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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 68 106 82
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -24
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 54 22 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.12% 1.19% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 1.49% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 48 15 20
Average salary £50,000 £62,500 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +26.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £37,600 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £72,500 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +2.08%
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
1495 1474 1496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.37% 79.98% 80.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1142 1094 1132
Average salary £40,000 £37,950 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +22 12 £48,750 +77.27% 2
Wilmslow - 4 £33,250 -
Knutsford - 2 £46,250 -
Chester +8 1 £65,000 - 1
Crewe - 1 £20,000 -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 80 (67.23%) Finance
2 51 (42.86%) UNIX
2 51 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (42.02%) Windows
4 38 (31.93%) Security Management
5 36 (30.25%) Risk Management
6 34 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
7 32 (26.89%) Firewall
8 30 (25.21%) CISSP
9 28 (23.53%) Management Information System
10 25 (21.01%) Network Security
11 24 (20.17%) ITIL
12 21 (17.65%) Network Design
12 21 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
13 20 (16.81%) Security Architecture
13 20 (16.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 19 (15.97%) Linux
15 18 (15.13%) PCI DSS
15 18 (15.13%) COBIT
16 17 (14.29%) Cyber Security
16 17 (14.29%) TCP/IP
17 16 (13.45%) CISM
18 15 (12.61%) Web Services
18 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (11.76%) Degree
19 14 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 14 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
19 14 (11.76%) Information Security Management
20 12 (10.08%) Banking
20 12 (10.08%) ERP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 4 (3.36%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) MS Office
2 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (26.89%) Firewall
2 25 (21.01%) Network Security
3 17 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 14 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (5.88%) Wireshark
5 7 (5.88%) DNS
6 6 (5.04%) VPN
7 5 (4.20%) LAN
7 5 (4.20%) WAN
8 4 (3.36%) SMTP
8 4 (3.36%) VoIP
8 4 (3.36%) Broadband
9 3 (2.52%) FTP
9 3 (2.52%) HTTP
9 3 (2.52%) HTTPS
9 3 (2.52%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.84%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.52%) Data Mining
1 3 (2.52%) Big Data
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Metasploit
General
1 80 (67.23%) Finance
2 12 (10.08%) Banking
3 11 (9.24%) Financial Institution
4 9 (7.56%) Legal
5 5 (4.20%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (30.25%) Analyst
1 36 (30.25%) Security Engineer
2 21 (17.65%) Security Analyst
3 12 (10.08%) Information Analyst
3 12 (10.08%) Information Security Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) Security Specialist
5 9 (7.56%) Network Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Information Security Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Risk Analyst
7 6 (5.04%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.04%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Developer
7 6 (5.04%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (5.04%) Senior Technician
8 5 (4.20%) Information Specialist
8 5 (4.20%) Incident Manager
8 5 (4.20%) Information Security Specialist
8 5 (4.20%) Information Manager
9 4 (3.36%) Risk Manager
9 4 (3.36%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.61%) Web Services
2 5 (4.20%) .NET
3 4 (3.36%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.52%) Flash
5 1 (0.84%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.56%) GIS
4 6 (5.04%) Life Science
4 6 (5.04%) Open Source
5 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.36%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.52%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.52%) Tandem
7 1 (0.84%) RMADS
7 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.84%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.84%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 51 (42.86%) UNIX
2 50 (42.02%) Windows
3 19 (15.97%) Linux
4 3 (2.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.93%) Security Management
2 36 (30.25%) Risk Management
3 34 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 24 (20.17%) ITIL
5 21 (17.65%) Network Design
5 21 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (16.81%) Security Architecture
7 17 (14.29%) Cyber Security
8 14 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 14 (11.76%) Information Security Management
9 12 (10.08%) ERP
9 12 (10.08%) SIEM
10 11 (9.24%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (9.24%) Security Testing
11 10 (8.40%) Project Management
12 8 (6.72%) GAP Analysis
12 8 (6.72%) Risk Analysis
13 7 (5.88%) ISMS
13 7 (5.88%) Quality Management
13 7 (5.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.40%) SQL
2 7 (5.88%) Java
3 5 (4.20%) C
3 5 (4.20%) C#
4 4 (3.36%) Perl
4 4 (3.36%) Python
4 4 (3.36%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (25.21%) CISSP
2 16 (13.45%) CISM
3 14 (11.76%) Degree
4 11 (9.24%) ISEB
5 8 (6.72%) CCNP
5 8 (6.72%) CCNA
5 8 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.20%) CISA
6 5 (4.20%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (3.36%) MBA
7 4 (3.36%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.52%) GCIH
8 3 (2.52%) PMP
8 3 (2.52%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.84%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (16.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 18 (15.13%) COBIT
3 18 (15.13%) PCI DSS
4 11 (9.24%) SLA
5 8 (6.72%) QA
6 5 (4.20%) ISO 9001
7 3 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.84%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (5.04%) Snort
2 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.84%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (9.24%) Splunk
2 9 (7.56%) Sourcefire
3 8 (6.72%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.04%) Websense
5 5 (4.20%) Cisco
6 3 (2.52%) Sun
6 3 (2.52%) ArcSight
6 3 (2.52%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.84%) Juniper
7 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Connectus
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago