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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 123 129 161
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +32
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 145 146 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.31% 2.16% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.44% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 127 118 85
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £29,250 £33,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
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
5520 5983 6392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.12% 88.41% 86.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4606 4968 5212
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +20 101 £54,000 +13.68% 24
Cheshire -10 26 £56,250 +12.50% 4
Merseyside -8 10 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Lancashire - 6 £52,500 - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 107 (38.08%) CISSP
2 76 (27.05%) CISM
3 74 (26.33%) PCI DSS
4 73 (25.98%) Finance
5 72 (25.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 69 (24.56%) Cybersecurity
7 62 (22.06%) Degree
8 56 (19.93%) Risk Management
9 50 (17.79%) Penetration Testing
10 49 (17.44%) Management Information System
11 42 (14.95%) Firewall
12 37 (13.17%) SIEM
13 35 (12.46%) Security Management
14 34 (12.10%) Security Architecture
15 31 (11.03%) Network Security
15 31 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (11.03%) Windows
16 28 (9.96%) ITIL
16 28 (9.96%) Microsoft
17 27 (9.61%) Risk Assessment
18 26 (9.25%) Business Continuity
19 25 (8.90%) Intrusion Detection
19 25 (8.90%) Project Management
20 24 (8.54%) Information Security Management
21 23 (8.19%) CISA
21 23 (8.19%) Data Protection
22 22 (7.83%) Security Testing
22 22 (7.83%) VMware
22 22 (7.83%) Internal Audit
23 21 (7.47%) Security Operations

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 14 (4.98%) IIS
2 6 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.42%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.42%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.71%) Confluence
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.78%) MS Office
4 3 (1.07%) MS Project
5 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.78%) Office 365
2 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.71%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.95%) Firewall
2 31 (11.03%) Network Security
3 25 (8.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (6.05%) MPLS
5 12 (4.27%) DNS
6 10 (3.56%) DHCP
7 9 (3.20%) HTTPS
7 9 (3.20%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.20%) VPN
8 8 (2.85%) Junos
8 8 (2.85%) LAN
8 8 (2.85%) SAN
8 8 (2.85%) VLAN
8 8 (2.85%) VoIP
8 8 (2.85%) WAN
9 5 (1.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.78%) Wireless
9 5 (1.78%) Wireshark
10 4 (1.42%) Internet
11 3 (1.07%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.49%) MySQL
3 5 (1.78%) Big Data
3 5 (1.78%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.42%) Apache Hive
4 4 (1.42%) GIS
4 4 (1.42%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.07%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.07%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Looker
6 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) sqlmap
2 3 (1.07%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.71%) JIRA
4 1 (0.36%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.36%) GitLab
4 1 (0.36%) MSI
4 1 (0.36%) Selenium
General
1 73 (25.98%) Finance
2 16 (5.69%) Legal
3 15 (5.34%) Banking
4 11 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.85%) Law
6 7 (2.49%) Retail
7 5 (1.78%) Marketing
7 5 (1.78%) Military
8 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (19.22%) Security Manager
2 53 (18.86%) Analyst
3 43 (15.30%) Security Analyst
4 37 (13.17%) Consultant
5 35 (12.46%) Security Consultant
6 30 (10.68%) Information Manager
6 30 (10.68%) Information Security Manager
7 27 (9.61%) IT Manager
8 24 (8.54%) Information Security Consultant
9 23 (8.19%) Information Analyst
9 23 (8.19%) Information Security Analyst
10 21 (7.47%) Architect
11 20 (7.12%) Risk Manager
12 19 (6.76%) Security Architect
13 18 (6.41%) Security Specialist
14 17 (6.05%) IT Security Manager
15 14 (4.98%) IT Analyst
16 13 (4.63%) Security Engineer
16 13 (4.63%) Security Officer
17 11 (3.91%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.76%) .NET
2 11 (3.91%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.85%) HTML
3 8 (2.85%) Spring
4 7 (2.49%) CSS
4 7 (2.49%) Hibernate
5 6 (2.14%) jQuery
6 5 (1.78%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.78%) Java EE
6 5 (1.78%) Middleware
7 4 (1.42%) Apache Camel
7 4 (1.42%) CSS3
7 4 (1.42%) HTML5
7 4 (1.42%) Node.js
7 4 (1.42%) Web Services
8 3 (1.07%) J2EE
9 1 (0.36%) JPA
9 1 (0.36%) JSON
9 1 (0.36%) LAMP
9 1 (0.36%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.44%) Management Information System
2 20 (7.12%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.91%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Licensing
5 7 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.49%) PKI
6 5 (1.78%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.42%) CESG
7 4 (1.42%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.07%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.07%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.07%) iPad
8 3 (1.07%) NHS
8 3 (1.07%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.07%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.71%) Blog
9 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.03%) Windows
2 21 (7.47%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.69%) Linux
4 5 (1.78%) Unix
4 5 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.42%) Android
6 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (24.56%) Cybersecurity
2 56 (19.93%) Risk Management
3 50 (17.79%) Penetration Testing
4 37 (13.17%) SIEM
5 35 (12.46%) Security Management
6 34 (12.10%) Security Architecture
7 31 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (9.96%) ITIL
9 27 (9.61%) Risk Assessment
10 26 (9.25%) Business Continuity
11 25 (8.90%) Project Management
12 24 (8.54%) Information Security Management
13 23 (8.19%) Data Protection
14 22 (7.83%) Internal Audit
14 22 (7.83%) Security Testing
15 21 (7.47%) Security Operations
16 20 (7.12%) Change Management
17 19 (6.76%) Incident Management
17 19 (6.76%) Portfolio Management
18 18 (6.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.47%) SQL
2 16 (5.69%) Java
3 12 (4.27%) C#
4 8 (2.85%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.85%) VB.NET
5 7 (2.49%) C
6 6 (2.14%) Python
7 5 (1.78%) Perl
8 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.07%) Ruby
9 2 (0.71%) C++
9 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.36%) PHP
10 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 107 (38.08%) CISSP
2 76 (27.05%) CISM
3 62 (22.06%) Degree
4 23 (8.19%) CISA
5 16 (5.69%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.98%) CEH
7 11 (3.91%) IISP
7 11 (3.91%) SANS
8 10 (3.56%) CCNA
8 10 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (3.56%) ISACA
9 8 (2.85%) DV Cleared
9 8 (2.85%) MCSE
9 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (2.49%) CHFI
10 7 (2.49%) Postgraduate
11 6 (2.14%) ISSAP
12 5 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (1.78%) Security+ Certification
12 5 (1.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (26.33%) PCI DSS
2 72 (25.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (5.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.85%) ISO27002
5 7 (2.49%) ISO22301
6 4 (1.42%) COBIT
6 4 (1.42%) SLA
7 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.36%) GPG13
7 1 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.36%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 18 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.49%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.36%) Docker
6 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.42%) Nessus
1 4 (1.42%) Nmap
2 3 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.07%) Puppet
3 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.36%) yum
Vendors
1 28 (9.96%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.83%) VMware
3 15 (5.34%) Cisco
4 11 (3.91%) ArcSight
4 11 (3.91%) Splunk
5 10 (3.56%) Citrix
6 9 (3.20%) CheckPoint
6 9 (3.20%) Intel Security
7 8 (2.85%) Avaya
7 8 (2.85%) HP
7 8 (2.85%) Juniper
7 8 (2.85%) Sophos
8 7 (2.49%) Oracle
9 5 (1.78%) SonicWALL
10 4 (1.42%) Symantec
11 3 (1.07%) Dell
11 3 (1.07%) Intel
12 2 (0.71%) arcserve
12 2 (0.71%) MobileIron
12 2 (0.71%) ProCurve
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Resource Solutions - Barclays
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £72000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Darwen, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Training Budget
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
University Of Manchester
Salary: From £38,896 to £47,801 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
University Of Manchester
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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QVC
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
QVC
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per week + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-op
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus on call and excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
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Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
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Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
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Crewe
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
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Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
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