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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 73 98 71
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -27
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 47 20 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.90% 1.16% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 1.46% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 43 16 30
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £48,750 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -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
1394 1373 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.94% 79.97% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 1020 1101
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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
Warrington +20 12 £57,500 +27.77% 2
Wilmslow - 4 £33,250 -
Knutsford - 3 £50,000 - 1
Crewe - 2 £36,250 -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 58 (65.17%) Finance
2 37 (41.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (40.45%) Security Management
4 35 (39.33%) Risk Assessment
5 33 (37.08%) Risk Management
5 33 (37.08%) Windows
6 28 (31.46%) Firewall
7 27 (30.34%) UNIX
8 25 (28.09%) ITIL
9 21 (23.60%) Management Information System
9 21 (23.60%) Network Security
10 20 (22.47%) COBIT
11 18 (20.22%) CISSP
12 17 (19.10%) PCI DSS
13 16 (17.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 15 (16.85%) Web Services
15 14 (15.73%) ERP
15 14 (15.73%) Information Security Management
16 13 (14.61%) CISM
16 13 (14.61%) Linux
17 12 (13.48%) Penetration Testing
17 12 (13.48%) Security Architecture
18 11 (12.36%) Intrusion Detection
18 11 (12.36%) Requirements Analysis
18 11 (12.36%) Security Testing
18 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
18 11 (12.36%) Network Design
19 10 (11.24%) TCP/IP
19 10 (11.24%) SQL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Office
2 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (31.46%) Firewall
2 21 (23.60%) Network Security
3 11 (12.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (11.24%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.74%) VPN
6 5 (5.62%) LAN
6 5 (5.62%) WAN
6 5 (5.62%) DNS
7 4 (4.49%) Broadband
7 4 (4.49%) SMTP
7 4 (4.49%) VoIP
7 4 (4.49%) Wireshark
8 3 (3.37%) tcpdump
9 1 (1.12%) DHCP
9 1 (1.12%) SAN
9 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) Big Data
2 3 (3.37%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Metasploit
General
1 58 (65.17%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Legal
3 7 (7.87%) Banking
4 5 (5.62%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.37%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (35.96%) Analyst
2 21 (23.60%) Security Analyst
2 21 (23.60%) Security Engineer
3 14 (15.73%) Information Analyst
3 14 (15.73%) Information Security Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Risk Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Developer
5 7 (7.87%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Information Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Technical Support
7 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Risk Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Incident Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Information Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.85%) Web Services
2 8 (8.99%) .NET
3 4 (4.49%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.12%) JNI
5 1 (1.12%) J2EE
5 1 (1.12%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.60%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.74%) Life Science
4 5 (5.62%) Cryptography
5 4 (4.49%) GIS
5 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) CCTV
7 1 (1.12%) Open Source
7 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.12%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.08%) Windows
2 27 (30.34%) UNIX
3 13 (14.61%) Linux
4 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.37%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.37%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.12%) Android
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.45%) Security Management
2 35 (39.33%) Risk Assessment
3 33 (37.08%) Risk Management
4 25 (28.09%) ITIL
5 16 (17.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 14 (15.73%) ERP
6 14 (15.73%) Information Security Management
7 12 (13.48%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (13.48%) Security Architecture
8 11 (12.36%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (12.36%) Security Testing
8 11 (12.36%) Network Design
9 9 (10.11%) Project Management
10 8 (8.99%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (8.99%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (7.87%) SIEM
11 7 (7.87%) Change Control
11 7 (7.87%) Cyber Security
11 7 (7.87%) Quality Management
12 6 (6.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.24%) SQL
2 8 (8.99%) Java
3 6 (6.74%) C#
4 5 (5.62%) C
4 5 (5.62%) Objective-C
5 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 18 (20.22%) CISSP
2 13 (14.61%) CISM
3 10 (11.24%) Degree
4 7 (7.87%) ISEB
5 5 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.62%) CCNP
5 5 (5.62%) CCNA
5 5 (5.62%) CISA
6 4 (4.49%) MBA
6 4 (4.49%) A+ Certification
7 3 (3.37%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (3.37%) GCIH
8 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) CCIE
8 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.12%) PMP
8 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (41.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (22.47%) COBIT
3 17 (19.10%) PCI DSS
4 9 (10.11%) SLA
5 8 (8.99%) QA
6 5 (5.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (4.49%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.12%) JSP 440
8 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Snort
2 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Splunk
2 7 (7.87%) Sourcefire
3 5 (5.62%) Cisco
4 4 (4.49%) Websense
5 3 (3.37%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.12%) Juniper
6 1 (1.12%) VMware
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Scene One Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum Pro Rata
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago