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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 120 174 167
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2494 1876 1753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.44% 1.72% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.07% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2034 1477 1232
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,460
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -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
86640 90513 82524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.74% 82.77% 81.09%
Number of salaries quoted 71744 73516 68202
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 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 31 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 +85 1174 £62,500 +5.93% 137
South East +26 509 £50,000 +5.26% 67
Yorkshire +18 169 £42,500 -2.29% 19
East of England +8 150 £49,000 +3.15% 34
North West +35 138 £52,500 +8.80% 21
East Midlands +29 121 £55,000 +30.95% 11
West Midlands +16 110 £48,500 +2.10% 16
South West +8 103 £50,000 +11.11% 15
North East -10 7 £42,500 +19.71% 5
Midlands -15 1 - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 1556 (32.99%) CISSP
2 1488 (31.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1426 (30.24%) Finance
4 1106 (23.45%) Management Information System
5 944 (20.02%) Firewall
6 911 (19.32%) Risk Management
7 899 (19.06%) CISM
8 876 (18.58%) Degree
9 855 (18.13%) PCI DSS
10 839 (17.79%) ITIL
11 829 (17.58%) Windows
12 729 (15.46%) Cyber Security
13 625 (13.25%) CISA
14 614 (13.02%) Security Management
15 563 (11.94%) Penetration Testing
16 511 (10.84%) SIEM
17 505 (10.71%) Security Cleared
18 500 (10.60%) Microsoft
19 495 (10.50%) Linux
20 460 (9.75%) Network Security
21 452 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
22 448 (9.50%) Project Management
23 424 (8.99%) Banking
24 422 (8.95%) Data Protection
25 403 (8.55%) Security Architecture
26 401 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
27 396 (8.40%) Information Security Management
27 396 (8.40%) SQL
28 371 (7.87%) Risk Assessment
29 370 (7.85%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 135 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 103 (2.18%) IIS
3 89 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 53 (1.12%) Apache
5 40 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 35 (0.74%) Node.js
8 32 (0.68%) Lync
9 26 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 26 (0.55%) JBoss
10 25 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 25 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (0.45%) SAS
12 19 (0.40%) WebLogic
13 18 (0.38%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.23%) CMS
16 9 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
17 6 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 239 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 156 (3.31%) MS Office
3 50 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.45%) MS Project
5 15 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.17%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.085%) SPSS
9 3 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.064%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.042%) SmartSuite
11 1 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.064%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.064%) Summit
3 3 (0.064%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.042%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.021%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.021%) Maximo
5 1 (0.021%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.021%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.021%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.021%) Exstream
5 1 (0.021%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
5 1 (0.021%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.021%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.021%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 83 (1.76%) SaaS
2 65 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (1.29%) Office 365
4 40 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 29 (0.61%) IaaS
7 23 (0.49%) PaaS
8 5 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.085%) Route 53
9 4 (0.085%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.085%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.085%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.064%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.042%) GitHub
11 2 (0.042%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 944 (20.02%) Firewall
2 460 (9.75%) Network Security
3 290 (6.15%) TCP/IP
4 276 (5.85%) Internet
5 232 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 225 (4.77%) VPN
7 206 (4.37%) LAN
8 202 (4.28%) WAN
9 172 (3.65%) DNS
10 165 (3.50%) Wireless
11 102 (2.16%) SAN
12 88 (1.87%) DHCP
13 67 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
14 60 (1.27%) VoIP
15 56 (1.19%) SSL
16 55 (1.17%) IPsec
17 46 (0.98%) DMZ
18 44 (0.93%) VLAN
19 42 (0.89%) LDAP
20 41 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 97 (2.06%) Big Data
3 83 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
4 81 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 71 (1.51%) RDBMS
6 69 (1.46%) MySQL
7 56 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 40 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 38 (0.81%) Oracle Database
10 37 (0.78%) MongoDB
11 31 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
12 24 (0.51%) Data Mining
13 23 (0.49%) Hadoop
14 20 (0.42%) DB2
15 17 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
16 16 (0.34%) NoSQL
17 13 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (0.28%) Data Mart
18 12 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
18 12 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (0.74%) Git (software)
2 22 (0.47%) Subversion
3 19 (0.40%) ClearCase
3 19 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
4 18 (0.38%) Metasploit
5 15 (0.32%) WinDbg
5 15 (0.32%) GDB
6 13 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.28%) JIRA
7 10 (0.21%) ERwin
8 9 (0.19%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.15%) Toad
10 7 (0.15%) Maven
11 6 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
11 6 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.11%) FitNesse
12 5 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.085%) Ant
13 4 (0.085%) Selenium
General
1 1426 (30.24%) Finance
2 424 (8.99%) Banking
3 247 (5.24%) Legal
4 195 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 191 (4.05%) Retail
6 131 (2.78%) Law
7 96 (2.04%) Military
8 93 (1.97%) Financial Institution
9 86 (1.82%) Marketing
10 68 (1.44%) Investment Banking
11 60 (1.27%) Manufacturing
12 54 (1.15%) Advertising
13 26 (0.55%) Publishing
14 25 (0.53%) Games
15 24 (0.51%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.45%) Back Office
17 17 (0.36%) Electronics
18 10 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.19%) Aerospace
19 9 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 861 (18.26%) Analyst
2 657 (13.93%) Consultant
3 636 (13.49%) Security Analyst
4 634 (13.44%) Security Manager
5 505 (10.71%) Security Consultant
6 432 (9.16%) Information Manager
7 403 (8.55%) Information Security Manager
8 390 (8.27%) Architect
9 297 (6.30%) Information Analyst
10 289 (6.13%) Information Security Analyst
11 287 (6.09%) Security Officer
12 269 (5.70%) Security Architect
13 263 (5.58%) Security Engineer
14 231 (4.90%) Information Security Officer
15 180 (3.82%) Information Security Consultant
16 167 (3.54%) Security Specialist
17 138 (2.93%) Project Manager
18 134 (2.84%) IT Security Analyst
19 110 (2.33%) Developer
20 101 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (3.71%) .NET
2 131 (2.78%) HTML
3 109 (2.31%) Web Services
4 92 (1.95%) CSS
5 87 (1.84%) J2EE
6 82 (1.74%) Middleware
7 57 (1.21%) Spring
8 55 (1.17%) ASP.NET
9 48 (1.02%) HTML5
10 43 (0.91%) Hibernate
11 37 (0.78%) SAML
11 37 (0.78%) JSP
12 36 (0.76%) .NET Framework
13 35 (0.74%) CSS3
14 32 (0.68%) Apache Camel
15 29 (0.61%) jQuery
15 29 (0.61%) XML
16 27 (0.57%) REST
17 24 (0.51%) WCF
17 24 (0.51%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1106 (23.45%) Management Information System
2 452 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
3 292 (6.19%) Computer Science
4 195 (4.13%) Data Centre
5 156 (3.31%) PKI
6 142 (3.01%) Data Protection Act
7 111 (2.35%) CESG
8 105 (2.23%) Cryptography
9 95 (2.01%) Mathematics
10 84 (1.78%) Hedge funds
11 80 (1.70%) RMADS
12 71 (1.51%) Visualisation
13 60 (1.27%) Mobile App
14 45 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 45 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 43 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
16 41 (0.87%) Cybercrime
17 37 (0.78%) Blackberry
18 34 (0.72%) Client/Server
19 33 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 829 (17.58%) Windows
2 495 (10.50%) Linux
3 309 (6.55%) UNIX
4 79 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (1.40%) Windows 7
6 45 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (0.76%) Solaris
9 35 (0.74%) Android
10 27 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 25 (0.53%) Windows 8
12 21 (0.45%) Windows XP
13 14 (0.30%) Debian
14 12 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.23%) VMS
16 9 (0.19%) CentOS
17 6 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.085%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 911 (19.32%) Risk Management
2 839 (17.79%) ITIL
3 729 (15.46%) Cyber Security
4 614 (13.02%) Security Management
5 563 (11.94%) Penetration Testing
6 511 (10.84%) SIEM
7 448 (9.50%) Project Management
8 422 (8.95%) Data Protection
9 403 (8.55%) Security Architecture
10 401 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
11 396 (8.40%) Information Security Management
12 371 (7.87%) Risk Assessment
13 370 (7.85%) Business Continuity
14 357 (7.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 292 (6.19%) ISMS
16 286 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
17 281 (5.96%) Incident Management
18 259 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
19 250 (5.30%) Security Testing
20 249 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 396 (8.40%) SQL
2 290 (6.15%) C
3 279 (5.92%) Java
4 166 (3.52%) Python
5 154 (3.27%) Perl
6 140 (2.97%) C++
7 134 (2.84%) C#
8 101 (2.14%) PowerShell
9 98 (2.08%) JavaScript
10 69 (1.46%) Ruby
11 46 (0.98%) PHP
12 36 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 35 (0.74%) Bash Shell
14 29 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 21 (0.45%) VB.NET
16 20 (0.42%) VBScript
17 15 (0.32%) VBA
18 12 (0.25%) VB
19 9 (0.19%) R
20 8 (0.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1556 (32.99%) CISSP
2 899 (19.06%) CISM
3 876 (18.58%) Degree
4 625 (13.25%) CISA
5 505 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 294 (6.23%) SC Cleared
7 253 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
8 206 (4.37%) CRISC
9 201 (4.26%) CEH
10 196 (4.16%) DV Cleared
11 165 (3.50%) CCNA
12 135 (2.86%) GIAC
13 123 (2.61%) CCNP
14 119 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 84 (1.78%) SSCP
16 78 (1.65%) CISMP
17 76 (1.61%) PCI QSA
18 67 (1.42%) MCSE
19 62 (1.31%) PMI Certification
20 56 (1.19%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1488 (31.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 855 (18.13%) PCI DSS
3 249 (5.28%) COBIT
4 175 (3.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 160 (3.39%) QA
6 100 (2.12%) SLA
7 46 (0.98%) ISO 9001
8 34 (0.72%) BS25999
9 30 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 27 (0.57%) JSP 440
11 24 (0.51%) HIPAA
12 23 (0.49%) GPG13
13 22 (0.47%) Data Quality
14 19 (0.40%) BS7799
15 17 (0.36%) COSO
16 15 (0.32%) ISO 14001
17 10 (0.21%) FISMA
17 10 (0.21%) Basel II
18 8 (0.17%) ISO 9000
19 7 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 352 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 202 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 54 (1.15%) vSphere
5 47 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (0.83%) Snort
7 27 (0.57%) Terminal Services
8 26 (0.55%) XenApp
9 23 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
10 20 (0.42%) Squid
11 16 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.32%) Firmware
13 14 (0.30%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.28%) XenServer
14 13 (0.28%) VMware ESX
15 9 (0.19%) vCloud
16 8 (0.17%) VirtualBox
17 7 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 7 (0.15%) RACF
18 6 (0.13%) iptables
Systems Management
1 89 (1.89%) Nessus
2 65 (1.38%) SCCM
3 20 (0.42%) Nagios
4 19 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
5 17 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
6 16 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (0.34%) Nmap
6 16 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 15 (0.32%) Tivoli
7 15 (0.32%) FortiGate
8 13 (0.28%) Puppet
9 11 (0.23%) CORE IMPACT
9 11 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (0.21%) SCOM
11 9 (0.19%) OpenView
12 7 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 7 (0.15%) WSUS
12 7 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.15%) Check_MK
12 7 (0.15%) Icinga
Vendors
1 500 (10.60%) Microsoft
2 319 (6.76%) Cisco
3 278 (5.89%) VMware
4 222 (4.71%) Oracle
5 217 (4.60%) CheckPoint
6 121 (2.57%) HP
7 110 (2.33%) Citrix
8 99 (2.10%) Juniper
8 99 (2.10%) McAfee
9 79 (1.68%) Websense
10 73 (1.55%) F5
11 67 (1.42%) Splunk
12 63 (1.34%) Red Hat
13 59 (1.25%) SAP
14 55 (1.17%) Tripwire
15 54 (1.15%) ArcSight
16 47 (1.00%) Qualys
16 47 (1.00%) Blue Coat
16 47 (1.00%) Fortinet
17 42 (0.89%) Symantec
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Send
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
CBS butler
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum +18% bonus + car allowance + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Acumin
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum On-call allowance, overtime, and ben
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday