Period
to 16 January 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 131 121
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10 +55
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 247 281 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.45% 2.67% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 2.99% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 161 231 214
South West median annual salary £48,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.62% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,250 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,425 £75,000 £73,099
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 8,972 9,389 10,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.17% 89.34% 89.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7,373 7,788 8,608
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,650 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 January 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 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
Bristol -2 101 £47,000 -10.48% 12
Gloucestershire +9 72 £65,000 +23.81% 9
Somerset +21 28 £40,000 +66.67% 2
Wiltshire -21 13 £44,500 -1.11% 2
Devon +10 3 £49,500 +47.41%
Dorset -28 3 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Cornwall -22 2 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Information Security
England

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

1 111 (44.94%) Security Cleared
2 110 (44.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 68 (27.53%) Management Information System
3 68 (27.53%) CISSP
3 68 (27.53%) SC Cleared
4 67 (27.13%) ITIL
5 65 (26.32%) DV Cleared
6 62 (25.10%) Cybersecurity
7 55 (22.27%) Windows
8 44 (17.81%) Microsoft
8 44 (17.81%) SIEM
8 44 (17.81%) PCI DSS
9 43 (17.41%) Firewall
9 43 (17.41%) Service Management
10 37 (14.98%) C
10 37 (14.98%) CESG Certified Professional
10 37 (14.98%) Security Operations
11 34 (13.77%) Information Assurance
11 34 (13.77%) TCP/IP
11 34 (13.77%) Finance
12 33 (13.36%) CESG
12 33 (13.36%) Degree
13 30 (12.15%) Linux
14 29 (11.74%) DNS
14 29 (11.74%) CISM
14 29 (11.74%) Internet
14 29 (11.74%) RMADS
14 29 (11.74%) Cyberthreat
15 27 (10.93%) Security Architecture
16 26 (10.53%) Windows Server

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 16 (6.48%) IIS
2 13 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.83%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.21%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.40%) Apache
8 1 (0.40%) Confluence
8 1 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 22 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.05%) Office 365
2 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.02%) IBM Cloud
4 5 (2.02%) SoftLayer
5 2 (0.81%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.40%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.41%) Firewall
2 34 (13.77%) TCP/IP
3 29 (11.74%) DNS
3 29 (11.74%) Internet
4 18 (7.29%) HTTP
5 15 (6.07%) DHCP
6 14 (5.67%) Network Security
6 14 (5.67%) Wireshark
7 12 (4.86%) FTP
7 12 (4.86%) tcpdump
7 12 (4.86%) Wireless
8 10 (4.05%) SSL
9 9 (3.64%) LAN
9 9 (3.64%) LDAP
9 9 (3.64%) WAN
10 8 (3.24%) SMTP
10 8 (3.24%) Telnet
11 6 (2.43%) SAN
12 4 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.21%) MySQL
3 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.40%) MS Access
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.05%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.81%) Subversion
5 1 (0.40%) JIRA
5 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.40%) MSI
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 34 (13.77%) Finance
2 12 (4.86%) Manufacturing
2 12 (4.86%) Marketing
3 11 (4.45%) Electronics
3 11 (4.45%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.24%) Legal
5 7 (2.83%) Law
6 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.81%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (29.15%) Analyst
2 45 (18.22%) Security Analyst
3 37 (14.98%) Consultant
4 23 (9.31%) Security Consultant
5 21 (8.50%) Information Manager
6 18 (7.29%) SOC Analyst
7 17 (6.88%) Security Specialist
8 14 (5.67%) Security Officer
9 13 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 13 (5.26%) Security Manager
10 12 (4.86%) Information Assurance Leader
10 12 (4.86%) Information Security Consultant
11 11 (4.45%) Information Officer
11 11 (4.45%) Information Security Manager
11 11 (4.45%) Information Security Officer
11 11 (4.45%) Security Engineer
12 10 (4.05%) Information Analyst
12 10 (4.05%) Information Security Analyst
12 10 (4.05%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 10 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.69%) .NET
2 6 (2.43%) Web Services
3 2 (0.81%) XML
4 1 (0.40%) ADO
4 1 (0.40%) CSS
4 1 (0.40%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.40%) HTML
4 1 (0.40%) jQuery
4 1 (0.40%) JSON
4 1 (0.40%) ODBC
4 1 (0.40%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 68 (27.53%) Management Information System
2 33 (13.36%) CESG
3 29 (11.74%) Cyberthreat
4 16 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (6.07%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (4.86%) Computer Science
7 10 (4.05%) CESG CLAS
8 9 (3.64%) Cybercrime
9 6 (2.43%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (2.02%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (1.62%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (1.62%) Cyberattack
11 4 (1.62%) Replication
12 3 (1.21%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.81%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.81%) Fintech
14 1 (0.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.27%) Windows
2 30 (12.15%) Linux
3 26 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (6.07%) Unix
5 15 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (5.67%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.86%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.83%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.40%) Android
9 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.13%) ITIL
2 62 (25.10%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (17.81%) SIEM
4 43 (17.41%) Service Management
5 37 (14.98%) Security Operations
6 34 (13.77%) Information Assurance
7 27 (10.93%) Security Architecture
8 24 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
9 23 (9.31%) Data Protection
10 21 (8.50%) Internal Audit
10 21 (8.50%) ITSM
10 21 (8.50%) Risk Management
10 21 (8.50%) TOGAF
11 20 (8.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 20 (8.10%) ISMS
11 20 (8.10%) Programme Management
11 20 (8.10%) Software Engineering
11 20 (8.10%) Threat Intelligence
12 19 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.98%) C
2 18 (7.29%) SQL
3 16 (6.48%) Java
4 10 (4.05%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.02%) Python
5 5 (2.02%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.21%) C++
7 2 (0.81%) C#
8 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 111 (44.94%) Security Cleared
2 68 (27.53%) CISSP
2 68 (27.53%) SC Cleared
3 65 (26.32%) DV Cleared
4 37 (14.98%) CESG Certified Professional
5 33 (13.36%) Degree
6 29 (11.74%) CISM
7 17 (6.88%) CREST Certified
8 16 (6.48%) SANS
9 14 (5.67%) GCIA
9 14 (5.67%) GCIH
10 13 (5.26%) GIAC
11 12 (4.86%) IISP
12 11 (4.45%) CLAS
13 7 (2.83%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 7 (2.83%) Master's Degree
14 5 (2.02%) CISA
14 5 (2.02%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 3 (1.21%) CISMP
15 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (44.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (17.81%) PCI DSS
3 29 (11.74%) RMADS
4 21 (8.50%) GDPR
5 17 (6.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 12 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (4.86%) JSP 440
7 10 (4.05%) COBIT
7 10 (4.05%) ISO 22301
8 5 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (1.62%) GPG13
9 4 (1.62%) PMO
9 4 (1.62%) SLA
10 3 (1.21%) ISO 9001
10 3 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 19 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.88%) Snort
3 15 (6.07%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.02%) vSphere
7 4 (1.62%) XenServer
8 3 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.40%) Firmware
9 1 (0.40%) XenApp
9 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (3.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (2.43%) SCVMM
3 5 (2.02%) SCCM
3 5 (2.02%) vCenter Server
4 4 (1.62%) ArcSight ESM
4 4 (1.62%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 4 (1.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (1.62%) RSA Archer
4 4 (1.62%) RSA enVision
4 4 (1.62%) RSA Security Analytics
4 4 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.21%) SCOM
6 2 (0.81%) Cacti
6 2 (0.81%) Nagios
7 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.40%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.40%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 44 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.48%) Cisco
3 15 (6.07%) VMware
4 10 (4.05%) SAP
5 7 (2.83%) Veeam
6 6 (2.43%) Apple
6 6 (2.43%) Symantec
7 5 (2.02%) ArcSight
7 5 (2.02%) AVG
7 5 (2.02%) Citrix
7 5 (2.02%) Meraki
8 4 (1.62%) Avaya
8 4 (1.62%) LogLogic
8 4 (1.62%) NetApp
8 4 (1.62%) Sourcefire
8 4 (1.62%) Splunk
8 4 (1.62%) Trend Micro
9 3 (1.21%) CA
9 3 (1.21%) Capita
9 3 (1.21%) F5