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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 72 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 15 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.80% 1.68% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.07% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 2
Average salary £40,000 £65,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.46% +73.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £55,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £82,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
691 531 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 82.85% 81.19% 74.63%
Number of salaries quoted 538 470 432
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £56,730 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 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 21 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 -8 15 £40,000 -38.46% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 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 17 (77.27%) CISM
2 14 (63.64%) CISSP
2 14 (63.64%) PCI DSS
3 12 (54.55%) PhD
3 12 (54.55%) Mathematics
3 12 (54.55%) Computer Science
3 12 (54.55%) Mobile Payment
3 12 (54.55%) Cryptography
3 12 (54.55%) CISMP
4 10 (45.45%) Banking
4 10 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (45.45%) Mobile Banking
4 10 (45.45%) Mobile Commerce
5 8 (36.36%) Android
6 3 (13.64%) Information Security Management
6 3 (13.64%) Security Management
6 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) SSCP
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.09%) CESG
7 2 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 2 (9.09%) IT Governance
7 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.09%) ISMS
7 2 (9.09%) RMADS
7 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
7 2 (9.09%) Information Management
7 2 (9.09%) CEH

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 (4.55%) MS Excel
General
1 10 (45.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 12 (54.55%) Security Analyst
3 10 (45.45%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (36.36%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (36.36%) Security Engineer
5 6 (27.27%) Analyst Developer
5 6 (27.27%) Systems Developer
5 6 (27.27%) Developer
6 5 (22.73%) Security Manager
7 3 (13.64%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (13.64%) Information Manager
7 3 (13.64%) Consultant
8 2 (9.09%) Graduate
8 2 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
8 2 (9.09%) CLAS Consultant
9 1 (4.55%) Information Security Consultant
9 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
9 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Mathematics
1 12 (54.55%) Computer Science
1 12 (54.55%) Mobile Payment
1 12 (54.55%) Cryptography
2 10 (45.45%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) CESG
4 2 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (9.09%) RMADS
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Mobile Commerce
2 3 (13.64%) Information Security Management
2 3 (13.64%) Security Management
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.09%) IT Governance
3 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
3 2 (9.09%) ISMS
3 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.09%) Information Management
3 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
3 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.55%) Data Entry
4 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) ITSM
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) CISM
2 14 (63.64%) CISSP
3 12 (54.55%) PhD
3 12 (54.55%) CISMP
4 2 (9.09%) SSCP
4 2 (9.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) PCI DSS
2 10 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.55%) HP
1 1 (4.55%) Dell
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