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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 270 233 233
Rank change year-on-year -37 0  
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 8 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.089% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.10% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 4
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -23.07%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,600 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.09% +10.00%  

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 6140 4966 5717
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.86% 88.27% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4970 4189 4652
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 June 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 -15 6 £50,000 +11.11%
Cheshire - 2 £60,000 -
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 14 (100.00%) CISSP
1 14 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (85.71%) Information Security
2 12 (85.71%) CISA
2 12 (85.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 8 (57.14%) CISM
3 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 8 (57.14%) Risk Management
3 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 6 (42.86%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (28.57%) Internet
5 4 (28.57%) Retail
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 4 (28.57%) CRISC
6 2 (14.29%) Internal Audit
6 2 (14.29%) Information Governance
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) COBIT
6 2 (14.29%) IT Governance
6 2 (14.29%) Data Management
6 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
6 2 (14.29%) Security Management

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 4 (28.57%) Internet
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Information Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Information Risk Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Information Security Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) IT Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) IT Risk Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) IT Security Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Risk Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Security Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Security Risk Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) CISSP Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Head of Information
3 2 (14.29%) Head of Information Assurance
3 2 (14.29%) Head of IT
3 2 (14.29%) Information Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Information Risk Manager
3 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Information Security
2 8 (57.14%) Risk Management
2 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (42.86%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) Information Governance
4 2 (14.29%) Internal Audit
4 2 (14.29%) IT Governance
4 2 (14.29%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
2 12 (85.71%) CISA
2 12 (85.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 8 (57.14%) CISM
4 6 (42.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) CRISC
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 2 (14.29%) COBIT