Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 188 208
Rank change year-on-year +49 +20 +71
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 289 207 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.48% 1.57% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 1.72% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 188 162 132
North West median annual salary £51,142 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.28% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £77,250
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 10,546 12,043 11,397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.61% 91.08% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,471 9,578 9,519
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 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +56 197 £48,000 -4.00% 63
Cheshire +16 45 £54,500 +21.11% 17
Lancashire +29 22 £31,250 -37.50% 7
Merseyside +22 16 £75,000 +66.67% 8
Cumbria - 5 £37,000 - 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 113 (39.10%) Information Security
2 82 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (22.84%) Linux
4 64 (22.15%) Firewall
5 55 (19.03%) Scrum
6 52 (17.99%) Python
7 51 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 47 (16.26%) Windows
8 47 (16.26%) Management Information System
8 47 (16.26%) Software Engineering
9 44 (15.22%) CISSP
9 44 (15.22%) Network Security
9 44 (15.22%) DevOps
10 42 (14.53%) VMware
11 41 (14.19%) Java
11 41 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (14.19%) Big Data
12 40 (13.84%) SDLC
13 39 (13.49%) SIEM
14 37 (12.80%) Time Management
15 36 (12.46%) WAN
15 36 (12.46%) Electronics
15 36 (12.46%) Line Management
16 35 (12.11%) C++
17 32 (11.07%) BDD
18 31 (10.73%) Test Automation
18 31 (10.73%) JIRA
19 29 (10.03%) Degree
20 28 (9.69%) Java EE
20 28 (9.69%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 23 (7.96%) Apache
2 19 (6.57%) Confluence
3 8 (2.77%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.42%) Apache Pig
5 5 (1.73%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.04%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.69%) JBoss
9 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.27%) Office 365
3 8 (2.77%) IaaS
3 8 (2.77%) PaaS
3 8 (2.77%) SaaS
4 7 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 64 (22.15%) Firewall
2 44 (15.22%) Network Security
3 36 (12.46%) WAN
4 28 (9.69%) LAN
5 26 (9.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (6.57%) TCP/IP
7 13 (4.50%) SSL
7 13 (4.50%) VPN
8 12 (4.15%) Wireless
9 11 (3.81%) DNS
10 9 (3.11%) DHCP
11 7 (2.42%) HTTP
11 7 (2.42%) Internet
11 7 (2.42%) VoIP
12 6 (2.08%) DKIM
12 6 (2.08%) DMARC
12 6 (2.08%) DMZ
12 6 (2.08%) Wireless Security
12 6 (2.08%) Wireshark
13 5 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.19%) Big Data
2 14 (4.84%) MySQL
2 14 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.15%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.42%) Apache Hive
4 7 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.38%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.69%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.69%) DB2
7 2 (0.69%) GIS
7 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.35%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 31 (10.73%) JIRA
2 28 (9.69%) Selenium
3 26 (9.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 26 (9.00%) Jenkins
4 20 (6.92%) Bitbucket
5 13 (4.50%) Cucumber
6 12 (4.15%) EasyMock
6 12 (4.15%) JUnit
7 9 (3.11%) Git (software)
8 7 (2.42%) CodeSonar
8 7 (2.42%) git-flow
8 7 (2.42%) Robot Framework
8 7 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (2.42%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.38%) JMeter
9 4 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (1.38%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.69%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.35%) Ant
11 1 (0.35%) GitLab
General
1 36 (12.46%) Electronics
2 24 (8.30%) Finance
2 24 (8.30%) Military
3 13 (4.50%) Law
3 13 (4.50%) Legal
4 11 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.46%) Banking
6 9 (3.11%) Retail
7 7 (2.42%) Marketing
7 7 (2.42%) Publishing
8 5 (1.73%) Games
9 4 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.38%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (15.57%) Analyst
2 27 (9.34%) Security Analyst
3 26 (9.00%) Architect
3 26 (9.00%) Java Engineer
3 26 (9.00%) Software Engineer
4 25 (8.65%) Security Manager
5 17 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 16 (5.54%) Consultant
6 16 (5.54%) Test Engineer
7 15 (5.19%) Information Analyst
7 15 (5.19%) Information Security Analyst
7 15 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (4.84%) Java Software Engineer
9 12 (4.15%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 12 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.15%) Junior
10 11 (3.81%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 11 (3.81%) IT Analyst
10 11 (3.81%) Linux Engineer
11 10 (3.46%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.69%) Java EE
2 16 (5.54%) .NET
3 15 (5.19%) SOAP
4 14 (4.84%) Node.js
4 14 (4.84%) REST
5 13 (4.50%) .NET Framework
6 12 (4.15%) EJB
6 12 (4.15%) JSF
6 12 (4.15%) Spring
7 11 (3.81%) HTML
8 7 (2.42%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.42%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.42%) Django
8 7 (2.42%) HTML5
8 7 (2.42%) LAMP
8 7 (2.42%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (2.42%) Spring MVC
8 7 (2.42%) STL
8 7 (2.42%) Web Services
9 6 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.26%) Management Information System
2 25 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 15 (5.19%) Security Operations Centre
5 13 (4.50%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (4.15%) Wiki
7 10 (3.46%) Public Cloud
8 9 (3.11%) Cyberattack
8 9 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (2.42%) Driving Licence
10 7 (2.42%) PKI
11 6 (2.08%) Computer Science
11 6 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (2.08%) Life Science
12 5 (1.73%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 5 (1.73%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.73%) User Experience
13 4 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 66 (22.84%) Linux
2 47 (16.26%) Windows
3 20 (6.92%) CentOS
3 20 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (4.84%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.46%) Android
5 10 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.11%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.42%) Mac OS X
8 7 (2.42%) Unix
9 5 (1.73%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.04%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.04%) OS/400
10 3 (1.04%) Solaris
10 3 (1.04%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.69%) AIX
12 1 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (39.10%) Information Security
2 82 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (19.03%) Scrum
4 47 (16.26%) Software Engineering
5 44 (15.22%) DevOps
6 41 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (13.84%) SDLC
8 39 (13.49%) SIEM
9 37 (12.80%) Time Management
10 36 (12.46%) Line Management
11 32 (11.07%) BDD
12 31 (10.73%) Test Automation
13 28 (9.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 28 (9.69%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (9.00%) Open Source
14 26 (9.00%) Project Management
14 26 (9.00%) Security Operations
14 26 (9.00%) TDD
15 25 (8.65%) Mentoring
15 25 (8.65%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.99%) Python
2 41 (14.19%) Java
3 35 (12.11%) C++
4 19 (6.57%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.88%) Perl
6 16 (5.54%) PowerShell
7 14 (4.84%) PHP
8 13 (4.50%) C
9 12 (4.15%) SQL
10 11 (3.81%) C#
11 9 (3.11%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.42%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.04%) Assembly Language
13 3 (1.04%) R
14 1 (0.35%) BeanShell
14 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (15.22%) CISSP
2 29 (10.03%) Degree
3 27 (9.34%) Security Cleared
4 24 (8.30%) CISM
5 20 (6.92%) CISA
6 15 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (5.19%) DV Cleared
7 13 (4.50%) SANS
8 11 (3.81%) CCNA
9 10 (3.46%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (3.11%) CEH
10 9 (3.11%) SC Cleared
10 9 (3.11%) SSCP
11 8 (2.77%) OSCP
12 7 (2.42%) GIAC
12 7 (2.42%) Linux+ Certification
12 7 (2.42%) MCSE
12 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (2.42%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (1.73%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (7.96%) GDPR
3 14 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (2.77%) QA
5 5 (1.73%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.04%) IASME
7 2 (0.69%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.69%) SLA
8 1 (0.35%) BS7799
8 1 (0.35%) COBIT
8 1 (0.35%) GPG13
System Software
1 26 (9.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.84%) Docker
4 13 (4.50%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.77%) vSphere
7 3 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.35%) RACF
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.35%) XenApp
8 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.77%) QRadar
2 7 (2.42%) Ansible
2 7 (2.42%) Puppet
2 7 (2.42%) Salt
2 7 (2.42%) SCOrch
3 6 (2.08%) SCOM
4 2 (0.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.69%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.35%) Kibana
5 1 (0.35%) logstash
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.35%) Nessus
5 1 (0.35%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.35%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.35%) SCSM
5 1 (0.35%) Terraform
5 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 42 (14.53%) VMware
3 20 (6.92%) Red Hat
4 17 (5.88%) Splunk
5 11 (3.81%) Cisco
5 11 (3.81%) Veeam
6 10 (3.46%) CheckPoint
7 9 (3.11%) SolarWinds
8 8 (2.77%) Qualys
9 7 (2.42%) Juniper
10 6 (2.08%) Nimble Storage
11 5 (1.73%) Citrix
11 5 (1.73%) Oracle
12 4 (1.38%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.38%) Google
13 3 (1.04%) Darktrace
13 3 (1.04%) IBM
13 3 (1.04%) LogRhythm
13 3 (1.04%) Sophos
13 3 (1.04%) Symantec