The table below looks at the statistics for Data 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 Data Security over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Security
Rank 219 247 240
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -7
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 13 11 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.17% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.19% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 23
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £85,000 £88,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.43%
Data 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
4914 5674 6048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.62% 87.36% 85.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4141 4513 4885
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Data Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Data Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Data Security
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Data Security Salary Trend in the North West

Data Security
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Data Security Salary Histogram in the North West

Data 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 Data Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Merseyside - 7 £52,500 -
Manchester -1 4 £40,000 -52.94%
Cheshire +23 2 £35,000 -24.32%
Data Security
England

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing Data 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 Data Security.

1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) Information Security
3 11 (37.93%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (31.03%) Wealth Management
4 9 (31.03%) Reverse Engineering
4 9 (31.03%) Banking
4 9 (31.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Client/Server
4 9 (31.03%) SIEM
4 9 (31.03%) Technical Analysis
4 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (31.03%) Malware Analysis
4 9 (31.03%) Security Operations
4 9 (31.03%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
6 7 (24.14%) ITIL
6 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
6 7 (24.14%) Project Management
6 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
7 6 (20.69%) LAN
8 5 (17.24%) Wireless
8 5 (17.24%) Legal
8 5 (17.24%) DHCP
8 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
8 5 (17.24%) DNS
8 5 (17.24%) Windows
8 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
8 5 (17.24%) Supplier Management
9 4 (13.79%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing Data 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 Data Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) LAN
2 5 (17.24%) DHCP
2 5 (17.24%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.24%) Wireless
3 4 (13.79%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) ADSL
4 2 (6.90%) Intranet
4 2 (6.90%) VoIP
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
3 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
4 5 (17.24%) Legal
5 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
6 2 (6.90%) Marketing
7 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Penetration Tester
1 9 (31.03%) Tester
2 6 (20.69%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Information Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Information Officer
4 3 (10.34%) Information Security Officer
4 3 (10.34%) Information Systems Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Security Officer
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Group IT Director
5 2 (6.90%) IT Director
5 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Lead PHP Developer
5 2 (6.90%) PHP Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) CSS
1 3 (10.34%) jQuery
2 2 (6.90%) Ajax
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) Java EE
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
2 2 (6.90%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (31.03%) Client/Server
1 9 (31.03%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.34%) Life Science
4 2 (6.90%) Handset
4 2 (6.90%) Statistics
5 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) Android
3 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Information Security
2 11 (37.93%) Risk Assessment
3 9 (31.03%) Malware Analysis
3 9 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Reverse Engineering
3 9 (31.03%) Security Operations
3 9 (31.03%) SIEM
3 9 (31.03%) Technical Analysis
3 9 (31.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 9 (31.03%) Wealth Management
4 7 (24.14%) ITIL
4 7 (24.14%) Project Management
5 5 (17.24%) Supplier Management
6 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.34%) Web Development
7 2 (6.90%) Information Security Management
7 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.90%) Security Management
7 2 (6.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
1 3 (10.34%) PHP
2 2 (6.90%) C
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) CCNA
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) CISA
2 2 (6.90%) CISSP
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.90%) ISO22301
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
2 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Apple
3 2 (6.90%) Google