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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 229 255 259
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +4
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 1 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.018% 0.015% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.017% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £40,082 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -27.27%
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
4906 5760 6039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.66% 87.43% 85.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4132 4579 4873
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,600 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 May 2016. 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
Manchester - 1 £40,082 -
Computer Security
England

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Legal
2 6 (75.00%) Client/Server
2 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (75.00%) Mac OS X
2 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) Snort
2 6 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (75.00%) Wireshark
2 6 (75.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Digital Forensics
2 6 (75.00%) tcpdump
2 6 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (75.00%) Coaching
2 6 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (75.00%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (75.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 6 (75.00%) NetWitness
2 6 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 6 (75.00%) EnCase
3 4 (50.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) EnCE
5 2 (25.00%) Splunk
5 2 (25.00%) SIEM
5 2 (25.00%) GCIH
5 2 (25.00%) GCFA

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (75.00%) tcpdump
1 6 (75.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 6 (75.00%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Cyberthreat Analyst
3 4 (50.00%) Malware Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Client/Server
1 6 (75.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Coaching
1 6 (75.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (75.00%) Digital Forensics
1 6 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
1 6 (75.00%) Mentoring
1 6 (75.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 6 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 4 (50.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) EnCE
2 2 (25.00%) GCFA
2 2 (25.00%) GCIH
2 2 (25.00%) GREM
3 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) EnCase
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) NetWitness
2 2 (25.00%) AlienVault
2 2 (25.00%) LogRhythm
2 2 (25.00%) Splunk