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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 156 187 -
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 29 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 0.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.15% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 0
Average salary £55,000 £46,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.91% -
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £47,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+8.51% -14.54%
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
2985 3330 3318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.60% 83.67% 80.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2462 2739 2829
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 April 2015.

Information Assurance Salary Histogram in Manchester

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 23 (58.97%) Security Testing
2 21 (53.85%) Software Testing
3 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
3 14 (35.90%) FATCA
3 14 (35.90%) Banking
4 12 (30.77%) ISEB
5 11 (28.21%) Management Information System
5 11 (28.21%) Finance
5 11 (28.21%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (23.08%) Cyber Security
7 8 (20.51%) JSP 440
7 8 (20.51%) Network Management
7 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (20.51%) Aerospace
8 7 (17.95%) Degree
9 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.82%) C++
9 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
9 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
9 5 (12.82%) Coaching
10 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
10 4 (10.26%) JSON
10 4 (10.26%) SCADA
10 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
10 4 (10.26%) Wireless
10 4 (10.26%) CESG
10 4 (10.26%) JSP
10 4 (10.26%) XML

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) LAN
1 4 (10.26%) WLAN
1 4 (10.26%) Wireless
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) MySQL
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) AppScan
General
1 14 (35.90%) Banking
2 11 (28.21%) Finance
3 8 (20.51%) Aerospace
4 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.13%) Legal
5 2 (5.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.26%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Account Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Support
4 4 (10.26%) Security Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Sales Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Support Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Account Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Support Manager
5 2 (5.13%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Risk Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) JSP
1 4 (10.26%) XML
1 4 (10.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) CESG
2 4 (10.26%) SCADA
3 3 (7.69%) GIS
4 2 (5.13%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.56%) RMADS
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Security Testing
2 21 (53.85%) Software Testing
3 11 (28.21%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (23.08%) Cyber Security
5 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (20.51%) Network Management
6 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
6 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
6 5 (12.82%) Coaching
7 4 (10.26%) OOP
7 4 (10.26%) Security Management
7 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (5.13%) IT Governance
9 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.13%) Information Security
10 1 (2.56%) Project Management
10 1 (2.56%) Validation
10 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) C++
2 4 (10.26%) Python
3 2 (5.13%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
2 12 (30.77%) ISEB
3 7 (17.95%) Degree
4 3 (7.69%) CISSP
5 2 (5.13%) CISA
5 2 (5.13%) QiCA
5 2 (5.13%) CISMP
5 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) CRISC
5 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.90%) FATCA
2 11 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (20.51%) JSP 440
4 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
5 2 (5.13%) COBIT
6 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Nessus
1 1 (2.56%) Nmap
1 1 (2.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) HP
2 1 (2.56%) VMware
2 1 (2.56%) Rapid7
2 1 (2.56%) IBM