The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 - 27
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.90% - 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% - 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 2
Median salary £57,500 - £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 121 138 151
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 87.68% 86.79% 88.30%
Number of salaries quoted 111 120 106
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Information Security
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Chester

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Chester over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Chester region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 8 (72.73%) Management Information System
2 7 (63.64%) CISM
2 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
3 6 (54.55%) ISMS
3 6 (54.55%) PCI DSS
3 6 (54.55%) PCI QSA
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (54.55%) ISO22301
3 6 (54.55%) Security Monitoring
3 6 (54.55%) Personalization
3 6 (54.55%) BCP
3 6 (54.55%) CISA
3 6 (54.55%) Data Security
3 6 (54.55%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (54.55%) ISSAP
3 6 (54.55%) Marketing
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) sqlmap
5 2 (18.18%) Line Management
5 2 (18.18%) AppScan
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (18.18%) GIS
5 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) IBM

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) AppScan
1 2 (18.18%) sqlmap
General
1 6 (54.55%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Chief Information Officer
1 6 (54.55%) Chief Information Security Officer
1 6 (54.55%) Chief Security Officer
1 6 (54.55%) CIO
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security Officer
1 6 (54.55%) Security Officer
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Security Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) SOC Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Management Information System
2 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) BCP
1 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (54.55%) Data Security
1 6 (54.55%) ISMS
1 6 (54.55%) Personalization
1 6 (54.55%) Risk Assessment
1 6 (54.55%) Security Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (18.18%) Line Management
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (9.09%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
3 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CISM
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) CISA
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 6 (54.55%) ISSAP
2 6 (54.55%) PCI QSA
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CISMP
3 1 (9.09%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (9.09%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (54.55%) ISO22301
2 6 (54.55%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM