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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 89 76 100
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +24
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 38 40 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.99% 2.46% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 3.09% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 26 30 32
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £26,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -1.18%
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
1575 1295 1682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.46% 79.59% 76.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1259 1031 1472
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chester -1 12 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Warrington -13 9 £39,500 -7.05%
Wilmslow - 3 £42,500 -
Knutsford - 3 £72,500 - 2
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 32 (52.46%) Finance
2 25 (40.98%) CISSP
3 16 (26.23%) Management Information System
4 15 (24.59%) Windows
5 14 (22.95%) SIEM
6 13 (21.31%) Cyber Security
6 13 (21.31%) Financial Institution
6 13 (21.31%) Risk Management
7 12 (19.67%) Degree
7 12 (19.67%) CISM
8 11 (18.03%) Firewall
8 11 (18.03%) UNIX
9 10 (16.39%) SQL
9 10 (16.39%) Internet
9 10 (16.39%) Security Architecture
9 10 (16.39%) Network Security
9 10 (16.39%) Digital Forensics
10 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
10 9 (14.75%) Legal
10 9 (14.75%) MS Office
10 9 (14.75%) MS Excel
11 8 (13.11%) .NET
11 8 (13.11%) Business Continuity
11 8 (13.11%) CEH
11 8 (13.11%) ArcSight
12 7 (11.48%) Data Privacy
12 7 (11.48%) Computer Security
12 7 (11.48%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (11.48%) ITIL
12 7 (11.48%) Microsoft

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 3 (4.92%) IIS
1 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Office
1 9 (14.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) Firewall
2 10 (16.39%) Internet
2 10 (16.39%) Network Security
3 7 (11.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (11.48%) SAN
4 4 (6.56%) VPN
4 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.92%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.28%) DMZ
7 1 (1.64%) LAN
7 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
General
1 32 (52.46%) Finance
2 13 (21.31%) Financial Institution
3 9 (14.75%) Legal
4 5 (8.20%) Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Law
6 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) Security Manager
2 9 (14.75%) Consultant
3 8 (13.11%) Incident Manager
4 6 (9.84%) Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Security Consultant
4 6 (9.84%) Security Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Information Manager
4 6 (9.84%) Information Security Manager
5 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Risk Manager
6 4 (6.56%) Security Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Forensic Investigator
7 3 (4.92%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (4.92%) Information Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 3 (4.92%) Information Specialist
7 3 (4.92%) SAN Specialist
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Technician
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) Web Services
3 3 (4.92%) XML
3 3 (4.92%) SAML
3 3 (4.92%) JSON
3 3 (4.92%) OAuth
3 3 (4.92%) REST
4 2 (3.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Management Information System
2 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.20%) GIS
3 5 (8.20%) Tandem
4 4 (6.56%) CESG
4 4 (6.56%) RMADS
5 3 (4.92%) Cryptography
6 2 (3.28%) PKI
6 2 (3.28%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.64%) Open Source
7 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Windows
2 11 (18.03%) UNIX
3 3 (4.92%) Linux
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) SIEM
2 13 (21.31%) Cyber Security
2 13 (21.31%) Risk Management
3 10 (16.39%) Digital Forensics
3 10 (16.39%) Security Architecture
4 8 (13.11%) Business Continuity
5 7 (11.48%) ITIL
5 7 (11.48%) Computer Security
5 7 (11.48%) Data Privacy
6 6 (9.84%) Data Protection
7 5 (8.20%) TOGAF
7 5 (8.20%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.56%) Security Management
8 4 (6.56%) Information Assurance
8 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.56%) Business Continuity Management
9 3 (4.92%) SABSA
9 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
2 5 (8.20%) Java
3 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) CISSP
2 12 (19.67%) Degree
2 12 (19.67%) CISM
3 8 (13.11%) CEH
4 6 (9.84%) EnCE
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.20%) CCNP
5 5 (8.20%) CCNA
5 5 (8.20%) A+ Certification
6 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.92%) MCSE
7 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.92%) ISEB
7 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.28%) SSCP
8 2 (3.28%) CISA
8 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.92%) XenApp
1 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) ArcSight
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco
3 3 (4.92%) HP
3 3 (4.92%) Citrix
3 3 (4.92%) Websense
3 3 (4.92%) VMware
3 3 (4.92%) Sourcefire
3 3 (4.92%) Splunk
4 2 (3.28%) Sun
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America
Posted: 27 days ago