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

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 161 186 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 28 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.025% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.030% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £46,250 £41,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+7.36% -13.63%
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
3120 3350 3140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.37% 83.56% 79.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2592 2782 2691
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 26 March 2015.

Information Assurance Salary Histogram in Manchester

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 22 (52.38%) Security Testing
2 20 (47.62%) Software Testing
3 14 (33.33%) Banking
3 14 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 14 (33.33%) FATCA
4 12 (28.57%) ISEB
4 12 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 12 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (26.19%) Finance
6 10 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (21.43%) Cyber Security
8 8 (19.05%) Aerospace
8 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (19.05%) Degree
8 8 (19.05%) JSP 440
8 8 (19.05%) Network Management
9 6 (14.29%) LAN
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
10 5 (11.90%) C++
10 5 (11.90%) Security Management
10 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
10 5 (11.90%) Coaching
11 4 (9.52%) MySQL
11 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
11 4 (9.52%) JSP
11 4 (9.52%) XML
11 4 (9.52%) OOP
11 4 (9.52%) Python
11 4 (9.52%) WLAN

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) LAN
2 4 (9.52%) WLAN
2 4 (9.52%) Wireless
3 2 (4.76%) WAN
3 2 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MySQL
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
General
1 14 (33.33%) Banking
2 11 (26.19%) Finance
3 8 (19.05%) Aerospace
4 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.76%) Legal
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Consultant
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Test Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.52%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Security Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Account Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Support
4 4 (9.52%) Sales Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Support Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Account Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Support Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Head of Information Security
5 2 (4.76%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) JSP
1 4 (9.52%) XML
1 4 (9.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.52%) CESG
2 4 (9.52%) SCADA
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) GIS
4 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Security Testing
2 20 (47.62%) Software Testing
3 10 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (21.43%) Cyber Security
5 8 (19.05%) Network Management
5 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.90%) Security Management
7 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.90%) Coaching
8 4 (9.52%) OOP
8 4 (9.52%) Information Security
8 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.76%) IT Governance
9 2 (4.76%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) C++
2 4 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 12 (28.57%) ISEB
3 8 (19.05%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) CISSP
4 3 (7.14%) CISA
5 2 (4.76%) CISM
5 2 (4.76%) MCP
5 2 (4.76%) MCSA
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.76%) CEH
5 2 (4.76%) MCITP
5 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.38%) CISMP
6 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) CRISC
6 1 (2.38%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (33.33%) FATCA
2 12 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (19.05%) JSP 440
4 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
4 4 (9.52%) SLA
5 1 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) VMware
3 2 (4.76%) Citrix