 10 (22.22%) Cyber Security
8 10 (22.22%) UNIX
8 10 (22.22%) ISO 9001
8 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (22.22%) VMware
8 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 9 (20.00%) Qualys
9 9 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (20.00%) Business Continuity
9 9 (20.00%) Nessus
9 9 (20.00%) HP
9 9 (20.00%) SAP
9 9 (20.00%) SAP Certification
9 9 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
9 9 (20.00%) LogRhythm
9 9 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (20.00%) Product Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.44%) IIS
1 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) SAS
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.89%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) Firewall
2 6 (13.33%) Internet
2 6 (13.33%) Network Security
3 5 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (8.89%) Wireless
5 3 (6.67%) WAN
5 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.44%) LAN
7 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.22%) VPN
7 1 (2.22%) SSL
7 1 (2.22%) SNMP
7 1 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Subversion
1 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
1 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.67%) Hudson
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Online Betting
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Architect
1 9 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 7 (15.56%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Security Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Information Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Information Assurance Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Junior
7 2 (4.44%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) COM
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (11.11%) Internet of Things
3 5 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (8.89%) BYOD
5 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.67%) CESG
6 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.22%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (22.22%) UNIX
3 6 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) FreeBSD
4 2 (4.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Risk Management
3 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (22.22%) Cyber Security
4 9 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 9 (20.00%) Product Management
4 9 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 9 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (17.78%) Data Protection
6 7 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Information Assurance
7 6 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 5 (11.11%) ISMS
8 5 (11.11%) ITIL
8 5 (11.11%) BCP
8 5 (11.11%) Service Management
9 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (8.89%) ITSM
9 4 (8.89%) Benchmarking
9 4 (8.89%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) Python
2 5 (11.11%) Perl
3 3 (6.67%) Ruby
3 3 (6.67%) Erlang
3 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.67%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) CISSP
2 14 (31.11%) CISA
2 14 (31.11%) CISM
3 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 9 (20.00%) SAP Certification
5 7 (15.56%) CRISC
6 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 4 (8.89%) Degree
7 4 (8.89%) GSEC
8 2 (4.44%) CEH
9 1 (2.22%) GIAC
9 1 (2.22%) PMP
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.22%) MCSA
9 1 (2.22%) GPEN
9 1 (2.22%) CCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (24.44%) PCI DSS
3 10 (22.22%) ISO 9001
4 5 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
3 1 (2.22%) XenServer
3 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Nessus
2 1 (2.22%) Graphite
2 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) VMware
3 9 (20.00%) Qualys
3 9 (20.00%) HP
3 9 (20.00%) SAP
3 9 (20.00%) LogRhythm
4 2 (4.44%) Apple
5 1 (2.22%) Sophos
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) Avaya
5 1 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (2.22%) Kaspersky
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