Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SANS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > North West
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 331 355
Rank change year-on-year +120 +24 -14
Permanent jobs citing SANS 137 37 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.32% 0.29% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.77% 1.42% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 131 30 8
North West median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +4.76% -31.15%
10th Percentile £42,500 £44,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,025 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% -4.00%

SANS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,376 2,599 2,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.96% 20.25% 22.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,913 1,966 2,152
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,188 £24,275
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SANS in the North West

SANS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for SANS in the North West

SANS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SANS in the North West over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Salary histogram for SANS in the North West

SANS
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 SANS within the North West region over the 6 months to 15 February 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 +102 112 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Cheshire +53 25 £58,750 +6.82% 1
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT jobs citing SANS 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 SANS.

1 132 (96.35%) Information Security
2 130 (94.89%) Network Security
3 129 (94.16%) Windows
4 126 (91.97%) Threat Analysis
5 114 (83.21%) CISSP
6 108 (78.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 106 (77.37%) SIEM
8 105 (76.64%) CREST Certified
8 105 (76.64%) Penetration Testing
9 104 (75.91%) PCI DSS
9 104 (75.91%) GDPR
10 103 (75.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 103 (75.18%) VMware
10 103 (75.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 103 (75.18%) Linux
10 103 (75.18%) Data Protection
11 102 (74.45%) SQL
11 102 (74.45%) Cisco
11 102 (74.45%) Microsoft
11 102 (74.45%) Management Information System
12 101 (73.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 101 (73.72%) Web Development
12 101 (73.72%) Risk Analysis
12 101 (73.72%) Mentoring
13 100 (72.99%) Vulnerability Management
13 100 (72.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 100 (72.99%) Wi-Fi
13 100 (72.99%) Finance
13 100 (72.99%) Legal
13 100 (72.99%) Business Continuity

SANS
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:

Applications
1 100 (72.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 130 (94.89%) Network Security
2 100 (72.99%) Wi-Fi
3 26 (18.98%) Intrusion Detection
4 25 (18.25%) Sourcefire
5 3 (2.19%) Firewall
6 1 (0.73%) DKIM
6 1 (0.73%) DMARC
6 1 (0.73%) DMZ
6 1 (0.73%) IPv4
6 1 (0.73%) IPv6
6 1 (0.73%) LAN
6 1 (0.73%) VPN
6 1 (0.73%) WAN
6 1 (0.73%) Wireless
6 1 (0.73%) Wireless Security
General
1 100 (72.99%) Finance
1 100 (72.99%) Legal
2 5 (3.65%) Banking
2 5 (3.65%) Investment Banking
2 5 (3.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 107 (78.10%) Analyst
1 107 (78.10%) Security Analyst
2 104 (75.91%) IT Analyst
2 104 (75.91%) IT Security Analyst
2 104 (75.91%) Senior Analyst
2 104 (75.91%) Senior IT Security Analyst
2 104 (75.91%) Senior Security Analyst
3 24 (17.52%) Security Engineer
4 15 (10.95%) Malware Engineer
5 10 (7.30%) Sourcefire Engineer
6 9 (6.57%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (4.38%) Architect
7 6 (4.38%) Security Architect
8 5 (3.65%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Network Security Architect
9 4 (2.92%) Network Engineer
10 2 (1.46%) Consultant
10 2 (1.46%) Information Analyst
10 2 (1.46%) Information Security Analyst
11 1 (0.73%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.73%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 103 (75.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 102 (74.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 129 (94.16%) Windows
2 103 (75.18%) Linux
3 25 (18.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (96.35%) Information Security
2 126 (91.97%) Threat Analysis
3 106 (77.37%) SIEM
4 105 (76.64%) Penetration Testing
5 103 (75.18%) Data Protection
5 103 (75.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 101 (73.72%) Mentoring
6 101 (73.72%) Risk Analysis
6 101 (73.72%) Web Development
7 100 (72.99%) Business Continuity
7 100 (72.99%) Due Diligence
7 100 (72.99%) Scenario Testing
7 100 (72.99%) Vulnerability Management
8 65 (47.45%) IT Strategy
9 27 (19.71%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 25 (18.25%) Anomaly Detection
10 25 (18.25%) Attack Monitoring
11 20 (14.60%) Internal Audit
11 20 (14.60%) Network Design
12 7 (5.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (74.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (83.21%) CISSP
2 105 (76.64%) CREST Certified
3 27 (19.71%) GIAC
4 6 (4.38%) CISM
5 5 (3.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 5 (3.65%) CCSP
5 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.65%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (2.19%) CEH
6 3 (2.19%) CISA
7 1 (0.73%) CCSAS
7 1 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.73%) CRISC
7 1 (0.73%) GCIA
7 1 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.73%) OSCE
7 1 (0.73%) OSCP
7 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.73%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (78.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 104 (75.91%) GDPR
2 104 (75.91%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.92%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 101 (73.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (18.25%) Snort
3 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.73%) VMware NSX
Vendors
1 103 (75.18%) VMware
2 102 (74.45%) Cisco
2 102 (74.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.73%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.73%) Darktrace
3 1 (0.73%) Splunk