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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 250 238 250
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 13 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.059% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.073% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Average salary £63,250 £27,600 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+129.16% -56.70%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
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
6315 5451 5652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.92% 80.32% 79.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5292 4577 4871
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
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 24 October 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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 - 10 £63,250 - 3
Cheshire -18 2 - -
Cumbria - 1 £42,000 - 2
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Management Information System
3 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
4 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (28.13%) Information Security
5 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 8 (25.00%) VMware
5 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (25.00%) CISM
5 8 (25.00%) CISSP
5 8 (25.00%) Windows
6 7 (21.88%) WAN
6 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (21.88%) Citrix
6 7 (21.88%) Degree
6 7 (21.88%) Coaching
7 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 6 (18.75%) PCI DSS
7 6 (18.75%) MCITP
7 6 (18.75%) CEH
7 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 5 (15.63%) LAN
8 5 (15.63%) ISEB
8 5 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (15.63%) CESG
8 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.63%) Business Continuity
8 5 (15.63%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) WAN
2 5 (15.63%) LAN
3 3 (9.38%) VoIP
3 3 (9.38%) VPN
3 3 (9.38%) Network Security
3 3 (9.38%) iSCSI
3 3 (9.38%) NAS
3 3 (9.38%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (9.38%) SAN
4 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.13%) Internet
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
General
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Head of Security
3 4 (12.50%) Head of Information Security
4 3 (9.38%) Information Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Security Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Data Integrity Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) CLAS Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Development Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) HTML
1 3 (9.38%) HTML5
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) COM
2 1 (3.13%) JSP
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.63%) CESG
3 4 (12.50%) RMADS
4 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
6 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (3.13%) SCADA
6 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
6 1 (3.13%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
3 9 (28.13%) Information Security
4 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Coaching
6 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (15.63%) Time Management
7 5 (15.63%) Business Continuity
7 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.50%) Asset Management
8 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
9 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.38%) Project Management
9 3 (9.38%) Quality Management
9 3 (9.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) CISSP
1 8 (25.00%) CISM
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (21.88%) Degree
3 6 (18.75%) MCITP
3 6 (18.75%) CEH
4 5 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (15.63%) ISEB
5 4 (12.50%) CISA
5 4 (12.50%) MCP
6 3 (9.38%) MCSE
6 3 (9.38%) MCSA
6 3 (9.38%) CCNA
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) VCAP
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (18.75%) PCI DSS
3 5 (15.63%) QA
4 4 (12.50%) SLA
5 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (3.13%) JSP 440
5 1 (3.13%) IEC 61508
5 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) XenApp
3 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) VMware
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) Citrix
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco
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