The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 222 234 247
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +13
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 19 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.055% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.070% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 1
Average salary £49,500 - £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5771 5692 5719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.10% 77.89% 76.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4596 4836 5026
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Information Assurance
England

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 July 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 July 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 +18 16 £49,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £50,000 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
1 10 (41.67%) Security Testing
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) Time Management
3 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (25.00%) QA
4 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (25.00%) Information Security
5 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) ISEB
5 5 (20.83%) Degree
6 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) RUP
6 4 (16.67%) VMware
6 4 (16.67%) Business Continuity
7 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
7 3 (12.50%) Security Management
7 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 3 (12.50%) Finance
7 3 (12.50%) CISM
7 3 (12.50%) Linux
7 3 (12.50%) HTML
7 3 (12.50%) SQL
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix
7 3 (12.50%) CISSP
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) NAS
2 2 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) HTTPS
2 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Information Manager
1 5 (20.83%) Information Security Manager
1 5 (20.83%) Security Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Data Integrity Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Testing Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
1 3 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (4.17%) COM
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) CESG
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) RMADS
2 2 (8.33%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
1 10 (41.67%) Security Testing
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) Time Management
3 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (25.00%) Information Security
5 5 (20.83%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) RUP
6 4 (16.67%) Business Continuity
7 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
7 3 (12.50%) Security Management
7 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 3 (12.50%) Release Management
7 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
8 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
8 2 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ISEB
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) CISM
2 3 (12.50%) CISSP
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (8.33%) MCITP
3 2 (8.33%) VCAP
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CISA
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.17%) COSO
3 1 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) XenApp
2 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) VMware
2 3 (12.50%) Citrix
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle