Period
to 18 December 2018

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

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 75 81
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +28
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 34 47 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.44% 3.09% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 3.41% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31 36 34
North East median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £39,875 £28,250
90th Percentile £69,875 £71,250 £62,625
England median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +9.09%

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 1,300 1,380 1,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 93.19% 90.79% 87.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,037 1,196 1,043
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £22,400 £24,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the North East over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 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
Tyne and Wear +2 27 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Durham +8 7 £66,625 -1.30% 3
Information Security
England

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 North East region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 18 (52.94%) CISM
2 17 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (44.12%) CISSP
3 15 (44.12%) GDPR
4 11 (32.35%) Security Management
4 11 (32.35%) PCI DSS
5 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
6 9 (26.47%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (23.53%) Degree
7 8 (23.53%) Risk Management
7 8 (23.53%) Information Security Management
8 7 (20.59%) ITIL
9 6 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Compliance Audit
9 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 6 (17.65%) Security Architecture
10 5 (14.71%) ISMS
10 5 (14.71%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (14.71%) Security Operations
10 5 (14.71%) Project Management
10 5 (14.71%) SSCP
10 5 (14.71%) Linux
10 5 (14.71%) CEH
10 5 (14.71%) CESG
10 5 (14.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (11.76%) Decision-Making
11 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (11.76%) Law
11 4 (11.76%) Legal
11 4 (11.76%) VMware

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) SAN
2 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (11.76%) Law
1 4 (11.76%) Legal
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Security Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Information Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Information Security Manager
3 6 (17.65%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Security Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Security Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Customer Communications Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Head of Security
5 4 (11.76%) Information Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) IT Communications Manager
5 4 (11.76%) IT Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Head of IT
6 3 (8.82%) Head of IT Security
6 3 (8.82%) Incident Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Security Incident Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Trainee
7 2 (5.88%) Trainee Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.71%) CESG
3 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) CentOS
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Security Management
2 9 (26.47%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (23.53%) Information Security Management
3 8 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 7 (20.59%) ITIL
5 6 (17.65%) Compliance Audit
5 6 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Security Architecture
6 5 (14.71%) ISMS
6 5 (14.71%) Project Management
6 5 (14.71%) Security Operations
7 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.76%) Business Continuity
7 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
7 4 (11.76%) Decision-Making
7 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (52.94%) CISM
2 15 (44.12%) CISSP
3 8 (23.53%) Degree
4 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 5 (14.71%) CEH
5 5 (14.71%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (14.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 5 (14.71%) SSCP
6 4 (11.76%) CCNA
6 4 (11.76%) CISA
6 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (11.76%) ISACA
6 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (8.82%) CISMP
8 1 (2.94%) CGEIT
8 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.94%) CRISC
8 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.94%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (44.12%) GDPR
3 11 (32.35%) PCI DSS
4 4 (11.76%) SLA
5 3 (8.82%) HIPAA
5 3 (8.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (5.88%) COBIT
7 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) VMware
2 2 (5.88%) Forcepoint
2 2 (5.88%) Sophos
3 1 (2.94%) AlienVault
3 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.94%) Splunk