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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 140 112 138
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +26
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 42 68 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 1.73% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 2.24% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 35 48 33
Average salary £46,000 £51,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.80% +36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £34,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £76,800 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -1.18%
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
3326 3033 3082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.02% 77.31% 80.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2668 2605 2692
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 £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Altrincham - 8 £46,000 - 3
Bolton - 1 £60,000 - 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 31 (34.07%) ITIL
2 25 (27.47%) Management Information System
3 22 (24.18%) Firewall
4 21 (23.08%) Windows
5 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
5 19 (20.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (20.88%) Degree
6 17 (18.68%) MS Excel
7 15 (16.48%) Project Management
7 15 (16.48%) CISSP
7 15 (16.48%) Finance
7 15 (16.48%) Business Development
7 15 (16.48%) ISMS
8 14 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (13.19%) Security Management
10 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (13.19%) UNIX
10 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (13.19%) Cyber Security
11 11 (12.09%) PCI DSS
11 11 (12.09%) MS Exchange
11 11 (12.09%) Information Security Management
12 10 (10.99%) Citrix
12 10 (10.99%) SIEM
13 9 (9.89%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (9.89%) Linux
13 9 (9.89%) SQL
13 9 (9.89%) Oracle
14 8 (8.79%) SQL Server

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (12.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.30%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (18.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.69%) MS Project
3 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.18%) Firewall
2 5 (5.49%) DNS
3 4 (4.40%) LDAP
4 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.30%) SAN
5 2 (2.20%) SSL
5 2 (2.20%) VPN
5 2 (2.20%) VLAN
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.20%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.20%) HTTP
6 1 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.10%) Network Security
6 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.10%) WAN
6 1 (1.10%) DMZ
6 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
1 8 (8.79%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Retail
3 4 (4.40%) Legal
4 3 (3.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Consultant
2 19 (20.88%) Security Consultant
3 17 (18.68%) Analyst
4 14 (15.38%) Security Analyst
5 10 (10.99%) Security Manager
6 8 (8.79%) Information Security Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (8.79%) Information Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (7.69%) Security Specialist
8 6 (6.59%) Information Manager
8 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.49%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (5.49%) Information Security Manager
9 5 (5.49%) Senior Security Consultant
10 4 (4.40%) Web Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) PMO Consultant
10 4 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) XML
1 4 (4.40%) Memcached
2 2 (2.20%) Web Services
3 1 (1.10%) REST
3 1 (1.10%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.10%) SAML
3 1 (1.10%) JSON
3 1 (1.10%) JBoss Seam
3 1 (1.10%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.47%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.30%) Economics
3 2 (2.20%) CMDB
4 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.08%) Windows
2 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (13.19%) UNIX
3 9 (9.89%) Linux
4 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.10%) Android
6 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.07%) ITIL
2 15 (16.48%) Project Management
2 15 (16.48%) Business Development
2 15 (16.48%) ISMS
3 14 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (13.19%) Security Management
5 12 (13.19%) Cyber Security
6 11 (12.09%) Information Security Management
7 10 (10.99%) SIEM
8 9 (9.89%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (8.79%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.69%) Data Protection
10 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
11 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2
12 5 (5.49%) Service Management
12 5 (5.49%) Business Continuity
12 5 (5.49%) Release Management
13 4 (4.40%) Web Development
13 4 (4.40%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) SQL
2 5 (5.49%) Perl
3 4 (4.40%) PHP
3 4 (4.40%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.20%) PowerHouse
6 1 (1.10%) C
6 1 (1.10%) C++
6 1 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (20.88%) Degree
2 15 (16.48%) CISSP
3 8 (8.79%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (8.79%) EnCE
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.49%) MCSE
5 4 (4.40%) CISM
6 3 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.30%) CISA
6 3 (3.30%) MCP
7 2 (2.20%) CCNA
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.20%) OSCP
7 2 (2.20%) OSCE
8 1 (1.10%) CRISC
8 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (12.09%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.40%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.40%) Postfix
3 4 (4.40%) Squid
3 4 (4.40%) Varnish
4 2 (2.20%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Nagios
1 4 (4.40%) Puppet
1 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.40%) Icinga
2 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.99%) Citrix
3 9 (9.89%) Oracle
4 5 (5.49%) VMware
5 4 (4.40%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.30%) HP
7 2 (2.20%) Imperva
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco
8 1 (1.10%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.10%) Splunk
8 1 (1.10%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (1.10%) SAP
8 1 (1.10%) CA
8 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.10%) Symantec
8 1 (1.10%) Websense
8 1 (1.10%) Clearswift
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
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