Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 125 152
Rank change year-on-year -5 +27 +44
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 250 283 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.48% 2.61% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.95% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 161 212 190
South West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,425 £74,875 £70,212
England median annual salary £58,525 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.46% +9.09% +4.76%

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 9024 9604 10495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.64% 88.50% 88.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7441 8046 8795
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £64,750 £63,750 £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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 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
Bristol -13 125 £46,500 +6.29% 6
Gloucestershire -17 54 £57,500 +4.55% 7
Somerset +7 22 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire -22 14 £35,000 -24.32%
Dorset +9 11 £52,500 -12.50%
Cornwall -12 5 £24,500 -51.00%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 110 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 94 (37.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 88 (35.20%) SC Cleared
4 84 (33.60%) CISSP
5 81 (32.40%) Cybersecurity
6 73 (29.20%) Management Information System
7 71 (28.40%) DV Cleared
8 64 (25.60%) ITIL
9 62 (24.80%) Windows
9 62 (24.80%) SIEM
10 51 (20.40%) TCP/IP
10 51 (20.40%) Service Management
11 48 (19.20%) PCI DSS
12 46 (18.40%) Finance
13 43 (17.20%) Firewall
14 42 (16.80%) Degree
15 39 (15.60%) Linux
15 39 (15.60%) Security Architecture
16 37 (14.80%) Information Assurance
16 37 (14.80%) Internet
16 37 (14.80%) CESG
17 36 (14.40%) Microsoft
18 35 (14.00%) DNS
18 35 (14.00%) CISM
19 34 (13.60%) Cyberthreat
20 33 (13.20%) CESG Certified Professional
21 31 (12.40%) Security Operations
21 31 (12.40%) Software Engineering
22 30 (12.00%) ITSM
23 29 (11.60%) Network Monitoring

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 12 (4.80%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.40%) IIS
3 7 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.20%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.40%) Apache
7 1 (0.40%) Confluence
7 1 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.00%) Office 365
2 4 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.40%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.40%) TCP/IP
2 43 (17.20%) Firewall
3 37 (14.80%) Internet
4 35 (14.00%) DNS
5 24 (9.60%) HTTP
6 22 (8.80%) DHCP
6 22 (8.80%) Network Security
7 21 (8.40%) FTP
8 16 (6.40%) Wireshark
9 15 (6.00%) SMTP
10 13 (5.20%) LAN
10 13 (5.20%) WAN
11 11 (4.40%) VPN
12 10 (4.00%) SAN
12 10 (4.00%) tcpdump
12 10 (4.00%) Wireless
13 9 (3.60%) LDAP
13 9 (3.60%) SSL
14 8 (3.20%) Telnet
15 7 (2.80%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.60%) MySQL
3 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
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 7 (2.80%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.40%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 46 (18.40%) Finance
2 18 (7.20%) Electronics
2 18 (7.20%) Manufacturing
2 18 (7.20%) Marketing
3 14 (5.60%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.80%) Law
5 6 (2.40%) Legal
5 6 (2.40%) Retail
6 3 (1.20%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.20%) Military
7 2 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 73 (29.20%) Analyst
2 39 (15.60%) Consultant
3 37 (14.80%) Security Analyst
4 27 (10.80%) Security Consultant
5 25 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
6 23 (9.20%) Information Manager
7 18 (7.20%) Security Engineer
8 16 (6.40%) Architect
8 16 (6.40%) Information Security Consultant
9 15 (6.00%) Information Analyst
9 15 (6.00%) Information Security Analyst
10 14 (5.60%) Security Manager
10 14 (5.60%) Security Officer
11 13 (5.20%) Information Assurance Leader
12 12 (4.80%) Cybersecurity Specialist
12 12 (4.80%) Information Security Manager
12 12 (4.80%) Security Specialist
13 9 (3.60%) Information Officer
13 9 (3.60%) Information Security Officer
14 8 (3.20%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.40%) .NET
2 6 (2.40%) Web Services
3 4 (1.60%) XML
4 2 (0.80%) CGI
4 2 (0.80%) CSS
5 1 (0.40%) ADO
5 1 (0.40%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.40%) HTML
5 1 (0.40%) jQuery
5 1 (0.40%) JSON
5 1 (0.40%) ODBC
5 1 (0.40%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 73 (29.20%) Management Information System
2 37 (14.80%) CESG
3 34 (13.60%) Cyberthreat
4 27 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (9.20%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (3.60%) Cyber Defence
7 7 (2.80%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.40%) CESG CLAS
8 6 (2.40%) Cyber Attack
8 6 (2.40%) Cybercrime
9 5 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.60%) PMI
10 4 (1.60%) Replication
11 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.80%) CCTV
12 2 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.80%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.40%) Fintech
13 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
13 1 (0.40%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 62 (24.80%) Windows
2 39 (15.60%) Linux
3 28 (11.20%) Unix
4 20 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 20 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.80%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.80%) SUSE
8 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.80%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (32.40%) Cybersecurity
2 64 (25.60%) ITIL
3 62 (24.80%) SIEM
4 51 (20.40%) Service Management
5 39 (15.60%) Security Architecture
6 37 (14.80%) Information Assurance
7 31 (12.40%) Security Operations
7 31 (12.40%) Software Engineering
8 30 (12.00%) ITSM
9 29 (11.60%) Network Monitoring
10 28 (11.20%) Penetration Testing
11 26 (10.40%) Mentoring
12 24 (9.60%) Coaching
12 24 (9.60%) Security Management
13 22 (8.80%) Programme Management
13 22 (8.80%) Risk Management
14 21 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (8.40%) TOGAF
15 20 (8.00%) Project Management
15 20 (8.00%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.20%) Java
2 22 (8.80%) C
3 19 (7.60%) SQL
4 9 (3.60%) Python
5 8 (3.20%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.80%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.40%) C#
7 1 (0.40%) C++
7 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 110 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 88 (35.20%) SC Cleared
3 84 (33.60%) CISSP
4 71 (28.40%) DV Cleared
5 42 (16.80%) Degree
6 35 (14.00%) CISM
7 33 (13.20%) CESG Certified Professional
8 27 (10.80%) SANS
9 25 (10.00%) CREST Certified
10 22 (8.80%) GCIA
10 22 (8.80%) GCIH
11 13 (5.20%) CCNA
11 13 (5.20%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (4.80%) CLAS
13 11 (4.40%) GIAC
14 9 (3.60%) CISMP
14 9 (3.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 8 (3.20%) IISP
15 8 (3.20%) MCSE
15 8 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (37.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (19.20%) PCI DSS
3 27 (10.80%) RMADS
4 12 (4.80%) GDPR
5 11 (4.40%) ISO 22301
5 11 (4.40%) JSP 440
6 10 (4.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 10 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (2.80%) SLA
8 6 (2.40%) GPG13
9 3 (1.20%) COBIT
9 3 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.80%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.80%) PMO
10 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 21 (8.40%) Snort
2 18 (7.20%) Active Directory
3 16 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.60%) Hyper-V
6 8 (3.20%) vSphere
7 6 (2.40%) XenServer
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.40%) XenApp
9 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 8 (3.20%) RSA enVision
3 6 (2.40%) ArcSight ESM
3 6 (2.40%) RSA Archer
3 6 (2.40%) RSA Security Analytics
3 6 (2.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (2.00%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (1.20%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.80%) Cacti
7 2 (0.80%) Nagios
7 2 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.80%) Nmap
7 2 (0.80%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.40%) FTK
8 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.40%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.40%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 36 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.60%) Cisco
3 19 (7.60%) ArcSight
4 17 (6.80%) VMware
5 14 (5.60%) SAP
6 11 (4.40%) Symantec
7 9 (3.60%) Veeam
8 7 (2.80%) Citrix
9 6 (2.40%) Avaya
9 6 (2.40%) LogLogic
9 6 (2.40%) Sourcefire
9 6 (2.40%) Trend Micro
10 5 (2.00%) LogRhythm
11 4 (1.60%) Dell
11 4 (1.60%) HP
11 4 (1.60%) SonicWALL
11 4 (1.60%) Splunk
12 3 (1.20%) Sophos
13 2 (0.80%) BMC
13 2 (0.80%) Forcepoint