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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 101 194 173
Rank change year-on-year
+93 -21
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 177 51 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.43% 0.73% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 0.91% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 162 37 83
Average salary £53,750 £41,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.51% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,100 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,200 £62,000
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
6103 5604 6104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.66% 80.67% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5248 4693 5357
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,600 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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
Cheshire +56 82 £60,000 +29.03% 6
Manchester +36 70 £50,000 +23.45% 15
Merseyside +22 12 £50,000 +30.71% 1
Lancashire +2 5 £29,358 +54.51% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 114 (41.45%) CISSP
2 102 (37.09%) Finance
3 80 (29.09%) Windows
4 72 (26.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 63 (22.91%) UNIX
6 60 (21.82%) CISM
7 59 (21.45%) Firewall
8 56 (20.36%) Management Information System
8 56 (20.36%) ITIL
9 48 (17.45%) Microsoft
10 47 (17.09%) Linux
10 47 (17.09%) SIEM
11 46 (16.73%) Degree
12 42 (15.27%) Risk Management
12 42 (15.27%) Data Protection
13 40 (14.55%) Cyber Security
14 38 (13.82%) PCI DSS
15 37 (13.45%) Penetration Testing
16 36 (13.09%) Security Architecture
17 35 (12.73%) SQL
18 32 (11.64%) ArcSight
19 30 (10.91%) Security Management
20 28 (10.18%) SQL Server
21 27 (9.82%) Business Continuity
22 26 (9.45%) GIS
22 26 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
23 25 (9.09%) Network Security
23 25 (9.09%) MS Excel
23 25 (9.09%) E-Commerce
24 24 (8.73%) Financial Institution

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 15 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.27%) IIS
3 6 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.73%) Apache
4 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.73%) SAS
4 2 (0.73%) CMS
4 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.73%) Drupal
5 1 (0.36%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.64%) MS Office
3 5 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) RMDS
1 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.64%) Office 365
2 4 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (21.45%) Firewall
2 25 (9.09%) Network Security
3 14 (5.09%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.09%) DNS
4 13 (4.73%) LDAP
5 10 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (3.64%) Internet
6 9 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (2.18%) SAN
7 6 (2.18%) Wireshark
7 6 (2.18%) VPN
8 5 (1.82%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.82%) FTP
8 5 (1.82%) HTTP
8 5 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.09%) DMZ
9 3 (1.09%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.73%) DHCP
10 2 (0.73%) SNMP
11 1 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.27%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.73%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.73%) DB2
5 2 (0.73%) Big Data
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Subversion
General
1 102 (37.09%) Finance
2 24 (8.73%) Banking
2 24 (8.73%) Financial Institution
3 22 (8.00%) Retail
4 17 (6.18%) Law
5 10 (3.64%) Legal
6 3 (1.09%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.73%) Games
7 2 (0.73%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 55 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 39 (14.18%) Analyst
3 38 (13.82%) Information Security Engineer
4 32 (11.64%) Security Manager
5 30 (10.91%) Consultant
6 26 (9.45%) Security Consultant
7 24 (8.73%) Security Analyst
8 21 (7.64%) Information Manager
9 20 (7.27%) Information Security Manager
10 13 (4.73%) Head of Security
11 12 (4.36%) Head of Information Security
11 12 (4.36%) Security Specialist
12 11 (4.00%) Information Analyst
12 11 (4.00%) IT Security Consultant
12 11 (4.00%) Administrator
12 11 (4.00%) IT Consultant
12 11 (4.00%) Developer
12 11 (4.00%) Information Security Analyst
13 10 (3.64%) Tester
13 10 (3.64%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.00%) .NET
2 8 (2.91%) XML
3 6 (2.18%) Flash
4 5 (1.82%) Web Services
5 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.45%) SAML
5 4 (1.45%) JSON
5 4 (1.45%) Memcached
5 4 (1.45%) REST
5 4 (1.45%) OAuth
6 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.73%) Ajax
6 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.73%) Django
6 2 (0.73%) jQuery
6 2 (0.73%) CSS
6 2 (0.73%) HTML
7 1 (0.36%) Middleware
7 1 (0.36%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 56 (20.36%) Management Information System
2 26 (9.45%) GIS
2 26 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.27%) Tandem
4 8 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.91%) Open Source
5 6 (2.18%) CESG
5 6 (2.18%) RMADS
6 4 (1.45%) Data Extraction
6 4 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (1.45%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.09%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.73%) VSAM
9 1 (0.36%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Replication
9 1 (0.36%) Online Games
9 1 (0.36%) iPad
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 80 (29.09%) Windows
2 63 (22.91%) UNIX
3 47 (17.09%) Linux
4 17 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (5.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.73%) HPUX
10 1 (0.36%) AIX
10 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.36%) ITIL
2 47 (17.09%) SIEM
3 42 (15.27%) Data Protection
3 42 (15.27%) Risk Management
4 40 (14.55%) Cyber Security
5 37 (13.45%) Penetration Testing
6 36 (13.09%) Security Architecture
7 30 (10.91%) Security Management
8 27 (9.82%) Business Continuity
9 25 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 24 (8.73%) Information Security Management
11 18 (6.55%) Mentoring
12 17 (6.18%) Project Management
13 16 (5.82%) ISMS
13 16 (5.82%) Line Management
14 15 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (5.09%) Risk Assessment
16 13 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (4.73%) Network Design
16 13 (4.73%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.73%) SQL
2 11 (4.00%) Perl
3 9 (3.27%) T-SQL
3 9 (3.27%) Python
4 6 (2.18%) PHP
4 6 (2.18%) Java
5 4 (1.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.45%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.45%) C#
6 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (41.45%) CISSP
2 60 (21.82%) CISM
3 46 (16.73%) Degree
4 21 (7.64%) ISSAP
4 21 (7.64%) ISSMP
4 21 (7.64%) CISA
5 19 (6.91%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (6.91%) CCNA
6 17 (6.18%) CCNP
7 14 (5.09%) A+ Certification
8 12 (4.36%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (4.00%) ISEB
10 9 (3.27%) CEH
10 9 (3.27%) OSCP
10 9 (3.27%) OSCE
11 8 (2.91%) Security Cleared
12 7 (2.55%) EnCE
13 6 (2.18%) CRISC
13 6 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (2.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (26.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (13.82%) PCI DSS
3 24 (8.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (6.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 15 (5.45%) SLA
6 12 (4.36%) COBIT
7 3 (1.09%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.45%) Postfix
3 4 (1.45%) Squid
3 4 (1.45%) Varnish
4 3 (1.09%) XenApp
4 3 (1.09%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.73%) Firmware
5 2 (0.73%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (2.18%) Nagios
1 6 (2.18%) Nessus
2 4 (1.45%) Puppet
2 4 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.45%) Icinga
3 1 (0.36%) SCCM
3 1 (0.36%) SCOM
3 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 48 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.64%) ArcSight
3 17 (6.18%) Cisco
4 14 (5.09%) Citrix
4 14 (5.09%) CheckPoint
5 13 (4.73%) Splunk
6 12 (4.36%) Oracle
7 10 (3.64%) Sun
8 8 (2.91%) Sourcefire
9 7 (2.55%) Websense
10 6 (2.18%) HP
10 6 (2.18%) VMware
11 4 (1.45%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.09%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.73%) LogLogic
13 2 (0.73%) NCR
13 2 (0.73%) CA
14 1 (0.36%) NetApp
14 1 (0.36%) IBM
14 1 (0.36%) Clearswift
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Posted: Yesterday
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