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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 220 230 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 18 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.12% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.14% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Average salary £37,500 £51,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.47% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
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
5153 5567 5777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.57% 82.41% 79.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4115 4473 4870
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +27 18 £37,500 -26.47% 6
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (64.86%) Security Testing
2 23 (62.16%) Software Testing
3 14 (37.84%) ISTQB
3 14 (37.84%) Banking
3 14 (37.84%) FATCA
4 12 (32.43%) ISEB
5 11 (29.73%) Finance
6 8 (21.62%) Management Information System
6 8 (21.62%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (21.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (18.92%) Degree
8 6 (16.22%) Cyber Security
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
9 5 (13.51%) Aerospace
9 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
9 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.51%) Coaching
9 5 (13.51%) JSP 440
9 5 (13.51%) Network Management
9 5 (13.51%) JSON
9 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
10 4 (10.81%) Python
10 4 (10.81%) MySQL
10 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.81%) C++
10 4 (10.81%) XML
10 4 (10.81%) OOP
11 3 (8.11%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 1 (2.70%) VoIP
2 1 (2.70%) WLAN
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
1 4 (10.81%) MySQL
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
1 1 (2.70%) AppScan
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (37.84%) Banking
2 11 (29.73%) Finance
3 5 (13.51%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Legal
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Consultant
2 5 (13.51%) Developer
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Test Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Test Leader
3 4 (10.81%) Technical Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Support Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Account Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Technical Support
3 4 (10.81%) Software Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Sales Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Technical Support Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Technical Account Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Information Risk Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Information Governance Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) JSON
2 4 (10.81%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) JSP
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) LAMP
3 1 (2.70%) Ajax
3 1 (2.70%) Symfony
3 1 (2.70%) jQuery
3 1 (2.70%) Laravel
3 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) GIS
3 2 (5.41%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.70%) SCADA
4 1 (2.70%) CESG
4 1 (2.70%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Security Testing
2 23 (62.16%) Software Testing
3 8 (21.62%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (16.22%) Cyber Security
5 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
5 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
5 5 (13.51%) Coaching
5 5 (13.51%) Network Management
5 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.81%) OOP
7 2 (5.41%) IT Governance
7 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.41%) Information Security
8 1 (2.70%) Line Management
8 1 (2.70%) OO
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL
8 1 (2.70%) Project Management
8 1 (2.70%) Scrum
8 1 (2.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Python
1 4 (10.81%) C++
2 2 (5.41%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) PHP
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) ISTQB
2 12 (32.43%) ISEB
3 7 (18.92%) Degree
4 3 (8.11%) CISSP
5 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) CRISC
5 2 (5.41%) CISMP
5 2 (5.41%) QiCA
5 2 (5.41%) CISA
5 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.70%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) MCP
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.70%) CISM
6 1 (2.70%) MCITP
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (37.84%) FATCA
2 8 (21.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (13.51%) JSP 440
4 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (5.41%) COBIT
5 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Nessus
1 1 (2.70%) Nmap
1 1 (2.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) IBM
2 1 (2.70%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix
2 1 (2.70%) VMware
2 1 (2.70%) Rapid7
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