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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 130 180 152
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -28
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 121 74 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 1.07% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.29% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 98 62 74
Average salary £46,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,496 £20,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £72,250 £53,100
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
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
5497 5733 5858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.20% 82.85% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4454 4665 4831
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,889 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +29 61 £41,000 +9.33% 15
Cheshire +30 48 £47,500 -13.63% 10
Merseyside - 4 £55,000 - 1
Cumbria -5 3 £30,157 -13.83%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 125 (40.06%) CISSP
2 117 (37.50%) Finance
3 101 (32.37%) Windows
4 100 (32.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 74 (23.72%) Risk Management
6 71 (22.76%) ITIL
7 66 (21.15%) UNIX
8 59 (18.91%) Firewall
8 59 (18.91%) Penetration Testing
9 58 (18.59%) Linux
10 52 (16.67%) PCI DSS
11 50 (16.03%) Cyber Security
12 49 (15.71%) Security Architecture
12 49 (15.71%) CISM
13 48 (15.38%) Security Management
13 48 (15.38%) Management Information System
14 43 (13.78%) Risk Assessment
15 39 (12.50%) Network Security
16 37 (11.86%) Banking
17 34 (10.90%) Microsoft
17 34 (10.90%) SIEM
18 33 (10.58%) Disaster Recovery
19 31 (9.94%) Business Continuity
19 31 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
20 26 (8.33%) CISA
21 25 (8.01%) Data Protection
22 24 (7.69%) OSCP
22 24 (7.69%) OSCE
22 24 (7.69%) Network Design
22 24 (7.69%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (2.24%) IIS
2 5 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.64%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.64%) SAS
4 2 (0.64%) CMS
5 1 (0.32%) Apache
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.32%) Lync
5 1 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (4.17%) MS Office
2 10 (3.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.49%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) IaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (18.91%) Firewall
2 39 (12.50%) Network Security
3 18 (5.77%) DNS
4 17 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 16 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (3.53%) WAN
7 10 (3.21%) LDAP
7 10 (3.21%) LAN
7 10 (3.21%) Wireshark
8 9 (2.88%) VPN
9 8 (2.56%) VoIP
10 7 (2.24%) Broadband
10 7 (2.24%) DHCP
10 7 (2.24%) SAN
11 6 (1.92%) IPv6
12 5 (1.60%) FTP
12 5 (1.60%) HTTP
12 5 (1.60%) HTTPS
13 4 (1.28%) Internet
13 4 (1.28%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.60%) Big Data
2 5 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.28%) MySQL
4 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.96%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.64%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.64%) DB2
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Subversion
2 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
General
1 117 (37.50%) Finance
2 37 (11.86%) Banking
3 15 (4.81%) Retail
4 13 (4.17%) Legal
4 13 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.53%) Law
6 6 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Marketing
8 2 (0.64%) Games
8 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (17.95%) Security Engineer
2 52 (16.67%) Analyst
3 42 (13.46%) Security Manager
4 35 (11.22%) Consultant
5 33 (10.58%) Security Consultant
6 31 (9.94%) Security Analyst
7 29 (9.29%) Information Manager
7 29 (9.29%) Information Security Manager
8 26 (8.33%) IT Consultant
9 25 (8.01%) Tester
9 25 (8.01%) IT Security Consultant
9 25 (8.01%) Penetration Tester
10 24 (7.69%) Information Security Engineer
11 13 (4.17%) Security Specialist
11 13 (4.17%) Administrator
12 12 (3.85%) Network Engineer
12 12 (3.85%) Information Security Analyst
12 12 (3.85%) Information Analyst
13 11 (3.53%) Security Officer
14 10 (3.21%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.17%) .NET
2 11 (3.53%) Web Services
3 7 (2.24%) CSS
3 7 (2.24%) HTML
4 6 (1.92%) Flash
5 5 (1.60%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.28%) jQuery
6 4 (1.28%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.96%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.96%) J2EE
8 2 (0.64%) SAP XI
8 2 (0.64%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.64%) Ajax
8 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.32%) JSP
9 1 (0.32%) XML
9 1 (0.32%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 31 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.41%) GIS
4 13 (4.17%) Tandem
5 10 (3.21%) Open Source
6 6 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.60%) Life Science
8 4 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.28%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.28%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.96%) EqualLogic
9 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.96%) NHS
9 3 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.96%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.96%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.64%) VSAM
11 1 (0.32%) CCTV
11 1 (0.32%) EFT
11 1 (0.32%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 101 (32.37%) Windows
2 66 (21.15%) UNIX
3 58 (18.59%) Linux
4 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.60%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.72%) Risk Management
2 71 (22.76%) ITIL
3 59 (18.91%) Penetration Testing
4 50 (16.03%) Cyber Security
5 49 (15.71%) Security Architecture
6 48 (15.38%) Security Management
7 43 (13.78%) Risk Assessment
8 34 (10.90%) SIEM
9 33 (10.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 31 (9.94%) Business Continuity
11 25 (8.01%) Data Protection
12 24 (7.69%) Network Design
12 24 (7.69%) Project Management
13 22 (7.05%) Information Security Management
13 22 (7.05%) Mentoring
14 20 (6.41%) Coaching
15 17 (5.45%) ISMS
16 16 (5.13%) Security Testing
17 14 (4.49%) GAP Analysis
18 13 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.05%) SQL
2 12 (3.85%) Java
2 12 (3.85%) Python
3 11 (3.53%) Perl
4 9 (2.88%) C#
5 8 (2.56%) C
6 5 (1.60%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.60%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.28%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.96%) PHP
9 2 (0.64%) Ruby
9 2 (0.64%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.64%) ABAP
9 2 (0.64%) C++
10 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 125 (40.06%) CISSP
2 49 (15.71%) CISM
3 26 (8.33%) CISA
4 24 (7.69%) OSCP
4 24 (7.69%) OSCE
5 23 (7.37%) Degree
6 21 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (6.09%) CCNA
8 16 (5.13%) CCNP
9 14 (4.49%) ISEB
10 11 (3.53%) Security Cleared
11 10 (3.21%) A+ Certification
12 9 (2.88%) PMP
12 9 (2.88%) PMI Certification
13 7 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (2.24%) PCI QSA
13 7 (2.24%) ISSAP
13 7 (2.24%) ISSMP
14 5 (1.60%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (32.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 20 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 17 (5.45%) COBIT
5 15 (4.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (4.17%) SLA
6 13 (4.17%) QA
7 5 (1.60%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.96%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.96%) FISMA
9 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 19 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.92%) Snort
4 3 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.56%) Nessus
2 1 (0.32%) SCCM
2 1 (0.32%) SCOM
2 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 34 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.09%) ArcSight
3 17 (5.45%) Splunk
4 11 (3.53%) VMware
5 9 (2.88%) Sourcefire
6 8 (2.56%) Cisco
7 6 (1.92%) Sun
7 6 (1.92%) Websense
8 4 (1.28%) TOWER Software
8 4 (1.28%) NetApp
8 4 (1.28%) Citrix
8 4 (1.28%) Oracle
9 3 (0.96%) Juniper
9 3 (0.96%) Dell
9 3 (0.96%) Wyse
9 3 (0.96%) Fortinet
9 3 (0.96%) SolarWinds
9 3 (0.96%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.64%) LogLogic
10 2 (0.64%) Computacenter
Manchester, Lancashire
Badenoch & Clark
Posted: 16 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stagecoach Group
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum plus benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competetive, bonus + more
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
QVC
Salary: Unspecified £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive, benefits and more
Posted: 14 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £41,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Salary: £28,695 - £32,277 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago