Period
to 17 November 2018

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

SANS Institute
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 359 349
Rank change year-on-year +108 -10 +4
Permanent jobs citing SANS 110 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.95% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.33% 0.63% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 101 18 25
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.45% -16.25% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £51,350
90th Percentile £58,750 £67,600 £81,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% - -4.17%

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 2,539 2,859 2,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.81% 21.62% 22.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,968 2,181 2,247
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 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 +98 103 £45,000 -15.09% 2
Cheshire - 7 £56,250 - 2
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 101 (91.82%) Windows
2 100 (90.91%) CISSP
3 96 (87.27%) Information Security
4 94 (85.45%) Network Security
4 94 (85.45%) Linux
5 93 (84.55%) Penetration Testing
6 92 (83.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 92 (83.64%) Microsoft
7 89 (80.91%) CREST Certified
8 88 (80.00%) Threat Analysis
8 88 (80.00%) SIEM
9 87 (79.09%) GDPR
9 87 (79.09%) PCI DSS
10 86 (78.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 86 (78.18%) SQL
11 85 (77.27%) Cisco
11 85 (77.27%) VMware
12 84 (76.36%) Data Protection
12 84 (76.36%) Web Development
12 84 (76.36%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 84 (76.36%) Mentoring
13 83 (75.45%) Business Continuity
13 83 (75.45%) Management Information System
13 83 (75.45%) Wi-Fi
14 82 (74.55%) Finance
14 82 (74.55%) Risk Analysis
15 81 (73.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 81 (73.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 81 (73.64%) Legal
15 81 (73.64%) Vulnerability Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.36%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 81 (73.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 94 (85.45%) Network Security
2 83 (75.45%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (10.00%) Firewall
4 8 (7.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (6.36%) HTTP
5 7 (6.36%) SSL
5 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.45%) Sourcefire
7 3 (2.73%) Wireless
8 2 (1.82%) DKIM
8 2 (1.82%) DMARC
8 2 (1.82%) DMZ
8 2 (1.82%) IPv4
8 2 (1.82%) IPv6
8 2 (1.82%) LAN
8 2 (1.82%) VPN
8 2 (1.82%) WAN
8 2 (1.82%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) Big Data
1 8 (7.27%) Hadoop
2 7 (6.36%) Apache Hive
2 7 (6.36%) MySQL
2 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (6.36%) Bitbucket
1 7 (6.36%) CodeSonar
1 7 (6.36%) Git (software)
1 7 (6.36%) git-flow
1 7 (6.36%) JIRA
1 7 (6.36%) Robot Framework
1 7 (6.36%) Selenium
General
1 82 (74.55%) Finance
2 81 (73.64%) Legal
3 5 (4.55%) Banking
3 5 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 89 (80.91%) Analyst
1 89 (80.91%) Security Analyst
2 87 (79.09%) IT Analyst
2 87 (79.09%) IT Security Analyst
2 87 (79.09%) Senior Analyst
2 87 (79.09%) Senior IT Security Analyst
2 87 (79.09%) Senior Security Analyst
3 8 (7.27%) Security Engineer
4 7 (6.36%) C# Software Engineer
4 7 (6.36%) C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (6.36%) Java Engineer
4 7 (6.36%) Java Software Engineer
4 7 (6.36%) Software Engineer
5 3 (2.73%) Consultant
6 2 (1.82%) CISSP Engineer
6 2 (1.82%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (1.82%) Information Analyst
6 2 (1.82%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (1.82%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (1.82%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) .NET
1 7 (6.36%) .NET Framework
1 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET
1 7 (6.36%) Django
1 7 (6.36%) Java EE
1 7 (6.36%) LAMP
1 7 (6.36%) Node.js
1 7 (6.36%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (6.36%) REST
1 7 (6.36%) SOAP
1 7 (6.36%) Spring MVC
1 7 (6.36%) STL
2 1 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.91%) JSON
2 1 (0.91%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (76.36%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 83 (75.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 101 (91.82%) Windows
2 94 (85.45%) Linux
3 8 (7.27%) Android
3 8 (7.27%) Apple iOS
4 7 (6.36%) Mac OS X
4 7 (6.36%) Unix
5 1 (0.91%) AIX
5 1 (0.91%) CentOS
5 1 (0.91%) HPUX
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.91%) Solaris
5 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (87.27%) Information Security
2 93 (84.55%) Penetration Testing
3 88 (80.00%) SIEM
3 88 (80.00%) Threat Analysis
4 86 (78.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 84 (76.36%) Data Protection
5 84 (76.36%) Mentoring
5 84 (76.36%) Web Development
6 83 (75.45%) Business Continuity
7 82 (74.55%) Risk Analysis
8 81 (73.64%) Due Diligence
8 81 (73.64%) Scenario Testing
8 81 (73.64%) Vulnerability Management
9 51 (46.36%) IT Strategy
10 13 (11.82%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (7.27%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 8 (7.27%) Reverse Engineering
12 7 (6.36%) Kanban
12 7 (6.36%) Multithreading
12 7 (6.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 86 (78.18%) SQL
2 8 (7.27%) JavaScript
2 8 (7.27%) Python
3 7 (6.36%) Bash Shell
3 7 (6.36%) C
3 7 (6.36%) C#
3 7 (6.36%) C++
3 7 (6.36%) Java
3 7 (6.36%) Objective-C
3 7 (6.36%) PHP
3 7 (6.36%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.91%) Perl
Qualifications
1 100 (90.91%) CISSP
2 89 (80.91%) CREST Certified
3 15 (13.64%) GIAC
4 13 (11.82%) CompTIA Security+
5 9 (8.18%) SSCP
6 8 (7.27%) Network+ Certification
6 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
7 7 (6.36%) CCNA
7 7 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.36%) DV Cleared
7 7 (6.36%) Linux+ Certification
7 7 (6.36%) MCSE
7 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (5.45%) CISM
9 4 (3.64%) CISA
10 3 (2.73%) CEH
10 3 (2.73%) GCIA
11 2 (1.82%) OSCP
12 1 (0.91%) CRISC
12 1 (0.91%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (83.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (79.09%) GDPR
2 87 (79.09%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.64%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 81 (73.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.36%) Docker
2 7 (6.36%) vSphere
3 6 (5.45%) Snort
4 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) Puppet
1 7 (6.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 92 (83.64%) Microsoft
2 85 (77.27%) Cisco
2 85 (77.27%) VMware
3 3 (2.73%) Splunk
4 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.82%) Darktrace
5 1 (0.91%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.91%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat