Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 119 141
Rank change year-on-year -9 +22 +58
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 265 291 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.56% 2.66% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 2.99% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 172 220 199
South West median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,485 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,149
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +1.85%

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 9265 9722 10568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.53% 88.81% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7634 8094 8868
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 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,075
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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -2 133 £46,500 +3.33% 4
Gloucestershire -9 65 £58,750 +6.82% 2
Somerset +15 24 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire -23 12 £35,000 -39.13% 4
Dorset -4 8 £55,000 -8.33%
Cornwall -14 2 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Devon +14 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 117 (44.15%) Security Cleared
2 103 (38.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (32.45%) SC Cleared
4 84 (31.70%) CISSP
5 77 (29.06%) Management Information System
5 77 (29.06%) DV Cleared
5 77 (29.06%) Cybersecurity
6 73 (27.55%) ITIL
7 65 (24.53%) Windows
8 61 (23.02%) SIEM
9 52 (19.62%) Service Management
10 51 (19.25%) Firewall
11 50 (18.87%) TCP/IP
11 50 (18.87%) Finance
12 49 (18.49%) PCI DSS
13 43 (16.23%) Degree
14 40 (15.09%) Microsoft
14 40 (15.09%) Linux
15 39 (14.72%) CESG
15 39 (14.72%) Information Assurance
16 38 (14.34%) Security Architecture
17 37 (13.96%) Internet
17 37 (13.96%) DNS
18 35 (13.21%) Cyberthreat
18 35 (13.21%) CESG Certified Professional
18 35 (13.21%) Security Operations
19 34 (12.83%) CISM
20 30 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (11.32%) RMADS
21 29 (10.94%) ITSM

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 15 (5.66%) IIS
1 15 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.13%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.38%) Apache
6 1 (0.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.02%) Office 365
2 7 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.51%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (1.51%) SoftLayer
4 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (19.25%) Firewall
2 50 (18.87%) TCP/IP
3 37 (13.96%) DNS
3 37 (13.96%) Internet
4 25 (9.43%) HTTP
4 25 (9.43%) Network Security
5 22 (8.30%) DHCP
6 21 (7.92%) FTP
7 15 (5.66%) LAN
7 15 (5.66%) SMTP
7 15 (5.66%) WAN
8 13 (4.91%) Wireless
9 12 (4.53%) VPN
9 12 (4.53%) Wireshark
10 10 (3.77%) SSL
10 10 (3.77%) tcpdump
11 9 (3.40%) LDAP
12 8 (3.02%) SAN
12 8 (3.02%) Telnet
13 7 (2.64%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.75%) MySQL
2 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.02%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.38%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) JIRA
3 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 50 (18.87%) Finance
2 19 (7.17%) Electronics
2 19 (7.17%) Manufacturing
2 19 (7.17%) Marketing
3 16 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.64%) Law
5 5 (1.89%) Legal
6 3 (1.13%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.13%) Military
6 3 (1.13%) Retail
7 2 (0.75%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (30.57%) Analyst
2 46 (17.36%) Security Analyst
3 39 (14.72%) Consultant
4 27 (10.19%) Security Consultant
5 24 (9.06%) Information Manager
5 24 (9.06%) SOC Analyst
6 18 (6.79%) Security Engineer
7 17 (6.42%) Information Analyst
7 17 (6.42%) Information Security Analyst
8 16 (6.04%) Architect
8 16 (6.04%) Information Assurance Leader
9 15 (5.66%) Information Security Consultant
10 13 (4.91%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 13 (4.91%) Security Manager
10 13 (4.91%) Security Officer
10 13 (4.91%) Security Specialist
11 12 (4.53%) Information Security Manager
12 10 (3.77%) Information Officer
12 10 (3.77%) Information Security Officer
13 9 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.43%) .NET
2 6 (2.26%) Web Services
3 2 (0.75%) XML
4 1 (0.38%) ADO
4 1 (0.38%) CSS
4 1 (0.38%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) jQuery
4 1 (0.38%) JSON
4 1 (0.38%) ODBC
4 1 (0.38%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (29.06%) Management Information System
2 39 (14.72%) CESG
3 35 (13.21%) Cyberthreat
4 30 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (7.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (3.77%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.40%) CESG CLAS
7 9 (3.40%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (2.64%) Cybercrime
9 6 (2.26%) Cyber Attack
10 5 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.51%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (1.51%) Replication
12 3 (1.13%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.13%) PMI
13 2 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.75%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.75%) Fintech
14 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (24.53%) Windows
2 40 (15.09%) Linux
3 24 (9.06%) Unix
4 23 (8.68%) Windows Server
4 23 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (5.66%) Windows 7
6 12 (4.53%) Windows 10
7 11 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.26%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (29.06%) Cybersecurity
2 73 (27.55%) ITIL
3 61 (23.02%) SIEM
4 52 (19.62%) Service Management
5 39 (14.72%) Information Assurance
6 38 (14.34%) Security Architecture
7 35 (13.21%) Security Operations
8 29 (10.94%) ITSM
8 29 (10.94%) Software Engineering
9 28 (10.57%) Penetration Testing
10 27 (10.19%) Network Monitoring
11 25 (9.43%) Programme Management
11 25 (9.43%) TOGAF
12 24 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (9.06%) Mentoring
13 22 (8.30%) Coaching
14 21 (7.92%) MODAF
14 21 (7.92%) Project Management
15 20 (7.55%) Security Auditing
16 19 (7.17%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.94%) C
2 24 (9.06%) Java
3 17 (6.42%) SQL
4 9 (3.40%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.64%) Python
5 7 (2.64%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.75%) C#
6 2 (0.75%) C++
7 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 117 (44.15%) Security Cleared
2 86 (32.45%) SC Cleared
3 84 (31.70%) CISSP
4 77 (29.06%) DV Cleared
5 43 (16.23%) Degree
6 35 (13.21%) CESG Certified Professional
7 34 (12.83%) CISM
8 25 (9.43%) CREST Certified
8 25 (9.43%) SANS
9 20 (7.55%) GCIA
9 20 (7.55%) GCIH
10 13 (4.91%) CCNA
10 13 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (4.53%) CLAS
12 11 (4.15%) IISP
13 10 (3.77%) CISMP
13 10 (3.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 9 (3.40%) GIAC
15 7 (2.64%) MCSE
15 7 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (38.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (18.49%) PCI DSS
3 30 (11.32%) RMADS
4 13 (4.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 12 (4.53%) GDPR
6 11 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (4.15%) JSP 440
7 10 (3.77%) ISO 22301
8 7 (2.64%) SLA
9 6 (2.26%) GPG13
10 4 (1.51%) PMO
11 3 (1.13%) COBIT
11 3 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (1.13%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.75%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 19 (7.17%) Snort
2 18 (6.79%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.91%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.02%) vSphere
7 6 (2.26%) XenServer
8 3 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.38%) XenApp
9 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (4.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 8 (3.02%) RSA enVision
3 6 (2.26%) ArcSight ESM
3 6 (2.26%) RSA Archer
3 6 (2.26%) RSA Security Analytics
3 6 (2.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (1.89%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.51%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 4 (1.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.13%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.75%) Cacti
7 2 (0.75%) Nagios
8 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.38%) EnCase
8 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.38%) FTK
8 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.38%) SCCM
8 1 (0.38%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 40 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.81%) Cisco
3 18 (6.79%) VMware
4 17 (6.42%) ArcSight
5 15 (5.66%) SAP
6 9 (3.40%) Symantec
6 9 (3.40%) Veeam
7 7 (2.64%) Citrix
8 6 (2.26%) Avaya
8 6 (2.26%) LogLogic
8 6 (2.26%) Sourcefire
8 6 (2.26%) Trend Micro
9 5 (1.89%) Splunk
10 4 (1.51%) Apple
10 4 (1.51%) AVG
10 4 (1.51%) Dell
10 4 (1.51%) Meraki
10 4 (1.51%) SonicWALL
11 3 (1.13%) F5
11 3 (1.13%) LogRhythm