Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North West
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 131 142
Rank change year-on-year +33 +11 +51
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 416 282 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.16% 2.37% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 2.67% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 252 247 244
North West median annual salary £52,250 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £33,050 £33,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

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 11801 10572 11705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.75% 88.81% 89.60%
Number of salaries quoted 9406 8866 9614
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 26 September 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 6 months to 26 September 2017. 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 -22 186 £55,000 - 6
Cheshire +53 177 £47,500 -13.64% 4
Lancashire +9 26 £45,000 -14.29%
Merseyside -8 11 £42,500 -29.17% 3
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 153 (36.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 144 (34.62%) CISSP
3 130 (31.25%) Finance
4 126 (30.29%) CISM
5 114 (27.40%) CISA
6 103 (24.76%) Risk Management
7 95 (22.84%) Cybersecurity
8 78 (18.75%) Management Information System
9 72 (17.31%) Degree
10 70 (16.83%) Penetration Testing
11 67 (16.11%) PCI DSS
12 66 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
13 62 (14.90%) Banking
14 60 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (13.94%) Retail
16 55 (13.22%) Project Management
17 48 (11.54%) CRISC
18 47 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
19 46 (11.06%) Data Protection
20 44 (10.58%) Coaching
21 42 (10.10%) Legal
22 39 (9.38%) Law
22 39 (9.38%) ITIL
23 38 (9.13%) Firewall
24 36 (8.65%) Security Management
24 36 (8.65%) Windows
25 35 (8.41%) SQL
25 35 (8.41%) Analytics
26 34 (8.17%) GDPR
26 34 (8.17%) 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 7 (1.68%) SAS
2 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.96%) Confluence
4 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.48%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.24%) CICS
6 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.24%) JBoss
6 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.16%) Magento
2 2 (0.48%) BASE24
3 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.53%) SaaS
2 16 (3.85%) IaaS
3 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.16%) Office 365
5 6 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.20%) Trello
7 3 (0.72%) PaaS
8 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.13%) Firewall
2 26 (6.25%) Network Security
3 24 (5.77%) Internet
4 21 (5.05%) LAN
4 21 (5.05%) WAN
5 17 (4.09%) VPN
6 11 (2.64%) DMZ
6 11 (2.64%) MPLS
6 11 (2.64%) VoIP
7 9 (2.16%) BGP
7 9 (2.16%) EIGRP
7 9 (2.16%) OSPF
7 9 (2.16%) VPLS
7 9 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (1.92%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.68%) DNS
10 4 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.72%) SSH
12 2 (0.48%) IPsec
12 2 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.01%) MySQL
2 23 (5.53%) GIS
3 14 (3.37%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.48%) Big Data
6 2 (0.48%) Maltego
6 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.24%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.24%) DB2
7 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (2.64%) JIRA
2 5 (1.20%) Selenium
3 4 (0.96%) Cucumber
3 4 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.24%) AppScan
5 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.24%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.24%) Hudson
5 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.24%) NUnit
5 1 (0.24%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 130 (31.25%) Finance
2 62 (14.90%) Banking
3 58 (13.94%) Retail
4 42 (10.10%) Legal
5 39 (9.38%) Law
6 29 (6.97%) Investment Banking
7 22 (5.29%) Corporate Banking
7 22 (5.29%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.16%) Military
9 8 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.92%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.68%) Italian Language
10 7 (1.68%) Spanish Language
11 5 (1.20%) Marketing
11 5 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.96%) Billing
13 3 (0.72%) Games
13 3 (0.72%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.48%) Advertising
14 2 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 93 (22.36%) Analyst
2 71 (17.07%) Security Analyst
3 60 (14.42%) Security Manager
4 41 (9.86%) Information Security Manager
5 39 (9.38%) Development Manager
6 38 (9.13%) Information Analyst
6 38 (9.13%) Information Security Analyst
7 36 (8.65%) Information Manager
8 31 (7.45%) Business Development Manager
8 31 (7.45%) Business Manager
9 28 (6.73%) Consultant
10 23 (5.53%) IT Analyst
10 23 (5.53%) IT Manager
10 23 (5.53%) Security Consultant
11 16 (3.85%) Architect
11 16 (3.85%) Developer
11 16 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
11 16 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
12 15 (3.61%) Security Specialist
12 15 (3.61%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.57%) .NET
2 14 (3.37%) Web Services
3 7 (1.68%) CSS
3 7 (1.68%) HTML
4 6 (1.44%) AngularJS
4 6 (1.44%) Middleware
5 5 (1.20%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (0.96%) Django
6 4 (0.96%) Flask
6 4 (0.96%) React
6 4 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.72%) XML
8 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.48%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.24%) Java EE
9 1 (0.24%) jQuery
9 1 (0.24%) RESTful
9 1 (0.24%) Spring
9 1 (0.24%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 66 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.69%) Contactless
4 29 (6.97%) Computer Science
5 24 (5.77%) Mobile App
6 19 (4.57%) iPad
7 17 (4.09%) Data Centre
8 14 (3.37%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (3.37%) Smart Energy
8 14 (3.37%) Smart Meter
8 14 (3.37%) Virtual Team
9 11 (2.64%) User Experience
10 9 (2.16%) Internet of Things
11 8 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.68%) CESG
12 7 (1.68%) PMI
13 6 (1.44%) Cyber Attack
14 5 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (1.20%) PKI
15 4 (0.96%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.65%) Windows
2 19 (4.57%) Unix
3 13 (3.13%) Linux
4 11 (2.64%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.40%) Android
5 10 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.20%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) HPUX
9 1 (0.24%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (24.76%) Risk Management
2 95 (22.84%) Cybersecurity
3 70 (16.83%) Penetration Testing
4 60 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (13.22%) Project Management
6 47 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (11.06%) Data Protection
8 44 (10.58%) Coaching
9 39 (9.38%) ITIL
10 36 (8.65%) Security Management
11 35 (8.41%) Analytics
12 34 (8.17%) Data Security
13 33 (7.93%) Service Management
14 32 (7.69%) Business Development
15 29 (6.97%) Customer Engagement
15 29 (6.97%) IT Strategy
15 29 (6.97%) Process Improvement
16 28 (6.73%) Wealth Management
17 27 (6.49%) Information Security Management
18 25 (6.01%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.41%) SQL
2 18 (4.33%) Java
2 18 (4.33%) Python
3 17 (4.09%) PHP
4 13 (3.13%) C#
4 13 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.64%) C
6 9 (2.16%) PHP 5
6 9 (2.16%) PHP 7
6 9 (2.16%) VB
6 9 (2.16%) VB.NET
7 8 (1.92%) Perl
8 7 (1.68%) C++
9 5 (1.20%) Ruby
10 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.24%) COBOL
11 1 (0.24%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 144 (34.62%) CISSP
2 126 (30.29%) CISM
3 114 (27.40%) CISA
4 72 (17.31%) Degree
5 48 (11.54%) CRISC
6 18 (4.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 16 (3.85%) SANS
8 14 (3.37%) CompTIA Security+
8 14 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (3.37%) Security+ Certification
9 13 (3.13%) CISMP
9 13 (3.13%) CNE
9 13 (3.13%) MCSE
9 13 (3.13%) Novell Certification
10 11 (2.64%) GCFA
10 11 (2.64%) GCIH
10 11 (2.64%) GREM
10 11 (2.64%) Security Cleared
11 9 (2.16%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (36.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (16.11%) PCI DSS
3 34 (8.17%) GDPR
4 19 (4.57%) SLA
5 16 (3.85%) COBIT
5 16 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (3.37%) ISO 22301
6 14 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (2.64%) ISO 9001
8 7 (1.68%) ISO 14001
8 7 (1.68%) QA
9 6 (1.44%) COSO
10 4 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.96%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.72%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.48%) PMO
13 1 (0.24%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 13 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.16%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.24%) NDS
5 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.92%) SCCM
2 7 (1.68%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.48%) Graphite
4 2 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.48%) Puppet
5 1 (0.24%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.24%) Nagios
5 1 (0.24%) Nessus
5 1 (0.24%) Netcool
5 1 (0.24%) SCOM
5 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (3.85%) Cisco
1 16 (3.85%) Juniper
2 13 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.88%) VMware
4 9 (2.16%) CheckPoint
5 8 (1.92%) Google
6 6 (1.44%) Oracle
7 5 (1.20%) Symantec
8 3 (0.72%) Adobe
8 3 (0.72%) Citrix
8 3 (0.72%) McAfee
8 3 (0.72%) Splunk
9 2 (0.48%) arcserve
9 2 (0.48%) HP
9 2 (0.48%) IBM
9 2 (0.48%) Imperva
9 2 (0.48%) NetIQ
9 2 (0.48%) Palantir
9 2 (0.48%) Sophos
10 1 (0.24%) F5