The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Manager role 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 Security Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Manager
Rank 233 236 255
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 22 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.075% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.078% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 22 5 5
Average salary £43,750 £47,500 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -12.84%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +3.00%
Information Security Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6866 6390 7657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.43% 95.32% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5895 5403 6750
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,525 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Information Security Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Manager in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Security Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Information Security Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Manager across the North West region.

Information Security Manager Salary Trend in the North West

Information Security Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Information Security Manager Salary Histogram in the North West

Information Security Manager
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 Security Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 December 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 -6 12 £31,750 -33.15%
Lancashire - 2 £53,750 -
Merseyside - 2 £40,000 -
Cheshire -2 1 £47,500 +5.55%
Information Security Manager
England

Information Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Information Security Manager in their job title 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 with Information Security Manager in their job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Information Security
2 18 (62.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (41.38%) CISSP
4 9 (31.03%) Information Security Management
4 9 (31.03%) Security Management
4 9 (31.03%) Data Protection
4 9 (31.03%) PCI DSS
5 8 (27.59%) ISMS
5 8 (27.59%) Risk Management
6 7 (24.14%) Business Continuity
6 7 (24.14%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (24.14%) ITIL
7 6 (20.69%) Finance
8 5 (17.24%) SIEM
9 4 (13.79%) ArcSight
9 4 (13.79%) Cyber Security
9 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
9 4 (13.79%) CISM
9 4 (13.79%) SQL
9 4 (13.79%) MS Office
9 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (13.79%) A+ Certification
9 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
9 4 (13.79%) CCNP
9 4 (13.79%) CCNA
10 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Release Management
11 2 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (6.90%) CISA
11 2 (6.90%) Tandem

Information Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Information Security Manager in their job title 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 with Information Security Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) LAN
1 1 (3.45%) WAN
1 1 (3.45%) VPN
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.45%) Network Security
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Tandem
2 2 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (31.03%) Data Protection
2 9 (31.03%) Information Security Management
2 9 (31.03%) Security Management
3 8 (27.59%) Risk Management
3 8 (27.59%) ISMS
4 7 (24.14%) ITIL
4 7 (24.14%) Business Continuity
4 7 (24.14%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (17.24%) SIEM
6 4 (13.79%) Cyber Security
7 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.90%) Release Management
9 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
9 1 (3.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) CISSP
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.79%) A+ Certification
2 4 (13.79%) CCNP
2 4 (13.79%) CCNA
2 4 (13.79%) CISM
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (62.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (31.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) ArcSight
2 1 (3.45%) Sun