The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 51 68 69
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 12 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.29% 0.91% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 1.05% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 3
Average salary £50,000 £38,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.71% +9.28%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
433 572 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 82.79% 86.54% 76.35%
Number of salaries quoted 369 511 405
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Information Security
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Merseyside region.

Information Security Salary Trend in Merseyside

Information Security
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
Liverpool +28 12 £50,000 +20.48% 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 22 (91.67%) CISSP
2 21 (87.50%) CISM
2 21 (87.50%) ISSAP
2 21 (87.50%) ISSMP
3 19 (79.17%) Degree
4 15 (62.50%) Retail
5 14 (58.33%) UNIX
5 14 (58.33%) Linux
6 13 (54.17%) E-Commerce
6 13 (54.17%) PCI DSS
7 12 (50.00%) COBIT
7 12 (50.00%) Windows
7 12 (50.00%) Cisco
7 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
7 12 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (45.83%) Data Protection
9 10 (41.67%) Law
9 10 (41.67%) Information Security Management
9 10 (41.67%) Security Management
9 10 (41.67%) ITIL
10 9 (37.50%) Firewall
10 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
11 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
13 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
13 3 (12.50%) Multimedia
14 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) Firewall
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) SNMP
General
1 15 (62.50%) Retail
2 10 (41.67%) Law
3 3 (12.50%) Multimedia
4 2 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Security Engineer
2 15 (62.50%) Information Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Information Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Information Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) UNIX
1 14 (58.33%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) HPUX
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) E-Commerce
2 11 (45.83%) Data Protection
3 10 (41.67%) ITIL
3 10 (41.67%) Information Security Management
3 10 (41.67%) Security Management
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (91.67%) CISSP
2 21 (87.50%) CISM
2 21 (87.50%) ISSAP
2 21 (87.50%) ISSMP
3 19 (79.17%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (54.17%) PCI DSS
2 12 (50.00%) COBIT
2 12 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Brocade
4 1 (4.17%) Splunk
4 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago