Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 211 206
Rank change year-on-year +82 -5 +55
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 267 171 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.52% 1.34% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 1.45% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 165 130 121
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -18.18%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +4.35%

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 9,656 11,763 11,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.13% 92.01% 92.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7,764 9,340 9,450
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,908 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +61 196 £48,819 +2.78% 47
Cheshire +30 32 £47,642 +10.79% 18
Merseyside +26 19 £55,774 +39.43% 9
Lancashire +7 12 £34,500 -31.00% 6
Cumbria - 4 - -
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 94 (35.21%) Information Security
2 76 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (22.10%) Linux
4 51 (19.10%) Scrum
5 46 (17.23%) Python
6 44 (16.48%) DevOps
7 42 (15.73%) Management Information System
8 40 (14.98%) Software Engineering
8 40 (14.98%) Java
8 40 (14.98%) SDLC
9 38 (14.23%) Microsoft
9 38 (14.23%) Firewall
10 37 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (13.11%) CISSP
12 34 (12.73%) Line Management
13 33 (12.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 33 (12.36%) Degree
13 33 (12.36%) Time Management
13 33 (12.36%) WAN
13 33 (12.36%) C++
13 33 (12.36%) Electronics
13 33 (12.36%) VMware
14 31 (11.61%) Open Source
15 30 (11.24%) Information Assurance
15 30 (11.24%) BDD
16 29 (10.86%) Network Security
17 28 (10.49%) Big Data
18 27 (10.11%) Apache
18 27 (10.11%) JIRA
19 26 (9.74%) Security Cleared

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 27 (10.11%) Apache
2 21 (7.87%) Confluence
3 6 (2.25%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.75%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.75%) JBoss
5 2 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 21 (7.87%) Office 365
2 9 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.62%) IaaS
3 7 (2.62%) PaaS
3 7 (2.62%) SaaS
4 6 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 38 (14.23%) Firewall
2 33 (12.36%) WAN
3 29 (10.86%) Network Security
4 26 (9.74%) LAN
5 14 (5.24%) VPN
5 14 (5.24%) Wireless
6 12 (4.49%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (3.37%) DKIM
7 9 (3.37%) DMARC
7 9 (3.37%) DMZ
7 9 (3.37%) Wireless Security
8 8 (3.00%) DNS
8 8 (3.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.87%) DHCP
9 5 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (1.87%) VoIP
10 4 (1.50%) Internet
10 4 (1.50%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.50%) SSL
10 4 (1.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.49%) Big Data
2 8 (3.00%) Hadoop
3 7 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.25%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.50%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.50%) MySQL
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.75%) DB2
7 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.37%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (10.11%) JIRA
2 26 (9.74%) Jenkins
3 23 (8.61%) Selenium
4 22 (8.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (6.74%) Bitbucket
6 15 (5.62%) EasyMock
6 15 (5.62%) JUnit
7 13 (4.87%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.25%) JMeter
8 6 (2.25%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (2.25%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.50%) Git (software)
9 4 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.75%) CodeSonar
10 2 (0.75%) git-flow
10 2 (0.75%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.37%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.37%) PHPUnit
General
1 33 (12.36%) Electronics
2 24 (8.99%) Finance
3 21 (7.87%) Military
4 11 (4.12%) Law
5 10 (3.75%) Legal
6 8 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.62%) Publishing
8 6 (2.25%) Banking
8 6 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.25%) Marketing
8 6 (2.25%) Retail
9 5 (1.87%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.50%) Games
11 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (16.85%) Analyst
2 30 (11.24%) Security Analyst
3 28 (10.49%) Architect
4 24 (8.99%) Java Engineer
5 20 (7.49%) Software Engineer
6 19 (7.12%) Consultant
7 16 (5.99%) Information Analyst
7 16 (5.99%) Information Security Analyst
8 15 (5.62%) Test Engineer
9 13 (4.87%) Development Engineer
9 13 (4.87%) Security Manager
10 12 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (4.49%) Security Engineer
10 12 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (4.12%) IT Analyst
11 11 (4.12%) Java Software Engineer
11 11 (4.12%) Security Consultant
12 10 (3.75%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 9 (3.37%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 8 (3.00%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.36%) Java EE
2 17 (6.37%) Spring
3 15 (5.62%) EJB
3 15 (5.62%) JSF
4 13 (4.87%) Apache NiFi
5 12 (4.49%) SOAP
6 10 (3.75%) HTML
6 10 (3.75%) Web Services
7 9 (3.37%) .NET
7 9 (3.37%) Node.js
7 9 (3.37%) REST
8 8 (3.00%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.62%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.25%) Kafka
11 5 (1.87%) HTML5
12 4 (1.50%) CSS
12 4 (1.50%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.50%) J2EE
13 3 (1.12%) LDAP
13 3 (1.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.73%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.62%) Wiki
3 12 (4.49%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.37%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (3.37%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.37%) PKI
4 9 (3.37%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (3.00%) Cyber Defence
5 8 (3.00%) Cyberattack
5 8 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.62%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.62%) User Experience
7 6 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (1.12%) Life Science
9 3 (1.12%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 59 (22.10%) Linux
2 26 (9.74%) Windows
3 21 (7.87%) CentOS
3 21 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.00%) Android
4 8 (3.00%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.25%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.50%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.12%) OS/400
7 3 (1.12%) Solaris
8 2 (0.75%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.75%) Unix
8 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (35.21%) Information Security
2 76 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (19.10%) Scrum
4 44 (16.48%) DevOps
5 40 (14.98%) SDLC
5 40 (14.98%) Software Engineering
6 37 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (12.73%) Line Management
8 33 (12.36%) Time Management
9 31 (11.61%) Open Source
10 30 (11.24%) BDD
10 30 (11.24%) Information Assurance
11 26 (9.74%) Penetration Testing
11 26 (9.74%) TDD
12 25 (9.36%) Mentoring
12 25 (9.36%) Test Automation
13 23 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (8.61%) Security Operations
14 22 (8.24%) SIEM
14 22 (8.24%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (17.23%) Python
2 40 (14.98%) Java
3 33 (12.36%) C++
4 13 (4.87%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.49%) Perl
6 11 (4.12%) C
7 4 (1.50%) PHP
7 4 (1.50%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.12%) C#
8 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.12%) R
8 3 (1.12%) SQL
9 2 (0.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 35 (13.11%) CISSP
2 33 (12.36%) Degree
3 26 (9.74%) Security Cleared
4 24 (8.99%) CISM
5 16 (5.99%) OSCP
5 16 (5.99%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.12%) CISA
7 10 (3.75%) DV Cleared
8 9 (3.37%) CEH
9 7 (2.62%) SANS
10 6 (2.25%) CREST Certified
11 5 (1.87%) CISMP
11 5 (1.87%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (1.87%) CRISC
11 5 (1.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 5 (1.87%) OSCE
12 4 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.50%) SSCP
13 3 (1.12%) CCNA
13 3 (1.12%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.62%) GDPR
3 8 (3.00%) QA
4 7 (2.62%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.75%) SLA
8 1 (0.37%) BS7799
8 1 (0.37%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.37%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.87%) Active Directory
3 15 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (3.37%) Docker
6 3 (1.12%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.12%) XenApp
6 3 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.25%) Ansible
2 3 (1.12%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.12%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.12%) QRadar
2 3 (1.12%) SCDPM
2 3 (1.12%) SCOrch
2 3 (1.12%) SCSM
2 3 (1.12%) SCVMM
2 3 (1.12%) ZENworks
3 2 (0.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (0.75%) Puppet
3 2 (0.75%) Salt
4 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.37%) Nessus
4 1 (0.37%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.37%) Nmap
4 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (14.23%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.36%) VMware
3 21 (7.87%) Red Hat
4 18 (6.74%) Splunk
5 11 (4.12%) CheckPoint
6 8 (3.00%) Cisco
7 6 (2.25%) Google
8 4 (1.50%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.50%) Citrix
8 4 (1.50%) Oracle
9 3 (1.12%) Darktrace
9 3 (1.12%) IBM
9 3 (1.12%) Juniper
9 3 (1.12%) McAfee
9 3 (1.12%) MobileIron
9 3 (1.12%) Qualys
9 3 (1.12%) Veeam
9 3 (1.12%) Veritas
10 2 (0.75%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (0.75%) Palo Alto