Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 101 130
Rank change year-on-year +33 +29 +20
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 507 404 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.26% 3.06% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% 3.36% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 379 245 238
North West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.90% +11.00%
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,700 £33,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £78,250 £71,325
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

Information Security 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 10,846 12,022 10,797
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.05% 91.16% 90.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8,715 9,583 9,048
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 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the North West

Information Security
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Information Security in the North West

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the North West over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the North West

Information Security
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 Security within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 September 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 +70 314 £55,000 - 26
Cheshire -35 89 £55,000 - 15
Merseyside +56 62 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Lancashire +20 33 £38,000 -15.56% 1
Cumbria - 2 £37,000 - 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Information Security.

1 236 (46.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 218 (43.00%) CISSP
3 167 (32.94%) Management Information System
4 149 (29.39%) SIEM
5 148 (29.19%) Windows
6 139 (27.42%) Linux
7 127 (25.05%) Finance
8 123 (24.26%) Degree
9 121 (23.87%) Risk Management
10 117 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
11 116 (22.88%) GDPR
12 114 (22.49%) Cybersecurity
13 112 (22.09%) Microsoft
14 110 (21.70%) Data Protection
15 108 (21.30%) Network Security
16 102 (20.12%) Security Management
17 101 (19.92%) Legal
18 100 (19.72%) Disaster Recovery
19 92 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
20 91 (17.95%) Incident Management
21 89 (17.55%) PCI DSS
22 85 (16.77%) Mentoring
23 81 (15.98%) Business Continuity
24 79 (15.58%) Continuous Improvement
24 79 (15.58%) Vulnerability Management
25 75 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
26 73 (14.40%) VMware
27 72 (14.20%) SQL
28 71 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
29 70 (13.81%) Cisco

Information Security
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 9 (1.78%) Sitefinity
2 4 (0.79%) Confluence
2 4 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.39%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.39%) nginx
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (8.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 62 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.37%) Office 365
4 5 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.59%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.59%) SaaS
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.39%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) NuGet
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (21.30%) Network Security
2 44 (8.68%) Wi-Fi
3 43 (8.48%) Firewall
4 27 (5.33%) VPN
5 26 (5.13%) LAN
6 23 (4.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 23 (4.54%) WAN
7 20 (3.94%) WLAN
8 19 (3.75%) Internet
9 15 (2.96%) TCP/IP
10 12 (2.37%) DNS
11 6 (1.18%) Intranet
11 6 (1.18%) IPsec
12 5 (0.99%) BGP
12 5 (0.99%) OSPF
12 5 (0.99%) SAN
12 5 (0.99%) Sourcefire
12 5 (0.99%) Wireless
13 4 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.79%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.50%) Big Data
2 9 (1.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.38%) GIS
4 4 (0.79%) MySQL
4 4 (0.79%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.20%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (2.96%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.37%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.37%) Octopus Deploy
2 12 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.17%) Cucumber
3 11 (2.17%) JIRA
3 11 (2.17%) MSBuild
3 11 (2.17%) Selenium
4 4 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.59%) NetBeans
6 2 (0.39%) AppScan
6 2 (0.39%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.39%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.39%) Subversion
7 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.20%) Bower
7 1 (0.20%) CA Release Automation
7 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 127 (25.05%) Finance
2 101 (19.92%) Legal
3 45 (8.88%) Military
4 36 (7.10%) Electronics
5 32 (6.31%) Banking
6 20 (3.94%) Investment Banking
7 18 (3.55%) Retail
8 17 (3.35%) Telecoms
9 16 (3.16%) Law
10 10 (1.97%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.78%) Back Office
12 8 (1.58%) Retail Banking
13 6 (1.18%) Publishing
14 5 (0.99%) Games
15 4 (0.79%) Front Office
16 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.20%) Local Government
16 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 130 (25.64%) Analyst
2 124 (24.46%) Security Analyst
3 123 (24.26%) Security Manager
4 97 (19.13%) Information Manager
4 97 (19.13%) Information Security Manager
5 52 (10.26%) IT Analyst
5 52 (10.26%) IT Security Analyst
5 52 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
5 52 (10.26%) Senior Security Analyst
6 49 (9.66%) Information Analyst
6 49 (9.66%) Information Security Analyst
7 45 (8.88%) Senior IT Security Analyst
8 38 (7.50%) Architect
9 34 (6.71%) Security Architect
9 34 (6.71%) Software Engineer
10 33 (6.51%) Security Engineer
11 19 (3.75%) Developer
12 18 (3.55%) Test Engineer
13 17 (3.35%) Security Specialist
14 16 (3.16%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.92%) .NET
2 17 (3.35%) Web Services
3 16 (3.16%) .NET Framework
4 13 (2.56%) Middleware
5 12 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (2.37%) RESTful
6 6 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.18%) HTML
7 5 (0.99%) XML
8 3 (0.59%) JSF
8 3 (0.59%) JSP
8 3 (0.59%) OAuth
8 3 (0.59%) SAML
8 3 (0.59%) Servlets
9 2 (0.39%) Ajax
9 2 (0.39%) Castle Windsor
9 2 (0.39%) JSON
9 2 (0.39%) Kafka
9 2 (0.39%) REST
10 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 167 (32.94%) Management Information System
2 47 (9.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 31 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.34%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (3.16%) CESG
6 15 (2.96%) Cyberthreat
7 13 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.17%) PKI
10 10 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.97%) Smart Energy
11 8 (1.58%) Life Science
11 8 (1.58%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.99%) Cyberattack
12 5 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.99%) User Experience
13 4 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.79%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 148 (29.19%) Windows
2 139 (27.42%) Linux
3 13 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.97%) Unix
5 6 (1.18%) Solaris
5 6 (1.18%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.99%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.79%) AIX
7 4 (0.79%) Android
7 4 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (29.39%) SIEM
2 121 (23.87%) Risk Management
3 117 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
4 114 (22.49%) Cybersecurity
5 110 (21.70%) Data Protection
6 102 (20.12%) Security Management
7 100 (19.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 92 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (17.95%) Incident Management
10 85 (16.77%) Mentoring
11 81 (15.98%) Business Continuity
12 79 (15.58%) Continuous Improvement
12 79 (15.58%) Vulnerability Management
13 75 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
14 66 (13.02%) Due Diligence
14 66 (13.02%) Risk Analysis
15 63 (12.43%) SDLC
16 62 (12.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 61 (12.03%) OWASP
18 53 (10.45%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (14.20%) SQL
2 47 (9.27%) Java
3 41 (8.09%) Python
4 36 (7.10%) Perl
5 24 (4.73%) C
6 20 (3.94%) C#
6 20 (3.94%) C++
7 14 (2.76%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.56%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.78%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.58%) PHP
11 5 (0.99%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.79%) VB
13 3 (0.59%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.59%) Scala
14 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.20%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 218 (43.00%) CISSP
2 123 (24.26%) Degree
3 71 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (13.21%) CISA
5 64 (12.62%) CISM
6 60 (11.83%) CREST Certified
7 53 (10.45%) SANS
8 45 (8.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 37 (7.30%) Security Cleared
10 25 (4.93%) DV Cleared
11 22 (4.34%) CCNP
12 14 (2.76%) Numerate Degree
13 12 (2.37%) CCDP
13 12 (2.37%) CEH
14 11 (2.17%) SC Cleared
15 10 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (1.78%) GIAC
16 9 (1.78%) MCSE
16 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (1.58%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (46.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 116 (22.88%) GDPR
3 89 (17.55%) PCI DSS
4 24 (4.73%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (3.16%) ISO 9001
6 15 (2.96%) COBIT
7 14 (2.76%) SLA
8 9 (1.78%) ISO 22301
8 9 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (1.58%) IASME
10 6 (1.18%) FISMA
10 6 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.59%) QA
13 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 61 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (10.85%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.79%) Docker
5 3 (0.59%) Snort
6 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.20%) vCloud
7 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (0.99%) Terraform
3 4 (0.79%) EnCase
3 4 (0.79%) FTK
3 4 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.79%) Puppet
4 3 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.39%) MOM
5 2 (0.39%) Nagios
5 2 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.39%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 112 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 73 (14.40%) VMware
3 70 (13.81%) Cisco
4 23 (4.54%) CheckPoint
5 17 (3.35%) Forcepoint
5 17 (3.35%) Juniper
6 13 (2.56%) Fortinet
7 12 (2.37%) Tufin
7 12 (2.37%) Xamarin
8 11 (2.17%) Symantec
9 8 (1.58%) SolarWinds
10 7 (1.38%) Capita
10 7 (1.38%) Splunk
11 6 (1.18%) Citrix
11 6 (1.18%) Darktrace
12 5 (0.99%) HP
12 5 (0.99%) Lumension
12 5 (0.99%) Sophos
12 5 (0.99%) Trend Micro
13 4 (0.79%) Atlassian