The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 65 50 53
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.20% 2.33% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 3.07% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 4
Average salary £42,750 £27,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.05% -26.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,800
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.57%
Information Security
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
418 391 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.61% 76.07% 71.32%
Number of salaries quoted 336 349 330
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Information Security
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Lancashire

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (83.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) OSCP
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) BCP
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Security Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Database Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Database Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) BCP
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) OSCP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee
2 1 (16.67%) VMware