Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > North West
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 146 178
Rank change year-on-year +36 +32 +9
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 305 281 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.90% 2.32% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.53% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 207 204 198
North West median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.91% -1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,077 £29,985 £34,625
90th Percentile £76,250 £74,250 £76,250
England median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +1.74% - -4.17%

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 9,905 11,121 12,089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 94.06% 91.71% 91.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7,336 8,952 9,709
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 +35 189 £50,000 +11.11% 47
Cheshire +15 51 £50,000 -16.67% 18
Merseyside +26 45 £55,000 -18.52% 10
Lancashire -45 11 £41,000 +33.33% 14
Cumbria -8 1 - - 2
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 81 (26.56%) Finance
2 68 (22.30%) Information Security
3 59 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (18.36%) CISSP
5 54 (17.70%) Management Information System
6 52 (17.05%) Java
7 51 (16.72%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (15.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 39 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (12.46%) CISM
11 34 (11.15%) Security Operations
12 33 (10.82%) Firewall
13 32 (10.49%) Security Cleared
14 31 (10.16%) Linux
14 31 (10.16%) Microsoft
14 31 (10.16%) GDPR
15 30 (9.84%) NIST
15 30 (9.84%) Windows
15 30 (9.84%) Risk Management
16 29 (9.51%) Banking
16 29 (9.51%) Python
16 29 (9.51%) CISA
16 29 (9.51%) IT Strategy
17 26 (8.52%) Degree
17 26 (8.52%) Threat Intelligence
18 25 (8.20%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 25 (8.20%) Data Protection
18 25 (8.20%) SIEM
19 24 (7.87%) Data Protection Act
19 24 (7.87%) Wealth Management

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 6 (1.97%) Confluence
2 5 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.31%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.62%) SAP GRC
1 8 (2.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.93%) SaaS
2 11 (3.61%) IaaS
2 11 (3.61%) PaaS
3 10 (3.28%) AWS
3 10 (3.28%) Azure
4 6 (1.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.97%) Amazon ECS
4 6 (1.97%) Amazon EKS
4 6 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (1.97%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (1.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 6 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (1.97%) AWS OpsWorks
4 6 (1.97%) Route 53
4 6 (1.97%) Serverless
4 6 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.82%) Firewall
2 20 (6.56%) Network Security
3 13 (4.26%) Internet
4 11 (3.61%) Broadband
5 10 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (2.95%) MPLS
7 8 (2.62%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.31%) SSL
8 4 (1.31%) VoIP
9 3 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.98%) DNS
9 3 (0.98%) HTTP
9 3 (0.98%) WAN
10 2 (0.66%) Intranet
10 2 (0.66%) IPsec
10 2 (0.66%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.66%) LAN
10 2 (0.66%) Wireless
11 1 (0.33%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.62%) SAP HANA
2 6 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.31%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.98%) Big Data
5 2 (0.66%) GIS
5 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (3.93%) Selenium
2 9 (2.95%) JUnit
3 7 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.97%) JIRA
5 5 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.64%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.64%) Bitbucket Server
6 4 (1.31%) Mockito
7 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.98%) GitLab
8 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.66%) JMeter
8 2 (0.66%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.33%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 81 (26.56%) Finance
2 29 (9.51%) Banking
3 24 (7.87%) Retail
4 20 (6.56%) Legal
5 6 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.31%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.31%) Billing
7 4 (1.31%) Games
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 56 (18.36%) Analyst
2 42 (13.77%) Security Analyst
3 27 (8.85%) Consultant
4 24 (7.87%) Data Manager
4 24 (7.87%) Records Manager
5 23 (7.54%) Security Specialist
6 22 (7.21%) Developer
7 19 (6.23%) Security Engineer
8 17 (5.57%) Security Consultant
9 16 (5.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 16 (5.25%) Network Engineer
10 15 (4.92%) Security Manager
11 13 (4.26%) Cybersecurity Specialist
12 12 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.93%) Risk Manager
13 11 (3.61%) Architect
14 10 (3.28%) Applications Support
15 9 (2.95%) Java Developer
15 9 (2.95%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
15 9 (2.95%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.62%) SAP Fiori
2 6 (1.97%) Java EE
2 6 (1.97%) JSON
2 6 (1.97%) SailPoint
2 6 (1.97%) Spring
3 5 (1.64%) REST
3 5 (1.64%) Web Services
4 4 (1.31%) .NET
4 4 (1.31%) Apache Camel
4 4 (1.31%) J2EE
4 4 (1.31%) JMS
4 4 (1.31%) Spring Integration
5 3 (0.98%) OpenID
5 3 (0.98%) SAML
6 2 (0.66%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.66%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.66%) OAuth
6 2 (0.66%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.66%) XACML
7 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 54 (17.70%) Management Information System
2 39 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.87%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (5.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (4.92%) Cyberattack
5 15 (4.92%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (2.62%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.97%) Enterprise Cloud
7 6 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.97%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.64%) Wiki
9 4 (1.31%) Cybercrime
9 4 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.31%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.31%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.98%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.98%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.98%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.16%) Linux
2 30 (9.84%) Windows
3 10 (3.28%) Unix
3 10 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.97%) CentOS
4 6 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (22.30%) Information Security
2 59 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (16.72%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (11.15%) Security Operations
5 30 (9.84%) Risk Management
6 29 (9.51%) IT Strategy
7 26 (8.52%) Threat Intelligence
8 25 (8.20%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 25 (8.20%) Data Protection
8 25 (8.20%) SIEM
9 24 (7.87%) Information Management
9 24 (7.87%) Records Management
9 24 (7.87%) Wealth Management
10 22 (7.21%) ITIL
10 22 (7.21%) Software Engineering
11 20 (6.56%) Penetration Testing
12 19 (6.23%) DevOps
12 19 (6.23%) Project Management
12 19 (6.23%) Service Delivery
13 16 (5.25%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.05%) Java
2 29 (9.51%) Python
3 20 (6.56%) C++
4 16 (5.25%) C
5 11 (3.61%) SQL
6 10 (3.28%) C#
7 9 (2.95%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.30%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.64%) Perl
9 5 (1.64%) PHP
10 4 (1.31%) Ruby
11 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 56 (18.36%) CISSP
2 38 (12.46%) CISM
3 32 (10.49%) Security Cleared
4 29 (9.51%) CISA
5 26 (8.52%) Degree
6 24 (7.87%) Postgraduate
7 20 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (4.92%) SC Cleared
9 13 (4.26%) CCNP
10 12 (3.93%) CREST Certified
11 11 (3.61%) DV Cleared
11 11 (3.61%) GIAC
12 10 (3.28%) CESG Certified Professional
13 9 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (2.95%) JNCIP
14 8 (2.62%) CEH
15 7 (2.30%) DBS Check
15 7 (2.30%) OSCP
16 6 (1.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 6 (1.97%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (15.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (10.16%) GDPR
3 30 (9.84%) NIST
4 22 (7.21%) PCI DSS
5 17 (5.57%) COBIT
5 17 (5.57%) SLA
6 11 (3.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (2.62%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (2.62%) NCSC
8 3 (0.98%) COSO
8 3 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.98%) RMADS
9 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 19 (6.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.95%) Docker
3 8 (2.62%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.97%) XenApp
5 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.98%) vSphere
6 2 (0.66%) RACF
Systems Management
1 16 (5.25%) Ansible
2 7 (2.30%) SCCM
3 6 (1.97%) Nagios
3 6 (1.97%) SCOM
3 6 (1.97%) SCOrch
3 6 (1.97%) SCVMM
4 5 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.66%) Terraform
6 1 (0.33%) CASB
6 1 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.33%) PingFederate
6 1 (0.33%) Puppet
6 1 (0.33%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 31 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.90%) Cisco
3 9 (2.95%) HP
3 9 (2.95%) VMware
4 8 (2.62%) CheckPoint
4 8 (2.62%) SAP
4 8 (2.62%) Sparx
4 8 (2.62%) Splunk
5 7 (2.30%) Citrix
5 7 (2.30%) Juniper
6 6 (1.97%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.31%) Fortinet
7 4 (1.31%) Zscaler
8 3 (0.98%) BiZZdesign
8 3 (0.98%) Forcepoint
9 2 (0.66%) Meraki
9 2 (0.66%) Mitel
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle
9 2 (0.66%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.66%) ServiceNow