Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North East
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 78 102
Rank change year-on-year -23 +24 +2
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 21 28 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.24% 2.34% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 2.57% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 16
North East median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +17.65% +13.37%
10th Percentile £30,900 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,625 £64,500 £65,625
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 1,540 1,088 1,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.12% 90.82% 87.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,279 975 1,104
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,062 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.93% -1.17% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -13 14 £65,000 +94.03% 7
Durham -11 5 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 13 (61.90%) CISSP
1 13 (61.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (52.38%) CISM
3 9 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 9 (42.86%) GDPR
4 7 (33.33%) Compliance Audit
4 7 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Capita
5 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (19.05%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) CISA
8 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 3 (14.29%) DHCP
8 3 (14.29%) DNS
8 3 (14.29%) MySQL
8 3 (14.29%) ITIL
8 3 (14.29%) LAN
8 3 (14.29%) VoIP
8 3 (14.29%) WAN
8 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) Google
8 3 (14.29%) VLAN

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 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) DHCP
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
1 3 (14.29%) LAN
1 3 (14.29%) VLAN
1 3 (14.29%) VoIP
1 3 (14.29%) WAN
1 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (9.52%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Information Manager
1 7 (33.33%) Information Security Manager
1 7 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Information Security Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Information Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Data Governance Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Data Governance Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Governance Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Information Governance Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) CESG
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Compliance Audit
1 7 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
4 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (4.76%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 1 (4.76%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (4.76%) Cyber Resilience
5 1 (4.76%) Decision-Making
5 1 (4.76%) Privileged Access Management
5 1 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) CISSP
2 11 (52.38%) CISM
3 4 (19.05%) CISA
4 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (9.52%) CEH
5 2 (9.52%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (9.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 2 (9.52%) MCSE
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) SSCP
6 1 (4.76%) CRISC
6 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
6 1 (4.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (42.86%) GDPR
2 9 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (4.76%) ISO 22301
3 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Capita
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Google
3 3 (14.29%) Meraki
3 3 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow