The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance 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 Assurance
Rank 165 187 188
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 24 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.61% 0.027% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.032% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 1
Average salary £56,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.14% +3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.69%
Information Assurance
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3220 3090 3213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.08% 83.02% 79.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2725 2640 2753
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,350 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Information Assurance Salary Trend in Manchester

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Information Assurance Salary Histogram in Manchester

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 18 (48.65%) Security Testing
2 16 (43.24%) Software Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Management Information System
4 11 (29.73%) Banking
4 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
4 11 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (29.73%) FATCA
5 9 (24.32%) Finance
5 9 (24.32%) ISEB
6 8 (21.62%) Risk Management
6 8 (21.62%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (18.92%) LAN
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.22%) Aerospace
8 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.22%) Network Management
8 6 (16.22%) Cyber Security
8 6 (16.22%) Degree
8 6 (16.22%) JSP 440
9 5 (13.51%) PCI DSS
9 5 (13.51%) Information Security
9 5 (13.51%) CISA
9 5 (13.51%) SLA
9 5 (13.51%) CISSP
10 4 (10.81%) WLAN
10 4 (10.81%) C++
10 4 (10.81%) JSP
10 4 (10.81%) Windows
10 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 4 (10.81%) CISM

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) LAN
2 4 (10.81%) WLAN
2 4 (10.81%) Wireless
3 3 (8.11%) WAN
3 3 (8.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MySQL
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
General
1 11 (29.73%) Banking
2 9 (24.32%) Finance
3 6 (16.22%) Aerospace
4 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.41%) Legal
5 2 (5.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Consultant
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Security Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
3 4 (10.81%) Head of Security
3 4 (10.81%) Head of Information Security
3 4 (10.81%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Account Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Support
4 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Sales Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Support Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Account Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) JSP
2 3 (8.11%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.81%) CESG
2 4 (10.81%) SCADA
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) GIS
4 1 (2.70%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Security Testing
2 16 (43.24%) Software Testing
3 8 (21.62%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (21.62%) Risk Management
4 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.22%) Network Management
4 6 (16.22%) Cyber Security
5 5 (13.51%) Information Security
6 4 (10.81%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (10.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Security Management
6 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.81%) Coaching
7 3 (8.11%) ITIL
7 3 (8.11%) OOP
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.41%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C++
2 3 (8.11%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
2 9 (24.32%) ISEB
3 6 (16.22%) Degree
4 5 (13.51%) CISSP
4 5 (13.51%) CISA
5 4 (10.81%) CISM
5 4 (10.81%) CEH
6 3 (8.11%) MCITP
6 3 (8.11%) MCP
6 3 (8.11%) MCSA
6 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (2.70%) CISMP
8 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) CRISC
8 1 (2.70%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (29.73%) FATCA
2 6 (16.22%) JSP 440
3 5 (13.51%) PCI DSS
3 5 (13.51%) SLA
4 1 (2.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) Citrix