Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 352 340 318
Rank change year-on-year -12 -22 +29
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 14 23 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.19% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.21% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 13
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -31.45% +24.00%
10th Percentile £39,142 £35,000 £36,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

Information Assurance 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 11786 11102 11645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.83% 89.71% 89.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9369 9260 9630
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Cheshire - 9 £50,000 -
Manchester -34 4 £39,504 -7.05%
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 11 (78.57%) CISSP
2 10 (71.43%) GIAC
2 10 (71.43%) Security Architecture
3 9 (64.29%) Smart Meter
4 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 8 (57.14%) Security Management
4 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
5 7 (50.00%) Digital Forensics
5 7 (50.00%) Network Security
5 7 (50.00%) GCIH
5 7 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
5 7 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
5 7 (50.00%) Security Operations
6 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Information Security
7 4 (28.57%) CISM
7 4 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
8 3 (21.43%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (21.43%) SABSA
8 3 (21.43%) REST
8 3 (21.43%) Process Management
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) IPsec
8 3 (21.43%) SSCP
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (21.43%) SAML
8 3 (21.43%) SOAP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (21.43%) IPsec
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Security Operations Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Operations Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Security Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Security Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Data Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Information Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Operations Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Security Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Smart Metering Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) OAuth
1 3 (21.43%) OpenID
1 3 (21.43%) REST
1 3 (21.43%) SAML
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Smart Meter
2 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) CESG
3 3 (21.43%) PKI
4 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Security Architecture
2 8 (57.14%) Security Management
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (50.00%) Digital Forensics
3 7 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
3 7 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 7 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
4 4 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (21.43%) Process Management
5 3 (21.43%) SABSA
5 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Line Management
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) CISSP
2 10 (71.43%) GIAC
3 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) GCIH
5 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) CISM
7 3 (21.43%) CCIE
7 3 (21.43%) CEH
7 3 (21.43%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (21.43%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) ISSAP
7 3 (21.43%) SSCP
8 2 (14.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
1 1 (7.14%) GMP
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Capita