The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 117 127 173
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +46
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 146 146 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.38% 2.22% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.50% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 124 133 77
Median salary £53,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,000 £28,786
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £53,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +5.26%
Information Security
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
5393 5832 6416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.01% 88.61% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4503 4828 5098
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Information Security
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Information Security Salary Trend in the North West

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Information Security Salary Histogram in the North West

Information Security
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 Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +18 100 £53,000 +7.07% 28
Cheshire -11 26 £57,500 +6.97% 2
Merseyside -3 12 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Lancashire - 8 £52,500 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Security.

1 104 (37.55%) CISSP
2 80 (28.88%) Finance
3 75 (27.08%) CISM
4 74 (26.71%) Cybersecurity
5 71 (25.63%) PCI DSS
6 70 (25.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 65 (23.47%) Risk Management
8 54 (19.49%) Penetration Testing
9 52 (18.77%) Management Information System
10 49 (17.69%) Degree
11 41 (14.80%) Firewall
11 41 (14.80%) Security Management
12 40 (14.44%) SIEM
13 34 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (12.27%) ITIL
14 32 (11.55%) Windows
14 32 (11.55%) Microsoft
15 30 (10.83%) Risk Assessment
16 29 (10.47%) Security Architecture
17 27 (9.75%) Information Security Management
18 26 (9.39%) Business Continuity
18 26 (9.39%) Intrusion Detection
18 26 (9.39%) Change Management
18 26 (9.39%) Project Management
19 25 (9.03%) Network Security
19 25 (9.03%) Internal Audit
20 23 (8.30%) Security Testing
21 22 (7.94%) CISA
21 22 (7.94%) SQL
22 20 (7.22%) .NET

Information Security
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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.53%) IIS
2 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.36%) Apache
4 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 12 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.08%) MS Project
4 2 (0.72%) MS Office
4 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.53%) Office 365
2 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.08%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.36%) GitHub
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.80%) Firewall
2 26 (9.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 25 (9.03%) Network Security
4 13 (4.69%) MPLS
5 11 (3.97%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.61%) DHCP
6 10 (3.61%) DNS
6 10 (3.61%) HTTPS
6 10 (3.61%) VPN
7 9 (3.25%) Junos
7 9 (3.25%) VLAN
8 8 (2.89%) Wireless
9 6 (2.17%) SAN
9 6 (2.17%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.81%) Internet
11 4 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.08%) LAN
12 3 (1.08%) SSH
12 3 (1.08%) VoIP
12 3 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.81%) GIS
4 3 (1.08%) MySQL
5 2 (0.72%) Looker
6 1 (0.36%) Big Data
6 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.44%) sqlmap
2 2 (0.72%) GitLab
2 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.72%) MSI
3 1 (0.36%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
General
1 80 (28.88%) Finance
2 18 (6.50%) Banking
2 18 (6.50%) Legal
3 15 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.53%) Marketing
5 6 (2.17%) Retail
6 5 (1.81%) Law
7 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 57 (20.58%) Analyst
2 52 (18.77%) Security Manager
3 46 (16.61%) Security Analyst
4 32 (11.55%) Consultant
5 31 (11.19%) Information Manager
5 31 (11.19%) IT Manager
5 31 (11.19%) Security Consultant
6 30 (10.83%) Information Security Manager
7 24 (8.66%) Information Analyst
7 24 (8.66%) Information Security Analyst
8 23 (8.30%) Architect
9 20 (7.22%) Information Security Consultant
9 20 (7.22%) Risk Manager
9 20 (7.22%) Security Architect
10 18 (6.50%) IT Security Manager
11 17 (6.14%) Security Specialist
12 15 (5.42%) IT Analyst
13 14 (5.05%) Security Officer
14 12 (4.33%) Security Engineer
15 11 (3.97%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.22%) .NET
2 11 (3.97%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.44%) HTML
3 4 (1.44%) Middleware
3 4 (1.44%) Spring
3 4 (1.44%) Web Services
4 3 (1.08%) CSS
4 3 (1.08%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.08%) J2EE
5 2 (0.72%) jQuery
5 2 (0.72%) JSON
6 1 (0.36%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.36%) Java EE
6 1 (0.36%) JPA
6 1 (0.36%) OAuth
6 1 (0.36%) REST
6 1 (0.36%) RESTful
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.36%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (18.77%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.33%) Microsoft Licensing
4 8 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.53%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (1.81%) CESG
6 5 (1.81%) iPad
6 5 (1.81%) PKI
7 4 (1.44%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.44%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.08%) BYOD
8 3 (1.08%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.08%) NHS
8 3 (1.08%) Replication
9 2 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.72%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.55%) Windows
2 19 (6.86%) Windows Server
3 12 (4.33%) Linux
4 8 (2.89%) Unix
5 7 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.81%) Android
8 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (26.71%) Cybersecurity
2 65 (23.47%) Risk Management
3 54 (19.49%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (14.80%) Security Management
5 40 (14.44%) SIEM
6 34 (12.27%) ITIL
6 34 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (10.83%) Risk Assessment
8 29 (10.47%) Security Architecture
9 27 (9.75%) Information Security Management
10 26 (9.39%) Business Continuity
10 26 (9.39%) Change Management
10 26 (9.39%) Project Management
11 25 (9.03%) Internal Audit
12 23 (8.30%) Security Testing
13 20 (7.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 19 (6.86%) Information Management
15 18 (6.50%) Data Loss Prevention
15 18 (6.50%) Data Protection
16 17 (6.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.94%) SQL
2 12 (4.33%) Java
3 8 (2.89%) C#
3 8 (2.89%) VB.NET
4 4 (1.44%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.08%) Python
6 2 (0.72%) PHP
6 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 104 (37.55%) CISSP
2 75 (27.08%) CISM
3 49 (17.69%) Degree
4 22 (7.94%) CISA
5 14 (5.05%) CEH
6 11 (3.97%) ISACA
6 11 (3.97%) MCSE
6 11 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (3.97%) Security Cleared
7 9 (3.25%) SANS
8 7 (2.53%) CHFI
9 6 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.17%) ISSAP
9 6 (2.17%) MCITP
9 6 (2.17%) OSCP
9 6 (2.17%) Postgraduate
10 5 (1.81%) CISMP
10 5 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.81%) OSCE
10 5 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (25.63%) PCI DSS
2 70 (25.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (6.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (3.25%) ISO27002
5 7 (2.53%) ISO22301
6 6 (2.17%) COBIT
7 2 (0.72%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.72%) SLA
7 2 (0.72%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.36%) Val IT
System Software
1 16 (5.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.36%) Docker
4 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.44%) Nessus
1 4 (1.44%) Nmap
2 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.72%) Puppet
2 2 (0.72%) yum
3 1 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 32 (11.55%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.14%) VMware
3 11 (3.97%) CheckPoint
4 10 (3.61%) Cisco
4 10 (3.61%) Intel Security
4 10 (3.61%) Sophos
5 9 (3.25%) Juniper
6 8 (2.89%) Avaya
6 8 (2.89%) Citrix
6 8 (2.89%) HP
7 6 (2.17%) Dell
7 6 (2.17%) SonicWALL
8 5 (1.81%) ArcSight
8 5 (1.81%) Splunk
9 4 (1.44%) Oracle
10 3 (1.08%) Intel
10 3 (1.08%) MobileIron
10 3 (1.08%) SAP
10 3 (1.08%) ScanSafe
10 3 (1.08%) Symantec
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Training Budget
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The SmartList
Posted: 10 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£80,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£80,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
QVC
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Oldham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + fantastic pension and benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + car
Posted: 5 days ago
Knowsley, Liverpool
QVC
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Arrow Global
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago