Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North East
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 63 99
Rank change year-on-year -30 +36 +11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 29 36 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.84% 3.17% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 3.43% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 25
North East median annual salary £65,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.44% +12.50% +8.49%
10th Percentile £27,900 £30,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £70,625 £71,250 £62,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.45%

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 1,450 1,051 1,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.95% 92.52% 87.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,187 907 1,154
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,903
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.06% -1.55%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,400 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -17 25 £60,000 +65.52% 3
Durham -10 3 £65,750 +46.11% 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 23 (79.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (72.41%) CISSP
3 19 (65.52%) CISM
4 17 (58.62%) PCI DSS
5 16 (55.17%) GDPR
6 12 (41.38%) Compliance Audit
7 11 (37.93%) Capita
7 11 (37.93%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (34.48%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (24.14%) Degree
10 6 (20.69%) SSCP
10 6 (20.69%) CESG
10 6 (20.69%) CEH
10 6 (20.69%) Security Architecture
10 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
10 6 (20.69%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (20.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
12 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 4 (13.79%) CISA
12 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
13 3 (10.34%) SQL
13 3 (10.34%) Finance
13 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
13 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
13 3 (10.34%) Proactive Monitoring
13 3 (10.34%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (10.34%) Security Operations
13 3 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
14 2 (6.90%) Office 365

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 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Information Manager
1 12 (41.38%) Information Security Manager
1 12 (41.38%) Security Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Consultant
2 7 (24.14%) Security Consultant
3 6 (20.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Information Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Information Security Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Information Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Security Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Trainee
4 2 (6.90%) Trainee Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Data Governance Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Head of Security
5 1 (3.45%) Information Governance Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) CESG
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.45%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Compliance Audit
2 11 (37.93%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (34.48%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (20.69%) Security Architecture
5 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (10.34%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (10.34%) Security Operations
6 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
6 2 (6.90%) Information Assurance
6 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (3.45%) BCP
7 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.45%) Information Security Management
7 1 (3.45%) ITSM
7 1 (3.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (72.41%) CISSP
2 19 (65.52%) CISM
3 7 (24.14%) Degree
4 6 (20.69%) CEH
4 6 (20.69%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (20.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) SSCP
5 4 (13.79%) CISA
6 2 (6.90%) MCSE
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.45%) CRISC
7 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (79.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (58.62%) PCI DSS
3 16 (55.17%) GDPR
4 1 (3.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (3.45%) ISO 22301
4 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Capita
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Forcepoint
3 2 (6.90%) Sophos
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow