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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 109 152 154
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +2
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 85 27 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.04% 0.73% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 0.91% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 75 22 37
Average salary £50,000 £43,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.94% +22.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,950 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +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
3420 2982 3429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.05% 80.33% 79.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2930 2550 3057
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 £27,000
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 29 December 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 29 December 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
Bolton - 5 £48,250 -
Sale - 2 £32,500 -
Stockport - 2 £85,000 -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 51 (39.23%) CISSP
2 45 (34.62%) Windows
2 45 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (30.77%) ITIL
4 38 (29.23%) Firewall
5 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
5 32 (24.62%) Penetration Testing
6 31 (23.85%) Finance
7 26 (20.00%) PCI DSS
8 25 (19.23%) Linux
9 24 (18.46%) Security Architecture
10 23 (17.69%) Management Information System
11 22 (16.92%) CISM
12 20 (15.38%) SQL Server
13 19 (14.62%) Security Management
14 18 (13.85%) Degree
14 18 (13.85%) OSCP
14 18 (13.85%) OSCE
14 18 (13.85%) Business Continuity
15 17 (13.08%) Active Directory
16 16 (12.31%) Risk Management
17 15 (11.54%) SQL
18 14 (10.77%) Project Management
18 14 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
18 14 (10.77%) Information Security Management
18 14 (10.77%) CISA
18 14 (10.77%) Office 365
18 14 (10.77%) ISMS
19 13 (10.00%) Network Security
19 13 (10.00%) UNIX

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 10 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (1.54%) SAS
3 2 (1.54%) CMS
3 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (29.23%) Firewall
2 13 (10.00%) Network Security
3 12 (9.23%) LDAP
4 6 (4.62%) DNS
5 3 (2.31%) LAN
5 3 (2.31%) WAN
5 3 (2.31%) VPN
6 2 (1.54%) DHCP
6 2 (1.54%) DMZ
6 2 (1.54%) Internet
7 1 (0.77%) SAN
7 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.77%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.54%) DB2
3 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 31 (23.85%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Banking
3 6 (4.62%) Retail
4 5 (3.85%) Law
5 4 (3.08%) Legal
6 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (19.23%) Consultant
2 23 (17.69%) Security Consultant
3 19 (14.62%) IT Consultant
3 19 (14.62%) Security Manager
4 18 (13.85%) Tester
4 18 (13.85%) IT Security Consultant
4 18 (13.85%) Penetration Tester
5 16 (12.31%) Analyst
6 14 (10.77%) Security Analyst
6 14 (10.77%) Information Manager
6 14 (10.77%) Information Security Manager
7 13 (10.00%) Head of Security
7 13 (10.00%) Administrator
8 12 (9.23%) Head of Information Security
9 11 (8.46%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
10 10 (7.69%) Security Administrator
11 8 (6.15%) IT Administrator
11 8 (6.15%) IT Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (5.38%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.08%) XML
2 2 (1.54%) Ajax
2 2 (1.54%) HTML
2 2 (1.54%) .NET
2 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.54%) CSS
2 2 (1.54%) jQuery
2 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.77%) Memcached
3 1 (0.77%) REST
3 1 (0.77%) JBoss Seam
3 1 (0.77%) OAuth
3 1 (0.77%) Web Services
3 1 (0.77%) JSON
3 1 (0.77%) SAML
3 1 (0.77%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) Management Information System
2 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.08%) GIS
4 3 (2.31%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.54%) VSAM
5 2 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.54%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.77%) iPhone
6 1 (0.77%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.77%) iPad
6 1 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.77%) Online Games
6 1 (0.77%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Tandem
6 1 (0.77%) EFT
6 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.62%) Windows
2 25 (19.23%) Linux
3 13 (10.00%) UNIX
4 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.77%) ITIL
2 32 (24.62%) Penetration Testing
3 24 (18.46%) Security Architecture
4 19 (14.62%) Security Management
5 18 (13.85%) Business Continuity
6 16 (12.31%) Risk Management
7 14 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (10.77%) Information Security Management
7 14 (10.77%) Project Management
7 14 (10.77%) ISMS
8 12 (9.23%) Migration
9 11 (8.46%) SIEM
9 11 (8.46%) Line Management
9 11 (8.46%) Mentoring
10 10 (7.69%) Data Protection
11 8 (6.15%) Coaching
11 8 (6.15%) Service Management
11 8 (6.15%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.38%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (5.38%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
2 2 (1.54%) C#
2 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.77%) Perl
3 1 (0.77%) PHP
3 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 51 (39.23%) CISSP
2 22 (16.92%) CISM
3 18 (13.85%) Degree
3 18 (13.85%) OSCP
3 18 (13.85%) OSCE
4 14 (10.77%) CISA
5 9 (6.92%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.85%) CEH
7 4 (3.08%) EnCE
7 4 (3.08%) PCI QSA
8 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.31%) PMP
8 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.77%) CRISC
10 1 (0.77%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.77%) CCNP
10 1 (0.77%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.31%) SLA
4 3 (2.31%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.77%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (13.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) Postfix
3 1 (0.77%) Varnish
3 1 (0.77%) Squid
3 1 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) Nagios
1 1 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.77%) Nessus
1 1 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (0.77%) Puppet
1 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.77%) Icinga
Vendors
1 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.69%) Citrix
3 8 (6.15%) Oracle
4 7 (5.38%) ArcSight
5 4 (3.08%) TOWER Software
6 3 (2.31%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.31%) Splunk
7 2 (1.54%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.54%) LogLogic
7 2 (1.54%) Cisco
7 2 (1.54%) VMware
7 2 (1.54%) CA
7 2 (1.54%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.77%) Qualys
8 1 (0.77%) Kaspersky
8 1 (0.77%) NetApp
8 1 (0.77%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.77%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.77%) Dell
8 1 (0.77%) Symantec
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