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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / North West
Rank 100 78 137
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +59
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 175 184 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.92% 3.25% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 3.69% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 105 115 112
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,050
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £95,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-3.80% +5.00%

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
5417 4989 6132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.33% 88.22% 87.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4498 4145 5123
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -50 99 £42,500 -24.61% 16
Cheshire +24 27 £56,250 +45.16% 4
Merseyside -5 21 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Lancashire -7 4 £46,250 +42.30%
Cumbria +8 2 £67,500 +28.57%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 142 (36.13%) Degree
2 138 (35.11%) CISSP
3 108 (27.48%) CISM
4 101 (25.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 92 (23.41%) Management Information System
6 89 (22.65%) VMware
7 88 (22.39%) Security Cleared
8 87 (22.14%) PCI DSS
9 83 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 82 (20.87%) C
11 81 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
11 81 (20.61%) Cybersecurity
11 81 (20.61%) Time Management
12 80 (20.36%) Risk Management
13 75 (19.08%) Network Security
14 71 (18.07%) DevOps
15 70 (17.81%) Scrum
16 68 (17.30%) Linux
17 65 (16.54%) DV Cleared
18 63 (16.03%) Finance
19 62 (15.78%) Java
20 59 (15.01%) Security Management
20 59 (15.01%) Hyper-V
20 59 (15.01%) SDLC
21 58 (14.76%) Analytics
22 57 (14.50%) Firewall
23 56 (14.25%) Security Operations
24 55 (13.99%) Military
25 51 (12.98%) Cisco
26 49 (12.47%) JavaScript

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 43 (10.94%) Apache Pig
1 43 (10.94%) Apache Spark
1 43 (10.94%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (5.34%) IIS
3 18 (4.58%) Confluence
4 12 (3.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.02%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.76%) JBoss
6 3 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (2.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.80%) Office 365
2 8 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.76%) SaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) PaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (19.08%) Network Security
2 57 (14.50%) Firewall
3 22 (5.60%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (4.83%) WAN
5 17 (4.33%) LAN
6 12 (3.05%) DNS
6 12 (3.05%) VoIP
7 11 (2.80%) MPLS
8 9 (2.29%) DHCP
9 8 (2.04%) Internet
10 7 (1.78%) BGP
11 6 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (1.53%) EIGRP
11 6 (1.53%) OSPF
11 6 (1.53%) VPLS
12 5 (1.27%) SAN
12 5 (1.27%) TCP/IP
12 5 (1.27%) VLAN
13 4 (1.02%) DECT
13 4 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.21%) MySQL
2 44 (11.20%) Relational Database
3 43 (10.94%) Apache Hive
3 43 (10.94%) Big Data
3 43 (10.94%) Hadoop
3 43 (10.94%) MongoDB
4 42 (10.69%) RDBMS
5 20 (5.09%) GIS
6 11 (2.80%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.76%) DB2
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 18 (4.58%) JIRA
2 12 (3.05%) Cucumber
2 12 (3.05%) Selenium
3 7 (1.78%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.76%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.76%) Subversion
5 2 (0.51%) Ant
General
1 63 (16.03%) Finance
2 55 (13.99%) Military
3 42 (10.69%) Banking
4 26 (6.62%) Retail
5 17 (4.33%) Law
6 16 (4.07%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.05%) Legal
8 9 (2.29%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.04%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (1.78%) Marketing
11 5 (1.27%) Advertising
12 4 (1.02%) Back Office
13 3 (0.76%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.25%) Electronics
14 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.25%) Local Government
14 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (13.74%) Analyst
2 50 (12.72%) Consultant
3 48 (12.21%) Security Manager
4 43 (10.94%) Security Analyst
5 37 (9.41%) Security Consultant
6 36 (9.16%) Information Manager
7 33 (8.40%) Information Security Manager
8 32 (8.14%) Security Engineer
9 29 (7.38%) Developer
10 28 (7.12%) Information Security Consultant
11 25 (6.36%) Architect
12 23 (5.85%) Information Security Engineer
13 22 (5.60%) Security Officer
13 22 (5.60%) Software Engineer
14 21 (5.34%) Information Analyst
14 21 (5.34%) Information Security Analyst
15 17 (4.33%) Software Developer
16 16 (4.07%) Java Developer
16 16 (4.07%) Network Consultant
16 16 (4.07%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.70%) Hibernate
1 46 (11.70%) Middleware
2 43 (10.94%) Apache Camel
2 43 (10.94%) Java EE
2 43 (10.94%) Spring
3 42 (10.69%) CSS
3 42 (10.69%) HTML
4 39 (9.92%) jQuery
5 38 (9.67%) HTML5
6 37 (9.41%) AngularJS
6 37 (9.41%) CSS3
6 37 (9.41%) Node.js
7 20 (5.09%) LAMP
8 8 (2.04%) Web Services
9 6 (1.53%) .NET
10 5 (1.27%) Laravel
11 4 (1.02%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.02%) REST
11 4 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (0.76%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 92 (23.41%) Management Information System
2 43 (10.94%) Computer Science
3 42 (10.69%) PKI
4 27 (6.87%) Security Operations Centre
5 21 (5.34%) Data Centre
6 20 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.29%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (2.29%) User Experience
8 8 (2.04%) iPad
9 7 (1.78%) Cyber Attack
9 7 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.78%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.27%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.27%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.02%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.02%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.76%) CESG
12 3 (0.76%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.76%) NHS
12 3 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (17.30%) Linux
2 37 (9.41%) Windows
3 28 (7.12%) Unix
4 25 (6.36%) Windows Server
5 16 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.05%) AIX
7 9 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.02%) CentOS
10 2 (0.51%) Android
10 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
1 81 (20.61%) Cybersecurity
1 81 (20.61%) Time Management
2 80 (20.36%) Risk Management
3 71 (18.07%) DevOps
4 70 (17.81%) Scrum
5 59 (15.01%) SDLC
5 59 (15.01%) Security Management
6 58 (14.76%) Analytics
7 56 (14.25%) Security Operations
8 48 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 46 (11.70%) Data Analytics
9 46 (11.70%) ITIL
10 44 (11.20%) Incident Management
11 43 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 42 (10.69%) Visualisation
13 40 (10.18%) Software Engineering
14 37 (9.41%) Security Architecture
15 35 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
15 35 (8.91%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (20.87%) C
2 62 (15.78%) Java
3 49 (12.47%) JavaScript
4 46 (11.70%) C#
5 43 (10.94%) Perl
5 43 (10.94%) Python
6 37 (9.41%) Ruby
7 16 (4.07%) SQL
8 15 (3.82%) C++
9 9 (2.29%) PHP
10 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 142 (36.13%) Degree
2 138 (35.11%) CISSP
3 108 (27.48%) CISM
4 88 (22.39%) Security Cleared
5 65 (16.54%) DV Cleared
6 42 (10.69%) CISA
7 25 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (4.33%) IISP
9 16 (4.07%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (3.56%) ISSAP
11 12 (3.05%) CCNA
11 12 (3.05%) CCNP
12 11 (2.80%) CISMP
13 9 (2.29%) CRISC
14 8 (2.04%) SC Cleared
15 7 (1.78%) CEH
15 7 (1.78%) PCI QSA
16 6 (1.53%) A+ Certification
16 6 (1.53%) Network+ Certification
17 5 (1.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (25.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (22.14%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.31%) COBIT
4 9 (2.29%) ISO22301
5 4 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.76%) SLA
7 2 (0.51%) GDPR
7 2 (0.51%) GPG13
7 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.51%) RMADS
8 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 83 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (15.01%) Hyper-V
3 19 (4.83%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.25%) NDS
6 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.27%) WSUS
3 4 (1.02%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.02%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.02%) HP SIM
3 4 (1.02%) SCCM
4 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.76%) Puppet
4 3 (0.76%) RSA enVision
5 2 (0.51%) Nessus
5 2 (0.51%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.51%) Nmap
5 2 (0.51%) QRadar
6 1 (0.25%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 89 (22.65%) VMware
2 51 (12.98%) Cisco
3 48 (12.21%) Oracle
4 30 (7.63%) Splunk
5 29 (7.38%) Microsoft
6 25 (6.36%) Citrix
7 21 (5.34%) ArcSight
8 12 (3.05%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.04%) Avaya
9 8 (2.04%) Symantec
10 7 (1.78%) HP
10 7 (1.78%) Sophos
11 6 (1.53%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.27%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.27%) Juniper
12 5 (1.27%) NetApp
12 5 (1.27%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.02%) Canon
13 4 (1.02%) Fortinet
13 4 (1.02%) GFI Software
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