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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 81 83 118
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +35
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 46 32 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.35% 2.02% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 2.43% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 36 23 17
Average salary £56,250 £55,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +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
1649 1318 1610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.22% 83.00% 77.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1360 1050 1345
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 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 1 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
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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 +5 17 £61,250 +22.50% 6
Warrington -5 7 £45,000 +5.88%
Knutsford - 6 £50,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 3 £42,500 - 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 37 (48.68%) Finance
2 34 (44.74%) CISSP
3 20 (26.32%) SIEM
4 18 (23.68%) Financial Institution
5 16 (21.05%) Cyber Security
6 15 (19.74%) Management Information System
6 15 (19.74%) Risk Management
7 13 (17.11%) CISM
7 13 (17.11%) SQL
7 13 (17.11%) ArcSight
8 12 (15.79%) Windows
9 11 (14.47%) MS Office
10 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
10 10 (13.16%) Firewall
10 10 (13.16%) Internet
10 10 (13.16%) Security Architecture
10 10 (13.16%) Degree
11 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
11 9 (11.84%) UNIX
11 9 (11.84%) Tandem
11 9 (11.84%) Legal
12 8 (10.53%) CEH
12 8 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (10.53%) CCNA
12 8 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (10.53%) GIS
12 8 (10.53%) Data Protection
12 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
12 8 (10.53%) Digital Forensics

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.95%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (14.47%) MS Office
2 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
3 8 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) Firewall
1 10 (13.16%) Internet
2 8 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (9.21%) Network Security
3 7 (9.21%) SAN
4 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (5.26%) VPN
5 3 (3.95%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.32%) DMZ
6 1 (1.32%) LAN
6 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
3 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
General
1 37 (48.68%) Finance
2 18 (23.68%) Financial Institution
3 9 (11.84%) Legal
4 4 (5.26%) Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Law
6 1 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (14.47%) Security Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Security Manager
2 10 (13.16%) Consultant
3 9 (11.84%) Information Security Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Security Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Architect
5 7 (9.21%) Information Manager
5 7 (9.21%) Information Security Manager
6 5 (6.58%) Security Architect
6 5 (6.58%) Incident Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Security Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Information Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Forensic Investigator
7 4 (5.26%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) Web Services
3 3 (3.95%) JSON
3 3 (3.95%) OAuth
3 3 (3.95%) REST
3 3 (3.95%) SAML
3 3 (3.95%) XML
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Management Information System
2 9 (11.84%) Tandem
3 8 (10.53%) GIS
3 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.26%) CESG
4 4 (5.26%) RMADS
5 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.63%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.63%) PKI
6 2 (2.63%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.32%) Open Source
7 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Windows
2 9 (11.84%) UNIX
3 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
3 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.95%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) SIEM
2 16 (21.05%) Cyber Security
3 15 (19.74%) Risk Management
4 10 (13.16%) Security Architecture
5 8 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 8 (10.53%) Digital Forensics
6 7 (9.21%) Computer Security
6 7 (9.21%) Data Privacy
6 7 (9.21%) ITIL
6 7 (9.21%) Business Continuity
7 5 (6.58%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (6.58%) TOGAF
8 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.26%) Data Analysis
8 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.26%) Security Management
8 4 (5.26%) Information Assurance
8 4 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.26%) Business Continuity Management
9 3 (3.95%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.26%) Java
4 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (44.74%) CISSP
2 13 (17.11%) CISM
3 10 (13.16%) Degree
4 8 (10.53%) CEH
4 8 (10.53%) CCNA
4 8 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (9.21%) CISA
5 7 (9.21%) A+ Certification
5 7 (9.21%) CCNP
6 6 (7.89%) EnCE
7 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.58%) CRISC
8 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.95%) ISEB
9 3 (3.95%) MCSE
10 2 (2.63%) SSCP
10 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.32%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.95%) SLA
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
1 3 (3.95%) XenApp
1 3 (3.95%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) ArcSight
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.26%) Sourcefire
3 4 (5.26%) Sun
4 3 (3.95%) Splunk
4 3 (3.95%) Websense
4 3 (3.95%) HP
4 3 (3.95%) Citrix
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco
4 3 (3.95%) VMware
5 2 (2.63%) NCR
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle
Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + Bonus + Medical + Good pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Salary dep on exp
Posted: 7 days ago
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