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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 237 234 265
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +31
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 10 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.030% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.037% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Average salary £55,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.23% -1.51%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.00%
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
5685 5412 6386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.67% 81.91% 80.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4881 4538 5524
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 Information Assurance within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 January 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 +2 10 £55,000 +69.23% 2
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance.

1 11 (47.83%) Management Information System
1 11 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
3 7 (30.43%) Information Security
3 7 (30.43%) LAN
3 7 (30.43%) CISSP
3 7 (30.43%) PCI DSS
4 6 (26.09%) CESG
4 6 (26.09%) CEH
4 6 (26.09%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) CISM
5 5 (21.74%) Aerospace
5 5 (21.74%) CISA
5 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) SLA
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) VMware
5 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Network Management
6 4 (17.39%) Cyber Security
6 4 (17.39%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) MCITP
6 4 (17.39%) SCADA
6 4 (17.39%) JSP 440
6 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
6 4 (17.39%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) LAN
2 4 (17.39%) WLAN
2 4 (17.39%) WAN
2 4 (17.39%) Wireless
3 3 (13.04%) VoIP
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security
4 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
General
1 5 (21.74%) Aerospace
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.04%) Finance
4 2 (8.70%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Security Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Head of Security
3 4 (17.39%) Head of Information Security
3 4 (17.39%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) CLAS Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Information Risk Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Head of Information Management
6 1 (4.35%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Information Governance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) JSP
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Management Information System
2 6 (26.09%) CESG
3 4 (17.39%) SCADA
4 2 (8.70%) RMADS
4 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (8.70%) GIS
5 1 (4.35%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
2 7 (30.43%) Information Security
3 6 (26.09%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Network Management
5 4 (17.39%) Cyber Security
5 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Security Management
5 4 (17.39%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) IT Governance
7 2 (8.70%) ISMS
7 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
7 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) CISSP
2 6 (26.09%) CISM
2 6 (26.09%) CEH
3 5 (21.74%) CISA
4 4 (17.39%) MCITP
4 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (13.04%) MCP
5 3 (13.04%) MCSA
6 2 (8.70%) SSCP
6 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
6 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.35%) CCNA
7 1 (4.35%) MCSE
7 1 (4.35%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) VCAP
7 1 (4.35%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (30.43%) PCI DSS
3 5 (21.74%) SLA
4 4 (17.39%) JSP 440
5 2 (8.70%) FATCA
6 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
6 1 (4.35%) IEC 61508
6 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (4.35%) COBIT
6 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
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