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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 80 95 111
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +16
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 226 169 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.61% 2.79% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 3.19% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 155 115 166
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
5529 5305 6438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.27% 87.67% 86.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4647 4341 5517
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 8 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 131 £50,000 +11.11% 27
Cheshire +47 70 £55,000 +7.31% 4
Lancashire -6 15 £45,000 +5.88%
Merseyside -30 3 £60,000 +33.33% 7
Cumbria +7 1 £67,500 +107.69%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 144 (39.24%) CISSP
2 115 (31.34%) Degree
3 112 (30.52%) CISM
4 101 (27.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 94 (25.61%) PCI DSS
6 90 (24.52%) Management Information System
7 79 (21.53%) Risk Management
8 74 (20.16%) Finance
9 70 (19.07%) Cybersecurity
10 62 (16.89%) Security Cleared
11 56 (15.26%) VMware
11 56 (15.26%) Network Security
12 54 (14.71%) Security Management
12 54 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
12 54 (14.71%) Linux
13 53 (14.44%) C
13 53 (14.44%) Time Management
14 49 (13.35%) DV Cleared
14 49 (13.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 48 (13.08%) Scrum
15 48 (13.08%) Security Operations
16 46 (12.53%) DevOps
17 43 (11.72%) Security Architecture
18 41 (11.17%) ITIL
19 40 (10.90%) Incident Management
20 39 (10.63%) Penetration Testing
21 38 (10.35%) Windows
22 37 (10.08%) CISA
22 37 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
22 37 (10.08%) Firewall

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
1 24 (6.54%) IIS
2 23 (6.27%) Apache Pig
2 23 (6.27%) Apache Spark
3 18 (4.90%) Confluence
4 12 (3.27%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.09%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.00%) Office 365
2 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.54%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 56 (15.26%) Network Security
2 37 (10.08%) Firewall
3 29 (7.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (4.63%) WAN
5 15 (4.09%) LAN
5 15 (4.09%) MPLS
6 12 (3.27%) DNS
6 12 (3.27%) VoIP
7 9 (2.45%) DHCP
8 8 (2.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (1.91%) SAN
10 6 (1.63%) BGP
10 6 (1.63%) EIGRP
10 6 (1.63%) Internet
10 6 (1.63%) OSPF
10 6 (1.63%) VPLS
10 6 (1.63%) VPN
10 6 (1.63%) Wireless
11 5 (1.36%) VLAN
12 4 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.08%) MySQL
2 24 (6.54%) Big Data
2 24 (6.54%) MongoDB
3 23 (6.27%) Apache Hive
3 23 (6.27%) Hadoop
4 22 (5.99%) RDBMS
4 22 (5.99%) Relational Database
5 19 (5.18%) GIS
6 10 (2.72%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (4.90%) JIRA
2 7 (1.91%) Cucumber
2 7 (1.91%) Selenium
3 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.54%) Ant
4 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.27%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.27%) sqlmap
General
1 74 (20.16%) Finance
2 37 (10.08%) Military
3 32 (8.72%) Banking
4 18 (4.90%) Legal
5 15 (4.09%) Law
6 12 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.63%) Marketing
7 6 (1.63%) Retail
8 5 (1.36%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (1.09%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 72 (19.62%) Security Manager
2 59 (16.08%) Analyst
3 47 (12.81%) Consultant
4 46 (12.53%) Information Manager
5 45 (12.26%) Information Security Manager
6 44 (11.99%) Security Analyst
7 38 (10.35%) Security Consultant
8 28 (7.63%) Information Analyst
8 28 (7.63%) Information Security Analyst
9 27 (7.36%) Information Security Consultant
10 24 (6.54%) IT Manager
11 19 (5.18%) Network Consultant
11 19 (5.18%) Network Security Consultant
12 18 (4.90%) IT Security Manager
13 16 (4.36%) Architect
14 15 (4.09%) Risk Manager
15 14 (3.81%) Network Engineer
16 13 (3.54%) Security Engineer
16 13 (3.54%) Security Specialist
16 13 (3.54%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.36%) Spring
2 26 (7.08%) Hibernate
3 25 (6.81%) CSS
3 25 (6.81%) HTML
3 25 (6.81%) Middleware
4 24 (6.54%) Java EE
5 23 (6.27%) Apache Camel
5 23 (6.27%) jQuery
6 22 (5.99%) AngularJS
7 21 (5.72%) CSS3
7 21 (5.72%) HTML5
7 21 (5.72%) Node.js
8 8 (2.18%) .NET
8 8 (2.18%) LAMP
9 6 (1.63%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.63%) Web Services
10 3 (0.82%) J2EE
11 2 (0.54%) REST
12 1 (0.27%) Laravel
12 1 (0.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 90 (24.52%) Management Information System
2 32 (8.72%) Computer Science
3 29 (7.90%) PKI
4 28 (7.63%) Data Centre
5 23 (6.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 22 (5.99%) Visualisation
7 17 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (4.09%) Cryptography
9 9 (2.45%) User Experience
10 7 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.63%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.63%) NHS
12 5 (1.36%) Cyber Attack
12 5 (1.36%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.36%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (1.09%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.09%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.82%) iPad
14 3 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 54 (14.71%) Linux
2 38 (10.35%) Windows
3 27 (7.36%) Windows Server
4 22 (5.99%) Unix
5 16 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.27%) AIX
7 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.09%) CentOS
10 3 (0.82%) Android
11 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (21.53%) Risk Management
2 70 (19.07%) Cybersecurity
3 54 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (14.71%) Security Management
4 53 (14.44%) Time Management
5 48 (13.08%) Scrum
5 48 (13.08%) Security Operations
6 46 (12.53%) DevOps
7 43 (11.72%) Security Architecture
8 41 (11.17%) ITIL
9 40 (10.90%) Incident Management
10 39 (10.63%) Penetration Testing
11 37 (10.08%) Analytics
11 37 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 37 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (9.81%) Compliance Management
13 34 (9.26%) Performance Management
14 33 (8.99%) Information Security Management
14 33 (8.99%) SDLC
15 31 (8.45%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.44%) C
2 36 (9.81%) Java
3 28 (7.63%) C#
4 27 (7.36%) JavaScript
5 23 (6.27%) Perl
5 23 (6.27%) Python
6 18 (4.90%) Ruby
7 17 (4.63%) SQL
8 10 (2.72%) C++
9 2 (0.54%) PHP
9 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 144 (39.24%) CISSP
2 115 (31.34%) Degree
3 112 (30.52%) CISM
4 62 (16.89%) Security Cleared
5 49 (13.35%) DV Cleared
6 37 (10.08%) CISA
7 25 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (5.45%) IISP
9 15 (4.09%) CCNA
10 14 (3.81%) CEH
11 13 (3.54%) ISSAP
12 11 (3.00%) CCNP
12 11 (3.00%) CISMP
12 11 (3.00%) SANS
13 9 (2.45%) CRISC
13 9 (2.45%) ISACA
13 9 (2.45%) Postgraduate
14 8 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (1.91%) CHFI
15 7 (1.91%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (27.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 94 (25.61%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.72%) COBIT
4 9 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.36%) ISO22301
5 5 (1.36%) ISO27002
6 3 (0.82%) SLA
7 2 (0.54%) GPG13
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 49 (13.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (8.99%) Hyper-V
3 19 (5.18%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.27%) Docker
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.36%) WSUS
3 4 (1.09%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.09%) HP SIM
3 4 (1.09%) SCCM
4 3 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.82%) Puppet
5 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.27%) Nessus
5 1 (0.27%) Nmap
5 1 (0.27%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 56 (15.26%) VMware
2 35 (9.54%) Cisco
3 32 (8.72%) Microsoft
4 31 (8.45%) Splunk
5 27 (7.36%) Oracle
6 20 (5.45%) ArcSight
7 16 (4.36%) Citrix
8 12 (3.27%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.45%) HP
9 9 (2.45%) Symantec
10 8 (2.18%) Sophos
11 7 (1.91%) Avaya
12 5 (1.36%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.36%) NetApp
13 4 (1.09%) Dell
13 4 (1.09%) GFI Software
13 4 (1.09%) Intel
13 4 (1.09%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.09%) SAP
13 4 (1.09%) SolarWinds
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