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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 57 54 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 10 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.61% 2.10% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.74% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 10
Average salary £50,000 £41,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.48% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,700 £37,900 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,200 £44,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,800
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.57%
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
495 474 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.71% 76.70% 69.78%
Number of salaries quoted 400 415 419
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 +8 10 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (90.91%) CISSP
1 10 (90.91%) CISM
1 10 (90.91%) ISSAP
1 10 (90.91%) ISSMP
1 10 (90.91%) Degree
2 8 (72.73%) UNIX
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) ITIL
3 7 (63.64%) E-Commerce
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco
3 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (63.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (63.64%) Information Security Management
3 7 (63.64%) Security Management
3 7 (63.64%) COBIT
3 7 (63.64%) Data Protection
3 7 (63.64%) PCI DSS
4 6 (54.55%) Retail
5 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
6 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 4 (36.36%) Multimedia
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) Law
7 3 (27.27%) Firewall
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
8 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (9.09%) Brocade

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) SNMP
General
1 6 (54.55%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) Multimedia
3 3 (27.27%) Law
4 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Security Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Information Security Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Information Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Information Security Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Security Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Security Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Information Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) UNIX
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) HPUX
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
1 7 (63.64%) E-Commerce
1 7 (63.64%) Information Security Management
1 7 (63.64%) Security Management
1 7 (63.64%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CISSP
1 10 (90.91%) CISM
1 10 (90.91%) ISSAP
1 10 (90.91%) ISSMP
1 10 (90.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 7 (63.64%) COBIT
1 7 (63.64%) PCI DSS
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
1 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Brocade
Liverpool, Lancashire
RBW Consulting
Posted: 11 hours ago
Port Sunlight, Liverpool or Kingston, London
Unilever
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Steria
Salary: From £49,000 to £49,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago