Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 95 121
Rank change year-on-year -13 +26 +4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 33 61 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.60% 2.30% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.58% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 25 46 29
Wales median annual salary £33,000 £49,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.67% -9.55% +38.36%
10th Percentile £21,500 £25,125 £29,550
90th Percentile £52,500 £86,250 £70,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1856 2363 2337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.92% 89.10% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1592 2016 1968
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 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
South Wales +3 26 £27,500 -44.72%
Mid Wales 0 5 - -
West Wales - 1 £40,000 - 1
North Wales - 1 £42,500 -
Information Security
UK

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

1 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 11 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 11 (33.33%) Firewall
3 10 (30.30%) SQL
4 9 (27.27%) CSS
4 9 (27.27%) C#
4 9 (27.27%) HTML
4 9 (27.27%) Java
4 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 9 (27.27%) OOP
4 9 (27.27%) OO
4 9 (27.27%) Security Management
4 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 9 (27.27%) Refactoring
4 9 (27.27%) Data Structures
4 9 (27.27%) Algorithms
4 9 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (24.24%) Windows
6 7 (21.21%) ITIL
6 7 (21.21%) VMware
6 7 (21.21%) Retail
6 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
7 6 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (18.18%) Information Security Management
7 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 6 (18.18%) Linux
7 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.18%) CISSP
8 5 (15.15%) SAN

Information Security
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (15.15%) PABX
2 5 (15.15%) SAN
3 3 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (3.03%) HTTP
4 1 (3.03%) IPsec
4 1 (3.03%) SMS
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (21.21%) Retail
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Law
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Graduate
1 8 (24.24%) Graduate Software Engineer
1 8 (24.24%) Junior
1 8 (24.24%) Software Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) IT Manager
2 7 (21.21%) Junior Software Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (18.18%) Security Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Information Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Head of Information
6 2 (6.06%) Head of Information Security
6 2 (6.06%) Head of Security
6 2 (6.06%) Information Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) CSS
1 9 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 9 (27.27%) Algorithms
2 9 (27.27%) Data Structures
3 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) OO
1 9 (27.27%) OOP
1 9 (27.27%) Refactoring
1 9 (27.27%) Security Management
1 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (21.21%) ITIL
4 6 (18.18%) Information Security Management
4 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 5 (15.15%) Service Management
6 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.09%) Analytics
7 3 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 3 (9.09%) ISMS
7 3 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
7 3 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (18.18%) CISSP
4 5 (15.15%) CISM
5 2 (6.06%) CISA
5 2 (6.06%) CRISC
5 2 (6.06%) MBA
6 1 (3.03%) CISMP
6 1 (3.03%) CREST Certified
6 1 (3.03%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.09%) GDPR
3 2 (6.06%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (3.03%) IASME
4 1 (3.03%) ISO 31000
4 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) VMware
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
3 2 (6.06%) McAfee
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Proofpoint
3 2 (6.06%) Sourcefire
3 2 (6.06%) Splunk
4 1 (3.03%) SAP