Period
to 20 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for NCSC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NCSC over the 6 months to 20 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 320 345 -
Rank change year-on-year +25 - -
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 10 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.095% 0.13% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.69% 0.94% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 0
North West median annual salary £74,327 £60,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.88% - -
England median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +46.34% -

NCSC is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,456 1,600 1,550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.87% 13.43% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 962 1,243 1,099
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,102 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing NCSC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in the North West

NCSC
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NCSC in the North West.

Salary trend for NCSC in the North West

NCSC
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NCSC in the North West over the 6 months to 20 September 2019.

Salary histogram for NCSC in the North West

NCSC
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 NCSC within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 September 2019. 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 +18 10 £74,327 +23.88%
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2019, IT jobs citing NCSC 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 NCSC.

1 10 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (90.00%) CISSP
2 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 9 (90.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 8 (80.00%) NIST
3 8 (80.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 8 (80.00%) CISM
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (80.00%) COBIT
3 8 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (70.00%) Security Architecture
4 7 (70.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (60.00%) Information Security Management
5 6 (60.00%) Security Management
5 6 (60.00%) CISA
6 5 (50.00%) CREST Certified
6 5 (50.00%) Sparx
6 5 (50.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 5 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
6 5 (50.00%) UML
7 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (30.00%) CEH
9 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (20.00%) Retail
9 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
9 2 (20.00%) Cryptography
9 2 (20.00%) CESG
9 2 (20.00%) Finance
9 2 (20.00%) Process Management

NCSC
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:

Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Azure
1 2 (20.00%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) FTP
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
1 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (20.00%) SMTP
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Head of Design
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Auditor
3 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Security
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) OAuth
1 2 (20.00%) OpenID
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) SAML
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) CESG
2 2 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (20.00%) Smart Energy
2 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (10.00%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (10.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 1 (10.00%) Cyberattack
3 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 8 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (70.00%) Security Architecture
4 6 (60.00%) Information Security Management
4 6 (60.00%) Security Management
5 5 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
5 5 (50.00%) UML
6 2 (20.00%) Cryptography
6 2 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
6 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (20.00%) Process Management
6 2 (20.00%) SABSA
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) SIEM
6 2 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (20.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 9 (90.00%) CISSP
2 8 (80.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (80.00%) CISM
3 6 (60.00%) CISA
4 5 (50.00%) CREST Certified
5 3 (30.00%) CEH
6 2 (20.00%) CCSP
6 2 (20.00%) CRISC
6 2 (20.00%) ISSAP
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (80.00%) COBIT
2 8 (80.00%) NIST
3 7 (70.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (20.00%) GDPR
4 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Sparx
2 2 (20.00%) Google