Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North East
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 72 81
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9 +30
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 27 34 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.93% 2.99% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 3.30% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 36
North East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +29.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £33,500 £39,600 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,399 £71,250 £64,375
England median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +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 1,295 1,029 1,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 92.37% 90.50% 86.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,052 879 1,106
North East median annual salary £40,000 £38,959 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% -1.37% -1.25%
10th Percentile £22,229 £22,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -6 24 £57,500 +27.78% 2
Durham -7 3 £65,750 -2.59% 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 (85.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (66.67%) CISM
3 16 (59.26%) CISSP
4 14 (51.85%) PCI DSS
5 13 (48.15%) GDPR
6 9 (33.33%) Compliance Audit
7 8 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (29.63%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) SSCP
9 6 (22.22%) CESG
9 6 (22.22%) CEH
9 6 (22.22%) Degree
9 6 (22.22%) Security Architecture
9 6 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (22.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
10 4 (14.81%) Security Operations
11 3 (11.11%) Decision-Making
11 3 (11.11%) Information Assurance
11 3 (11.11%) SIEM
11 3 (11.11%) Security Management
11 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
11 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
11 3 (11.11%) Information Security Management
12 2 (7.41%) Forcepoint
12 2 (7.41%) Firewall
12 2 (7.41%) Sophos
12 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
12 2 (7.41%) 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 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Security Manager
2 9 (33.33%) Information Manager
2 9 (33.33%) Information Security Manager
3 7 (25.93%) Consultant
3 7 (25.93%) Security Consultant
4 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 5 (18.52%) Analyst
5 5 (18.52%) Security Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Information Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Security Specialist
8 2 (7.41%) Information Security Specialist
8 2 (7.41%) Information Specialist
8 2 (7.41%) Trainee
8 2 (7.41%) Trainee Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Data Governance Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Governance Manager
9 1 (3.70%) Head of Information
9 1 (3.70%) Head of Information Security
9 1 (3.70%) Incident Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) CESG
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Compliance Audit
2 8 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (29.63%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
4 4 (14.81%) Security Operations
5 3 (11.11%) Decision-Making
5 3 (11.11%) Information Assurance
5 3 (11.11%) Information Security Management
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (11.11%) Security Management
5 3 (11.11%) SIEM
6 2 (7.41%) Coaching
6 2 (7.41%) Cyber Resilience
6 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.41%) ISMS
6 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.41%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Threat Intelligence
6 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) CISM
2 16 (59.26%) CISSP
3 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) CEH
4 6 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (22.22%) Degree
4 6 (22.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 6 (22.22%) SSCP
5 1 (3.70%) CISA
5 1 (3.70%) CISMP
5 1 (3.70%) CRISC
5 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) ISACA
5 1 (3.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (85.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (51.85%) PCI DSS
3 13 (48.15%) GDPR
4 1 (3.70%) COBIT
4 1 (3.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (3.70%) ISO 22301
4 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Forcepoint
1 2 (7.41%) Sophos
2 1 (3.70%) AlienVault
2 1 (3.70%) ArcSight
2 1 (3.70%) Splunk