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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 89 82
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 19 13 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.90% 1.01% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.20% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 16
Median salary £47,500 £41,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.45% -27.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,000 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £49,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 913 1079 1237
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 91.12% 83.77% 85.96%
Number of salaries quoted 786 926 1010
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
South Wales +14 12 £47,500 +14.45%
Mid Wales - 4 - -
West Wales - 3 £45,000 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 22 (45.83%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (43.75%) Finance
3 15 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (31.25%) ITIL
4 14 (29.17%) CISSP
4 14 (29.17%) Firewall
4 14 (29.17%) Risk Assessment
5 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
5 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
5 13 (27.08%) Degree
6 9 (18.75%) Data Protection
6 9 (18.75%) SIEM
7 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 8 (16.67%) Cisco
7 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 7 (14.58%) CISM
8 7 (14.58%) Security Management
8 7 (14.58%) VMware
9 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 6 (12.50%) SLA
9 6 (12.50%) Windows
9 6 (12.50%) ITIL V3
9 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
9 6 (12.50%) Security Operations
10 5 (10.42%) Contract Management
10 5 (10.42%) Snow
10 5 (10.42%) Fintech
10 5 (10.42%) Mobile First
10 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Scanning

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Maximo
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) Firewall
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.25%) Wireless
4 2 (4.17%) LAN
4 2 (4.17%) NAS
4 2 (4.17%) SAN
4 2 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.08%) Internet
5 1 (2.08%) Intranet
5 1 (2.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 21 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Security Manager
3 8 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) IT Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Information Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Information Security Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Security Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Security Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 4 (8.33%) Graduate
6 4 (8.33%) Head of Support
6 4 (8.33%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) Head of Service Delivery
7 3 (6.25%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Risk Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.42%) CESG
2 5 (10.42%) Fintech
3 4 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.08%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
1 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (31.25%) ITIL
3 14 (29.17%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
5 9 (18.75%) Data Protection
5 9 (18.75%) SIEM
6 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 7 (14.58%) Security Management
8 6 (12.50%) ITIL V3
8 6 (12.50%) Security Operations
8 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 5 (10.42%) Contract Management
9 5 (10.42%) Information Security Management
9 5 (10.42%) Mobile First
9 5 (10.42%) Performance Management
9 5 (10.42%) SABSA
9 5 (10.42%) Security Architecture
9 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) Python
2 2 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) CISSP
2 13 (27.08%) Degree
3 7 (14.58%) CISM
4 5 (10.42%) ISEB
4 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) CISA
5 4 (8.33%) MCP
6 3 (6.25%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (6.25%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (4.17%) CEH
8 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.08%) MCSE
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.50%) SLA
3 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (10.42%) RMADS
4 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 3 (6.25%) GDPR
5 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.25%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (4.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.08%) QRadar
4 1 (2.08%) SCCM
4 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Cisco
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) VMware
3 5 (10.42%) BMC
3 5 (10.42%) Snow
4 4 (8.33%) HP
4 4 (8.33%) IBM
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.17%) Infoblox
5 2 (4.17%) Splunk
5 2 (4.17%) Veeam
6 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.08%) Avaya
6 1 (2.08%) ICL
6 1 (2.08%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.08%) Lotus
6 1 (2.08%) McAfee
6 1 (2.08%) SAP
6 1 (2.08%) Symantec