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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 110 172 190
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +18
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2684 1885 1620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.84% 1.90% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.23% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2163 1556 1231
Average salary £55,450 £53,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.64% -2.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,700 £77,500 £78,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
82058 84649 83361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 86.88% 85.27% 85.04%
Number of salaries quoted 68908 70120 67040
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +49 1100 £62,500 +4.16% 135
South East +92 588 £55,000 - 64
Yorkshire +36 218 £47,500 +5.55% 28
East of England +55 189 £50,000 -4.76% 19
North West +52 182 £49,375 +3.94% 32
West Midlands +43 157 £50,000 +5.26% 29
South West -3 151 £47,500 -5.00% 36
East Midlands +7 77 £60,000 +9.09% 9
North East +5 7 £42,500 +45.27% 1
Midlands +14 1 - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2012 (40.12%) CISSP
2 1633 (32.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1388 (27.68%) Finance
4 1316 (26.24%) CISM
5 1262 (25.16%) Management Information System
6 1126 (22.45%) Risk Management
7 1049 (20.92%) Windows
8 1030 (20.54%) Degree
9 939 (18.72%) Firewall
10 894 (17.83%) ITIL
11 858 (17.11%) Security Management
12 857 (17.09%) PCI DSS
13 779 (15.53%) Cybersecurity
14 745 (14.86%) CISA
15 664 (13.24%) Linux
16 631 (12.58%) Penetration Testing
17 555 (11.07%) Microsoft
18 553 (11.03%) Information Security Management
19 535 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
20 517 (10.31%) Network Security
21 493 (9.83%) SIEM
22 489 (9.75%) Security Operations
23 451 (8.99%) Data Protection
24 432 (8.61%) Computer Science
25 427 (8.51%) Active Directory
26 421 (8.39%) Legal
27 417 (8.32%) Unix
28 416 (8.30%) ISMS
29 412 (8.22%) Security Cleared
30 405 (8.08%) Project Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 163 (3.25%) IIS
2 117 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 73 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 38 (0.76%) Apache
5 36 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (0.62%) Skype for Business
7 28 (0.56%) Tomcat
8 20 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (0.30%) Node.js
11 11 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.20%) CloudStack
13 9 (0.18%) CMS
14 8 (0.16%) JBoss
14 8 (0.16%) nginx
15 7 (0.14%) Confluence
15 7 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.12%) SAS
16 6 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 241 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 128 (2.55%) MS Office
3 29 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.32%) MS Project
6 12 (0.24%) GNU Octave
7 10 (0.20%) SPSS
8 5 (0.100%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.100%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.060%) Line 500
5 3 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.060%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.040%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.040%) AWD
6 2 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.040%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.040%) Unica
6 2 (0.040%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.020%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.020%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 157 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (1.89%) SaaS
4 65 (1.30%) Office 365
5 49 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (0.54%) IaaS
7 19 (0.38%) GitHub
8 7 (0.14%) PaaS
9 5 (0.100%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.060%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.020%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.020%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 939 (18.72%) Firewall
2 517 (10.31%) Network Security
3 321 (6.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 259 (5.16%) TCP/IP
5 250 (4.99%) Internet
6 204 (4.07%) WAN
7 200 (3.99%) VPN
8 191 (3.81%) LAN
9 180 (3.59%) Wireless
10 151 (3.01%) DNS
11 92 (1.83%) SAN
12 81 (1.62%) SSL
13 58 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
14 57 (1.14%) DHCP
15 55 (1.10%) Wireshark
16 51 (1.02%) MPLS
17 42 (0.84%) Intranet
17 42 (0.84%) VLAN
18 38 (0.76%) HTTP
19 36 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 106 (2.11%) Big Data
3 87 (1.73%) MySQL
4 52 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 49 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 41 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 39 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 37 (0.74%) NoSQL
9 32 (0.64%) Oracle Database
10 31 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 30 (0.60%) MongoDB
12 27 (0.54%) Data Mining
13 23 (0.46%) RDBMS
13 23 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 19 (0.38%) GIS
15 16 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (0.30%) Informix
17 13 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
17 13 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
17 13 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 44 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 35 (0.70%) JIRA
3 34 (0.68%) Metasploit
3 34 (0.68%) Subversion
4 29 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (0.48%) Visual Studio
6 23 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 16 (0.32%) Burp Suite
8 15 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 11 (0.22%) AppScan
10 10 (0.20%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
12 8 (0.16%) Toad
13 7 (0.14%) Mercurial
14 6 (0.12%) ERwin
14 6 (0.12%) Hudson
14 6 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.100%) ClearCase
General
1 1388 (27.68%) Finance
2 421 (8.39%) Legal
3 357 (7.12%) Banking
4 213 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 163 (3.25%) Retail
6 114 (2.27%) Law
7 76 (1.52%) Marketing
8 71 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 69 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 61 (1.22%) German Language
11 51 (1.02%) French Language
12 48 (0.96%) Investment Banking
13 47 (0.94%) Military
14 39 (0.78%) Electronics
15 31 (0.62%) Advertising
16 30 (0.60%) Publishing
17 28 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
18 27 (0.54%) Games
19 20 (0.40%) Back Office
20 19 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1033 (20.60%) Analyst
2 801 (15.97%) Security Analyst
3 792 (15.79%) Security Manager
4 613 (12.22%) Consultant
5 507 (10.11%) Information Security Manager
6 486 (9.69%) Information Manager
7 467 (9.31%) Security Consultant
8 424 (8.45%) Information Analyst
9 414 (8.26%) Information Security Analyst
10 399 (7.96%) Architect
11 309 (6.16%) Security Engineer
12 302 (6.02%) IT Manager
13 294 (5.86%) Security Officer
14 253 (5.04%) Security Architect
15 244 (4.87%) Information Security Officer
16 226 (4.51%) Information Officer
17 204 (4.07%) IT Security Manager
18 201 (4.01%) Security Specialist
19 197 (3.93%) Information Security Consultant
20 168 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (3.93%) .NET
2 99 (1.97%) Web Services
3 98 (1.95%) J2EE
4 96 (1.91%) HTML
5 77 (1.54%) CSS
6 55 (1.10%) Middleware
7 47 (0.94%) SailPoint
8 45 (0.90%) ASP.NET
9 38 (0.76%) jQuery
10 37 (0.74%) REST
11 36 (0.72%) XML
12 34 (0.68%) HTML5
12 34 (0.68%) SOAP
12 34 (0.68%) WCF
13 32 (0.64%) LAMP
14 26 (0.52%) AngularJS
15 23 (0.46%) RESTful
16 22 (0.44%) Spring
17 21 (0.42%) WPF
18 19 (0.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1262 (25.16%) Management Information System
2 535 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 432 (8.61%) Computer Science
4 177 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 166 (3.31%) Security Operations Centre
6 164 (3.27%) CESG
7 147 (2.93%) Cyberthreat
8 131 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 120 (2.39%) PKI
10 114 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
11 106 (2.11%) Cryptography
12 100 (1.99%) Mathematics
13 56 (1.12%) Mainframe
14 52 (1.04%) Client/Server
15 50 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
16 46 (0.92%) Mobile App
17 45 (0.90%) CESG CLAS
18 44 (0.88%) Statistics
19 40 (0.80%) Blackberry
20 34 (0.68%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 1049 (20.92%) Windows
2 664 (13.24%) Linux
3 417 (8.32%) Unix
4 217 (4.33%) Windows Server
5 143 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 109 (2.17%) Solaris
7 106 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 71 (1.42%) Android
9 69 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (1.26%) Windows 2000
11 52 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 44 (0.88%) CentOS
12 44 (0.88%) Windows 7
13 39 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (0.62%) Windows XP
15 30 (0.60%) Windows 8
16 25 (0.50%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.28%) Debian
18 12 (0.24%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1126 (22.45%) Risk Management
2 894 (17.83%) ITIL
3 858 (17.11%) Security Management
4 779 (15.53%) Cybersecurity
5 631 (12.58%) Penetration Testing
6 553 (11.03%) Information Security Management
7 493 (9.83%) SIEM
8 489 (9.75%) Security Operations
9 451 (8.99%) Data Protection
10 416 (8.30%) ISMS
11 405 (8.08%) Project Management
12 392 (7.82%) Security Architecture
13 386 (7.70%) Risk Assessment
14 368 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 355 (7.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 345 (6.88%) Business Continuity
17 311 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
18 305 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
19 304 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
20 301 (6.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 374 (7.46%) SQL
2 243 (4.85%) Java
3 219 (4.37%) Python
4 218 (4.35%) C
5 191 (3.81%) C#
6 145 (2.89%) Perl
7 132 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 124 (2.47%) JavaScript
9 112 (2.23%) C++
10 58 (1.16%) PHP
11 48 (0.96%) VB.NET
12 47 (0.94%) Ruby
13 43 (0.86%) Bash Shell
14 31 (0.62%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.54%) VB
16 21 (0.42%) R
17 18 (0.36%) MATLAB
18 14 (0.28%) Assembly Language
19 13 (0.26%) VBScript
20 12 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2012 (40.12%) CISSP
2 1316 (26.24%) CISM
3 1030 (20.54%) Degree
4 745 (14.86%) CISA
5 412 (8.22%) Security Cleared
6 295 (5.88%) CEH
7 276 (5.50%) SC Cleared
8 271 (5.40%) Cisco Certification
9 246 (4.91%) GIAC
10 212 (4.23%) SANS
11 179 (3.57%) CRISC
12 159 (3.17%) CLAS
13 146 (2.91%) DV Cleared
14 140 (2.79%) CCNP
15 132 (2.63%) CCNA
16 131 (2.61%) CISMP
17 126 (2.51%) IISP
18 118 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
19 108 (2.15%) CESG Certified Professional
20 105 (2.09%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1633 (32.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 857 (17.09%) PCI DSS
3 354 (7.06%) COBIT
4 204 (4.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 115 (2.29%) SLA
6 102 (2.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 97 (1.93%) QA
8 78 (1.56%) ISO27002
9 77 (1.54%) ISO 9001
10 49 (0.98%) RMADS
11 43 (0.86%) ISO22301
12 37 (0.74%) SSAE 16
13 35 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 29 (0.58%) Data Quality
15 27 (0.54%) HIPAA
16 22 (0.44%) COSO
16 22 (0.44%) ISAE 3402
17 20 (0.40%) JSP 440
18 15 (0.30%) FISMA
19 14 (0.28%) BS25999
System Software
1 427 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 158 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 39 (0.78%) Xen
5 37 (0.74%) vSphere
6 35 (0.70%) Snort
7 25 (0.50%) Terminal Services
8 23 (0.46%) XenApp
9 16 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.28%) VMware ESX
11 13 (0.26%) XenServer
12 12 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.22%) Docker
13 11 (0.22%) iptables
13 11 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.16%) NFS
15 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.14%) Samba
16 6 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
17 5 (0.100%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 88 (1.75%) Nessus
2 52 (1.04%) Puppet
3 47 (0.94%) QRadar
4 36 (0.72%) SCCM
5 28 (0.56%) EnCase
6 27 (0.54%) Nagios
7 26 (0.52%) Ansible
8 25 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 16 (0.32%) SCOM
11 13 (0.26%) Cacti
11 13 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
11 13 (0.26%) Salt
11 13 (0.26%) Windows Intune
12 12 (0.24%) Graphite
13 11 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 11 (0.22%) HP Fortify
13 11 (0.22%) RSA enVision
13 11 (0.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 555 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 363 (7.24%) Cisco
3 255 (5.08%) VMware
4 218 (4.35%) Oracle
5 197 (3.93%) CheckPoint
6 137 (2.73%) Juniper
7 116 (2.31%) F5
8 115 (2.29%) Palo Alto
9 97 (1.93%) IBM
10 91 (1.81%) Blue Coat
10 91 (1.81%) Intel Security
11 87 (1.73%) Splunk
12 85 (1.69%) Red Hat
13 80 (1.60%) Citrix
13 80 (1.60%) Sourcefire
14 65 (1.30%) HP
15 63 (1.26%) Crossbeam
16 59 (1.18%) Symantec
17 58 (1.16%) ArcSight
18 54 (1.08%) Dell
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