Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 101 107
Rank change year-on-year +58 +6 +12
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 634 397 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.01% 3.16% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.59% 3.44% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 524 203 259
North West median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +7.69%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,219 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £79,500 £67,500
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 9,618 11,551 11,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.15% 91.97% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7,734 9,173 9,461
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,908 £27,000 £25,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 January 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 21 January 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 +99 457 £57,500 +4.55% 30
Cheshire -17 82 £55,000 +4.76% 13
Merseyside +47 63 £46,000 +15.00% 4
Lancashire +15 28 £39,318 -21.37% 4
Cumbria - 1 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 370 (58.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 329 (51.89%) CISSP
3 261 (41.17%) Windows
4 244 (38.49%) Linux
5 243 (38.33%) SIEM
6 232 (36.59%) Management Information System
7 227 (35.80%) Penetration Testing
7 227 (35.80%) Microsoft
8 191 (30.13%) GDPR
9 181 (28.55%) Network Security
10 177 (27.92%) Finance
11 165 (26.03%) Risk Management
12 163 (25.71%) Data Protection
13 162 (25.55%) Security Management
14 159 (25.08%) Amazon AWS
15 156 (24.61%) Incident Management
16 153 (24.13%) Disaster Recovery
17 152 (23.97%) Business Continuity
17 152 (23.97%) PCI DSS
18 151 (23.82%) Legal
19 139 (21.92%) Degree
19 139 (21.92%) Mentoring
20 137 (21.61%) Risk Analysis
21 136 (21.45%) Due Diligence
21 136 (21.45%) SANS
22 135 (21.29%) Vulnerability Management
23 132 (20.82%) CREST Certified
24 130 (20.50%) Threat Analysis
25 126 (19.87%) VMware
26 123 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (1.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.32%) Apache
2 2 (0.32%) IIS
2 2 (0.32%) JBoss
2 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 120 (18.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 21 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Relativity
2 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 159 (25.08%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (18.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (6.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 21 (3.31%) Office 365
5 6 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.32%) Heroku
6 2 (0.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 181 (28.55%) Network Security
2 108 (17.03%) Wi-Fi
3 52 (8.20%) Internet
4 49 (7.73%) Firewall
5 44 (6.94%) Intrusion Detection
6 24 (3.79%) Sourcefire
7 20 (3.15%) TCP/IP
8 15 (2.37%) DNS
9 12 (1.89%) LAN
9 12 (1.89%) WAN
10 10 (1.58%) SMTP
11 8 (1.26%) VPN
12 6 (0.95%) DHCP
12 6 (0.95%) SNMP
13 4 (0.63%) FTP
13 4 (0.63%) HTTP
13 4 (0.63%) WebEx
13 4 (0.63%) WLAN
14 3 (0.47%) Broadband
14 3 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.00%) Big Data
2 4 (0.63%) GIS
3 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.16%) QlikView
3 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (1.26%) Cucumber
1 8 (1.26%) Selenium
2 4 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.47%) Ant
4 2 (0.32%) GitLab
4 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
General
1 177 (27.92%) Finance
2 151 (23.82%) Legal
3 36 (5.68%) Electronics
4 24 (3.79%) Banking
5 22 (3.47%) Military
6 19 (3.00%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.05%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.89%) Law
10 11 (1.74%) Retail
11 4 (0.63%) Back Office
11 4 (0.63%) Games
12 2 (0.32%) Advertising
12 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 213 (33.60%) Analyst
2 209 (32.97%) Security Analyst
3 152 (23.97%) Security Manager
4 135 (21.29%) Information Security Manager
5 133 (20.98%) Information Manager
6 128 (20.19%) IT Analyst
6 128 (20.19%) IT Security Analyst
7 119 (18.77%) Senior Analyst
7 119 (18.77%) Senior Security Analyst
8 107 (16.88%) Senior IT Security Analyst
9 64 (10.09%) Information Analyst
9 64 (10.09%) Information Security Analyst
10 52 (8.20%) Consultant
11 45 (7.10%) Security Engineer
12 40 (6.31%) DevOps Consultant
12 40 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
13 30 (4.73%) Architect
14 25 (3.94%) Security Architect
15 23 (3.63%) Head of Security
16 15 (2.37%) Malware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.10%) JSON
2 6 (0.95%) SAML
2 6 (0.95%) SOAP
3 5 (0.79%) Web Services
4 4 (0.63%) .NET
4 4 (0.63%) OAuth
4 4 (0.63%) REST
5 3 (0.47%) Django
6 2 (0.32%) Dropwizard
6 2 (0.32%) LDAP
6 2 (0.32%) Middleware
6 2 (0.32%) RESTful
6 2 (0.32%) SPNEGO
6 2 (0.32%) XACML
6 2 (0.32%) XML
7 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.16%) CSS
7 1 (0.16%) HTML
7 1 (0.16%) OpenID
7 1 (0.16%) Pylons
Miscellaneous
1 232 (36.59%) Management Information System
2 107 (16.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 40 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (6.31%) Internet of Things
4 31 (4.89%) CESG
5 29 (4.57%) PKI
6 18 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.68%) Smart Meter
8 15 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.26%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.26%) Life Science
11 7 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
12 6 (0.95%) User Experience
13 5 (0.79%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.63%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.63%) Smartphone
15 3 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 261 (41.17%) Windows
2 244 (38.49%) Linux
3 34 (5.36%) Unix
4 13 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.63%) AIX
5 4 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.32%) Solaris
6 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (38.33%) SIEM
2 227 (35.80%) Penetration Testing
3 165 (26.03%) Risk Management
4 163 (25.71%) Data Protection
5 162 (25.55%) Security Management
6 156 (24.61%) Incident Management
7 153 (24.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 152 (23.97%) Business Continuity
9 139 (21.92%) Mentoring
10 137 (21.61%) Risk Analysis
11 136 (21.45%) Due Diligence
12 135 (21.29%) Vulnerability Management
13 130 (20.50%) Threat Analysis
14 112 (17.67%) OWASP
15 109 (17.19%) ITIL
16 105 (16.56%) Scenario Testing
16 105 (16.56%) Web Development
17 103 (16.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 102 (16.09%) Data Loss Prevention
19 98 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 108 (17.03%) SQL
2 25 (3.94%) Python
3 16 (2.52%) Perl
4 13 (2.05%) Java
4 13 (2.05%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.74%) C++
6 5 (0.79%) C
7 4 (0.63%) Go
7 4 (0.63%) Ruby
8 3 (0.47%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.32%) PHP
10 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 329 (51.89%) CISSP
2 139 (21.92%) Degree
3 136 (21.45%) SANS
4 132 (20.82%) CREST Certified
5 105 (16.56%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (16.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 69 (10.88%) CISM
8 54 (8.52%) CISA
9 40 (6.31%) ITIL Certification
10 37 (5.84%) GIAC
11 29 (4.57%) Security Cleared
12 21 (3.31%) CEH
13 16 (2.52%) SC Cleared
14 12 (1.89%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 11 (1.74%) CESG Certified Professional
15 11 (1.74%) DV Cleared
16 10 (1.58%) CCSP
16 10 (1.58%) CISMP
16 10 (1.58%) CRISC
17 8 (1.26%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (58.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 191 (30.13%) GDPR
3 152 (23.97%) PCI DSS
4 20 (3.15%) COBIT
5 19 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 12 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.79%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.79%) SLA
10 4 (0.63%) QA
11 2 (0.32%) FISMA
12 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 123 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (17.98%) Active Directory
3 44 (6.94%) Docker
4 24 (3.79%) Snort
5 20 (3.15%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.32%) vSphere
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 44 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
2 43 (6.78%) Terraform
3 42 (6.62%) Puppet
4 4 (0.63%) Ansible
4 4 (0.63%) EnCase
4 4 (0.63%) FTK
4 4 (0.63%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.47%) Nessus
6 2 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (0.32%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.16%) Icinga
7 1 (0.16%) Kibana
7 1 (0.16%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.16%) OpenVAS
7 1 (0.16%) QRadar
7 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 227 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 126 (19.87%) VMware
3 112 (17.67%) Cisco
4 11 (1.74%) Splunk
5 10 (1.58%) Symantec
6 9 (1.42%) Citrix
7 6 (0.95%) Google
8 5 (0.79%) AlienVault
8 5 (0.79%) ArcSight
8 5 (0.79%) CheckPoint
8 5 (0.79%) McAfee
9 4 (0.63%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.63%) Nuix
10 3 (0.47%) CyberArk
10 3 (0.47%) Qualys
10 3 (0.47%) SAP
11 2 (0.32%) LogRhythm
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle
11 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.32%) Sophos