Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 108 135
Rank change year-on-year +17 +27 +26
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 432 358 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.24% 2.88% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 3.20% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 242 275 261
North West median annual salary £50,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,200 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +1.85%

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 11979 11171 11575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.86% 89.81% 89.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9526 9316 9573
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 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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Manchester -32 190 £55,000 +4.76% 15
Cheshire +22 179 £46,250 -15.91% 7
Lancashire +11 28 £45,000 -14.29% 2
Merseyside +19 18 £32,500 -45.83% 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Security.

1 149 (34.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 145 (33.56%) Finance
3 129 (29.86%) CISSP
4 127 (29.40%) Risk Management
5 116 (26.85%) CISM
6 94 (21.76%) CISA
7 93 (21.53%) Banking
8 90 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 89 (20.60%) Cybersecurity
10 75 (17.36%) Project Management
11 72 (16.67%) Management Information System
12 70 (16.20%) Penetration Testing
13 68 (15.74%) PCI DSS
13 68 (15.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 67 (15.51%) Degree
15 63 (14.58%) Law
16 61 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
17 59 (13.66%) Investment Banking
18 58 (13.43%) Wealth Management
19 52 (12.04%) ITIL
20 50 (11.57%) CRISC
21 49 (11.34%) Service Management
22 47 (10.88%) GDPR
23 46 (10.65%) Data Protection
24 45 (10.42%) Coaching
25 44 (10.19%) Security Management
25 44 (10.19%) SQL
26 39 (9.03%) Analytics
27 37 (8.56%) Windows
27 37 (8.56%) Retail

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 10 (2.31%) SAS
2 9 (2.08%) Confluence
3 8 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.39%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.69%) JBoss
5 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.46%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.46%) CICS
6 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.46%) IIS
6 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.23%) Apache
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (2.08%) Magento
2 3 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.46%) BASE24
4 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.79%) SaaS
2 18 (4.17%) IaaS
3 17 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.94%) Office 365
4 6 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.16%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.69%) PaaS
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.46%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.46%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.46%) Trello
8 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.10%) Firewall
2 31 (7.18%) Network Security
3 23 (5.32%) Internet
4 21 (4.86%) LAN
4 21 (4.86%) WAN
5 17 (3.94%) VPN
6 13 (3.01%) MPLS
6 13 (3.01%) VoIP
7 11 (2.55%) BGP
7 11 (2.55%) DMZ
7 11 (2.55%) EIGRP
7 11 (2.55%) OSPF
7 11 (2.55%) VPLS
7 11 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (1.62%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.16%) DNS
10 3 (0.69%) IPsec
10 3 (0.69%) SSH
10 3 (0.69%) Wireless
11 2 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.32%) MySQL
2 19 (4.40%) GIS
3 18 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.16%) Big Data
8 4 (0.93%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.93%) DB2
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.46%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (3.47%) JIRA
2 11 (2.55%) Selenium
3 10 (2.31%) Cucumber
4 8 (1.85%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.62%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.16%) Gradle
7 3 (0.69%) Maven
8 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.46%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.46%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.46%) Subversion
9 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Hudson
9 1 (0.23%) JUnit
9 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.23%) NUnit
9 1 (0.23%) Spock
9 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.23%) Xcode
General
1 145 (33.56%) Finance
2 93 (21.53%) Banking
3 63 (14.58%) Law
4 59 (13.66%) Investment Banking
5 37 (8.56%) Retail
6 33 (7.64%) Legal
7 22 (5.09%) Corporate Banking
7 22 (5.09%) Financial Institution
8 18 (4.17%) Military
9 17 (3.94%) Retail Banking
10 10 (2.31%) Front Office
11 8 (1.85%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.85%) Telecoms
12 7 (1.62%) Marketing
13 6 (1.39%) Games
14 4 (0.93%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.93%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.69%) Advertising
15 3 (0.69%) Billing
16 2 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 87 (20.14%) Analyst
2 67 (15.51%) Security Manager
3 54 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 48 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
5 45 (10.42%) Information Manager
6 37 (8.56%) Information Analyst
6 37 (8.56%) Information Security Analyst
7 32 (7.41%) Development Manager
8 25 (5.79%) Business Manager
9 24 (5.56%) Business Development Manager
9 24 (5.56%) Consultant
10 23 (5.32%) IT Manager
11 22 (5.09%) Architect
12 20 (4.63%) Security Consultant
13 17 (3.94%) CISSP Manager
13 17 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (3.70%) IT Analyst
14 16 (3.70%) Project Manager
15 15 (3.47%) Business Analyst
15 15 (3.47%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.32%) .NET
2 12 (2.78%) CSS
2 12 (2.78%) HTML
3 11 (2.55%) Web Services
4 10 (2.31%) .NET Framework
5 9 (2.08%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.85%) Middleware
7 6 (1.39%) REST
7 6 (1.39%) XML
8 5 (1.16%) jQuery
8 5 (1.16%) React
9 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (0.93%) Django
9 4 (0.93%) Flask
9 4 (0.93%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.69%) J2EE
10 3 (0.69%) JMS
10 3 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 61 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (7.18%) Contactless
4 30 (6.94%) Mobile App
5 20 (4.63%) PMI
6 18 (4.17%) iPad
7 17 (3.94%) Computer Science
7 17 (3.94%) Data Centre
8 16 (3.70%) User Experience
9 15 (3.47%) Smart Meter
10 14 (3.24%) Smart Energy
11 13 (3.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (1.62%) PKI
15 6 (1.39%) Internet of Things
15 6 (1.39%) Mainframe
15 6 (1.39%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.93%) CESG
17 3 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.56%) Windows
2 23 (5.32%) Linux
2 23 (5.32%) Unix
3 12 (2.78%) Android
4 11 (2.55%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.23%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (29.40%) Risk Management
2 90 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (20.60%) Cybersecurity
4 75 (17.36%) Project Management
5 70 (16.20%) Penetration Testing
6 68 (15.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 58 (13.43%) Wealth Management
8 52 (12.04%) ITIL
9 49 (11.34%) Service Management
10 46 (10.65%) Data Protection
11 45 (10.42%) Coaching
12 44 (10.19%) Security Management
13 39 (9.03%) Analytics
14 36 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 36 (8.33%) Data Security
14 36 (8.33%) SDLC
15 35 (8.10%) Information Security Management
16 34 (7.87%) Scrum
17 32 (7.41%) PRINCE2
18 30 (6.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.19%) SQL
2 36 (8.33%) Java
3 26 (6.02%) C
4 21 (4.86%) Python
5 18 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 16 (3.70%) C#
7 14 (3.24%) PHP
8 12 (2.78%) C++
8 12 (2.78%) Perl
9 9 (2.08%) PHP 5
9 9 (2.08%) PHP 7
9 9 (2.08%) VB
10 7 (1.62%) Ruby
11 6 (1.39%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.16%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.46%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.46%) COBOL
14 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 129 (29.86%) CISSP
2 116 (26.85%) CISM
3 94 (21.76%) CISA
4 67 (15.51%) Degree
5 50 (11.57%) CRISC
6 23 (5.32%) Security Cleared
7 22 (5.09%) PMI Certification
8 18 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
9 16 (3.70%) DV Cleared
10 15 (3.47%) SANS
11 13 (3.01%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 9 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (2.08%) PMP
13 8 (1.85%) CISMP
13 8 (1.85%) CREST Certified
14 7 (1.62%) APMG
15 6 (1.39%) CCNA
15 6 (1.39%) Master's Degree
16 5 (1.16%) Security+ Certification
16 5 (1.16%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (34.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (15.74%) PCI DSS
3 47 (10.88%) GDPR
4 16 (3.70%) SLA
5 15 (3.47%) COBIT
5 15 (3.47%) ISO 22301
6 14 (3.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (3.01%) QA
8 11 (2.55%) ISO 9001
8 11 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (1.62%) COSO
10 7 (1.62%) ISO 14001
10 7 (1.62%) PMBOK
11 5 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.46%) PMO
13 2 (0.46%) PSD2
14 1 (0.23%) GMP
System Software
1 16 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 15 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.69%) Docker
4 3 (0.69%) Snort
5 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.55%) SCCM
2 5 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.93%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.69%) SCOM
4 3 (0.69%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 2 (0.46%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.46%) Graphite
5 2 (0.46%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.46%) Netcool
5 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.46%) Puppet
5 2 (0.46%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.23%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.23%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.23%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (5.09%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.63%) Cisco
3 19 (4.40%) VMware
4 16 (3.70%) Juniper
5 14 (3.24%) Google
6 13 (3.01%) Oracle
7 7 (1.62%) CheckPoint
7 7 (1.62%) Splunk
8 6 (1.39%) McAfee
9 5 (1.16%) Symantec
10 4 (0.93%) Capita
10 4 (0.93%) Siebel
11 3 (0.69%) Adobe
11 3 (0.69%) Citrix
11 3 (0.69%) Forcepoint
11 3 (0.69%) OpenText
11 3 (0.69%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.69%) Sourcefire
11 3 (0.69%) Tableau
11 3 (0.69%) Trend Micro