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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
England / North West
Rank 239 215 241
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +26
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 12 13 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.26% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 3
Median salary £55,000 £49,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.24% -15.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,200 £55,600
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £59,600
UK excluding London median salary £63,750 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -9.09%

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
5357 4908 6020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 89.99% 88.04% 87.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4464 4075 5038
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -30 6 £55,000 +41.02% 5
Cumbria - 2 £67,500 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 27 (87.10%) Security Cleared
2 24 (77.42%) Risk Management
3 23 (74.19%) Information Security
4 21 (67.74%) CISSP
5 20 (64.52%) CISM
5 20 (64.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (54.84%) Degree
6 17 (54.84%) C
7 15 (48.39%) DV Cleared
8 14 (45.16%) SC Cleared
9 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
10 10 (32.26%) CISA
10 10 (32.26%) Security Management
10 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
11 9 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
11 9 (29.03%) Legal
11 9 (29.03%) Data Security
11 9 (29.03%) Business Continuity
11 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (29.03%) ITIL
11 9 (29.03%) Cisco
11 9 (29.03%) CCNP
11 9 (29.03%) Time Management
11 9 (29.03%) Reverse Engineering
11 9 (29.03%) Mathematics
11 9 (29.03%) Business Development
11 9 (29.03%) Incident Management
11 9 (29.03%) Banking
11 9 (29.03%) Intrusion Detection

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (12.90%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
1 6 (19.35%) Selenium
General
1 9 (29.03%) Banking
1 9 (29.03%) Legal
1 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Military
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Consultant
1 11 (35.48%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Test Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Information Assurance Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Information Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Head of Information
4 2 (6.45%) Head of Information Assurance
4 2 (6.45%) Head of IT
4 2 (6.45%) Information Assurance Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Information Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
2 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
3 7 (22.58%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (9.68%) CESG
5 1 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Risk Management
2 23 (74.19%) Information Security
3 10 (32.26%) Security Management
4 9 (29.03%) Business Continuity
4 9 (29.03%) Business Development
4 9 (29.03%) Data Security
4 9 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (29.03%) Incident Management
4 9 (29.03%) ITIL
4 9 (29.03%) Mathematics
4 9 (29.03%) Network Architecture
4 9 (29.03%) Reverse Engineering
4 9 (29.03%) Time Management
4 9 (29.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (19.35%) DevOps
5 6 (19.35%) Information Governance
5 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) C
2 6 (19.35%) C++
2 6 (19.35%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) Perl
2 6 (19.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (87.10%) Security Cleared
2 21 (67.74%) CISSP
3 20 (64.52%) CISM
4 17 (54.84%) Degree
5 15 (48.39%) DV Cleared
6 14 (45.16%) SC Cleared
7 10 (32.26%) CISA
8 9 (29.03%) CCNP
8 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (19.35%) CRISC
10 3 (9.68%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (3.23%) CLAS
11 1 (3.23%) CREST Certified
11 1 (3.23%) GIAC
11 1 (3.23%) OSCE
11 1 (3.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (64.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (19.35%) COBIT
3 5 (16.13%) PCI DSS
4 4 (12.90%) JSP 440
5 2 (6.45%) RMADS
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco
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