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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 41 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 6 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.55% 5.79% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 7.14% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 0
Average salary £87,500 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
218 210 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 92.77% 81.08% 81.64%
Number of salaries quoted 117 142 143
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Chester

Information Security
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (85.71%) CISSP
2 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) CISA
2 5 (71.43%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
4 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Social Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Finance

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Vendor Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Social Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CISSP
2 5 (71.43%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS