Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 65 94
Rank change year-on-year +41 +29 -33
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 63 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 8.10% 2.08% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.94% 2.25% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 30 17 13
Merseyside median annual salary £46,750 £40,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -33.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £38,400 £27,600 £35,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £48,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.77% -0.95% +7.69%

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 705 889 1,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.62% 92.60% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 546 694 776
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +31 44 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Wirral +15 8 - -
Prescot - 1 - -
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 34 (53.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (31.75%) CISSP
3 19 (30.16%) Degree
4 17 (26.98%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (25.40%) Security Architecture
5 16 (25.40%) Management Information System
6 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (23.81%) GDPR
7 14 (22.22%) Security Operations
7 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (20.63%) CISM
9 12 (19.05%) Incident Management
9 12 (19.05%) COBIT
9 12 (19.05%) Network Security
10 11 (17.46%) PCI DSS
10 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (15.87%) Waterfall
11 10 (15.87%) Data Protection
12 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (14.29%) PowerShell
12 9 (14.29%) TOGAF
12 9 (14.29%) GIAC
12 9 (14.29%) Finance
12 9 (14.29%) Legal
12 9 (14.29%) Project Management
12 9 (14.29%) Data Privacy
13 8 (12.70%) Portfolio Management
13 8 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (12.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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:

Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) Network Security
2 5 (7.94%) Firewall
3 4 (6.35%) WebEx
4 3 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.76%) LAN
4 3 (4.76%) WAN
5 1 (1.59%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
1 9 (14.29%) Legal
2 8 (12.70%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.94%) Retail
4 4 (6.35%) Banking
4 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (53.97%) Analyst
2 33 (52.38%) Security Analyst
3 19 (30.16%) Information Analyst
3 19 (30.16%) Information Security Analyst
4 15 (23.81%) Architect
4 15 (23.81%) Security Architect
5 8 (12.70%) IT Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) IT Security Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Information Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Information Security Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Information Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Information Security Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Forensic Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Team Leader
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Leader
9 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Team Lead
9 3 (4.76%) Information Manager
9 3 (4.76%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) JSON
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Management Information System
2 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.70%) Life Science
4 5 (7.94%) Cloud Native
5 4 (6.35%) Smartphone
6 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.59%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.59%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Linux
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) AIX
2 4 (6.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Continuous Improvement
2 16 (25.40%) Security Architecture
3 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (19.05%) Incident Management
6 10 (15.87%) Data Protection
6 10 (15.87%) Waterfall
7 9 (14.29%) Data Privacy
7 9 (14.29%) Project Management
7 9 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 8 (12.70%) Portfolio Management
8 8 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (12.70%) Programme Management
9 7 (11.11%) Data Security
9 7 (11.11%) ITIL
9 7 (11.11%) Security Management
10 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
11 5 (7.94%) DevOps
11 5 (7.94%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.11%) Python
3 4 (6.35%) Perl
4 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.17%) C++
4 2 (3.17%) Java
4 2 (3.17%) PHP
4 2 (3.17%) SQL
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (31.75%) CISSP
2 19 (30.16%) Degree
3 13 (20.63%) CISM
4 9 (14.29%) GIAC
5 7 (11.11%) CISA
6 4 (6.35%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) EnCE
6 4 (6.35%) GCFA
6 4 (6.35%) GCFE
6 4 (6.35%) GREM
7 2 (3.17%) CRISC
7 2 (3.17%) ISSAP
7 2 (3.17%) ISSMP
8 1 (1.59%) CEH
8 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.59%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (53.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (23.81%) GDPR
3 12 (19.05%) COBIT
4 11 (17.46%) PCI DSS
5 8 (12.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (7.94%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
8 1 (1.59%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) EnCase
1 4 (6.35%) FTK
2 2 (3.17%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Citrix
2 4 (6.35%) Nuix
3 1 (1.59%) Darktrace
3 1 (1.59%) Digital Shadows