The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 42 55
Rank change year-on-year -21 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 3 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.56% 3.21% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 3.89% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 5
Median salary £53,750 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.41% +4.34%  
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 479 386 443
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 89.37% 82.48% 86.86%
Number of salaries quoted 339 310 323
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Information Security
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Merseyside

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Merseyside over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Merseyside

Information Security
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 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
Liverpool -8 2 £75,000 +25.00% 1
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 - 1
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 17 (77.27%) Physics
1 17 (77.27%) Human Factors
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (45.45%) Network Security
3 9 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (40.91%) ITIL
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco
3 9 (40.91%) Citrix
3 9 (40.91%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (36.36%) Change Management
4 8 (36.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 8 (36.36%) Information Governance
5 2 (9.09%) CISA
5 2 (9.09%) CISM
5 2 (9.09%) CISSP
5 2 (9.09%) Banking
5 2 (9.09%) Finance
6 1 (4.55%) Legal
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security Management
6 1 (4.55%) Security Management
6 1 (4.55%) NUnit
6 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.55%) Retail
6 1 (4.55%) SSH
6 1 (4.55%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 10 (45.45%) Firewall
1 10 (45.45%) Network Security
2 1 (4.55%) ATM
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.55%) SMTP
2 1 (4.55%) SNMP
2 1 (4.55%) SSH
2 1 (4.55%) SSL
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Hudson
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) NUnit
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Network Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Network Security Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Security Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) IT Security Officer
2 8 (36.36%) Security Officer
3 2 (9.09%) Information Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
4 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Human Factors
1 17 (77.27%) Physics
2 9 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 8 (36.36%) Change Management
3 8 (36.36%) Information Governance
3 8 (36.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.55%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security Management
4 1 (4.55%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Security Management
4 1 (4.55%) Stress Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C#
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.09%) CISA
2 2 (9.09%) CISM
2 2 (9.09%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) CRISC
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) GDPR
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 22301
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco
1 9 (40.91%) Citrix
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 1 (4.55%) FireEye
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