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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 127 169 185
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +16
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2545 2077 1716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.33% 1.73% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 2.09% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2031 1570 1229
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 £47,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%

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
92318 99153 88437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.54% 82.71% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 75379 80339 72907
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +6.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 2 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 2 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 +49 2334 £55,000 +10.00% 320
London +68 1100 £65,000 +8.33% 135
South East +28 493 £51,500 +8.42% 66
City of London +57 286 £65,000 +13.04% 42
Berkshire +36 149 £57,500 +4.54% 15
East of England +17 144 £52,000 +4.00% 19
Scotland +47 142 £42,000 -1.17% 10
Yorkshire -11 136 £42,500 -1.16% 21
North West +26 122 £57,500 +9.52% 27
Surrey -7 112 £50,000 - 13
South West -8 106 £50,000 +1.01% 20
West Midlands +18 100 £50,000 +11.11% 27
East Midlands +17 97 £52,500 +37.25% 5
Glasgow +47 86 £42,000 +3.70% 3
Hampshire +17 81 £50,000 +11.11% 10
West Yorkshire -27 78 £40,000 -4.76% 11
Buckinghamshire +25 66 £55,000 +14.58% 12
Hertfordshire +1 66 £55,000 +15.78% 8
Reading +17 62 £60,000 +4.34% 8
Leeds -22 62 £40,000 -6.97% 9
Manchester +17 56 £43,000 -6.52% 18
Cheshire +23 53 £60,500 +0.83% 5
Edinburgh +10 50 £46,000 +8.23% 2
Watford +33 48 £47,500 - 2
Milton Keynes +14 48 £52,500 +40.00% 5
North Yorkshire +24 45 £42,500 -6.07% 8
Gloucestershire 0 41 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Birmingham -8 38 £50,000 - 18
Cambridgeshire 0 33 £42,500 -9.57% 1
Nottinghamshire +9 31 £50,000 +75.43% 1

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 1688 (34.90%) CISSP
2 1545 (31.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1519 (31.40%) Finance
4 1136 (23.49%) Management Information System
5 981 (20.28%) CISM
6 965 (19.95%) Risk Management
7 945 (19.54%) Degree
8 918 (18.98%) Firewall
9 885 (18.30%) PCI DSS
10 869 (17.97%) Windows
11 854 (17.66%) ITIL
12 774 (16.00%) Cyber Security
13 642 (13.27%) Security Management
14 640 (13.23%) CISA
15 532 (11.00%) Microsoft
16 527 (10.90%) Security Cleared
17 518 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
18 508 (10.50%) Penetration Testing
19 492 (10.17%) Network Security
20 490 (10.13%) SIEM
21 473 (9.78%) Linux
22 428 (8.85%) Security Architecture
23 426 (8.81%) Data Protection
24 425 (8.79%) Banking
25 421 (8.70%) Project Management
26 404 (8.35%) Information Security Management
27 403 (8.33%) Business Continuity
28 389 (8.04%) Risk Assessment
29 375 (7.75%) SQL
30 364 (7.53%) Active Directory

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 149 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 109 (2.25%) IIS
3 89 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 39 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (0.64%) Node.js
6 31 (0.64%) Apache
7 30 (0.62%) Lync
8 28 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 27 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 23 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 21 (0.43%) JBoss
12 19 (0.39%) SAS
13 16 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
15 13 (0.27%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.25%) CMS
17 10 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
18 9 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
18 9 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 251 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 145 (3.00%) MS Office
3 44 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.33%) MS Project
4 16 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.23%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.19%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.083%) SPSS
8 3 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.041%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.041%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.12%) Summit
6 2 (0.041%) assyst
6 2 (0.041%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.041%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.041%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.041%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.041%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.021%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.021%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.021%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.021%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.021%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.021%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.021%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 1 (0.021%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.021%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (1.59%) SaaS
2 61 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (1.14%) Office 365
4 36 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.58%) IaaS
6 25 (0.52%) PaaS
7 19 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.083%) Route 53
9 4 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.083%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.083%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.062%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.062%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.041%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 918 (18.98%) Firewall
2 492 (10.17%) Network Security
3 299 (6.18%) TCP/IP
4 267 (5.52%) Internet
5 218 (4.51%) Intrusion Detection
6 194 (4.01%) LAN
7 191 (3.95%) WAN
8 186 (3.85%) VPN
9 170 (3.51%) DNS
10 163 (3.37%) Wireless
11 116 (2.40%) SAN
12 94 (1.94%) DHCP
13 82 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
14 64 (1.32%) SSL
15 51 (1.05%) Intranet
15 51 (1.05%) LDAP
16 50 (1.03%) VoIP
17 44 (0.91%) IPsec
18 41 (0.85%) HTTP
19 40 (0.83%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 92 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 84 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 82 (1.70%) Big Data
5 75 (1.55%) RDBMS
6 55 (1.14%) MySQL
7 53 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (0.89%) Oracle Database
9 36 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 32 (0.66%) MongoDB
11 28 (0.58%) DB2
12 26 (0.54%) Data Mining
12 26 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (0.37%) Data Mart
13 18 (0.37%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.31%) NoSQL
15 12 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
16 11 (0.23%) Oracle OWB
16 11 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 19 (0.39%) Metasploit
2 19 (0.39%) Subversion
3 17 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (0.33%) ClearCase
5 15 (0.31%) ERwin
5 15 (0.31%) GDB
5 15 (0.31%) WinDbg
6 12 (0.25%) Jenkins
7 11 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
8 10 (0.21%) JIRA
9 8 (0.17%) Toad
10 7 (0.14%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.12%) Selenium
12 5 (0.10%) FitNesse
12 5 (0.10%) JMeter
13 4 (0.083%) Ant
13 4 (0.083%) Maven
13 4 (0.083%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.062%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1519 (31.40%) Finance
2 425 (8.79%) Banking
3 281 (5.81%) Legal
4 204 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 194 (4.01%) Retail
6 183 (3.78%) Law
7 93 (1.92%) Military
8 85 (1.76%) Marketing
9 82 (1.70%) Financial Institution
10 62 (1.28%) Investment Banking
11 60 (1.24%) Advertising
12 53 (1.10%) Manufacturing
13 25 (0.52%) Games
14 23 (0.48%) Publishing
15 22 (0.45%) Back Office
15 22 (0.45%) Retail Banking
16 18 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.35%) Electronics
18 10 (0.21%) Aerospace
18 10 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 890 (18.40%) Analyst
2 699 (14.45%) Consultant
3 663 (13.71%) Security Analyst
4 615 (12.71%) Security Manager
5 542 (11.21%) Security Consultant
6 421 (8.70%) Information Manager
7 392 (8.10%) Architect
8 389 (8.04%) Information Security Manager
9 335 (6.93%) Information Analyst
10 327 (6.76%) Information Security Analyst
11 278 (5.75%) Security Officer
12 273 (5.64%) Security Architect
13 260 (5.38%) Security Engineer
14 230 (4.76%) Information Security Officer
15 201 (4.16%) Information Security Consultant
16 169 (3.49%) Security Specialist
17 135 (2.79%) IT Security Analyst
18 114 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
19 112 (2.32%) Project Manager
20 103 (2.13%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (3.41%) .NET
2 117 (2.42%) HTML
3 101 (2.09%) Web Services
4 96 (1.98%) J2EE
5 82 (1.70%) CSS
6 80 (1.65%) Middleware
7 59 (1.22%) ASP.NET
8 53 (1.10%) Spring
9 41 (0.85%) Hibernate
10 40 (0.83%) JSP
11 39 (0.81%) HTML5
12 33 (0.68%) CSS3
12 33 (0.68%) SAML
13 31 (0.64%) XML
14 30 (0.62%) .NET Framework
14 30 (0.62%) Apache Camel
15 26 (0.54%) Ajax
16 25 (0.52%) REST
17 23 (0.48%) jQuery
18 19 (0.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1136 (23.49%) Management Information System
2 518 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 292 (6.04%) Computer Science
4 190 (3.93%) Data Centre
5 158 (3.27%) Cryptography
6 146 (3.02%) PKI
7 139 (2.87%) Data Protection Act
8 119 (2.46%) CESG
9 94 (1.94%) RMADS
10 87 (1.80%) Mathematics
11 80 (1.65%) Hedge funds
12 60 (1.24%) Visualisation
13 54 (1.12%) Mobile App
14 47 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 46 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 40 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
17 39 (0.81%) Blackberry
18 34 (0.70%) Client/Server
19 33 (0.68%) Replication
20 32 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 869 (17.97%) Windows
2 473 (9.78%) Linux
3 343 (7.09%) UNIX
4 86 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (1.51%) Windows 7
6 50 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (0.74%) Solaris
10 26 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 25 (0.52%) Android
12 24 (0.50%) Windows 8
13 19 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.25%) AIX
16 11 (0.23%) VMS
17 9 (0.19%) CentOS
18 8 (0.17%) Debian
19 6 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
20 5 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 965 (19.95%) Risk Management
2 854 (17.66%) ITIL
3 774 (16.00%) Cyber Security
4 642 (13.27%) Security Management
5 508 (10.50%) Penetration Testing
6 490 (10.13%) SIEM
7 428 (8.85%) Security Architecture
8 426 (8.81%) Data Protection
9 421 (8.70%) Project Management
10 404 (8.35%) Information Security Management
11 403 (8.33%) Business Continuity
12 389 (8.04%) Risk Assessment
13 364 (7.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 351 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
15 305 (6.31%) Incident Management
16 300 (6.20%) ISMS
17 294 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
18 260 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
19 255 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
20 245 (5.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 375 (7.75%) SQL
2 275 (5.69%) Java
3 263 (5.44%) C
4 160 (3.31%) Python
5 150 (3.10%) Perl
6 129 (2.67%) C++
7 125 (2.58%) C#
8 93 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 90 (1.86%) JavaScript
10 69 (1.43%) Ruby
11 38 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 38 (0.79%) PHP
12 34 (0.70%) Bash Shell
13 31 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 18 (0.37%) VBScript
14 18 (0.37%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.23%) VB
16 9 (0.19%) VBA
17 8 (0.17%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1688 (34.90%) CISSP
2 981 (20.28%) CISM
3 945 (19.54%) Degree
4 640 (13.23%) CISA
5 527 (10.90%) Security Cleared
6 305 (6.31%) SC Cleared
7 261 (5.40%) Cisco Certification
8 210 (4.34%) CEH
9 207 (4.28%) CRISC
10 182 (3.76%) DV Cleared
11 169 (3.49%) CCNA
12 132 (2.73%) GIAC
13 127 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 125 (2.58%) CCNP
15 97 (2.01%) SSCP
16 83 (1.72%) CISMP
17 80 (1.65%) PCI QSA
18 72 (1.49%) MCSE
19 49 (1.01%) PMI Certification
19 49 (1.01%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1545 (31.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 885 (18.30%) PCI DSS
3 277 (5.73%) COBIT
4 186 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 171 (3.54%) QA
6 124 (2.56%) SLA
7 54 (1.12%) ISO 9001
8 44 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 40 (0.83%) BS25999
10 33 (0.68%) GPG13
11 31 (0.64%) JSP 440
12 23 (0.48%) BS7799
13 21 (0.43%) HIPAA
14 18 (0.37%) COSO
14 18 (0.37%) Data Quality
15 15 (0.31%) ISO 14001
16 12 (0.25%) Basel II
17 9 (0.19%) ISO 9000
18 8 (0.17%) MiFID
18 8 (0.17%) EMIR
System Software
1 364 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 208 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 47 (0.97%) vSphere
5 44 (0.91%) Snort
6 37 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (0.72%) XenApp
8 28 (0.58%) Squid
9 24 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (0.45%) XenServer
10 22 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 21 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 18 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
13 17 (0.35%) VMware ESX
14 13 (0.27%) vCloud
15 8 (0.17%) VirtualBox
15 8 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.17%) Firmware
16 6 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
17 5 (0.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 87 (1.80%) Nessus
2 70 (1.45%) SCCM
3 27 (0.56%) Nagios
4 24 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
5 21 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 20 (0.41%) Tivoli
7 18 (0.37%) Nmap
8 17 (0.35%) Puppet
9 15 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
10 13 (0.27%) SCOM
11 12 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (0.23%) OpenView
13 10 (0.21%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 9 (0.19%) WSUS
15 7 (0.14%) FortiGate
15 7 (0.14%) CORE IMPACT
16 5 (0.10%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 532 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 351 (7.26%) Cisco
3 299 (6.18%) VMware
4 233 (4.82%) CheckPoint
5 221 (4.57%) Oracle
6 128 (2.65%) Citrix
7 125 (2.58%) HP
8 123 (2.54%) McAfee
9 114 (2.36%) Juniper
10 100 (2.07%) Websense
11 82 (1.70%) F5
12 76 (1.57%) SAP
13 66 (1.36%) Symantec
13 66 (1.36%) Blue Coat
13 66 (1.36%) Splunk
14 60 (1.24%) Red Hat
15 51 (1.05%) ArcSight
16 49 (1.01%) IBM
17 48 (0.99%) Tripwire
17 48 (0.99%) Qualys
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Salary: £150000 - £170000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 + outstanding package
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
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Salary: Circa £45,000- £60,000 plus an outstanding package
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Bristol Area
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Salary: Circa £45,000- £60,000 plus an outstanding package
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Circa £45,000- £60,000 plus an outstanding package
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Greater Manchester
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Salary: Circa £45,000- £60,000 plus an outstanding package
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Central London / West End
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Salary: Circa £50,000- 100,000 plus an outstanding package
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Salary: Circa £45,000- £60,000 plus an outstanding package
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Hampshire
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