Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 85 88
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +29
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 21 22 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.35% 1.62% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.76% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 19 20 41
South Wales median annual salary £44,500 £33,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.85% -36.54% +2.97%
10th Percentile £35,000 £21,400 £24,250
90th Percentile £56,450 £70,375 £86,250
Wales median annual salary £44,500 £33,699 £52,000
% change year-on-year +32.05% -35.19% -5.46%

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 1,362 1,250 1,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 87.36% 91.98% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,115 1,094 1,611
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,000 £55,349 £56,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -1 17 £43,750 +29.83% 4
Newport -1 2 £37,500 +56.25% 2
Information Security
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 16 (76.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 7 (33.33%) GDPR
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
4 6 (28.57%) CISSP
5 5 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Degree
6 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Information Security Management
6 4 (19.05%) Security Management
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (9.52%) JIRA
8 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
8 2 (9.52%) Use Case
8 2 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (9.52%) IT Governance
8 2 (9.52%) Marketing
8 2 (9.52%) Office 365
8 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
8 2 (9.52%) ISMS

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 (4.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Electronics
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Information Officer
2 6 (28.57%) Information Security Officer
2 6 (28.57%) Security Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Security Officer
3 4 (19.05%) Information Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Information Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Security Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Security Compliance Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 5 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Information Security Management
3 4 (19.05%) Security Management
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
5 2 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
5 2 (9.52%) ISMS
5 2 (9.52%) IT Governance
5 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Use Case
5 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) CISSP
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (76.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 7 (33.33%) GDPR
4 2 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (4.76%) ISO 22301
5 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
5 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Darktrace
2 2 (9.52%) SAP