Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 100 103
Rank change year-on-year -36 +3 +52
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 168 229 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.25% 3.11% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 3.39% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 124 184 133
Manchester median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £35,469 £31,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £88,375 £70,500 £82,000
North West median annual salary £52,500 £51,250 £48,750
% change year-on-year +2.44% +5.13% -2.50%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,831 6,755 6,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.61% 91.77% 90.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5,620 5,827 5,252
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Manchester

Information Security
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Manchester

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Manchester

Information Security
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
Stockport - 5 £55,000 - 2
Salford 0 3 - -
Altrincham -12 3 £57,500 +76.92% 2
Rochdale - 3 £52,000 -
Bolton +10 2 £35,500 -5.33%
Wigan +3 2 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Cheadle - 2 £46,250 - 1
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 68 (40.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (35.12%) CISSP
3 49 (29.17%) CISM
4 39 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (20.24%) Management Information System
6 34 (20.24%) CISA
7 32 (19.05%) PCI DSS
8 30 (17.86%) Risk Management
9 29 (17.26%) Degree
9 29 (17.26%) Penetration Testing
10 26 (15.48%) Security Cleared
10 26 (15.48%) Data Protection
10 26 (15.48%) CRISC
11 25 (14.88%) Network Security
11 25 (14.88%) Time Management
12 24 (14.29%) C
13 23 (13.69%) GDPR
14 22 (13.10%) Scrum
15 21 (12.50%) Business Continuity
16 20 (11.90%) Military
16 20 (11.90%) VMware
16 20 (11.90%) Numerate Degree
16 20 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (11.31%) DevOps
17 19 (11.31%) Mentoring
17 19 (11.31%) Service Management
18 18 (10.71%) Java
18 18 (10.71%) DV Cleared
18 18 (10.71%) Office 365

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 11 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.36%) SAS
3 7 (4.17%) Confluence
4 2 (1.19%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.19%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Magento
2 4 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.71%) Office 365
2 15 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.36%) OneDrive
4 8 (4.76%) SaaS
5 6 (3.57%) IaaS
6 3 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.88%) Network Security
2 16 (9.52%) Firewall
3 13 (7.74%) LAN
3 13 (7.74%) VPN
4 12 (7.14%) WAN
5 11 (6.55%) BGP
5 11 (6.55%) DMZ
5 11 (6.55%) EIGRP
5 11 (6.55%) MPLS
5 11 (6.55%) OSPF
5 11 (6.55%) VoIP
5 11 (6.55%) VPLS
5 11 (6.55%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (3.57%) Internet
7 1 (0.60%) Intranet
7 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.60%) VLAN
7 1 (0.60%) WebEx
7 1 (0.60%) Wireless
7 1 (0.60%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.76%) MySQL
2 5 (2.98%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.38%) Big Data
4 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.19%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.19%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Cucumber
1 10 (5.95%) Selenium
2 7 (4.17%) JIRA
3 6 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.60%) Gradle
5 1 (0.60%) JUnit
5 1 (0.60%) Maven
5 1 (0.60%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.60%) Spock
5 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (11.90%) Military
2 14 (8.33%) Finance
3 12 (7.14%) Front Office
4 8 (4.76%) Legal
5 7 (4.17%) Retail
6 6 (3.57%) Marketing
7 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.19%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (19.64%) Security Manager
2 26 (15.48%) Analyst
3 25 (14.88%) Information Manager
3 25 (14.88%) Information Security Manager
4 18 (10.71%) Security Analyst
5 16 (9.52%) Development Manager
6 14 (8.33%) Architect
7 13 (7.74%) Security Architect
8 12 (7.14%) IT Manager
9 11 (6.55%) Business Manager
9 11 (6.55%) CISSP Manager
9 11 (6.55%) Network Architect
9 11 (6.55%) Network Security Architect
10 10 (5.95%) Business Development Manager
10 10 (5.95%) Information Analyst
10 10 (5.95%) Information Security Analyst
10 10 (5.95%) Integration Engineer
10 10 (5.95%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 10 (5.95%) Test Engineer
11 9 (5.36%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.55%) .NET
2 6 (3.57%) AngularJS
2 6 (3.57%) CSS
2 6 (3.57%) HTML
3 5 (2.98%) RESTful
4 4 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.38%) Middleware
5 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.79%) Django
5 3 (1.79%) Flask
5 3 (1.79%) HTML5
5 3 (1.79%) jQuery
5 3 (1.79%) React
5 3 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (1.79%) Spring
6 2 (1.19%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.19%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.19%) Java EE
6 2 (1.19%) LAMP
6 2 (1.19%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.24%) Management Information System
2 20 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (6.55%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.95%) iPad
6 6 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.57%) User Experience
7 5 (2.98%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.79%) NHS
8 3 (1.79%) PKI
8 3 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.79%) Wiki
9 1 (0.60%) BBC
9 1 (0.60%) CESG
9 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.12%) Linux
2 16 (9.52%) Windows
3 6 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.60%) KNOPPIX
4 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (17.86%) Risk Management
4 29 (17.26%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (15.48%) Data Protection
6 25 (14.88%) Time Management
7 22 (13.10%) Scrum
8 21 (12.50%) Business Continuity
9 19 (11.31%) DevOps
9 19 (11.31%) Mentoring
9 19 (11.31%) Service Management
10 16 (9.52%) SDLC
10 16 (9.52%) Security Management
11 15 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (8.93%) Data Security
11 15 (8.93%) Incident Management
11 15 (8.93%) Project Management
11 15 (8.93%) Test Automation
12 14 (8.33%) Data Privacy
12 14 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.29%) C
2 18 (10.71%) Java
3 15 (8.93%) Python
4 12 (7.14%) Perl
5 11 (6.55%) C++
6 10 (5.95%) SQL
7 6 (3.57%) C#
7 6 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.57%) PHP
8 5 (2.98%) PHP 5
8 5 (2.98%) PHP 7
8 5 (2.98%) Ruby
9 4 (2.38%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.79%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.60%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 59 (35.12%) CISSP
2 49 (29.17%) CISM
3 34 (20.24%) CISA
4 29 (17.26%) Degree
5 26 (15.48%) CRISC
5 26 (15.48%) Security Cleared
6 20 (11.90%) Numerate Degree
7 18 (10.71%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.17%) SANS
8 7 (4.17%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.57%) CREST Certified
9 6 (3.57%) SSCP
10 5 (2.98%) CCNA
11 4 (2.38%) GCIA
11 4 (2.38%) GCIH
12 2 (1.19%) CEH
12 2 (1.19%) CISMP
12 2 (1.19%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (1.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (40.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (19.05%) PCI DSS
3 23 (13.69%) GDPR
4 8 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (4.17%) ISO 22301
6 5 (2.98%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (2.38%) COBIT
7 4 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (1.79%) Data Quality
8 3 (1.79%) HIPAA
8 3 (1.79%) SLA
9 2 (1.19%) ISO 14001
9 2 (1.19%) ISO 31000
9 2 (1.19%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.60%) GMP
10 1 (0.60%) GPG13
10 1 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (10.71%) Hyper-V
2 14 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.38%) Snort
5 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.36%) SCCM
2 4 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.38%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.19%) Nessus
5 1 (0.60%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.60%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 20 (11.90%) VMware
2 14 (8.33%) Cisco
3 11 (6.55%) Juniper
4 9 (5.36%) Google
5 5 (2.98%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.38%) McAfee
6 4 (2.38%) NetWitness
6 4 (2.38%) OpenText
6 4 (2.38%) Siebel
6 4 (2.38%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.38%) Sourcefire
6 4 (2.38%) Splunk
6 4 (2.38%) Tableau
6 4 (2.38%) Trend Micro
7 3 (1.79%) Forcepoint
7 3 (1.79%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.19%) Capita
8 2 (1.19%) Citrix
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle
9 1 (0.60%) NetIQ