The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Information Assurance skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 233 227
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 5 7 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.081% 0.12% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.090% 0.14% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 6
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.91%  
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% +7.84%  

Information Assurance is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5547 5046 5851
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.28% 87.91% 88.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4623 4195 4701
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in the North West

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Information Assurance in the North West

Information Assurance
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 Information Assurance within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -27 1 £55,000 - 4
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Information Assurance 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 West region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 25 (92.59%) Security Cleared
2 22 (81.48%) Information Security
3 21 (77.78%) Risk Management
4 20 (74.07%) CISSP
5 19 (70.37%) CISM
5 19 (70.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (59.26%) Degree
6 16 (59.26%) C
7 14 (51.85%) DV Cleared
8 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
9 11 (40.74%) Computer Science
10 10 (37.04%) Security Management
10 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
11 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
11 9 (33.33%) Legal
11 9 (33.33%) Data Security
11 9 (33.33%) Business Continuity
11 9 (33.33%) CISA
11 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (33.33%) ITIL
11 9 (33.33%) Cisco
11 9 (33.33%) CCNP
11 9 (33.33%) Time Management
11 9 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
11 9 (33.33%) Network Architecture
11 9 (33.33%) Mathematics
11 9 (33.33%) Business Development
11 9 (33.33%) Incident Management
11 9 (33.33%) Banking

Information Assurance
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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (14.81%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
1 5 (18.52%) Selenium
General
1 9 (33.33%) Banking
1 9 (33.33%) Legal
1 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Consultant
1 11 (40.74%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Information Assurance Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Information Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Head of Information
4 2 (7.41%) Head of Information Assurance
4 2 (7.41%) Head of IT
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Computer Science
2 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
3 6 (22.22%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (11.11%) CESG
5 1 (3.70%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Information Security
2 21 (77.78%) Risk Management
3 10 (37.04%) Security Management
4 9 (33.33%) Business Continuity
4 9 (33.33%) Business Development
4 9 (33.33%) Data Security
4 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 9 (33.33%) ITIL
4 9 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 9 (33.33%) Network Architecture
4 9 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
4 9 (33.33%) Time Management
4 9 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (18.52%) DevOps
5 5 (18.52%) Information Governance
5 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) C
2 5 (18.52%) C++
2 5 (18.52%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) Perl
2 5 (18.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (92.59%) Security Cleared
2 20 (74.07%) CISSP
3 19 (70.37%) CISM
4 16 (59.26%) Degree
5 14 (51.85%) DV Cleared
6 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
7 9 (33.33%) CCNP
7 9 (33.33%) CISA
7 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (18.52%) CRISC
9 3 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (3.70%) CLAS
10 1 (3.70%) CREST Certified
10 1 (3.70%) GIAC
10 1 (3.70%) OSCE
10 1 (3.70%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (70.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (18.52%) COBIT
3 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
4 2 (7.41%) JSP 440
4 2 (7.41%) RMADS
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits and annual bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 23 days ago