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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 104 128 168
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +40
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 149 137 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.54% 2.08% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 2.35% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 127 124 76
Median salary £55,000 £53,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% +7.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £24,000 £28,572
10% offered a salary of more than £72,600 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £53,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +6.52%
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
5103 5841 6042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.10% 88.80% 85.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4250 4733 4780
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median 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 £62,500 £57,500 £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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +37 102 £53,000 +17.77% 27
Cheshire +6 22 £55,000 -9.09% 3
Merseyside +6 14 £60,000 +4.34% 6
Lancashire - 9 £62,500 -
Cumbria 0 1 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 98 (34.15%) CISSP
2 87 (30.31%) Finance
3 78 (27.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 76 (26.48%) CISM
5 75 (26.13%) Cybersecurity
6 70 (24.39%) Risk Management
7 68 (23.69%) Penetration Testing
8 66 (23.00%) PCI DSS
9 58 (20.21%) Management Information System
10 53 (18.47%) Security Management
11 49 (17.07%) Firewall
12 48 (16.72%) SIEM
13 45 (15.68%) Degree
14 41 (14.29%) ITIL
15 40 (13.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (13.24%) Microsoft
17 37 (12.89%) Risk Assessment
18 36 (12.54%) Windows
19 34 (11.85%) Information Security Management
20 33 (11.50%) Business Continuity
21 32 (11.15%) Network Security
22 29 (10.10%) Change Management
22 29 (10.10%) Project Management
22 29 (10.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 28 (9.76%) Banking
24 27 (9.41%) Security Testing
24 27 (9.41%) Internal Audit
25 23 (8.01%) Intrusion Detection
26 22 (7.67%) Legal
26 22 (7.67%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 6 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (2.09%) MS Exchange
1 6 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.35%) Apache
2 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.35%) IIS
2 1 (0.35%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.39%) MS Office
4 3 (1.05%) MS Project
5 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.05%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.14%) Office 365
2 4 (1.39%) GitHub
3 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.05%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.35%) IaaS
4 1 (0.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 49 (17.07%) Firewall
2 32 (11.15%) Network Security
3 23 (8.01%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (5.57%) TCP/IP
5 13 (4.53%) MPLS
6 11 (3.83%) DHCP
6 11 (3.83%) DNS
6 11 (3.83%) Junos
6 11 (3.83%) VLAN
6 11 (3.83%) Wireless
7 9 (3.14%) HTTPS
8 8 (2.79%) VPN
9 6 (2.09%) LAN
9 6 (2.09%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.74%) VoIP
11 4 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.05%) Internet
12 3 (1.05%) PABX
12 3 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.05%) MySQL
4 2 (0.70%) GIS
4 2 (0.70%) Looker
5 1 (0.35%) Big Data
5 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.35%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.39%) sqlmap
2 2 (0.70%) GitLab
2 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.70%) MSI
3 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
General
1 87 (30.31%) Finance
2 28 (9.76%) Banking
3 22 (7.67%) Legal
4 17 (5.92%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.14%) Marketing
6 6 (2.09%) Retail
7 5 (1.74%) Law
8 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 59 (20.56%) Analyst
2 48 (16.72%) Security Analyst
3 46 (16.03%) Security Manager
4 31 (10.80%) Information Manager
5 30 (10.45%) IT Manager
6 29 (10.10%) Information Security Manager
7 28 (9.76%) Consultant
7 28 (9.76%) Security Consultant
8 26 (9.06%) Information Analyst
8 26 (9.06%) Information Security Analyst
9 23 (8.01%) Architect
10 19 (6.62%) Security Architect
11 18 (6.27%) Risk Manager
11 18 (6.27%) Security Specialist
12 17 (5.92%) IT Analyst
13 16 (5.57%) Information Security Consultant
13 16 (5.57%) IT Security Manager
13 16 (5.57%) Security Officer
13 16 (5.57%) Tester
14 14 (4.88%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.97%) .NET
2 10 (3.48%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.14%) Middleware
4 7 (2.44%) Web Services
5 3 (1.05%) HTML
5 3 (1.05%) Spring
6 2 (0.70%) CSS
6 2 (0.70%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.70%) J2EE
6 2 (0.70%) JSON
7 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.35%) Java EE
7 1 (0.35%) JPA
7 1 (0.35%) jQuery
7 1 (0.35%) OAuth
7 1 (0.35%) REST
7 1 (0.35%) RESTful
7 1 (0.35%) SAML
7 1 (0.35%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (20.21%) Management Information System
2 14 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.18%) Microsoft Licensing
4 9 (3.14%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (2.79%) iPad
6 7 (2.44%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.09%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.74%) CESG
8 5 (1.74%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (1.74%) PKI
9 4 (1.39%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.39%) Blog
9 4 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.39%) NHS
10 3 (1.05%) BYOD
10 3 (1.05%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.05%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.05%) Replication
10 3 (1.05%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.54%) Windows
2 19 (6.62%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.83%) Unix
4 10 (3.48%) Linux
5 8 (2.79%) Android
6 6 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (26.13%) Cybersecurity
2 70 (24.39%) Risk Management
3 68 (23.69%) Penetration Testing
4 53 (18.47%) Security Management
5 48 (16.72%) SIEM
6 41 (14.29%) ITIL
7 40 (13.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (12.89%) Risk Assessment
9 34 (11.85%) Information Security Management
10 33 (11.50%) Business Continuity
11 29 (10.10%) Change Management
11 29 (10.10%) Project Management
11 29 (10.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 27 (9.41%) Internal Audit
12 27 (9.41%) Security Testing
13 22 (7.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 20 (6.97%) SDLC
14 20 (6.97%) Security Architecture
15 19 (6.62%) Data Protection
15 19 (6.62%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.27%) SQL
2 12 (4.18%) Java
3 8 (2.79%) C#
3 8 (2.79%) VB.NET
4 6 (2.09%) PHP
5 3 (1.05%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.05%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.05%) Python
6 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.35%) C++
7 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 98 (34.15%) CISSP
2 76 (26.48%) CISM
3 45 (15.68%) Degree
4 20 (6.97%) CISA
5 16 (5.57%) CEH
5 16 (5.57%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.53%) ISACA
7 11 (3.83%) CHFI
7 11 (3.83%) MCSE
7 11 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.14%) OSCP
9 6 (2.09%) EC-Council LPT
9 6 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.09%) MCITP
9 6 (2.09%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.74%) A+ Certification
10 5 (1.74%) ECSA
10 5 (1.74%) RHCE
10 5 (1.74%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (27.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (23.00%) PCI DSS
3 19 (6.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (3.48%) ISO27002
5 9 (3.14%) ISO22301
6 6 (2.09%) COBIT
6 6 (2.09%) SLA
7 5 (1.74%) ISO 9001
8 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.70%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.70%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.70%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.35%) QA
10 1 (0.35%) Val IT
System Software
1 16 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) Docker
3 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.39%) Nessus
1 4 (1.39%) Nmap
2 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.70%) Puppet
2 2 (0.70%) yum
3 1 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 38 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.23%) CheckPoint
3 14 (4.88%) Cisco
4 13 (4.53%) VMware
5 11 (3.83%) Intel Security
5 11 (3.83%) Juniper
6 10 (3.48%) Sophos
7 9 (3.14%) Avaya
8 6 (2.09%) Dell
8 6 (2.09%) HP
8 6 (2.09%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.09%) SonicWALL
9 5 (1.74%) SAP
10 4 (1.39%) Oracle
11 3 (1.05%) Citrix
11 3 (1.05%) IBM
11 3 (1.05%) MobileIron
11 3 (1.05%) ScanSafe
11 3 (1.05%) Symantec
12 2 (0.70%) Splunk
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