The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 135 191 189
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -2
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2158 1740 1548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.17% 1.59% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.93% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1664 1302 1115
Average salary £55,000 £50,250 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.45% -6.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Information Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
83174 89930 81696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.46% 82.01% 80.22%
Number of salaries quoted 68342 73659 67938
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Information Security
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the England region.

Information Security Salary Trend in England

Information Security
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in England

Information Security
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +87 1044 £62,500 +4.16% 110
South East -4 396 £53,000 +8.71% 49
Yorkshire -3 136 £41,500 -4.59% 23
South West +16 129 £50,000 +5.26% 17
East of England +9 120 £46,250 -7.50% 18
North West +34 114 £50,000 +5.26% 35
West Midlands +15 99 £55,000 +22.22% 24
East Midlands +8 69 £45,000 +23.28% 14
North East +2 6 £40,000 -42.85% 1
Midlands -2 1 £67,500 +42.10% 2
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 1416 (35.08%) CISSP
2 1307 (32.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1150 (28.49%) Finance
4 1018 (25.22%) Management Information System
5 803 (19.89%) Firewall
6 800 (19.82%) Risk Management
7 782 (19.37%) CISM
8 773 (19.15%) Degree
9 765 (18.95%) ITIL
10 760 (18.83%) PCI DSS
11 734 (18.18%) Windows
12 607 (15.04%) Security Management
13 598 (14.81%) Cyber Security
14 499 (12.36%) CISA
15 462 (11.44%) Security Cleared
16 434 (10.75%) Microsoft
17 427 (10.58%) Penetration Testing
18 403 (9.98%) Information Security Management
19 396 (9.81%) Security Architecture
20 394 (9.76%) Linux
21 384 (9.51%) Data Protection
22 379 (9.39%) Network Security
23 364 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
24 356 (8.82%) SIEM
25 346 (8.57%) Project Management
26 338 (8.37%) Cisco
27 331 (8.20%) Active Directory
28 328 (8.12%) Business Continuity
29 324 (8.03%) Banking
30 322 (7.98%) SQL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 126 (3.12%) MS Exchange
2 85 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 81 (2.01%) IIS
4 31 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (0.62%) Node.js
7 22 (0.54%) Lync
7 22 (0.54%) Apache
8 21 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.35%) JBoss
11 12 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (0.30%) CMS
12 11 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.25%) SAS
14 9 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 225 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 111 (2.75%) MS Office
3 36 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.35%) MS Project
5 13 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.22%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.099%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.074%) SPSS
8 3 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.050%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 16 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.099%) MIS ActiveH
3 4 (0.099%) Agresso
4 3 (0.074%) assyst
4 3 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.050%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.050%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.050%) Summit
5 2 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.025%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.025%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.025%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 1 (0.025%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.025%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.025%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.025%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.025%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 73 (1.81%) SaaS
2 39 (0.97%) Office 365
3 29 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (0.69%) IaaS
5 26 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (0.59%) PaaS
7 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.099%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.099%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.099%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.099%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.099%) Route 53
10 3 (0.074%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.025%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 803 (19.89%) Firewall
2 379 (9.39%) Network Security
3 259 (6.42%) TCP/IP
4 200 (4.95%) Internet
5 185 (4.58%) LAN
6 180 (4.46%) WAN
7 174 (4.31%) Intrusion Detection
8 160 (3.96%) Wireless
9 154 (3.81%) VPN
10 144 (3.57%) DNS
11 93 (2.30%) DHCP
11 93 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
12 91 (2.25%) SAN
13 53 (1.31%) LDAP
14 48 (1.19%) MPLS
15 45 (1.11%) SSL
16 44 (1.09%) VoIP
17 41 (1.02%) HTTP
18 35 (0.87%) BGP
18 35 (0.87%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 86 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 78 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 69 (1.71%) RDBMS
4 69 (1.71%) Big Data
5 44 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 44 (1.09%) MySQL
6 38 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (0.69%) Data Mining
8 27 (0.67%) DB2
8 27 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (0.64%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.37%) Data Mart
10 15 (0.37%) Hadoop
11 14 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
11 14 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (0.32%) Oracle OWB
13 12 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (0.50%) Metasploit
2 19 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (0.32%) ClearCase
4 13 (0.32%) ERwin
4 13 (0.32%) WinDbg
4 13 (0.32%) GDB
5 11 (0.27%) Subversion
5 11 (0.27%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
7 8 (0.20%) Toad
8 6 (0.15%) JIRA
9 5 (0.12%) Maven
9 5 (0.12%) Selenium
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.12%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.099%) YourKit
10 4 (0.099%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.099%) Ant
10 4 (0.099%) JMeter
General
1 1150 (28.49%) Finance
2 324 (8.03%) Banking
3 228 (5.65%) Legal
4 164 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 159 (3.94%) Retail
6 140 (3.47%) Law
7 87 (2.16%) Military
8 62 (1.54%) Advertising
9 61 (1.51%) Marketing
10 52 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 47 (1.16%) Financial Institution
12 43 (1.07%) Investment Banking
13 27 (0.67%) Games
14 23 (0.57%) Retail Banking
15 22 (0.54%) Back Office
16 13 (0.32%) Automotive
17 11 (0.27%) Local Government
17 11 (0.27%) Publishing
18 10 (0.25%) Electronics
18 10 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 720 (17.84%) Analyst
2 615 (15.23%) Consultant
3 556 (13.77%) Security Analyst
4 527 (13.05%) Security Manager
5 469 (11.62%) Security Consultant
6 357 (8.84%) Information Manager
7 328 (8.12%) Information Security Manager
8 323 (8.00%) Architect
9 266 (6.59%) Information Analyst
10 253 (6.27%) Information Security Analyst
11 237 (5.87%) Security Officer
12 221 (5.47%) Security Architect
13 218 (5.40%) Security Engineer
14 199 (4.93%) Information Security Officer
15 166 (4.11%) Information Security Consultant
16 149 (3.69%) Security Specialist
17 125 (3.10%) IT Security Analyst
18 102 (2.53%) Developer
19 96 (2.38%) Tester
19 96 (2.38%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (3.00%) .NET
2 84 (2.08%) HTML
3 81 (2.01%) Web Services
4 69 (1.71%) J2EE
5 64 (1.59%) Middleware
6 60 (1.49%) CSS
7 47 (1.16%) ASP.NET
8 46 (1.14%) Spring
9 37 (0.92%) JSP
10 36 (0.89%) Hibernate
11 33 (0.82%) HTML5
12 29 (0.72%) CSS3
13 26 (0.64%) XML
14 24 (0.59%) Apache Camel
15 22 (0.54%) SAML
15 22 (0.54%) Ajax
16 17 (0.42%) jQuery
16 17 (0.42%) REST
17 16 (0.40%) .NET Framework
18 15 (0.37%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 1018 (25.22%) Management Information System
2 364 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 234 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 137 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
5 118 (2.92%) PKI
6 105 (2.60%) CESG
7 92 (2.28%) Cryptography
8 86 (2.13%) RMADS
9 82 (2.03%) Open Source
10 75 (1.86%) Mathematics
11 71 (1.76%) Hedge funds
12 52 (1.29%) Visualisation
13 49 (1.21%) Mobile App
14 43 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
15 41 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 39 (0.97%) Blackberry
17 37 (0.92%) Client/Server
18 31 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
19 30 (0.74%) GIS
20 29 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 734 (18.18%) Windows
2 394 (9.76%) Linux
3 259 (6.42%) UNIX
4 77 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (1.76%) Windows 7
6 47 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (0.69%) Solaris
9 27 (0.67%) Windows XP
10 24 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (0.57%) Android
11 23 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 18 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.25%) VMS
15 8 (0.20%) Debian
16 5 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.099%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.099%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.074%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 800 (19.82%) Risk Management
2 765 (18.95%) ITIL
3 607 (15.04%) Security Management
4 598 (14.81%) Cyber Security
5 427 (10.58%) Penetration Testing
6 403 (9.98%) Information Security Management
7 396 (9.81%) Security Architecture
8 384 (9.51%) Data Protection
9 356 (8.82%) SIEM
10 346 (8.57%) Project Management
11 328 (8.12%) Business Continuity
12 286 (7.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 282 (6.99%) ISMS
13 282 (6.99%) Risk Assessment
14 275 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
15 271 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
16 225 (5.57%) Continuous Improvement
17 214 (5.30%) Security Testing
18 213 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 212 (5.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 322 (7.98%) SQL
2 220 (5.45%) C
3 213 (5.28%) Java
4 131 (3.24%) Perl
5 130 (3.22%) Python
6 105 (2.60%) C++
7 92 (2.28%) C#
8 77 (1.91%) JavaScript
9 75 (1.86%) PowerShell
10 51 (1.26%) Ruby
11 36 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 33 (0.82%) PL/SQL
13 28 (0.69%) PHP
14 25 (0.62%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.32%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.25%) VB
17 9 (0.22%) VBScript
18 7 (0.17%) T-SQL
19 5 (0.12%) Objective-C
19 5 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1416 (35.08%) CISSP
2 782 (19.37%) CISM
3 773 (19.15%) Degree
4 499 (12.36%) CISA
5 462 (11.44%) Security Cleared
6 268 (6.64%) SC Cleared
7 234 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
8 184 (4.56%) CEH
9 173 (4.29%) CRISC
10 172 (4.26%) DV Cleared
11 142 (3.52%) CCNA
12 118 (2.92%) CCNP
13 115 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 111 (2.75%) GIAC
15 82 (2.03%) SSCP
16 64 (1.59%) PCI QSA
17 60 (1.49%) OSCP
18 55 (1.36%) MCSE
19 51 (1.26%) CISMP
20 50 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1307 (32.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 760 (18.83%) PCI DSS
3 242 (5.99%) COBIT
4 174 (4.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 131 (3.24%) QA
6 130 (3.22%) SLA
7 43 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 42 (1.04%) ISO 9001
9 35 (0.87%) GPG13
10 28 (0.69%) JSP 440
10 28 (0.69%) BS25999
11 18 (0.45%) BS7799
11 18 (0.45%) COSO
12 16 (0.40%) ISO 14001
13 14 (0.35%) Data Quality
14 13 (0.32%) HIPAA
14 13 (0.32%) Basel II
15 10 (0.25%) EMIR
15 10 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
16 8 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 331 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 168 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 50 (1.24%) Snort
5 35 (0.87%) XenApp
6 30 (0.74%) vSphere
7 29 (0.72%) XenServer
8 28 (0.69%) Squid
9 27 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 25 (0.62%) XenDesktop
11 20 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.32%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.32%) vCloud
13 8 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.15%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.15%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.12%) OpenSSH
16 4 (0.099%) Firmware
17 3 (0.074%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 65 (1.61%) SCCM
2 62 (1.54%) Nessus
3 31 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 22 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
5 19 (0.47%) SCOM
6 16 (0.40%) Nmap
7 14 (0.35%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.27%) Nagios
9 10 (0.25%) OpenView
10 9 (0.22%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.17%) WSUS
11 7 (0.17%) Puppet
11 7 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
11 7 (0.17%) Cisco LMS
12 6 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
13 5 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (0.099%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.099%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 434 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 338 (8.37%) Cisco
3 249 (6.17%) VMware
4 219 (5.42%) CheckPoint
5 184 (4.56%) Oracle
6 128 (3.17%) Citrix
7 124 (3.07%) Juniper
8 111 (2.75%) McAfee
9 99 (2.45%) HP
10 84 (2.08%) Websense
11 77 (1.91%) F5
11 77 (1.91%) Blue Coat
12 68 (1.68%) Symantec
13 55 (1.36%) SAP
14 45 (1.11%) Red Hat
15 44 (1.09%) Splunk
16 41 (1.02%) Fortinet
17 37 (0.92%) SolarWinds
18 34 (0.84%) ArcSight
19 31 (0.77%) Sourcefire
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Salary: £75000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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