Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 92 107
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15 +31
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 396 391 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.10% 3.20% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 3.53% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 188 260 223
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £34,219 £31,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £77,875 £67,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 11,634 11,066 10,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.95% 90.48% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 9,301 9,222 8,865
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +6 198 £53,500 -2.73% 14
Manchester -40 148 £57,500 +17.95% 38
Merseyside +12 17 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Lancashire +9 15 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 161 (40.66%) Finance
2 154 (38.89%) Risk Management
3 122 (30.81%) Banking
3 122 (30.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 121 (30.56%) CISSP
5 115 (29.04%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (28.03%) Investment Banking
6 111 (28.03%) Wealth Management
7 93 (23.48%) Law
8 89 (22.47%) CISM
9 78 (19.70%) Degree
10 77 (19.44%) Management Information System
11 64 (16.16%) CISA
12 62 (15.66%) Project Management
12 62 (15.66%) Java
13 60 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 57 (14.39%) Scrum
15 54 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
16 49 (12.37%) PCI DSS
16 49 (12.37%) ITIL
17 48 (12.12%) Windows
18 47 (11.87%) SQL
19 44 (11.11%) Service Management
19 44 (11.11%) Data Protection
19 44 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
20 43 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (10.35%) .NET
22 40 (10.10%) SDLC
22 40 (10.10%) Continuous Improvement
23 39 (9.85%) Data 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 14 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.28%) Confluence
3 11 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.77%) JBoss
4 7 (1.77%) SAS
5 6 (1.52%) Apache
6 5 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.76%) CICS
7 3 (0.76%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.51%) IIS
8 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.51%) Tuxedo
8 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (4.80%) Office 365
2 14 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.27%) OneDrive
3 9 (2.27%) SaaS
4 8 (2.02%) IaaS
5 6 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.26%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.26%) PaaS
7 3 (0.76%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.76%) GitHub
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.84%) Network Security
2 20 (5.05%) Firewall
3 14 (3.54%) LAN
4 13 (3.28%) WAN
5 11 (2.78%) Internet
5 11 (2.78%) VPN
6 9 (2.27%) Wireless
7 8 (2.02%) DMZ
8 7 (1.77%) MPLS
8 7 (1.77%) SSL
8 7 (1.77%) VoIP
8 7 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.52%) BGP
9 6 (1.52%) EIGRP
9 6 (1.52%) OSPF
9 6 (1.52%) PPP
9 6 (1.52%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.52%) VPLS
10 3 (0.76%) SAN
10 3 (0.76%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.79%) MySQL
2 12 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.53%) GIS
5 8 (2.02%) DB2
5 8 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.01%) Big Data
7 4 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.01%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.51%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.51%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 31 (7.83%) JIRA
2 21 (5.30%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (4.29%) Jenkins
5 13 (3.28%) Cucumber
5 13 (3.28%) Selenium
6 12 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (2.78%) MSBuild
8 7 (1.77%) Gradle
9 5 (1.26%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.26%) Maven
10 3 (0.76%) JUnit
10 3 (0.76%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.76%) Spock
11 2 (0.51%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.51%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.51%) Subversion
11 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 161 (40.66%) Finance
2 122 (30.81%) Banking
3 111 (28.03%) Investment Banking
4 93 (23.48%) Law
5 39 (9.85%) Retail
6 30 (7.58%) Legal
6 30 (7.58%) Retail Banking
7 20 (5.05%) Military
8 12 (3.03%) Front Office
9 7 (1.77%) Marketing
10 5 (1.26%) Italian Language
10 5 (1.26%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.01%) Games
11 4 (1.01%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 76 (19.19%) Analyst
2 53 (13.38%) Security Manager
3 38 (9.60%) Information Manager
3 38 (9.60%) Information Security Manager
4 29 (7.32%) Security Analyst
5 25 (6.31%) Business Analyst
6 23 (5.81%) Architect
7 22 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 20 (5.05%) Security Officer
9 19 (4.80%) Information Security Officer
9 19 (4.80%) Security Architect
10 18 (4.55%) Information Analyst
10 18 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
11 17 (4.29%) Software Engineer
12 16 (4.04%) Developer
12 16 (4.04%) IT Manager
12 16 (4.04%) Tester
13 14 (3.54%) Penetration Tester
13 14 (3.54%) Security Specialist
13 14 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.35%) .NET
2 29 (7.32%) Middleware
3 26 (6.57%) Web Services
4 20 (5.05%) RESTful
5 18 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 11 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (2.02%) Castle Windsor
7 8 (2.02%) jQuery
8 7 (1.77%) CSS
8 7 (1.77%) HTML
8 7 (1.77%) XML
9 6 (1.52%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.52%) REST
10 5 (1.26%) JMS
10 5 (1.26%) Spring
11 4 (1.01%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.01%) JSON
11 4 (1.01%) SOAP
12 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 43 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.81%) PMI
4 14 (3.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (3.03%) User Experience
6 8 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.02%) Smart Meter
7 7 (1.77%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.77%) NHS
7 7 (1.77%) PKI
8 6 (1.52%) CESG
8 6 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.52%) Fintech
8 6 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.52%) Smart Energy
9 5 (1.26%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.12%) Windows
2 37 (9.34%) Linux
3 32 (8.08%) Unix
4 14 (3.54%) Android
5 13 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.27%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.77%) AIX
7 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.76%) Solaris
9 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (38.89%) Risk Management
2 115 (29.04%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (28.03%) Wealth Management
4 62 (15.66%) Project Management
5 60 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 57 (14.39%) Scrum
7 54 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
8 49 (12.37%) ITIL
9 44 (11.11%) Data Protection
9 44 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
9 44 (11.11%) Service Management
10 40 (10.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 40 (10.10%) SDLC
11 39 (9.85%) Data Security
11 39 (9.85%) Test Automation
12 36 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (8.84%) Time Management
14 33 (8.33%) Waterfall
15 31 (7.83%) Business Continuity
15 31 (7.83%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 62 (15.66%) Java
2 47 (11.87%) SQL
3 34 (8.59%) C#
4 27 (6.82%) C
5 18 (4.55%) Perl
5 18 (4.55%) Python
6 16 (4.04%) VB
7 15 (3.79%) VB.NET
8 14 (3.54%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.28%) JavaScript
10 12 (3.03%) C++
11 7 (1.77%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.77%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.52%) PHP
12 6 (1.52%) Ruby
13 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.76%) GraphQL
14 2 (0.51%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.51%) COBOL
14 2 (0.51%) Korn
Qualifications
1 121 (30.56%) CISSP
2 89 (22.47%) CISM
3 78 (19.70%) Degree
4 64 (16.16%) CISA
5 32 (8.08%) CRISC
6 28 (7.07%) Security Cleared
7 25 (6.31%) PMI Certification
8 20 (5.05%) Numerate Degree
9 19 (4.80%) SANS
10 18 (4.55%) CREST Certified
10 18 (4.55%) DV Cleared
11 13 (3.28%) OSCP
12 11 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (2.78%) PMP
13 9 (2.27%) CCNA
14 8 (2.02%) APMG
14 8 (2.02%) SSCP
15 7 (1.77%) SC Cleared
16 5 (1.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 4 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (30.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (12.37%) PCI DSS
3 38 (9.60%) GDPR
4 17 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (3.03%) SLA
6 10 (2.53%) COBIT
6 10 (2.53%) QA
7 8 (2.02%) PMBOK
8 6 (1.52%) ISO 22301
8 6 (1.52%) ISO 9001
8 6 (1.52%) PSD2
9 4 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.76%) COSO
11 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.51%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.51%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.25%) GPG13
12 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 20 (5.05%) Hyper-V
2 16 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.53%) Docker
5 4 (1.01%) Snort
6 2 (0.51%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (2.78%) SCCM
2 9 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.77%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.26%) CA Wily
5 4 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.01%) SCOM
5 4 (1.01%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 3 (0.76%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.76%) Nagios
6 3 (0.76%) Netcool
6 3 (0.76%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.51%) Ansible
7 2 (0.51%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.51%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.51%) Puppet
7 2 (0.51%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Rancher
8 1 (0.25%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 23 (5.81%) VMware
2 21 (5.30%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.55%) Oracle
4 13 (3.28%) IBM
4 13 (3.28%) Xamarin
5 12 (3.03%) Cisco
6 11 (2.78%) Google
7 7 (1.77%) Juniper
7 7 (1.77%) Splunk
8 6 (1.52%) CA
8 6 (1.52%) Capita
9 5 (1.26%) McAfee
9 5 (1.26%) Siebel
10 4 (1.01%) HP
10 4 (1.01%) OpenText
10 4 (1.01%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.01%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.01%) Sourcefire
10 4 (1.01%) Tableau
10 4 (1.01%) Trend Micro