Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 73 108
Rank change year-on-year -34 +35 +16
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 313 457 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.95% 3.77% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 4.12% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 238 334 247
North West median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - -1.79%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,400 £33,650
90th Percentile £76,562 £75,000 £78,750
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 9,968 11,099 12,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 94.05% 91.67% 91.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7,383 8,934 9,691
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 23 August 2019.

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 23 August 2019. 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 -3 200 £50,000 -9.09% 34
Cheshire -2 64 £60,000 +1.69% 6
Merseyside -29 27 £51,250 +2.50% 3
Lancashire -38 20 £50,000 +31.58%
Cumbria -3 2 £34,365 -7.12%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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.

1 105 (33.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (29.07%) Management Information System
3 79 (25.24%) CISSP
4 68 (21.73%) Cybersecurity
5 62 (19.81%) Security Management
6 59 (18.85%) ITIL
7 51 (16.29%) Information Security Management
7 51 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (15.97%) CISM
8 50 (15.97%) Risk Management
9 49 (15.65%) Finance
10 48 (15.34%) Linux
11 47 (15.02%) Windows
11 47 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (14.38%) Firewall
13 44 (14.06%) Azure
14 43 (13.74%) ISMS
14 43 (13.74%) Microsoft
15 41 (13.10%) Security Operations
16 40 (12.78%) Retail
17 38 (12.14%) Banking
17 38 (12.14%) Active Directory
18 37 (11.82%) AWS
19 36 (11.50%) CISA
20 35 (11.18%) NIST
21 34 (10.86%) Microsoft Office
21 34 (10.86%) Penetration Testing
21 34 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (10.54%) Legal
23 32 (10.22%) GDPR

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 14 (4.47%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.24%) IIS
4 6 (1.92%) Confluence
5 1 (0.32%) CICS
5 1 (0.32%) CMS
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 34 (10.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (1.60%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (14.06%) Azure
2 37 (11.82%) AWS
3 19 (6.07%) Office 365
4 16 (5.11%) Heroku
5 13 (4.15%) SaaS
6 9 (2.88%) GCP
7 7 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.92%) PaaS
9 5 (1.60%) IaaS
9 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Flow
9 5 (1.60%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.28%) Serverless
11 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.32%) Force.com
12 1 (0.32%) Google Sheets
12 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.38%) Firewall
2 25 (7.99%) Intrusion Detection
2 25 (7.99%) WAN
3 22 (7.03%) Broadband
4 21 (6.71%) Network Security
5 19 (6.07%) LAN
6 13 (4.15%) Internet
7 12 (3.83%) IPstream
7 12 (3.83%) LLU
8 9 (2.88%) Sourcefire
8 9 (2.88%) VPN
9 7 (2.24%) DNS
10 6 (1.92%) HTTP
10 6 (1.92%) MPLS
10 6 (1.92%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.92%) Wireless
11 5 (1.60%) ADSL
11 5 (1.60%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.60%) PBX
11 5 (1.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.56%) Big Data
2 7 (2.24%) NoSQL
3 6 (1.92%) GIS
4 5 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.28%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.32%) DataStage
7 1 (0.32%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.32%) Power BI
7 1 (0.32%) QlikView
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (7.99%) Jenkins
2 18 (5.75%) GitLab
3 14 (4.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (3.19%) JIRA
5 3 (0.96%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.64%) Maven
6 2 (0.64%) NetBeans
General
1 49 (15.65%) Finance
2 40 (12.78%) Retail
3 38 (12.14%) Banking
4 33 (10.54%) Legal
5 17 (5.43%) Law
6 13 (4.15%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.51%) Public Sector
8 9 (2.88%) Marketing
9 8 (2.56%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.92%) Housing Association
11 5 (1.60%) Back Office
12 4 (1.28%) Games
12 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.96%) Electronics
14 1 (0.32%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (22.36%) Analyst
2 42 (13.42%) Security Analyst
3 37 (11.82%) Consultant
4 30 (9.58%) Security Engineer
5 29 (9.27%) Security Manager
6 20 (6.39%) Security Consultant
7 19 (6.07%) Information Manager
7 19 (6.07%) Information Security Manager
8 17 (5.43%) IT Manager
8 17 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (5.11%) Architect
9 16 (5.11%) DevSecOps Consultant
9 16 (5.11%) Security Specialist
10 15 (4.79%) Information Analyst
10 15 (4.79%) Information Security Analyst
11 13 (4.15%) Service Analyst
11 13 (4.15%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.83%) Head of Security
12 12 (3.83%) Information Security Engineer
12 12 (3.83%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.11%) Django
1 16 (5.11%) Dropwizard
2 8 (2.56%) .NET
2 8 (2.56%) Web Services
3 7 (2.24%) Middleware
4 5 (1.60%) HTML
5 3 (0.96%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.96%) CSS
5 3 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.96%) HTML5
5 3 (0.96%) jQuery
5 3 (0.96%) LDAP
5 3 (0.96%) Node.js
5 3 (0.96%) Vue.js
6 2 (0.64%) JSP
6 2 (0.64%) OAuth
6 2 (0.64%) OpenID
6 2 (0.64%) REST
6 2 (0.64%) Servlets
6 2 (0.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (29.07%) Management Information System
2 34 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.79%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.15%) Cyberattack
5 12 (3.83%) IPTV
6 9 (2.88%) PKI
7 8 (2.56%) User Experience
7 8 (2.56%) Virtual Team
8 7 (2.24%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.24%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.24%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (1.92%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.92%) iPhone
9 6 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.60%) Clustering
10 5 (1.60%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.60%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.60%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.28%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 48 (15.34%) Linux
2 47 (15.02%) Windows
3 27 (8.63%) Unix
4 15 (4.79%) Windows 10
5 13 (4.15%) Windows 7
5 13 (4.15%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.24%) Android
6 7 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.96%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.64%) CentOS
8 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.32%) AIX
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (21.73%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (19.81%) Security Management
3 59 (18.85%) ITIL
4 51 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (16.29%) Information Security Management
5 50 (15.97%) Risk Management
6 47 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (13.74%) ISMS
8 41 (13.10%) Security Operations
9 34 (10.86%) Penetration Testing
10 31 (9.90%) SIEM
11 29 (9.27%) Data Protection
11 29 (9.27%) DevOps
12 27 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (8.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (8.31%) OWASP
14 25 (7.99%) Internal Audit
15 24 (7.67%) Security Architecture
16 22 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (7.03%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.75%) Java
2 16 (5.11%) SQL
3 11 (3.51%) Python
4 7 (2.24%) C
5 6 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.60%) PHP
6 5 (1.60%) Ruby
7 4 (1.28%) Go
8 3 (0.96%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.64%) C#
10 1 (0.32%) C++
10 1 (0.32%) COBOL
10 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (25.24%) CISSP
2 50 (15.97%) CISM
3 36 (11.50%) CISA
4 30 (9.58%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (7.99%) Degree
6 17 (5.43%) CEH
6 17 (5.43%) GIAC
7 16 (5.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 15 (4.79%) CRISC
9 14 (4.47%) CCNA
9 14 (4.47%) CCNP
10 13 (4.15%) CESG Certified Professional
10 13 (4.15%) SANS
10 13 (4.15%) Security Cleared
11 12 (3.83%) GSEC
12 10 (3.19%) DBS Check
13 9 (2.88%) CREST Certified
14 7 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (33.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (11.18%) NIST
3 32 (10.22%) GDPR
4 28 (8.95%) PCI DSS
5 21 (6.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (6.07%) COBIT
6 19 (6.07%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (4.15%) SLA
8 9 (2.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 9 (2.88%) NCSC
9 7 (2.24%) QA
10 6 (1.92%) ISO 22301
11 4 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.96%) COSO
12 3 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.96%) RMADS
13 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.32%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 38 (12.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.88%) Snort
3 8 (2.56%) Docker
3 8 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) Firmware
5 1 (0.32%) vCloud
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (7.35%) Terraform
2 21 (6.71%) Puppet
3 12 (3.83%) Cacti
3 12 (3.83%) Nagios
4 11 (3.51%) Kubernetes
4 11 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.51%) SCCM
5 10 (3.19%) SCOM
6 8 (2.56%) Ansible
7 7 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.64%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (0.64%) Graylog
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.64%) QRadar
9 1 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 43 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
3 14 (4.47%) VMware
4 12 (3.83%) ServiceNow
4 12 (3.83%) Sonus
4 12 (3.83%) Sony
4 12 (3.83%) Symantec
5 10 (3.19%) Cisco
5 10 (3.19%) Fortinet
6 9 (2.88%) Google
6 9 (2.88%) Splunk
7 8 (2.56%) iManage
8 5 (1.60%) BT
8 5 (1.60%) Citrix
8 5 (1.60%) Meraki
8 5 (1.60%) Openreach
8 5 (1.60%) Sophos
8 5 (1.60%) Sparx
9 4 (1.28%) LogRhythm
9 4 (1.28%) Oracle