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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 128 164 148
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -16
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 70 20 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.68% 0.52% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 0.66% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 62 14 44
Average salary £50,000 £40,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.45% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,300 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
3456 3038 3330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 83.18% 79.61% 79.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2951 2570 2990
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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
Sale - 2 £32,500 -
Stockport - 2 £85,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £46,000 -
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 37 (32.74%) CISSP
2 36 (31.86%) ITIL
3 35 (30.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (30.09%) Firewall
5 33 (29.20%) Windows
6 32 (28.32%) Finance
7 28 (24.78%) Microsoft
8 24 (21.24%) Management Information System
9 23 (20.35%) Penetration Testing
10 21 (18.58%) PCI DSS
11 20 (17.70%) CISM
12 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
13 18 (15.93%) Linux
13 18 (15.93%) Degree
14 16 (14.16%) Business Continuity
14 16 (14.16%) Risk Management
14 16 (14.16%) Active Directory
15 15 (13.27%) Project Management
15 15 (13.27%) Security Architecture
16 14 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (12.39%) SQL
17 13 (11.50%) CISA
17 13 (11.50%) LDAP
17 13 (11.50%) UNIX
17 13 (11.50%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (10.62%) Line Management
18 12 (10.62%) MS Excel
18 12 (10.62%) Security Management
19 11 (9.73%) MS Exchange

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 11 (9.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.54%) IIS
3 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.77%) SAS
3 2 (1.77%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (10.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (30.09%) Firewall
2 13 (11.50%) LDAP
3 10 (8.85%) Network Security
4 8 (7.08%) DNS
5 2 (1.77%) DMZ
5 2 (1.77%) Internet
5 2 (1.77%) VPN
6 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.88%) SAN
6 1 (0.88%) DHCP
6 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.96%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.77%) DB2
3 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Subversion
General
1 32 (28.32%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Banking
3 6 (5.31%) Retail
4 5 (4.42%) Law
4 5 (4.42%) Legal
5 3 (2.65%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (15.04%) Analyst
1 17 (15.04%) Consultant
2 16 (14.16%) Security Consultant
3 14 (12.39%) Security Analyst
4 13 (11.50%) Head of Security
5 12 (10.62%) Head of Information Security
5 12 (10.62%) Security Manager
6 11 (9.73%) Administrator
6 11 (9.73%) IT Security Consultant
6 11 (9.73%) IT Consultant
7 9 (7.96%) Tester
7 9 (7.96%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (7.96%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (7.96%) Penetration Tester
7 9 (7.96%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (7.08%) Information Manager
8 8 (7.08%) Security Administrator
9 7 (6.19%) Information Security Manager
10 6 (5.31%) Security Engineer
10 6 (5.31%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) XML
2 4 (3.54%) Memcached
3 2 (1.77%) jQuery
3 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.77%) Ajax
3 2 (1.77%) HTML
3 2 (1.77%) .NET
3 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.77%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) JSON
4 1 (0.88%) SAML
4 1 (0.88%) JBoss Seam
4 1 (0.88%) OAuth
4 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.24%) Management Information System
2 14 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) GIS
4 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.77%) VSAM
5 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.77%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) iPad
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Online Games
6 1 (0.88%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Tandem
6 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 33 (29.20%) Windows
2 18 (15.93%) Linux
3 13 (11.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (11.50%) UNIX
4 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.86%) ITIL
2 23 (20.35%) Penetration Testing
3 16 (14.16%) Business Continuity
3 16 (14.16%) Risk Management
4 15 (13.27%) Project Management
4 15 (13.27%) Security Architecture
5 12 (10.62%) Line Management
5 12 (10.62%) Security Management
6 11 (9.73%) Mentoring
6 11 (9.73%) Data Protection
7 10 (8.85%) SIEM
7 10 (8.85%) Migration
7 10 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (7.96%) Information Security Management
8 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (7.96%) ISMS
9 8 (7.08%) Coaching
9 8 (7.08%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (7.08%) Cyber Security
9 8 (7.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.39%) SQL
2 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
2 4 (3.54%) Perl
2 4 (3.54%) PHP
3 2 (1.77%) C#
3 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (32.74%) CISSP
2 20 (17.70%) CISM
3 18 (15.93%) Degree
4 13 (11.50%) CISA
5 9 (7.96%) OSCP
5 9 (7.96%) OSCE
5 9 (7.96%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.54%) CEH
6 4 (3.54%) EnCE
6 4 (3.54%) PCI QSA
7 3 (2.65%) PMP
7 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.88%) MCP
9 1 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (30.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (18.58%) PCI DSS
3 9 (7.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (5.31%) SLA
5 3 (2.65%) HIPAA
System Software
1 16 (14.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.54%) Squid
2 4 (3.54%) Postfix
2 4 (3.54%) Varnish
3 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Nagios
1 4 (3.54%) Puppet
1 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.54%) Icinga
2 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (24.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.85%) Citrix
3 9 (7.96%) Oracle
4 7 (6.19%) ArcSight
5 4 (3.54%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.65%) Splunk
7 2 (1.77%) VMware
7 2 (1.77%) LogLogic
7 2 (1.77%) CA
7 2 (1.77%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.88%) Symantec
8 1 (0.88%) Websense
8 1 (0.88%) Clearswift
8 1 (0.88%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco
8 1 (0.88%) HP
8 1 (0.88%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.88%) Kaspersky
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