The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 246 243 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 7 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.084% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.10% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 0
Average salary £38,750 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.41% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +31.25%
Computer 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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5612 5961 5807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.07% 83.34% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4753 4939
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Computer Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Computer Security
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Computer Security Salary Trend in the North West

Computer Security
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Computer Security Salary Histogram in the North West

Computer Security
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Cheshire -1 4 - -
Manchester - 3 £38,750 -
Computer Security
England

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Computer 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 Computer Security.

1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SIEM
2 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SLA
2 4 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 4 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 4 (50.00%) LogRhythm
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) NetWare
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Dell
3 3 (37.50%) EMC
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (37.50%) EMC Certification

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Computer 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 Computer Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MS Access
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Junior
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Database Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Database Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
1 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
1 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) NetWare
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
1 4 (50.00%) SIEM
1 4 (50.00%) Cyber Security
1 4 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (37.50%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) ISA Server
1 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
1 3 (37.50%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) MOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 4 (50.00%) LogRhythm
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Sun
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Dell
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Novell
2 3 (37.50%) VMware