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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 150 104 153
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +49
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 103 160 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.39% 2.23% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.86% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 83 119 83
Average salary £50,000 £51,000 £48,811
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.96% +4.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £26,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,250
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -0.49%
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
6060 5598 5855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.77% 77.87% 77.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4811 4747 5113
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,350
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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
Manchester -24 48 £46,000 -8.00% 12
Cheshire -14 43 £55,000 - 3
Merseyside -4 9 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Lancashire -14 1 £42,750 +54.05%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 55 (31.79%) Management Information System
2 51 (29.48%) CISSP
3 48 (27.75%) Finance
4 44 (25.43%) ITIL
5 43 (24.86%) Windows
6 42 (24.28%) Degree
7 35 (20.23%) Firewall
8 33 (19.08%) Microsoft
9 32 (18.50%) MS Excel
10 30 (17.34%) UNIX
11 29 (16.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 27 (15.61%) CISM
13 26 (15.03%) Security Management
13 26 (15.03%) SIEM
13 26 (15.03%) Cyber Security
14 23 (13.29%) Information Security Management
15 22 (12.72%) PCI DSS
16 21 (12.14%) Linux
16 21 (12.14%) SQL
17 19 (10.98%) ISMS
17 19 (10.98%) Data Protection
18 17 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
19 16 (9.25%) Risk Management
19 16 (9.25%) Project Management
20 15 (8.67%) MS Office
20 15 (8.67%) Business Continuity
20 15 (8.67%) Penetration Testing
20 15 (8.67%) Business Development
21 14 (8.09%) EnCE
21 14 (8.09%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 14 (8.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.47%) IIS
2 6 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.58%) GroupWise
3 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (18.50%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.67%) MS Office
3 8 (4.62%) MS Project
4 6 (3.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.23%) Firewall
2 13 (7.51%) SAN
3 12 (6.94%) Network Security
4 10 (5.78%) Internet
5 7 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.05%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.89%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (2.89%) iSCSI
6 5 (2.89%) VPN
6 5 (2.89%) DNS
7 4 (2.31%) LDAP
7 4 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.73%) DMZ
9 2 (1.16%) VLAN
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.16%) SSL
9 2 (1.16%) WAN
9 2 (1.16%) HTTP
10 1 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.58%) NetBeans
1 1 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 48 (27.75%) Finance
2 14 (8.09%) Legal
2 14 (8.09%) Financial Institution
3 12 (6.94%) Banking
4 10 (5.78%) Retail
5 6 (3.47%) Multimedia
6 5 (2.89%) Law
7 3 (1.73%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 31 (17.92%) Consultant
2 24 (13.87%) Security Consultant
2 24 (13.87%) Analyst
3 21 (12.14%) Security Manager
4 20 (11.56%) Security Analyst
5 13 (7.51%) Information Manager
6 12 (6.94%) Information Security Manager
6 12 (6.94%) Information Security Analyst
6 12 (6.94%) Information Analyst
7 11 (6.36%) Security Specialist
7 11 (6.36%) Security Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (4.62%) Incident Manager
9 8 (4.62%) Information Security Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (4.05%) Architect
11 6 (3.47%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.47%) Developer
12 5 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.62%) .NET
2 6 (3.47%) Web Services
2 6 (3.47%) XML
3 4 (2.31%) Memcached
4 3 (1.73%) OAuth
4 3 (1.73%) REST
4 3 (1.73%) SAML
4 3 (1.73%) JSON
5 2 (1.16%) Middleware
6 1 (0.58%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.58%) HTML
6 1 (0.58%) JSP
6 1 (0.58%) Servlets
6 1 (0.58%) JBoss Seam
6 1 (0.58%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 55 (31.79%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.89%) GIS
3 5 (2.89%) Tandem
4 4 (2.31%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.73%) RMADS
5 3 (1.73%) CESG
5 3 (1.73%) Economics
6 2 (1.16%) PKI
6 2 (1.16%) CMDB
6 2 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.58%) Open Source
7 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.58%) Firmware
7 1 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.86%) Windows
2 30 (17.34%) UNIX
3 21 (12.14%) Linux
4 14 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.05%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.73%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.73%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.58%) Android
8 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) AIX
8 1 (0.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.43%) ITIL
2 26 (15.03%) Security Management
2 26 (15.03%) SIEM
2 26 (15.03%) Cyber Security
3 23 (13.29%) Information Security Management
4 19 (10.98%) ISMS
4 19 (10.98%) Data Protection
5 17 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (9.25%) Risk Management
6 16 (9.25%) Project Management
7 15 (8.67%) Business Continuity
7 15 (8.67%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (8.67%) Business Development
8 12 (6.94%) Service Delivery
9 10 (5.78%) Digital Forensics
9 10 (5.78%) Security Architecture
10 9 (5.20%) Data Privacy
10 9 (5.20%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (5.20%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.14%) SQL
2 7 (4.05%) Java
3 6 (3.47%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.89%) Perl
4 5 (2.89%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.31%) PHP
5 4 (2.31%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.16%) C
6 2 (1.16%) C#
6 2 (1.16%) PowerHouse
7 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 51 (29.48%) CISSP
2 42 (24.28%) Degree
3 27 (15.61%) CISM
4 14 (8.09%) EnCE
5 10 (5.78%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (5.20%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (5.20%) MCSE
6 9 (5.20%) ISSAP
6 9 (5.20%) ISSMP
7 8 (4.62%) CCNA
7 8 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (4.05%) CEH
9 6 (3.47%) A+ Certification
9 6 (3.47%) CCNP
9 6 (3.47%) CISA
10 4 (2.31%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.73%) ISEB
11 3 (1.73%) MCP
11 3 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (12.72%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.20%) SLA
4 6 (3.47%) COBIT
4 6 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 9 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.89%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.89%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.31%) Squid
4 4 (2.31%) Varnish
4 4 (2.31%) Postfix
5 3 (1.73%) XenApp
6 2 (1.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.89%) Nagios
2 4 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.31%) Icinga
2 4 (2.31%) Puppet
3 3 (1.73%) Nessus
4 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.58%) SCCM
4 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.51%) Cisco
2 13 (7.51%) Citrix
3 11 (6.36%) Oracle
4 10 (5.78%) VMware
4 10 (5.78%) ArcSight
5 8 (4.62%) HP
5 8 (4.62%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.89%) Splunk
7 4 (2.31%) Websense
7 4 (2.31%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.73%) Sun
8 3 (1.73%) Sourcefire
9 2 (1.16%) Imperva
10 1 (0.58%) Kaspersky
10 1 (0.58%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (0.58%) Clearswift
10 1 (0.58%) Symantec
10 1 (0.58%) McAfee
10 1 (0.58%) CA
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool or London
QVC
Salary: Circa LIV £46,800 LON £51,000 based on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent package and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America
Posted: 20 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Steria
Salary: From £49,000 to £49,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Salford
BBC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago