The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 13 45 60
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +15
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 26 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 11.50% 0.88% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.62% 1.00% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 24 1 2
Average salary £65,000 £36,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.55% -26.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £36,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £36,000 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +11.11%
Information Security
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
206 200 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 91.15% 88.50% 87.29%
Number of salaries quoted 177 141 228
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £40,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Information Security
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Chester region.

Information Security Salary Trend in Chester

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Chester region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Chester

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 22 (59.46%) CISSP
2 21 (56.76%) Cyber Security
3 19 (51.35%) ArcSight
3 19 (51.35%) SIEM
4 16 (43.24%) Tandem
5 14 (37.84%) MS Office
6 13 (35.14%) GIS
7 12 (32.43%) CCNP
7 12 (32.43%) CCNA
7 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (24.32%) SQL
8 9 (24.32%) Sun
8 9 (24.32%) A+ Certification
8 9 (24.32%) Data Protection
9 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
9 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.22%) Perl
10 6 (16.22%) Flash
10 6 (16.22%) Python
10 6 (16.22%) Firewall
10 6 (16.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (16.22%) Wireshark
11 5 (13.51%) UNIX
11 5 (13.51%) FTP
11 5 (13.51%) HTTP
11 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
11 5 (13.51%) DNS
11 5 (13.51%) HTTPS
11 5 (13.51%) Network Security
11 5 (13.51%) Network Monitoring

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 14 (37.84%) MS Office
2 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Firewall
1 6 (16.22%) Wireshark
1 6 (16.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (13.51%) Network Security
2 5 (13.51%) FTP
2 5 (13.51%) HTTP
2 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.51%) DNS
2 5 (13.51%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (10.81%) Financial Institution
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Security Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Information Security Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Security Specialist
4 4 (10.81%) Information Security Specialist
4 4 (10.81%) Information Specialist
4 4 (10.81%) Security Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Information Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Network Security Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Forensic Investigator
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.70%) IT Security Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) Flash
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Tandem
2 13 (35.14%) GIS
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Cyber Security
2 19 (51.35%) SIEM
3 9 (24.32%) Data Protection
4 5 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Security
5 1 (2.70%) ISMS
5 1 (2.70%) Digital Forensics
5 1 (2.70%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.70%) Information Security Management
5 1 (2.70%) Security Management
5 1 (2.70%) Project Management
5 1 (2.70%) OO
5 1 (2.70%) Data Privacy
5 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) Perl
2 6 (16.22%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) CISSP
2 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (32.43%) CCNP
2 12 (32.43%) CCNA
3 9 (24.32%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.70%) EnCE
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) ArcSight
2 9 (24.32%) Sun
3 8 (21.62%) Microsoft