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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 79 131 170
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +39
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 182 135 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.27% 1.92% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 2.24% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 110 126 65
Average salary £49,375 £47,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.94% +15.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £32,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
4812 6019 5619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.41% 85.66% 84.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 5083 4676
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 +74 136 £50,000 +2.04% 23
Merseyside +4 20 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Cheshire -3 20 £38,750 -18.42% 1
Lancashire +16 4 £32,500 -31.93% 6
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 111 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 103 (30.93%) CISSP
3 95 (28.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 93 (27.93%) Finance
5 88 (26.43%) Risk Management
6 86 (25.83%) Windows
7 82 (24.62%) Security Operations
8 81 (24.32%) Security Management
9 79 (23.72%) CISM
10 72 (21.62%) Linux
11 70 (21.02%) Unix
12 60 (18.02%) Incident Management
13 59 (17.72%) Microsoft
14 56 (16.82%) Firewall
14 56 (16.82%) SIEM
15 54 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
16 49 (14.71%) Degree
17 46 (13.81%) ITIL
18 44 (13.21%) Banking
19 42 (12.61%) PCI DSS
20 39 (11.71%) Cybersecurity
20 39 (11.71%) Legal
21 36 (10.81%) Risk Assessment
21 36 (10.81%) Project Management
22 33 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (9.91%) Security Operations Centre
22 33 (9.91%) Reverse Engineering
23 32 (9.61%) Network Security
23 32 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
24 30 (9.01%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (3.60%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.10%) IIS
3 5 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.70%) MS Office
3 5 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Line 500
2 1 (0.30%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.20%) Office 365
3 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) GitHub
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 56 (16.82%) Firewall
2 32 (9.61%) Network Security
3 25 (7.51%) TCP/IP
4 22 (6.61%) Internet
5 20 (6.01%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (3.90%) Wireless
7 10 (3.00%) DNS
8 9 (2.70%) Broadband
8 9 (2.70%) SAN
9 8 (2.40%) WebEx
9 8 (2.40%) Wireshark
10 7 (2.10%) tcpdump
10 7 (2.10%) WAN
11 6 (1.80%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.80%) VPN
12 5 (1.50%) IPv6
13 4 (1.20%) DHCP
13 4 (1.20%) Intranet
13 4 (1.20%) LAN
13 4 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.30%) Informix
2 4 (1.20%) MySQL
2 4 (1.20%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.90%) GIS
3 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.60%) Big Data
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.30%) AppScan
General
1 93 (27.93%) Finance
2 44 (13.21%) Banking
3 39 (11.71%) Legal
4 14 (4.20%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.30%) Corporate Banking
5 11 (3.30%) Retail
6 9 (2.70%) Law
7 8 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.50%) Publishing
9 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Marketing
10 2 (0.60%) Games
10 2 (0.60%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 104 (31.23%) Analyst
2 58 (17.42%) Security Analyst
3 54 (16.22%) Security Manager
4 27 (8.11%) Consultant
4 27 (8.11%) SOC Analyst
5 26 (7.81%) IT Manager
6 25 (7.51%) Information Analyst
6 25 (7.51%) Information Manager
6 25 (7.51%) Information Security Analyst
6 25 (7.51%) Information Security Manager
6 25 (7.51%) Security Consultant
6 25 (7.51%) Tester
7 23 (6.91%) IT Analyst
7 23 (6.91%) Penetration Tester
8 22 (6.61%) IT Security Analyst
9 21 (6.31%) IT Security Manager
9 21 (6.31%) Security Specialist
10 14 (4.20%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.60%) Security Penetration Tester
11 12 (3.60%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.50%) Web Services
2 3 (0.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 111 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 33 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (9.91%) Security Operations Centre
3 18 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 17 (5.11%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.90%) Client/Server
6 11 (3.30%) Blackberry
6 11 (3.30%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (2.10%) Life Science
9 6 (1.80%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.20%) Fintech
10 4 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.20%) PKI
10 4 (1.20%) Social Media
11 3 (0.90%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.90%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.60%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 86 (25.83%) Windows
2 72 (21.62%) Linux
3 70 (21.02%) Unix
4 11 (3.30%) Android
4 11 (3.30%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.10%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.80%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.50%) Debian
8 4 (1.20%) Solaris
8 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.30%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (26.43%) Risk Management
2 82 (24.62%) Security Operations
3 81 (24.32%) Security Management
4 60 (18.02%) Incident Management
5 56 (16.82%) SIEM
6 54 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
7 46 (13.81%) ITIL
8 39 (11.71%) Cybersecurity
9 36 (10.81%) Project Management
9 36 (10.81%) Risk Assessment
10 33 (9.91%) Reverse Engineering
11 32 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (9.01%) Information Security Management
12 30 (9.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 28 (8.41%) Security Testing
14 27 (8.11%) Business Continuity
14 27 (8.11%) Digital Forensics
14 27 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
15 23 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
16 21 (6.31%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.91%) SQL
2 7 (2.10%) C
2 7 (2.10%) PHP
3 6 (1.80%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.50%) C++
4 5 (1.50%) Python
5 3 (0.90%) C#
6 2 (0.60%) Java
7 1 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 103 (30.93%) CISSP
2 79 (23.72%) CISM
3 49 (14.71%) Degree
4 22 (6.61%) CEH
4 22 (6.61%) CISA
5 21 (6.31%) GCIH
6 16 (4.80%) SANS
6 16 (4.80%) Security Cleared
7 13 (3.90%) GIAC
7 13 (3.90%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.00%) CREST Certified
9 8 (2.40%) OSCP
10 7 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.80%) CHECK Team Leader
11 6 (1.80%) CISMP
12 5 (1.50%) IISP
12 5 (1.50%) Tigerscheme
13 4 (1.20%) CHECK Team Member
13 4 (1.20%) CLAS
13 4 (1.20%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (28.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (12.61%) PCI DSS
3 28 (8.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (3.90%) COBIT
5 11 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (1.50%) ISO22301
6 5 (1.50%) SLA
7 4 (1.20%) ISAE 3402
7 4 (1.20%) ISO 14001
7 4 (1.20%) ISO 9001
7 4 (1.20%) SSAE 16
8 3 (0.90%) Val IT
9 2 (0.60%) COSO
9 2 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.60%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.60%) RMADS
10 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.30%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 20 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.70%) Snort
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.80%) EnCase
2 5 (1.50%) SCOM
3 2 (0.60%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.30%) Nessus
4 1 (0.30%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.30%) Nmap
4 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 59 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.01%) VMware
3 20 (6.01%) Cisco
4 14 (4.20%) Oracle
5 12 (3.60%) Juniper
6 11 (3.30%) Fortinet
6 11 (3.30%) Sybase
7 9 (2.70%) Splunk
8 8 (2.40%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.10%) IBM
10 6 (1.80%) Dell
10 6 (1.80%) NetWitness
11 4 (1.20%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.20%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.20%) HP
11 4 (1.20%) Intel Security
11 4 (1.20%) Symantec
12 3 (0.90%) Avaya
12 3 (0.90%) Lotus
12 3 (0.90%) Sage
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