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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 249 - 247
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.054% - 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% - 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Average salary £60,000 - £21,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £53,250 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+7.98% +57.77%
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
5989 5559 5825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.59% 77.68% 77.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4756 4698 5081
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 20 August 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
Cheshire - 4 £60,000 -
Computer Security
England

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) Legal
1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
1 7 (87.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 7 (87.50%) Data Privacy
2 6 (75.00%) CEH
2 6 (75.00%) EnCE
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) CISSP
2 6 (75.00%) Internet
3 5 (62.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (62.50%) Digital Forensics
4 4 (50.00%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (25.00%) Cyber Security
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (12.50%) jQuery
7 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Test Management
7 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 1 (12.50%) Law
7 1 (12.50%) Banking
7 1 (12.50%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (75.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (87.50%) Legal
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (12.50%) Law
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Forensic Investigator
2 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
1 7 (87.50%) Data Privacy
2 5 (62.50%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (62.50%) Digital Forensics
3 2 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
1 6 (75.00%) CEH
1 6 (75.00%) EnCE
2 4 (50.00%) Degree