The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 132 153 141
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -12
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 53 31 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.46% 0.78% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 0.93% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 32 24 40
Average salary £41,000 £35,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.14% -24.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,487 £20,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,750 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.02%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2986 3318 3348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.53% 83.60% 80.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2461 2733 2858
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,000
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 Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Information Security
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Manchester

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Manchester

Information Security
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - 6 £40,000 - 1
Salford - 2 £41,500 - 2
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 58 (44.96%) CISSP
2 46 (35.66%) Windows
3 38 (29.46%) ITIL
4 35 (27.13%) Linux
5 33 (25.58%) Penetration Testing
6 27 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (19.38%) Security Architecture
8 24 (18.60%) OSCP
8 24 (18.60%) OSCE
8 24 (18.60%) PCI DSS
8 24 (18.60%) Risk Management
9 23 (17.83%) Finance
10 20 (15.50%) Firewall
11 19 (14.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (13.95%) CISA
12 18 (13.95%) Cyber Security
13 17 (13.18%) Management Information System
14 16 (12.40%) Project Management
15 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
16 14 (10.85%) Banking
16 14 (10.85%) Degree
17 13 (10.08%) Business Analysis
17 13 (10.08%) Security Management
17 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (8.53%) CISM
18 11 (8.53%) Business Continuity
18 11 (8.53%) DNS
18 11 (8.53%) Retail
18 11 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
18 11 (8.53%) ISMS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (3.10%) IIS
2 3 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.55%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.65%) Office 365
2 4 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.50%) Firewall
2 11 (8.53%) DNS
3 8 (6.20%) Network Security
4 7 (5.43%) VoIP
4 7 (5.43%) VPN
4 7 (5.43%) SAN
5 6 (4.65%) DHCP
5 6 (4.65%) Broadband
5 6 (4.65%) IPv6
6 5 (3.88%) LAN
6 5 (3.88%) WAN
7 4 (3.10%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.33%) LDAP
8 3 (2.33%) Internet
8 3 (2.33%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.33%) SSL
9 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.55%) LLU
9 2 (1.55%) MPLS
9 2 (1.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.10%) MySQL
2 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.55%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) AppScan
General
1 23 (17.83%) Finance
2 14 (10.85%) Banking
3 11 (8.53%) Retail
4 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (23.26%) Consultant
2 28 (21.71%) Security Consultant
3 26 (20.16%) IT Consultant
4 25 (19.38%) IT Security Consultant
5 23 (17.83%) Penetration Tester
5 23 (17.83%) Tester
6 17 (13.18%) Security Manager
7 14 (10.85%) Information Security Manager
7 14 (10.85%) Information Manager
8 12 (9.30%) Analyst
9 9 (6.98%) Security Officer
10 8 (6.20%) Security Analyst
11 7 (5.43%) Head of Security
11 7 (5.43%) Head of Information Security
12 6 (4.65%) Information Security Officer
13 5 (3.88%) Junior
13 5 (3.88%) Project Manager
14 4 (3.10%) Senior Consultant
14 4 (3.10%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 4 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.33%) X-Windows
2 2 (1.55%) SAP XI
2 2 (1.55%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.55%) jQuery
2 2 (1.55%) HTML
2 2 (1.55%) .NET
2 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) Management Information System
2 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.10%) GIS
4 3 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.33%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.55%) Open Source
5 2 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) EFT
6 1 (0.78%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.78%) PKI
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.66%) Windows
2 35 (27.13%) Linux
3 9 (6.98%) UNIX
4 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.46%) ITIL
2 33 (25.58%) Penetration Testing
3 25 (19.38%) Security Architecture
4 24 (18.60%) Risk Management
5 19 (14.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (13.95%) Cyber Security
7 16 (12.40%) Project Management
8 13 (10.08%) Security Management
8 13 (10.08%) Business Analysis
9 11 (8.53%) Business Continuity
9 11 (8.53%) Mentoring
9 11 (8.53%) Coaching
9 11 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (8.53%) ISMS
10 10 (7.75%) Test Scripting
10 10 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (6.98%) Information Security Management
12 8 (6.20%) Data Protection
13 7 (5.43%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.88%) SQL
2 4 (3.10%) Java
2 4 (3.10%) Python
2 4 (3.10%) Perl
3 2 (1.55%) PHP
3 2 (1.55%) Ruby
3 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.55%) C#
3 2 (1.55%) C++
3 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.55%) ABAP
4 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (44.96%) CISSP
2 24 (18.60%) OSCP
2 24 (18.60%) OSCE
3 18 (13.95%) CISA
4 14 (10.85%) Degree
5 11 (8.53%) CISM
6 6 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.10%) PCI QSA
9 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.33%) PMP
9 3 (2.33%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.33%) CCNA
10 2 (1.55%) CCNP
10 2 (1.55%) CEH
10 2 (1.55%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.78%) CFCE
11 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.78%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (18.60%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (5.43%) QA
4 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (2.33%) HIPAA
4 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.33%) FISMA
5 1 (0.78%) COBIT
5 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (5.43%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.33%) Nessus
2 1 (0.78%) Nmap
2 1 (0.78%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.98%) VMware
3 4 (3.10%) Cisco
4 3 (2.33%) Dell
4 3 (2.33%) Citrix
4 3 (2.33%) Wyse
4 3 (2.33%) TOWER Software
4 3 (2.33%) NetApp
4 3 (2.33%) Fortinet
4 3 (2.33%) SolarWinds
4 3 (2.33%) Splunk
4 3 (2.33%) ArcSight
5 2 (1.55%) LogLogic
5 2 (1.55%) Computacenter
5 2 (1.55%) Tripwire
5 2 (1.55%) Juniper
5 2 (1.55%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.55%) SAP
6 1 (0.78%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) HP
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Corporate benefiits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GMC
Salary: From £37,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive, benefits and more
Posted: 11 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 26 days ago