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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 41 35 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 10 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.45% 4.62% 4.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 5.43% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 3
Average salary £85,000 £62,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
268 221 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 92.41% 85.00% 85.02%
Number of salaries quoted 178 147 162
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,715 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Chester

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) CISSP
1 5 (50.00%) CISA
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Games
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) CEH
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Online Betting
4 2 (20.00%) Social Media
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Social Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Broadband
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) SMTP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Games
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Security Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Head of IT
1 2 (20.00%) IT Security Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Head of Security
1 2 (20.00%) Engineering Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Head of IT Security
2 1 (10.00%) Security Risk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Vendor Manager
2 1 (10.00%) IT Graduate
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Graduate
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Social Media
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Social Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
1 5 (50.00%) CISA
2 2 (20.00%) CEH
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
Chester
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago