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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 64 96 107
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 52 20 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.93% 1.25% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 1.54% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 50 13 17
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £36,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,500 £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
1490 1298 1810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.04% 80.97% 84.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 984 1522
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Wilmslow - 11 £43,500 -
Warrington +13 10 £50,000 +1.01% 1
Chester +24 8 £67,500 +87.50% 1
Knutsford - 5 £50,000 -
Crewe +16 1 £47,500 +5.55%
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 62 (50.41%) Finance
2 50 (40.65%) CISSP
3 38 (30.89%) UNIX
4 33 (26.83%) Windows
5 30 (24.39%) SIEM
6 29 (23.58%) Cyber Security
7 26 (21.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (19.51%) Management Information System
9 20 (16.26%) CISM
9 20 (16.26%) Risk Management
10 19 (15.45%) Financial Institution
11 18 (14.63%) Linux
12 17 (13.82%) Network Security
12 17 (13.82%) Security Architecture
13 16 (13.01%) ArcSight
13 16 (13.01%) SQL
13 16 (13.01%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 16 (13.01%) GIS
13 16 (13.01%) Firewall
14 15 (12.20%) Banking
14 15 (12.20%) TCP/IP
14 15 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (12.20%) CCNA
14 15 (12.20%) ISEB
14 15 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (10.57%) Tandem
15 13 (10.57%) CCNP
15 13 (10.57%) ITIL
15 13 (10.57%) MS Office
15 13 (10.57%) Splunk

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.81%) IIS
1 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (10.57%) MS Office
2 7 (5.69%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.82%) Network Security
2 16 (13.01%) Firewall
3 15 (12.20%) TCP/IP
3 15 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (8.13%) Wireshark
5 5 (4.07%) FTP
5 5 (4.07%) HTTP
5 5 (4.07%) HTTPS
5 5 (4.07%) DNS
6 4 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.25%) VPN
6 4 (3.25%) LAN
6 4 (3.25%) WAN
7 3 (2.44%) tcpdump
7 3 (2.44%) Internet
8 1 (0.81%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.81%) SAN
8 1 (0.81%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.25%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.25%) Big Data
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Metasploit
General
1 62 (50.41%) Finance
2 19 (15.45%) Financial Institution
3 15 (12.20%) Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Legal
5 3 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.58%) Security Engineer
2 23 (18.70%) Analyst
3 17 (13.82%) Information Security Engineer
4 14 (11.38%) Security Specialist
5 11 (8.94%) Security Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Consultant
7 8 (6.50%) Security Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Information Specialist
8 7 (5.69%) Senior Technician
8 7 (5.69%) Information Security Specialist
8 7 (5.69%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Security Consultant
9 6 (4.88%) Architect
9 6 (4.88%) IT Security Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Incident Manager
10 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Network Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) Flash
2 4 (3.25%) .NET
3 3 (2.44%) JSON
3 3 (2.44%) OAuth
3 3 (2.44%) REST
3 3 (2.44%) Web Services
3 3 (2.44%) XML
3 3 (2.44%) SAML
4 1 (0.81%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 16 (13.01%) GIS
3 13 (10.57%) Tandem
4 12 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.50%) Open Source
6 3 (2.44%) RMADS
6 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.63%) CESG
7 2 (1.63%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.63%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.81%) CCTV
8 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.89%) UNIX
2 33 (26.83%) Windows
3 18 (14.63%) Linux
4 3 (2.44%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.39%) SIEM
2 29 (23.58%) Cyber Security
3 20 (16.26%) Risk Management
4 17 (13.82%) Security Architecture
5 13 (10.57%) ITIL
6 11 (8.94%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (8.94%) Network Design
7 10 (8.13%) Security Management
7 10 (8.13%) Mentoring
8 9 (7.32%) ISMS
9 8 (6.50%) Information Security Management
9 8 (6.50%) Data Protection
10 7 (5.69%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (5.69%) Coaching
10 7 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (4.88%) Quality Management
11 6 (4.88%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.88%) Incident Management
12 5 (4.07%) QMS
12 5 (4.07%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.01%) SQL
2 7 (5.69%) T-SQL
2 7 (5.69%) Perl
2 7 (5.69%) Python
3 4 (3.25%) Java
4 2 (1.63%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (40.65%) CISSP
2 20 (16.26%) CISM
3 15 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (12.20%) CCNA
3 15 (12.20%) ISEB
4 13 (10.57%) CCNP
5 9 (7.32%) Degree
5 9 (7.32%) A+ Certification
6 7 (5.69%) CISA
7 5 (4.07%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (4.07%) CRISC
8 3 (2.44%) PMP
8 3 (2.44%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.44%) GCIH
9 2 (1.63%) SSCP
9 2 (1.63%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.63%) CEH
10 1 (0.81%) PCI QSA
10 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.81%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (21.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (13.01%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 10 (8.13%) SLA
4 6 (4.88%) PCI DSS
5 5 (4.07%) ISO 9001
6 3 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.63%) COBIT
8 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (5.69%) Snort
2 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.81%) XenApp
3 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) ArcSight
2 13 (10.57%) Splunk
3 11 (8.94%) Sourcefire
4 8 (6.50%) Sun
5 7 (5.69%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.69%) Websense
6 3 (2.44%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.63%) NCR
7 2 (1.63%) Cisco
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle
8 1 (0.81%) HP
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.81%) Juniper
8 1 (0.81%) VMware
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