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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 219 254 256
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +2
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 16 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.20% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.24% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Average salary £49,000 £58,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.51% +56.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £55,600 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,600 £40,600
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
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
4790 5925 5633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.57% 85.63% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3962 4992 4682
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +21 13 £39,000 -32.75% 4
Lancashire - 2 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £43,000 - 1
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 18 (45.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (27.50%) Information Security
4 10 (25.00%) Security Management
4 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.00%) Degree
4 10 (25.00%) CISM
4 10 (25.00%) CISSP
5 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
5 9 (22.50%) Risk Management
6 8 (20.00%) Retail
6 8 (20.00%) EPoS
6 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.50%) Windows
7 7 (17.50%) Data Protection
7 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
7 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
7 7 (17.50%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (15.00%) ITIL
8 6 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 5 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (12.50%) Finance
9 5 (12.50%) Legal
9 5 (12.50%) Migration
9 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.50%) Internet
9 5 (12.50%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) IIS
2 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Internet
2 4 (10.00%) Intranet
3 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) S/MIME
3 2 (5.00%) SMTP
3 2 (5.00%) VoIP
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.50%) BGP
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.50%) DSL
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.50%) Fiddler
2 3 (7.50%) Firebug
2 3 (7.50%) Selenium
3 2 (5.00%) MSTest
4 1 (2.50%) AppScan
General
1 8 (20.00%) Retail
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Legal
3 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) CISSP Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.00%) IT Security Manager
6 2 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) CSS
1 3 (7.50%) HTML
1 3 (7.50%) JSON
1 3 (7.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 8 (20.00%) EPoS
3 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (7.50%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (7.50%) W3C
6 2 (5.00%) Clustering
6 2 (5.00%) Statistics
7 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 18 (45.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (27.50%) Information Security
4 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.00%) Security Management
5 9 (22.50%) Risk Management
6 7 (17.50%) Compatibility Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Data Protection
7 6 (15.00%) ITIL
7 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (12.50%) CRM
8 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 5 (12.50%) Migration
8 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.50%) V-Model
9 4 (10.00%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.00%) OWASP
9 4 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (10.00%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.50%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) CISM
1 10 (25.00%) CISSP
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
2 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (12.50%) IISP
3 5 (12.50%) ISEB
3 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 4 (10.00%) CEH
4 4 (10.00%) GIAC
4 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.00%) SANS
5 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.00%) MCITP
6 2 (5.00%) MCP
6 2 (5.00%) MCSA
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (12.50%) JSP 440
2 5 (12.50%) RMADS
2 5 (12.50%) SLA
3 4 (10.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Nessus
1 1 (2.50%) Nexpose
1 1 (2.50%) Nmap
1 1 (2.50%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Citrix
2 2 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) Dell
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
3 1 (2.50%) Juniper
3 1 (2.50%) Rapid7
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