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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 227 242 259
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +17
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 24 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.015% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.019% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £56,500 £41,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.14% +12.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £41,500 £34,150
10% offered a salary of more than £59,400 £41,500 £39,350
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.69%
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
5776 5395 6019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.04% 82.77% 80.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4812 4461 5018
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 +22 24 £56,500 +36.14%
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 18 (47.37%) Security Testing
2 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
3 12 (31.58%) Management Information System
4 11 (28.95%) Banking
4 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
4 11 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (28.95%) FATCA
5 9 (23.68%) Finance
5 9 (23.68%) ISEB
6 8 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
7 7 (18.42%) Aerospace
7 7 (18.42%) LAN
7 7 (18.42%) Degree
8 6 (15.79%) JSP 440
8 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (15.79%) Network Management
8 6 (15.79%) Cyber Security
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 5 (13.16%) SLA
9 5 (13.16%) CISSP
9 5 (13.16%) Information Security
9 5 (13.16%) CISA
9 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
10 4 (10.53%) SCADA
10 4 (10.53%) VMware
10 4 (10.53%) CESG
10 4 (10.53%) Security Management
10 4 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
10 4 (10.53%) CEH

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) WLAN
2 4 (10.53%) Wireless
3 3 (7.89%) WAN
3 3 (7.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) MySQL
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
General
1 11 (28.95%) Banking
2 9 (23.68%) Finance
3 7 (18.42%) Aerospace
4 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.26%) Legal
5 2 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Consultant
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Test Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Security Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
3 4 (10.53%) Head of Security
3 4 (10.53%) Head of Information Security
3 4 (10.53%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Account Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Support
4 3 (7.89%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Sales Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Support Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Account Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) JSP
2 3 (7.89%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.53%) CESG
2 4 (10.53%) SCADA
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) GIS
4 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Security Testing
2 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
3 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
3 8 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (15.79%) Network Management
4 6 (15.79%) Cyber Security
4 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.16%) Information Security
6 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.53%) Coaching
6 4 (10.53%) Security Management
6 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL
7 3 (7.89%) OOP
7 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) C++
2 3 (7.89%) Python
3 2 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
2 9 (23.68%) ISEB
3 7 (18.42%) Degree
4 5 (13.16%) CISSP
4 5 (13.16%) CISA
5 4 (10.53%) CISM
5 4 (10.53%) CEH
6 3 (7.89%) MCITP
6 3 (7.89%) MCP
6 3 (7.89%) MCSA
6 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (2.63%) CISMP
8 1 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.63%) CRISC
8 1 (2.63%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (28.95%) FATCA
2 6 (15.79%) JSP 440
3 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
3 5 (13.16%) SLA
4 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (2.63%) COBIT
4 1 (2.63%) QA
4 1 (2.63%) IEC 61508
4 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix
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