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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 64 87 115
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +28
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 68 29 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.44% 1.77% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 2.13% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 56 18 17
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,250 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
1677 1362 1678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.74% 83.20% 80.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1421 1095 1402
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 October 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 October 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 +18 27 £65,000 +30.00% 8
Knutsford -8 7 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Warrington - 7 £40,000 - 2
Wilmslow - 5 £58,500 - 2
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 48 (48.98%) Finance
2 47 (47.96%) CISSP
3 29 (29.59%) SIEM
4 24 (24.49%) Cyber Security
5 22 (22.45%) Financial Institution
6 19 (19.39%) Management Information System
7 18 (18.37%) Windows
7 18 (18.37%) ArcSight
8 17 (17.35%) UNIX
8 17 (17.35%) CISM
9 16 (16.33%) Risk Management
9 16 (16.33%) SQL
10 14 (14.29%) Tandem
10 14 (14.29%) Security Architecture
11 13 (13.27%) GIS
12 12 (12.24%) Firewall
12 12 (12.24%) MS Office
13 11 (11.22%) Data Protection
13 11 (11.22%) Degree
13 11 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (11.22%) CCNA
14 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
14 10 (10.20%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (10.20%) Network Security
15 9 (9.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 9 (9.18%) Banking
15 9 (9.18%) CCNP
15 9 (9.18%) A+ Certification
15 9 (9.18%) Internet
15 9 (9.18%) MS Excel

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (3.06%) IIS
1 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (12.24%) MS Office
2 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.24%) Firewall
2 10 (10.20%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (10.20%) Network Security
3 9 (9.18%) Internet
4 4 (4.08%) VPN
4 4 (4.08%) SAN
4 4 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.06%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.06%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.04%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.04%) DNS
6 2 (2.04%) FTP
6 2 (2.04%) HTTP
7 1 (1.02%) DMZ
7 1 (1.02%) LAN
7 1 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.04%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.04%) Big Data
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
General
1 48 (48.98%) Finance
2 22 (22.45%) Financial Institution
3 9 (9.18%) Banking
4 8 (8.16%) Legal
5 2 (2.04%) Law
6 1 (1.02%) Marketing
6 1 (1.02%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 18 (18.37%) Security Engineer
2 13 (13.27%) Security Manager
3 12 (12.24%) Consultant
3 12 (12.24%) Information Security Engineer
4 11 (11.22%) Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Security Consultant
6 8 (8.16%) Security Specialist
7 7 (7.14%) Information Manager
7 7 (7.14%) Information Security Manager
7 7 (7.14%) Architect
8 6 (6.12%) Information Security Specialist
8 6 (6.12%) Information Specialist
9 5 (5.10%) Incident Manager
9 5 (5.10%) Security Architect
9 5 (5.10%) Information Security Consultant
9 5 (5.10%) Technical Manager
9 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Security Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.14%) .NET
2 4 (4.08%) Web Services
3 3 (3.06%) JSON
3 3 (3.06%) OAuth
3 3 (3.06%) REST
3 3 (3.06%) SAML
3 3 (3.06%) XML
3 3 (3.06%) Flash
4 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Management Information System
2 14 (14.29%) Tandem
3 13 (13.27%) GIS
4 8 (8.16%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.08%) CESG
6 4 (4.08%) Open Source
6 4 (4.08%) RMADS
7 2 (2.04%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.04%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.04%) Data Extraction
7 2 (2.04%) PKI
8 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.02%) Replication
8 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.37%) Windows
2 17 (17.35%) UNIX
3 8 (8.16%) Linux
4 3 (3.06%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.06%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.02%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.59%) SIEM
2 24 (24.49%) Cyber Security
3 16 (16.33%) Risk Management
4 14 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 11 (11.22%) Data Protection
6 7 (7.14%) Digital Forensics
6 7 (7.14%) ITIL
7 6 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (6.12%) Computer Security
7 6 (6.12%) Data Privacy
8 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.10%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.10%) Network Design
8 5 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.10%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (5.10%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.10%) Security Management
9 4 (4.08%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.33%) SQL
2 7 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.08%) Python
3 4 (4.08%) Java
3 4 (4.08%) Perl
4 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (47.96%) CISSP
2 17 (17.35%) CISM
3 11 (11.22%) Degree
3 11 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (11.22%) CCNA
4 9 (9.18%) CCNP
4 9 (9.18%) A+ Certification
5 8 (8.16%) CISA
5 8 (8.16%) CEH
6 6 (6.12%) ISEB
6 6 (6.12%) EnCE
7 5 (5.10%) CRISC
7 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.06%) MCSE
10 2 (2.04%) SSCP
10 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.02%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.12%) SLA
3 5 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (4.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) XenApp
1 3 (3.06%) XenDesktop
1 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
1 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.04%) Snort
3 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) ArcSight
2 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.14%) Sun
4 5 (5.10%) Splunk
4 5 (5.10%) Sourcefire
5 3 (3.06%) VMware
5 3 (3.06%) Citrix
5 3 (3.06%) Cisco
5 3 (3.06%) HP
5 3 (3.06%) Websense
6 2 (2.04%) NCR
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle
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