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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 54 68 53
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 5 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.05% 0.16% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.19% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 6
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +28.20%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
401 537 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 84.07% 86.47% 83.98%
Number of salaries quoted 277 473 326
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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
Liverpool +18 5 £57,500 +15.00%
St Helens - 4 £57,500 -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) COBIT
3 8 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (53.33%) CISSP
3 8 (53.33%) CISM
4 5 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 5 (33.33%) Security Management
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Law
4 5 (33.33%) ISSAP
4 5 (33.33%) ISSMP
5 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
5 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (26.67%) ERP
6 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) SaaS
7 1 (6.67%) PaaS
7 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.67%) IaaS
7 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (6.67%) PCI QSA
7 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.67%) Games

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Information Security Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Security Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Security Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Information Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Information Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Systems Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Information Systems Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 5 (33.33%) Security Management
3 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (26.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CISSP
1 8 (53.33%) CISM
2 5 (33.33%) ISSAP
2 5 (33.33%) ISSMP
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) PCI QSA
4 1 (6.67%) PMP
4 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) COBIT
2 8 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
4 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) VMware
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco