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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 126 162 159
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -3
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 151 77 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 1.15% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.43% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 129 57 85
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
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
6314 5375 5648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.93% 80.32% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5295 4512 4866
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 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 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 23 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 +27 69 £60,000 +4.34% 14
Manchester +21 56 £47,500 -6.86% 15
Merseyside +21 18 £50,000 +20.48%
Lancashire +2 2 £29,358 +54.51% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 101 (41.22%) CISSP
2 83 (33.88%) Finance
3 62 (25.31%) Windows
4 55 (22.45%) ITIL
5 52 (21.22%) Firewall
5 52 (21.22%) Management Information System
5 52 (21.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 51 (20.82%) CISM
7 50 (20.41%) Microsoft
8 49 (20.00%) Degree
9 46 (18.78%) UNIX
10 45 (18.37%) SIEM
11 40 (16.33%) Cyber Security
12 38 (15.51%) Data Protection
13 35 (14.29%) Linux
14 34 (13.88%) SQL
15 33 (13.47%) Risk Management
15 33 (13.47%) PCI DSS
16 28 (11.43%) MS Excel
17 27 (11.02%) Financial Institution
18 26 (10.61%) SQL Server
18 26 (10.61%) ArcSight
19 25 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
20 24 (9.80%) Security Management
20 24 (9.80%) Security Architecture
21 23 (9.39%) E-Commerce
22 22 (8.98%) Banking
22 22 (8.98%) Retail
23 20 (8.16%) ISSAP
23 20 (8.16%) ISSMP

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.27%) IIS
3 7 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.82%) SAS
4 2 (0.82%) CMS
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.41%) Drupal
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.76%) MS Office
3 6 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) RMDS
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.86%) Office 365
2 4 (1.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (21.22%) Firewall
2 20 (8.16%) Network Security
3 11 (4.49%) Internet
3 11 (4.49%) LDAP
4 10 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (3.67%) SAN
5 9 (3.67%) DNS
6 8 (3.27%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.45%) VPN
8 5 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.63%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.22%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.22%) DMZ
11 2 (0.82%) FTP
11 2 (0.82%) HTTP
11 2 (0.82%) SNMP
11 2 (0.82%) WAN
11 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.67%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.22%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.82%) DB2
5 2 (0.82%) Big Data
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 83 (33.88%) Finance
2 27 (11.02%) Financial Institution
3 22 (8.98%) Banking
3 22 (8.98%) Retail
4 13 (5.31%) Law
4 13 (5.31%) Legal
5 4 (1.63%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.41%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (17.14%) Security Engineer
2 36 (14.69%) Analyst
3 32 (13.06%) Information Security Engineer
4 30 (12.24%) Consultant
5 28 (11.43%) Security Manager
6 26 (10.61%) Security Consultant
7 24 (9.80%) Security Analyst
8 16 (6.53%) Information Manager
9 15 (6.12%) Information Security Analyst
9 15 (6.12%) Information Security Manager
9 15 (6.12%) Information Analyst
10 14 (5.71%) Security Specialist
11 11 (4.49%) Head of Security
12 10 (4.08%) Architect
12 10 (4.08%) Developer
12 10 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
12 10 (4.08%) Head of Information Security
13 9 (3.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.67%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.08%) .NET
2 8 (3.27%) XML
3 6 (2.45%) Web Services
4 4 (1.63%) SAML
4 4 (1.63%) JSON
4 4 (1.63%) OAuth
4 4 (1.63%) REST
4 4 (1.63%) Memcached
5 3 (1.22%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.22%) Flash
6 2 (0.82%) CSS
6 2 (0.82%) HTML
6 2 (0.82%) Ajax
6 2 (0.82%) jQuery
6 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.41%) Django
7 1 (0.41%) JBoss Seam
7 1 (0.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (21.22%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.94%) Tandem
2 17 (6.94%) GIS
3 15 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.45%) CESG
4 6 (2.45%) RMADS
5 4 (1.63%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.63%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (1.63%) Data Extraction
5 4 (1.63%) Open Source
6 3 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.22%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.22%) Economics
7 2 (0.82%) VSAM
7 2 (0.82%) PKI
8 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.41%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.31%) Windows
2 46 (18.78%) UNIX
3 35 (14.29%) Linux
4 18 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.86%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.22%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.82%) HPUX
8 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.41%) CentOS
9 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.45%) ITIL
2 45 (18.37%) SIEM
3 40 (16.33%) Cyber Security
4 38 (15.51%) Data Protection
5 33 (13.47%) Risk Management
6 25 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
7 24 (9.80%) Security Management
7 24 (9.80%) Security Architecture
8 23 (9.39%) E-Commerce
9 20 (8.16%) Business Continuity
9 20 (8.16%) Information Security Management
10 18 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (6.94%) Project Management
12 15 (6.12%) Mentoring
13 14 (5.71%) ISMS
14 12 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (4.08%) Security Testing
16 10 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
17 9 (3.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.88%) SQL
2 9 (3.67%) T-SQL
3 8 (3.27%) Perl
4 6 (2.45%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.04%) Python
5 5 (2.04%) PHP
5 5 (2.04%) Java
6 4 (1.63%) C#
6 4 (1.63%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.82%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 101 (41.22%) CISSP
2 51 (20.82%) CISM
3 49 (20.00%) Degree
4 20 (8.16%) ISSAP
4 20 (8.16%) ISSMP
4 20 (8.16%) CISA
5 16 (6.53%) CCNA
5 16 (6.53%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (5.71%) EnCE
7 13 (5.31%) A+ Certification
7 13 (5.31%) CCNP
8 12 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (4.90%) CEH
9 9 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (3.27%) MCSE
10 8 (3.27%) Security Cleared
11 6 (2.45%) ISEB
11 6 (2.45%) CRISC
11 6 (2.45%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (21.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (13.47%) PCI DSS
3 13 (5.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (4.90%) SLA
4 12 (4.90%) COBIT
5 7 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 17 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.63%) Squid
3 4 (1.63%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.63%) Postfix
3 4 (1.63%) Varnish
3 4 (1.63%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.22%) XenApp
5 2 (0.82%) Firmware
5 2 (0.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (2.45%) Nagios
2 4 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.63%) Puppet
2 4 (1.63%) Icinga
3 3 (1.22%) Nessus
4 1 (0.41%) SCCM
4 1 (0.41%) SCOM
4 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 50 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.61%) ArcSight
3 18 (7.35%) Cisco
4 15 (6.12%) Citrix
5 14 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 12 (4.90%) Oracle
7 8 (3.27%) HP
7 8 (3.27%) Sun
7 8 (3.27%) VMware
7 8 (3.27%) Splunk
8 5 (2.04%) Sourcefire
9 4 (1.63%) Websense
9 4 (1.63%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.82%) CA
10 2 (0.82%) NCR
10 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.41%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (0.41%) Kaspersky
11 1 (0.41%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.41%) Brocade
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £37,250 to £55,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Blue chip bens
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Direct Line Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Salary: Double OTE uncapped
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Salary: + Double OTE
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £62000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Good Package & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Plus Excellent Banking Benefits & Bo
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Your Housing Group
Salary: From £32,377 to £36,799 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 19 days ago