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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 151 173 225
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +52
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2010 1710 1396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.93% 1.68% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.05% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1675 1291 1076
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,880
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
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
85818 83344 86450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.33% 81.90% 79.77%
Number of salaries quoted 71347 67480 74235
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 December 2014.

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 December 2014. 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 +29 841 £60,000 - 79
South East +11 410 £55,000 -4.34% 34
North West +100 192 £52,500 +29.62% 26
Yorkshire -35 132 £45,000 - 21
South West -3 117 £50,000 +17.64% 15
East of England -9 113 £55,000 -4.34% 9
West Midlands -31 98 £45,000 -5.26% 9
East Midlands +26 88 £55,000 +10.00% 9
North East -23 6 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Midlands -6 1 £38,500 -40.76%
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 1357 (33.97%) CISSP
2 1326 (33.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1045 (26.16%) Finance
4 956 (23.93%) Management Information System
5 845 (21.15%) Degree
6 825 (20.65%) Firewall
7 783 (19.60%) PCI DSS
8 750 (18.77%) CISM
9 685 (17.15%) Windows
10 663 (16.60%) Risk Management
11 630 (15.77%) ITIL
12 517 (12.94%) Security Management
13 452 (11.31%) CISA
13 452 (11.31%) Linux
14 439 (10.99%) Penetration Testing
15 428 (10.71%) Network Security
16 417 (10.44%) Microsoft
17 396 (9.91%) Security Architecture
18 383 (9.59%) Cisco
19 378 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
20 373 (9.34%) Cyber Security
21 365 (9.14%) Security Cleared
22 361 (9.04%) Information Security Management
23 344 (8.61%) Data Protection
24 340 (8.51%) Project Management
25 329 (8.24%) SIEM
26 320 (8.01%) UNIX
27 318 (7.96%) Banking
28 295 (7.38%) CheckPoint
29 294 (7.36%) Agile Software Development

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 98 (2.45%) MS Exchange
2 78 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 78 (1.95%) IIS
3 38 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (0.35%) Lync
6 12 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (0.28%) Apache
8 10 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.23%) CMS
10 8 (0.20%) SAS
10 8 (0.20%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.18%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.15%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.10%) CloudStack
14 4 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.075%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.075%) Confluence
Applications
1 263 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 134 (3.35%) MS Office
3 62 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.43%) MS Project
6 8 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.13%) SmartSuite
8 2 (0.050%) SPSS
9 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (0.40%) assyst
2 11 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.20%) Agresso
5 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.075%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.050%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.050%) RMDS
7 2 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.050%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.025%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.025%) Global One
8 1 (0.025%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.025%) Minerva
8 1 (0.025%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.025%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.025%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.13%) SaaS
2 25 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (0.55%) Office 365
5 20 (0.50%) IaaS
5 20 (0.50%) PaaS
6 18 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.075%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.050%) Force.com
10 1 (0.025%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.025%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.025%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 825 (20.65%) Firewall
2 428 (10.71%) Network Security
3 282 (7.06%) TCP/IP
4 170 (4.26%) DNS
4 170 (4.26%) Internet
5 160 (4.01%) VPN
6 149 (3.73%) Intrusion Detection
7 142 (3.55%) Wireless
8 138 (3.45%) LAN
9 133 (3.33%) WAN
10 119 (2.98%) Cisco ASA
11 100 (2.50%) SSL
12 96 (2.40%) DHCP
13 85 (2.13%) SAN
14 84 (2.10%) HTTP
15 74 (1.85%) LDAP
16 46 (1.15%) FTP
17 42 (1.05%) SMTP
18 39 (0.98%) MPLS
19 37 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 45 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (0.88%) MySQL
3 35 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
5 30 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 28 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 28 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 25 (0.63%) Big Data
7 25 (0.63%) Data Mining
8 24 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.30%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.25%) Oracle Discoverer
14 8 (0.20%) QlikView
14 8 (0.20%) NoSQL
15 7 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (0.88%) Metasploit
2 23 (0.58%) Maven
3 19 (0.48%) Eclipse
4 18 (0.45%) Subversion
4 18 (0.45%) YourKit
5 17 (0.43%) JIRA
6 11 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 11 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (0.23%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (0.18%) Hudson
8 7 (0.18%) Ant
8 7 (0.18%) Toad
8 7 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.13%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.13%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.10%) WinDbg
10 4 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.10%) GDB
10 4 (0.10%) NUnit
General
1 1045 (26.16%) Finance
2 318 (7.96%) Banking
3 243 (6.08%) Legal
4 210 (5.26%) Retail
5 151 (3.78%) Law
6 148 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 81 (2.03%) Games
8 78 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 65 (1.63%) Marketing
10 48 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 43 (1.08%) Advertising
12 34 (0.85%) Electronics
13 31 (0.78%) Military
13 31 (0.78%) Investment Banking
14 26 (0.65%) German Language
15 19 (0.48%) Local Government
16 18 (0.45%) Automotive
17 16 (0.40%) Publishing
18 11 (0.28%) Back Office
19 10 (0.25%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 835 (20.90%) Analyst
2 717 (17.95%) Security Analyst
3 591 (14.79%) Consultant
4 477 (11.94%) Security Consultant
5 424 (10.61%) Security Manager
6 400 (10.01%) Information Analyst
7 392 (9.81%) Information Security Analyst
8 333 (8.34%) Architect
9 290 (7.26%) Information Manager
10 280 (7.01%) Information Security Manager
11 253 (6.33%) Security Engineer
12 194 (4.86%) Security Architect
13 189 (4.73%) Security Specialist
14 177 (4.43%) Security Officer
15 147 (3.68%) Information Security Officer
16 132 (3.30%) Network Engineer
17 127 (3.18%) Information Specialist
18 124 (3.10%) Developer
18 124 (3.10%) Information Security Consultant
19 122 (3.05%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (2.15%) Web Services
2 79 (1.98%) .NET
3 64 (1.60%) HTML
4 48 (1.20%) CSS
5 42 (1.05%) XML
6 40 (1.00%) jQuery
7 37 (0.93%) ASP.NET
8 32 (0.80%) J2EE
9 30 (0.75%) Spring
10 29 (0.73%) Middleware
11 26 (0.65%) Hibernate
12 24 (0.60%) JSON
13 23 (0.58%) REST
14 20 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (0.50%) JSP
15 19 (0.48%) .NET Framework
16 18 (0.45%) Spring MVC
16 18 (0.45%) Lucene
17 16 (0.40%) Flash
17 16 (0.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 956 (23.93%) Management Information System
2 378 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 254 (6.36%) Computer Science
4 105 (2.63%) Cryptography
5 103 (2.58%) Mathematics
6 100 (2.50%) CESG
7 89 (2.23%) Data Protection Act
8 82 (2.05%) PKI
9 75 (1.88%) RMADS
10 48 (1.20%) Hedge funds
11 46 (1.15%) Open Source
12 45 (1.13%) CESG CLAS
13 44 (1.10%) Blackberry
13 44 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
14 38 (0.95%) GIS
15 34 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
16 30 (0.75%) Client/Server
17 26 (0.65%) Tandem
18 23 (0.58%) Statistics
19 22 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 685 (17.15%) Windows
2 452 (11.31%) Linux
3 320 (8.01%) UNIX
4 109 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 63 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (1.43%) Solaris
8 50 (1.25%) AIX
9 35 (0.88%) Windows XP
9 35 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (0.58%) Android
11 19 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 16 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.35%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.33%) CentOS
15 13 (0.33%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.23%) Debian
17 8 (0.20%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 663 (16.60%) Risk Management
2 630 (15.77%) ITIL
3 517 (12.94%) Security Management
4 439 (10.99%) Penetration Testing
5 396 (9.91%) Security Architecture
6 373 (9.34%) Cyber Security
7 361 (9.04%) Information Security Management
8 344 (8.61%) Data Protection
9 340 (8.51%) Project Management
10 329 (8.24%) SIEM
11 294 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
12 290 (7.26%) Business Continuity
13 262 (6.56%) ISMS
14 246 (6.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 239 (5.98%) Risk Assessment
16 231 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
17 226 (5.66%) PRINCE2
18 192 (4.81%) TOGAF
18 192 (4.81%) Information Assurance
19 190 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (6.58%) SQL
2 139 (3.48%) Java
3 138 (3.45%) C
4 117 (2.93%) C#
5 96 (2.40%) Python
6 77 (1.93%) C++
7 74 (1.85%) Perl
8 69 (1.73%) PowerShell
9 57 (1.43%) JavaScript
10 37 (0.93%) Bash Shell
11 31 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 21 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 19 (0.48%) PL/SQL
14 18 (0.45%) Ruby
15 15 (0.38%) PHP
16 13 (0.33%) VB
17 12 (0.30%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.28%) MATLAB
19 9 (0.23%) VBScript
20 6 (0.15%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1357 (33.97%) CISSP
2 845 (21.15%) Degree
3 750 (18.77%) CISM
4 452 (11.31%) CISA
5 365 (9.14%) Security Cleared
6 228 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
7 204 (5.11%) CEH
8 185 (4.63%) SC Cleared
9 154 (3.85%) CCNA
10 132 (3.30%) GIAC
11 131 (3.28%) CRISC
12 117 (2.93%) CCNP
13 110 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 90 (2.25%) DV Cleared
15 80 (2.00%) PCI QSA
16 58 (1.45%) CISMP
17 55 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
18 53 (1.33%) PhD
19 48 (1.20%) ISSAP
20 47 (1.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1326 (33.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 783 (19.60%) PCI DSS
3 279 (6.98%) COBIT
4 186 (4.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 110 (2.75%) SLA
6 83 (2.08%) QA
7 79 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 53 (1.33%) ISO 9001
9 34 (0.85%) COSO
10 20 (0.50%) JSP 440
11 18 (0.45%) BS7799
12 15 (0.38%) GPG13
13 14 (0.35%) BS25999
14 13 (0.33%) ISO 9000
15 10 (0.25%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.25%) HIPAA
16 8 (0.20%) Data Quality
17 6 (0.15%) Solvency II
18 5 (0.13%) Basel II
19 4 (0.10%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 221 (5.53%) Active Directory
2 93 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.18%) Snort
4 32 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.48%) Nmap
5 19 (0.48%) XenApp
6 15 (0.38%) Squid
7 13 (0.33%) XenServer
8 11 (0.28%) vSphere
8 11 (0.28%) Firmware
9 9 (0.23%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.20%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.15%) Xen
11 6 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.075%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.075%) NFS
14 3 (0.075%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 71 (1.78%) Nessus
2 32 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
3 27 (0.68%) SCCM
4 20 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
5 16 (0.40%) WSUS
6 15 (0.38%) Backup Exec
7 13 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
8 12 (0.30%) Puppet
9 11 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.28%) Tivoli
10 10 (0.25%) Nagios
11 8 (0.20%) SCOM
12 7 (0.18%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.15%) CORE IMPACT
14 4 (0.10%) SolarWinds Orion
14 4 (0.10%) Cisco LMS
15 3 (0.075%) Ansible
15 3 (0.075%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 2 (0.050%) EMC NetWorker
16 2 (0.050%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 417 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 383 (9.59%) Cisco
3 295 (7.38%) CheckPoint
4 179 (4.48%) Oracle
5 159 (3.98%) Juniper
6 153 (3.83%) VMware
7 125 (3.13%) F5
8 109 (2.73%) Citrix
9 81 (2.03%) Websense
10 78 (1.95%) Symantec
11 76 (1.90%) McAfee
12 71 (1.78%) Blue Coat
13 54 (1.35%) ArcSight
14 52 (1.30%) Fortinet
15 51 (1.28%) HP
16 45 (1.13%) Qualys
17 38 (0.95%) Sourcefire
18 36 (0.90%) SAP
19 31 (0.78%) Sun
20 28 (0.70%) Remedy
London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, County Down
HMRC
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + £7,200 Car allowance +15% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Acumin
Salary: £75,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: Negotiable Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Certification Europe
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum £40,000 per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Intelletect
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 66,300 - 91,800 + car + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago