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

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 87 78 105
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 40 34 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.06% 2.12% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.58% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 28 26 26
Average salary £48,250 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.27% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £42,500 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
1623 1316 1645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.49% 82.04% 77.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1305 1060 1408
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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
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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
Chester -2 12 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Warrington -8 7 £45,000 +5.88%
Knutsford - 6 £50,000 - 2
Wilmslow - 3 £42,500 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 37 (53.62%) Finance
2 29 (42.03%) CISSP
3 18 (26.09%) Financial Institution
4 17 (24.64%) SIEM
5 16 (23.19%) Management Information System
6 15 (21.74%) Windows
7 14 (20.29%) Risk Management
7 14 (20.29%) Cyber Security
8 12 (17.39%) Degree
8 12 (17.39%) UNIX
8 12 (17.39%) SQL
8 12 (17.39%) CISM
9 10 (14.49%) Firewall
9 10 (14.49%) Internet
9 10 (14.49%) MS Office
9 10 (14.49%) MS Excel
9 10 (14.49%) ArcSight
9 10 (14.49%) Digital Forensics
10 9 (13.04%) Security Architecture
10 9 (13.04%) Computer Science
10 9 (13.04%) Network Security
10 9 (13.04%) Legal
11 8 (11.59%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (11.59%) CEH
11 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
11 8 (11.59%) .NET
12 7 (10.14%) ITIL
12 7 (10.14%) SAN
12 7 (10.14%) MS PowerPoint
12 7 (10.14%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (4.35%) IIS
1 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) MS Office
1 10 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Internet
1 10 (14.49%) Firewall
2 9 (13.04%) Network Security
3 8 (11.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (10.14%) SAN
5 4 (5.80%) VPN
5 4 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.35%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.45%) DMZ
7 1 (1.45%) LAN
7 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) Big Data
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
General
1 37 (53.62%) Finance
2 18 (26.09%) Financial Institution
3 9 (13.04%) Legal
4 5 (7.25%) Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Law
6 1 (1.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (14.49%) Consultant
1 10 (14.49%) Security Manager
2 8 (11.59%) Incident Manager
3 7 (10.14%) Security Consultant
3 7 (10.14%) Security Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Architect
4 6 (8.70%) Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Information Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Information Security Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Forensic Investigator
6 4 (5.80%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Risk Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Risk Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (4.35%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
2 4 (5.80%) Web Services
3 3 (4.35%) XML
3 3 (4.35%) SAML
3 3 (4.35%) JSON
3 3 (4.35%) OAuth
3 3 (4.35%) REST
4 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Management Information System
2 9 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.70%) GIS
3 6 (8.70%) Tandem
4 4 (5.80%) CESG
4 4 (5.80%) RMADS
5 3 (4.35%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.90%) PKI
6 2 (2.90%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) Open Source
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) UNIX
3 3 (4.35%) Linux
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) SIEM
2 14 (20.29%) Cyber Security
2 14 (20.29%) Risk Management
3 10 (14.49%) Digital Forensics
4 9 (13.04%) Security Architecture
5 7 (10.14%) Data Privacy
5 7 (10.14%) Business Continuity
5 7 (10.14%) ITIL
5 7 (10.14%) Computer Security
5 7 (10.14%) Data Protection
6 5 (7.25%) TOGAF
6 5 (7.25%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.80%) Security Management
7 4 (5.80%) Information Assurance
7 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.80%) Business Continuity Management
7 4 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.35%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 5 (7.25%) Java
4 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (42.03%) CISSP
2 12 (17.39%) Degree
2 12 (17.39%) CISM
3 8 (11.59%) CEH
4 6 (8.70%) EnCE
4 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.70%) CCNP
4 6 (8.70%) CCNA
4 6 (8.70%) A+ Certification
5 5 (7.25%) CISA
6 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.35%) CRISC
7 3 (4.35%) MCSE
7 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.35%) ISEB
7 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.90%) SSCP
8 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.35%) XenApp
1 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) ArcSight
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.80%) Sourcefire
4 3 (4.35%) Splunk
4 3 (4.35%) Sun
4 3 (4.35%) HP
4 3 (4.35%) Citrix
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco
4 3 (4.35%) Websense
4 3 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle
5 1 (1.45%) NCR
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