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

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 134 160 182
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +22
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 121 76 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.76% 1.15% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.39% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 109 63 65
Average salary £47,500 £41,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.45% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £28,000 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,600 £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
5695 5480 6169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.05% 82.72% 80.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4747 4528 5167
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 February 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 26 February 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 +19 61 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Cheshire +9 41 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Merseyside - 9 £55,000 -
Lancashire -5 3 £49,000 +30.66%
Cumbria - 2 £30,157 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 132 (43.85%) CISSP
2 106 (35.22%) Finance
3 101 (33.55%) Windows
4 96 (31.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 63 (20.93%) Linux
5 63 (20.93%) ITIL
6 61 (20.27%) UNIX
6 61 (20.27%) Firewall
7 60 (19.93%) CISM
8 55 (18.27%) Penetration Testing
9 52 (17.28%) Risk Management
10 47 (15.61%) Management Information System
10 47 (15.61%) Security Architecture
11 46 (15.28%) PCI DSS
12 43 (14.29%) Security Management
13 41 (13.62%) Cyber Security
14 38 (12.62%) Microsoft
15 36 (11.96%) Network Security
16 35 (11.63%) SIEM
17 30 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (9.97%) Banking
18 29 (9.63%) Business Continuity
19 28 (9.30%) Data Protection
19 28 (9.30%) Degree
20 26 (8.64%) Information Security Management
21 25 (8.31%) CISA
21 25 (8.31%) Risk Assessment
21 25 (8.31%) OSCP
21 25 (8.31%) OSCE
22 24 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 9 (2.99%) IIS
2 7 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.66%) Drupal
4 2 (0.66%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.66%) SAS
4 2 (0.66%) CMS
4 2 (0.66%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (4.98%) MS Office
2 13 (4.32%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.33%) RMDS
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.98%) Office 365
2 1 (0.33%) IaaS
2 1 (0.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (20.27%) Firewall
2 36 (11.96%) Network Security
3 16 (5.32%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (5.32%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.65%) DNS
5 11 (3.65%) LDAP
5 11 (3.65%) WAN
6 10 (3.32%) LAN
6 10 (3.32%) Wireshark
7 6 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.66%) DHCP
8 5 (1.66%) FTP
8 5 (1.66%) HTTP
8 5 (1.66%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.66%) SAN
9 4 (1.33%) VPN
10 3 (1.00%) tcpdump
10 3 (1.00%) Internet
10 3 (1.00%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.66%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.33%) Data Mining
2 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (1.33%) Big Data
3 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.66%) MySQL
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.66%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.66%) DB2
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Subversion
2 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
General
1 106 (35.22%) Finance
2 30 (9.97%) Banking
3 20 (6.64%) Financial Institution
4 16 (5.32%) Law
5 15 (4.98%) Retail
6 11 (3.65%) Legal
7 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.00%) Marketing
9 2 (0.66%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (21.26%) Security Engineer
2 44 (14.62%) Analyst
3 41 (13.62%) Security Manager
4 39 (12.96%) Consultant
5 38 (12.62%) Information Security Engineer
6 37 (12.29%) Security Consultant
7 30 (9.97%) Security Analyst
8 28 (9.30%) Information Manager
8 28 (9.30%) Information Security Manager
9 27 (8.97%) IT Consultant
10 26 (8.64%) Tester
10 26 (8.64%) IT Security Consultant
10 26 (8.64%) Penetration Tester
11 14 (4.65%) Administrator
12 13 (4.32%) Security Specialist
13 12 (3.99%) Head of Security
13 12 (3.99%) Head of Information Security
14 11 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (3.65%) Developer
15 10 (3.32%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.65%) .NET
2 6 (1.99%) ASP.NET
2 6 (1.99%) Flash
3 5 (1.66%) CSS
3 5 (1.66%) HTML
4 4 (1.33%) Web Services
4 4 (1.33%) jQuery
5 3 (1.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.00%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.66%) SAP XI
6 2 (0.66%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.66%) Ajax
6 2 (0.66%) Django
6 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.33%) XML
7 1 (0.33%) JSP
7 1 (0.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.61%) Management Information System
2 30 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.31%) GIS
4 15 (4.98%) Tandem
5 9 (2.99%) Open Source
6 7 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.33%) Data Extraction
9 3 (1.00%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.00%) Life Science
9 3 (1.00%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.00%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.00%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.66%) VSAM
10 2 (0.66%) NHS
10 2 (0.66%) RMADS
11 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 101 (33.55%) Windows
2 63 (20.93%) Linux
3 61 (20.27%) UNIX
4 8 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.93%) ITIL
2 55 (18.27%) Penetration Testing
3 52 (17.28%) Risk Management
4 47 (15.61%) Security Architecture
5 43 (14.29%) Security Management
6 41 (13.62%) Cyber Security
7 35 (11.63%) SIEM
8 29 (9.63%) Business Continuity
9 28 (9.30%) Data Protection
10 26 (8.64%) Information Security Management
11 25 (8.31%) Risk Assessment
12 24 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (7.31%) E-Commerce
14 18 (5.98%) Network Design
14 18 (5.98%) Mentoring
15 16 (5.32%) Coaching
15 16 (5.32%) Project Management
15 16 (5.32%) ISMS
16 14 (4.65%) Security Testing
17 13 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.97%) SQL
2 13 (4.32%) Java
2 13 (4.32%) Python
3 11 (3.65%) Perl
4 8 (2.66%) C#
5 6 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.99%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.66%) C
7 4 (1.33%) PHP
8 3 (1.00%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.66%) Ruby
9 2 (0.66%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.66%) ABAP
9 2 (0.66%) C++
10 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 132 (43.85%) CISSP
2 60 (19.93%) CISM
3 28 (9.30%) Degree
4 25 (8.31%) OSCP
4 25 (8.31%) OSCE
4 25 (8.31%) CISA
5 17 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (5.65%) CCNA
6 16 (5.32%) ISSAP
6 16 (5.32%) ISSMP
7 15 (4.98%) CCNP
8 14 (4.65%) ISEB
9 11 (3.65%) A+ Certification
10 10 (3.32%) Security Cleared
11 8 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.33%) PMP
12 7 (2.33%) PMI Certification
12 7 (2.33%) PCI QSA
13 6 (1.99%) CEH
13 6 (1.99%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (31.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (15.28%) PCI DSS
3 19 (6.31%) COBIT
3 19 (6.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (5.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 11 (3.65%) SLA
6 5 (1.66%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.00%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.66%) QA
9 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (6.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.33%) Snort
3 6 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.66%) Nessus
2 1 (0.33%) SCCM
2 1 (0.33%) SCOM
2 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 38 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.31%) ArcSight
3 15 (4.98%) Splunk
4 13 (4.32%) Cisco
5 10 (3.32%) Sourcefire
6 8 (2.66%) VMware
6 8 (2.66%) CheckPoint
7 7 (2.33%) Sun
7 7 (2.33%) Citrix
8 6 (1.99%) Websense
9 4 (1.33%) TOWER Software
9 4 (1.33%) NetApp
9 4 (1.33%) Oracle
9 4 (1.33%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.00%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.00%) LogRhythm
10 3 (1.00%) Dell
10 3 (1.00%) Wyse
11 2 (0.66%) NCR
11 2 (0.66%) Business Objects
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