Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 112 94
Rank change year-on-year +15 -18 +18
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 24 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.78% 0.59% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 0.65% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 25 8 12
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.96% +16.15%
10th Percentile £24,250 £33,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £49,750 £57,500 £53,750
South West median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +11.11%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1215 1228 1087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.07% 90.76% 86.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 1042 940
Somerset median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Somerset

Information Security
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Somerset

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Somerset over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Somerset

Information Security
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +32 14 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Bath -7 8 £32,750 -18.13%
Street +15 2 £42,500 -22.73%
Information Security
South West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 15 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (41.67%) Firewall
4 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 8 (33.33%) Degree
4 8 (33.33%) Network Security
4 8 (33.33%) PCI DSS
4 8 (33.33%) ISO 22301
5 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
5 7 (29.17%) Law
5 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
6 6 (25.00%) VMware
6 6 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (25.00%) SIEM
6 6 (25.00%) Web Application Development
7 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (20.83%) Cybercrime
7 5 (20.83%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 5 (20.83%) vCenter Server
7 5 (20.83%) Threat Intelligence
7 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Forensic Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) Web Services
7 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) Network Security
3 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (12.50%) DHCP
5 3 (12.50%) DNS
5 3 (12.50%) Skype
5 3 (12.50%) VLAN
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.33%) IPv4
6 2 (8.33%) SMS
6 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.17%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (29.17%) Law
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Legal
4 2 (8.33%) Games
5 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 13 (54.17%) Security Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Technician
2 3 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
2 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support Technician
2 3 (12.50%) Desktop Technician
2 3 (12.50%) IT Assistant
2 3 (12.50%) IT Support
2 3 (12.50%) IT Support Assistant
2 3 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
2 3 (12.50%) IT Technician
2 3 (12.50%) Support Assistant
2 3 (12.50%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.83%) Cybercrime
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (12.50%) Replication
5 1 (4.17%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
4 6 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (25.00%) SIEM
4 6 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 5 (20.83%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 5 (20.83%) Forensic Analysis
5 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Threat Intelligence
5 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 4 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (16.67%) Web Filtering
7 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (33.33%) ISO 22301
2 8 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) vCenter Server
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (8.33%) Cacti
3 2 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Veeam
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco