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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 128 168 135
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -33
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 121 82 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 1.16% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 1.40% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 99 66 88
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £62,200
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -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
5265 5848 5926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.28% 82.70% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4225 4707 5012
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 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 28 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
Manchester +16 59 £40,750 -4.11% 19
Cheshire +31 51 £52,500 -12.50% 6
Merseyside +13 5 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Cumbria -4 2 £27,423 -33.52% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 95 (38.93%) Finance
2 80 (32.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 79 (32.38%) CISSP
4 73 (29.92%) ITIL
4 73 (29.92%) Windows
5 67 (27.46%) Risk Management
6 54 (22.13%) Security Management
7 49 (20.08%) Firewall
8 46 (18.85%) Risk Assessment
9 42 (17.21%) Penetration Testing
9 42 (17.21%) Linux
10 40 (16.39%) PCI DSS
11 39 (15.98%) Management Information System
12 36 (14.75%) UNIX
13 34 (13.93%) Project Management
14 33 (13.52%) Security Architecture
15 30 (12.30%) Banking
16 29 (11.89%) Cyber Security
17 28 (11.48%) CISM
17 28 (11.48%) Microsoft
18 27 (11.07%) Degree
18 27 (11.07%) Network Security
19 26 (10.66%) Information Security Management
20 25 (10.25%) Disaster Recovery
20 25 (10.25%) COBIT
21 23 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
22 20 (8.20%) Business Continuity
22 20 (8.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 19 (7.79%) CISA
24 18 (7.38%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.23%) IIS
4 2 (0.82%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 11 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.41%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.05%) Office 365
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.41%) PaaS
3 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (20.08%) Firewall
2 27 (11.07%) Network Security
3 15 (6.15%) DNS
4 13 (5.33%) VPN
4 13 (5.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (4.92%) LAN
5 12 (4.92%) VoIP
5 12 (4.92%) WAN
6 11 (4.51%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.10%) Broadband
8 8 (3.28%) SAN
9 7 (2.87%) DHCP
10 6 (2.46%) IPv6
11 4 (1.64%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.64%) SMTP
11 4 (1.64%) Wireshark
12 3 (1.23%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.23%) tcpdump
12 3 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.05%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.05%) Big Data
3 4 (1.64%) MySQL
4 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.23%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.82%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.41%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.41%) AppScan
General
1 95 (38.93%) Finance
2 30 (12.30%) Banking
3 15 (6.15%) Legal
4 10 (4.10%) Retail
5 6 (2.46%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.46%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.64%) Law
8 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (21.31%) Analyst
2 35 (14.34%) Security Analyst
3 33 (13.52%) Security Engineer
4 27 (11.07%) Security Manager
5 25 (10.25%) Information Manager
5 25 (10.25%) Consultant
6 21 (8.61%) Information Security Manager
7 20 (8.20%) Security Consultant
8 19 (7.79%) Information Security Analyst
8 19 (7.79%) Information Analyst
9 18 (7.38%) Penetration Tester
9 18 (7.38%) Tester
10 17 (6.97%) IT Consultant
11 16 (6.56%) IT Security Consultant
12 14 (5.74%) Project Manager
13 11 (4.51%) Administrator
13 11 (4.51%) Risk Analyst
14 9 (3.69%) Network Engineer
14 9 (3.69%) IT Security Analyst
15 8 (3.28%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.15%) Web Services
2 13 (5.33%) .NET
3 5 (2.05%) CSS
3 5 (2.05%) HTML
4 4 (1.64%) J2EE
4 4 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.23%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.82%) JSP
6 2 (0.82%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.82%) SAP XI
6 2 (0.82%) jQuery
7 1 (0.41%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.98%) Management Information System
2 23 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.46%) Cryptography
3 6 (2.46%) Life Science
4 5 (2.05%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.05%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.05%) GIS
5 4 (1.64%) NHS
5 4 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.23%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.23%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.82%) RMADS
7 2 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.41%) CMDB
8 1 (0.41%) FMCG
8 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 73 (29.92%) Windows
2 42 (17.21%) Linux
3 36 (14.75%) UNIX
4 6 (2.46%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.23%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.23%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.41%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (29.92%) ITIL
2 67 (27.46%) Risk Management
3 54 (22.13%) Security Management
4 46 (18.85%) Risk Assessment
5 42 (17.21%) Penetration Testing
6 34 (13.93%) Project Management
7 33 (13.52%) Security Architecture
8 29 (11.89%) Cyber Security
9 26 (10.66%) Information Security Management
10 25 (10.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (8.20%) Business Continuity
11 20 (8.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 18 (7.38%) SIEM
13 17 (6.97%) ISMS
13 17 (6.97%) Network Design
14 16 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (6.56%) SDLC
15 15 (6.15%) Server Hardening
15 15 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (6.15%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.38%) SQL
2 12 (4.92%) Java
3 9 (3.69%) C
4 8 (3.28%) C#
5 5 (2.05%) Objective-C
6 4 (1.64%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.64%) Perl
6 4 (1.64%) Python
7 3 (1.23%) C++
8 2 (0.82%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.82%) PHP
8 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.82%) ABAP
8 2 (0.82%) Ruby
8 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (32.38%) CISSP
2 28 (11.48%) CISM
3 27 (11.07%) Degree
4 19 (7.79%) CISA
5 18 (7.38%) OSCP
5 18 (7.38%) OSCE
6 12 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.69%) CCNA
8 8 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (3.28%) CCNP
8 8 (3.28%) Security Cleared
9 6 (2.46%) ISEB
10 5 (2.05%) GCIH
10 5 (2.05%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.64%) PMP
11 4 (1.64%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.64%) ISSAP
11 4 (1.64%) ISSMP
11 4 (1.64%) MBA
11 4 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (32.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (16.39%) PCI DSS
3 25 (10.25%) COBIT
4 16 (6.56%) QA
5 11 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 9 (3.69%) SLA
7 4 (1.64%) ISO 9001
8 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
8 3 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.82%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (3.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.46%) Snort
4 3 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.46%) Nessus
2 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.41%) Nmap
2 1 (0.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 28 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.51%) Cisco
2 11 (4.51%) VMware
3 8 (3.28%) Splunk
4 6 (2.46%) Sourcefire
5 5 (2.05%) Oracle
6 4 (1.64%) Citrix
6 4 (1.64%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.23%) LogRhythm
7 3 (1.23%) Wyse
7 3 (1.23%) TOWER Software
7 3 (1.23%) Fortinet
7 3 (1.23%) SAP
7 3 (1.23%) Websense
7 3 (1.23%) Juniper
7 3 (1.23%) NetApp
7 3 (1.23%) Dell
8 2 (0.82%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.82%) Tripwire
8 2 (0.82%) Computacenter
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Astbury Marsden
Salary: £40k - £55k per annum + 15% Bonus + 14% Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cumbria
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Williams and Glyn
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £28815 - £39550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £45k - £65k plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ComputaCenter
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago