The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / Wales
Rank 69 93 93
Rank change year-on-year +24 0  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 31 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.81% 0.72% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 0.89% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 7
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -53.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £22,500 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £42,500 £94,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 954 1129 1124
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 86.33% 81.28% 84.83%
Number of salaries quoted 777 946 958
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Wales

Information Security
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security in Wales.

Salary trend for Information Security in Wales

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Wales over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Wales

Information Security
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Wales +7 13 £31,902 -8.85% 1
South Wales +13 12 £32,500 -10.34% 4
Mid Wales - 6 £50,000 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Wales region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 26 (43.33%) Management Information System
2 25 (41.67%) Risk Management
3 24 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (38.33%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (36.67%) CISSP
6 17 (28.33%) Finance
7 14 (23.33%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (21.67%) Firewall
8 13 (21.67%) Degree
9 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 11 (18.33%) CISM
10 11 (18.33%) Statistics
10 11 (18.33%) Security Architecture
11 9 (15.00%) Windows
11 9 (15.00%) Security Management
11 9 (15.00%) PCI DSS
11 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
12 8 (13.33%) ISMS
12 8 (13.33%) Data Protection
12 8 (13.33%) CISA
13 7 (11.67%) ITIL
13 7 (11.67%) Cisco
13 7 (11.67%) Information Security Management
13 7 (11.67%) RMADS
13 7 (11.67%) Information Assurance
14 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
14 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
14 6 (10.00%) Time Management
14 6 (10.00%) SIEM
14 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Office 365
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.67%) IaaS
4 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) Firewall
2 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (6.67%) LAN
3 4 (6.67%) WAN
4 3 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (5.00%) Wireless
5 2 (3.33%) Network Security
6 1 (1.67%) Internet
6 1 (1.67%) Intranet
6 1 (1.67%) LDAP
6 1 (1.67%) NAS
6 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) IT Manager
2 9 (15.00%) Security Manager
3 7 (11.67%) Security Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Head of Compliance
4 6 (10.00%) Head of Security
4 6 (10.00%) Information Security Advisor
4 6 (10.00%) Security Advisor
5 5 (8.33%) Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Information Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Security Specialist
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Security Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Graduate Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (43.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.33%) CESG
2 5 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) Fintech
5 2 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Windows
1 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Risk Management
2 23 (38.33%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (23.33%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (18.33%) Security Architecture
4 11 (18.33%) Statistics
5 9 (15.00%) Security Management
6 8 (13.33%) Data Protection
6 8 (13.33%) ISMS
7 7 (11.67%) Information Assurance
7 7 (11.67%) Information Security Management
7 7 (11.67%) ITIL
8 6 (10.00%) Business Continuity
8 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 6 (10.00%) Internal Audit
8 6 (10.00%) SIEM
8 6 (10.00%) Time Management
8 6 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (8.33%) SABSA
9 5 (8.33%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) Perl
2 1 (1.67%) Python
2 1 (1.67%) Scala
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (36.67%) CISSP
2 13 (21.67%) Degree
3 11 (18.33%) CISM
4 8 (13.33%) CISA
5 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.67%) MCP
7 3 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (5.00%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (3.33%) CEH
9 1 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.67%) CISMP
9 1 (1.67%) CLAS
9 1 (1.67%) IISP
9 1 (1.67%) ISEB
9 1 (1.67%) MCSE
9 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.67%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (15.00%) PCI DSS
3 7 (11.67%) RMADS
4 5 (8.33%) SLA
5 2 (3.33%) GDPR
6 1 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.67%) ISO19770
6 1 (1.67%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.00%) XenApp
1 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (5.00%) XenServer
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.67%) Nessus
2 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.67%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) Cisco
3 6 (10.00%) Avaya
4 4 (6.67%) VMware
5 3 (5.00%) Aastra
5 3 (5.00%) Apple
5 3 (5.00%) Citrix
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle
6 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.33%) HP
6 2 (3.33%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.67%) BMC
7 1 (1.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.67%) ICL
7 1 (1.67%) Lotus
7 1 (1.67%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) Snow
7 1 (1.67%) Splunk
7 1 (1.67%) Symantec
7 1 (1.67%) Veeam
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