Period
to 22 November 2017

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

Information Security (InfoSec)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 90 69
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21 +4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 18 18 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.81% 1.37% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.54% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 6
Merseyside median annual salary £32,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.83% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £27,150 £35,000 £45,625
90th Percentile £46,500 £65,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £51,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.43% +5.00% -

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 901 1169 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.46% 88.69% 87.80%
Number of salaries quoted 678 791 601
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £66,075 £57,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +25 16 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Wirral +3 1 £29,000 -58.57%
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 -
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
2 5 (27.78%) SIEM
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (27.78%) GDPR
2 5 (27.78%) CISSP
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (22.22%) CRM
3 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
3 4 (22.22%) VB
3 4 (22.22%) MySQL
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (22.22%) B2B
3 4 (22.22%) Information Security Management
3 4 (22.22%) Security Management
3 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 3 (16.67%) CISM
5 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.11%) CISA

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 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Hudson
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) NUnit
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Security Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Data Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Information Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Information Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 2 (11.11%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Information Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) BBC
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
1 5 (27.78%) SIEM
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) B2B
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) CRM
2 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) Information Security Management
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Security Management
3 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Product Management
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CISSP
2 3 (16.67%) CISM
3 2 (11.11%) CISA
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (27.78%) GDPR
3 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 2 (11.11%) COBIT
4 2 (11.11%) ISO 22301
4 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (5.56%) ISO 14001
5 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com