Period
to 28 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 28 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 114 115
Rank change year-on-year +30 +1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 27 29 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.70% 1.25% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.48% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 23
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -30.83% +22.45%
10th Percentile £19,750 £31,000 £31,750
90th Percentile £54,375 £70,500 £75,000
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% -30.83% +22.45%

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1408 1957 2075
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 88.66% 84.39% 85.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1226 1707 1763
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +4.05% +5.71%
10th Percentile £23,875 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £55,200
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in South Wales

Information Security
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Information Security in South Wales

Information Security
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in South Wales over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in South Wales

Information Security
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 28 July 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
Cardiff +22 18 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Newport -4 4 £24,000 -42.17% 1
Caerphilly - 3 £20,000 -
Information Security
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 13 (48.15%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (25.93%) Firewall
3 7 (25.93%) Degree
4 6 (22.22%) SIEM
4 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 6 (22.22%) Security Operations
5 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL
5 5 (18.52%) SLA
5 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
6 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
6 4 (14.81%) CSS
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
6 4 (14.81%) OOP
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) C#
6 4 (14.81%) HTML
6 4 (14.81%) Java
6 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (14.81%) Splunk
6 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
6 4 (14.81%) Refactoring
6 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
6 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.81%) DevOps
6 4 (14.81%) Data Structures
6 4 (14.81%) Algorithms

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) NAS
3 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Security Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Graduate
4 4 (14.81%) Head of Support
4 4 (14.81%) Junior
5 3 (11.11%) Graduate Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Graduate Security Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Head of Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Head of Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Junior Software Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Information Risk Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Information Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Information Security Risk Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Security Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Algorithms
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
1 4 (14.81%) Data Structures
1 4 (14.81%) Fintech
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (22.22%) Security Operations
2 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 6 (22.22%) SIEM
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
3 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
4 4 (14.81%) DevOps
4 4 (14.81%) Mobile First
4 4 (14.81%) OO
4 4 (14.81%) OOP
4 4 (14.81%) Refactoring
4 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.11%) Information Security Management
5 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 3 (11.11%) Security Management
5 3 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (11.11%) CISSP
3 3 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (11.11%) MCP
3 3 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CISM
4 1 (3.70%) CRISC
4 1 (3.70%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.70%) QRadar
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Splunk
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) McAfee
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
3 2 (7.41%) Proofpoint
3 2 (7.41%) Sourcefire
3 2 (7.41%) Veeam
4 1 (3.70%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) ICL
4 1 (3.70%) LogRhythm
4 1 (3.70%) Lotus
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec
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