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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / North West
Rank 104 95 134
Rank change year-on-year -9 +39  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 163 158 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.65% 2.78% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 3.16% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87 109 100
Median salary £53,573 £55,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.59% +18.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,000 £30,499
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £85,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

Information Security 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 5555 5000 5806
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.37% 87.98% 88.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4609 4158 4662
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 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 -35 87 £54,500 -9.16% 16
Cheshire +17 31 £55,000 +41.93% 2
Merseyside -3 19 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Lancashire -1 2 £52,500 -16.00%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 135 (35.16%) CISSP
2 133 (34.64%) Degree
3 103 (26.82%) CISM
4 92 (23.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 86 (22.40%) Management Information System
6 84 (21.88%) Security Cleared
7 83 (21.61%) Cybersecurity
8 82 (21.35%) Risk Management
9 80 (20.83%) VMware
10 79 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
10 79 (20.57%) PCI DSS
11 78 (20.31%) C
12 76 (19.79%) Time Management
13 75 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 67 (17.45%) Network Security
14 67 (17.45%) DevOps
15 65 (16.93%) Scrum
16 63 (16.41%) Finance
17 61 (15.89%) Linux
17 61 (15.89%) DV Cleared
18 60 (15.63%) Java
19 59 (15.36%) Security Management
20 58 (15.10%) Analytics
20 58 (15.10%) SDLC
21 57 (14.84%) Firewall
22 55 (14.32%) Hyper-V
23 54 (14.06%) Security Operations
24 53 (13.80%) Military
25 47 (12.24%) MySQL
25 47 (12.24%) Oracle

Information Security
Top Related 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 42 (10.94%) Apache Pig
1 42 (10.94%) Apache Spark
1 42 (10.94%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (4.17%) Confluence
3 11 (2.86%) IIS
4 9 (2.34%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.04%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.78%) JBoss
6 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.04%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS Project
3 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.34%) Office 365
2 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (17.45%) Network Security
2 57 (14.84%) Firewall
3 23 (5.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (3.91%) WAN
5 12 (3.13%) LAN
6 8 (2.08%) Internet
7 7 (1.82%) DNS
7 7 (1.82%) VoIP
8 6 (1.56%) DHCP
8 6 (1.56%) VPN
9 5 (1.30%) MPLS
10 4 (1.04%) BGP
10 4 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.04%) DECT
10 4 (1.04%) HTTP
10 4 (1.04%) Skype
10 4 (1.04%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.04%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.04%) VLAN
11 3 (0.78%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.24%) MySQL
2 44 (11.46%) Relational Database
3 42 (10.94%) Apache Hive
3 42 (10.94%) Big Data
3 42 (10.94%) Hadoop
3 42 (10.94%) MongoDB
3 42 (10.94%) RDBMS
4 23 (5.99%) GIS
5 8 (2.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.78%) DB2
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 16 (4.17%) JIRA
2 11 (2.86%) Cucumber
2 11 (2.86%) Selenium
3 8 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.78%) AppScan
4 3 (0.78%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.78%) sqlmap
4 3 (0.78%) Subversion
5 2 (0.52%) Ant
6 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 63 (16.41%) Finance
2 53 (13.80%) Military
3 41 (10.68%) Banking
4 29 (7.55%) Retail
5 16 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.65%) Law
7 13 (3.39%) Legal
8 10 (2.60%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.08%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (1.82%) Advertising
10 7 (1.82%) Marketing
11 4 (1.04%) Back Office
12 3 (0.78%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.26%) Electronics
14 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.26%) Local Government
14 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (14.32%) Analyst
2 45 (11.72%) Security Analyst
3 44 (11.46%) Consultant
3 44 (11.46%) Security Manager
4 34 (8.85%) Security Engineer
5 33 (8.59%) Developer
5 33 (8.59%) Information Manager
6 31 (8.07%) Information Security Manager
7 29 (7.55%) Security Consultant
8 23 (5.99%) Architect
8 23 (5.99%) Security Officer
9 21 (5.47%) Information Analyst
9 21 (5.47%) Information Security Analyst
9 21 (5.47%) Information Security Engineer
10 20 (5.21%) Information Security Consultant
10 20 (5.21%) Software Developer
11 19 (4.95%) Java Developer
11 19 (4.95%) Java Software Developer
11 19 (4.95%) Software Engineer
12 14 (3.65%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.98%) Middleware
2 45 (11.72%) Hibernate
3 42 (10.94%) Apache Camel
3 42 (10.94%) Java EE
3 42 (10.94%) Spring
4 38 (9.90%) CSS
4 38 (9.90%) HTML
5 35 (9.11%) jQuery
6 34 (8.85%) HTML5
7 33 (8.59%) AngularJS
7 33 (8.59%) CSS3
7 33 (8.59%) Node.js
8 19 (4.95%) LAMP
9 6 (1.56%) Web Services
10 5 (1.30%) .NET
10 5 (1.30%) Laravel
10 5 (1.30%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (1.04%) REST
12 3 (0.78%) J2EE
12 3 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (22.40%) Management Information System
2 43 (11.20%) PKI
3 42 (10.94%) Computer Science
4 24 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (5.99%) Security Operations Centre
6 15 (3.91%) Data Centre
7 13 (3.39%) iPad
8 8 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.08%) User Experience
9 7 (1.82%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.82%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
11 4 (1.04%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.04%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.04%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.78%) CESG
12 3 (0.78%) NHS
13 2 (0.52%) Contactless
13 2 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.89%) Linux
2 30 (7.81%) Unix
3 27 (7.03%) Windows
4 17 (4.43%) Windows Server
5 16 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.13%) AIX
7 7 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.04%) CentOS
10 2 (0.52%) Android
10 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.26%) KNOPPIX
11 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (21.61%) Cybersecurity
2 82 (21.35%) Risk Management
3 79 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (19.79%) Time Management
5 67 (17.45%) DevOps
6 65 (16.93%) Scrum
7 59 (15.36%) Security Management
8 58 (15.10%) Analytics
8 58 (15.10%) SDLC
9 54 (14.06%) Security Operations
10 45 (11.72%) Data Analytics
10 45 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (10.94%) Incident Management
11 42 (10.94%) ITIL
11 42 (10.94%) Visualisation
12 41 (10.68%) Disaster Recovery
13 40 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
14 39 (10.16%) Software Engineering
15 38 (9.90%) Information Security Management
15 38 (9.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 78 (20.31%) C
2 60 (15.63%) Java
3 45 (11.72%) JavaScript
4 42 (10.94%) C#
4 42 (10.94%) Perl
4 42 (10.94%) Python
5 38 (9.90%) Ruby
6 17 (4.43%) SQL
7 13 (3.39%) C++
8 10 (2.60%) PHP
9 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (35.16%) CISSP
2 133 (34.64%) Degree
3 103 (26.82%) CISM
4 84 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 61 (15.89%) DV Cleared
6 45 (11.72%) CISA
7 22 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (3.65%) ISSAP
10 12 (3.13%) CCNP
10 12 (3.13%) CISMP
11 9 (2.34%) CRISC
11 9 (2.34%) IISP
11 9 (2.34%) PCI QSA
12 8 (2.08%) CCNA
12 8 (2.08%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.30%) CEH
13 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (1.30%) PMP
13 5 (1.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (23.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (20.57%) PCI DSS
3 14 (3.65%) COBIT
4 12 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (2.34%) ISO22301
6 7 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.78%) GDPR
7 3 (0.78%) PMO
7 3 (0.78%) SLA
8 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.52%) RMADS
9 1 (0.26%) GPG13
9 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 75 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (14.32%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.26%) NDS
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (1.30%) WSUS
2 4 (1.04%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.04%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.04%) HP SIM
2 4 (1.04%) SCCM
3 3 (0.78%) Nessus
3 3 (0.78%) RSA enVision
4 2 (0.52%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.52%) Nmap
4 2 (0.52%) QRadar
5 1 (0.26%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.26%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (20.83%) VMware
2 47 (12.24%) Oracle
3 44 (11.46%) Cisco
4 22 (5.73%) Microsoft
4 22 (5.73%) Splunk
5 20 (5.21%) Citrix
6 13 (3.39%) ArcSight
7 12 (3.13%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.82%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.82%) Palo Alto
9 6 (1.56%) Juniper
9 6 (1.56%) Symantec
10 5 (1.30%) Avaya
10 5 (1.30%) Fortinet
10 5 (1.30%) NetApp
10 5 (1.30%) Sophos
11 4 (1.04%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.04%) Dell
11 4 (1.04%) HP
11 4 (1.04%) SolarWinds
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Pension & Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
University Of Manchester
Salary: From £49,772 to £59,400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Middletons Assured Talent
Salary: Excellent market salary and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits and annual bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allowance, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Inc OT + Great Benefits package
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Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago