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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank - 34 34
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 0 8 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester - 3.08% 5.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.23% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 5
Average salary - £60,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
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
156 189 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 88.14% 72.69% 88.13%
Number of salaries quoted 108 138 160
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) Cyber Security
1 3 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 3 (100.00%) DDoS Mitigation
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Cyber Security
1 3 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (100.00%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft