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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 104 143 202
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +59
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 136 121 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.40% 1.84% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.10% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 105 93 46
Average salary £55,250 £50,000 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.50% +15.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £31,700 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £71,900 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.04%
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
4906 5760 6039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.66% 87.43% 85.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4132 4579 4873
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,600 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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 +47 90 £55,250 +34.75% 12
Merseyside +26 20 £57,000 -0.86% 4
Cheshire -20 12 £51,250 +2.50% 4
Lancashire - 8 £63,000 -
Cumbria +9 3 £52,500 +74.09%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 101 (30.51%) CISSP
2 90 (27.19%) CISM
2 90 (27.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (25.98%) Management Information System
4 85 (25.68%) Risk Management
5 78 (23.56%) Security Management
6 76 (22.96%) Windows
7 74 (22.36%) Finance
8 68 (20.54%) SIEM
8 68 (20.54%) Security Operations
9 65 (19.64%) Penetration Testing
10 62 (18.73%) Firewall
11 61 (18.43%) Microsoft
12 52 (15.71%) ITIL
13 49 (14.80%) Unix
14 48 (14.50%) Linux
14 48 (14.50%) PCI DSS
14 48 (14.50%) Cybersecurity
15 45 (13.60%) Incident Management
16 43 (12.99%) Degree
16 43 (12.99%) Risk Assessment
17 40 (12.08%) Banking
17 40 (12.08%) Network Security
18 35 (10.57%) Reverse Engineering
19 34 (10.27%) Security Testing
19 34 (10.27%) Business Continuity
20 33 (9.97%) Information Security Management
20 33 (9.97%) TCP/IP
21 31 (9.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 30 (9.06%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (3.02%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.60%) IIS
5 1 (0.30%) Apache
5 1 (0.30%) CMS
5 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.72%) MS Office
3 6 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Line 500
1 3 (0.91%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.42%) Office 365
2 6 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.21%) GitHub
4 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.91%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.30%) IaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.30%) PaaS
5 1 (0.30%) SaaS
5 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 62 (18.73%) Firewall
2 40 (12.08%) Network Security
3 33 (9.97%) TCP/IP
4 20 (6.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (5.74%) Wireless
6 17 (5.14%) Internet
7 13 (3.93%) DNS
8 11 (3.32%) Wireshark
9 10 (3.02%) DHCP
10 9 (2.72%) SAN
11 8 (2.42%) VLAN
12 7 (2.11%) Junos
12 7 (2.11%) MPLS
12 7 (2.11%) tcpdump
13 6 (1.81%) Broadband
13 6 (1.81%) HTTPS
14 5 (1.51%) LAN
14 5 (1.51%) VoIP
14 5 (1.51%) WAN
14 5 (1.51%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.30%) GIS
5 1 (0.30%) MySQL
5 1 (0.30%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.60%) GitLab
1 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.60%) MSI
2 1 (0.30%) sqlmap
General
1 74 (22.36%) Finance
2 40 (12.08%) Banking
3 30 (9.06%) Legal
4 17 (5.14%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.81%) Law
5 6 (1.81%) Marketing
6 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.51%) Retail
7 1 (0.30%) Billing
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 87 (26.28%) Analyst
2 52 (15.71%) Security Analyst
2 52 (15.71%) Security Manager
3 28 (8.46%) Consultant
3 28 (8.46%) IT Manager
3 28 (8.46%) Security Consultant
3 28 (8.46%) Tester
4 27 (8.16%) Information Manager
5 26 (7.85%) Penetration Tester
6 25 (7.55%) Information Security Manager
7 23 (6.95%) Information Analyst
7 23 (6.95%) Information Security Analyst
7 23 (6.95%) Security Specialist
8 21 (6.34%) SOC Analyst
9 17 (5.14%) IT Analyst
9 17 (5.14%) IT Security Manager
10 15 (4.53%) IT Security Analyst
11 14 (4.23%) Applications Tester
12 13 (3.93%) IT Security Specialist
12 13 (3.93%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.53%) Web Services
2 10 (3.02%) .NET
3 9 (2.72%) Middleware
4 6 (1.81%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.30%) HTML
5 1 (0.30%) JSON
5 1 (0.30%) OAuth
5 1 (0.30%) REST
5 1 (0.30%) SAML
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (25.98%) Management Information System
2 28 (8.46%) Security Operations Centre
3 25 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.53%) Client/Server
4 15 (4.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (3.93%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.72%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Licensing
9 5 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.51%) iPad
10 4 (1.21%) CESG
10 4 (1.21%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.21%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.21%) PKI
10 4 (1.21%) Social Media
11 3 (0.91%) BYOD
11 3 (0.91%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (22.96%) Windows
2 49 (14.80%) Unix
3 48 (14.50%) Linux
4 14 (4.23%) Android
5 13 (3.93%) Apple iOS
6 12 (3.63%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.42%) Mac OS X
8 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.91%) Debian
9 3 (0.91%) Solaris
9 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (25.68%) Risk Management
2 78 (23.56%) Security Management
3 68 (20.54%) Security Operations
3 68 (20.54%) SIEM
4 65 (19.64%) Penetration Testing
5 52 (15.71%) ITIL
6 48 (14.50%) Cybersecurity
7 45 (13.60%) Incident Management
8 43 (12.99%) Risk Assessment
9 35 (10.57%) Reverse Engineering
10 34 (10.27%) Business Continuity
10 34 (10.27%) Security Testing
11 33 (9.97%) Information Security Management
12 31 (9.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 30 (9.06%) Project Management
14 29 (8.76%) Change Management
14 29 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (7.55%) Security Architecture
16 23 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (6.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.53%) SQL
2 8 (2.42%) C#
2 8 (2.42%) PHP
3 5 (1.51%) C++
3 5 (1.51%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.51%) Python
3 5 (1.51%) VB.NET
4 4 (1.21%) Java
5 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.30%) C
6 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 101 (30.51%) CISSP
2 90 (27.19%) CISM
3 43 (12.99%) Degree
4 23 (6.95%) CEH
5 21 (6.34%) GCIH
6 18 (5.44%) SANS
6 18 (5.44%) Security Cleared
7 16 (4.83%) CISA
8 13 (3.93%) GIAC
9 11 (3.32%) CREST Certified
9 11 (3.32%) SC Cleared
10 10 (3.02%) OSCP
11 9 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.11%) CISMP
12 7 (2.11%) EC-Council LPT
13 6 (1.81%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.81%) CHFI
13 6 (1.81%) ECSA
13 6 (1.81%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (1.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (27.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (14.50%) PCI DSS
3 22 (6.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (4.53%) COBIT
5 13 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 9 (2.72%) ISO22301
7 7 (2.11%) ISO 9001
8 4 (1.21%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (1.21%) ISO 14001
8 4 (1.21%) SLA
8 4 (1.21%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.60%) COSO
9 2 (0.60%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.60%) QA
10 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.30%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.30%) RMADS
10 1 (0.30%) Val IT
System Software
1 19 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.11%) Snort
4 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.81%) EnCase
2 3 (0.91%) SCOM
3 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.60%) Puppet
3 2 (0.60%) yum
4 1 (0.30%) Nessus
4 1 (0.30%) Nmap
Vendors
1 61 (18.43%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.34%) VMware
3 18 (5.44%) Cisco
4 13 (3.93%) CheckPoint
5 10 (3.02%) Intel Security
5 10 (3.02%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.11%) Dell
6 7 (2.11%) Juniper
7 6 (1.81%) Avaya
7 6 (1.81%) NetWitness
7 6 (1.81%) SonicWALL
7 6 (1.81%) Sophos
7 6 (1.81%) Symantec
8 5 (1.51%) SAP
9 4 (1.21%) Citrix
9 4 (1.21%) Splunk
10 3 (0.91%) HP
10 3 (0.91%) IBM
10 3 (0.91%) MobileIron
10 3 (0.91%) ScanSafe
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