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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 116 165 187
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +22
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 147 74 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.11% 1.14% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.39% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 139 61 68
Average salary £47,500 £44,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.74% -1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £35,000 £34,340
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £68,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
5743 5334 6320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.56% 82.23% 80.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4924 4457 5446
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 +14 74 £49,500 +22.22% 13
Cheshire +28 52 £47,500 +2.15% 3
Merseyside - 10 £50,000 - 2
Lancashire -6 5 £46,500 +55.00%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Information Security also 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 that cited Information Security.

1 140 (46.20%) CISSP
2 104 (34.32%) Finance
3 99 (32.67%) Windows
4 90 (29.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 66 (21.78%) CISM
6 65 (21.45%) Linux
7 60 (19.80%) ITIL
8 58 (19.14%) UNIX
9 55 (18.15%) Firewall
10 51 (16.83%) Penetration Testing
11 50 (16.50%) Risk Management
11 50 (16.50%) Security Architecture
12 48 (15.84%) Management Information System
13 43 (14.19%) PCI DSS
14 41 (13.53%) Microsoft
15 39 (12.87%) SIEM
15 39 (12.87%) Cyber Security
16 37 (12.21%) Security Management
17 33 (10.89%) Degree
18 32 (10.56%) SQL
18 32 (10.56%) Network Security
19 31 (10.23%) Data Protection
20 29 (9.57%) Banking
20 29 (9.57%) Information Security Management
21 27 (8.91%) Business Continuity
21 27 (8.91%) OSCP
21 27 (8.91%) OSCE
21 27 (8.91%) ArcSight
21 27 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
22 26 (8.58%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Information Security also 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 that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.30%) MS Exchange
1 10 (3.30%) IIS
2 6 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.66%) CMS
4 2 (0.66%) Apache
4 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.66%) SAS
4 2 (0.66%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.66%) Drupal
5 1 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (6.27%) MS Office
2 17 (5.61%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) RMDS
1 2 (0.66%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.95%) Office 365
2 2 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (18.15%) Firewall
2 32 (10.56%) Network Security
3 17 (5.61%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (4.29%) DNS
6 11 (3.63%) LDAP
7 10 (3.30%) Wireshark
8 9 (2.97%) LAN
8 9 (2.97%) WAN
9 7 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (2.31%) VPN
10 6 (1.98%) SAN
11 5 (1.65%) Internet
11 5 (1.65%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.65%) DHCP
11 5 (1.65%) FTP
11 5 (1.65%) HTTP
12 4 (1.32%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.99%) tcpdump
13 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.32%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.32%) Big Data
5 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.66%) DB2
6 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.66%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.33%) MySQL
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Subversion
2 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
General
1 104 (34.32%) Finance
2 29 (9.57%) Banking
3 21 (6.93%) Financial Institution
4 17 (5.61%) Law
5 15 (4.95%) Retail
6 7 (2.31%) Legal
7 3 (0.99%) Marketing
8 2 (0.66%) Games
8 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (18.48%) Security Engineer
2 45 (14.85%) Consultant
3 43 (14.19%) Analyst
4 41 (13.53%) Security Manager
5 40 (13.20%) Security Consultant
6 39 (12.87%) Information Security Engineer
7 28 (9.24%) Penetration Tester
7 28 (9.24%) IT Consultant
7 28 (9.24%) Tester
8 27 (8.91%) IT Security Consultant
8 27 (8.91%) Information Manager
8 27 (8.91%) Information Security Manager
8 27 (8.91%) Security Analyst
9 14 (4.62%) Security Specialist
10 13 (4.29%) Administrator
10 13 (4.29%) Head of Security
11 12 (3.96%) Head of Information Security
12 11 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (3.30%) IT Security Analyst
13 10 (3.30%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.97%) .NET
2 6 (1.98%) Flash
3 5 (1.65%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.32%) XML
5 3 (0.99%) jQuery
5 3 (0.99%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.99%) CSS
5 3 (0.99%) HTML
6 2 (0.66%) SAP XI
6 2 (0.66%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.66%) JSON
6 2 (0.66%) Ajax
6 2 (0.66%) Web Services
6 2 (0.66%) SAML
6 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.66%) OAuth
6 2 (0.66%) Django
6 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (0.66%) REST
6 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.84%) Management Information System
2 27 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.25%) GIS
4 17 (5.61%) Tandem
5 8 (2.64%) Open Source
6 7 (2.31%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.65%) RMADS
8 4 (1.32%) CESG
8 4 (1.32%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.32%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.32%) Data Extraction
8 4 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.99%) EqualLogic
9 3 (0.99%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.99%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.66%) VSAM
11 1 (0.33%) iPad
11 1 (0.33%) Online Games
11 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 99 (32.67%) Windows
2 65 (21.45%) Linux
3 58 (19.14%) UNIX
4 12 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.65%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.32%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.99%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.66%) HPUX
11 1 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (19.80%) ITIL
2 51 (16.83%) Penetration Testing
3 50 (16.50%) Risk Management
3 50 (16.50%) Security Architecture
4 39 (12.87%) SIEM
4 39 (12.87%) Cyber Security
5 37 (12.21%) Security Management
6 31 (10.23%) Data Protection
7 29 (9.57%) Information Security Management
8 27 (8.91%) Business Continuity
9 26 (8.58%) E-Commerce
10 19 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (6.27%) Mentoring
10 19 (6.27%) ISMS
11 17 (5.61%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (4.95%) Coaching
12 15 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (4.62%) Project Management
13 14 (4.62%) Network Design
13 14 (4.62%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.56%) SQL
2 12 (3.96%) Python
3 10 (3.30%) Perl
4 9 (2.97%) T-SQL
4 9 (2.97%) Java
5 5 (1.65%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.65%) C#
6 3 (0.99%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.99%) PHP
7 2 (0.66%) ABAP
7 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.33%) C++
8 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 140 (46.20%) CISSP
2 66 (21.78%) CISM
3 33 (10.89%) Degree
4 27 (8.91%) OSCP
4 27 (8.91%) OSCE
5 23 (7.59%) CISA
6 20 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (6.60%) CCNA
7 19 (6.27%) ISSAP
7 19 (6.27%) ISSMP
8 18 (5.94%) CCNP
9 15 (4.95%) ISEB
10 14 (4.62%) A+ Certification
11 10 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (3.30%) Security Cleared
12 8 (2.64%) CEH
13 7 (2.31%) PCI QSA
14 6 (1.98%) PMP
14 6 (1.98%) PMI Certification
14 6 (1.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (29.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (14.19%) PCI DSS
3 21 (6.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 15 (4.95%) COBIT
6 12 (3.96%) SLA
7 5 (1.65%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.99%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.31%) Snort
3 5 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.66%) Firmware
6 1 (0.33%) XenApp
6 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.97%) Nessus
2 2 (0.66%) Nagios
3 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.33%) SCCM
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
3 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 41 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.91%) ArcSight
3 16 (5.28%) Splunk
4 15 (4.95%) Cisco
5 11 (3.63%) CheckPoint
5 11 (3.63%) Sourcefire
6 10 (3.30%) Citrix
7 9 (2.97%) Sun
8 8 (2.64%) Websense
9 6 (1.98%) VMware
10 5 (1.65%) Oracle
11 4 (1.32%) TOWER Software
11 4 (1.32%) Fortinet
11 4 (1.32%) NetApp
12 3 (0.99%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.99%) LogRhythm
12 3 (0.99%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.99%) HP
12 3 (0.99%) Dell
12 3 (0.99%) Wyse
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Salary: From £48,000 to £68,000 per annum + Bens +Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
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