Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North West
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 114 100
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14 +65
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 401 342 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.29% 2.77% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 3.03% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 243 206 226
North West median annual salary £55,000 £53,573 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% -2.60% +15.79%
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,125 £85,000
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 11,189 11,291 9,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.89% 91.46% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 8,968 9,343 8,350
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £23,975
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Cheshire +5 165 £63,000 +14.55% 13
Manchester -5 162 £55,000 - 26
Lancashire +30 29 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Merseyside +14 28 £50,000 - 11
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 144 (35.91%) Finance
2 125 (31.17%) Risk Management
3 116 (28.93%) CISSP
4 106 (26.43%) Management Information System
5 102 (25.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 99 (24.69%) Banking
7 97 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
8 88 (21.95%) Degree
9 84 (20.95%) Investment Banking
9 84 (20.95%) Wealth Management
10 72 (17.96%) Law
11 68 (16.96%) Java
12 67 (16.71%) Continuous Integration
13 66 (16.46%) CISM
14 65 (16.21%) Windows
15 61 (15.21%) .NET
16 57 (14.21%) Cybersecurity
17 54 (13.47%) Software Engineering
18 52 (12.97%) Continuous Improvement
19 51 (12.72%) Scrum
20 49 (12.22%) SOLID
21 47 (11.72%) SDLC
22 46 (11.47%) Test Automation
23 45 (11.22%) Penetration Testing
23 45 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
24 44 (10.97%) C#
25 43 (10.72%) SQL
25 43 (10.72%) CISA
26 42 (10.47%) Middleware
26 42 (10.47%) Data Protection

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 17 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.74%) Sitefinity
3 12 (2.99%) Confluence
4 9 (2.24%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.25%) Apache
5 5 (1.25%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.00%) JBoss
6 4 (1.00%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.50%) CICS
7 2 (0.50%) CMS
7 2 (0.50%) IIS
7 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.50%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 12 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.99%) Office 365
2 18 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.74%) SaaS
5 10 (2.49%) IaaS
6 9 (2.24%) GitHub
7 8 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.75%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.75%) NuGet
9 3 (0.75%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.75%) PaaS
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.25%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.48%) Network Security
2 16 (3.99%) Firewall
3 14 (3.49%) VPN
4 12 (2.99%) LAN
5 11 (2.74%) Internet
5 11 (2.74%) WAN
6 9 (2.24%) Wireless
7 7 (1.75%) SSL
7 7 (1.75%) WLAN
8 6 (1.50%) PPP
9 4 (1.00%) Intranet
9 4 (1.00%) Skype
9 4 (1.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.75%) Sourcefire
11 2 (0.50%) DMZ
11 2 (0.50%) SAN
11 2 (0.50%) VLAN
11 2 (0.50%) VoIP
11 2 (0.50%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.24%) Big Data
2 15 (3.74%) GIS
3 13 (3.24%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.49%) MySQL
6 5 (1.25%) DB2
6 5 (1.25%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.25%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.25%) QlikView
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (9.98%) JIRA
2 36 (8.98%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (7.73%) Jenkins
4 30 (7.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 27 (6.73%) MSBuild
6 9 (2.24%) Bitbucket
6 9 (2.24%) CA Release Automation
7 6 (1.50%) Gradle
7 6 (1.50%) Maven
8 5 (1.25%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.25%) JUnit
8 5 (1.25%) Selenium
8 5 (1.25%) Spock
9 4 (1.00%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.75%) Bower
10 3 (0.75%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.75%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 144 (35.91%) Finance
2 99 (24.69%) Banking
3 84 (20.95%) Investment Banking
4 72 (17.96%) Law
5 37 (9.23%) Retail
6 36 (8.98%) Retail Banking
7 33 (8.23%) Legal
8 22 (5.49%) Military
9 9 (2.24%) Marketing
10 6 (1.50%) Front Office
10 6 (1.50%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.25%) Publishing
12 3 (0.75%) Back Office
13 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 61 (15.21%) Analyst
2 55 (13.72%) Security Manager
3 45 (11.22%) Software Engineer
4 36 (8.98%) Information Manager
4 36 (8.98%) Information Security Manager
5 33 (8.23%) Security Analyst
6 30 (7.48%) Developer
7 28 (6.98%) Architect
8 23 (5.74%) Security Engineer
9 22 (5.49%) Security Architect
10 20 (4.99%) .NET Software Engineer
11 17 (4.24%) Head of Security
11 17 (4.24%) Security Officer
12 16 (3.99%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
12 16 (3.99%) Information Security Officer
12 16 (3.99%) IT Manager
13 14 (3.49%) Penetration Tester
13 14 (3.49%) Tester
14 12 (2.99%) Security Specialist
14 12 (2.99%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (15.21%) .NET
2 42 (10.47%) Middleware
3 40 (9.98%) RESTful
3 40 (9.98%) Web Services
4 27 (6.73%) .NET Framework
4 27 (6.73%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (2.99%) Castle Windsor
6 11 (2.74%) HTML
7 6 (1.50%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.50%) CSS
7 6 (1.50%) Spring
7 6 (1.50%) XML
8 5 (1.25%) GraphQL
8 5 (1.25%) JMS
8 5 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.25%) Spring Boot
8 5 (1.25%) Spring Integration
9 4 (1.00%) jQuery
9 4 (1.00%) React
10 3 (0.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 106 (26.43%) Management Information System
2 45 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.99%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.24%) Smart Energy
6 12 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (2.99%) Smart Meter
7 9 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (2.00%) PKI
9 7 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.50%) NHS
11 5 (1.25%) CESG
11 5 (1.25%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.25%) Life Science
11 5 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (1.00%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.00%) Fintech
12 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.21%) Windows
2 37 (9.23%) Linux
3 28 (6.98%) Unix
4 13 (3.24%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.75%) AIX
5 7 (1.75%) Android
5 7 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.75%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.75%) Solaris
9 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (31.17%) Risk Management
2 97 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (20.95%) Wealth Management
4 67 (16.71%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (14.21%) Cybersecurity
6 54 (13.47%) Software Engineering
7 52 (12.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 51 (12.72%) Scrum
9 49 (12.22%) SOLID
10 47 (11.72%) SDLC
11 46 (11.47%) Test Automation
12 45 (11.22%) Penetration Testing
13 42 (10.47%) Data Protection
13 42 (10.47%) SIEM
14 34 (8.48%) Disaster Recovery
14 34 (8.48%) Security Management
15 33 (8.23%) Business Continuity
15 33 (8.23%) ITIL
16 32 (7.98%) Information Security Management
16 32 (7.98%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 68 (16.96%) Java
2 44 (10.97%) C#
3 43 (10.72%) SQL
4 29 (7.23%) T-SQL
5 27 (6.73%) C
6 26 (6.48%) VB.NET
7 21 (5.24%) Python
8 20 (4.99%) Perl
9 14 (3.49%) VB
10 13 (3.24%) JavaScript
11 8 (2.00%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.75%) C++
13 6 (1.50%) PHP
14 5 (1.25%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.75%) Ruby
16 2 (0.50%) Korn
16 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.50%) Scala
17 1 (0.25%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 116 (28.93%) CISSP
2 88 (21.95%) Degree
3 66 (16.46%) CISM
4 43 (10.72%) CISA
5 32 (7.98%) Security Cleared
6 24 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (4.99%) DV Cleared
8 16 (3.99%) CREST Certified
8 16 (3.99%) Numerate Degree
9 15 (3.74%) OSCP
9 15 (3.74%) SANS
10 13 (3.24%) CCNP
10 13 (3.24%) CRISC
11 12 (2.99%) CCNA
11 12 (2.99%) CSSLP
12 8 (2.00%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.75%) SSCP
14 6 (1.50%) CCDP
14 6 (1.50%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (25.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (10.22%) PCI DSS
3 36 (8.98%) GDPR
4 17 (4.24%) ISO 9001
4 17 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 14 (3.49%) COBIT
6 9 (2.24%) SLA
7 7 (1.75%) ISO 22301
8 6 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (1.25%) IASME
9 5 (1.25%) QA
10 4 (1.00%) PSD2
11 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.50%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.24%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.49%) Docker
5 2 (0.50%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.25%) Snort
6 1 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (2.00%) SCCM
2 6 (1.50%) BladeLogic
3 4 (1.00%) CA Wily
4 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.75%) Nagios
4 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.50%) Ansible
5 2 (0.50%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.50%) Puppet
5 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.50%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.25%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.25%) Nessus
6 1 (0.25%) Rancher
6 1 (0.25%) SCOM
6 1 (0.25%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 29 (7.23%) Xamarin
2 27 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.49%) VMware
4 14 (3.49%) IBM
5 13 (3.24%) Cisco
6 11 (2.74%) Forcepoint
6 11 (2.74%) Oracle
7 10 (2.49%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.75%) Juniper
8 7 (1.75%) Symantec
9 6 (1.50%) Fortinet
9 6 (1.50%) HP
9 6 (1.50%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.50%) Tufin
10 5 (1.25%) CA
10 5 (1.25%) Lumension
10 5 (1.25%) Splunk
11 4 (1.00%) Capita
11 4 (1.00%) Citrix
12 3 (0.75%) Google