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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 143 210 187
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -23
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2029 1478 1569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.01% 1.41% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.71% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1604 1130 1155
Average salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £33,000 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.95%
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
83930 86551 81543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.17% 82.40% 80.28%
Number of salaries quoted 68758 70082 68019
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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
(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 +79 946 £60,000 - 144
South East +34 368 £50,000 -3.54% 52
Yorkshire +17 159 £45,000 - 24
South West +46 154 £51,576 +6.34% 18
North West +52 122 £46,500 +16.25% 26
East of England +14 98 £45,650 -13.04% 10
West Midlands -11 78 £52,500 +16.66% 26
East Midlands +3 53 £55,000 +22.22% 9
North East 0 10 £33,738 -51.80%
Midlands +8 2 £58,750 - 1
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1422 (35.43%) CISSP
2 1258 (31.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1071 (26.68%) Finance
4 983 (24.49%) Management Information System
5 807 (20.10%) Firewall
6 793 (19.76%) Degree
7 777 (19.36%) PCI DSS
8 753 (18.76%) Risk Management
9 752 (18.73%) CISM
10 739 (18.41%) Windows
11 671 (16.72%) ITIL
12 559 (13.93%) Security Management
13 528 (13.15%) Cyber Security
14 444 (11.06%) CISA
15 426 (10.61%) Security Cleared
16 425 (10.59%) Security Architecture
17 421 (10.49%) Microsoft
18 415 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
19 411 (10.24%) Network Security
20 394 (9.82%) Linux
21 386 (9.62%) Data Protection
22 373 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
23 364 (9.07%) Information Security Management
24 358 (8.92%) Cisco
25 357 (8.89%) SIEM
26 332 (8.27%) Banking
27 309 (7.70%) Project Management
28 306 (7.62%) Active Directory
29 302 (7.52%) UNIX
30 293 (7.30%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 95 (2.37%) MS Exchange
2 78 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 70 (1.74%) IIS
4 24 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (0.42%) WebSphere
6 17 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (0.37%) Lync
9 13 (0.32%) Node.js
9 13 (0.32%) CMS
10 12 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.22%) SAS
12 9 (0.22%) Apache
13 7 (0.17%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.15%) JBoss
15 5 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (0.100%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 223 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 106 (2.64%) MS Office
3 45 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.37%) MS Project
6 8 (0.20%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.075%) SPSS
8 3 (0.075%) SmartSuite
8 3 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 14 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.20%) Agresso
3 4 (0.100%) assyst
4 2 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.050%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.050%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.025%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.025%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.32%) SaaS
2 25 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (0.62%) IaaS
3 21 (0.52%) Office 365
4 17 (0.42%) PaaS
5 13 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.050%) Force.com
8 2 (0.050%) Route 53
8 2 (0.050%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.050%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.050%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.050%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.025%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 807 (20.10%) Firewall
2 411 (10.24%) Network Security
3 282 (7.03%) TCP/IP
4 180 (4.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 177 (4.41%) Wireless
6 147 (3.66%) DNS
7 146 (3.64%) Internet
8 141 (3.51%) LAN
9 140 (3.49%) WAN
10 137 (3.41%) VPN
11 100 (2.49%) DHCP
11 100 (2.49%) Cisco ASA
12 78 (1.94%) SAN
13 72 (1.79%) LDAP
14 69 (1.72%) SSL
15 57 (1.42%) HTTP
16 54 (1.35%) MPLS
17 42 (1.05%) Wireshark
18 40 (1.00%) VoIP
19 38 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 83 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (1.25%) Big Data
4 49 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 44 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 37 (0.92%) RDBMS
7 34 (0.85%) Data Mining
8 33 (0.82%) MySQL
9 32 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (0.62%) DB2
13 19 (0.47%) Hadoop
14 14 (0.35%) MongoDB
14 14 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
17 11 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
17 11 (0.27%) Oracle Discoverer
17 11 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (0.72%) Metasploit
2 15 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
3 12 (0.30%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.30%) JIRA
3 12 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (0.20%) Toad
4 8 (0.20%) Subversion
4 8 (0.20%) Maven
5 7 (0.17%) ClearCase
5 7 (0.17%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.17%) GDB
5 7 (0.17%) WinDbg
6 6 (0.15%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.12%) ERwin
7 5 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (0.12%) YourKit
8 4 (0.100%) JMeter
8 4 (0.100%) Selenium
9 3 (0.075%) FitNesse
General
1 1071 (26.68%) Finance
2 332 (8.27%) Banking
3 253 (6.30%) Legal
4 184 (4.58%) Retail
5 160 (3.99%) Telecoms
6 137 (3.41%) Law
7 70 (1.74%) Marketing
8 60 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 58 (1.44%) Advertising
10 54 (1.35%) Military
11 45 (1.12%) Games
12 40 (1.00%) Financial Institution
13 33 (0.82%) Investment Banking
14 27 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 21 (0.52%) Automotive
16 18 (0.45%) Electronics
17 17 (0.42%) Publishing
18 15 (0.37%) Back Office
19 13 (0.32%) Local Government
20 8 (0.20%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 743 (18.51%) Analyst
2 604 (15.05%) Security Analyst
3 581 (14.47%) Consultant
4 511 (12.73%) Security Manager
5 431 (10.74%) Security Consultant
6 334 (8.32%) Architect
7 329 (8.20%) Information Manager
8 319 (7.95%) Information Analyst
9 311 (7.75%) Information Security Manager
10 307 (7.65%) Information Security Analyst
11 241 (6.00%) Security Engineer
12 224 (5.58%) Security Architect
13 215 (5.36%) Security Officer
14 183 (4.56%) Information Security Officer
15 158 (3.94%) Security Specialist
16 155 (3.86%) Information Security Consultant
17 117 (2.91%) IT Security Analyst
18 114 (2.84%) Developer
18 114 (2.84%) Network Engineer
19 101 (2.52%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (2.17%) .NET
2 75 (1.87%) HTML
3 73 (1.82%) Web Services
4 58 (1.44%) CSS
5 51 (1.27%) J2EE
6 48 (1.20%) Middleware
7 42 (1.05%) ASP.NET
8 34 (0.85%) HTML5
9 30 (0.75%) Spring
10 29 (0.72%) jQuery
11 28 (0.70%) XML
12 26 (0.65%) CSS3
13 25 (0.62%) Hibernate
14 24 (0.60%) REST
15 22 (0.55%) JSP
16 19 (0.47%) .NET Framework
17 18 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (0.40%) Ajax
18 16 (0.40%) Flash
19 14 (0.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 983 (24.49%) Management Information System
2 373 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
3 245 (6.10%) Computer Science
4 123 (3.06%) Cryptography
5 121 (3.01%) Data Protection Act
6 110 (2.74%) PKI
7 98 (2.44%) CESG
8 91 (2.27%) Mathematics
9 79 (1.97%) Hedge funds
10 61 (1.52%) RMADS
11 55 (1.37%) Open Source
12 49 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
13 44 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 43 (1.07%) Client/Server
15 38 (0.95%) Visualisation
16 35 (0.87%) Blackberry
17 34 (0.85%) GIS
18 32 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
19 29 (0.72%) Statistics
20 28 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 739 (18.41%) Windows
2 394 (9.82%) Linux
3 302 (7.52%) UNIX
4 73 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 64 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (1.05%) Solaris
7 35 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (0.62%) Windows XP
10 24 (0.60%) Android
11 20 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 19 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 19 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.47%) AIX
13 10 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.20%) Debian
15 3 (0.075%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.075%) CentOS
15 3 (0.075%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.050%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 753 (18.76%) Risk Management
2 671 (16.72%) ITIL
3 559 (13.93%) Security Management
4 528 (13.15%) Cyber Security
5 425 (10.59%) Security Architecture
6 415 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
7 386 (9.62%) Data Protection
8 364 (9.07%) Information Security Management
9 357 (8.89%) SIEM
10 309 (7.70%) Project Management
11 293 (7.30%) Business Continuity
12 275 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
13 247 (6.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 243 (6.05%) ISMS
15 227 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
16 223 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
17 207 (5.16%) Service Delivery
18 186 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
19 185 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
20 183 (4.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 288 (7.17%) SQL
2 179 (4.46%) C
3 158 (3.94%) Java
4 119 (2.96%) Python
5 104 (2.59%) C#
6 101 (2.52%) Perl
7 76 (1.89%) C++
8 72 (1.79%) JavaScript
9 61 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 37 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 30 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 27 (0.67%) Ruby
13 19 (0.47%) T-SQL
14 18 (0.45%) PHP
15 15 (0.37%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.25%) VB
17 6 (0.15%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.15%) ActionScript
18 5 (0.12%) VBA
18 5 (0.12%) APL
Qualifications
1 1422 (35.43%) CISSP
2 793 (19.76%) Degree
3 752 (18.73%) CISM
4 444 (11.06%) CISA
5 426 (10.61%) Security Cleared
6 240 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
7 238 (5.93%) SC Cleared
8 192 (4.78%) CEH
9 148 (3.69%) CCNA
10 146 (3.64%) CRISC
11 134 (3.34%) DV Cleared
12 129 (3.21%) CCNP
13 120 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
14 115 (2.86%) GIAC
15 72 (1.79%) SSCP
16 71 (1.77%) PCI QSA
17 59 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
18 54 (1.35%) MCSE
19 52 (1.30%) CISMP
20 50 (1.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1258 (31.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 777 (19.36%) PCI DSS
3 221 (5.51%) COBIT
4 193 (4.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 138 (3.44%) SLA
6 102 (2.54%) QA
7 65 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 39 (0.97%) ISO 9001
8 39 (0.97%) GPG13
9 22 (0.55%) COSO
10 19 (0.47%) BS7799
11 17 (0.42%) JSP 440
12 16 (0.40%) BS25999
13 14 (0.35%) HIPAA
14 12 (0.30%) Data Quality
14 12 (0.30%) ISO 14001
14 12 (0.30%) ISO 9000
15 11 (0.27%) Basel II
16 9 (0.22%) EMIR
16 9 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 306 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 114 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 52 (1.30%) Snort
5 31 (0.77%) Squid
5 31 (0.77%) XenApp
5 31 (0.77%) XenServer
6 27 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 25 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.32%) vSphere
9 12 (0.30%) vCloud
10 8 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.12%) Firmware
11 5 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.100%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.100%) Xen
12 4 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.075%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.075%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 68 (1.69%) Nessus
2 62 (1.54%) SCCM
3 31 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 21 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
5 18 (0.45%) SCOM
6 16 (0.40%) Tivoli
7 13 (0.32%) Nmap
8 10 (0.25%) OpenView
9 9 (0.22%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.22%) CORE IMPACT
9 9 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
10 8 (0.20%) WSUS
11 7 (0.17%) Puppet
11 7 (0.17%) Cisco LMS
12 6 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.15%) Nagios
13 4 (0.100%) WMI
13 4 (0.100%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.100%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.075%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 421 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 358 (8.92%) Cisco
3 228 (5.68%) CheckPoint
4 205 (5.11%) VMware
5 168 (4.19%) Oracle
6 118 (2.94%) Juniper
7 116 (2.89%) Citrix
8 107 (2.67%) McAfee
9 86 (2.14%) Blue Coat
10 78 (1.94%) Websense
11 76 (1.89%) F5
12 75 (1.87%) HP
13 71 (1.77%) Symantec
14 43 (1.07%) SAP
15 39 (0.97%) Splunk
15 39 (0.97%) ArcSight
16 38 (0.95%) SolarWinds
16 38 (0.95%) Red Hat
17 36 (0.90%) Sourcefire
17 36 (0.90%) Qualys
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Salary: £68000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + excellent bonus and benefits schem
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Salary: £39000 - £42000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
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Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits!
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London
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Gloucestershire
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Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits!
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London
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