Period
to 18 January 2020

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 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South West
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 100 144
Rank change year-on-year -14 +44 -18
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 238 292 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.74% 2.98% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 3.22% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 198 224 163
South West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £28,550 £31,363 £28,950
90th Percentile £71,250 £77,500 £77,485
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 7,840 9,076 9,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 90.23% 92.77% 91.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6,323 7,111 7,556
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,787 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 2020. 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
Wiltshire +14 59 £51,593 -1.73% 6
Gloucestershire -52 51 £45,000 +18.42% 4
Bristol +9 50 £45,750 -16.82% 13
Devon +8 33 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Dorset +8 26 £53,750 +9.69% 4
Somerset +9 11 £42,500 -41.38% 2
Cornwall +17 4 £42,750 - 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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 91 (38.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (28.15%) CISSP
3 66 (27.73%) Cybersecurity
4 63 (26.47%) Management Information System
5 60 (25.21%) Security Cleared
6 51 (21.43%) ITIL
7 49 (20.59%) CISM
8 47 (19.75%) Finance
9 44 (18.49%) Public Sector
10 43 (18.07%) Windows
11 42 (17.65%) PCI DSS
12 41 (17.23%) Degree
13 39 (16.39%) Security Management
14 35 (14.71%) Firewall
14 35 (14.71%) ISMS
14 35 (14.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 34 (14.29%) Risk Management
16 32 (13.45%) Linux
17 31 (13.03%) Technical Architecture
18 30 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
19 29 (12.18%) Microsoft
19 29 (12.18%) Information Assurance
19 29 (12.18%) Azure
19 29 (12.18%) Decision-Making
20 28 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (11.34%) SIEM
21 27 (11.34%) C
21 27 (11.34%) Information Security Management
22 26 (10.92%) Cisco
22 26 (10.92%) SC Cleared

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 22 (9.24%) IIS
2 9 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (3.78%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.52%) Apache
4 4 (1.68%) CMS
4 4 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.18%) Azure
2 21 (8.82%) AWS
3 15 (6.30%) Office 365
4 12 (5.04%) SaaS
5 6 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.52%) PaaS
6 5 (2.10%) IaaS
7 4 (1.68%) npm
7 4 (1.68%) NuGet
8 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.42%) Slack
8 1 (0.42%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.71%) Firewall
2 19 (7.98%) TCP/IP
3 18 (7.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (7.14%) Internet
5 16 (6.72%) LAN
5 16 (6.72%) WAN
6 14 (5.88%) DNS
7 11 (4.62%) Wireless
8 10 (4.20%) HTTP
8 10 (4.20%) Wireshark
9 9 (3.78%) Network Security
10 8 (3.36%) DHCP
11 7 (2.94%) tcpdump
12 6 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (2.52%) SNMP
13 5 (2.10%) PABX
14 4 (1.68%) Cisco Firepower
14 4 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (1.26%) SAN
15 3 (1.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.88%) MySQL
2 5 (2.10%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.42%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (2.52%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.52%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (1.68%) Bitbucket
2 4 (1.68%) Bower
2 4 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (1.68%) Selenium
2 4 (1.68%) SpecFlow
3 3 (1.26%) Burp Suite
3 3 (1.26%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.84%) Ant
4 2 (0.84%) Maven
4 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (19.75%) Finance
2 44 (18.49%) Public Sector
3 17 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 14 (5.88%) Marketing
5 13 (5.46%) Electronics
5 13 (5.46%) Telecoms
6 12 (5.04%) Military
7 7 (2.94%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.94%) Banking
7 7 (2.94%) Law
8 4 (1.68%) Legal
9 2 (0.84%) Local Government
10 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (18.07%) Analyst
2 32 (13.45%) Security Manager
3 29 (12.18%) Consultant
4 25 (10.50%) Information Manager
4 25 (10.50%) Information Security Manager
5 24 (10.08%) Security Analyst
6 22 (9.24%) Security Consultant
7 17 (7.14%) Security Officer
8 15 (6.30%) Architect
8 15 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (5.88%) IT Engineer
9 14 (5.88%) Security Engineer
9 14 (5.88%) Support Engineer
10 13 (5.46%) Information Officer
10 13 (5.46%) Information Security Consultant
10 13 (5.46%) Information Security Officer
10 13 (5.46%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (5.04%) IT Analyst
12 10 (4.20%) Developer
12 10 (4.20%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.56%) HTML
2 14 (5.88%) jQuery
3 9 (3.78%) Web Services
4 8 (3.36%) Node.js
5 7 (2.94%) JSON
5 7 (2.94%) JSP
5 7 (2.94%) SOAP
5 7 (2.94%) XML
6 6 (2.52%) LAMP
7 4 (1.68%) .NET
7 4 (1.68%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.68%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (1.68%) HTML5
7 4 (1.68%) React
7 4 (1.68%) Sass
8 2 (0.84%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (26.47%) Management Information System
2 28 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.56%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (6.30%) Mobile Computing
5 11 (4.62%) CESG
6 10 (4.20%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (2.52%) ASIC
7 6 (2.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (2.10%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.68%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.26%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.84%) PKI
11 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (18.07%) Windows
2 32 (13.45%) Linux
3 12 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.20%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.36%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.36%) Windows 8
5 8 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.10%) Windows 2000
7 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.26%) Kali Linux
7 3 (1.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (27.73%) Cybersecurity
2 51 (21.43%) ITIL
3 39 (16.39%) Security Management
4 35 (14.71%) ISMS
5 34 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 31 (13.03%) Technical Architecture
7 30 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (12.18%) Decision-Making
8 29 (12.18%) Information Assurance
9 27 (11.34%) Information Security Management
9 27 (11.34%) SIEM
10 26 (10.92%) Project Delivery
11 25 (10.50%) Service Delivery
12 24 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (10.08%) Security Architecture
13 20 (8.40%) Incident Management
14 19 (7.98%) Internal Audit
14 19 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (7.56%) IT Strategy
15 18 (7.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.34%) C
2 17 (7.14%) PHP
3 14 (5.88%) SQL
4 13 (5.46%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.04%) C#
6 10 (4.20%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.20%) Python
7 8 (3.36%) Ruby
8 7 (2.94%) C++
8 7 (2.94%) Java
9 4 (1.68%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 67 (28.15%) CISSP
2 60 (25.21%) Security Cleared
3 49 (20.59%) CISM
4 41 (17.23%) Degree
5 26 (10.92%) SC Cleared
6 25 (10.50%) CESG Certified Professional
6 25 (10.50%) DV Cleared
7 18 (7.56%) IISP
8 14 (5.88%) CISMP
9 12 (5.04%) CISA
10 10 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (3.78%) MCSE
12 8 (3.36%) MBCS
13 7 (2.94%) CEH
13 7 (2.94%) SSCP
14 6 (2.52%) CCNA
14 6 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (2.10%) GIAC
15 5 (2.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (38.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (17.65%) PCI DSS
3 35 (14.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 22 (9.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 22 (9.24%) NCSC
5 21 (8.82%) GDPR
5 21 (8.82%) JSP 440
6 15 (6.30%) HMG Infosec
6 15 (6.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 14 (5.88%) ISO 9001
7 14 (5.88%) NIST
8 11 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (3.36%) QA
10 7 (2.94%) RMADS
11 4 (1.68%) COBIT
11 4 (1.68%) ISO 22301
12 3 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.84%) SLA
14 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.26%) Snort
4 2 (0.84%) Docker
5 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (4.20%) CSIRT
2 4 (1.68%) EnCase
2 4 (1.68%) Nmap
2 4 (1.68%) Suricata
3 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.84%) Ansible
4 2 (0.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.84%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.84%) Puppet
5 1 (0.42%) CASB
5 1 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.42%) Nessus
5 1 (0.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.92%) Cisco
3 15 (6.30%) SAP
4 14 (5.88%) Splunk
5 12 (5.04%) VMware
6 10 (4.20%) Apple
6 10 (4.20%) LogRhythm
7 9 (3.78%) Capita
7 9 (3.78%) Meraki
8 7 (2.94%) AVG
9 6 (2.52%) Fortinet
10 5 (2.10%) Nortel
10 5 (2.10%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.10%) Panasonic
10 5 (2.10%) Red Box
10 5 (2.10%) Siemens
11 4 (1.68%) Arista
11 4 (1.68%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.68%) NetWitness
11 4 (1.68%) Sitecore