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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 118 172 165
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2527 1826 1708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.47% 1.70% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 2.06% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2098 1435 1244
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £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
86980 88764 81227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 85.08% 82.85% 81.69%
Number of salaries quoted 72449 71450 67160
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +71 1225 £60,000 +4.34% 114
South East +18 477 £50,000 - 57
Yorkshire +40 176 £43,000 +2.38% 22
North West +47 153 £50,000 +5.26% 27
East of England -10 126 £51,500 +14.44% 19
East Midlands +39 118 £55,000 +25.71% 9
South West +26 117 £50,000 +21.95% 22
West Midlands +32 109 £50,000 +2.56% 17
North East -9 6 £45,000 +26.76% 3
Midlands -12 3 £70,000 +64.70% 1
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1528 (32.38%) CISSP
2 1464 (31.02%) Finance
3 1447 (30.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1084 (22.97%) Management Information System
5 932 (19.75%) Firewall
6 899 (19.05%) CISM
7 892 (18.90%) Risk Management
8 863 (18.29%) Degree
9 810 (17.16%) PCI DSS
9 810 (17.16%) Windows
10 789 (16.72%) ITIL
11 720 (15.26%) Cyber Security
12 623 (13.20%) CISA
13 580 (12.29%) Security Management
14 579 (12.27%) Penetration Testing
15 548 (11.61%) SIEM
16 506 (10.72%) Linux
17 503 (10.66%) Microsoft
18 483 (10.24%) Banking
19 467 (9.90%) Project Management
20 463 (9.81%) Security Cleared
21 462 (9.79%) Network Security
22 446 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
23 414 (8.77%) Security Architecture
24 411 (8.71%) SQL
25 399 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
26 389 (8.24%) Information Security Management
27 378 (8.01%) Data Protection
28 366 (7.76%) Risk Assessment
29 359 (7.61%) Vulnerability Assessment

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 139 (2.95%) MS Exchange
2 106 (2.25%) IIS
3 97 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 69 (1.46%) Apache
5 42 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 39 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (0.78%) Node.js
8 33 (0.70%) Lync
8 33 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 24 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 23 (0.49%) JBoss
10 23 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 22 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 18 (0.38%) SAS
13 15 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (0.28%) CMS
15 12 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
17 4 (0.085%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 240 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 171 (3.62%) MS Office
3 55 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (0.49%) MS Project
5 15 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.085%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.085%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.064%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.064%) Summit
4 3 (0.064%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.021%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.021%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.021%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.021%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.021%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.021%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.021%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.021%) Maximo
6 1 (0.021%) Exstream
6 1 (0.021%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 75 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 75 (1.59%) SaaS
2 63 (1.34%) Office 365
3 44 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (0.57%) IaaS
6 20 (0.42%) PaaS
7 5 (0.11%) GitHub
8 3 (0.064%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.042%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.042%) Route 53
9 2 (0.042%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.042%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.042%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.042%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 932 (19.75%) Firewall
2 462 (9.79%) Network Security
3 276 (5.85%) Internet
4 253 (5.36%) TCP/IP
5 244 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
6 223 (4.73%) VPN
7 186 (3.94%) LAN
8 185 (3.92%) WAN
9 177 (3.75%) DNS
10 159 (3.37%) Wireless
11 95 (2.01%) SAN
12 88 (1.86%) DHCP
13 65 (1.38%) SSL
14 63 (1.34%) VoIP
15 59 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
16 55 (1.17%) IPsec
17 54 (1.14%) MPLS
18 52 (1.10%) VLAN
19 39 (0.83%) DMZ
19 39 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 106 (2.25%) Big Data
3 86 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 82 (1.74%) MySQL
4 82 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
5 73 (1.55%) RDBMS
6 61 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 44 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 41 (0.87%) MongoDB
9 34 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 32 (0.68%) Oracle Database
11 28 (0.59%) Hadoop
12 18 (0.38%) Data Mining
13 16 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (0.32%) NoSQL
15 13 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (0.25%) Data Mart
17 11 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (0.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 47 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 24 (0.51%) Subversion
3 19 (0.40%) JIRA
3 19 (0.40%) ClearCase
4 17 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.34%) Metasploit
6 15 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.25%) WinDbg
7 12 (0.25%) GDB
8 10 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (0.21%) ERwin
9 7 (0.15%) Maven
10 6 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.13%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
11 5 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.085%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 3 (0.064%) Gradle
13 3 (0.064%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1464 (31.02%) Finance
2 483 (10.24%) Banking
3 227 (4.81%) Legal
4 194 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 191 (4.05%) Retail
6 108 (2.29%) Law
7 101 (2.14%) Financial Institution
8 87 (1.84%) Marketing
9 80 (1.70%) Military
10 74 (1.57%) Investment Banking
11 64 (1.36%) Manufacturing
12 33 (0.70%) Advertising
13 29 (0.61%) Publishing
14 22 (0.47%) Games
14 22 (0.47%) Back Office
15 20 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 17 (0.36%) Electronics
17 12 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.19%) Aerospace
19 8 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 885 (18.75%) Analyst
2 642 (13.60%) Security Analyst
3 637 (13.50%) Consultant
4 600 (12.71%) Security Manager
5 488 (10.34%) Security Consultant
6 413 (8.75%) Information Manager
7 391 (8.29%) Architect
8 381 (8.07%) Information Security Manager
9 283 (6.00%) Information Analyst
10 276 (5.85%) Information Security Analyst
11 275 (5.83%) Security Officer
12 270 (5.72%) Security Architect
13 261 (5.53%) Security Engineer
14 219 (4.64%) Information Security Officer
15 168 (3.56%) Information Security Consultant
16 163 (3.45%) Security Specialist
17 160 (3.39%) Project Manager
18 133 (2.82%) IT Security Analyst
19 109 (2.31%) Senior Analyst
20 107 (2.27%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (3.73%) .NET
2 133 (2.82%) HTML
3 108 (2.29%) Web Services
4 100 (2.12%) CSS
5 88 (1.86%) J2EE
6 83 (1.76%) Middleware
7 56 (1.19%) Spring
8 55 (1.17%) ASP.NET
9 48 (1.02%) HTML5
10 42 (0.89%) Hibernate
11 39 (0.83%) JSP
12 34 (0.72%) SAML
12 34 (0.72%) .NET Framework
12 34 (0.72%) jQuery
13 32 (0.68%) CSS3
14 30 (0.64%) Apache Camel
15 27 (0.57%) WCF
16 26 (0.55%) REST
17 24 (0.51%) SOAP
18 23 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1084 (22.97%) Management Information System
2 446 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
3 297 (6.29%) Computer Science
4 200 (4.24%) Data Centre
5 139 (2.95%) PKI
6 121 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
7 104 (2.20%) CESG
8 98 (2.08%) Cryptography
9 89 (1.89%) Mathematics
10 80 (1.70%) Hedge funds
11 75 (1.59%) Visualisation
12 69 (1.46%) RMADS
13 58 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 55 (1.17%) Cybercrime
15 51 (1.08%) Mobile App
16 41 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
17 38 (0.81%) Blackberry
17 38 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
18 36 (0.76%) Client/Server
19 35 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 810 (17.16%) Windows
2 506 (10.72%) Linux
3 297 (6.29%) UNIX
4 82 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 49 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (0.93%) Solaris
9 43 (0.91%) Android
10 42 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 29 (0.61%) Windows 8
13 23 (0.49%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.28%) Debian
16 12 (0.25%) VMS
17 11 (0.23%) CentOS
18 7 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.15%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 892 (18.90%) Risk Management
2 789 (16.72%) ITIL
3 720 (15.26%) Cyber Security
4 580 (12.29%) Security Management
5 579 (12.27%) Penetration Testing
6 548 (11.61%) SIEM
7 467 (9.90%) Project Management
8 414 (8.77%) Security Architecture
9 399 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
10 389 (8.24%) Information Security Management
11 378 (8.01%) Data Protection
12 366 (7.76%) Risk Assessment
13 359 (7.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 352 (7.46%) Business Continuity
15 287 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
16 285 (6.04%) ISMS
17 283 (6.00%) Incident Management
18 270 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
19 251 (5.32%) Security Testing
20 241 (5.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 411 (8.71%) SQL
2 286 (6.06%) C
3 259 (5.49%) Java
4 166 (3.52%) Perl
4 166 (3.52%) Python
5 130 (2.75%) C#
6 126 (2.67%) C++
7 107 (2.27%) PowerShell
8 105 (2.23%) JavaScript
9 64 (1.36%) Ruby
10 58 (1.23%) PHP
11 41 (0.87%) Bash Shell
12 30 (0.64%) Shell Script
12 30 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 24 (0.51%) VBScript
14 20 (0.42%) VB.NET
14 20 (0.42%) VBA
15 12 (0.25%) R
16 11 (0.23%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 1528 (32.38%) CISSP
2 899 (19.05%) CISM
3 863 (18.29%) Degree
4 623 (13.20%) CISA
5 463 (9.81%) Security Cleared
6 288 (6.10%) SC Cleared
7 251 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
8 200 (4.24%) CRISC
9 195 (4.13%) CEH
10 190 (4.03%) DV Cleared
11 160 (3.39%) CCNA
12 157 (3.33%) GIAC
13 132 (2.80%) CCNP
14 124 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
15 81 (1.72%) PCI QSA
16 75 (1.59%) SSCP
17 73 (1.55%) MCSE
18 68 (1.44%) CISMP
19 63 (1.34%) PMI Certification
20 53 (1.12%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1447 (30.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 810 (17.16%) PCI DSS
3 244 (5.17%) COBIT
4 193 (4.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 150 (3.18%) QA
6 91 (1.93%) SLA
7 48 (1.02%) ISO 9001
8 31 (0.66%) BS25999
9 28 (0.59%) JSP 440
10 26 (0.55%) HIPAA
11 25 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 19 (0.40%) Data Quality
13 16 (0.34%) BS7799
13 16 (0.34%) COSO
14 15 (0.32%) ISO 14001
15 14 (0.30%) FISMA
16 10 (0.21%) GPG13
17 8 (0.17%) Basel II
18 5 (0.11%) ISO 9000
18 5 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 338 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 196 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 52 (1.10%) vSphere
5 49 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (0.68%) Snort
6 32 (0.68%) Terminal Services
7 23 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
8 21 (0.45%) XenApp
9 15 (0.32%) VMware ESX
10 13 (0.28%) Firmware
11 11 (0.23%) Squid
12 9 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.19%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.17%) VirtualBox
14 7 (0.15%) iptables
14 7 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 7 (0.15%) XenServer
15 6 (0.13%) OpenSSH
15 6 (0.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 97 (2.06%) Nessus
2 53 (1.12%) SCCM
3 27 (0.57%) Nagios
4 22 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
5 19 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 17 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
7 16 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 15 (0.32%) FortiGate
9 13 (0.28%) Puppet
9 13 (0.28%) Tivoli
10 12 (0.25%) Nmap
11 10 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 10 (0.21%) SCOM
12 9 (0.19%) WebInspect
12 9 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
12 9 (0.19%) Icinga
13 8 (0.17%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 7 (0.15%) WSUS
14 7 (0.15%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 503 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 320 (6.78%) Cisco
3 266 (5.64%) VMware
4 224 (4.75%) Oracle
5 210 (4.45%) CheckPoint
6 120 (2.54%) HP
7 98 (2.08%) Juniper
8 97 (2.06%) Citrix
8 97 (2.06%) McAfee
9 73 (1.55%) F5
10 67 (1.42%) Splunk
11 66 (1.40%) Websense
12 62 (1.31%) ArcSight
13 61 (1.29%) Red Hat
14 57 (1.21%) Tripwire
15 56 (1.19%) SAP
16 52 (1.10%) Fortinet
17 48 (1.02%) Qualys
18 42 (0.89%) Symantec
19 38 (0.81%) IBM
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Send
Salary: £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Harris Global
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: £50000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55k - 70k + bonus + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £64,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Veredus
Salary: Circa £90,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + £neg+bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £23k - 27k per year + corporate benefits
Posted: 2 days ago