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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / North West
Rank 85 74 115
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +41
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 192 190 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.27% 3.41% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 3.91% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 119 122 158
Median salary £46,000 £48,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.64% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £80,000 £68,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -

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
5218 4865 5931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.92% 87.30% 86.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4386 4042 5077
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £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 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 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 -29 114 £42,500 -12.82% 20
Cheshire +31 43 £60,000 +17.07% 1
Lancashire -2 12 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Merseyside -14 10 £50,000 - 3
Cumbria - 2 £67,500 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 143 (38.75%) Degree
2 133 (36.04%) CISSP
3 105 (28.46%) CISM
4 98 (26.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 89 (24.12%) Management Information System
6 82 (22.22%) PCI DSS
7 81 (21.95%) Security Cleared
8 76 (20.60%) Risk Management
9 74 (20.05%) VMware
10 72 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
10 72 (19.51%) C
11 71 (19.24%) Time Management
12 68 (18.43%) Cybersecurity
13 67 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 67 (18.16%) Finance
14 64 (17.34%) Network Security
15 63 (17.07%) Scrum
16 62 (16.80%) Linux
17 61 (16.53%) DV Cleared
17 61 (16.53%) DevOps
18 55 (14.91%) Security Management
19 53 (14.36%) Java
20 52 (14.09%) Security Operations
21 49 (13.28%) SDLC
21 49 (13.28%) Military
21 49 (13.28%) Analytics
22 48 (13.01%) Hyper-V
23 47 (12.74%) Incident Management
24 44 (11.92%) Cisco
25 43 (11.65%) Security Architecture

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 35 (9.49%) Apache Pig
1 35 (9.49%) Apache Spark
1 35 (9.49%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (6.50%) IIS
3 18 (4.88%) Confluence
4 12 (3.25%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.08%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.54%) JBoss
6 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (2.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.90%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.98%) Office 365
2 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.54%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 64 (17.34%) Network Security
2 39 (10.57%) Firewall
3 22 (5.96%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (4.07%) WAN
5 13 (3.52%) LAN
6 12 (3.25%) MPLS
6 12 (3.25%) VoIP
7 11 (2.98%) DNS
8 8 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (2.17%) DHCP
9 7 (1.90%) SAN
10 6 (1.63%) BGP
10 6 (1.63%) EIGRP
10 6 (1.63%) OSPF
10 6 (1.63%) VPLS
11 5 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.36%) Internet
12 4 (1.08%) DECT
12 4 (1.08%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.57%) MySQL
2 35 (9.49%) Apache Hive
2 35 (9.49%) Big Data
2 35 (9.49%) Hadoop
2 35 (9.49%) MongoDB
2 35 (9.49%) Relational Database
3 34 (9.21%) RDBMS
4 20 (5.42%) GIS
5 10 (2.71%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (4.88%) JIRA
2 10 (2.71%) Cucumber
2 10 (2.71%) Selenium
3 6 (1.63%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.54%) Ant
5 2 (0.54%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.54%) Subversion
6 1 (0.27%) Burp Suite
General
1 67 (18.16%) Finance
2 49 (13.28%) Military
3 40 (10.84%) Banking
4 17 (4.61%) Law
5 15 (4.07%) Legal
5 15 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.79%) Retail
7 8 (2.17%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.90%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (1.90%) Marketing
9 4 (1.08%) Back Office
10 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (15.18%) Security Manager
2 49 (13.28%) Consultant
3 46 (12.47%) Analyst
4 41 (11.11%) Information Manager
5 37 (10.03%) Information Security Manager
6 36 (9.76%) Security Consultant
7 33 (8.94%) Security Analyst
8 27 (7.32%) Information Security Consultant
9 24 (6.50%) Developer
10 21 (5.69%) Security Engineer
11 19 (5.15%) Architect
11 19 (5.15%) Network Consultant
11 19 (5.15%) Network Security Consultant
11 19 (5.15%) Software Engineer
12 18 (4.88%) Information Analyst
12 18 (4.88%) Information Security Analyst
12 18 (4.88%) Security Officer
13 16 (4.34%) Information Security Engineer
14 14 (3.79%) IT Manager
15 13 (3.52%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.57%) Hibernate
2 38 (10.30%) CSS
2 38 (10.30%) HTML
2 38 (10.30%) Middleware
2 38 (10.30%) Spring
3 35 (9.49%) Apache Camel
3 35 (9.49%) Java EE
4 34 (9.21%) jQuery
5 32 (8.67%) HTML5
6 31 (8.40%) AngularJS
6 31 (8.40%) CSS3
6 31 (8.40%) Node.js
7 15 (4.07%) LAMP
8 7 (1.90%) .NET
8 7 (1.90%) Web Services
9 5 (1.36%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.36%) J2EE
10 4 (1.08%) Laravel
10 4 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (0.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 89 (24.12%) Management Information System
2 40 (10.84%) Computer Science
3 37 (10.03%) PKI
4 34 (9.21%) Visualisation
5 27 (7.32%) Data Centre
6 24 (6.50%) Security Operations Centre
7 20 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (4.07%) Cryptography
9 9 (2.44%) Mathematics
9 9 (2.44%) User Experience
10 7 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.90%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.90%) Physics
11 6 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.63%) iPad
12 5 (1.36%) Cyber Attack
12 5 (1.36%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.80%) Linux
2 37 (10.03%) Windows
3 26 (7.05%) Windows Server
4 23 (6.23%) Unix
5 16 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.25%) AIX
7 9 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.08%) CentOS
10 2 (0.54%) Android
10 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.60%) Risk Management
2 72 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (19.24%) Time Management
4 68 (18.43%) Cybersecurity
5 63 (17.07%) Scrum
6 61 (16.53%) DevOps
7 55 (14.91%) Security Management
8 52 (14.09%) Security Operations
9 49 (13.28%) Analytics
9 49 (13.28%) SDLC
10 47 (12.74%) Incident Management
11 43 (11.65%) Security Architecture
12 42 (11.38%) ITIL
13 40 (10.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 39 (10.57%) Data Analytics
14 39 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (9.21%) Performance Management
16 33 (8.94%) Compliance Management
17 31 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
17 31 (8.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.51%) C
2 53 (14.36%) Java
3 42 (11.38%) JavaScript
4 39 (10.57%) C#
5 35 (9.49%) Perl
5 35 (9.49%) Python
6 31 (8.40%) Ruby
7 17 (4.61%) SQL
8 13 (3.52%) C++
9 8 (2.17%) PHP
10 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 143 (38.75%) Degree
2 133 (36.04%) CISSP
3 105 (28.46%) CISM
4 81 (21.95%) Security Cleared
5 61 (16.53%) DV Cleared
6 40 (10.84%) CISA
7 24 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (5.42%) IISP
9 13 (3.52%) ISSAP
10 12 (3.25%) CCNP
11 11 (2.98%) CCNA
12 10 (2.71%) CISMP
12 10 (2.71%) CRISC
12 10 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.44%) SANS
14 8 (2.17%) SC Cleared
15 7 (1.90%) CEH
15 7 (1.90%) Postgraduate
16 6 (1.63%) A+ Certification
16 6 (1.63%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (26.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.25%) COBIT
4 9 (2.44%) ISO22301
5 4 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.81%) SLA
7 2 (0.54%) GPG13
7 2 (0.54%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.54%) RMADS
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) GDPR
8 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 67 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (13.01%) Hyper-V
3 18 (4.88%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.27%) NDS
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.36%) WSUS
3 4 (1.08%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.08%) HP SIM
3 4 (1.08%) SCCM
4 3 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.81%) Puppet
5 2 (0.54%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.54%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.27%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 74 (20.05%) VMware
2 44 (11.92%) Cisco
3 39 (10.57%) Oracle
4 31 (8.40%) Splunk
5 28 (7.59%) Microsoft
6 21 (5.69%) ArcSight
7 20 (5.42%) Citrix
8 12 (3.25%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.44%) HP
10 8 (2.17%) Symantec
11 7 (1.90%) Sophos
12 6 (1.63%) Avaya
13 5 (1.36%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.36%) NetApp
14 4 (1.08%) Dell
14 4 (1.08%) GFI Software
14 4 (1.08%) Intel
14 4 (1.08%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.08%) SAP
14 4 (1.08%) SolarWinds
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