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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 102 143 177
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +34
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 137 121 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.45% 1.88% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.13% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 116 112 67
Median salary £57,250 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £24,000 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
4856 5680 5951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.76% 88.32% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4102 4620 4736
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +21 80 £55,000 +26.43% 19
Cheshire +6 24 £53,750 -6.52% 4
Merseyside +12 16 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Lancashire - 13 £62,500 - 1
Cumbria +3 2 - - 2
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 86 (29.25%) CISSP
2 83 (28.23%) Finance
3 80 (27.21%) Risk Management
3 80 (27.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 76 (25.85%) Cybersecurity
5 72 (24.49%) CISM
6 68 (23.13%) Security Management
7 65 (22.11%) Penetration Testing
8 62 (21.09%) Management Information System
9 53 (18.03%) Firewall
10 49 (16.67%) PCI DSS
11 48 (16.33%) SIEM
12 46 (15.65%) Windows
13 42 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
14 41 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
14 41 (13.95%) Microsoft
14 41 (13.95%) Network Security
15 40 (13.61%) Degree
16 39 (13.27%) ITIL
17 36 (12.24%) Banking
18 35 (11.90%) Information Security Management
19 32 (10.88%) Security Operations
20 31 (10.54%) Change Management
20 31 (10.54%) Project Management
20 31 (10.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 31 (10.54%) Business Continuity
20 31 (10.54%) Security Testing
21 27 (9.18%) Internal Audit
22 26 (8.84%) TCP/IP
23 25 (8.50%) SDLC

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 8 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.34%) Apache
3 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.34%) IIS
3 1 (0.34%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (3.06%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.72%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.04%) MS Office
4 3 (1.02%) MS Project
5 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.02%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.74%) Office 365
2 4 (1.36%) GitHub
2 4 (1.36%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 53 (18.03%) Firewall
2 41 (13.95%) Network Security
3 26 (8.84%) TCP/IP
4 17 (5.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (5.78%) Wireless
5 13 (4.42%) MPLS
6 11 (3.74%) DHCP
6 11 (3.74%) DNS
6 11 (3.74%) Junos
6 11 (3.74%) VLAN
7 10 (3.40%) Wireshark
8 9 (3.06%) HTTPS
9 8 (2.72%) VPN
10 7 (2.38%) LAN
11 5 (1.70%) VoIP
12 4 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.36%) tcpdump
12 4 (1.36%) WAN
12 4 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.02%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.68%) GIS
3 2 (0.68%) Looker
4 1 (0.34%) Big Data
4 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.34%) MySQL
4 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.34%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.02%) sqlmap
2 2 (0.68%) GitLab
2 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.68%) MSI
3 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
General
1 83 (28.23%) Finance
2 36 (12.24%) Banking
3 22 (7.48%) Legal
4 19 (6.46%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.06%) Marketing
6 7 (2.38%) Law
7 6 (2.04%) Retail
8 4 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 61 (20.75%) Analyst
2 44 (14.97%) Security Analyst
3 40 (13.61%) Security Manager
4 32 (10.88%) Consultant
4 32 (10.88%) Security Consultant
5 29 (9.86%) Information Manager
5 29 (9.86%) IT Manager
6 24 (8.16%) Tester
7 22 (7.48%) Penetration Tester
8 21 (7.14%) Architect
8 21 (7.14%) Information Security Manager
9 20 (6.80%) IT Analyst
9 20 (6.80%) Security Specialist
10 19 (6.46%) Information Analyst
10 19 (6.46%) Information Security Analyst
11 17 (5.78%) Security Architect
12 16 (5.44%) Security Officer
13 15 (5.10%) Information Security Consultant
13 15 (5.10%) IT Security Manager
13 15 (5.10%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.80%) .NET
2 12 (4.08%) Web Services
3 10 (3.40%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.06%) Middleware
5 2 (0.68%) JSON
6 1 (0.34%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.34%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.34%) HTML
6 1 (0.34%) Java EE
6 1 (0.34%) JPA
6 1 (0.34%) OAuth
6 1 (0.34%) REST
6 1 (0.34%) RESTful
6 1 (0.34%) SAML
6 1 (0.34%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.34%) Spring
6 1 (0.34%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (21.09%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.42%) Client/Server
3 13 (4.42%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (4.08%) Microsoft Licensing
5 11 (3.74%) Virtual Team
6 9 (3.06%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.38%) iPad
8 6 (2.04%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.70%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.70%) PKI
10 4 (1.36%) CESG
10 4 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.36%) Social Media
11 3 (1.02%) Blog
11 3 (1.02%) BYOD
11 3 (1.02%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.02%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.65%) Windows
2 19 (6.46%) Unix
3 18 (6.12%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.44%) Linux
5 12 (4.08%) Android
6 9 (3.06%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (27.21%) Risk Management
2 76 (25.85%) Cybersecurity
3 68 (23.13%) Security Management
4 65 (22.11%) Penetration Testing
5 48 (16.33%) SIEM
6 42 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
7 41 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (13.27%) ITIL
9 35 (11.90%) Information Security Management
10 32 (10.88%) Security Operations
11 31 (10.54%) Business Continuity
11 31 (10.54%) Change Management
11 31 (10.54%) Project Management
11 31 (10.54%) Security Testing
11 31 (10.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 27 (9.18%) Internal Audit
13 25 (8.50%) SDLC
14 24 (8.16%) Reverse Engineering
14 24 (8.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 22 (7.48%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.44%) SQL
2 10 (3.40%) Java
3 8 (2.72%) C#
3 8 (2.72%) VB.NET
4 6 (2.04%) PHP
5 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.02%) Python
6 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.34%) C++
7 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 86 (29.25%) CISSP
2 72 (24.49%) CISM
3 40 (13.61%) Degree
4 18 (6.12%) CISA
5 17 (5.78%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.42%) CEH
7 9 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.06%) GCIH
7 9 (3.06%) OSCP
8 8 (2.72%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.38%) EC-Council LPT
9 7 (2.38%) MCSE
9 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.38%) SANS
10 6 (2.04%) A+ Certification
10 6 (2.04%) CREST Certified
10 6 (2.04%) ECSA
10 6 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (2.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (27.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 16 (5.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (3.74%) ISO22301
5 9 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 8 (2.72%) COBIT
7 7 (2.38%) ISO 9001
7 7 (2.38%) ISO27002
8 6 (2.04%) SLA
9 4 (1.36%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.68%) COSO
10 2 (0.68%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.68%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.34%) QA
11 1 (0.34%) Val IT
System Software
1 16 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.36%) Snort
5 1 (0.34%) Docker
5 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.36%) EnCase
2 3 (1.02%) Nessus
2 3 (1.02%) Nmap
3 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.68%) Puppet
3 2 (0.68%) yum
4 1 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 41 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.44%) Cisco
3 15 (5.10%) CheckPoint
4 14 (4.76%) VMware
5 11 (3.74%) Intel Security
5 11 (3.74%) Juniper
5 11 (3.74%) Sophos
6 9 (3.06%) Avaya
7 7 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.04%) Dell
8 6 (2.04%) HP
8 6 (2.04%) SonicWALL
9 5 (1.70%) SAP
10 4 (1.36%) MobileIron
10 4 (1.36%) NetWitness
10 4 (1.36%) ScanSafe
10 4 (1.36%) Symantec
11 3 (1.02%) Citrix
11 3 (1.02%) IBM
11 3 (1.02%) Splunk
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - 75,000 + package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Carlisle
Capita plc
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + exceptional benefits & pension
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Bolton
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago