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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 105 136
Rank change year-on-year -2 +31  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 190 136 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.81% 2.45% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 2.78% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 118 115 113
Median salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £40,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,300 £70,600 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 6066 4892 5725
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.80% 88.29% 89.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4907 4132 4653
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Cheshire +26 93 £49,250 -6.19% 18
Manchester -18 86 £55,000 - 14
Lancashire -2 4 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Merseyside -20 3 £53,750 -10.41% 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 138 (39.09%) CISSP
2 115 (32.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 105 (29.75%) CISM
4 91 (25.78%) Cybersecurity
5 88 (24.93%) Finance
6 84 (23.80%) CISA
7 82 (23.23%) Degree
8 76 (21.53%) PCI DSS
9 70 (19.83%) Risk Management
10 58 (16.43%) Retail
11 56 (15.86%) Management Information System
12 54 (15.30%) Firewall
13 44 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (12.46%) Penetration Testing
13 44 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
14 42 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 37 (10.48%) Network Security
15 37 (10.48%) VMware
16 36 (10.20%) Banking
17 35 (9.92%) Data Protection
18 34 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (9.63%) Java
19 33 (9.35%) SDLC
20 32 (9.07%) Analytics
21 31 (8.78%) CRISC
21 31 (8.78%) MySQL
21 31 (8.78%) Security Operations
22 30 (8.50%) ITIL
23 29 (8.22%) Scrum
24 28 (7.93%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 19 (5.38%) Apache Pig
1 19 (5.38%) Apache Spark
1 19 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.85%) JBoss
2 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) BASE24
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.28%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.27%) SaaS
2 5 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.42%) IaaS
3 4 (1.13%) Trello
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.57%) Office 365
5 2 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.30%) Firewall
2 37 (10.48%) Network Security
3 18 (5.10%) Internet
4 13 (3.68%) WAN
5 12 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (3.40%) LAN
6 10 (2.83%) VPN
7 9 (2.55%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.70%) DNS
9 4 (1.13%) HTTP
9 4 (1.13%) VoIP
10 3 (0.85%) MPLS
11 2 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.57%) DMZ
11 2 (0.57%) IPsec
11 2 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.28%) SSH
12 1 (0.28%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.78%) MySQL
2 24 (6.80%) GIS
3 21 (5.95%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.38%) Apache Hive
4 19 (5.38%) Big Data
4 19 (5.38%) Hadoop
4 19 (5.38%) MongoDB
4 19 (5.38%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.85%) DB2
6 3 (0.85%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.57%) Maltego
7 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.42%) Selenium
3 4 (1.13%) AppScan
3 4 (1.13%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.13%) JIRA
3 4 (1.13%) sqlmap
4 3 (0.85%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.85%) Subversion
5 1 (0.28%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.28%) Hudson
5 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.28%) NUnit
General
1 88 (24.93%) Finance
2 58 (16.43%) Retail
3 36 (10.20%) Banking
4 22 (6.23%) Legal
5 15 (4.25%) Military
6 13 (3.68%) Financial Institution
7 11 (3.12%) Corporate Banking
7 11 (3.12%) Law
8 8 (2.27%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.98%) Advertising
9 7 (1.98%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.13%) Billing
11 4 (1.13%) Italian Language
11 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.13%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.85%) Games
12 3 (0.85%) Marketing
12 3 (0.85%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (22.38%) Analyst
2 66 (18.70%) Security Analyst
3 39 (11.05%) Security Manager
4 35 (9.92%) Consultant
5 29 (8.22%) Security Consultant
6 28 (7.93%) Security Engineer
7 27 (7.65%) Developer
8 26 (7.37%) Information Security Manager
9 24 (6.80%) Information Analyst
9 24 (6.80%) Information Security Analyst
10 21 (5.95%) Software Developer
11 19 (5.38%) Information Manager
12 16 (4.53%) Business Manager
12 16 (4.53%) Head of Security
12 16 (4.53%) IT Analyst
12 16 (4.53%) Java Developer
12 16 (4.53%) Java Software Developer
13 15 (4.25%) Business Development Manager
13 15 (4.25%) Development Manager
14 14 (3.97%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.80%) Middleware
2 22 (6.23%) Hibernate
3 19 (5.38%) Apache Camel
3 19 (5.38%) Java EE
3 19 (5.38%) Spring
4 15 (4.25%) CSS
4 15 (4.25%) HTML
5 13 (3.68%) jQuery
6 12 (3.40%) HTML5
7 11 (3.12%) AngularJS
7 11 (3.12%) CSS3
7 11 (3.12%) LAMP
7 11 (3.12%) Node.js
7 11 (3.12%) Web Services
8 6 (1.70%) .NET
9 4 (1.13%) XML
10 3 (0.85%) JMS
10 3 (0.85%) JSP
10 3 (0.85%) WSDL
10 3 (0.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.86%) Management Information System
2 44 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.65%) Computer Science
4 18 (5.10%) Contactless
5 17 (4.82%) Virtual Team
6 16 (4.53%) PKI
7 12 (3.40%) Security Operations Centre
8 11 (3.12%) Data Centre
8 11 (3.12%) iPad
9 10 (2.83%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (2.55%) Internet of Things
10 9 (2.55%) Mobile App
11 8 (2.27%) Cyber Attack
12 7 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (1.98%) Mainframe
13 5 (1.42%) CESG
13 5 (1.42%) Smart Energy
13 5 (1.42%) Smart Meter
14 4 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.65%) Windows
2 22 (6.23%) Unix
3 20 (5.67%) Linux
4 8 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.42%) Android
6 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.42%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) HPUX
8 1 (0.28%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (25.78%) Cybersecurity
2 70 (19.83%) Risk Management
3 44 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (12.46%) Penetration Testing
4 42 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (9.92%) Data Protection
6 33 (9.35%) SDLC
7 32 (9.07%) Analytics
8 31 (8.78%) Security Operations
9 30 (8.50%) ITIL
10 29 (8.22%) Scrum
11 28 (7.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 27 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (7.65%) Process Improvement
12 27 (7.65%) SIEM
13 25 (7.08%) Data Security
13 25 (7.08%) IT Strategy
13 25 (7.08%) Security Management
13 25 (7.08%) Software Engineering
14 24 (6.80%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.63%) Java
2 26 (7.37%) JavaScript
3 25 (7.08%) C
3 25 (7.08%) Python
4 23 (6.52%) Perl
5 22 (6.23%) SQL
6 20 (5.67%) C#
7 19 (5.38%) Ruby
8 10 (2.83%) PHP
9 6 (1.70%) C++
10 4 (1.13%) VB
10 4 (1.13%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 138 (39.09%) CISSP
2 105 (29.75%) CISM
3 84 (23.80%) CISA
4 82 (23.23%) Degree
5 31 (8.78%) CRISC
6 26 (7.37%) Security Cleared
7 20 (5.67%) Numerate Degree
8 17 (4.82%) SANS
9 15 (4.25%) CISMP
9 15 (4.25%) CompTIA Security+
9 15 (4.25%) GCFA
9 15 (4.25%) Security+ Certification
10 14 (3.97%) GCIH
10 14 (3.97%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (3.68%) CNA
11 13 (3.68%) CNE
11 13 (3.68%) MCSE
11 13 (3.68%) Novell Certification
12 12 (3.40%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (32.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (21.53%) PCI DSS
3 21 (5.95%) GDPR
4 15 (4.25%) SLA
5 14 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (3.12%) COBIT
8 10 (2.83%) ISO 22301
9 5 (1.42%) ISO 9001
9 5 (1.42%) QA
10 4 (1.13%) PMO
11 3 (0.85%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.85%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.28%) COSO
13 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.28%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 34 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (7.37%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.28%) NDS
5 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.12%) FortiGate
2 3 (0.85%) Nessus
3 2 (0.57%) Graphite
3 2 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.57%) Nexpose
3 2 (0.57%) Nmap
3 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.57%) Puppet
3 2 (0.57%) QRadar
3 2 (0.57%) RSA enVision
4 1 (0.28%) Core Impact
4 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.28%) Nagios
4 1 (0.28%) Netcool
Vendors
1 37 (10.48%) VMware
2 23 (6.52%) Oracle
3 17 (4.82%) Cisco
4 13 (3.68%) CheckPoint
5 12 (3.40%) Juniper
6 10 (2.83%) Citrix
7 6 (1.70%) Palo Alto
8 5 (1.42%) ArcSight
8 5 (1.42%) Fortinet
8 5 (1.42%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.13%) IBM
10 3 (0.85%) Chordiant
10 3 (0.85%) McAfee
10 3 (0.85%) Splunk
10 3 (0.85%) Symantec
10 3 (0.85%) Teradata
11 2 (0.57%) Apple
11 2 (0.57%) arcserve
11 2 (0.57%) Intel
11 2 (0.57%) Sophos
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Information Commissioners Office
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 30 days holiday - flexible bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40-£50k + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 30 days holiday and flexible bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £53,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 30 days holiday and flexible bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 30 days holiday + flexible bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexible working, exc pen, bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + exc benefits/ pen/ bonus/ flex work
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £63000 - £85000 per annum + car, flex working, exc pen/ hol
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 12 days ago
Stockport
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 33 days, exc pen, bonus, flex/ben
Posted: 16 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Avecto Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago