Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 133 135
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 237 243 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.18% 2.33% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.54% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 175 181 192
South West median annual salary £50,500 £55,000 £50,808
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.18% +8.25% +1.62%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £74,250 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,911 9,549 9,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.03% 91.58% 89.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8,152 7,874 8,261
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,377 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the South West

Information Security
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Information Security in the South West

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the South West over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the South West

Information Security
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Bristol -36 73 £45,000 -11.33% 15
Gloucestershire +30 61 £57,500 - 16
Wiltshire +7 45 £55,000 - 7
Somerset +36 21 £37,500 -37.50% 2
Dorset -38 9 £56,000 -6.67% 3
Devon +21 7 £49,500 -1.00% 3
Cornwall -29 3 £46,250 +43.41% 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 99 (41.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (27.43%) Security Cleared
3 59 (24.89%) CISSP
4 54 (22.78%) Windows
5 46 (19.41%) Cybersecurity
6 43 (18.14%) Management Information System
7 39 (16.46%) Microsoft
8 38 (16.03%) Degree
8 38 (16.03%) Network Security
9 36 (15.19%) PCI DSS
10 35 (14.77%) Firewall
10 35 (14.77%) ITIL
11 34 (14.35%) Linux
11 34 (14.35%) CISM
12 33 (13.92%) C
13 31 (13.08%) Data Protection
13 31 (13.08%) DV Cleared
14 29 (12.24%) CESG Certified Professional
14 29 (12.24%) Unix
14 29 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 28 (11.81%) Security Architecture
16 26 (10.97%) Risk Management
16 26 (10.97%) GDPR
17 25 (10.55%) Finance
17 25 (10.55%) Project Management
18 24 (10.13%) Software Engineering
18 24 (10.13%) Intrusion Detection
19 23 (9.70%) Security Operations
19 23 (9.70%) Information Assurance
19 23 (9.70%) Problem-Solving

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 11 (4.64%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.95%) IIS
3 3 (1.27%) Apache
4 2 (0.84%) Confluence
4 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.42%) Drupal
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (3.38%) SaaS
5 4 (1.69%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (16.03%) Network Security
2 35 (14.77%) Firewall
3 24 (10.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (5.49%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.49%) VPN
5 11 (4.64%) DNS
6 9 (3.80%) HTTP
7 7 (2.95%) Internet
8 6 (2.53%) SAN
9 3 (1.27%) MPLS
9 3 (1.27%) Wireless
10 2 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.84%) Intranet
10 2 (0.84%) LAN
10 2 (0.84%) Skype
10 2 (0.84%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.84%) WAN
10 2 (0.84%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.42%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.42%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.22%) MySQL
2 9 (3.80%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.53%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.69%) Big Data
5 3 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.27%) OLTP
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Bitbucket
1 3 (1.27%) JIRA
2 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.42%) Ant
3 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.42%) GoCD
3 1 (0.42%) Gradle
3 1 (0.42%) Maven
3 1 (0.42%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (10.55%) Finance
2 9 (3.80%) Billing
3 8 (3.38%) Electronics
3 8 (3.38%) Legal
4 7 (2.95%) Marketing
5 6 (2.53%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.11%) Banking
6 5 (2.11%) Law
6 5 (2.11%) Military
7 3 (1.27%) Retail
8 2 (0.84%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (21.10%) Analyst
2 37 (15.61%) Consultant
3 36 (15.19%) Security Analyst
4 29 (12.24%) Security Consultant
5 27 (11.39%) Security Manager
6 24 (10.13%) Information Security Consultant
7 16 (6.75%) Architect
7 16 (6.75%) Information Manager
8 15 (6.33%) Developer
8 15 (6.33%) Information Security Manager
8 15 (6.33%) Software Engineer
9 13 (5.49%) Administrator
10 12 (5.06%) Security Architect
11 11 (4.64%) Security Officer
12 10 (4.22%) IT Analyst
12 10 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
14 8 (3.38%) IT Manager
14 8 (3.38%) Operations Manager
14 8 (3.38%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.38%) .NET
2 6 (2.53%) HTML
2 6 (2.53%) Web Services
3 5 (2.11%) J2EE
3 5 (2.11%) SAML
4 4 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.69%) jQuery
4 4 (1.69%) OAuth
4 4 (1.69%) OpenID
5 3 (1.27%) Apache Flex
5 3 (1.27%) MDX
6 2 (0.84%) CSS
6 2 (0.84%) Django
6 2 (0.84%) HTML5
6 2 (0.84%) LAMP
6 2 (0.84%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.42%) CSS3
7 1 (0.42%) Node.js
7 1 (0.42%) RESTful
7 1 (0.42%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 43 (18.14%) Management Information System
2 20 (8.44%) CESG
3 19 (8.02%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.49%) Device Driver
5 13 (5.49%) NHS
5 13 (5.49%) PKI
5 13 (5.49%) Public Cloud
6 10 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.95%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (2.53%) CESG CLAS
8 6 (2.53%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.53%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.69%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.27%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.27%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.78%) Windows
2 34 (14.35%) Linux
3 29 (12.24%) Unix
4 18 (7.59%) Android
5 14 (5.91%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.11%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.11%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.27%) CentOS
9 2 (0.84%) AIX
10 1 (0.42%) Debian
10 1 (0.42%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.41%) Cybersecurity
2 35 (14.77%) ITIL
3 31 (13.08%) Data Protection
4 29 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 28 (11.81%) Security Architecture
6 26 (10.97%) Risk Management
7 25 (10.55%) Project Management
8 24 (10.13%) Software Engineering
9 23 (9.70%) Information Assurance
9 23 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (9.70%) Security Operations
10 21 (8.86%) Internal Audit
11 19 (8.02%) ISMS
12 18 (7.59%) DevOps
12 18 (7.59%) Security Management
13 17 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (7.17%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (6.33%) SIEM
15 14 (5.91%) Risk Assessment
16 12 (5.06%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.92%) C
2 22 (9.28%) Python
3 19 (8.02%) SQL
4 15 (6.33%) C++
5 8 (3.38%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.95%) Java
7 6 (2.53%) C#
8 5 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.69%) Perl
9 4 (1.69%) PHP
10 3 (1.27%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.27%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.27%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.84%) Ruby
12 1 (0.42%) Java 8
12 1 (0.42%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 65 (27.43%) Security Cleared
2 59 (24.89%) CISSP
3 38 (16.03%) Degree
4 34 (14.35%) CISM
5 31 (13.08%) DV Cleared
6 29 (12.24%) CESG Certified Professional
7 20 (8.44%) SC Cleared
8 11 (4.64%) CISA
9 9 (3.80%) AWS Certification
9 9 (3.80%) SANS
10 7 (2.95%) CLAS
10 7 (2.95%) IISP
11 6 (2.53%) CISMP
11 6 (2.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 6 (2.53%) SSCP
12 4 (1.69%) CEH
12 4 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (1.69%) GIAC
12 4 (1.69%) PCI QSA
13 3 (1.27%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (41.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (15.19%) PCI DSS
3 26 (10.97%) GDPR
4 16 (6.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 13 (5.49%) RMADS
6 12 (5.06%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (4.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (3.80%) ISO 9001
9 8 (3.38%) COBIT
10 6 (2.53%) JSP 440
10 6 (2.53%) PMO
11 5 (2.11%) SLA
12 4 (1.69%) QA
13 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.84%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.42%) FISMA
15 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.42%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.42%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.22%) Snort
3 4 (1.69%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.42%) Docker
6 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.42%) LXC
6 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.42%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (3.38%) FortiGate
1 8 (3.38%) OSSEC
2 3 (1.27%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (1.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.84%) Ansible
3 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.84%) Puppet
4 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.42%) Nessus
4 1 (0.42%) Packer
4 1 (0.42%) SCCM
4 1 (0.42%) SCOM
4 1 (0.42%) SnapMirror
4 1 (0.42%) SnapVault
4 1 (0.42%) Terraform
4 1 (0.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.44%) Cisco
3 19 (8.02%) VMware
4 12 (5.06%) CheckPoint
5 8 (3.38%) LogRhythm
6 7 (2.95%) SAP
7 6 (2.53%) Oracle
8 5 (2.11%) Capita
9 4 (1.69%) Fortinet
9 4 (1.69%) Juniper
10 3 (1.27%) Palo Alto
11 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.84%) HP
11 2 (0.84%) Qualys
11 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.84%) Sun
12 1 (0.42%) CA
12 1 (0.42%) Citrix
12 1 (0.42%) NetApp
12 1 (0.42%) Symantec