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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 52 100 115
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +15
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 81 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.23% 1.39% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 1.70% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 76 16 20
Average salary £59,250 £50,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.50% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £35,500 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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
1645 1410 1640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.86% 81.46% 82.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1138 1375
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +32 28 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Knutsford +3 8 £47,500 +35.71%
Wilmslow - 7 £44,000 - 2
Warrington -3 3 £50,000 +7.52% 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 65 (52.85%) Finance
2 53 (43.09%) CISSP
3 36 (29.27%) UNIX
4 33 (26.83%) Windows
5 32 (26.02%) SIEM
6 31 (25.20%) Cyber Security
7 25 (20.33%) Financial Institution
8 24 (19.51%) Management Information System
9 22 (17.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 20 (16.26%) ArcSight
11 19 (15.45%) Security Architecture
11 19 (15.45%) CISM
12 17 (13.82%) GIS
12 17 (13.82%) Firewall
12 17 (13.82%) Risk Management
13 16 (13.01%) Tandem
13 16 (13.01%) SQL
13 16 (13.01%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 15 (12.20%) Banking
15 14 (11.38%) Network Security
15 14 (11.38%) MS Office
15 14 (11.38%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (11.38%) CCNA
16 13 (10.57%) Linux
16 13 (10.57%) Degree
16 13 (10.57%) Data Protection
16 13 (10.57%) Penetration Testing
17 12 (9.76%) Network Design
17 12 (9.76%) CCNP
18 11 (8.94%) Intrusion Detection

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (2.44%) IIS
1 3 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (11.38%) MS Office
2 10 (8.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.82%) Firewall
2 14 (11.38%) Network Security
3 11 (8.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (8.13%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.69%) Internet
6 6 (4.88%) Wireshark
7 5 (4.07%) FTP
7 5 (4.07%) HTTP
7 5 (4.07%) DNS
7 5 (4.07%) HTTPS
8 4 (3.25%) VPN
8 4 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.44%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.44%) SAN
10 1 (0.81%) DMZ
10 1 (0.81%) LAN
10 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.63%) Big Data
4 2 (1.63%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
General
1 65 (52.85%) Finance
2 25 (20.33%) Financial Institution
3 15 (12.20%) Banking
4 6 (4.88%) Legal
5 2 (1.63%) Law
5 2 (1.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 30 (24.39%) Security Engineer
2 18 (14.63%) Information Security Engineer
3 16 (13.01%) Analyst
4 13 (10.57%) Security Manager
5 12 (9.76%) Security Specialist
6 11 (8.94%) Consultant
7 8 (6.50%) Security Consultant
7 8 (6.50%) Information Security Specialist
7 8 (6.50%) Information Specialist
8 7 (5.69%) Information Security Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Information Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Architect
9 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Security Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Network Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Information Security Consultant
10 5 (4.07%) Security Architect
10 5 (4.07%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.69%) .NET
2 6 (4.88%) Flash
3 4 (3.25%) Web Services
4 3 (2.44%) XML
4 3 (2.44%) SAML
4 3 (2.44%) JSON
4 3 (2.44%) OAuth
4 3 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 17 (13.82%) GIS
3 16 (13.01%) Tandem
4 11 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.50%) Open Source
6 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.25%) RMADS
7 4 (3.25%) CESG
8 2 (1.63%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.63%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.63%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.81%) PKI
9 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.81%) Replication
9 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.27%) UNIX
2 33 (26.83%) Windows
3 13 (10.57%) Linux
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.81%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.02%) SIEM
2 31 (25.20%) Cyber Security
3 19 (15.45%) Security Architecture
4 17 (13.82%) Risk Management
5 13 (10.57%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (10.57%) Data Protection
6 12 (9.76%) Network Design
7 9 (7.32%) ITIL
8 7 (5.69%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.88%) Security Management
10 5 (4.07%) Business Continuity
10 5 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.07%) TOGAF
10 5 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.07%) Incident Management
10 5 (4.07%) Digital Forensics
10 5 (4.07%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.07%) Technical Analysis
11 4 (3.25%) Data Privacy
11 4 (3.25%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.01%) SQL
2 7 (5.69%) T-SQL
2 7 (5.69%) Python
2 7 (5.69%) Perl
3 4 (3.25%) Java
4 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 53 (43.09%) CISSP
2 19 (15.45%) CISM
3 14 (11.38%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (11.38%) CCNA
4 13 (10.57%) Degree
5 12 (9.76%) CCNP
6 10 (8.13%) ISEB
7 9 (7.32%) A+ Certification
8 7 (5.69%) CISA
9 6 (4.88%) CEH
10 5 (4.07%) CRISC
11 4 (3.25%) Security Cleared
11 4 (3.25%) EnCE
12 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.44%) MCSE
12 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.63%) PMP
13 2 (1.63%) PMI Certification
13 2 (1.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (17.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (13.01%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 8 (6.50%) SLA
4 4 (3.25%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.44%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.44%) XenApp
1 3 (2.44%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.63%) Snort
3 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (16.26%) ArcSight
2 10 (8.13%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.32%) Sun
4 8 (6.50%) Splunk
5 7 (5.69%) Sourcefire
6 5 (4.07%) Websense
7 3 (2.44%) VMware
7 3 (2.44%) Cisco
7 3 (2.44%) HP
7 3 (2.44%) Citrix
8 2 (1.63%) NCR
8 2 (1.63%) Oracle
9 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
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