Period
to 24 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 24 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North East
6 months to
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 79 92
Rank change year-on-year +22 +13 +11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 44 7 17
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 3.72% 0.75% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 0.81% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 37 7 15
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,850 £27,050
25th Percentile £32,500 £41,125 £30,996
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +29.87% -38.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £55,875
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,000 £68,450
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,082 863 1,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.46% 92.40% 92.94%
Number of salaries quoted 782 654 884
10th Percentile £28,250 £24,913 £25,750
25th Percentile £33,563 £32,125 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,175 £62,125
England median annual salary £55,138 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.25% +4.76% +5.00%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the North East

Information Security
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security in the North East.

Salary trend for Information Security in the North East

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in the North East over the 6 months to 24 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the North East

Information Security
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North East region over the 6 months to 24 June 2021. 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
Tyne and Wear +18 40 £57,500 +15.00% 12
Durham +6 2 £30,500 -39.90% 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2021, 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 North East region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 22 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (43.18%) CISSP
2 19 (43.18%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (34.09%) CISM
4 14 (31.82%) Data Protection
5 13 (29.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (29.55%) Management Information System
6 12 (27.27%) Social Skills
7 11 (25.00%) Degree
7 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (20.45%) Security Management
8 9 (20.45%) GDPR
9 8 (18.18%) Internal Audit
9 8 (18.18%) Information Security Management
9 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
9 8 (18.18%) ITIL
9 8 (18.18%) ISMS
10 7 (15.91%) AWS
10 7 (15.91%) Security Operations
10 7 (15.91%) DevOps
10 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (13.64%) SIEM
11 6 (13.64%) Azure
11 6 (13.64%) Linux
11 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
11 6 (13.64%) Data Security
12 5 (11.36%) Service Management
12 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (11.36%) Firewall

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) AWS
2 6 (13.64%) Azure
3 3 (6.82%) GCP
3 3 (6.82%) Sumo Logic
4 2 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.27%) Cohesity
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) Network Security
3 2 (4.55%) LAN
3 2 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (4.55%) WAN
3 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (27.27%) Social Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Legal
3 3 (6.82%) Influencing Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Law
3 3 (6.82%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Information Manager
1 8 (18.18%) Information Security Manager
1 8 (18.18%) Security Manager
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
2 6 (13.64%) Consultant
3 5 (11.36%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Risk Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Security Officer
4 4 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) IT Security Officer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Information Security Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) IT Security Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Security Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.27%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.36%) Cybercrime
2 5 (11.36%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (11.36%) Virtual Team
3 4 (9.09%) BYOD
4 3 (6.82%) Blog
5 2 (4.55%) Cyberattack
5 2 (4.55%) IVR
5 2 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 2 (4.55%) Android
3 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (31.82%) Data Protection
3 13 (29.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.45%) Security Management
6 8 (18.18%) Information Security Management
6 8 (18.18%) Internal Audit
6 8 (18.18%) ISMS
6 8 (18.18%) ITIL
6 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 7 (15.91%) DevOps
7 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (15.91%) Security Operations
8 6 (13.64%) Data Security
8 6 (13.64%) SIEM
9 5 (11.36%) Business Continuity
9 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (11.36%) Network Management
9 5 (11.36%) Service Management
9 5 (11.36%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.82%) Java
4 2 (4.55%) Groovy
4 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.55%) VBScript
5 1 (2.27%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) CISSP
2 15 (34.09%) CISM
3 11 (25.00%) Degree
4 5 (11.36%) SANS
5 4 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.82%) GIAC
7 2 (4.55%) CEH
7 2 (4.55%) CISA
7 2 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.55%) MCSE
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (20.45%) GDPR
3 5 (11.36%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (11.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 4 (9.09%) NCSC
5 3 (6.82%) NIST
6 2 (4.55%) GRC
6 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
6 2 (4.55%) SLA
7 1 (2.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Packer
1 2 (4.55%) Puppet
1 2 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (4.55%) Terraform
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) LogRhythm
2 3 (6.82%) Splunk
3 1 (2.27%) Google
3 1 (2.27%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) VMware