The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 72 73 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 8 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.01% 0.69% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.91% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 6
Average salary £34,369 £70,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.90% +45.83%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +2.08%
Information Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
610 547 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 77.02% 75.55% 75.62%
Number of salaries quoted 506 460 466
Average salary £37,500 £35,232 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.43% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,250 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Information Security
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Information Security Salary Trend in the North East

Information Security
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Tyne and Wear -2 8 £34,369 -50.90%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 8 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Programme Management
3 4 (30.77%) Information Management
3 4 (30.77%) Freedom of Information
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (30.77%) Freedom of Information Act
3 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
3 4 (30.77%) Line Management
3 4 (30.77%) Information Assurance
4 3 (23.08%) CISM
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
5 2 (15.38%) Security Management
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) User Experience
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
6 1 (7.69%) PCI QSA
6 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.69%) SCOM
6 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) CRISC

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Security Manager
2 7 (53.85%) Information Manager
2 7 (53.85%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (15.38%) UX Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Interaction Designer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 4 (30.77%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (30.77%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (30.77%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (15.38%) User Experience
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Information Management
1 4 (30.77%) Programme Management
1 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
1 4 (30.77%) Information Assurance
1 4 (30.77%) Line Management
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
2 2 (15.38%) Security Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) BCP
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) CISM
3 1 (7.69%) PCI QSA
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CRISC
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Dell
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper
2 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds