Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 340 334
Rank change year-on-year +60 -6 +26
Permanent jobs citing SANS 72 22 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 0.76% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 65 19 24
North West median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -14.29% +6.52%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,250 £51,500
90th Percentile £64,000 £79,500 £81,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -4.35%

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 2,484 2,887 2,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.95% 22.01% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,888 2,211 2,267
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,001 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +0.00% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +69 68 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Cheshire +8 4 £52,500 -12.50% 1
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 63 (87.50%) Windows
1 63 (87.50%) CISSP
2 61 (84.72%) Penetration Testing
3 59 (81.94%) Linux
4 54 (75.00%) Microsoft
5 53 (73.61%) Information Security
6 51 (70.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 51 (70.83%) Network Security
7 49 (68.06%) CREST Certified
8 47 (65.28%) SIEM
8 47 (65.28%) SQL
9 46 (63.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 46 (63.89%) PCI DSS
10 45 (62.50%) Mentoring
10 45 (62.50%) Threat Analysis
10 45 (62.50%) GDPR
11 44 (61.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 44 (61.11%) Business Continuity
11 44 (61.11%) VMware
11 44 (61.11%) Web Development
11 44 (61.11%) Management Information System
11 44 (61.11%) Wi-Fi
11 44 (61.11%) Cisco
12 43 (59.72%) Finance
12 43 (59.72%) Data Protection
13 42 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 42 (58.33%) Risk Analysis
13 42 (58.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 42 (58.33%) Legal
13 42 (58.33%) Scenario Testing

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 10 (13.89%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 42 (58.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (70.83%) Network Security
2 44 (61.11%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (19.44%) Firewall
4 10 (13.89%) HTTP
4 10 (13.89%) SSL
4 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.94%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.17%) Sourcefire
6 3 (4.17%) Wireless
7 2 (2.78%) DKIM
7 2 (2.78%) DMARC
7 2 (2.78%) DMZ
7 2 (2.78%) IPv4
7 2 (2.78%) IPv6
7 2 (2.78%) LAN
7 2 (2.78%) VPN
7 2 (2.78%) WAN
7 2 (2.78%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) Big Data
1 11 (15.28%) Hadoop
2 10 (13.89%) Apache Hive
2 10 (13.89%) MySQL
2 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (13.89%) Bitbucket
1 10 (13.89%) CodeSonar
1 10 (13.89%) Git (software)
1 10 (13.89%) git-flow
1 10 (13.89%) JIRA
1 10 (13.89%) Robot Framework
1 10 (13.89%) Selenium
2 2 (2.78%) AppScan
2 2 (2.78%) Burp Suite
2 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (59.72%) Finance
2 42 (58.33%) Legal
3 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (65.28%) Analyst
1 47 (65.28%) Security Analyst
2 45 (62.50%) IT Analyst
2 45 (62.50%) IT Security Analyst
2 45 (62.50%) Senior Analyst
2 45 (62.50%) Senior IT Security Analyst
2 45 (62.50%) Senior Security Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) C# Software Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Java Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Java Software Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Software Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (5.56%) Tester
6 2 (2.78%) Consultant
6 2 (2.78%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) Information Analyst
6 2 (2.78%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (2.78%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) .NET
1 12 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 10 (13.89%) .NET Framework
2 10 (13.89%) Django
2 10 (13.89%) Java EE
2 10 (13.89%) LAMP
2 10 (13.89%) Node.js
2 10 (13.89%) RabbitMQ
2 10 (13.89%) REST
2 10 (13.89%) SOAP
2 10 (13.89%) Spring MVC
2 10 (13.89%) STL
3 3 (4.17%) JSON
3 3 (4.17%) XML
4 2 (2.78%) Ajax
4 2 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.39%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 44 (61.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 44 (61.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (87.50%) Windows
2 59 (81.94%) Linux
3 13 (18.06%) Android
3 13 (18.06%) Apple iOS
4 10 (13.89%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.56%) Unix
6 1 (1.39%) AIX
6 1 (1.39%) CentOS
6 1 (1.39%) HPUX
6 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.39%) Solaris
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (84.72%) Penetration Testing
2 53 (73.61%) Information Security
3 47 (65.28%) SIEM
4 46 (63.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 45 (62.50%) Mentoring
5 45 (62.50%) Threat Analysis
6 44 (61.11%) Business Continuity
6 44 (61.11%) Web Development
7 43 (59.72%) Data Protection
8 42 (58.33%) Due Diligence
8 42 (58.33%) Risk Analysis
8 42 (58.33%) Scenario Testing
8 42 (58.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 28 (38.89%) IT Strategy
10 17 (23.61%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (18.06%) Ethical Hacking
12 11 (15.28%) Reverse Engineering
13 10 (13.89%) API Design
13 10 (13.89%) Test Automation
13 10 (13.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 47 (65.28%) SQL
2 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
2 13 (18.06%) Python
3 12 (16.67%) Java
3 12 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 12 (16.67%) PHP
4 10 (13.89%) Bash Shell
4 10 (13.89%) C
4 10 (13.89%) C#
4 10 (13.89%) C++
4 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.17%) Perl
6 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (87.50%) CISSP
2 49 (68.06%) CREST Certified
3 14 (19.44%) CompTIA Security+
3 14 (19.44%) GIAC
4 12 (16.67%) SSCP
5 11 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
6 10 (13.89%) CCNA
6 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
6 10 (13.89%) Linux+ Certification
6 10 (13.89%) MCSE
6 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (13.89%) Network+ Certification
7 8 (11.11%) CISM
8 4 (5.56%) OSCP
9 3 (4.17%) CISA
9 3 (4.17%) CSSLP
9 3 (4.17%) GCIA
9 3 (4.17%) OSCE
10 2 (2.78%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (70.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (63.89%) PCI DSS
3 45 (62.50%) GDPR
4 3 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (4.17%) HIPAA
System Software
1 42 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (13.89%) Docker
2 10 (13.89%) vSphere
3 3 (4.17%) Snort
4 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) Puppet
1 10 (13.89%) Salt
2 2 (2.78%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 54 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (61.11%) Cisco
2 44 (61.11%) VMware
3 3 (4.17%) Splunk
3 3 (4.17%) Veracode
4 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.78%) Darktrace
4 2 (2.78%) HP
4 2 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.39%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat