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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 145 135 160
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 115 115 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 1.72% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.16% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 98 81 80
Average salary £48,200 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.60% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
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
6178 5330 5730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.35% 79.56% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5091 4475 4898
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 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 October 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 1 October 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 +2 46 £56,250 +2.27% 12
Manchester -14 44 £46,000 -9.80% 10
Merseyside +16 19 £50,000 +20.48% 5
Lancashire -9 3 £36,054 +89.75% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 79 (38.92%) CISSP
2 63 (31.03%) Finance
3 53 (26.11%) ITIL
4 52 (25.62%) Windows
5 47 (23.15%) Degree
6 45 (22.17%) Firewall
7 44 (21.67%) Management Information System
8 42 (20.69%) Microsoft
9 41 (20.20%) CISM
10 35 (17.24%) UNIX
11 34 (16.75%) SIEM
12 32 (15.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 31 (15.27%) Cyber Security
14 29 (14.29%) Linux
15 28 (13.79%) MS Excel
15 28 (13.79%) SQL
15 28 (13.79%) PCI DSS
16 27 (13.30%) Data Protection
17 24 (11.82%) Security Management
18 22 (10.84%) Information Security Management
19 21 (10.34%) Risk Management
20 20 (9.85%) Financial Institution
20 20 (9.85%) SQL Server
20 20 (9.85%) E-Commerce
21 19 (9.36%) Cisco
21 19 (9.36%) ISSAP
21 19 (9.36%) ISSMP
21 19 (9.36%) Retail
22 18 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
22 18 (8.87%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (8.37%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.43%) IIS
3 7 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.49%) Apache
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.49%) Drupal
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.88%) MS Office
3 9 (4.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) RMDS
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.97%) PaaS
2 2 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (22.17%) Firewall
2 13 (6.40%) Network Security
3 12 (5.91%) SAN
3 12 (5.91%) Internet
4 10 (4.93%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (3.94%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (3.45%) DNS
7 6 (2.96%) LDAP
7 6 (2.96%) VPN
8 5 (2.46%) iSCSI
8 5 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.46%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.48%) DMZ
10 2 (0.99%) VLAN
10 2 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.99%) SNMP
10 2 (0.99%) WAN
11 1 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (0.49%) DHCP
11 1 (0.49%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.43%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.99%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) Big Data
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 63 (31.03%) Finance
2 20 (9.85%) Financial Institution
3 19 (9.36%) Retail
4 14 (6.90%) Legal
5 11 (5.42%) Banking
6 10 (4.93%) Law
7 4 (1.97%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.99%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (15.27%) Analyst
1 31 (15.27%) Consultant
2 30 (14.78%) Security Engineer
3 28 (13.79%) Security Consultant
4 26 (12.81%) Information Security Engineer
5 22 (10.84%) Security Analyst
6 21 (10.34%) Security Manager
7 14 (6.90%) Information Analyst
7 14 (6.90%) Information Manager
7 14 (6.90%) Information Security Analyst
8 13 (6.40%) Information Security Manager
9 11 (5.42%) Infrastructure Manager
9 11 (5.42%) Security Specialist
10 9 (4.43%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 9 (4.43%) Architect
10 9 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.45%) Developer
11 7 (3.45%) Information Security Consultant
11 7 (3.45%) Security Architect
12 6 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.94%) .NET
2 7 (3.45%) XML
3 6 (2.96%) Web Services
4 4 (1.97%) JSON
4 4 (1.97%) SAML
4 4 (1.97%) OAuth
4 4 (1.97%) Memcached
4 4 (1.97%) REST
5 1 (0.49%) Middleware
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.49%) Django
5 1 (0.49%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.67%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.39%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.42%) GIS
3 11 (5.42%) Tandem
4 10 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.96%) CESG
5 6 (2.96%) RMADS
6 4 (1.97%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (1.48%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.48%) Economics
8 2 (0.99%) PKI
8 2 (0.99%) CMDB
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.49%) Open Source
9 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.49%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 52 (25.62%) Windows
2 35 (17.24%) UNIX
3 29 (14.29%) Linux
4 18 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.48%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.99%) HPUX
8 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.49%) CentOS
9 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.11%) ITIL
2 34 (16.75%) SIEM
3 31 (15.27%) Cyber Security
4 27 (13.30%) Data Protection
5 24 (11.82%) Security Management
6 22 (10.84%) Information Security Management
7 21 (10.34%) Risk Management
8 20 (9.85%) E-Commerce
9 18 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (8.87%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (8.87%) Security Architecture
10 15 (7.39%) ISMS
11 14 (6.90%) Business Development
11 14 (6.90%) Business Continuity
11 14 (6.90%) Project Management
12 13 (6.40%) Mentoring
13 10 (4.93%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (4.93%) Line Management
13 10 (4.93%) Information Assurance
14 9 (4.43%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.79%) SQL
2 6 (2.96%) T-SQL
2 6 (2.96%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.46%) PHP
3 5 (2.46%) Java
4 4 (1.97%) Perl
4 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.99%) C#
5 2 (0.99%) PowerHouse
5 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 79 (38.92%) CISSP
2 47 (23.15%) Degree
3 41 (20.20%) CISM
4 19 (9.36%) ISSAP
4 19 (9.36%) ISSMP
5 15 (7.39%) CISA
6 14 (6.90%) EnCE
7 13 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (6.40%) CCNA
8 12 (5.91%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (5.42%) CEH
10 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (4.93%) A+ Certification
10 10 (4.93%) CCNP
11 9 (4.43%) MCSE
12 8 (3.94%) Security Cleared
13 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared
13 6 (2.96%) CRISC
14 4 (1.97%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.97%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (15.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (13.79%) PCI DSS
3 11 (5.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (5.42%) COBIT
4 7 (3.45%) SLA
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.46%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.97%) Squid
4 4 (1.97%) Postfix
4 4 (1.97%) Varnish
5 3 (1.48%) XenApp
6 2 (0.99%) Firmware
7 1 (0.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (2.96%) Nagios
2 4 (1.97%) Puppet
2 4 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.97%) Icinga
3 3 (1.48%) Nessus
4 1 (0.49%) SCCM
4 1 (0.49%) SCOM
4 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.36%) Cisco
3 18 (8.87%) ArcSight
4 16 (7.88%) Citrix
5 14 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 13 (6.40%) Oracle
7 8 (3.94%) VMware
7 8 (3.94%) HP
8 5 (2.46%) Splunk
8 5 (2.46%) Sun
9 4 (1.97%) Sourcefire
9 4 (1.97%) Websense
9 4 (1.97%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.99%) CA
10 2 (0.99%) NCR
10 2 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.49%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (0.49%) Kaspersky
11 1 (0.49%) Clearswift
11 1 (0.49%) Symantec
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