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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 136 127 138
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 44 54 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.08% 1.42% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.81% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 38 36 42
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 £27,500 £29,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £78,250 £55,650
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
3444 2976 3074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.79% 78.52% 81.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2824 2547 2682
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 1
Bolton - 1 £60,000 -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (34.04%) ITIL
2 25 (26.60%) Firewall
3 24 (25.53%) Windows
4 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
5 20 (21.28%) Management Information System
6 19 (20.21%) CISSP
6 19 (20.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (19.15%) Finance
8 16 (17.02%) Degree
9 15 (15.96%) Business Development
9 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
10 14 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
12 12 (12.77%) UNIX
12 12 (12.77%) Citrix
12 12 (12.77%) Project Management
12 12 (12.77%) PCI DSS
12 12 (12.77%) Cyber Security
13 11 (11.70%) ISMS
13 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
14 10 (10.64%) SQL
14 10 (10.64%) Oracle
14 10 (10.64%) Security Management
14 10 (10.64%) SIEM
14 10 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (10.64%) Line Management
15 9 (9.57%) Information Security Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.26%) IIS
2 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) PaaS
1 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.60%) Firewall
2 7 (7.45%) DNS
3 5 (5.32%) LDAP
4 3 (3.19%) SAN
5 2 (2.13%) DMZ
5 2 (2.13%) VPN
5 2 (2.13%) VLAN
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.13%) Network Security
5 2 (2.13%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.06%) Internet
6 1 (1.06%) WAN
6 1 (1.06%) DHCP
6 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Retail
3 4 (4.26%) Legal
4 3 (3.19%) Advertising
5 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (21.28%) Consultant
1 20 (21.28%) Security Consultant
2 18 (19.15%) Analyst
3 16 (17.02%) Security Analyst
4 10 (10.64%) Security Manager
5 9 (9.57%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 9 (9.57%) Information Security Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) Information Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (7.45%) Security Specialist
7 6 (6.38%) Information Manager
7 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Information Security Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Security Consultant
9 4 (4.26%) Web Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Head of Security
9 4 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) XML
1 4 (4.26%) Memcached
2 2 (2.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.06%) REST
3 1 (1.06%) SAML
3 1 (1.06%) JSON
3 1 (1.06%) JBoss Seam
3 1 (1.06%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.28%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.19%) Economics
4 2 (2.13%) CMDB
5 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.53%) Windows
2 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (12.77%) UNIX
4 8 (8.51%) Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) ITIL
2 15 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (15.96%) Business Development
3 14 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (12.77%) Project Management
4 12 (12.77%) Cyber Security
5 11 (11.70%) ISMS
6 10 (10.64%) Security Management
6 10 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (10.64%) Line Management
6 10 (10.64%) SIEM
7 9 (9.57%) Information Security Management
8 8 (8.51%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.45%) Data Protection
9 7 (7.45%) Release Management
9 7 (7.45%) Mentoring
10 6 (6.38%) Business Continuity
11 5 (5.32%) Service Management
11 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
12 4 (4.26%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.64%) SQL
2 4 (4.26%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.26%) Perl
2 4 (4.26%) PHP
3 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.13%) PowerHouse
5 1 (1.06%) C
5 1 (1.06%) C++
5 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (20.21%) CISSP
2 16 (17.02%) Degree
3 9 (9.57%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (8.51%) EnCE
5 6 (6.38%) CISM
5 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.32%) CISA
6 5 (5.32%) MCSE
7 3 (3.19%) MCP
7 3 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.19%) OSCP
7 3 (3.19%) OSCE
8 2 (2.13%) CRISC
8 2 (2.13%) CCNA
8 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.06%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (12.77%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.26%) Squid
2 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.26%) Postfix
2 4 (4.26%) Varnish
3 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) Nagios
1 4 (4.26%) Puppet
1 4 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.26%) Icinga
2 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.77%) Citrix
3 10 (10.64%) Oracle
4 4 (4.26%) VMware
4 4 (4.26%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.19%) Cisco
5 3 (3.19%) HP
6 2 (2.13%) CA
6 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.06%) Symantec
7 1 (1.06%) Websense
7 1 (1.06%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.06%) SAP
7 1 (1.06%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (1.06%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.06%) Kaspersky
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