The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 241 218 258
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +40
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 22 28 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.47% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.53% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 4
Median salary £42,500 £55,000 £63,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% -13.04%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Information Assurance
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
5517 5266 6422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.15% 87.53% 86.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4628 4309 5506
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,091 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Information Assurance Salary Trend in the North West

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Information Assurance Salary Histogram in the North West

Information Assurance
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 19 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Cumbria - 3 £57,500 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT jobs citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 21 (80.77%) Security Cleared
2 17 (65.38%) Information Security
3 16 (61.54%) CISSP
3 16 (61.54%) Risk Management
4 15 (57.69%) CISM
4 15 (57.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (53.85%) C
6 13 (50.00%) DV Cleared
7 12 (46.15%) Degree
8 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
9 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (30.77%) Security Management
11 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
11 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
12 7 (26.92%) Time Management
12 7 (26.92%) Network Architecture
12 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
12 7 (26.92%) Mathematics
12 7 (26.92%) Business Development
12 7 (26.92%) Banking
12 7 (26.92%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (26.92%) Data Security
12 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
12 7 (26.92%) Legal
12 7 (26.92%) Business Continuity
12 7 (26.92%) Cisco
12 7 (26.92%) CCNP
12 7 (26.92%) ITIL

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
1 6 (23.08%) Selenium
General
1 7 (26.92%) Banking
1 7 (26.92%) Legal
1 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Military
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Consultant
1 9 (34.62%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Information Assurance Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Information Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Information Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
1 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 7 (26.92%) Mathematics
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) CESG
5 1 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Information Security
2 16 (61.54%) Risk Management
3 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (30.77%) Security Management
5 7 (26.92%) Business Continuity
5 7 (26.92%) Business Development
5 7 (26.92%) Data Security
5 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
5 7 (26.92%) ITIL
5 7 (26.92%) Network Architecture
5 7 (26.92%) Reverse Engineering
5 7 (26.92%) Time Management
5 7 (26.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (23.08%) DevOps
6 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C
2 6 (23.08%) C++
2 6 (23.08%) Java
2 6 (23.08%) Perl
2 6 (23.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) Security Cleared
2 16 (61.54%) CISSP
3 15 (57.69%) CISM
4 13 (50.00%) DV Cleared
5 12 (46.15%) Degree
6 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
7 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (26.92%) CCNP
9 4 (15.38%) CISA
9 4 (15.38%) CRISC
10 3 (11.54%) CCNA
10 3 (11.54%) SSCP
11 2 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (3.85%) CLAS
12 1 (3.85%) CREST Certified
12 1 (3.85%) GIAC
12 1 (3.85%) OSCE
12 1 (3.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (15.38%) COBIT
2 4 (15.38%) JSP 440
3 2 (7.69%) RMADS
4 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
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