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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 160 123 161
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +38
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 104 130 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.40% 1.90% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 2.39% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 83 95 83
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £25,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £71,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-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
6211 5443 5765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 79.39% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5049 4615 4953
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 -9 44 £46,000 -9.80% 6
Cheshire -8 39 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Merseyside +9 16 £50,000 +20.48% 9
Lancashire -7 2 £36,054 +40.01% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 67 (34.36%) CISSP
2 62 (31.79%) Finance
3 52 (26.67%) Windows
4 50 (25.64%) ITIL
5 49 (25.13%) Management Information System
6 45 (23.08%) Degree
7 41 (21.03%) Firewall
8 38 (19.49%) Microsoft
9 36 (18.46%) UNIX
10 35 (17.95%) CISM
11 31 (15.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 29 (14.87%) SIEM
13 28 (14.36%) Cyber Security
13 28 (14.36%) MS Excel
14 26 (13.33%) Linux
14 26 (13.33%) PCI DSS
15 25 (12.82%) SQL
16 24 (12.31%) Security Management
16 24 (12.31%) Data Protection
17 21 (10.77%) Information Security Management
18 20 (10.26%) Financial Institution
19 19 (9.74%) SQL Server
19 19 (9.74%) Risk Management
20 18 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
20 18 (9.23%) Penetration Testing
20 18 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
21 17 (8.72%) MS Exchange
21 17 (8.72%) Cisco
22 16 (8.21%) Citrix
22 16 (8.21%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (8.72%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.10%) IIS
3 7 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.51%) Drupal
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (14.36%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.67%) MS Office
3 9 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) RMDS
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.05%) PaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (21.03%) Firewall
2 14 (7.18%) Network Security
3 12 (6.15%) SAN
3 12 (6.15%) Internet
4 8 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (4.10%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (3.59%) DNS
6 6 (3.08%) VPN
7 5 (2.56%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.56%) LDAP
7 5 (2.56%) iSCSI
7 5 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.54%) DMZ
9 2 (1.03%) VLAN
9 2 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.03%) WAN
9 2 (1.03%) SNMP
10 1 (0.51%) DHCP
10 1 (0.51%) LAN
10 1 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.51%) Big Data
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
General
1 62 (31.79%) Finance
2 20 (10.26%) Financial Institution
3 16 (8.21%) Retail
4 14 (7.18%) Legal
5 11 (5.64%) Banking
6 8 (4.10%) Law
7 4 (2.05%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 33 (16.92%) Consultant
2 32 (16.41%) Analyst
3 30 (15.38%) Security Consultant
4 23 (11.79%) Security Analyst
5 21 (10.77%) Security Manager
6 19 (9.74%) Security Engineer
7 16 (8.21%) Information Security Engineer
8 14 (7.18%) Information Security Analyst
8 14 (7.18%) Information Analyst
9 13 (6.67%) Information Manager
10 12 (6.15%) Information Security Manager
11 11 (5.64%) Infrastructure Manager
12 10 (5.13%) Security Specialist
13 9 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (4.62%) IT Infrastructure Manager
14 8 (4.10%) Incident Manager
14 8 (4.10%) Architect
15 7 (3.59%) Developer
16 6 (3.08%) Project Manager
16 6 (3.08%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.62%) .NET
2 7 (3.59%) XML
3 6 (3.08%) Web Services
4 4 (2.05%) SAML
4 4 (2.05%) JSON
4 4 (2.05%) OAuth
4 4 (2.05%) Memcached
4 4 (2.05%) REST
5 1 (0.51%) Django
5 1 (0.51%) JBoss Seam
5 1 (0.51%) Middleware
5 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 49 (25.13%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.59%) GIS
5 6 (3.08%) RMADS
5 6 (3.08%) CESG
5 6 (3.08%) Tandem
6 4 (2.05%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.05%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (1.54%) Economics
8 2 (1.03%) PKI
8 2 (1.03%) Firmware
8 2 (1.03%) CMDB
9 1 (0.51%) Open Source
9 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.51%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 52 (26.67%) Windows
2 36 (18.46%) UNIX
3 26 (13.33%) Linux
4 18 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.59%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.54%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.03%) HPUX
9 1 (0.51%) AIX
9 1 (0.51%) Android
9 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.64%) ITIL
2 29 (14.87%) SIEM
3 28 (14.36%) Cyber Security
4 24 (12.31%) Data Protection
4 24 (12.31%) Security Management
5 21 (10.77%) Information Security Management
6 19 (9.74%) Risk Management
7 18 (9.23%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (8.21%) Security Architecture
9 15 (7.69%) Business Development
9 15 (7.69%) ISMS
9 15 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 13 (6.67%) Project Management
10 13 (6.67%) Business Continuity
11 11 (5.64%) Mentoring
12 10 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (5.13%) Line Management
12 10 (5.13%) Digital Forensics
13 9 (4.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.82%) SQL
2 7 (3.59%) Java
3 6 (3.08%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.08%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.56%) PHP
5 4 (2.05%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.05%) Perl
6 2 (1.03%) C#
6 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.03%) PowerHouse
7 1 (0.51%) C++
7 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.51%) C
7 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (34.36%) CISSP
2 45 (23.08%) Degree
3 35 (17.95%) CISM
4 15 (7.69%) ISSAP
4 15 (7.69%) ISSMP
5 14 (7.18%) EnCE
6 12 (6.15%) CISA
6 12 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (5.64%) Security Cleared
8 10 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (4.62%) MCSE
9 9 (4.62%) CCNA
9 9 (4.62%) CEH
10 7 (3.59%) A+ Certification
10 7 (3.59%) CCNP
11 6 (3.08%) CRISC
11 6 (3.08%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.05%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.05%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (15.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (13.33%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (4.62%) COBIT
4 7 (3.59%) SLA
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 10 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.56%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.05%) Varnish
4 4 (2.05%) Postfix
4 4 (2.05%) Squid
5 3 (1.54%) XenApp
6 1 (0.51%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (3.08%) Nagios
2 4 (2.05%) Puppet
2 4 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.05%) Icinga
3 3 (1.54%) Nessus
4 1 (0.51%) SCCM
4 1 (0.51%) SCOM
4 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 38 (19.49%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.72%) Cisco
3 16 (8.21%) Citrix
4 13 (6.67%) Oracle
5 12 (6.15%) CheckPoint
5 12 (6.15%) ArcSight
6 8 (4.10%) HP
6 8 (4.10%) VMware
7 4 (2.05%) Sourcefire
7 4 (2.05%) Sun
7 4 (2.05%) Websense
7 4 (2.05%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.05%) Splunk
8 2 (1.03%) CA
8 2 (1.03%) NCR
8 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.51%) SAP
9 1 (0.51%) Brocade
9 1 (0.51%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.51%) Kaspersky
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £55000 - £71500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus good benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26715.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40K to 45K + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Port Sunlight, Liverpool or Kingston, London
Unilever
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool or London
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago