Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South West
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 88 138
Rank change year-on-year 0 +50 +6
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 157 344 237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 3.62% 3.40% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 3.71% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 136 286 180
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,190 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.42% -13.92% -4.55%
10th Percentile £32,655 £27,500 £31,700
90th Percentile £81,250 £70,000 £68,750
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 3,975 9,263 9,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.61% 91.53% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,172 7,325 8,029
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in the South West over the 6 months to 10 August 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 10 August 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
Bristol +85 50 £50,000 +14.29% 7
Devon +27 29 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Gloucestershire -26 24 £55,000 +44.74% 4
Wiltshire -11 21 £40,000 -38.46% 2
Somerset +19 13 £42,500 -19.05% 3
Dorset +5 8 £32,655 -6.70% 4
Cornwall +20 7 £65,000 +154.90% 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 52 (33.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (31.21%) Cybersecurity
3 46 (29.30%) Linux
4 45 (28.66%) Management Information System
5 44 (28.03%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (27.39%) Security Cleared
7 42 (26.75%) CISSP
8 41 (26.11%) Azure
9 37 (23.57%) Firewall
9 37 (23.57%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (22.29%) AWS
11 30 (19.11%) Finance
11 30 (19.11%) Windows
12 29 (18.47%) ITIL
13 27 (17.20%) PHP
13 27 (17.20%) Security Management
13 27 (17.20%) CISM
13 27 (17.20%) Information Security Management
14 26 (16.56%) Risk Management
15 25 (15.92%) Test Automation
15 25 (15.92%) ISMS
16 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
16 24 (15.29%) HTML
17 23 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (14.65%) GDPR
18 22 (14.01%) Technology Roadmap
18 22 (14.01%) Technical Architecture
18 22 (14.01%) LAMP
18 22 (14.01%) MySQL
18 22 (14.01%) TCP/IP

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 21 (13.38%) Apache
2 6 (3.82%) IIS
3 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.91%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (1.91%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.64%) Confluence
5 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) InfoPath
1 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (26.11%) Azure
2 35 (22.29%) AWS
3 12 (7.64%) SaaS
4 8 (5.10%) IaaS
4 8 (5.10%) PaaS
4 8 (5.10%) Power Platform
5 6 (3.82%) Office 365
6 5 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (3.18%) Azure Functions
6 5 (3.18%) PowerApps
6 5 (3.18%) Serverless
7 3 (1.91%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.91%) Slack
7 3 (1.91%) Trello
8 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.64%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 37 (23.57%) Firewall
2 22 (14.01%) TCP/IP
3 16 (10.19%) DNS
3 16 (10.19%) Internet
4 12 (7.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (7.01%) LAN
6 10 (6.37%) SAN
7 9 (5.73%) HTTP
7 9 (5.73%) VPN
8 8 (5.10%) DHCP
8 8 (5.10%) MPLS
8 8 (5.10%) VLAN
8 8 (5.10%) WAN
8 8 (5.10%) Wireless
9 7 (4.46%) SMTP
10 6 (3.82%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.91%) Extranet
11 3 (1.91%) Intranet
11 3 (1.91%) PABX
11 3 (1.91%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.01%) MySQL
2 3 (1.91%) Power BI
2 3 (1.91%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.91%) Burp Suite
3 2 (1.27%) JIRA
4 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
General
1 30 (19.11%) Finance
2 18 (11.46%) Public Sector
3 13 (8.28%) Electronics
4 10 (6.37%) Manufacturing
5 9 (5.73%) Marketing
5 9 (5.73%) Military
5 9 (5.73%) Telecoms
6 8 (5.10%) Legal
6 8 (5.10%) Retail
7 5 (3.18%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.91%) Police
9 2 (1.27%) Law
10 1 (0.64%) Back Office
10 1 (0.64%) Banking
10 1 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (16.56%) Developer
2 23 (14.65%) Software Developer
3 21 (13.38%) Full Stack Developer
4 20 (12.74%) Analyst
5 16 (10.19%) IT Manager
6 13 (8.28%) Security Analyst
6 13 (8.28%) Service Manager
7 12 (7.64%) Security Engineer
8 11 (7.01%) Security Manager
8 11 (7.01%) Technical Manager
9 10 (6.37%) Security Specialist
10 9 (5.73%) Information Officer
10 9 (5.73%) Information Security Officer
10 9 (5.73%) Security Officer
11 8 (5.10%) IT Services Manager
11 8 (5.10%) IT Technical Manager
11 8 (5.10%) Technical Services Manager
12 7 (4.46%) Consultant
12 7 (4.46%) IT Security Manager
12 7 (4.46%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.29%) HTML
2 22 (14.01%) LAMP
3 21 (13.38%) jQuery
4 3 (1.91%) .NET
4 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.91%) HTML5
4 3 (1.91%) Web Services
5 2 (1.27%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.64%) Laravel
6 1 (0.64%) Lucene
6 1 (0.64%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.64%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 45 (28.66%) Management Information System
2 44 (28.03%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.28%) CESG
4 11 (7.01%) Cyber Defence
5 8 (5.10%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.82%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (3.18%) Cloud Native
7 5 (3.18%) PKI
8 4 (2.55%) Cyberattack
8 4 (2.55%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.91%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (1.27%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.27%) NHS
11 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (29.30%) Linux
2 30 (19.11%) Windows
3 9 (5.73%) Unix
4 8 (5.10%) Windows Server 2016
4 8 (5.10%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (1.91%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.91%) Windows 2000
5 3 (1.91%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.27%) Android
6 2 (1.27%) CentOS
6 2 (1.27%) Debian
6 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.21%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (23.57%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (18.47%) ITIL
4 27 (17.20%) Information Security Management
4 27 (17.20%) Security Management
5 26 (16.56%) Risk Management
6 25 (15.92%) ISMS
6 25 (15.92%) Test Automation
7 23 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (14.01%) Technical Architecture
8 22 (14.01%) Technology Roadmap
9 21 (13.38%) B2B
9 21 (13.38%) B2C
9 21 (13.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 21 (13.38%) MVC
9 21 (13.38%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (11.46%) Creative Thinking
11 17 (10.83%) SIEM
12 16 (10.19%) Data Protection
12 16 (10.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.20%) PHP
2 21 (13.38%) JavaScript
3 13 (8.28%) Python
4 12 (7.64%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.82%) SQL
6 5 (3.18%) Perl
7 4 (2.55%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.91%) C
8 3 (1.91%) Java
9 2 (1.27%) C++
10 1 (0.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 43 (27.39%) Security Cleared
2 42 (26.75%) CISSP
3 27 (17.20%) CISM
4 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
5 16 (10.19%) Degree
6 15 (9.55%) CESG Certified Professional
7 14 (8.92%) DV Cleared
8 8 (5.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 8 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (4.46%) DBS Check
10 6 (3.82%) IISP
11 5 (3.18%) CISA
12 4 (2.55%) CCSP
12 4 (2.55%) CEH
12 4 (2.55%) CRISC
12 4 (2.55%) OSCP
13 3 (1.91%) CREST Certified
13 3 (1.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 3 (1.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (33.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (14.65%) GDPR
3 21 (13.38%) NIST
4 17 (10.83%) PCI DSS
5 13 (8.28%) JSP 440
6 11 (7.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 10 (6.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (4.46%) ISO 22301
9 7 (4.46%) ISO 31000
10 6 (3.82%) NCSC
11 5 (3.18%) NIST 800
12 4 (2.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (1.27%) COBIT
13 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.64%) Def Stans
14 1 (0.64%) HMG Infosec
14 1 (0.64%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (5.10%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.55%) Snort
2 4 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.27%) Docker
4 1 (0.64%) NDS
4 1 (0.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (3.18%) Terraform
2 4 (2.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 4 (2.55%) Nmap
3 3 (1.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.27%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (0.64%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (13.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.28%) Cisco
3 9 (5.73%) SAP
4 8 (5.10%) Citrix
4 8 (5.10%) HP
4 8 (5.10%) Juniper
4 8 (5.10%) SonicWALL
5 5 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.18%) VMware
6 4 (2.55%) Capita
6 4 (2.55%) Intel
7 3 (1.91%) Apple
7 3 (1.91%) Nintex
7 3 (1.91%) Nortel
7 3 (1.91%) Panasonic
7 3 (1.91%) Red Box
7 3 (1.91%) Siemens
8 2 (1.27%) McAfee
8 2 (1.27%) NetApp
8 2 (1.27%) Splunk