Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 89 120
Rank change year-on-year +2 +31 +9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 21 46 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.57% 2.40% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 2.66% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 19 40 28
South Wales median annual salary £33,000 £52,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.54% +2.97% +55.38%
10th Percentile £21,300 £24,200 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,750 £86,250 £66,500
Wales median annual salary £33,000 £52,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -36.54% -5.46% +52.78%

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,186 1,732 1,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 88.57% 90.35% 83.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,040 1,551 1,717
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,439 £56,250 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £39,750 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% +4.17% +1.41%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 +9 10 £33,350 -25.89% 3
Newport +3 9 £24,000 -53.85% 1
Torfaen - 2 - -
Bridgend - 1 £24,500 -
Information Security
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 9 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 8 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) CSS
4 7 (33.33%) C#
4 7 (33.33%) HTML
4 7 (33.33%) Java
4 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (33.33%) OOP
4 7 (33.33%) OO
4 7 (33.33%) Firewall
4 7 (33.33%) Data Structures
4 7 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 7 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (33.33%) Refactoring
4 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 6 (28.57%) Security Management
6 5 (23.81%) CISSP
7 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
7 4 (19.05%) Network Security
7 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
7 4 (19.05%) ITIL
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
8 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (14.29%) Information Security Management
8 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (14.29%) SaaS

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (4.76%) IPsec
3 1 (4.76%) SMS
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Advertising
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Law
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Graduate
1 6 (28.57%) Graduate Software Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Junior
1 6 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Junior Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Security Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Information Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Security Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) IT Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Information Risk Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security Risk Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Head of Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Head of Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support
6 1 (4.76%) Service Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) CSS
1 7 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 7 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 7 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.76%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (4.76%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (33.33%) OO
2 7 (33.33%) OOP
2 7 (33.33%) Refactoring
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) Security Management
4 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
5 3 (14.29%) Analytics
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 3 (14.29%) Information Security Management
5 3 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
6 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 7 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (23.81%) CISSP
4 2 (9.52%) CISM
4 2 (9.52%) CRISC
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) CEH
5 1 (4.76%) CISA
5 1 (4.76%) CISMP
5 1 (4.76%) CREST Certified
5 1 (4.76%) ISSAP
5 1 (4.76%) MBA
5 1 (4.76%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) ISO 31000
2 2 (9.52%) ISO 9001
2 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (4.76%) GDPR
3 1 (4.76%) IASME
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) VMware