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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 27 - 59
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 3 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.73% - 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% - 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 4
Average salary £65,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
142 174 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 82.08% 83.65% 88.28%
Number of salaries quoted 116 104 264
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £48,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (61.29%) CISSP
1 19 (61.29%) Cyber Security
2 12 (38.71%) ArcSight
2 12 (38.71%) SIEM
3 11 (35.48%) Tandem
4 10 (32.26%) GIS
4 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (32.26%) CCNP
4 10 (32.26%) CCNA
4 10 (32.26%) MS Office
5 8 (25.81%) UNIX
5 8 (25.81%) Firewall
5 8 (25.81%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (25.81%) Network Security
5 8 (25.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (22.58%) Data Protection
6 7 (22.58%) Sun
6 7 (22.58%) SQL
6 7 (22.58%) A+ Certification
7 6 (19.35%) Perl
7 6 (19.35%) Flash
7 6 (19.35%) Python
7 6 (19.35%) Wireshark
8 5 (16.13%) FTP
8 5 (16.13%) HTTP
8 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
8 5 (16.13%) DNS
8 5 (16.13%) HTTPS
9 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.90%) MS Excel

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (32.26%) MS Office
2 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
1 8 (25.81%) Intrusion Detection
1 8 (25.81%) Network Security
2 6 (19.35%) Wireshark
3 5 (16.13%) FTP
3 5 (16.13%) HTTP
3 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
3 5 (16.13%) DNS
3 5 (16.13%) HTTPS
General
1 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Security Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Information Security Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Security Specialist
3 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Information Specialist
4 4 (12.90%) Information Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Information Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.23%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Tandem
2 10 (32.26%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Cyber Security
2 12 (38.71%) SIEM
3 8 (25.81%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (22.58%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Information Security Management
5 1 (3.23%) Security Management
5 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.23%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) Python
2 6 (19.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) CISSP
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (32.26%) CCNP
2 10 (32.26%) CCNA
3 7 (22.58%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) ArcSight
2 7 (22.58%) Sun
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft