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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 98 189 180
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 189 50 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.59% 0.75% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 0.92% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 176 38 69
Average salary £52,500 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.62% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £32,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,150 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +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
6063 5433 6355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.93% 81.00% 80.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5217 4517 5597
Average salary £40,000 £38,625 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Manchester +40 85 £50,000 +14.94% 11
Cheshire +56 77 £58,500 +30.00% 3
Merseyside +18 11 £50,000 +60.00% 3
Lancashire -1 7 £47,750 +151.31%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 132 (44.59%) CISSP
2 102 (34.46%) Finance
3 90 (30.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 88 (29.73%) Windows
5 68 (22.97%) ITIL
6 67 (22.64%) CISM
7 60 (20.27%) UNIX
8 58 (19.59%) Firewall
9 53 (17.91%) Linux
10 52 (17.57%) Management Information System
11 50 (16.89%) Microsoft
12 49 (16.55%) SIEM
13 47 (15.88%) PCI DSS
14 45 (15.20%) Risk Management
14 45 (15.20%) Penetration Testing
14 45 (15.20%) Security Architecture
15 42 (14.19%) Security Management
15 42 (14.19%) Degree
16 40 (13.51%) Data Protection
17 37 (12.50%) Cyber Security
18 36 (12.16%) SQL
19 34 (11.49%) Information Security Management
20 31 (10.47%) ArcSight
21 29 (9.80%) SQL Server
21 29 (9.80%) Business Continuity
21 29 (9.80%) Network Security
22 28 (9.46%) Banking
23 27 (9.12%) E-Commerce
24 26 (8.78%) GIS
24 26 (8.78%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (4.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.04%) IIS
3 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.68%) Drupal
5 2 (0.68%) Apache
5 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.68%) SAS
5 2 (0.68%) CMS
6 1 (0.34%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.09%) MS Office
3 5 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) RMDS
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.07%) Office 365
2 4 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (19.59%) Firewall
2 29 (9.80%) Network Security
3 14 (4.73%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.05%) LDAP
4 12 (4.05%) DNS
5 9 (3.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (2.70%) VPN
6 8 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (2.36%) Internet
8 6 (2.03%) Wireshark
8 6 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.69%) HTTPS
9 5 (1.69%) SAN
9 5 (1.69%) FTP
9 5 (1.69%) HTTP
10 4 (1.35%) LAN
10 4 (1.35%) WAN
11 3 (1.01%) DHCP
11 3 (1.01%) DMZ
11 3 (1.01%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.01%) Big Data
5 3 (1.01%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.68%) DB2
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 102 (34.46%) Finance
2 28 (9.46%) Banking
3 21 (7.09%) Financial Institution
4 20 (6.76%) Retail
5 18 (6.08%) Law
6 8 (2.70%) Legal
7 3 (1.01%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.01%) Marketing
8 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.68%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (19.26%) Security Engineer
2 42 (14.19%) Analyst
2 42 (14.19%) Security Manager
3 41 (13.85%) Information Security Engineer
4 37 (12.50%) Consultant
5 32 (10.81%) Security Consultant
6 30 (10.14%) Information Manager
7 29 (9.80%) Information Security Manager
8 27 (9.12%) Security Analyst
9 19 (6.42%) IT Consultant
9 19 (6.42%) Tester
9 19 (6.42%) Penetration Tester
10 18 (6.08%) IT Security Consultant
11 13 (4.39%) Administrator
11 13 (4.39%) Head of Security
12 12 (4.05%) Head of Information Security
13 11 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
13 11 (3.72%) Information Analyst
13 11 (3.72%) Information Security Analyst
13 11 (3.72%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.04%) .NET
2 7 (2.36%) XML
3 6 (2.03%) Flash
4 5 (1.69%) Web Services
5 4 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.35%) SAML
5 4 (1.35%) JSON
5 4 (1.35%) OAuth
5 4 (1.35%) REST
6 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.68%) Django
6 2 (0.68%) jQuery
6 2 (0.68%) CSS
6 2 (0.68%) HTML
6 2 (0.68%) Ajax
7 1 (0.34%) Middleware
7 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 52 (17.57%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.78%) GIS
2 26 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.76%) Tandem
4 8 (2.70%) Open Source
5 6 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.35%) RMADS
6 4 (1.35%) Data Extraction
6 4 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.35%) CESG
6 4 (1.35%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.68%) VSAM
8 1 (0.34%) CCTV
8 1 (0.34%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.34%) iPhone
8 1 (0.34%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.34%) Online Games
8 1 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (29.73%) Windows
2 60 (20.27%) UNIX
3 53 (17.91%) Linux
4 15 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.01%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.68%) HPUX
10 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (22.97%) ITIL
2 49 (16.55%) SIEM
3 45 (15.20%) Security Architecture
3 45 (15.20%) Risk Management
3 45 (15.20%) Penetration Testing
4 42 (14.19%) Security Management
5 40 (13.51%) Data Protection
6 37 (12.50%) Cyber Security
7 34 (11.49%) Information Security Management
8 29 (9.80%) Business Continuity
9 27 (9.12%) E-Commerce
10 24 (8.11%) ISMS
11 19 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (6.08%) Mentoring
13 17 (5.74%) Project Management
14 16 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
15 15 (5.07%) Line Management
16 14 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (4.73%) Migration
17 13 (4.39%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.16%) SQL
2 9 (3.04%) T-SQL
2 9 (3.04%) Python
3 8 (2.70%) Perl
4 6 (2.03%) Java
5 4 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.35%) C#
6 3 (1.01%) PHP
7 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 132 (44.59%) CISSP
2 67 (22.64%) CISM
3 42 (14.19%) Degree
4 23 (7.77%) CISA
4 23 (7.77%) ISSAP
4 23 (7.77%) ISSMP
5 19 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (6.42%) CCNA
6 18 (6.08%) OSCP
6 18 (6.08%) OSCE
7 17 (5.74%) CCNP
8 14 (4.73%) A+ Certification
9 13 (4.39%) ISEB
10 11 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.70%) Security Cleared
12 7 (2.36%) CEH
13 6 (2.03%) PMP
13 6 (2.03%) PMI Certification
13 6 (2.03%) CRISC
14 5 (1.69%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (30.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (15.88%) PCI DSS
3 25 (8.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (5.74%) COBIT
5 16 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 13 (4.39%) SLA
7 4 (1.35%) ISO 9001
8 3 (1.01%) HIPAA
System Software
1 19 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.01%) Snort
4 2 (0.68%) Firmware
4 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.68%) XenApp
4 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.34%) Varnish
5 1 (0.34%) Postfix
5 1 (0.34%) Squid
5 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.70%) Nessus
2 3 (1.01%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.34%) SCCM
3 1 (0.34%) SCOM
3 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) Icinga
Vendors
1 50 (16.89%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.47%) ArcSight
3 16 (5.41%) Cisco
4 14 (4.73%) CheckPoint
5 13 (4.39%) Citrix
5 13 (4.39%) Splunk
6 10 (3.38%) Sourcefire
6 10 (3.38%) Sun
6 10 (3.38%) Oracle
7 8 (2.70%) Websense
8 5 (1.69%) VMware
9 4 (1.35%) TOWER Software
9 4 (1.35%) HP
10 3 (1.01%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.68%) CA
11 2 (0.68%) NetApp
11 2 (0.68%) NCR
11 2 (0.68%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.68%) Fortinet
11 2 (0.68%) LogLogic
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