The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 29 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 2.50% 0.70% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 0.86% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Information Security
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
137 116 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 85.63% 81.69% 73.58%
Number of salaries quoted 131 97 111
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,625 £21,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Information Security
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Halifax

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 9 (75.00%) CISSP
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) CCNA
3 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Legal
5 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) Identity Management
5 4 (33.33%) CCSA
5 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
5 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (33.33%) DMZ
5 4 (33.33%) Symantec
5 4 (33.33%) McAfee
5 4 (33.33%) SSCP
5 4 (33.33%) ISEB
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) UML
5 4 (33.33%) Use Case
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) BPMN
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (16.67%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (16.67%) MCP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 4 (33.33%) DMZ
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Network Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Lead Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Security Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) UML
1 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 4 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) Use Case
1 4 (33.33%) BPMN
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) CISSP
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (66.67%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) ISEB
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (33.33%) SSCP
3 4 (33.33%) CCSA
4 2 (16.67%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (33.33%) Symantec
3 4 (33.33%) McAfee
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft