Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 192 195
Rank change year-on-year +53 +3 +97
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 282 208 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.37% 1.58% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 1.73% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 197 177 145
North West median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £29,750 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +9.09%

Cybersecurity 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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,852 12,007 10,792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.02% 91.19% 90.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8,720 9,570 9,035
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the North West

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the North West.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the North West

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the North West over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in the North West

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Manchester +24 164 £45,000 -14.29% 39
Cheshire +9 56 £60,000 +9.09% 15
Lancashire +40 32 £30,750 -38.50% 8
Merseyside +37 18 £72,500 - 6
Cumbria - 5 £37,000 - 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity 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 West region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 112 (39.72%) Information Security
2 73 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (25.18%) Firewall
4 63 (22.34%) CISSP
5 60 (21.28%) Windows
6 59 (20.92%) Microsoft
7 55 (19.50%) Management Information System
8 51 (18.09%) Linux
9 50 (17.73%) Big Data
10 48 (17.02%) Python
11 46 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (16.31%) Network Security
12 43 (15.25%) SIEM
13 41 (14.54%) Software Engineering
13 41 (14.54%) Java
14 40 (14.18%) Test Automation
15 39 (13.83%) Scrum
15 39 (13.83%) SDLC
16 38 (13.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 37 (13.12%) Time Management
18 36 (12.77%) VMware
18 36 (12.77%) Electronics
18 36 (12.77%) Line Management
19 35 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (12.41%) CISM
19 35 (12.41%) Risk Management
19 35 (12.41%) Finance
19 35 (12.41%) TDD
20 34 (12.06%) Security Operations
21 33 (11.70%) Software Delivery

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 14 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.61%) Apache Pig
3 7 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.48%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.77%) Confluence
5 4 (1.42%) Apache
5 4 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.06%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.71%) JBoss
8 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (5.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.09%) Office 365
3 6 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.13%) IaaS
3 6 (2.13%) PaaS
3 6 (2.13%) SaaS
4 5 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.42%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 71 (25.18%) Firewall
2 46 (16.31%) Network Security
3 26 (9.22%) WAN
4 21 (7.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (7.45%) TCP/IP
5 19 (6.74%) LAN
6 18 (6.38%) SSL
7 15 (5.32%) Internet
8 13 (4.61%) VPN
9 12 (4.26%) DHCP
9 12 (4.26%) DNS
9 12 (4.26%) Wireless
10 11 (3.90%) VoIP
11 10 (3.55%) HTTP
12 9 (3.19%) SAN
13 6 (2.13%) 802.11
13 6 (2.13%) IP Telephony
13 6 (2.13%) IPsec
13 6 (2.13%) MPLS
13 6 (2.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.73%) Big Data
2 24 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.38%) Hadoop
3 18 (6.38%) MySQL
4 13 (4.61%) Apache Hive
5 7 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.42%) HBase
7 3 (1.06%) GIS
7 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.71%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.71%) DB2
8 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.35%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 33 (11.70%) Selenium
2 23 (8.16%) JIRA
3 17 (6.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (5.32%) Cucumber
5 14 (4.96%) Jenkins
6 13 (4.61%) Git (software)
7 12 (4.26%) Bitbucket
8 10 (3.55%) CodeSonar
8 10 (3.55%) git-flow
8 10 (3.55%) Robot Framework
9 6 (2.13%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.77%) JUnit
11 4 (1.42%) Ant
11 4 (1.42%) CA Release Automation
11 4 (1.42%) Gradle
11 4 (1.42%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.42%) Maven
11 4 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (1.42%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 36 (12.77%) Electronics
2 35 (12.41%) Finance
3 24 (8.51%) Military
4 19 (6.74%) Banking
5 17 (6.03%) Legal
6 15 (5.32%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.90%) Investment Banking
7 11 (3.90%) Law
8 7 (2.48%) Retail
9 5 (1.77%) Games
9 5 (1.77%) Marketing
9 5 (1.77%) Publishing
10 4 (1.42%) Front Office
10 4 (1.42%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.06%) Advertising
11 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (12.77%) Analyst
2 32 (11.35%) Security Manager
3 23 (8.16%) Software Engineer
4 22 (7.80%) Project Manager
5 21 (7.45%) Security Engineer
6 18 (6.38%) Java Engineer
6 18 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 17 (6.03%) Security Analyst
8 16 (5.67%) Integration Engineer
9 15 (5.32%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 14 (4.96%) Consultant
10 14 (4.96%) Junior
11 13 (4.61%) Architect
11 13 (4.61%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 13 (4.61%) Developer
12 12 (4.26%) Head of Security
12 12 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (4.26%) Test and Integration Engineer
13 11 (3.90%) Security Consultant
13 11 (3.90%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.16%) .NET
2 21 (7.45%) HTML
3 19 (6.74%) Java EE
4 17 (6.03%) .NET Framework
4 17 (6.03%) Node.js
4 17 (6.03%) REST
5 14 (4.96%) SOAP
6 12 (4.26%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.90%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.55%) Django
8 10 (3.55%) HTML5
8 10 (3.55%) LAMP
8 10 (3.55%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (3.55%) Spring MVC
8 10 (3.55%) STL
9 8 (2.84%) CSS
9 8 (2.84%) XML
10 6 (2.13%) 802.1X
10 6 (2.13%) LDAP
10 6 (2.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.50%) Management Information System
2 35 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (5.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.55%) Cyberattack
5 10 (3.55%) PKI
6 9 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (2.84%) Life Science
8 7 (2.48%) Cyber Defence
9 6 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 4 (1.42%) User Experience
11 4 (1.42%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.06%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 60 (21.28%) Windows
2 51 (18.09%) Linux
3 16 (5.67%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (4.61%) Android
6 12 (4.26%) Apple iOS
6 12 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.55%) Mac OS X
7 10 (3.55%) Unix
8 6 (2.13%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.77%) CentOS
9 5 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.77%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.06%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.06%) OS/400
11 2 (0.71%) AIX
12 1 (0.35%) HPUX
12 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (39.72%) Information Security
2 73 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (15.25%) SIEM
5 41 (14.54%) Software Engineering
6 40 (14.18%) Test Automation
7 39 (13.83%) Scrum
7 39 (13.83%) SDLC
8 37 (13.12%) Time Management
9 36 (12.77%) Line Management
10 35 (12.41%) Risk Management
10 35 (12.41%) TDD
11 34 (12.06%) Security Operations
12 33 (11.70%) BDD
12 33 (11.70%) Project Management
12 33 (11.70%) Software Delivery
13 30 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (9.57%) Mentoring
14 27 (9.57%) Penetration Testing
15 26 (9.22%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.02%) Python
2 41 (14.54%) Java
3 30 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 26 (9.22%) C++
5 23 (8.16%) PowerShell
6 22 (7.80%) Perl
7 20 (7.09%) C#
7 20 (7.09%) PHP
8 18 (6.38%) SQL
9 14 (4.96%) Bash Shell
10 12 (4.26%) Objective-C
11 10 (3.55%) C
12 4 (1.42%) Java 8
13 3 (1.06%) Assembly Language
13 3 (1.06%) R
14 2 (0.71%) Ruby
14 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.35%) BeanShell
15 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (22.34%) CISSP
2 35 (12.41%) CISM
3 33 (11.70%) Security Cleared
4 32 (11.35%) CISA
5 24 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (7.80%) Degree
7 18 (6.38%) CCNA
8 17 (6.03%) DV Cleared
8 17 (6.03%) SANS
9 16 (5.67%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (4.61%) SSCP
11 10 (3.55%) GIAC
11 10 (3.55%) Linux+ Certification
11 10 (3.55%) MCSE
11 10 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (3.55%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (2.84%) CCNP
13 6 (2.13%) CEH
13 6 (2.13%) CRISC
14 5 (1.77%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (10.28%) GDPR
3 19 (6.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (4.61%) PCI DSS
5 8 (2.84%) COBIT
5 8 (2.84%) IASME
5 8 (2.84%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.42%) QA
7 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.35%) GPG13
8 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (9.93%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.61%) Docker
3 13 (4.61%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.61%) vSphere
4 6 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.35%) RACF
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (3.90%) QRadar
2 10 (3.55%) Puppet
2 10 (3.55%) Salt
3 6 (2.13%) SCOM
3 6 (2.13%) SCOrch
3 6 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.06%) Ansible
5 3 (1.06%) Kibana
5 3 (1.06%) logstash
5 3 (1.06%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.06%) WSUS
6 2 (0.71%) Nessus
6 2 (0.71%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.71%) Nmap
6 2 (0.71%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.35%) SCCM
7 1 (0.35%) Terraform
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (20.92%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.77%) VMware
3 21 (7.45%) Splunk
4 12 (4.26%) Cisco
4 12 (4.26%) Veeam
5 11 (3.90%) Qualys
6 8 (2.84%) Juniper
6 8 (2.84%) Nimble Storage
6 8 (2.84%) SolarWinds
7 6 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.13%) Oracle
8 5 (1.77%) IBM
8 5 (1.77%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.42%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.42%) Citrix
9 4 (1.42%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.42%) Forcepoint
10 3 (1.06%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.06%) Darktrace
10 3 (1.06%) HP