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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 128 175 184
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2378 1891 1624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.30% 1.71% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 2.07% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1912 1432 1166
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
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
87191 91296 82288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.48% 82.73% 80.93%
Number of salaries quoted 72102 74533 68537
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,100
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +74 1126 £65,000 +8.33% 137
South East +28 503 £50,000 +5.26% 66
East of England +21 144 £50,500 +1.00% 22
Yorkshire -12 135 £42,500 - 17
North West +32 126 £57,500 +9.52% 28
West Midlands +23 107 £50,000 +11.11% 25
South West +4 105 £50,000 +1.01% 23
East Midlands +16 98 £52,500 +40.00% 5
North East -10 6 £42,500 +19.71%
Midlands -12 1 - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1522 (33.85%) CISSP
2 1427 (31.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1348 (29.98%) Finance
4 1083 (24.09%) Management Information System
5 900 (20.02%) Firewall
6 871 (19.37%) CISM
7 862 (19.17%) Risk Management
8 849 (18.88%) Degree
9 833 (18.53%) PCI DSS
10 820 (18.24%) Windows
11 811 (18.04%) ITIL
12 689 (15.32%) Cyber Security
13 606 (13.48%) Security Management
14 593 (13.19%) CISA
15 504 (11.21%) Microsoft
16 503 (11.19%) Penetration Testing
17 495 (11.01%) Security Cleared
18 455 (10.12%) Linux
19 449 (9.99%) SIEM
20 430 (9.56%) Network Security
21 424 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
22 404 (8.99%) Security Architecture
23 396 (8.81%) Information Security Management
24 394 (8.76%) Project Management
24 394 (8.76%) Data Protection
25 391 (8.70%) Banking
26 359 (7.98%) SQL
27 357 (7.94%) Business Continuity
28 350 (7.78%) Active Directory
29 346 (7.70%) Cisco

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 143 (3.18%) MS Exchange
2 101 (2.25%) IIS
3 90 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 37 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 32 (0.71%) Apache
7 31 (0.69%) Node.js
8 29 (0.65%) Lync
9 28 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 27 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (0.44%) JBoss
12 18 (0.40%) SAS
13 17 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 17 (0.38%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.29%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (0.24%) CMS
17 9 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
17 9 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
17 9 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 233 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 144 (3.20%) MS Office
3 41 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.33%) MS Project
5 13 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.20%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.089%) SPSS
9 3 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.044%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.044%) SmartSuite
11 1 (0.022%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.067%) Summit
5 2 (0.044%) assyst
5 2 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.044%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.044%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.044%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.022%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.022%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.022%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.022%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.022%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.022%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.022%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 1 (0.022%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.022%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 77 (1.71%) SaaS
2 55 (1.22%) Office 365
3 51 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (0.65%) IaaS
6 27 (0.60%) PaaS
7 20 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.089%) Route 53
9 4 (0.089%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.089%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.089%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.067%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.067%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 900 (20.02%) Firewall
2 430 (9.56%) Network Security
3 297 (6.61%) TCP/IP
4 238 (5.29%) Internet
5 212 (4.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 190 (4.23%) WAN
7 189 (4.20%) VPN
8 188 (4.18%) LAN
9 167 (3.71%) DNS
10 158 (3.51%) Wireless
11 106 (2.36%) SAN
12 93 (2.07%) DHCP
13 81 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
14 53 (1.18%) SSL
15 50 (1.11%) VoIP
16 46 (1.02%) LDAP
16 46 (1.02%) IPsec
17 42 (0.93%) DMZ
18 39 (0.87%) HTTP
19 38 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 91 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
3 82 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 81 (1.80%) Big Data
5 74 (1.65%) RDBMS
6 55 (1.22%) MySQL
7 53 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 42 (0.93%) Oracle Database
9 36 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 32 (0.71%) MongoDB
11 28 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 27 (0.60%) DB2
13 26 (0.58%) Data Mining
14 18 (0.40%) Data Mart
15 17 (0.38%) Hadoop
16 15 (0.33%) NoSQL
17 12 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
18 11 (0.24%) Oracle OWB
18 11 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
18 11 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 19 (0.42%) Metasploit
3 17 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (0.36%) ClearCase
4 16 (0.36%) Subversion
5 15 (0.33%) ERwin
5 15 (0.33%) GDB
5 15 (0.33%) WinDbg
6 11 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.22%) JIRA
8 8 (0.18%) Toad
8 8 (0.18%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.11%) Selenium
9 5 (0.11%) FitNesse
9 5 (0.11%) JMeter
9 5 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.089%) Ant
11 3 (0.067%) Maven
11 3 (0.067%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1348 (29.98%) Finance
2 391 (8.70%) Banking
3 241 (5.36%) Legal
4 190 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 172 (3.83%) Retail
6 137 (3.05%) Law
7 92 (2.05%) Military
8 79 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 75 (1.67%) Marketing
10 62 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 60 (1.33%) Advertising
12 54 (1.20%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.53%) Games
14 22 (0.49%) Publishing
14 22 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 20 (0.44%) Back Office
16 17 (0.38%) Electronics
17 10 (0.22%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.22%) Automotive
17 10 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 803 (17.86%) Analyst
2 649 (14.44%) Consultant
3 594 (13.21%) Security Analyst
4 590 (13.12%) Security Manager
5 498 (11.08%) Security Consultant
6 398 (8.85%) Information Manager
7 371 (8.25%) Architect
8 368 (8.19%) Information Security Manager
9 274 (6.09%) Information Analyst
10 266 (5.92%) Information Security Analyst
11 256 (5.69%) Security Officer
12 253 (5.63%) Security Architect
12 253 (5.63%) Security Engineer
13 208 (4.63%) Information Security Officer
14 184 (4.09%) Information Security Consultant
15 160 (3.56%) Security Specialist
16 131 (2.91%) IT Security Analyst
17 109 (2.42%) Project Manager
18 99 (2.20%) Developer
18 99 (2.20%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (3.54%) .NET
2 118 (2.62%) HTML
3 99 (2.20%) Web Services
4 86 (1.91%) J2EE
5 80 (1.78%) CSS
6 79 (1.76%) Middleware
7 59 (1.31%) ASP.NET
8 52 (1.16%) Spring
9 41 (0.91%) Hibernate
10 39 (0.87%) HTML5
11 37 (0.82%) JSP
12 33 (0.73%) SAML
12 33 (0.73%) CSS3
13 30 (0.67%) XML
14 29 (0.65%) Apache Camel
14 29 (0.65%) .NET Framework
15 26 (0.58%) Ajax
16 25 (0.56%) REST
17 23 (0.51%) jQuery
18 21 (0.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1083 (24.09%) Management Information System
2 424 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 283 (6.29%) Computer Science
4 185 (4.11%) Data Centre
5 138 (3.07%) PKI
6 134 (2.98%) Data Protection Act
7 113 (2.51%) CESG
8 105 (2.34%) Cryptography
9 87 (1.94%) Mathematics
9 87 (1.94%) RMADS
10 80 (1.78%) Hedge funds
11 60 (1.33%) Visualisation
12 53 (1.18%) Mobile App
13 47 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
14 40 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
15 39 (0.87%) Blackberry
16 38 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 34 (0.76%) Client/Server
18 32 (0.71%) Replication
19 30 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 820 (18.24%) Windows
2 455 (10.12%) Linux
3 302 (6.72%) UNIX
4 84 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (1.60%) Windows 7
6 47 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (0.67%) Solaris
10 25 (0.56%) Windows XP
10 25 (0.56%) Android
11 24 (0.53%) Windows 8
12 19 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 14 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.24%) VMS
15 8 (0.18%) Debian
15 8 (0.18%) CentOS
16 6 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.089%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 862 (19.17%) Risk Management
2 811 (18.04%) ITIL
3 689 (15.32%) Cyber Security
4 606 (13.48%) Security Management
5 503 (11.19%) Penetration Testing
6 449 (9.99%) SIEM
7 404 (8.99%) Security Architecture
8 396 (8.81%) Information Security Management
9 394 (8.76%) Project Management
9 394 (8.76%) Data Protection
10 357 (7.94%) Business Continuity
11 340 (7.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 334 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
13 323 (7.18%) Risk Assessment
14 281 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
15 279 (6.21%) ISMS
16 254 (5.65%) Incident Management
17 250 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
18 238 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 234 (5.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 359 (7.98%) SQL
2 264 (5.87%) C
3 259 (5.76%) Java
4 159 (3.54%) Python
5 147 (3.27%) Perl
6 127 (2.82%) C++
7 122 (2.71%) C#
8 89 (1.98%) PowerShell
9 88 (1.96%) JavaScript
10 66 (1.47%) Ruby
11 38 (0.85%) PHP
12 32 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 31 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 28 (0.62%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.42%) VBScript
16 18 (0.40%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.24%) VB
18 10 (0.22%) VBA
19 7 (0.16%) Objective-C
20 6 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 1522 (33.85%) CISSP
2 871 (19.37%) CISM
3 849 (18.88%) Degree
4 593 (13.19%) CISA
5 495 (11.01%) Security Cleared
6 287 (6.38%) SC Cleared
7 252 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
8 199 (4.43%) CEH
9 192 (4.27%) CRISC
10 182 (4.05%) DV Cleared
11 163 (3.63%) CCNA
12 125 (2.78%) GIAC
13 123 (2.74%) CCNP
14 122 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 97 (2.16%) SSCP
16 73 (1.62%) PCI QSA
17 68 (1.51%) MCSE
18 67 (1.49%) CISMP
19 51 (1.13%) OSCP
20 48 (1.07%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1427 (31.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 833 (18.53%) PCI DSS
3 251 (5.58%) COBIT
4 175 (3.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 164 (3.65%) QA
6 114 (2.54%) SLA
7 43 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 43 (0.96%) ISO 9001
8 35 (0.78%) BS25999
9 33 (0.73%) GPG13
10 29 (0.65%) JSP 440
11 23 (0.51%) BS7799
12 18 (0.40%) Data Quality
13 17 (0.38%) HIPAA
14 16 (0.36%) COSO
15 15 (0.33%) ISO 14001
16 11 (0.24%) Basel II
17 9 (0.20%) ISO 9000
18 8 (0.18%) MiFID
18 8 (0.18%) EMIR
System Software
1 350 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 199 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 47 (1.05%) vSphere
5 44 (0.98%) Snort
6 38 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (0.73%) XenApp
8 28 (0.62%) Squid
9 25 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 20 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 20 (0.44%) XenServer
10 20 (0.44%) XenDesktop
11 18 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
12 13 (0.29%) vCloud
13 11 (0.24%) VMware ESX
14 8 (0.18%) Firmware
14 8 (0.18%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.11%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.11%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 78 (1.73%) Nessus
2 72 (1.60%) SCCM
3 23 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
4 21 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 20 (0.44%) Nagios
6 17 (0.38%) Nmap
7 15 (0.33%) Tivoli
7 15 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
8 13 (0.29%) SCOM
9 12 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (0.27%) Puppet
10 11 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 10 (0.22%) OpenView
12 9 (0.20%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.20%) WSUS
13 8 (0.18%) FortiGate
14 7 (0.16%) CORE IMPACT
14 7 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
15 5 (0.11%) Icinga
15 5 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 504 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 346 (7.70%) Cisco
3 280 (6.23%) VMware
4 227 (5.05%) CheckPoint
5 205 (4.56%) Oracle
6 125 (2.78%) Citrix
7 117 (2.60%) McAfee
8 113 (2.51%) HP
9 112 (2.49%) Juniper
10 94 (2.09%) Websense
11 76 (1.69%) F5
12 63 (1.40%) Blue Coat
13 62 (1.38%) SAP
14 60 (1.33%) Red Hat
15 54 (1.20%) Splunk
16 53 (1.18%) Symantec
17 48 (1.07%) Tripwire
17 48 (1.07%) ArcSight
18 46 (1.02%) Fortinet
19 42 (0.93%) Qualys
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary DOE
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: Up to £65 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
2Source Talent
Salary: £70,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: £75,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Private medical, childcare vouchers
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
COL Police
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday