Period
to 16 August 2018

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 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 88 57
Rank change year-on-year +64 -31 +25
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 56 9 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.48% 0.88% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.06% 0.96% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 52 7 25
Merseyside median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -29.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £39,775 £27,600 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £58,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,625
% change year-on-year - -1.12% +11.25%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 793 939 855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 91.78% 91.34% 87.07%
Number of salaries quoted 637 685 657
Merseyside median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 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
Liverpool +52 50 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 26 (46.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (35.71%) Management Information System
3 18 (32.14%) Degree
4 17 (30.36%) SIEM
5 15 (26.79%) CISSP
6 14 (25.00%) GDPR
7 13 (23.21%) Security Architecture
7 13 (23.21%) CISA
7 13 (23.21%) CISM
7 13 (23.21%) Legal
8 12 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (19.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (19.64%) PCI DSS
10 10 (17.86%) Finance
10 10 (17.86%) ITIL
10 10 (17.86%) Windows
10 10 (17.86%) Python
11 9 (16.07%) COBIT
11 9 (16.07%) Data Protection
11 9 (16.07%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
12 8 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Perl
12 8 (14.29%) Firewall
12 8 (14.29%) Information Security Management
12 8 (14.29%) Security Management
12 8 (14.29%) Project Management
13 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
13 7 (12.50%) Internet
13 7 (12.50%) SLA

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.57%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) IaaS
1 4 (7.14%) Office 365
1 4 (7.14%) SaaS
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Firewall
2 7 (12.50%) Internet
3 5 (8.93%) Network Security
3 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.14%) BGP
4 4 (7.14%) LAN
4 4 (7.14%) OSPF
4 4 (7.14%) WAN
4 4 (7.14%) WLAN
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (5.36%) Junos
6 2 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (3.57%) Sourcefire
6 2 (3.57%) VLAN
6 2 (3.57%) VPN
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (1.79%) DMZ
7 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 13 (23.21%) Legal
2 10 (17.86%) Finance
3 7 (12.50%) Banking
4 6 (10.71%) Publishing
4 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
5 4 (7.14%) Marketing
6 3 (5.36%) Retail
7 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Analyst
1 22 (39.29%) Security Analyst
2 14 (25.00%) Architect
3 10 (17.86%) Information Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Information Security Analyst
4 9 (16.07%) Security Architect
5 7 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Service Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) SIEM Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Head of Security
7 5 (8.93%) Network Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Forensic Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Information Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) .NET
1 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.93%) Client/Server
5 4 (7.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 4 (7.14%) Cyberattack
6 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.36%) CMDB
6 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
6 3 (5.36%) Smartphone
7 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
7 2 (3.57%) Private Cloud
7 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) AIX
3 3 (5.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) SIEM
2 13 (23.21%) Security Architecture
3 11 (19.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (17.86%) ITIL
5 9 (16.07%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (16.07%) Data Protection
6 8 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 8 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (14.29%) Project Management
6 8 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
6 8 (14.29%) Security Management
7 7 (12.50%) IT Audit
7 7 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
7 7 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (10.71%) Mathematics
8 6 (10.71%) OWASP
8 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.71%) TOGAF
9 5 (8.93%) Performance Management
9 5 (8.93%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) Python
2 8 (14.29%) Perl
3 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) SQL
4 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.57%) C++
4 2 (3.57%) Java
4 2 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Degree
2 15 (26.79%) CISSP
3 13 (23.21%) CISA
3 13 (23.21%) CISM
4 6 (10.71%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) CCNP
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.36%) CCNA
6 3 (5.36%) EnCE
6 3 (5.36%) GCFA
6 3 (5.36%) GCFE
6 3 (5.36%) GIAC
6 3 (5.36%) GREM
6 3 (5.36%) SSCP
7 1 (1.79%) CCIE
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.79%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.79%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (46.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (25.00%) GDPR
3 12 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (19.64%) PCI DSS
5 9 (16.07%) COBIT
6 7 (12.50%) SLA
7 5 (8.93%) ISO 9001
7 5 (8.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
8 1 (1.79%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) EnCase
1 3 (5.36%) FTK
2 2 (3.57%) MOM
2 2 (3.57%) Nagios
2 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
1 7 (12.50%) SolarWinds
2 6 (10.71%) Cisco
2 6 (10.71%) Darktrace
3 5 (8.93%) Juniper
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.14%) Digital Shadows
5 3 (5.36%) Nuix
5 3 (5.36%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.57%) Dell KACE
6 2 (3.57%) Dynatrace
6 2 (3.57%) Forcepoint
6 2 (3.57%) LogRhythm
6 2 (3.57%) New Relic
6 2 (3.57%) Symantec
6 2 (3.57%) Trend Micro