Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 59 77
Rank change year-on-year +22 +18 +9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 176 90 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.82% 3.98% 3.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 4.56% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 40 49 111
Cheshire median annual salary £46,250 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.91% +4.76% -10.26%
10th Percentile £38,000 £39,593 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,750 £65,250 £75,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £52,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.21% +5.50% -

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2679 1974 2898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.62% 87.23% 88.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2023 1676 2452
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,900 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Cheshire

Information Security
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Information Security in Cheshire

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Cheshire

Information Security
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -4 104 £47,500 - 1
Crewe +14 17 £56,250 +54.11%
Warrington -3 13 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Chester -1 8 £42,500 -43.33% 1
Wilmslow +14 4 £51,500 -20.16%
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 122 (69.32%) Finance
2 92 (52.27%) Banking
3 86 (48.86%) Risk Management
4 63 (35.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (35.23%) Law
6 58 (32.95%) Investment Banking
7 57 (32.39%) Wealth Management
8 48 (27.27%) CISSP
9 47 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (24.43%) Project Management
11 41 (23.30%) CISM
12 38 (21.59%) ITIL
13 32 (18.18%) CISA
14 31 (17.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 31 (17.61%) Contactless
15 30 (17.05%) Cybersecurity
16 29 (16.48%) Degree
17 27 (15.34%) Service Management
18 25 (14.20%) Legal
18 25 (14.20%) PRINCE2
18 25 (14.20%) SQL
18 25 (14.20%) Mobile App
19 24 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
20 23 (13.07%) Coaching
20 23 (13.07%) Windows
20 23 (13.07%) Data Security
21 22 (12.50%) Management Information System
21 22 (12.50%) Financial Institution
21 22 (12.50%) PMI Certification

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (2.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.70%) JBoss
2 3 (1.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.14%) CICS
3 2 (1.14%) Confluence
3 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.57%) Apache
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.57%) IIS
4 1 (0.57%) SAS
4 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.57%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.84%) IaaS
1 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.84%) SaaS
2 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.70%) Office 365
3 3 (1.70%) PaaS
4 2 (1.14%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.14%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.14%) Trello
5 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.09%) Firewall
2 7 (3.98%) LAN
2 7 (3.98%) Network Security
2 7 (3.98%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.98%) WAN
3 5 (2.84%) VPN
4 3 (1.70%) DNS
4 3 (1.70%) SSH
5 2 (1.14%) MPLS
5 2 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.14%) VoIP
6 1 (0.57%) DHCP
6 1 (0.57%) Internet
6 1 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.57%) IPsec
6 1 (0.57%) SAN
6 1 (0.57%) SSL
6 1 (0.57%) VLAN
6 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.80%) GIS
2 7 (3.98%) MySQL
3 6 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.84%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.84%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.27%) DB2
6 3 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.57%) Big Data
8 1 (0.57%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.57%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (3.98%) JIRA
2 6 (3.41%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.27%) Gradle
4 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.14%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.14%) Maven
4 2 (1.14%) Selenium
4 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.14%) Subversion
5 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.57%) Xcode
General
1 122 (69.32%) Finance
2 92 (52.27%) Banking
3 62 (35.23%) Law
4 58 (32.95%) Investment Banking
5 25 (14.20%) Legal
6 22 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
6 22 (12.50%) Financial Institution
7 17 (9.66%) Retail Banking
8 15 (8.52%) Retail
9 4 (2.27%) Italian Language
9 4 (2.27%) Spanish Language
10 3 (1.70%) Games
10 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.14%) Advertising
11 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (17.61%) Analyst
2 15 (8.52%) Project Manager
3 13 (7.39%) Security Analyst
4 10 (5.68%) Developer
4 10 (5.68%) Information Analyst
4 10 (5.68%) Information Security Analyst
5 9 (5.11%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.55%) Security Manager
7 7 (3.98%) Security Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) Architect
8 6 (3.41%) Audit Analyst
8 6 (3.41%) Consultant
8 6 (3.41%) Information Officer
8 6 (3.41%) Information Security Officer
8 6 (3.41%) IT Manager
8 6 (3.41%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (3.41%) Security Officer
8 6 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (3.41%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (2.84%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.52%) .NET
2 11 (6.25%) Web Services
3 7 (3.98%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.41%) REST
4 6 (3.41%) XML
5 5 (2.84%) CSS
5 5 (2.84%) HTML
6 4 (2.27%) Middleware
7 3 (1.70%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.70%) J2EE
7 3 (1.70%) JSON
7 3 (1.70%) SOAP
8 2 (1.14%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.14%) EJB
8 2 (1.14%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.14%) JMS
8 2 (1.14%) jQuery
8 2 (1.14%) JSP
8 2 (1.14%) Servlets
8 2 (1.14%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.61%) Contactless
2 25 (14.20%) Mobile App
3 24 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 20 (11.36%) PMI
6 10 (5.68%) User Experience
7 5 (2.84%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.84%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.84%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.27%) PKI
9 3 (1.70%) CESG
9 3 (1.70%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.70%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.70%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.70%) Social Media
10 2 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.14%) Fintech
10 2 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.07%) Windows
2 21 (11.93%) Unix
3 11 (6.25%) Android
4 10 (5.68%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.98%) Linux
6 6 (3.41%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.14%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (48.86%) Risk Management
2 63 (35.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 57 (32.39%) Wealth Management
4 47 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (24.43%) Project Management
6 38 (21.59%) ITIL
7 30 (17.05%) Cybersecurity
8 27 (15.34%) Service Management
9 25 (14.20%) PRINCE2
10 24 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 23 (13.07%) Coaching
11 23 (13.07%) Data Security
12 22 (12.50%) Waterfall
13 20 (11.36%) Analytics
13 20 (11.36%) SDLC
14 19 (10.80%) IT Strategy
15 18 (10.23%) Root Cause Analysis
16 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
17 16 (9.09%) Data Analytics
18 15 (8.52%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.20%) SQL
2 21 (11.93%) Java
3 13 (7.39%) C#
4 10 (5.68%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.41%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.84%) PHP
6 5 (2.84%) VB
7 4 (2.27%) C++
8 3 (1.70%) C
8 3 (1.70%) Python
8 3 (1.70%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.14%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.14%) COBOL
9 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.14%) Perl
9 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.57%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.57%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.57%) Ruby
10 1 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (27.27%) CISSP
2 41 (23.30%) CISM
3 32 (18.18%) CISA
4 29 (16.48%) Degree
5 22 (12.50%) PMI Certification
6 18 (10.23%) CRISC
7 9 (5.11%) PMP
8 7 (3.98%) APMG
9 5 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.27%) ISSAP
11 3 (1.70%) CNE
11 3 (1.70%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (1.70%) MCSE
11 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.70%) Novell Certification
11 3 (1.70%) PgMP
11 3 (1.70%) Security+ Certification
12 2 (1.14%) CCNA
12 2 (1.14%) CISMP
12 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (6.82%) SLA
3 9 (5.11%) COBIT
3 9 (5.11%) PCI DSS
4 8 (4.55%) QA
5 7 (3.98%) COSO
5 7 (3.98%) GDPR
5 7 (3.98%) PMBOK
6 6 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.14%) PMO
8 2 (1.14%) PSD2
9 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.14%) Docker
3 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.27%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.70%) SCOM
3 2 (1.14%) Ganglia
3 2 (1.14%) Graphite
3 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.14%) Netcool
3 2 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.14%) Puppet
3 2 (1.14%) SCCM
3 2 (1.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.57%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.57%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.57%) RSA enVision
4 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.68%) Oracle
3 7 (3.98%) CheckPoint
4 6 (3.41%) Cisco
5 5 (2.84%) Juniper
5 5 (2.84%) Symantec
6 4 (2.27%) Splunk
7 3 (1.70%) Adobe
7 3 (1.70%) Google
7 3 (1.70%) McAfee
7 3 (1.70%) VMware
8 2 (1.14%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.14%) arcserve
8 2 (1.14%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.14%) Chordiant
8 2 (1.14%) HP
8 2 (1.14%) IBM
8 2 (1.14%) Imperva
8 2 (1.14%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.14%) Sophos