The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 79 92 115
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +23
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 42 23 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.25% 1.47% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.82% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 38 14 10
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,300 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Information Security
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1582 1267 1671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.60% 81.06% 83.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1276 956 1337
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Information Security
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Cheshire

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Information Security
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 14 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Wilmslow - 6 £40,000 -
Chester - 3 £65,000 -
Knutsford - 2 £50,000 -
Crewe +13 1 £47,500 +5.55%
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 68 (54.84%) Finance
2 47 (37.90%) UNIX
3 45 (36.29%) CISSP
4 40 (32.26%) Windows
5 34 (27.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (22.58%) Cyber Security
7 25 (20.16%) SIEM
7 25 (20.16%) Management Information System
8 24 (19.35%) Firewall
9 23 (18.55%) Network Security
10 19 (15.32%) Security Management
10 19 (15.32%) Risk Management
10 19 (15.32%) Linux
11 18 (14.52%) Financial Institution
12 17 (13.71%) CISM
12 17 (13.71%) ITIL
13 16 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 16 (12.90%) TCP/IP
13 16 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (12.10%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (12.10%) Network Design
14 15 (12.10%) Banking
14 15 (12.10%) Security Architecture
15 14 (11.29%) ISEB
16 13 (10.48%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (10.48%) CCNA
16 13 (10.48%) GIS
16 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (9.68%) PCI DSS
17 12 (9.68%) Splunk

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 10 (8.06%) MS Office
2 5 (4.03%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.35%) Firewall
2 23 (18.55%) Network Security
3 16 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.06%) Wireshark
5 5 (4.03%) DNS
5 5 (4.03%) HTTPS
5 5 (4.03%) LAN
5 5 (4.03%) WAN
5 5 (4.03%) FTP
5 5 (4.03%) HTTP
6 3 (2.42%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.81%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.23%) Data Mining
2 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.23%) Big Data
3 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Metasploit
General
1 68 (54.84%) Finance
2 18 (14.52%) Financial Institution
3 15 (12.10%) Banking
4 6 (4.84%) Legal
5 3 (2.42%) Marketing
6 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (30.65%) Security Engineer
2 29 (23.39%) Analyst
3 17 (13.71%) Security Analyst
3 17 (13.71%) Information Security Engineer
4 13 (10.48%) Security Specialist
5 9 (7.26%) Network Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Information Security Analyst
7 7 (5.65%) Security Manager
7 7 (5.65%) Information Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Information Security Specialist
8 6 (4.84%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) Information Specialist
8 6 (4.84%) Senior Technician
9 5 (4.03%) Incident Manager
9 5 (4.03%) Network Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.23%) Security Consultant
10 4 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.84%) Flash
2 5 (4.03%) .NET
3 4 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.23%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.16%) Management Information System
2 13 (10.48%) GIS
2 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.87%) Tandem
4 8 (6.45%) Open Source
5 4 (3.23%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.42%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.42%) Life Science
7 2 (1.61%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.81%) CCTV
8 1 (0.81%) RMADS
8 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (37.90%) UNIX
2 40 (32.26%) Windows
3 19 (15.32%) Linux
4 3 (2.42%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.58%) Cyber Security
2 25 (20.16%) SIEM
3 19 (15.32%) Security Management
3 19 (15.32%) Risk Management
4 17 (13.71%) ITIL
5 15 (12.10%) Network Design
5 15 (12.10%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (12.10%) Security Architecture
6 10 (8.06%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (7.26%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (6.45%) Information Security Management
9 7 (5.65%) ISMS
9 7 (5.65%) Data Protection
9 7 (5.65%) Quality Management
10 6 (4.84%) ERP
10 6 (4.84%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.84%) Coaching
11 5 (4.03%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (4.03%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.87%) SQL
2 8 (6.45%) Java
3 7 (5.65%) Perl
3 7 (5.65%) Python
4 5 (4.03%) C
4 5 (4.03%) C#
5 4 (3.23%) Objective-C
5 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (36.29%) CISSP
2 17 (13.71%) CISM
3 14 (11.29%) ISEB
4 13 (10.48%) CCNA
4 13 (10.48%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (8.87%) CCNP
6 9 (7.26%) Degree
7 7 (5.65%) CISA
7 7 (5.65%) A+ Certification
8 5 (4.03%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (4.03%) CRISC
9 3 (2.42%) GCIH
9 3 (2.42%) PMP
9 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.81%) VCP4
11 1 (0.81%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.81%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (27.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 12 (9.68%) PCI DSS
4 9 (7.26%) SLA
5 8 (6.45%) COBIT
6 5 (4.03%) ISO 9001
7 3 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Snort
2 3 (2.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (9.68%) Splunk
1 12 (9.68%) ArcSight
2 10 (8.06%) Sourcefire
3 7 (5.65%) Sun
4 6 (4.84%) Websense
5 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.42%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.61%) NCR
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.81%) Juniper
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
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