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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 122 155 114
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -41
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 137 96 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.10% 1.34% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.61% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 125 77 112
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,786 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
5623 5954 5806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.15% 83.33% 80.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4563 4732 4929
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 +28 68 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Cheshire +28 60 £62,500 +13.63% 3
Merseyside +9 2 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Cumbria -1 2 £24,690 -48.02% 3
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 126 (49.03%) Finance
2 77 (29.96%) Risk Management
3 70 (27.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 69 (26.85%) ITIL
5 58 (22.57%) Firewall
6 52 (20.23%) Risk Assessment
7 49 (19.07%) CISSP
7 49 (19.07%) Windows
8 46 (17.90%) Banking
9 45 (17.51%) Project Management
10 43 (16.73%) Security Management
11 41 (15.95%) Management Information System
12 40 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
13 38 (14.79%) Cyber Security
14 36 (14.01%) PCI DSS
15 35 (13.62%) Degree
15 35 (13.62%) UNIX
16 34 (13.23%) Microsoft
17 31 (12.06%) CISA
18 25 (9.73%) Investment Banking
18 25 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (9.73%) Risk Analysis
19 24 (9.34%) Network Security
19 24 (9.34%) Network Design
19 24 (9.34%) Enterprise Architecture
20 23 (8.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 23 (8.95%) Server Hardening
21 22 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
21 22 (8.56%) Business Continuity
21 22 (8.56%) Requirements Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 8 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.56%) Jetty
3 4 (1.56%) JBoss
3 4 (1.56%) Apache
3 4 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.56%) Liferay
4 1 (0.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 14 (5.45%) MS Office
2 7 (2.72%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.39%) SAP SRM
1 1 (0.39%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
3 1 (0.39%) PaaS
3 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (22.57%) Firewall
2 24 (9.34%) Network Security
3 16 (6.23%) VoIP
4 14 (5.45%) DNS
5 12 (4.67%) VPN
6 11 (4.28%) SAN
7 10 (3.89%) Broadband
8 8 (3.11%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.11%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (2.33%) IPv6
9 6 (2.33%) Wireless
9 6 (2.33%) DHCP
10 5 (1.95%) WAN
10 5 (1.95%) LAN
10 5 (1.95%) SSL
11 4 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.56%) SMTP
11 4 (1.56%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.17%) Internet
12 3 (1.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.11%) MySQL
3 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.56%) Big Data
5 3 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.39%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.39%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (1.56%) Subversion
1 4 (1.56%) Maven
1 4 (1.56%) JIRA
1 4 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.56%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.39%) AppScan
General
1 126 (49.03%) Finance
2 46 (17.90%) Banking
3 25 (9.73%) Investment Banking
4 15 (5.84%) Legal
5 14 (5.45%) Retail
5 14 (5.45%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.72%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (20.23%) Analyst
2 35 (13.62%) Security Engineer
3 31 (12.06%) Security Analyst
4 25 (9.73%) Information Analyst
4 25 (9.73%) Information Security Analyst
5 24 (9.34%) Architect
5 24 (9.34%) Security Architect
6 23 (8.95%) Security Manager
6 23 (8.95%) Project Manager
7 19 (7.39%) Information Manager
8 15 (5.84%) Information Security Manager
8 15 (5.84%) Consultant
9 11 (4.28%) Developer
9 11 (4.28%) Risk Analyst
9 11 (4.28%) Security Officer
10 9 (3.50%) Graduate
11 8 (3.11%) IT Architect
11 8 (3.11%) Information Security Officer
11 8 (3.11%) IT Security Architect
12 7 (2.72%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.56%) Web Services
2 13 (5.06%) .NET
3 8 (3.11%) CSS
3 8 (3.11%) HTML
4 5 (1.95%) J2EE
4 5 (1.95%) jQuery
5 4 (1.56%) RESTful
5 4 (1.56%) HTML5
5 4 (1.56%) PhoneGap
5 4 (1.56%) Laravel
5 4 (1.56%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.56%) li3
5 4 (1.56%) Spring
5 4 (1.56%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.56%) Java EE
6 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.78%) JNI
8 1 (0.39%) JSP
8 1 (0.39%) Middleware
8 1 (0.39%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.95%) Management Information System
2 22 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.28%) N-Tier
3 11 (4.28%) GIS
4 9 (3.50%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.11%) Cryptography
5 8 (3.11%) Life Science
6 5 (1.95%) NHS
7 4 (1.56%) PMI
7 4 (1.56%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.56%) User Experience
7 4 (1.56%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.17%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.78%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.78%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (19.07%) Windows
2 35 (13.62%) UNIX
3 21 (8.17%) Linux
4 3 (1.17%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.78%) Android
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (29.96%) Risk Management
2 69 (26.85%) ITIL
3 52 (20.23%) Risk Assessment
4 45 (17.51%) Project Management
5 43 (16.73%) Security Management
6 40 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
7 38 (14.79%) Cyber Security
8 25 (9.73%) Risk Analysis
8 25 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (9.34%) Network Design
9 24 (9.34%) Enterprise Architecture
10 23 (8.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 23 (8.95%) Server Hardening
11 22 (8.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 22 (8.56%) Business Continuity
11 22 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (8.56%) Service Management
12 21 (8.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (8.17%) Wealth Management
13 19 (7.39%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.45%) Java
2 13 (5.06%) C
2 13 (5.06%) SQL
3 8 (3.11%) C#
4 6 (2.33%) C++
4 6 (2.33%) Objective-C
4 6 (2.33%) PHP
5 5 (1.95%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.17%) Perl
6 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.17%) Python
7 2 (0.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.39%) Ruby
8 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.39%) ABAP
8 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (19.07%) CISSP
2 35 (13.62%) Degree
3 31 (12.06%) CISA
4 18 (7.00%) CISM
5 12 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.50%) CCNA
7 8 (3.11%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.95%) CCNP
8 5 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.56%) PMP
9 4 (1.56%) MBA
9 4 (1.56%) GIAC
10 3 (1.17%) GCIA
10 3 (1.17%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.17%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.17%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.78%) ISACA
11 2 (0.78%) CFCE
11 2 (0.78%) GREM
11 2 (0.78%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (27.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (14.01%) PCI DSS
3 21 (8.17%) COBIT
4 17 (6.61%) QA
5 14 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 6 (2.33%) SLA
7 5 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (1.17%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.78%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 6 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.17%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.78%) XenApp
4 1 (0.39%) Snort
4 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Nessus
2 1 (0.39%) Nmap
2 1 (0.39%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.39%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 34 (13.23%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.67%) VMware
3 10 (3.89%) Cisco
4 6 (2.33%) Citrix
5 5 (1.95%) Oracle
6 3 (1.17%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.78%) Brocade
7 2 (0.78%) LANDesk
7 2 (0.78%) Splunk
7 2 (0.78%) SAP
7 2 (0.78%) Dell
7 2 (0.78%) EMC
7 2 (0.78%) Juniper
7 2 (0.78%) Nokia
7 2 (0.78%) Apple
7 2 (0.78%) AppSense
7 2 (0.78%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.39%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.39%) i2
8 1 (0.39%) HP
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