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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 49 105 113
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +8
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 82 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.39% 1.20% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.10% 1.48% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 77 13 22
Average salary £60,000 £46,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% -13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £35,200 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £59,000 £69,500
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
1609 1423 1735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.04% 81.27% 82.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1415 1139 1467
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 £26,000 £26,500 £26,275
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £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 26 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 26 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 +37 28 £65,000 +80.55% 1
Knutsford +5 8 £47,500 +35.71%
Wilmslow - 8 £44,000 - 2
Warrington +3 2 £50,000 +7.52% 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 63 (52.07%) Finance
2 52 (42.98%) CISSP
3 35 (28.93%) UNIX
4 32 (26.45%) SIEM
5 31 (25.62%) Windows
6 28 (23.14%) Cyber Security
7 25 (20.66%) Management Information System
8 23 (19.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (17.36%) Financial Institution
10 20 (16.53%) ArcSight
11 19 (15.70%) Security Architecture
11 19 (15.70%) CISM
12 18 (14.88%) GIS
13 17 (14.05%) Risk Management
14 16 (13.22%) Firewall
14 16 (13.22%) Tandem
14 16 (13.22%) SQL
14 16 (13.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 15 (12.40%) Banking
16 14 (11.57%) MS Office
16 14 (11.57%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (11.57%) CCNA
17 13 (10.74%) Linux
17 13 (10.74%) Penetration Testing
17 13 (10.74%) Data Protection
17 13 (10.74%) Network Security
18 12 (9.92%) Network Design
18 12 (9.92%) CCNP
19 11 (9.09%) ISEB
19 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 (2.48%) IIS
1 3 (2.48%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (11.57%) MS Office
2 10 (8.26%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.22%) Firewall
2 13 (10.74%) Network Security
3 10 (8.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (8.26%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.96%) Wireshark
4 6 (4.96%) Internet
5 5 (4.13%) FTP
5 5 (4.13%) HTTP
5 5 (4.13%) DNS
5 5 (4.13%) HTTPS
6 4 (3.31%) VPN
6 4 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.48%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.48%) SAN
8 1 (0.83%) DMZ
8 1 (0.83%) LAN
8 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.65%) Big Data
4 2 (1.65%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
General
1 63 (52.07%) Finance
2 21 (17.36%) Financial Institution
3 15 (12.40%) Banking
4 5 (4.13%) Legal
5 2 (1.65%) Law
5 2 (1.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 30 (24.79%) Security Engineer
2 18 (14.88%) Information Security Engineer
3 16 (13.22%) Analyst
4 12 (9.92%) Security Manager
5 11 (9.09%) Security Specialist
6 10 (8.26%) Consultant
7 7 (5.79%) Architect
7 7 (5.79%) Security Consultant
7 7 (5.79%) Information Security Specialist
7 7 (5.79%) Information Specialist
8 6 (4.96%) Senior Technician
8 6 (4.96%) Information Security Manager
8 6 (4.96%) Information Manager
8 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Developer
9 5 (4.13%) Network Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Information Security Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) .NET
2 6 (4.96%) Flash
3 4 (3.31%) Web Services
4 3 (2.48%) XML
4 3 (2.48%) SAML
4 3 (2.48%) JSON
4 3 (2.48%) OAuth
4 3 (2.48%) REST
5 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.66%) Management Information System
2 18 (14.88%) GIS
3 16 (13.22%) Tandem
4 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.61%) Open Source
6 4 (3.31%) RMADS
6 4 (3.31%) CESG
7 2 (1.65%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.65%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.65%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.93%) UNIX
2 31 (25.62%) Windows
3 13 (10.74%) Linux
4 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.48%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.83%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.45%) SIEM
2 28 (23.14%) Cyber Security
3 19 (15.70%) Security Architecture
4 17 (14.05%) Risk Management
5 13 (10.74%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (10.74%) Data Protection
6 12 (9.92%) Network Design
7 9 (7.44%) ITIL
8 7 (5.79%) Security Management
8 7 (5.79%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.13%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.13%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (4.13%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.13%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.13%) TOGAF
9 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.13%) Information Security Management
9 5 (4.13%) ISMS
10 4 (3.31%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.22%) SQL
2 7 (5.79%) T-SQL
2 7 (5.79%) Python
2 7 (5.79%) Perl
3 4 (3.31%) Java
4 3 (2.48%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 52 (42.98%) CISSP
2 19 (15.70%) CISM
3 14 (11.57%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (11.57%) CCNA
4 12 (9.92%) CCNP
5 11 (9.09%) ISEB
6 10 (8.26%) Degree
7 9 (7.44%) A+ Certification
8 6 (4.96%) CISA
9 5 (4.13%) CEH
9 5 (4.13%) CRISC
10 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
10 3 (2.48%) EnCE
10 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.48%) PMP
10 3 (2.48%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.48%) MCSE
11 2 (1.65%) SSCP
11 2 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (13.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 9 (7.44%) SLA
4 5 (4.13%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.48%) XenApp
1 3 (2.48%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.65%) Snort
3 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (16.53%) ArcSight
2 10 (8.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.44%) Sun
3 9 (7.44%) Splunk
4 8 (6.61%) Sourcefire
5 6 (4.96%) Websense
6 3 (2.48%) VMware
6 3 (2.48%) Cisco
6 3 (2.48%) HP
6 3 (2.48%) Citrix
7 2 (1.65%) NCR
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle
8 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
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