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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 147 133 132
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 44 44 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.09% 1.19% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.52% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 41 27 41
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 £34,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
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 2886 3047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.97% 78.28% 81.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2834 2444 2667
Average salary £40,000 £39,800 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.50% +6.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -
Bolton - 1 - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 34 (36.17%) ITIL
2 27 (28.72%) Firewall
3 25 (26.60%) Windows
4 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
5 22 (23.40%) CISSP
6 21 (22.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (20.21%) Management Information System
7 19 (20.21%) Finance
8 17 (18.09%) Degree
9 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
10 14 (14.89%) Business Development
11 13 (13.83%) PCI DSS
11 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
11 13 (13.83%) Project Management
12 12 (12.77%) UNIX
12 12 (12.77%) Citrix
12 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
12 12 (12.77%) Cyber Security
13 11 (11.70%) ISMS
14 10 (10.64%) SIEM
14 10 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (10.64%) Line Management
14 10 (10.64%) SQL
14 10 (10.64%) Oracle
14 10 (10.64%) Security Management
15 9 (9.57%) Information Security Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (5.32%) IIS
3 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.72%) Firewall
2 7 (7.45%) DNS
3 6 (6.38%) LDAP
4 3 (3.19%) SAN
4 3 (3.19%) Network Security
5 2 (2.13%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.13%) VPN
5 2 (2.13%) DMZ
5 2 (2.13%) VLAN
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
6 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 19 (20.21%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Retail
3 4 (4.26%) Legal
4 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Consultant
1 18 (19.15%) Security Consultant
2 17 (18.09%) Analyst
3 15 (15.96%) Security Analyst
4 10 (10.64%) Security Manager
5 9 (9.57%) Information Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Manager
5 9 (9.57%) Information Security Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (7.45%) Security Specialist
7 6 (6.38%) Head of Security
7 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.38%) Information Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Information Security Manager
8 5 (5.32%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Security Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Head of Information Security
9 4 (4.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) Memcached
1 4 (4.26%) XML
2 2 (2.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.06%) SAML
3 1 (1.06%) JSON
3 1 (1.06%) OAuth
3 1 (1.06%) JBoss Seam
3 1 (1.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.21%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.19%) Economics
4 2 (2.13%) CMDB
5 1 (1.06%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.60%) Windows
2 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (12.77%) UNIX
4 9 (9.57%) Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.17%) ITIL
2 14 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (14.89%) Business Development
3 13 (13.83%) Project Management
4 12 (12.77%) Cyber Security
5 11 (11.70%) ISMS
6 10 (10.64%) SIEM
6 10 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (10.64%) Line Management
6 10 (10.64%) Security Management
7 9 (9.57%) Information Security Management
8 8 (8.51%) Mentoring
9 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.45%) Business Continuity
9 7 (7.45%) Release Management
9 7 (7.45%) Data Protection
10 6 (6.38%) Information Assurance
10 6 (6.38%) Service Management
11 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
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
Qualifications
1 22 (23.40%) CISSP
2 17 (18.09%) Degree
3 9 (9.57%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (8.51%) EnCE
4 8 (8.51%) CISM
5 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.38%) CISA
6 5 (5.32%) MCSE
7 3 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.19%) CEH
7 3 (3.19%) MCP
7 3 (3.19%) OSCP
7 3 (3.19%) OSCE
8 2 (2.13%) CCNA
8 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.06%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (13.83%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.26%) Varnish
2 4 (4.26%) Postfix
2 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.26%) Squid
3 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) Puppet
1 4 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.26%) Icinga
1 4 (4.26%) Nagios
2 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.77%) Citrix
3 10 (10.64%) Oracle
4 4 (4.26%) SolarWinds
4 4 (4.26%) VMware
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
7 1 (1.06%) Splunk
7 1 (1.06%) ArcSight
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