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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 127 143 143
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 62 45 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.58% 1.21% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.46% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 54 41 44
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £35,000 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £49,400
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
3220 3090 3213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.08% 83.02% 79.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2725 2640 2753
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,350 £55,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Bolton - 6 £47,500 -
Rochdale - 2 £40,000 - 2
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 59 (44.70%) CISSP
2 50 (37.88%) Windows
3 41 (31.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (28.03%) Penetration Testing
5 35 (26.52%) Linux
6 33 (25.00%) ITIL
7 30 (22.73%) Security Architecture
8 28 (21.21%) Firewall
9 27 (20.45%) Finance
10 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
11 25 (18.94%) OSCP
11 25 (18.94%) OSCE
12 24 (18.18%) PCI DSS
13 22 (16.67%) CISM
14 21 (15.91%) Management Information System
14 21 (15.91%) Risk Management
15 17 (12.88%) Business Continuity
15 17 (12.88%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (12.12%) CISA
16 16 (12.12%) Active Directory
16 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (11.36%) Security Management
18 14 (10.61%) Office 365
19 13 (9.85%) SQL Server
20 12 (9.09%) Migration
20 12 (9.09%) Network Security
21 11 (8.33%) Project Management
21 11 (8.33%) LDAP
22 10 (7.58%) SQL
22 10 (7.58%) Information Security Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (5.30%) IIS
2 5 (3.79%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.52%) SAP Portal
4 2 (1.52%) SAS
4 2 (1.52%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.21%) Firewall
2 12 (9.09%) Network Security
3 11 (8.33%) LDAP
4 8 (6.06%) DNS
5 5 (3.79%) WAN
5 5 (3.79%) LAN
5 5 (3.79%) SAN
6 4 (3.03%) DHCP
7 3 (2.27%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.27%) VPN
8 2 (1.52%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.52%) IPv6
8 2 (1.52%) VoIP
8 2 (1.52%) Broadband
9 1 (0.76%) DMZ
9 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.52%) DB2
2 2 (1.52%) MySQL
2 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.52%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 27 (20.45%) Finance
2 9 (6.82%) Banking
3 6 (4.55%) Retail
4 5 (3.79%) Law
5 3 (2.27%) Legal
6 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (25.00%) Consultant
2 31 (23.48%) Security Consultant
3 27 (20.45%) IT Consultant
4 26 (19.70%) IT Security Consultant
5 25 (18.94%) Penetration Tester
5 25 (18.94%) Tester
6 20 (15.15%) Security Manager
7 15 (11.36%) Information Manager
7 15 (11.36%) Information Security Manager
8 12 (9.09%) Head of Security
8 12 (9.09%) Head of Information Security
9 11 (8.33%) Administrator
9 11 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (7.58%) Analyst
11 9 (6.82%) Security Administrator
12 8 (6.06%) Security Engineer
12 8 (6.06%) Security Analyst
13 7 (5.30%) IT Administrator
13 7 (5.30%) IT Security Administrator
14 6 (4.55%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.03%) HTML
1 4 (3.03%) .NET
1 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
1 4 (3.03%) CSS
1 4 (3.03%) jQuery
2 3 (2.27%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.52%) SAP XI
3 2 (1.52%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.52%) Ajax
3 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.91%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.79%) GIS
4 4 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.27%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.27%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.27%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.52%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.52%) VSAM
7 1 (0.76%) iPhone
7 1 (0.76%) Open Source
7 1 (0.76%) iPad
7 1 (0.76%) EFT
7 1 (0.76%) Online Games
7 1 (0.76%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 50 (37.88%) Windows
2 35 (26.52%) Linux
3 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.55%) UNIX
4 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.03%) Penetration Testing
2 33 (25.00%) ITIL
3 30 (22.73%) Security Architecture
4 21 (15.91%) Risk Management
5 17 (12.88%) Business Continuity
5 17 (12.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (11.36%) Security Management
7 12 (9.09%) Migration
8 11 (8.33%) Project Management
9 10 (7.58%) Information Security Management
9 10 (7.58%) Data Protection
9 10 (7.58%) Coaching
10 9 (6.82%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.06%) ISMS
11 8 (6.06%) Cyber Security
11 8 (6.06%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.30%) Service Management
12 7 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (5.30%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (5.30%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.58%) SQL
2 4 (3.03%) Java
2 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.03%) Perl
2 4 (3.03%) Python
2 4 (3.03%) C#
3 2 (1.52%) C++
3 2 (1.52%) Ruby
3 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.52%) PHP
3 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.52%) ABAP
4 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (44.70%) CISSP
2 25 (18.94%) OSCP
2 25 (18.94%) OSCE
3 22 (16.67%) CISM
4 16 (12.12%) CISA
5 9 (6.82%) Degree
6 6 (4.55%) CEH
6 6 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.79%) PCI QSA
8 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.27%) PMP
8 3 (2.27%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.52%) VCP4
9 2 (1.52%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.76%) CRISC
10 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.76%) CCNP
10 1 (0.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (31.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.27%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.52%) QA
5 2 (1.52%) SLA
6 1 (0.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) Nessus
2 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.30%) ArcSight
3 6 (4.55%) VMware
4 5 (3.79%) Citrix
5 4 (3.03%) Cisco
5 4 (3.03%) Fortinet
5 4 (3.03%) TOWER Software
6 3 (2.27%) Wyse
6 3 (2.27%) NetApp
6 3 (2.27%) Dell
6 3 (2.27%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.27%) Splunk
7 2 (1.52%) LogLogic
7 2 (1.52%) Tripwire
7 2 (1.52%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.52%) SAP
7 2 (1.52%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.76%) McAfee
8 1 (0.76%) Qualys
8 1 (0.76%) Blue Coat
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
People Source
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent benefits, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £43000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £41225 - £54500 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago