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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 80 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 7 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.90% 0.84% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.14% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 5
Average salary £42,500 £35,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.71% -21.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £21,592 £42,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,864 £64,200
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
656 612 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 83.99% 73.82% 83.78%
Number of salaries quoted 539 433 487
Average salary £40,000 £37,050 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.96% -7.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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 -3 6 £42,500 +19.44% 5
Durham -19 1 £42,500 +244.96% 3
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 7 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 5 (35.71%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
3 5 (35.71%) Line Management
4 4 (28.57%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (28.57%) Information Assurance
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (28.57%) Information Management
4 4 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) CISSP
5 3 (21.43%) CISM
6 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.14%) CRISC
7 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Security Manager
2 6 (42.86%) Information Manager
2 6 (42.86%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (28.57%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) IT Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Officer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Officer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (35.71%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (28.57%) Freedom of Information Act
3 4 (28.57%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
1 5 (35.71%) Line Management
2 4 (28.57%) Information Assurance
2 4 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 4 (28.57%) Information Management
3 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) CCSA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CISA
3 1 (7.14%) CRISC
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Health, 25 days
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum + Pension, Health, 25 days
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Durham
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Durham
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago