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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 65 70
Rank change year-on-year +30 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 94 23 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.46% 2.39% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.38% 2.79% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 32 19 54
Median salary £49,250 £52,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.19% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £47,000 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £58,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1273 824 1539
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.55% 85.65% 90.64%
Number of salaries quoted 931 707 1220
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
Knutsford -12 30 £70,000 +47.36% 10
Crewe - 26 £46,500 -
Warrington 0 17 £22,000 -58.09% 2
Chester +5 2 £66,250 +76.66% 1
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 69 (55.65%) Finance
2 46 (37.10%) CISSP
3 40 (32.26%) Risk Management
4 36 (29.03%) CISM
5 34 (27.42%) CISA
5 34 (27.42%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (26.61%) Degree
7 29 (23.39%) Management Information System
8 28 (22.58%) Banking
9 27 (21.77%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (20.97%) Retail
11 25 (20.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 24 (19.35%) GIS
12 24 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (18.55%) Firewall
13 23 (18.55%) IT Strategy
14 21 (16.94%) Windows
15 20 (16.13%) Customer Engagement
16 19 (15.32%) Data Security
17 18 (14.52%) SQL
17 18 (14.52%) Process Improvement
17 18 (14.52%) Contactless
18 16 (12.90%) Network Security
18 16 (12.90%) PCI DSS
18 16 (12.90%) Unix
18 16 (12.90%) Legal
19 15 (12.10%) Security+ Certification
19 15 (12.10%) Service Management
19 15 (12.10%) Computer Science
19 15 (12.10%) CompTIA Security+

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 3 (2.42%) JBoss
1 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.81%) IIS
3 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.81%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) Trello
2 2 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.61%) Office 365
3 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.55%) Firewall
2 16 (12.90%) Network Security
3 8 (6.45%) LAN
3 8 (6.45%) WAN
4 7 (5.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.84%) VPN
6 4 (3.23%) DNS
7 2 (1.61%) DMZ
7 2 (1.61%) MPLS
7 2 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.61%) VoIP
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.35%) GIS
2 9 (7.26%) MySQL
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.42%) DB2
5 2 (1.61%) Maltego
5 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) AppScan
1 4 (3.23%) JIRA
1 4 (3.23%) sqlmap
2 3 (2.42%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.42%) Subversion
3 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 69 (55.65%) Finance
2 28 (22.58%) Banking
3 26 (20.97%) Retail
4 16 (12.90%) Legal
5 13 (10.48%) Financial Institution
6 11 (8.87%) Corporate Banking
7 10 (8.06%) Law
8 8 (6.45%) Investment Banking
9 5 (4.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (3.23%) Italian Language
10 4 (3.23%) Spanish Language
11 3 (2.42%) Advertising
12 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (23.39%) Analyst
2 16 (12.90%) Security Analyst
3 13 (10.48%) Compliance Analyst
4 11 (8.87%) Security Engineer
5 10 (8.06%) Head of Security
6 8 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) Risk Analyst
7 7 (5.65%) Consultant
7 7 (5.65%) IT Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) Audit Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) CISSP Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) IT Risk Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) Security Consultant
8 6 (4.84%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Technical Support
8 6 (4.84%) Technical Support Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Technology Risk Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Field Support Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.87%) Web Services
2 5 (4.03%) .NET
2 5 (4.03%) Middleware
3 3 (2.42%) EJB
3 3 (2.42%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.42%) J2EE
3 3 (2.42%) JMS
3 3 (2.42%) JSP
3 3 (2.42%) Servlets
3 3 (2.42%) Struts
3 3 (2.42%) WSDL
3 3 (2.42%) XML
3 3 (2.42%) XSD
4 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.81%) CSS
4 1 (0.81%) HTML
4 1 (0.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (27.42%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (23.39%) Management Information System
3 18 (14.52%) Contactless
4 15 (12.10%) Computer Science
5 14 (11.29%) Virtual Team
6 8 (6.45%) Mobile App
7 6 (4.84%) Cyber Attack
7 6 (4.84%) Mainframe
8 4 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (2.42%) Cybercrime
9 3 (2.42%) User Experience
10 2 (1.61%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.61%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.81%) IVR
11 1 (0.81%) PKI
11 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.94%) Windows
2 16 (12.90%) Unix
3 7 (5.65%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.03%) Android
4 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.03%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.42%) Linux
6 2 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.26%) Risk Management
2 27 (21.77%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (18.55%) IT Strategy
5 20 (16.13%) Customer Engagement
6 19 (15.32%) Data Security
7 18 (14.52%) Process Improvement
8 15 (12.10%) Service Management
9 14 (11.29%) Identity Management
10 13 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (10.48%) ITIL
11 12 (9.68%) IT Audit
12 10 (8.06%) IT Governance
12 10 (8.06%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (7.26%) Demand Management
13 9 (7.26%) ISMS
13 9 (7.26%) Security Operations
14 8 (6.45%) Coaching
14 8 (6.45%) SDLC
14 8 (6.45%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.52%) SQL
2 9 (7.26%) Java
3 6 (4.84%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.23%) C#
4 4 (3.23%) PHP
4 4 (3.23%) Python
4 4 (3.23%) VB
4 4 (3.23%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.61%) C
6 2 (1.61%) C++
6 2 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (37.10%) CISSP
2 36 (29.03%) CISM
3 34 (27.42%) CISA
4 33 (26.61%) Degree
5 15 (12.10%) CompTIA Security+
5 15 (12.10%) Security+ Certification
6 13 (10.48%) CNA
6 13 (10.48%) CNE
6 13 (10.48%) MCSE
6 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (10.48%) Novell Certification
7 10 (8.06%) CRISC
8 5 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (4.03%) GCIH
8 5 (4.03%) GREM
9 4 (3.23%) GCFA
10 3 (2.42%) CCNA
10 3 (2.42%) PMP
11 1 (0.81%) CCIE
11 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (20.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (12.90%) PCI DSS
3 13 (10.48%) SLA
4 7 (5.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (5.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (3.23%) GDPR
5 4 (3.23%) PMO
6 2 (1.61%) COBIT
6 2 (1.61%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.61%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.61%) QA
7 1 (0.81%) COSO
7 1 (0.81%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.61%) Graphite
2 2 (1.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.61%) Puppet
3 1 (0.81%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 9 (7.26%) CheckPoint
1 9 (7.26%) Juniper
2 6 (4.84%) Cisco
3 4 (3.23%) IBM
4 3 (2.42%) Chordiant
4 3 (2.42%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle
4 3 (2.42%) Symantec
4 3 (2.42%) Teradata
5 2 (1.61%) Adobe
5 2 (1.61%) arcserve
5 2 (1.61%) ArcSight
5 2 (1.61%) Avaya
5 2 (1.61%) Palantir
5 2 (1.61%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.61%) Riverbed
5 2 (1.61%) Sophos
5 2 (1.61%) VMware
6 1 (0.81%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.81%) HP
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £53,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Chester
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
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