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 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 62 59 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 15 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.83% 1.21% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.48% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 3
Average salary £40,000 £82,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-51.51% +94.11%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
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
675 540 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 82.52% 81.69% 72.84%
Number of salaries quoted 503 469 440
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £56,730 £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 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
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the North East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram 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 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
Tyne and Wear -1 15 £40,000 -51.51%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 15 (71.43%) CISM
2 12 (57.14%) CISSP
2 12 (57.14%) PCI DSS
3 10 (47.62%) Mobile Payment
3 10 (47.62%) Mathematics
3 10 (47.62%) Computer Science
3 10 (47.62%) Cryptography
3 10 (47.62%) CISMP
3 10 (47.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (47.62%) PhD
4 8 (38.10%) Mobile Commerce
4 8 (38.10%) Banking
4 8 (38.10%) Mobile Banking
5 6 (28.57%) Android
6 3 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 3 (14.29%) Security Management
6 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 2 (9.52%) Information Management
7 2 (9.52%) CEH
7 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 2 (9.52%) IT Governance
7 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
7 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.52%) ISMS
7 2 (9.52%) RMADS

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (4.76%) MS Excel
General
1 8 (38.10%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
2 10 (47.62%) Security Analyst
3 8 (38.10%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (28.57%) Security Engineer
5 5 (23.81%) Security Manager
6 4 (19.05%) Developer
6 4 (19.05%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (19.05%) Systems Developer
7 3 (14.29%) Information Manager
7 3 (14.29%) Consultant
7 3 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
8 2 (9.52%) IT Security Manager
8 2 (9.52%) CLAS Consultant
8 2 (9.52%) Graduate
9 1 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
9 1 (4.76%) Information Analyst
9 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
9 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Mobile Payment
1 10 (47.62%) Mathematics
1 10 (47.62%) Computer Science
1 10 (47.62%) Cryptography
2 8 (38.10%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.52%) RMADS
4 2 (9.52%) CESG
4 2 (9.52%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (4.76%) NHS
5 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Mobile Commerce
2 3 (14.29%) Information Security Management
2 3 (14.29%) Security Management
2 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.52%) Information Management
3 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.52%) IT Governance
3 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
3 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
3 2 (9.52%) ISMS
3 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) ITSM
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) CRM
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) CISM
2 12 (57.14%) CISSP
3 10 (47.62%) CISMP
3 10 (47.62%) PhD
4 2 (9.52%) CEH
4 2 (9.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) PCI DSS
2 10 (47.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) HP
1 1 (4.76%) Dell