Period
to 20 July 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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 106 117
Rank change year-on-year +18 +11 +40
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 431 380 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.45% 2.90% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 3.18% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 303 234 235
North West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.45% +10.50%
10th Percentile £31,750 £35,294 £33,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,375 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 11,397 11,955 10,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.16% 91.15% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9,196 9,722 8,663
North West median annual salary £44,500 £41,375 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.55% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £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 July 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 July 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 +42 203 £55,000 - 32
Cheshire -12 137 £60,000 +10.60% 10
Merseyside +37 43 £50,000 - 1
Lancashire +21 33 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Cumbria - 1 £37,000 - 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 141 (32.71%) CISSP
2 127 (29.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 118 (27.38%) Finance
4 117 (27.15%) Management Information System
5 106 (24.59%) Degree
6 98 (22.74%) Risk Management
7 91 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
8 83 (19.26%) Cybersecurity
9 73 (16.94%) Windows
10 71 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
11 69 (16.01%) SIEM
12 66 (15.31%) Banking
13 65 (15.08%) CISM
13 65 (15.08%) Continuous Improvement
14 61 (14.15%) Data Protection
15 60 (13.92%) Software Engineering
15 60 (13.92%) Java
16 57 (13.23%) Disaster Recovery
16 57 (13.23%) GDPR
17 54 (12.53%) SDLC
17 54 (12.53%) .NET
18 53 (12.30%) Linux
19 52 (12.06%) CISA
20 51 (11.83%) Security Management
21 50 (11.60%) Legal
21 50 (11.60%) Investment Banking
21 50 (11.60%) Incident Management
21 50 (11.60%) Wealth Management
22 49 (11.37%) PCI DSS
22 49 (11.37%) Network Security

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 15 (3.48%) Sitefinity
2 11 (2.55%) Confluence
2 11 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.16%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.93%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.46%) Apache
5 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.46%) CMS
5 2 (0.46%) nginx
6 1 (0.23%) CICS
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.23%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) JBoss
6 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.18%) Office 365
4 10 (2.32%) IaaS
4 10 (2.32%) SaaS
5 9 (2.09%) GitHub
6 8 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.70%) NuGet
7 3 (0.70%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.46%) PaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (11.37%) Network Security
2 33 (7.66%) Firewall
3 27 (6.26%) VPN
4 21 (4.87%) LAN
4 21 (4.87%) WAN
5 16 (3.71%) WLAN
6 15 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (3.25%) Internet
8 10 (2.32%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.39%) DNS
10 5 (1.16%) BGP
10 5 (1.16%) Intranet
10 5 (1.16%) OSPF
10 5 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.16%) Wireless
11 4 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.93%) IPsec
11 4 (0.93%) SAN
11 4 (0.93%) Skype
12 3 (0.70%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.19%) Big Data
2 16 (3.71%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.32%) GIS
4 10 (2.32%) MySQL
5 5 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.46%) DB2
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.23%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 34 (7.89%) JIRA
2 29 (6.73%) Git (software)
3 28 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (6.26%) Jenkins
5 26 (6.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 23 (5.34%) MSBuild
7 8 (1.86%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.39%) CA Release Automation
8 6 (1.39%) Gradle
8 6 (1.39%) Maven
9 5 (1.16%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.16%) JUnit
9 5 (1.16%) Selenium
9 5 (1.16%) Spock
10 4 (0.93%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.70%) Bower
11 3 (0.70%) NetBeans
11 3 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.70%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.46%) SoapUI
General
1 118 (27.38%) Finance
2 66 (15.31%) Banking
3 50 (11.60%) Investment Banking
3 50 (11.60%) Legal
4 40 (9.28%) Law
5 38 (8.82%) Retail
6 32 (7.42%) Military
7 28 (6.50%) Retail Banking
8 14 (3.25%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.86%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.39%) Marketing
10 6 (1.39%) Publishing
11 5 (1.16%) Back Office
12 4 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.93%) Front Office
13 3 (0.70%) Electronics
14 1 (0.23%) Games
14 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.23%) Local Government
14 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 79 (18.33%) Security Manager
2 71 (16.47%) Analyst
3 62 (14.39%) Security Analyst
4 54 (12.53%) Information Manager
4 54 (12.53%) Information Security Manager
5 51 (11.83%) Software Engineer
6 36 (8.35%) Architect
7 29 (6.73%) Developer
7 29 (6.73%) Security Architect
7 29 (6.73%) Security Engineer
8 27 (6.26%) Information Analyst
8 27 (6.26%) Information Security Analyst
9 18 (4.18%) .NET Software Engineer
9 18 (4.18%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
10 16 (3.71%) Head of Security
10 16 (3.71%) IT Analyst
10 16 (3.71%) IT Manager
10 16 (3.71%) IT Security Analyst
10 16 (3.71%) Security Specialist
11 14 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.53%) .NET
2 35 (8.12%) Web Services
3 32 (7.42%) RESTful
4 29 (6.73%) Middleware
5 27 (6.26%) .NET Framework
6 24 (5.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (2.78%) HTML
8 8 (1.86%) Castle Windsor
9 6 (1.39%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.39%) CSS
9 6 (1.39%) Spring
10 5 (1.16%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.16%) GraphQL
10 5 (1.16%) JMS
10 5 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (1.16%) React
10 5 (1.16%) Spring Boot
10 5 (1.16%) Spring Integration
10 5 (1.16%) XML
11 3 (0.70%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 117 (27.15%) Management Information System
2 39 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.80%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (4.18%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.48%) Cyberthreat
7 13 (3.02%) PKI
8 12 (2.78%) Smart Energy
9 11 (2.55%) Smart Meter
10 10 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.86%) CESG
11 8 (1.86%) Life Science
12 7 (1.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 7 (1.62%) Cyberattack
13 5 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 5 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (1.16%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 73 (16.94%) Windows
2 53 (12.30%) Linux
3 12 (2.78%) Unix
4 10 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.09%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.16%) Solaris
6 5 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.93%) Android
7 4 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.70%) AIX
9 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (22.74%) Risk Management
2 91 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (19.26%) Cybersecurity
4 71 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (16.01%) SIEM
6 65 (15.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 61 (14.15%) Data Protection
8 60 (13.92%) Software Engineering
9 57 (13.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 54 (12.53%) SDLC
11 51 (11.83%) Security Management
12 50 (11.60%) Incident Management
12 50 (11.60%) Wealth Management
13 49 (11.37%) SOLID
14 47 (10.90%) Penetration Testing
15 39 (9.05%) TDD
16 38 (8.82%) Business Continuity
16 38 (8.82%) Information Security Management
16 38 (8.82%) Scrum
16 38 (8.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (13.92%) Java
2 45 (10.44%) SQL
3 41 (9.51%) C#
4 34 (7.89%) C
5 29 (6.73%) Python
6 26 (6.03%) T-SQL
7 23 (5.34%) Perl
8 21 (4.87%) VB.NET
9 12 (2.78%) C++
10 10 (2.32%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.32%) VB
11 7 (1.62%) PHP
12 6 (1.39%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.70%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.70%) Scala
15 2 (0.46%) Ruby
16 1 (0.23%) COBOL
16 1 (0.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 141 (32.71%) CISSP
2 106 (24.59%) Degree
3 65 (15.08%) CISM
4 52 (12.06%) CISA
5 39 (9.05%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (9.05%) Security Cleared
6 27 (6.26%) DV Cleared
7 23 (5.34%) CCNP
8 20 (4.64%) Numerate Degree
9 13 (3.02%) CCNA
10 12 (2.78%) CCDP
10 12 (2.78%) CSSLP
11 11 (2.55%) CREST Certified
11 11 (2.55%) SC Cleared
12 9 (2.09%) CEH
12 9 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (2.09%) SANS
13 7 (1.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (1.62%) CRISC
14 6 (1.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (29.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (13.23%) GDPR
3 49 (11.37%) PCI DSS
4 19 (4.41%) ISO 9001
5 16 (3.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (3.25%) SLA
7 13 (3.02%) COBIT
8 9 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (1.86%) IASME
9 8 (1.86%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.93%) FISMA
11 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.23%) QA
12 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 21 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.09%) Docker
3 9 (2.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.23%) Snort
4 1 (0.23%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.23%) vCloud
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.93%) SCCM
3 3 (0.70%) BladeLogic
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.70%) Nagios
4 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.46%) MOM
4 2 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.46%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.23%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.23%) Netcool
5 1 (0.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.23%) Puppet
5 1 (0.23%) Rancher
5 1 (0.23%) SCOM
5 1 (0.23%) Terraform
5 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.73%) Cisco
3 24 (5.57%) Xamarin
4 23 (5.34%) VMware
5 21 (4.87%) CheckPoint
6 17 (3.94%) Forcepoint
6 17 (3.94%) Juniper
7 13 (3.02%) Fortinet
8 12 (2.78%) Tufin
9 11 (2.55%) Symantec
10 10 (2.32%) Citrix
11 8 (1.86%) IBM
11 8 (1.86%) Oracle
11 8 (1.86%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.39%) Darktrace
12 6 (1.39%) Lumension
13 4 (0.93%) Digital Shadows
13 4 (0.93%) HP
13 4 (0.93%) Sun
13 4 (0.93%) Trend Micro