The first table below looks at the demand for the Information Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 240 238 248
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 2 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.028% 0.056% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.059% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 6
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6797 6804 7219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.81% 94.76% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5515 5834 6330
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Information Security Specialist
England

Information Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Information Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Information Security Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Information Security Specialist Salary Trend in the North West

Information Security Specialist
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 Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Cheshire -1 2 £55,000 -
Information Security Specialist
England

Information Security Specialist
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Information Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CISA
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Information Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CISA
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared