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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank - 50 50
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 0 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.96% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.49% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 4
Average salary - £31,000 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -39.80%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
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
358 361 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 84.24% 78.48% 76.94%
Number of salaries quoted 317 311 321
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,375 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 2015, 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 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (42.86%) CISSP
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) CISM
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Legal
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (14.29%) Django
5 1 (14.29%) Drupal
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) SCOM
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Drupal
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Security Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Data Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Information Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (28.57%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk
2 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
2 1 (14.29%) MobileIron
2 1 (14.29%) ScanSafe
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) IBM