Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 93 104
Rank change year-on-year +47 +11 +36
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 609 429 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.26% 3.26% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.80% 3.58% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 490 241 278
North West median annual salary £54,500 £50,000 £52,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.00% -5.21% +5.50%
10th Percentile £33,950 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +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 10,496 11,985 11,386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.60% 91.07% 91.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8,434 9,524 9,503
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +86 426 £55,000 - 39
Cheshire -41 77 £53,500 +15.68% 12
Merseyside +51 71 £47,500 +46.15% 9
Lancashire +15 30 £36,635 -18.59% 2
Cumbria - 2 £37,000 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 327 (53.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 290 (47.62%) CISSP
3 218 (35.80%) SIEM
4 217 (35.63%) Windows
5 214 (35.14%) Linux
6 208 (34.15%) Management Information System
7 193 (31.69%) Penetration Testing
8 181 (29.72%) Microsoft
9 171 (28.08%) GDPR
10 158 (25.94%) Network Security
11 155 (25.45%) Data Protection
12 154 (25.29%) Finance
13 151 (24.79%) Risk Management
14 143 (23.48%) Degree
15 142 (23.32%) Security Management
16 141 (23.15%) Legal
17 138 (22.66%) Disaster Recovery
18 135 (22.17%) Incident Management
19 132 (21.67%) PCI DSS
20 126 (20.69%) Business Continuity
21 121 (19.87%) Mentoring
22 120 (19.70%) Vulnerability Management
23 119 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
24 114 (18.72%) Due Diligence
25 113 (18.56%) Cybersecurity
26 111 (18.23%) Risk Analysis
27 108 (17.73%) VMware
27 108 (17.73%) CREST Certified
28 102 (16.75%) Cisco
29 98 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (1.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.33%) Apache
2 2 (0.33%) IIS
2 2 (0.33%) JBoss
2 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.33%) nginx
2 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 85 (13.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Relativity
2 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 119 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (3.28%) Office 365
5 5 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (25.94%) Network Security
2 84 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
3 59 (9.69%) Firewall
4 36 (5.91%) Internet
4 36 (5.91%) Intrusion Detection
5 23 (3.78%) LAN
6 20 (3.28%) TCP/IP
6 20 (3.28%) VPN
6 20 (3.28%) WAN
7 14 (2.30%) WLAN
8 12 (1.97%) DNS
9 6 (0.99%) IPsec
9 6 (0.99%) SMTP
9 6 (0.99%) Sourcefire
10 5 (0.82%) SAN
10 5 (0.82%) SNMP
11 4 (0.66%) BGP
11 4 (0.66%) Intranet
11 4 (0.66%) OSPF
11 4 (0.66%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.76%) Big Data
2 7 (1.15%) GIS
3 5 (0.82%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.49%) MySQL
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.16%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.81%) Cucumber
1 11 (1.81%) Selenium
2 4 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.16%) Ant
3 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
General
1 154 (25.29%) Finance
2 141 (23.15%) Legal
3 37 (6.08%) Electronics
4 34 (5.58%) Military
5 21 (3.45%) Banking
6 19 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.96%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.96%) Manufacturing
8 15 (2.46%) Law
9 13 (2.13%) Retail
10 6 (0.99%) Back Office
11 5 (0.82%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 191 (31.36%) Analyst
2 187 (30.71%) Security Analyst
3 151 (24.79%) Security Manager
4 122 (20.03%) Information Security Manager
5 120 (19.70%) Information Manager
6 99 (16.26%) IT Analyst
6 99 (16.26%) IT Security Analyst
7 98 (16.09%) Senior Analyst
7 98 (16.09%) Senior Security Analyst
8 85 (13.96%) Senior IT Security Analyst
9 63 (10.34%) Information Analyst
9 63 (10.34%) Information Security Analyst
10 36 (5.91%) Security Engineer
11 34 (5.58%) Consultant
12 32 (5.25%) Architect
13 27 (4.43%) Security Architect
14 22 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
15 21 (3.45%) DevOps Consultant
16 19 (3.12%) Security Specialist
17 18 (2.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.15%) .NET
2 6 (0.99%) Web Services
3 5 (0.82%) JSON
3 5 (0.82%) SAML
4 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.49%) Middleware
4 3 (0.49%) OAuth
4 3 (0.49%) SOAP
5 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.33%) HTML
5 2 (0.33%) LDAP
5 2 (0.33%) REST
5 2 (0.33%) RESTful
5 2 (0.33%) SPNEGO
5 2 (0.33%) XACML
5 2 (0.33%) XML
6 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.16%) Pyramid
6 1 (0.16%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 208 (34.15%) Management Information System
2 87 (14.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 33 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.78%) CESG
5 22 (3.61%) PKI
6 21 (3.45%) Internet of Things
6 21 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (3.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
9 13 (2.13%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.64%) Smart Meter
12 9 (1.48%) Life Science
13 7 (1.15%) User Experience
14 6 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.82%) Cyberattack
16 4 (0.66%) Public Cloud
16 4 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
16 4 (0.66%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 217 (35.63%) Windows
2 214 (35.14%) Linux
3 12 (1.97%) Unix
3 12 (1.97%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.99%) Solaris
4 6 (0.99%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.66%) AIX
7 2 (0.33%) Android
7 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (35.80%) SIEM
2 193 (31.69%) Penetration Testing
3 155 (25.45%) Data Protection
4 151 (24.79%) Risk Management
5 142 (23.32%) Security Management
6 138 (22.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 135 (22.17%) Incident Management
8 126 (20.69%) Business Continuity
9 121 (19.87%) Mentoring
10 120 (19.70%) Vulnerability Management
11 114 (18.72%) Due Diligence
12 113 (18.56%) Cybersecurity
13 111 (18.23%) Risk Analysis
14 93 (15.27%) Threat Analysis
15 91 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
16 90 (14.78%) OWASP
17 88 (14.45%) Data Loss Prevention
18 86 (14.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 83 (13.63%) Web Development
20 81 (13.30%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (15.27%) SQL
2 37 (6.08%) Python
3 26 (4.27%) Perl
4 23 (3.78%) Java
5 19 (3.12%) C++
6 15 (2.46%) C
7 10 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.15%) C#
9 5 (0.82%) PHP
9 5 (0.82%) Ruby
10 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.66%) Go
11 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.16%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.16%) Scala
13 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 290 (47.62%) CISSP
2 143 (23.48%) Degree
3 108 (17.73%) CREST Certified
4 96 (15.76%) SANS
5 92 (15.11%) Cisco Certification
6 79 (12.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 66 (10.84%) CISM
8 64 (10.51%) CISA
9 30 (4.93%) Security Cleared
10 23 (3.78%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (3.45%) CEH
12 20 (3.28%) DV Cleared
13 16 (2.63%) GIAC
14 13 (2.13%) CCNP
15 12 (1.97%) SC Cleared
16 8 (1.31%) MCSE
16 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
18 6 (0.99%) A+ Certification
18 6 (0.99%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 327 (53.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 171 (28.08%) GDPR
3 132 (21.67%) PCI DSS
4 21 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (2.46%) COBIT
6 13 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (1.81%) SLA
9 9 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 7 (1.15%) ISO 22301
11 6 (0.99%) FISMA
12 5 (0.82%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.66%) QA
14 3 (0.49%) IASME
15 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
16 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 98 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (15.44%) Active Directory
3 26 (4.27%) Docker
4 22 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.99%) Snort
6 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) vCloud
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (3.78%) Terraform
3 22 (3.61%) Puppet
4 5 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.66%) Ansible
5 4 (0.66%) EnCase
5 4 (0.66%) FTK
5 4 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.49%) Nessus
6 3 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.33%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.33%) MOM
7 2 (0.33%) Nagios
8 1 (0.16%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.16%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.16%) QRadar
8 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 181 (29.72%) Microsoft
2 108 (17.73%) VMware
3 102 (16.75%) Cisco
4 18 (2.96%) CheckPoint
5 12 (1.97%) Juniper
6 11 (1.81%) Symantec
7 9 (1.48%) SolarWinds
7 9 (1.48%) Splunk
8 8 (1.31%) Fortinet
9 7 (1.15%) McAfee
10 6 (0.99%) Citrix
10 6 (0.99%) Forcepoint
10 6 (0.99%) Sophos
10 6 (0.99%) Tufin
11 5 (0.82%) AlienVault
11 5 (0.82%) ArcSight
12 4 (0.66%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.66%) Darktrace
12 4 (0.66%) Digital Shadows
12 4 (0.66%) Nuix