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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 242 238 258
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +20
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 14 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.10% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.13% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 2
Average salary £40,750 £47,550 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.30% -25.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,320 £31,590 £62,750
10% offered a salary of more than £56,725 £63,510 £64,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
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
6218 5309 5766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.22% 79.43% 79.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5116 4457 4936
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 11 £41,500 - 3
Cheshire -8 3 £27,600 -41.95%
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 12 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Information Security
4 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
5 7 (23.33%) CISM
5 7 (23.33%) CISSP
5 7 (23.33%) Windows
5 7 (23.33%) VMware
5 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (23.33%) Time Management
5 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
5 7 (23.33%) Coaching
6 6 (20.00%) QA
6 6 (20.00%) WAN
6 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (20.00%) Citrix
6 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 5 (16.67%) ISEB
7 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 5 (16.67%) Degree
7 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
7 5 (16.67%) MCITP
8 4 (13.33%) CEH
8 4 (13.33%) Asset Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (10.00%) VPN
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) Network Security
2 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (10.00%) NAS
2 3 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) HTTPS
3 2 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
General
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Information Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Head of Information Security
5 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Head of Security
5 2 (6.67%) Testing Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Data Integrity Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) CLAS Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (3.33%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) COM
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.33%) CESG
2 4 (13.33%) RMADS
3 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (6.67%) AS400
5 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 12 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Information Security
5 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Time Management
5 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
5 7 (23.33%) Coaching
6 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
8 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
8 4 (13.33%) RUP
8 4 (13.33%) Project Management
9 3 (10.00%) Quality Management
9 3 (10.00%) Information Security Management
9 3 (10.00%) Security Management
9 3 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (10.00%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) CISSP
1 7 (23.33%) CISM
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (16.67%) ISEB
3 5 (16.67%) MCITP
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
4 4 (13.33%) CEH
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (10.00%) CCNA
5 3 (10.00%) MCP
5 3 (10.00%) MCSE
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) VCAP
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 3 (10.00%) CISA
5 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (20.00%) QA
3 4 (13.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) XenApp
2 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
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Salary: £55000 - £71500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus car and bens
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Posted: 5 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
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