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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 116 163 100
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -63
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 153 96 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.28% 1.31% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.57% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 137 75 112
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £51,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
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
5777 6128 5466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.90% 83.50% 79.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4790 4867 4629
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Cheshire +33 74 £53,750 +7.50% 6
Manchester +30 72 £49,500 +7.60% 17
Merseyside -2 2 £50,000 - 2
Cumbria - 1 £24,690 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 134 (49.26%) Finance
2 85 (31.25%) Risk Management
3 75 (27.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (24.26%) ITIL
5 60 (22.06%) Banking
6 55 (20.22%) Management Information System
6 55 (20.22%) Firewall
7 53 (19.49%) CISSP
8 48 (17.65%) Project Management
8 48 (17.65%) Cyber Security
9 47 (17.28%) Windows
9 47 (17.28%) Risk Assessment
10 43 (15.81%) Security Management
11 42 (15.44%) Penetration Testing
12 40 (14.71%) Degree
13 34 (12.50%) UNIX
14 33 (12.13%) Microsoft
14 33 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (11.76%) Service Management
15 32 (11.76%) CISA
16 31 (11.40%) PCI DSS
17 30 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
17 30 (11.03%) Linux
18 29 (10.66%) Enterprise Architecture
19 28 (10.29%) Investment Banking
19 28 (10.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 24 (8.82%) CISM
20 24 (8.82%) Wealth Management
20 24 (8.82%) Risk Analysis
21 22 (8.09%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (3.31%) SharePoint
1 9 (3.31%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.47%) JBoss
2 4 (1.47%) Apache
2 4 (1.47%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.47%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.47%) Jetty
2 4 (1.47%) Liferay
3 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.37%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (5.51%) MS Office
2 9 (3.31%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) SAP SRM
1 1 (0.37%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (20.22%) Firewall
2 19 (6.99%) Network Security
3 16 (5.88%) VoIP
4 15 (5.51%) VPN
5 13 (4.78%) DNS
6 10 (3.68%) SAN
7 9 (3.31%) Broadband
7 9 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (2.94%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.21%) Wireless
9 6 (2.21%) LAN
9 6 (2.21%) DHCP
10 5 (1.84%) WAN
10 5 (1.84%) SMTP
10 5 (1.84%) Internet
10 5 (1.84%) SSL
11 4 (1.47%) IPv6
11 4 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.47%) VLAN
12 3 (1.10%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.04%) MySQL
2 9 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.57%) Big Data
4 6 (2.21%) Informix
4 6 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.37%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (1.47%) Subversion
1 4 (1.47%) Maven
1 4 (1.47%) JIRA
1 4 (1.47%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.47%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.37%) AppScan
General
1 134 (49.26%) Finance
2 60 (22.06%) Banking
3 28 (10.29%) Investment Banking
4 19 (6.99%) Legal
5 16 (5.88%) Retail
6 13 (4.78%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
8 6 (2.21%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.47%) Law
10 3 (1.10%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) Marketing
11 1 (0.37%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 54 (19.85%) Analyst
2 31 (11.40%) Security Analyst
3 29 (10.66%) Security Manager
4 27 (9.93%) Architect
4 27 (9.93%) Project Manager
4 27 (9.93%) Security Architect
4 27 (9.93%) Security Engineer
5 21 (7.72%) Consultant
6 20 (7.35%) Information Manager
6 20 (7.35%) Information Security Analyst
6 20 (7.35%) Information Analyst
7 16 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
8 14 (5.15%) Graduate
9 12 (4.41%) Risk Analyst
10 11 (4.04%) IT Security Manager
11 10 (3.68%) Security Officer
12 8 (2.94%) IT Security Architect
12 8 (2.94%) IT Architect
13 7 (2.57%) Risk Manager
13 7 (2.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.09%) Web Services
2 6 (2.21%) CSS
2 6 (2.21%) HTML
2 6 (2.21%) .NET
3 4 (1.47%) J2EE
3 4 (1.47%) Java EE
3 4 (1.47%) jQuery
3 4 (1.47%) RESTful
3 4 (1.47%) HTML5
3 4 (1.47%) PhoneGap
3 4 (1.47%) Laravel
3 4 (1.47%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.47%) li3
3 4 (1.47%) Spring
4 2 (0.74%) JNI
4 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.37%) JSP
5 1 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (20.22%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.78%) GIS
4 11 (4.04%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.31%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.94%) Cybercrime
7 6 (2.21%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.21%) Life Science
8 5 (1.84%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.84%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.47%) User Experience
9 4 (1.47%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.47%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.47%) PMI
9 4 (1.47%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.10%) NHS
10 3 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.74%) PKI
11 2 (0.74%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 47 (17.28%) Windows
2 34 (12.50%) UNIX
3 30 (11.03%) Linux
4 3 (1.10%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.10%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.74%) Android
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.37%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (31.25%) Risk Management
2 66 (24.26%) ITIL
3 48 (17.65%) Project Management
3 48 (17.65%) Cyber Security
4 47 (17.28%) Risk Assessment
5 43 (15.81%) Security Management
6 42 (15.44%) Penetration Testing
7 33 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (11.76%) Service Management
9 30 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (10.66%) Enterprise Architecture
11 28 (10.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 24 (8.82%) Wealth Management
12 24 (8.82%) Risk Analysis
13 22 (8.09%) PRINCE2
14 20 (7.35%) Business Continuity
15 19 (6.99%) Change Management
15 19 (6.99%) Network Design
15 19 (6.99%) Data Protection
15 19 (6.99%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.62%) SQL
2 12 (4.41%) C
3 8 (2.94%) PHP
4 7 (2.57%) Java
5 5 (1.84%) C++
6 4 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.47%) Perl
6 4 (1.47%) Python
7 2 (0.74%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (0.74%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.74%) C#
7 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (19.49%) CISSP
2 40 (14.71%) Degree
3 32 (11.76%) CISA
4 24 (8.82%) CISM
5 11 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.94%) CCNA
7 7 (2.57%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.84%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.47%) CEH
9 4 (1.47%) MBA
9 4 (1.47%) CCNP
10 3 (1.10%) GIAC
10 3 (1.10%) PMP
10 3 (1.10%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.10%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.74%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.74%) ISACA
11 2 (0.74%) OSCP
11 2 (0.74%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (27.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (11.40%) PCI DSS
3 16 (5.88%) COBIT
4 15 (5.51%) QA
5 14 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 9 (3.31%) SLA
6 9 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (1.10%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.74%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.47%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.74%) XenApp
5 1 (0.37%) Snort
5 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
1 2 (0.74%) Nessus
2 1 (0.37%) Nmap
2 1 (0.37%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.37%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.25%) Cisco
2 17 (6.25%) VMware
3 11 (4.04%) Oracle
4 8 (2.94%) Juniper
5 7 (2.57%) Citrix
6 6 (2.21%) Sybase
6 6 (2.21%) Fortinet
7 4 (1.47%) Dell
8 3 (1.10%) HP
8 3 (1.10%) IBM
8 3 (1.10%) Apple
8 3 (1.10%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.10%) LANDesk
9 2 (0.74%) Nokia
9 2 (0.74%) Brocade
9 2 (0.74%) AppSense
9 2 (0.74%) Splunk
9 2 (0.74%) Avaya
9 2 (0.74%) EMC
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