Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North of England
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 96 135
Rank change year-on-year +1 +39 +34
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 774 747 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 3.17% 2.99% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 3.34% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 513 561 528
North of England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,125
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +9.09% +4.27%

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 21986 22342 24169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 89.94% 89.48% 89.66%
Number of salaries quoted 17958 18661 19929
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +8 438 £52,250 -0.48% 25
Yorkshire +2 287 £46,250 -7.50% 33
North East +17 49 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 335 (43.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 245 (31.65%) Finance
3 241 (31.14%) CISSP
4 231 (29.84%) Risk Management
5 219 (28.29%) CISM
6 161 (20.80%) Management Information System
7 155 (20.03%) CISA
8 151 (19.51%) PCI DSS
9 124 (16.02%) Project Management
10 120 (15.50%) Cybersecurity
11 118 (15.25%) Data Protection
12 117 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
13 111 (14.34%) Banking
14 103 (13.31%) Degree
14 103 (13.31%) GDPR
15 97 (12.53%) Penetration Testing
16 91 (11.76%) Security Management
17 90 (11.63%) Firewall
18 85 (10.98%) Law
19 83 (10.72%) ITIL
20 81 (10.47%) Windows
21 80 (10.34%) Legal
21 80 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
22 78 (10.08%) Information Security Management
23 76 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
24 73 (9.43%) Investment Banking
24 73 (9.43%) Wealth Management
25 70 (9.04%) Risk Assessment
26 65 (8.40%) CRISC
27 64 (8.27%) Retail

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 15 (1.94%) MS Exchange
1 15 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.55%) Confluence
3 10 (1.29%) SAS
4 8 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.03%) IIS
5 6 (0.78%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.65%) JBoss
7 3 (0.39%) Apache
7 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.26%) CICS
8 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.13%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.16%) Magento
2 6 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.39%) Workfront
5 2 (0.26%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.43%) SaaS
2 33 (4.26%) IaaS
3 25 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.23%) Office 365
4 20 (2.58%) PaaS
5 11 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (1.03%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.39%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.26%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.13%) GitHub
10 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 90 (11.63%) Firewall
2 55 (7.11%) Network Security
3 38 (4.91%) LAN
4 36 (4.65%) Internet
4 36 (4.65%) VPN
5 24 (3.10%) WAN
6 18 (2.33%) MPLS
7 17 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
8 15 (1.94%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.68%) BGP
9 13 (1.68%) VoIP
10 12 (1.55%) DMZ
10 12 (1.55%) EIGRP
10 12 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (1.55%) Wireless
11 11 (1.42%) OSPF
11 11 (1.42%) VPLS
12 10 (1.29%) SMS
13 9 (1.16%) VLAN
14 8 (1.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.97%) MySQL
3 16 (2.07%) GIS
4 10 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.90%) Big Data
6 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.78%) DB2
8 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.52%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.26%) QlikView
11 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (2.45%) JIRA
2 12 (1.55%) Cucumber
2 12 (1.55%) Selenium
3 8 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.65%) Gradle
4 5 (0.65%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.39%) Maven
7 2 (0.26%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.26%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.26%) Subversion
7 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.13%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.13%) JUnit
8 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.13%) Spock
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.13%) WinRunner
General
1 245 (31.65%) Finance
2 111 (14.34%) Banking
3 85 (10.98%) Law
4 80 (10.34%) Legal
5 73 (9.43%) Investment Banking
6 64 (8.27%) Retail
7 31 (4.01%) Marketing
8 30 (3.88%) Telecoms
9 25 (3.23%) Manufacturing
10 23 (2.97%) Corporate Banking
10 23 (2.97%) Financial Institution
11 20 (2.58%) Military
12 17 (2.20%) Electronics
13 16 (2.07%) Retail Banking
14 12 (1.55%) Front Office
15 6 (0.78%) Games
16 4 (0.52%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.52%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.39%) Advertising
17 3 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 150 (19.38%) Analyst
2 144 (18.60%) Security Manager
3 105 (13.57%) Security Analyst
4 103 (13.31%) Information Security Manager
5 101 (13.05%) Information Manager
6 71 (9.17%) Information Analyst
7 69 (8.91%) Information Security Analyst
8 67 (8.66%) Architect
9 46 (5.94%) Consultant
10 41 (5.30%) Security Consultant
11 38 (4.91%) IT Manager
12 36 (4.65%) Information Specialist
12 36 (4.65%) Security Specialist
13 34 (4.39%) Security Officer
14 32 (4.13%) Information Security Officer
15 31 (4.01%) Security Architect
16 29 (3.75%) Development Manager
17 28 (3.62%) Information Officer
17 28 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
18 27 (3.49%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.75%) .NET
2 20 (2.58%) Middleware
3 14 (1.81%) CSS
3 14 (1.81%) HTML
4 10 (1.29%) .NET Framework
5 9 (1.16%) AngularJS
5 9 (1.16%) Web Services
6 6 (0.78%) jQuery
6 6 (0.78%) React
6 6 (0.78%) XML
7 5 (0.65%) REST
8 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (0.52%) Django
8 4 (0.52%) Flask
8 4 (0.52%) Hibernate
8 4 (0.52%) HTML5
8 4 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.39%) J2EE
9 3 (0.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 161 (20.80%) Management Information System
2 76 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 30 (3.88%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.97%) Contactless
5 23 (2.97%) PMI
6 21 (2.71%) Data Protection Act
6 21 (2.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 19 (2.45%) iPad
8 15 (1.94%) Mainframe
8 15 (1.94%) PKI
8 15 (1.94%) User Experience
9 14 (1.81%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.68%) Mobile Computing
10 13 (1.68%) NHS
10 13 (1.68%) Smart Meter
11 12 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.55%) Smart Energy
12 10 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 81 (10.47%) Windows
2 56 (7.24%) Unix
3 43 (5.56%) Linux
4 22 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.55%) Android
6 11 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.26%) AIX
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.13%) KNOPPIX
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (29.84%) Risk Management
2 124 (16.02%) Project Management
3 120 (15.50%) Cybersecurity
4 118 (15.25%) Data Protection
5 117 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (12.53%) Penetration Testing
7 91 (11.76%) Security Management
8 83 (10.72%) ITIL
9 80 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 78 (10.08%) Information Security Management
11 73 (9.43%) Wealth Management
12 70 (9.04%) Risk Assessment
13 60 (7.75%) ISMS
14 58 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 56 (7.24%) Service Management
16 55 (7.11%) IT Audit
16 55 (7.11%) SIEM
17 51 (6.59%) Data Security
18 49 (6.33%) PRINCE2
19 46 (5.94%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 50 (6.46%) SQL
2 43 (5.56%) Java
3 35 (4.52%) C
4 30 (3.88%) Python
5 16 (2.07%) C#
5 16 (2.07%) JavaScript
6 15 (1.94%) Perl
7 14 (1.81%) C++
7 14 (1.81%) PHP
8 9 (1.16%) PHP 5
8 9 (1.16%) PHP 7
9 8 (1.03%) Ruby
9 8 (1.03%) VB
10 5 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.65%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.26%) COBOL
12 2 (0.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 241 (31.14%) CISSP
2 219 (28.29%) CISM
3 155 (20.03%) CISA
4 103 (13.31%) Degree
5 65 (8.40%) CRISC
6 28 (3.62%) CISMP
7 27 (3.49%) SANS
7 27 (3.49%) Security Cleared
8 25 (3.23%) CEH
8 25 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (3.23%) PMI Certification
9 21 (2.71%) CCNA
10 20 (2.58%) Numerate Degree
11 19 (2.45%) SSCP
12 18 (2.33%) DV Cleared
13 17 (2.20%) CCSA
13 17 (2.20%) CREST Certified
13 17 (2.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 12 (1.55%) GIAC
14 12 (1.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (43.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 151 (19.51%) PCI DSS
3 103 (13.31%) GDPR
4 43 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 33 (4.26%) COBIT
6 28 (3.62%) Data Quality
7 24 (3.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 17 (2.20%) ISO 22301
8 17 (2.20%) ISO 9001
8 17 (2.20%) QA
9 16 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 16 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (2.07%) SLA
10 9 (1.16%) PMO
11 8 (1.03%) PMBOK
12 7 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (0.90%) ISO 31000
12 7 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.78%) COSO
13 6 (0.78%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 37 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 31 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.55%) vSphere
5 6 (0.78%) Firmware
6 4 (0.52%) Docker
6 4 (0.52%) Snort
7 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.13%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (1.94%) SCCM
2 8 (1.03%) FortiGate
3 6 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.65%) Nagios
4 5 (0.65%) Nessus
4 5 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.52%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 4 (0.52%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.39%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.39%) CA Wily
6 3 (0.39%) SCOM
6 3 (0.39%) WMI
7 2 (0.26%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.26%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.26%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.26%) Netcool
7 2 (0.26%) Puppet
7 2 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 60 (7.75%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.59%) Cisco
3 40 (5.17%) VMware
4 26 (3.36%) SAP
5 18 (2.33%) Oracle
6 15 (1.94%) CheckPoint
6 15 (1.94%) Google
6 15 (1.94%) Juniper
7 11 (1.42%) McAfee
8 10 (1.29%) Siebel
9 9 (1.16%) Splunk
10 8 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.90%) Citrix
12 6 (0.78%) CA
12 6 (0.78%) Capita
13 5 (0.65%) IBM
13 5 (0.65%) SolarWinds
14 4 (0.52%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.52%) Tableau
14 4 (0.52%) Trend Micro