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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 108 177 192
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +15
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2852 1933 1681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.81% 1.85% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 2.17% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2248 1586 1265
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -

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
88106 89047 87460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.16% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73200 73150 69679
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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
England +61 2670 £55,000 +4.76% 379
London +55 1094 £62,500 +4.16% 148
South East +97 591 £55,000 - 74
City of London +27 218 £60,000 +9.09% 30
Yorkshire +36 209 £47,500 +5.55% 30
Berkshire +55 200 £55,000 -8.33% 28
East of England +66 190 £50,000 -9.09% 21
North West +42 188 £48,750 +2.63% 30
West Yorkshire +14 150 £45,000 - 16
West Midlands +42 149 £50,000 +5.26% 30
South West 0 149 £50,000 +1.01% 30
Manchester +74 141 £50,000 +1.01% 21
Leeds -1 116 £46,250 +2.77% 14
Surrey +29 107 £55,000 +10.55% 16
Hampshire +51 83 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Scotland +26 79 £49,500 -10.00% 8
Reading +28 78 £50,500 +1.00% 12
East Midlands -3 78 £60,000 +9.09% 13
Oxfordshire +41 58 £57,500 +53.33% 7
Birmingham +15 54 £50,000 - 15
Cambridgeshire +7 51 £43,000 -18.09% 7
Bedfordshire +37 50 £50,000 -18.36% 4
Bristol +14 49 £51,250 -2.38% 5
Hertfordshire +30 46 £65,000 -3.70% 8
Gloucestershire -9 45 £60,000 +20.00% 17
Glasgow +19 43 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Cambridge +1 43 £43,000 -18.09% 4
East Sussex +42 39 £50,000 - 4
Kent +31 37 £52,500 +2.43% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 36 £47,500 -20.83% 3

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2109 (39.49%) CISSP
2 1719 (32.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1519 (28.45%) Finance
4 1368 (25.62%) CISM
5 1359 (25.45%) Management Information System
6 1199 (22.45%) Risk Management
7 1142 (21.39%) Degree
8 1096 (20.52%) Windows
9 997 (18.67%) Firewall
10 917 (17.17%) ITIL
11 916 (17.15%) PCI DSS
12 903 (16.91%) Security Management
13 861 (16.12%) Cybersecurity
14 773 (14.48%) CISA
15 682 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
16 676 (12.66%) Linux
17 598 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
18 571 (10.69%) Microsoft
19 570 (10.67%) Network Security
20 564 (10.56%) SIEM
21 557 (10.43%) Information Security Management
22 555 (10.39%) Security Operations
23 464 (8.69%) Unix
24 462 (8.65%) Data Protection
25 446 (8.35%) Legal
26 444 (8.31%) Computer Science
27 441 (8.26%) Security Cleared
28 437 (8.18%) Project Management
29 421 (7.88%) Active Directory
29 421 (7.88%) Banking

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 169 (3.16%) IIS
2 119 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 78 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 43 (0.81%) Apache
5 34 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 28 (0.52%) Lync
8 23 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.28%) Node.js
11 15 (0.28%) SAS
12 13 (0.24%) JBoss
13 10 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (0.17%) CMS
15 8 (0.15%) CloudStack
15 8 (0.15%) nginx
16 7 (0.13%) Confluence
16 7 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 255 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 137 (2.57%) MS Office
3 42 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.32%) MS Project
6 12 (0.22%) GNU Octave
7 10 (0.19%) SPSS
8 7 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 7 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.019%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.094%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.056%) Line 500
5 3 (0.056%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.056%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.056%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.056%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.056%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.037%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.037%) AWD
6 2 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.037%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.037%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.037%) Unica
6 2 (0.037%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.019%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.019%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 163 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (1.82%) SaaS
4 62 (1.16%) Office 365
5 47 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (0.47%) IaaS
7 19 (0.36%) GitHub
8 6 (0.11%) PaaS
9 5 (0.094%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.019%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.019%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 997 (18.67%) Firewall
2 570 (10.67%) Network Security
3 342 (6.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 266 (4.98%) Internet
5 262 (4.91%) TCP/IP
6 214 (4.01%) VPN
7 213 (3.99%) WAN
8 199 (3.73%) LAN
9 196 (3.67%) Wireless
10 156 (2.92%) DNS
11 97 (1.82%) SAN
11 97 (1.82%) SSL
12 62 (1.16%) DHCP
13 58 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
14 57 (1.07%) Wireshark
15 52 (0.97%) MPLS
16 46 (0.86%) VLAN
17 45 (0.84%) HTTP
18 42 (0.79%) Intranet
19 37 (0.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 112 (2.10%) Big Data
3 95 (1.78%) MySQL
4 55 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 41 (0.77%) Hadoop
6 41 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 38 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 33 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 31 (0.58%) Data Mining
10 30 (0.56%) MongoDB
11 27 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 26 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (0.47%) RDBMS
14 20 (0.37%) GIS
15 17 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (0.28%) Informix
18 14 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
18 14 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 44 (0.82%) Git (software)
2 36 (0.67%) JIRA
3 33 (0.62%) Subversion
4 32 (0.60%) Metasploit
5 30 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 24 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 15 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 13 (0.24%) Burp Suite
9 12 (0.22%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.19%) AppScan
11 9 (0.17%) Hudson
11 9 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
12 8 (0.15%) Toad
13 7 (0.13%) Mercurial
14 6 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.094%) Android Studio
15 5 (0.094%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1519 (28.45%) Finance
2 446 (8.35%) Legal
3 421 (7.88%) Banking
4 237 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 188 (3.52%) Retail
6 123 (2.30%) Law
7 97 (1.82%) Marketing
8 81 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 70 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 69 (1.29%) German Language
11 59 (1.10%) French Language
12 49 (0.92%) Investment Banking
13 48 (0.90%) Publishing
14 46 (0.86%) Military
15 40 (0.75%) Electronics
16 36 (0.67%) Advertising
17 32 (0.60%) Games
18 29 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.39%) Back Office
19 21 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1125 (21.07%) Analyst
2 862 (16.14%) Security Analyst
3 822 (15.39%) Security Manager
4 665 (12.45%) Consultant
5 525 (9.83%) Information Security Manager
6 509 (9.53%) Security Consultant
7 508 (9.51%) Information Manager
8 463 (8.67%) Information Analyst
9 449 (8.41%) Information Security Analyst
10 424 (7.94%) Architect
11 327 (6.12%) Security Engineer
12 317 (5.94%) IT Manager
13 299 (5.60%) Security Officer
14 279 (5.22%) Security Architect
15 249 (4.66%) Information Security Officer
16 231 (4.33%) Information Officer
17 214 (4.01%) IT Security Manager
18 211 (3.95%) Security Specialist
19 196 (3.67%) Information Security Consultant
20 189 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (3.65%) .NET
2 105 (1.97%) HTML
3 103 (1.93%) J2EE
4 100 (1.87%) Web Services
5 85 (1.59%) CSS
6 60 (1.12%) Middleware
7 46 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 45 (0.84%) SailPoint
9 40 (0.75%) jQuery
10 38 (0.71%) LAMP
11 37 (0.69%) HTML5
11 37 (0.69%) REST
12 35 (0.66%) XML
13 33 (0.62%) SOAP
13 33 (0.62%) WCF
14 29 (0.54%) AngularJS
15 24 (0.45%) Spring
16 22 (0.41%) CSS3
16 22 (0.41%) RESTful
17 20 (0.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1359 (25.45%) Management Information System
2 598 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
3 444 (8.31%) Computer Science
4 194 (3.63%) Data Centre
4 194 (3.63%) Security Operations Centre
5 178 (3.33%) CESG
6 148 (2.77%) Cyberthreat
7 140 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 130 (2.43%) PKI
9 129 (2.42%) Cryptography
10 120 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
11 102 (1.91%) Mathematics
12 62 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 61 (1.14%) Mainframe
14 52 (0.97%) CESG CLAS
15 51 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 50 (0.94%) Statistics
17 48 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
18 39 (0.73%) Blackberry
19 36 (0.67%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 1096 (20.52%) Windows
2 676 (12.66%) Linux
3 464 (8.69%) Unix
4 228 (4.27%) Windows Server
5 142 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 114 (2.13%) Solaris
7 106 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 72 (1.35%) Android
9 68 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (1.18%) Windows 2000
11 53 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 48 (0.90%) Windows 7
13 47 (0.88%) CentOS
13 47 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (0.60%) Windows 8
15 31 (0.58%) Windows XP
16 26 (0.49%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.26%) Debian
18 11 (0.21%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1199 (22.45%) Risk Management
2 917 (17.17%) ITIL
3 903 (16.91%) Security Management
4 861 (16.12%) Cybersecurity
5 682 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
6 564 (10.56%) SIEM
7 557 (10.43%) Information Security Management
8 555 (10.39%) Security Operations
9 462 (8.65%) Data Protection
10 437 (8.18%) Project Management
11 420 (7.87%) Security Architecture
12 418 (7.83%) ISMS
13 407 (7.62%) Risk Assessment
14 397 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
15 378 (7.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 355 (6.65%) Business Continuity
17 345 (6.46%) Incident Management
18 331 (6.20%) Vulnerability Management
19 328 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
20 320 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 384 (7.19%) SQL
2 260 (4.87%) Java
3 231 (4.33%) C
4 228 (4.27%) Python
5 194 (3.63%) C#
6 165 (3.09%) Perl
7 139 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 129 (2.42%) JavaScript
9 120 (2.25%) C++
10 73 (1.37%) PHP
11 54 (1.01%) Ruby
12 49 (0.92%) VB.NET
13 47 (0.88%) Bash Shell
14 40 (0.75%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.51%) VB
16 22 (0.41%) R
17 19 (0.36%) MATLAB
18 17 (0.32%) Assembly Language
19 13 (0.24%) VBA
19 13 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2109 (39.49%) CISSP
2 1368 (25.62%) CISM
3 1142 (21.39%) Degree
4 773 (14.48%) CISA
5 441 (8.26%) Security Cleared
6 331 (6.20%) CEH
7 297 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 277 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
9 269 (5.04%) GIAC
10 217 (4.06%) SANS
11 186 (3.48%) CRISC
12 168 (3.15%) CLAS
13 154 (2.88%) DV Cleared
14 145 (2.72%) CCNP
15 137 (2.57%) CCNA
16 136 (2.55%) CISMP
16 136 (2.55%) IISP
17 125 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
18 118 (2.21%) CREST Certified
19 110 (2.06%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1719 (32.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 916 (17.15%) PCI DSS
3 380 (7.12%) COBIT
4 209 (3.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 123 (2.30%) SLA
6 110 (2.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 100 (1.87%) QA
8 81 (1.52%) ISO27002
9 73 (1.37%) ISO 9001
10 51 (0.96%) RMADS
11 44 (0.82%) ISO22301
12 37 (0.69%) SSAE 16
13 34 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 29 (0.54%) Data Quality
15 28 (0.52%) HIPAA
16 22 (0.41%) COSO
16 22 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
17 21 (0.39%) JSP 440
18 15 (0.28%) FISMA
19 13 (0.24%) BS25999
System Software
1 421 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 176 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 47 (0.88%) vSphere
5 39 (0.73%) Xen
6 35 (0.66%) Snort
7 32 (0.60%) XenApp
8 30 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 26 (0.49%) XenDesktop
10 25 (0.47%) XenServer
11 15 (0.28%) VMware ESX
12 13 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.21%) Docker
13 11 (0.21%) iptables
13 11 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.15%) NFS
15 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.13%) Samba
16 6 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 92 (1.72%) Nessus
2 53 (0.99%) Puppet
3 48 (0.90%) QRadar
4 42 (0.79%) SCCM
5 31 (0.58%) Nagios
6 28 (0.52%) EnCase
7 27 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
8 26 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (0.45%) Ansible
10 16 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 16 (0.30%) SCOM
11 14 (0.26%) Cacti
12 13 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
12 13 (0.24%) Windows Intune
13 12 (0.22%) Graphite
14 11 (0.21%) Nmap
14 11 (0.21%) RSA enVision
14 11 (0.21%) Salt
14 11 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 11 (0.21%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 571 (10.69%) Microsoft
2 378 (7.08%) Cisco
3 282 (5.28%) VMware
4 219 (4.10%) Oracle
5 196 (3.67%) CheckPoint
6 138 (2.58%) Juniper
7 121 (2.27%) F5
7 121 (2.27%) IBM
8 114 (2.13%) Palo Alto
9 106 (1.99%) McAfee
10 94 (1.76%) Splunk
11 92 (1.72%) Blue Coat
11 92 (1.72%) Citrix
12 84 (1.57%) Red Hat
13 81 (1.52%) Sourcefire
14 72 (1.35%) HP
15 67 (1.25%) ArcSight
16 65 (1.22%) Symantec
17 63 (1.18%) Crossbeam
18 59 (1.10%) Qualys
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £29000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£85,000 plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
First Point
Salary: £62000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Cash Pot
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Picture More Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + big benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum + Financial Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000 - £57000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £49000 - £61000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £29651.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £80,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 to £80,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: Yesterday