Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 79 82
Rank change year-on-year +57 +3 -15
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 68 12 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 7.95% 1.23% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.73% 1.35% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 47 10 22
Merseyside median annual salary £47,500 £32,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.44% -46.67% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,650 £28,275 £35,125
90th Percentile £63,750 £45,375 £67,250
North West median annual salary £54,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.00% -9.09% +10.00%

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 779 888 1,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 91.11% 90.70% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 604 647 738
Merseyside median annual salary £40,349 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.87% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,338 £65,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +51 53 £47,500 +28.38% 7
Wirral +9 2 - -
Prescot - 1 - -
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 39 (57.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (35.29%) Degree
3 21 (30.88%) CISSP
3 21 (30.88%) Security Architecture
4 20 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (26.47%) CISM
6 16 (23.53%) Management Information System
6 16 (23.53%) PCI DSS
6 16 (23.53%) GDPR
7 15 (22.06%) COBIT
8 14 (20.59%) Data Protection
9 13 (19.12%) Legal
10 12 (17.65%) CISA
10 12 (17.65%) Python
10 12 (17.65%) Network Security
11 11 (16.18%) Project Management
11 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (14.71%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (14.71%) Security Management
12 10 (14.71%) Firewall
12 10 (14.71%) Waterfall
12 10 (14.71%) SIEM
12 10 (14.71%) Security Operations
13 9 (13.24%) Cyber Essentials
13 9 (13.24%) Information Security Management
13 9 (13.24%) Perl
13 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (13.24%) TOGAF
13 9 (13.24%) Incident Management
14 8 (11.76%) ITIL

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 (2.94%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) Network Security
2 10 (14.71%) Firewall
3 5 (7.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (7.35%) LAN
3 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.35%) WAN
4 4 (5.88%) BGP
4 4 (5.88%) Internet
4 4 (5.88%) OSPF
4 4 (5.88%) WLAN
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (4.41%) Junos
5 3 (4.41%) WebEx
6 2 (2.94%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.94%) VLAN
6 2 (2.94%) VPN
7 1 (1.47%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 13 (19.12%) Legal
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.88%) Retail
4 3 (4.41%) Publishing
5 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.47%) Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Games
6 1 (1.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (45.59%) Analyst
2 30 (44.12%) Security Analyst
3 18 (26.47%) Architect
3 18 (26.47%) Information Analyst
3 18 (26.47%) Information Security Analyst
4 17 (25.00%) Security Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Information Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Information Security Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Information Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Forensic Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.41%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) .NET
1 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 4 (5.88%) Cyberattack
4 4 (5.88%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.41%) CMDB
6 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.94%) Life Science
6 2 (2.94%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.47%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.47%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Linux
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) AIX
2 4 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) Security Architecture
2 20 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (20.59%) Data Protection
4 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.18%) Project Management
5 10 (14.71%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (14.71%) Security Management
5 10 (14.71%) Security Operations
5 10 (14.71%) SIEM
5 10 (14.71%) Waterfall
6 9 (13.24%) Incident Management
6 9 (13.24%) Information Security Management
6 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (13.24%) TOGAF
7 8 (11.76%) ITIL
7 8 (11.76%) Malware Analysis
7 8 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.29%) Analytics
8 7 (10.29%) Coaching
8 7 (10.29%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) Python
2 9 (13.24%) Perl
3 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.41%) SQL
5 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.94%) C++
5 2 (2.94%) Java
5 2 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (35.29%) Degree
2 21 (30.88%) CISSP
3 18 (26.47%) CISM
4 12 (17.65%) CISA
5 6 (8.82%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) GIAC
7 4 (5.88%) EnCE
7 4 (5.88%) GCFA
7 4 (5.88%) GCFE
7 4 (5.88%) GREM
8 3 (4.41%) CCNA
8 3 (4.41%) CCNP
8 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.94%) ISSAP
9 2 (2.94%) ISSMP
10 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.47%) CRISC
10 1 (1.47%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.47%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.47%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (57.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (23.53%) GDPR
2 16 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 15 (22.06%) COBIT
4 9 (13.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (7.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (7.35%) SLA
7 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) EnCase
1 4 (5.88%) FTK
2 2 (2.94%) HP Fortify
2 2 (2.94%) MOM
2 2 (2.94%) Nagios
2 2 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) CheckPoint
1 7 (10.29%) SolarWinds
2 6 (8.82%) Darktrace
3 5 (7.35%) Cisco
3 5 (7.35%) Juniper
4 4 (5.88%) Digital Shadows
4 4 (5.88%) Nuix
5 3 (4.41%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.94%) Dell KACE
6 2 (2.94%) Dynatrace
6 2 (2.94%) Forcepoint
6 2 (2.94%) LogRhythm
6 2 (2.94%) New Relic
6 2 (2.94%) Symantec
6 2 (2.94%) Trend Micro
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft