The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 113 173 169
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2696 2056 1856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.46% 1.76% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 2.12% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2170 1614 1314
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,750 £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%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
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

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK.

Information Security Salary Trend in the UK

Information Security
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK 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
England +54 2494 £55,000 +4.76% 326
London +85 1174 £62,500 +5.93% 137
South East +26 509 £50,000 +5.26% 67
City of London +57 285 £65,000 +18.18% 37
Yorkshire +18 169 £42,500 -2.29% 19
East of England +8 150 £49,000 +3.15% 34
Berkshire +45 144 £55,000 -4.34% 24
North West +35 138 £52,500 +8.80% 21
Scotland +27 131 £42,000 - 7
East Midlands +29 121 £55,000 +30.95% 11
Surrey -3 112 £47,500 +3.26% 10
West Midlands +16 110 £48,500 +2.10% 14
West Yorkshire -6 106 £42,500 - 14
South West +8 103 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Leeds +8 86 £43,000 +1.17% 9
Buckinghamshire +46 83 £55,000 - 8
Hampshire -7 82 £50,000 -9.09% 14
Hertfordshire +16 69 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Manchester +22 68 £45,000 +2.85% 12
Glasgow +27 66 £42,000 +5.00% 3
Milton Keynes +30 61 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Cheshire +26 61 £62,500 +13.63% 3
Reading +32 58 £57,500 +4.54% 18
Nottinghamshire +40 51 £70,000 +145.61% 4
Nottingham +42 50 £70,000 +93.10% 4
Edinburgh +3 49 £45,000 - 4
Watford +34 46 £46,250 +74.52% 4
North Yorkshire +32 43 £42,500 -6.59% 1
Gloucestershire +4 37 £50,000 -4.30% 8
Birmingham -8 37 £50,000 - 7

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1738 (33.83%) CISSP
2 1618 (31.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1608 (31.30%) Finance
4 1172 (22.81%) Management Information System
5 1020 (19.86%) CISM
6 1018 (19.82%) Risk Management
7 983 (19.14%) Degree
8 968 (18.84%) Firewall
9 914 (17.79%) PCI DSS
10 899 (17.50%) Windows
11 896 (17.44%) ITIL
12 832 (16.20%) Cyber Security
13 680 (13.24%) CISA
14 654 (12.73%) Security Management
15 576 (11.21%) Penetration Testing
16 563 (10.96%) SIEM
17 559 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
18 546 (10.63%) Security Cleared
19 535 (10.41%) Network Security
20 534 (10.40%) Microsoft
21 526 (10.24%) Linux
22 479 (9.32%) Project Management
23 472 (9.19%) Banking
24 459 (8.94%) Data Protection
25 433 (8.43%) Risk Assessment
26 430 (8.37%) Security Architecture
27 427 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
28 422 (8.21%) SQL
29 417 (8.12%) Business Continuity
30 406 (7.90%) Information Security Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 (2.71%) MS Exchange
2 115 (2.24%) IIS
3 89 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 53 (1.03%) Apache
5 40 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 35 (0.68%) Node.js
7 33 (0.64%) Lync
8 27 (0.53%) JBoss
9 26 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 25 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 25 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 24 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 22 (0.43%) SAS
13 19 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (0.23%) CMS
16 9 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
17 7 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 262 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 162 (3.15%) MS Office
3 53 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (0.43%) MS Project
5 18 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.078%) SPSS
9 3 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.058%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.039%) SmartSuite
10 2 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.16%) Summit
5 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.058%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.058%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.039%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.019%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.019%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.019%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.019%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.019%) Maximo
8 1 (0.019%) Exstream
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 1 (0.019%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.019%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.019%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 85 (1.65%) SaaS
2 78 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (1.19%) Office 365
4 40 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 29 (0.56%) IaaS
7 23 (0.45%) PaaS
8 9 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.078%) Route 53
9 4 (0.078%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.078%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.058%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.058%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.039%) GitHub
11 2 (0.039%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.019%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.019%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 968 (18.84%) Firewall
2 535 (10.41%) Network Security
3 308 (6.00%) Internet
4 295 (5.74%) TCP/IP
5 243 (4.73%) Intrusion Detection
6 230 (4.48%) VPN
7 213 (4.15%) LAN
8 204 (3.97%) WAN
9 174 (3.39%) DNS
10 169 (3.29%) Wireless
11 112 (2.18%) SAN
12 88 (1.71%) DHCP
13 70 (1.36%) SSL
14 67 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
15 61 (1.19%) VoIP
16 55 (1.07%) IPsec
17 50 (0.97%) Intranet
18 48 (0.93%) LDAP
19 47 (0.91%) HTTP
20 46 (0.90%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 98 (1.91%) Big Data
3 86 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 84 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (1.38%) RDBMS
6 70 (1.36%) MySQL
7 56 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 41 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 39 (0.76%) Oracle Database
10 37 (0.72%) MongoDB
11 31 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 26 (0.51%) DB2
13 25 (0.49%) Data Mining
14 24 (0.47%) Hadoop
15 19 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
16 16 (0.31%) NoSQL
17 14 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 13 (0.25%) Data Mart
18 13 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
19 12 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 26 (0.51%) Subversion
3 19 (0.37%) ClearCase
3 19 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
4 18 (0.35%) Metasploit
5 15 (0.29%) WinDbg
5 15 (0.29%) GDB
6 13 (0.25%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.25%) JIRA
7 12 (0.23%) Jenkins
8 10 (0.19%) ERwin
9 8 (0.16%) Maven
9 8 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.14%) Toad
11 6 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
11 6 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.097%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.097%) Selenium
12 5 (0.097%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.078%) Ant
General
1 1608 (31.30%) Finance
2 472 (9.19%) Banking
3 293 (5.70%) Legal
4 228 (4.44%) Retail
5 218 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 175 (3.41%) Law
7 97 (1.89%) Military
8 96 (1.87%) Marketing
9 95 (1.85%) Financial Institution
10 68 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 61 (1.19%) Manufacturing
12 54 (1.05%) Advertising
13 27 (0.53%) Publishing
14 26 (0.51%) Games
15 24 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 23 (0.45%) Back Office
17 21 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.33%) Electronics
19 9 (0.18%) Aerospace
19 9 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 978 (19.04%) Analyst
2 725 (14.11%) Security Analyst
3 712 (13.86%) Consultant
4 664 (12.93%) Security Manager
5 555 (10.80%) Security Consultant
6 456 (8.88%) Information Manager
7 425 (8.27%) Information Security Manager
8 417 (8.12%) Architect
9 371 (7.22%) Information Analyst
10 363 (7.07%) Information Security Analyst
11 304 (5.92%) Security Officer
12 293 (5.70%) Security Architect
13 278 (5.41%) Security Engineer
14 248 (4.83%) Information Security Officer
15 203 (3.95%) Information Security Consultant
16 175 (3.41%) Security Specialist
17 141 (2.74%) Project Manager
18 139 (2.71%) IT Security Analyst
19 130 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
20 114 (2.22%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (3.58%) .NET
2 132 (2.57%) HTML
3 111 (2.16%) Web Services
4 98 (1.91%) J2EE
5 96 (1.87%) CSS
6 83 (1.62%) Middleware
7 58 (1.13%) Spring
8 57 (1.11%) ASP.NET
9 48 (0.93%) HTML5
10 43 (0.84%) Hibernate
11 40 (0.78%) JSP
12 38 (0.74%) SAML
12 38 (0.74%) .NET Framework
13 35 (0.68%) CSS3
14 33 (0.64%) Apache Camel
15 30 (0.58%) jQuery
15 30 (0.58%) XML
16 28 (0.55%) REST
17 24 (0.47%) WCF
17 24 (0.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1172 (22.81%) Management Information System
2 559 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
3 306 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 205 (3.99%) Data Centre
5 165 (3.21%) Cryptography
6 163 (3.17%) PKI
7 150 (2.92%) Data Protection Act
8 118 (2.30%) CESG
9 95 (1.85%) Mathematics
10 87 (1.69%) RMADS
11 84 (1.64%) Hedge funds
12 71 (1.38%) Visualisation
13 61 (1.19%) Mobile App
14 53 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 45 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
16 43 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
17 41 (0.80%) Cybercrime
18 37 (0.72%) Blackberry
19 34 (0.66%) Client/Server
20 33 (0.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 899 (17.50%) Windows
2 526 (10.24%) Linux
3 361 (7.03%) UNIX
4 83 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 50 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (0.82%) Solaris
10 35 (0.68%) Android
11 27 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 25 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 22 (0.43%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.27%) Debian
15 12 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.23%) AIX
16 11 (0.21%) VMS
16 11 (0.21%) CentOS
17 6 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.097%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1018 (19.82%) Risk Management
2 896 (17.44%) ITIL
3 832 (16.20%) Cyber Security
4 654 (12.73%) Security Management
5 576 (11.21%) Penetration Testing
6 563 (10.96%) SIEM
7 479 (9.32%) Project Management
8 459 (8.94%) Data Protection
9 433 (8.43%) Risk Assessment
10 430 (8.37%) Security Architecture
11 427 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
12 417 (8.12%) Business Continuity
13 406 (7.90%) Information Security Management
14 384 (7.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 339 (6.60%) Incident Management
16 319 (6.21%) ISMS
17 299 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
18 277 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
19 271 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
20 261 (5.08%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 422 (8.21%) SQL
2 298 (5.80%) Java
3 291 (5.66%) C
4 172 (3.35%) Python
5 160 (3.11%) Perl
6 142 (2.76%) C++
7 141 (2.74%) C#
8 107 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 100 (1.95%) JavaScript
10 73 (1.42%) Ruby
11 46 (0.90%) PHP
12 40 (0.78%) Shell Script
13 38 (0.74%) Bash Shell
14 36 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 21 (0.41%) VB.NET
16 20 (0.39%) VBScript
17 15 (0.29%) VBA
18 12 (0.23%) VB
19 9 (0.18%) R
20 8 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1738 (33.83%) CISSP
2 1020 (19.86%) CISM
3 983 (19.14%) Degree
4 680 (13.24%) CISA
5 546 (10.63%) Security Cleared
6 318 (6.19%) SC Cleared
7 265 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
8 219 (4.26%) CRISC
9 213 (4.15%) CEH
10 199 (3.87%) DV Cleared
11 176 (3.43%) CCNA
12 141 (2.74%) GIAC
13 127 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 126 (2.45%) CCNP
15 100 (1.95%) CISMP
16 85 (1.65%) SSCP
17 82 (1.60%) PCI QSA
18 74 (1.44%) MCSE
19 63 (1.23%) PMI Certification
20 56 (1.09%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1618 (31.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 914 (17.79%) PCI DSS
3 281 (5.47%) COBIT
4 185 (3.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 170 (3.31%) QA
6 112 (2.18%) SLA
7 57 (1.11%) ISO 9001
8 40 (0.78%) BS25999
9 31 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 29 (0.56%) JSP 440
11 28 (0.55%) HIPAA
12 23 (0.45%) GPG13
13 22 (0.43%) Data Quality
14 21 (0.41%) COSO
15 19 (0.37%) BS7799
16 15 (0.29%) ISO 14001
17 11 (0.21%) Basel II
18 10 (0.19%) FISMA
19 8 (0.16%) ISO 9000
20 7 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 371 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 213 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 56 (1.09%) vSphere
5 47 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (0.76%) Snort
7 28 (0.55%) XenApp
8 27 (0.53%) Terminal Services
9 23 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
10 20 (0.39%) Squid
11 19 (0.37%) VMware ESX
12 17 (0.33%) XenDesktop
13 16 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
14 15 (0.29%) Firmware
15 14 (0.27%) XenServer
16 9 (0.18%) vCloud
17 8 (0.16%) VirtualBox
18 7 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
18 7 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 7 (0.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 97 (1.89%) Nessus
2 66 (1.28%) SCCM
3 28 (0.55%) Nagios
4 21 (0.41%) Tivoli
5 19 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
6 18 (0.35%) Puppet
7 17 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (0.31%) Nmap
8 16 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 15 (0.29%) FortiGate
10 13 (0.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 12 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.21%) CORE IMPACT
13 10 (0.19%) SCOM
14 9 (0.18%) OpenView
15 7 (0.14%) WSUS
15 7 (0.14%) Check_MK
15 7 (0.14%) Icinga
Vendors
1 534 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 325 (6.33%) Cisco
3 301 (5.86%) VMware
4 245 (4.77%) Oracle
5 222 (4.32%) CheckPoint
6 132 (2.57%) HP
7 113 (2.20%) Citrix
8 110 (2.14%) McAfee
9 100 (1.95%) Juniper
10 86 (1.67%) Websense
11 82 (1.60%) Splunk
12 80 (1.56%) F5
13 73 (1.42%) SAP
14 64 (1.25%) Red Hat
15 58 (1.13%) ArcSight
16 56 (1.09%) Qualys
16 56 (1.09%) Symantec
17 55 (1.07%) Tripwire
18 48 (0.93%) Blue Coat
19 47 (0.91%) Fortinet
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