Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North of England
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 106 153
Rank change year-on-year -2 +47 +31
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 691 719 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 2.95% 2.89% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 3.24% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 470 565 505
North of England median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,125 £70,000 £69,500
England median annual salary £58,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% +9.09% +4.76%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 21099 22196 25074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 89.97% 89.08% 89.72%
Number of salaries quoted 17185 18561 20508
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the North of England

Information Security
Salary Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security in the North of England.

Salary trend for Information Security in the North of England

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the North of England over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the North of England

Information Security
Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. 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
North West +18 415 £50,000 -9.09% 29
Yorkshire -29 241 £45,000 -10.00% 11
North East +14 35 £51,250 +20.59% 5
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North of England region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 295 (42.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 228 (33.00%) Finance
3 226 (32.71%) CISSP
4 225 (32.56%) Risk Management
5 205 (29.67%) CISM
6 157 (22.72%) CISA
7 147 (21.27%) Management Information System
8 143 (20.69%) PCI DSS
9 105 (15.20%) Cybersecurity
10 103 (14.91%) Project Management
11 97 (14.04%) Degree
12 95 (13.75%) Penetration Testing
12 95 (13.75%) Firewall
12 95 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
13 90 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
14 83 (12.01%) Banking
15 80 (11.58%) Data Protection
16 78 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 74 (10.71%) Windows
18 73 (10.56%) Security Management
19 70 (10.13%) Legal
20 68 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
21 67 (9.70%) ITIL
22 60 (8.68%) Information Security Management
22 60 (8.68%) CRISC
22 60 (8.68%) GDPR
23 59 (8.54%) Microsoft
24 56 (8.10%) SQL
25 55 (7.96%) IT Audit
26 54 (7.81%) Cisco

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 17 (2.46%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.01%) SAS
4 6 (0.87%) Confluence
4 6 (0.87%) IIS
4 6 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.29%) CICS
5 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.29%) JBoss
5 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.30%) Magento
2 2 (0.29%) BASE24
2 2 (0.29%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.78%) SaaS
2 22 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.75%) IaaS
4 13 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (1.59%) Office 365
6 7 (1.01%) Force.com
6 7 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.72%) PaaS
7 5 (0.72%) Trello
8 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 95 (13.75%) Firewall
2 49 (7.09%) Network Security
3 45 (6.51%) LAN
4 38 (5.50%) VPN
5 34 (4.92%) Internet
6 33 (4.78%) WAN
7 14 (2.03%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (2.03%) MPLS
7 14 (2.03%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.74%) VoIP
9 11 (1.59%) BGP
9 11 (1.59%) EIGRP
10 10 (1.45%) Wireless
11 9 (1.30%) DMZ
11 9 (1.30%) OSPF
11 9 (1.30%) VPLS
11 9 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.16%) Wireless Security
13 7 (1.01%) WebEx
13 7 (1.01%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.20%) MySQL
3 20 (2.89%) GIS
4 13 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.72%) DB2
8 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.43%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.29%) Big Data
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.29%) QlikView
10 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.89%) JIRA
2 12 (1.74%) Selenium
3 8 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.01%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.87%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.87%) SoapUI
6 5 (0.72%) Bugzilla
6 5 (0.72%) Toad
7 4 (0.58%) Gradle
7 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.43%) Burp Suite
8 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.29%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.29%) Maven
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.29%) Subversion
10 1 (0.14%) AppScan
10 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.14%) Hudson
10 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
General
1 228 (33.00%) Finance
2 83 (12.01%) Banking
3 70 (10.13%) Legal
4 51 (7.38%) Law
5 50 (7.24%) Retail
6 43 (6.22%) Investment Banking
7 31 (4.49%) Telecoms
8 27 (3.91%) Manufacturing
9 24 (3.47%) Marketing
10 23 (3.33%) Financial Institution
11 22 (3.18%) Corporate Banking
12 21 (3.04%) Electronics
13 11 (1.59%) Military
14 5 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.58%) Billing
15 4 (0.58%) Games
15 4 (0.58%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.58%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.43%) Advertising
16 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 185 (26.77%) Analyst
2 138 (19.97%) Security Analyst
3 87 (12.59%) Security Manager
4 76 (11.00%) Information Analyst
4 76 (11.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 61 (8.83%) Consultant
6 57 (8.25%) Information Security Manager
7 54 (7.81%) Information Manager
7 54 (7.81%) IT Analyst
7 54 (7.81%) Security Consultant
8 41 (5.93%) IT Security Analyst
9 37 (5.35%) Development Manager
10 35 (5.07%) Information Security Consultant
10 35 (5.07%) Information Specialist
11 34 (4.92%) Security Specialist
12 33 (4.78%) Architect
13 31 (4.49%) Business Manager
14 28 (4.05%) Business Development Manager
14 28 (4.05%) IT Manager
15 24 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.05%) .NET
2 15 (2.17%) Web Services
3 12 (1.74%) CSS
3 12 (1.74%) HTML
4 7 (1.01%) .NET Framework
4 7 (1.01%) AngularJS
4 7 (1.01%) SOAP
5 6 (0.87%) Middleware
5 6 (0.87%) React
5 6 (0.87%) XML
6 5 (0.72%) REST
7 4 (0.58%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.58%) Django
7 4 (0.58%) Flask
7 4 (0.58%) jQuery
7 4 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.43%) HTML5
8 3 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 147 (21.27%) Management Information System
2 95 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.63%) Contactless
3 32 (4.63%) Mobile App
4 30 (4.34%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.47%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.89%) iPad
7 19 (2.75%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (2.17%) PMI
8 15 (2.17%) Smart Meter
8 15 (2.17%) User Experience
9 14 (2.03%) Smart Energy
10 11 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (1.59%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.30%) Internet of Things
11 9 (1.30%) NHS
12 7 (1.01%) CESG
12 7 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.87%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 74 (10.71%) Windows
2 46 (6.66%) Unix
3 31 (4.49%) Linux
4 21 (3.04%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.46%) Android
7 17 (2.46%) Apple iOS
8 14 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.59%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.29%) AIX
10 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) KNOPPIX
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (32.56%) Risk Management
2 105 (15.20%) Cybersecurity
3 103 (14.91%) Project Management
4 95 (13.75%) Penetration Testing
5 90 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (11.58%) Data Protection
7 78 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 73 (10.56%) Security Management
9 68 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
10 67 (9.70%) ITIL
11 60 (8.68%) Information Security Management
12 55 (7.96%) IT Audit
13 52 (7.53%) Service Management
14 47 (6.80%) ISMS
15 46 (6.66%) Data Security
16 45 (6.51%) Coaching
17 44 (6.37%) Analytics
18 42 (6.08%) Wealth Management
19 41 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
20 38 (5.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 56 (8.10%) SQL
2 27 (3.91%) Java
3 25 (3.62%) Python
4 19 (2.75%) C
4 19 (2.75%) PHP
5 17 (2.46%) C#
5 17 (2.46%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.59%) C++
6 11 (1.59%) VB
7 9 (1.30%) Perl
7 9 (1.30%) PHP 5
7 9 (1.30%) PHP 7
7 9 (1.30%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.01%) Ruby
9 6 (0.87%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.29%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.29%) COBOL
11 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 226 (32.71%) CISSP
2 205 (29.67%) CISM
3 157 (22.72%) CISA
4 97 (14.04%) Degree
5 60 (8.68%) CRISC
6 30 (4.34%) CISMP
7 27 (3.91%) CEH
8 25 (3.62%) SANS
9 24 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (2.89%) MCSE
12 19 (2.75%) CCSA
12 19 (2.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 18 (2.60%) CCNA
14 17 (2.46%) GIAC
14 17 (2.46%) Security Cleared
15 16 (2.32%) PMI Certification
16 15 (2.17%) CREST Certified
17 12 (1.74%) CompTIA Security+
17 12 (1.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (42.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 143 (20.69%) PCI DSS
3 60 (8.68%) GDPR
4 36 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 30 (4.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 29 (4.20%) Data Quality
7 20 (2.89%) COBIT
7 20 (2.89%) ISO 22301
7 20 (2.89%) SLA
8 19 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 18 (2.60%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (2.60%) ISO 9001
10 13 (1.88%) QA
11 9 (1.30%) ISO 14001
11 9 (1.30%) PMO
12 8 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (1.16%) SSAE 16
13 7 (1.01%) COSO
14 6 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.72%) PMBOK
System Software
1 29 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.03%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.03%) vSphere
4 9 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.87%) Firmware
6 2 (0.29%) Docker
7 1 (0.14%) NDS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.74%) FortiGate
2 9 (1.30%) SCCM
3 7 (1.01%) Nessus
4 5 (0.72%) DameWare
4 5 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.72%) Nagios
4 5 (0.72%) Perfmon
4 5 (0.72%) WMI
5 4 (0.58%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.29%) Graphite
6 2 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.29%) Netcool
6 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.29%) Puppet
6 2 (0.29%) SCOM
6 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.14%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.14%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 59 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.81%) Cisco
3 30 (4.34%) VMware
4 20 (2.89%) CheckPoint
4 20 (2.89%) SAP
5 16 (2.32%) Juniper
6 15 (2.17%) Google
7 13 (1.88%) Oracle
8 11 (1.59%) Splunk
9 10 (1.45%) Symantec
10 8 (1.16%) McAfee
11 6 (0.87%) LogRhythm
11 6 (0.87%) Palo Alto
12 5 (0.72%) Citrix
12 5 (0.72%) Darktrace
13 4 (0.58%) F5
13 4 (0.58%) Qualys
13 4 (0.58%) SolarWinds
14 3 (0.43%) CyberArk
14 3 (0.43%) Fortinet