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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 51 103 118
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +15
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 80 18 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.17% 1.06% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 1.31% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 77 11 21
Average salary £58,500 £46,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.80% -13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
1642 1373 1850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.65% 80.96% 83.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1437 1084 1604
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 £25,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +35 26 £65,000 +80.55%
Wilmslow - 10 £44,000 -
Warrington +8 6 £53,750 +8.58% 2
Knutsford +6 5 £47,500 +35.71%
Crewe - 1 £47,500 - 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 60 (50.42%) Finance
2 49 (41.18%) CISSP
3 34 (28.57%) SIEM
4 33 (27.73%) UNIX
5 28 (23.53%) Windows
6 27 (22.69%) Cyber Security
7 24 (20.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 23 (19.33%) Management Information System
9 20 (16.81%) ArcSight
10 19 (15.97%) Security Architecture
10 19 (15.97%) CISM
10 19 (15.97%) Financial Institution
11 18 (15.13%) GIS
12 17 (14.29%) Risk Management
13 16 (13.45%) Tandem
13 16 (13.45%) SQL
14 15 (12.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 15 (12.61%) Banking
15 14 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (11.76%) CCNA
15 14 (11.76%) Network Security
15 14 (11.76%) MS Office
16 13 (10.92%) ISEB
16 13 (10.92%) Firewall
16 13 (10.92%) Linux
17 12 (10.08%) CCNP
17 12 (10.08%) ITIL
17 12 (10.08%) Penetration Testing
17 12 (10.08%) Data Protection
17 12 (10.08%) Analytical Skills

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (1.68%) IIS
1 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (11.76%) MS Office
2 9 (7.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.76%) Network Security
2 13 (10.92%) Firewall
3 10 (8.40%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (5.04%) Wireshark
6 5 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (4.20%) VPN
6 5 (4.20%) DNS
6 5 (4.20%) HTTPS
6 5 (4.20%) FTP
6 5 (4.20%) HTTP
7 4 (3.36%) Internet
8 2 (1.68%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.68%) LAN
8 2 (1.68%) WAN
8 2 (1.68%) SAN
9 1 (0.84%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.52%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.52%) Big Data
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
General
1 60 (50.42%) Finance
2 19 (15.97%) Financial Institution
3 15 (12.61%) Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (24.37%) Security Engineer
2 18 (15.13%) Analyst
2 18 (15.13%) Information Security Engineer
3 11 (9.24%) Security Manager
3 11 (9.24%) Security Specialist
4 10 (8.40%) Consultant
5 7 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 7 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 7 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
5 7 (5.88%) Information Specialist
5 7 (5.88%) Senior Technician
6 6 (5.04%) Architect
7 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Network Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Developer
7 5 (4.20%) Technical Manager
7 5 (4.20%) Security Architect
7 5 (4.20%) Information Manager
7 5 (4.20%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) Flash
2 5 (4.20%) .NET
3 4 (3.36%) Web Services
4 3 (2.52%) XML
4 3 (2.52%) SAML
4 3 (2.52%) JSON
4 3 (2.52%) OAuth
4 3 (2.52%) REST
5 1 (0.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.33%) Management Information System
2 18 (15.13%) GIS
3 16 (13.45%) Tandem
4 12 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.72%) Open Source
6 2 (1.68%) RMADS
6 2 (1.68%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.68%) CESG
6 2 (1.68%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.84%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.84%) CCTV
7 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.73%) UNIX
2 28 (23.53%) Windows
3 13 (10.92%) Linux
4 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.68%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.57%) SIEM
2 27 (22.69%) Cyber Security
3 19 (15.97%) Security Architecture
4 17 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 12 (10.08%) ITIL
5 12 (10.08%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (10.08%) Data Protection
6 11 (9.24%) Network Design
7 9 (7.56%) Security Management
8 8 (6.72%) ISMS
9 7 (5.88%) Information Security Management
9 7 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (4.20%) TOGAF
11 5 (4.20%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.20%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (4.20%) Technical Analysis
12 4 (3.36%) Coaching
12 4 (3.36%) Business Continuity
12 4 (3.36%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.45%) SQL
2 7 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 7 (5.88%) Python
2 7 (5.88%) Perl
3 4 (3.36%) Java
4 2 (1.68%) C#
4 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (41.18%) CISSP
2 19 (15.97%) CISM
3 14 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (11.76%) CCNA
4 13 (10.92%) ISEB
5 12 (10.08%) CCNP
6 9 (7.56%) A+ Certification
7 7 (5.88%) Degree
7 7 (5.88%) CISA
8 5 (4.20%) CRISC
9 3 (2.52%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (2.52%) PMP
9 3 (2.52%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.68%) SSCP
10 2 (1.68%) CEH
10 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.68%) MCSE
11 1 (0.84%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (20.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (12.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 10 (8.40%) SLA
4 6 (5.04%) PCI DSS
5 4 (3.36%) ISO 9001
6 3 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.84%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Snort
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.68%) XenApp
2 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (16.81%) ArcSight
2 10 (8.40%) Sourcefire
2 10 (8.40%) Splunk
3 9 (7.56%) Sun
4 8 (6.72%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.88%) Websense
6 2 (1.68%) VMware
6 2 (1.68%) Cisco
6 2 (1.68%) HP
6 2 (1.68%) Citrix
6 2 (1.68%) NCR
7 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle
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