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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Security
Rank 240 235 223
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 15 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 14
Average salary £32,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.04% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £31,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £80,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
5783 6159 5426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.01% 83.58% 79.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4813 4927 4607
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
Manchester -1 6 £23,250 -70.93% 3
Cheshire -2 5 £32,000 - 1
Cumbria -4 3 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Lancashire +3 1 - -
Data Security
England

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
3 13 (41.94%) VMware
4 12 (38.71%) Finance
5 10 (32.26%) Firewall
5 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
5 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
5 10 (32.26%) Network Security
6 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (29.03%) LAN
7 8 (25.81%) VPN
7 8 (25.81%) DNS
7 8 (25.81%) Linux
7 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
7 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (19.35%) Data Protection
8 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (19.35%) NAS
8 6 (19.35%) People Management
8 6 (19.35%) SAN
9 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.13%) Cisco
9 5 (16.13%) WAN
9 5 (16.13%) Network Management
9 5 (16.13%) Marketing
10 4 (12.90%) MCTS
10 4 (12.90%) Migration
10 4 (12.90%) MCITP
10 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS
10 4 (12.90%) Software Licensing

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) Firewall
1 10 (32.26%) Network Security
2 9 (29.03%) LAN
3 8 (25.81%) VPN
3 8 (25.81%) DNS
4 6 (19.35%) SAN
4 6 (19.35%) NAS
5 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
5 5 (16.13%) WAN
6 4 (12.90%) VoIP
6 4 (12.90%) Internet
6 4 (12.90%) MPLS
6 4 (12.90%) Broadband
7 3 (9.68%) Wireless
8 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Systems Manager
1 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Support Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (12.90%) Administrator
2 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support Manager
2 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Technical Director
2 4 (12.90%) Head of Security
2 4 (12.90%) Head of Information Security
3 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) DBA
3 3 (9.68%) Support Technician
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (9.68%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.45%) Data Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Chief Information Officer
5 1 (3.23%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) J2EE
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
1 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) CCTV
2 3 (9.68%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.45%) FMCG
4 1 (3.23%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (25.81%) Linux
4 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) UNIX
5 3 (9.68%) AIX
5 3 (9.68%) Solaris
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Data Protection
1 6 (19.35%) People Management
2 5 (16.13%) Network Management
3 4 (12.90%) Cyber Security
3 4 (12.90%) Software Licensing
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Information Security
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) Coaching
4 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.23%) Data Management
6 1 (3.23%) Information Management
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) OOP
6 1 (3.23%) OO
6 1 (3.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PHP5
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) MCP
1 4 (12.90%) MCSE
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.90%) MCTS
1 4 (12.90%) MCITP
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) cPanel
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (9.68%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco
4 4 (12.90%) NetApp
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle
5 3 (9.68%) IBM
5 3 (9.68%) Sun
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
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