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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 127 180 144
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -36
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 117 63 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 0.90% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.09% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 90 46 70
Average salary £50,000 £40,750 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.69% -16.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £21,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £58,200
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.06%
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
5363 5763 5820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.84% 82.20% 79.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4284 4638 4815
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Cheshire +33 54 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Manchester +35 52 £41,000 +17.14% 19
Merseyside - 4 £57,500 - 2
Cumbria -5 3 £30,157 -26.89% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 103 (39.02%) Finance
2 97 (36.74%) CISSP
3 88 (33.33%) Windows
4 84 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 73 (27.65%) ITIL
6 67 (25.38%) Risk Management
7 55 (20.83%) Firewall
7 55 (20.83%) Security Management
8 52 (19.70%) Linux
9 51 (19.32%) UNIX
10 49 (18.56%) Risk Assessment
11 48 (18.18%) PCI DSS
12 46 (17.42%) Penetration Testing
13 43 (16.29%) Management Information System
14 40 (15.15%) Security Architecture
15 39 (14.77%) CISM
16 34 (12.88%) Cyber Security
17 32 (12.12%) Project Management
18 31 (11.74%) Network Security
18 31 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (10.98%) Information Security Management
19 29 (10.98%) Degree
20 27 (10.23%) Banking
20 27 (10.23%) Disaster Recovery
20 27 (10.23%) Microsoft
21 25 (9.47%) COBIT
22 22 (8.33%) CISA
22 22 (8.33%) OSCP
22 22 (8.33%) OSCE
23 21 (7.95%) Business Continuity

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.89%) IIS
2 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.76%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) Lync
5 1 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.65%) Office 365
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.38%) IaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 55 (20.83%) Firewall
2 31 (11.74%) Network Security
3 18 (6.82%) DNS
4 15 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 14 (5.30%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (4.92%) VPN
7 11 (4.17%) VoIP
7 11 (4.17%) WAN
8 10 (3.79%) Broadband
8 10 (3.79%) LAN
9 7 (2.65%) DHCP
9 7 (2.65%) SAN
10 6 (2.27%) Wireshark
10 6 (2.27%) IPv6
11 4 (1.52%) Internet
11 4 (1.52%) SMTP
11 4 (1.52%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.14%) SSL
12 3 (1.14%) LDAP
12 3 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.89%) Big Data
3 4 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.52%) MySQL
4 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.14%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.76%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.38%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) AppScan
1 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
General
1 103 (39.02%) Finance
2 27 (10.23%) Banking
3 13 (4.92%) Legal
4 11 (4.17%) Retail
5 8 (3.03%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.27%) Law
7 5 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.76%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (19.70%) Analyst
2 39 (14.77%) Security Engineer
3 34 (12.88%) Security Analyst
4 30 (11.36%) Consultant
5 29 (10.98%) Security Manager
6 27 (10.23%) Information Manager
6 27 (10.23%) Security Consultant
7 24 (9.09%) IT Consultant
8 23 (8.71%) IT Security Consultant
8 23 (8.71%) Information Security Manager
9 22 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
9 22 (8.33%) Tester
10 15 (5.68%) Information Security Analyst
10 15 (5.68%) Information Analyst
10 15 (5.68%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.92%) Information Security Engineer
12 11 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
12 11 (4.17%) Risk Analyst
12 11 (4.17%) Network Engineer
13 10 (3.79%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.68%) Web Services
2 12 (4.55%) .NET
3 5 (1.89%) CSS
3 5 (1.89%) HTML
4 4 (1.52%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.14%) J2EE
5 3 (1.14%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.76%) jQuery
6 2 (0.76%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.76%) SAP XI
6 2 (0.76%) Flash
7 1 (0.38%) JSP
7 1 (0.38%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.29%) Management Information System
2 31 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.17%) GIS
4 6 (2.27%) Life Science
4 6 (2.27%) Open Source
5 5 (1.89%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.14%) NHS
7 3 (1.14%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.14%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.14%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.76%) Tandem
9 1 (0.38%) EFT
9 1 (0.38%) PKI
9 1 (0.38%) CCTV
9 1 (0.38%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 88 (33.33%) Windows
2 52 (19.70%) Linux
3 51 (19.32%) UNIX
4 6 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.14%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.14%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.76%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (27.65%) ITIL
2 67 (25.38%) Risk Management
3 55 (20.83%) Security Management
4 49 (18.56%) Risk Assessment
5 46 (17.42%) Penetration Testing
6 40 (15.15%) Security Architecture
7 34 (12.88%) Cyber Security
8 32 (12.12%) Project Management
9 29 (10.98%) Information Security Management
10 27 (10.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (7.95%) Business Continuity
12 19 (7.20%) SIEM
12 19 (7.20%) ISMS
13 18 (6.82%) Mentoring
13 18 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 17 (6.44%) Coaching
15 16 (6.06%) Network Design
16 15 (5.68%) Data Protection
17 14 (5.30%) Risk Analysis
17 14 (5.30%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.68%) SQL
2 12 (4.55%) Java
3 8 (3.03%) C
4 7 (2.65%) Python
4 7 (2.65%) C#
5 6 (2.27%) Perl
6 4 (1.52%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.14%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.14%) PHP
7 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.76%) Ruby
8 2 (0.76%) C++
8 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.76%) ABAP
9 1 (0.38%) VBA
9 1 (0.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 97 (36.74%) CISSP
2 39 (14.77%) CISM
3 29 (10.98%) Degree
4 22 (8.33%) CISA
4 22 (8.33%) OSCP
4 22 (8.33%) OSCE
5 13 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.17%) CCNA
6 11 (4.17%) ISEB
7 10 (3.79%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.79%) CCNP
8 9 (3.41%) PMP
8 9 (3.41%) PMI Certification
9 7 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.27%) ISSAP
10 6 (2.27%) ISSMP
11 5 (1.89%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (1.89%) PCI QSA
11 5 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 25 (9.47%) COBIT
4 15 (5.68%) QA
5 14 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 12 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (4.17%) SLA
8 5 (1.89%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.14%) Data Quality
9 3 (1.14%) HIPAA
9 3 (1.14%) FISMA
10 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.27%) Snort
4 3 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.41%) Nessus
2 1 (0.38%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.38%) Nmap
2 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.38%) SCCM
2 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.92%) Splunk
3 12 (4.55%) Cisco
4 11 (4.17%) VMware
5 9 (3.41%) Sourcefire
6 6 (2.27%) Websense
7 5 (1.89%) ArcSight
8 4 (1.52%) NetApp
8 4 (1.52%) Citrix
8 4 (1.52%) Oracle
9 3 (1.14%) SAP
9 3 (1.14%) Dell
9 3 (1.14%) Juniper
9 3 (1.14%) TOWER Software
9 3 (1.14%) Wyse
9 3 (1.14%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.14%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.14%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.76%) LogLogic
10 2 (0.76%) Computacenter
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Salary: From £60,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Health Insurance, Pension, R
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Salary: From £60,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Health Insurance, Pension, R
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Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £38000 - £48000 Per Annum
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Salary: 38000-48000 Per Annum
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
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Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
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Manchester
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Salary: competitive
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