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 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
Information Assurance
Rank 234 233 232
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 21 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.20% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 1
Average salary £63,500 £45,250 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.33% -32.96%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +10.52%
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
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%

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 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 +11 20 £63,500 +40.33% 4
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
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 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 26 (78.79%) Security Testing
2 21 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 8 (24.24%) SLA
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) Degree
3 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
4 7 (21.21%) LAN
4 7 (21.21%) Windows
5 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 6 (18.18%) WAN
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (18.18%) Legal
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) VMware
5 6 (18.18%) IT Governance
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (15.15%) MCITP
6 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
6 5 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (15.15%) Citrix
6 5 (15.15%) VoIP
6 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange

Information Assurance
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 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
1 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) LAN
2 6 (18.18%) WAN
3 5 (15.15%) VoIP
4 3 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (6.06%) Internet
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.03%) DMVPN
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.03%) OSPF
6 1 (3.03%) BGP
6 1 (3.03%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.03%) Wireless
6 1 (3.03%) VLAN
6 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Subversion
1 2 (6.06%) AppScan
1 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (18.18%) Legal
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Security Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Help Desk Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) IT Security Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support
5 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) IT Security Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
1 2 (6.06%) CSS
1 2 (6.06%) JSP
1 2 (6.06%) SOAP
1 2 (6.06%) LAMP
1 2 (6.06%) JSON
1 2 (6.06%) jQuery
1 2 (6.06%) REST
1 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.03%) Laravel
2 1 (3.03%) Symfony
2 1 (3.03%) Ajax
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) EPoS
4 1 (3.03%) GIS
4 1 (3.03%) CESG
4 1 (3.03%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.03%) SCADA
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (15.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Security Testing
2 21 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) IT Governance
6 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
7 4 (12.12%) Cyber Security
7 4 (12.12%) Coaching
8 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 3 (9.09%) Network Management
8 3 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (9.09%) Change Management
9 2 (6.06%) OO
9 2 (6.06%) Information Security
9 2 (6.06%) Scrum
9 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
9 2 (6.06%) TDD
9 2 (6.06%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) PHP
2 2 (6.06%) C#
2 2 (6.06%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) C++
3 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) MCITP
2 5 (15.15%) MCP
2 5 (15.15%) MCSA
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (9.09%) CCNP
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB
4 2 (6.06%) CISSP
5 1 (3.03%) CISA
5 1 (3.03%) CISM
5 1 (3.03%) QiCA
5 1 (3.03%) CISMP
5 1 (3.03%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) SLA
2 5 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (9.09%) JSP 440
4 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
4 2 (6.06%) FATCA
5 1 (3.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Nessus
1 2 (6.06%) Nmap
1 2 (6.06%) WebInspect
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) Citrix
4 3 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) IBM
5 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.06%) Rapid7
6 1 (3.03%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
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