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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 43 40 54
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 19 21 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.35% 4.31% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 4.91% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 19 7 4
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,792 £38,000 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,573 £50,000 £56,750
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 428 427
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 90.30% 87.89% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 415 350 333
Median salary £40,372 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.93% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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
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 March 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
Bootle - 17 £53,573 -
Liverpool -17 2 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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

1 17 (73.91%) Physics
1 17 (73.91%) Human Factors
2 11 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (43.48%) Network Security
3 10 (43.48%) Firewall
4 9 (39.13%) Change Management
4 9 (39.13%) VMware
4 9 (39.13%) ITIL
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco
4 9 (39.13%) Citrix
4 9 (39.13%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 8 (34.78%) Information Governance
6 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
6 3 (13.04%) Banking
6 3 (13.04%) ISO22301
6 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity Management
6 3 (13.04%) CISSP
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) Legal
6 3 (13.04%) CISA
6 3 (13.04%) CISM
6 3 (13.04%) Information Security Management
6 3 (13.04%) Security Management

Information Security
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
1 10 (43.48%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) ATM
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.35%) SMTP
2 1 (4.35%) SNMP
2 1 (4.35%) SSH
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) Network Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) Network Security Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) Security Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) IT Security Officer
2 8 (34.78%) Security Officer
3 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Business Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Information Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Communications Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Communications Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Human Factors
1 17 (73.91%) Physics
2 9 (39.13%) Change Management
2 9 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 8 (34.78%) Information Governance
3 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
4 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity Management
4 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.04%) Information Security Management
4 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.04%) Security Management
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Data Privacy
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CISA
2 3 (13.04%) CISM
2 3 (13.04%) CISSP
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.04%) ISO22301
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco
1 9 (39.13%) Citrix
1 9 (39.13%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) FireEye
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft