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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 162 158 214
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +56
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2001 1864 1554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 1.72% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.17% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1550 1369 1318
Average salary £51,250 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £76,950 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -1.18%

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
92437 86019 92024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.56% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 73692 70342 78027
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 2014 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 27 August 2014. 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 -6 1830 £52,500 - 211
London +11 804 £57,500 -4.16% 111
South East +19 442 £50,000 -2.91% 23
City of London +37 195 £52,500 -12.50% 36
East of England +20 135 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Yorkshire -26 128 £42,000 -6.66% 12
Surrey +23 122 £45,000 - 6
Hampshire +16 115 £59,000 +24.21% 5
West Yorkshire -5 101 £42,250 -6.11% 10
Scotland +31 96 £40,500 -10.00% 7
North West -59 95 £46,750 -8.33% 16
Berkshire -11 92 £57,500 -4.16% 4
Leeds +4 79 £42,000 -30.00% 7
East Midlands +10 67 £43,750 -2.77% 5
West Midlands -27 66 £48,750 -2.50% 7
South West -50 65 £41,000 -18.00% 17
Cambridgeshire +8 56 £50,000 -15.25% 5
Cambridge +15 53 £50,000 -23.07% 4
Kent +38 50 £41,000 +17.14% 1
Edinburgh +18 50 £45,000 -11.76% 3
Manchester -28 42 £46,000 -9.80% 10
Glasgow +21 41 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Birmingham -16 39 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Cheshire -13 38 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Guildford +15 35 £45,000 -5.26%
Hertfordshire +5 35 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Reading -30 35 £48,750 -18.75% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 27 £58,250 +14.77% 3
Leicestershire +23 25 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Havant +13 24 £58,000 +118.86% 2

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 1340 (34.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1271 (32.25%) CISSP
3 1152 (29.23%) Finance
4 1053 (26.72%) Management Information System
5 877 (22.25%) Degree
6 734 (18.62%) Firewall
7 729 (18.50%) PCI DSS
8 689 (17.48%) Windows
9 681 (17.28%) Risk Management
10 669 (16.98%) CISM
11 638 (16.19%) ITIL
12 495 (12.56%) Security Management
13 479 (12.15%) Linux
14 463 (11.75%) Microsoft
15 456 (11.57%) Security Cleared
15 456 (11.57%) Penetration Testing
16 435 (11.04%) CISA
17 398 (10.10%) Project Management
18 393 (9.97%) Network Security
19 381 (9.67%) Information Security Management
20 341 (8.65%) Business Continuity
21 336 (8.53%) SIEM
22 330 (8.37%) Cyber Security
23 327 (8.30%) Data Protection
24 326 (8.27%) Cisco
25 307 (7.79%) Security Architecture
26 301 (7.64%) UNIX
27 299 (7.59%) SQL
28 292 (7.41%) ISMS
29 290 (7.36%) Risk Assessment

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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
1 100 (2.54%) MS Exchange
2 92 (2.33%) IIS
3 77 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 39 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 28 (0.71%) Apache
7 21 (0.53%) SAS
7 21 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (0.46%) Lync
9 18 (0.46%) CMS
10 14 (0.36%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.23%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (0.18%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.18%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.15%) CloudStack
13 6 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.15%) Documentum
14 5 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 268 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 138 (3.50%) MS Office
3 61 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (0.79%) MS Project
5 20 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.10%) SPSS
9 3 (0.076%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.051%) SmartSuite
11 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.025%) FastStats
11 1 (0.025%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (0.41%) SAP GRC
2 13 (0.33%) assyst
3 10 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.10%) Summit
7 3 (0.076%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.051%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.051%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.051%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.051%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.025%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.025%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.025%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.025%) Tesseract
9 1 (0.025%) Minerva
9 1 (0.025%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.14%) SaaS
2 31 (0.79%) PaaS
3 28 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (0.51%) IaaS
5 18 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (0.25%) Google Apps
9 7 (0.18%) Office 365
10 5 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.076%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 734 (18.62%) Firewall
2 393 (9.97%) Network Security
3 244 (6.19%) Internet
4 218 (5.53%) TCP/IP
5 164 (4.16%) WAN
6 159 (4.03%) VPN
7 157 (3.98%) LAN
7 157 (3.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 132 (3.35%) DNS
9 107 (2.72%) Wireless
10 90 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
11 88 (2.23%) SSL
12 84 (2.13%) SAN
13 79 (2.00%) HTTP
14 59 (1.50%) LDAP
15 58 (1.47%) DHCP
16 55 (1.40%) Wireshark
17 48 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
18 46 (1.17%) VoIP
19 38 (0.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 57 (1.45%) MySQL
3 36 (0.91%) Big Data
4 34 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
6 29 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 29 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 28 (0.71%) Relational Database
8 27 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (0.56%) Data Mining
10 20 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (0.28%) MS Access
14 9 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (0.23%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.20%) QlikView
15 8 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (0.91%) Maven
2 29 (0.74%) Eclipse
3 26 (0.66%) Metasploit
4 24 (0.61%) Subversion
5 21 (0.53%) YourKit
6 14 (0.36%) Selenium
7 11 (0.28%) JIRA
8 9 (0.23%) TestNG
9 8 (0.20%) Jenkins
10 7 (0.18%) Artifactory
10 7 (0.18%) Git (software)
11 6 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.15%) WinDbg
11 6 (0.15%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.15%) AppScan
11 6 (0.15%) NUnit
11 6 (0.15%) JUnit
11 6 (0.15%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1152 (29.23%) Finance
2 257 (6.52%) Banking
3 252 (6.39%) Legal
4 202 (5.13%) Retail
5 127 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 111 (2.82%) Law
7 86 (2.18%) Marketing
8 73 (1.85%) Advertising
9 60 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 54 (1.37%) Games
11 40 (1.01%) Military
12 33 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 31 (0.79%) Electronics
14 30 (0.76%) Investment Banking
15 24 (0.61%) Local Government
15 24 (0.61%) Aerospace
16 20 (0.51%) Publishing
17 19 (0.48%) German Language
18 11 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 10 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 875 (22.20%) Analyst
2 721 (18.29%) Security Analyst
3 660 (16.75%) Consultant
4 518 (13.14%) Security Consultant
5 395 (10.02%) Security Manager
6 363 (9.21%) Information Analyst
7 356 (9.03%) Information Security Analyst
8 324 (8.22%) Architect
9 236 (5.99%) Information Manager
10 226 (5.73%) Information Security Manager
11 214 (5.43%) Security Specialist
12 176 (4.47%) Information Security Consultant
13 162 (4.11%) Security Officer
14 159 (4.03%) Security Architect
15 151 (3.83%) Security Engineer
16 142 (3.60%) Information Specialist
17 138 (3.50%) IT Security Analyst
18 135 (3.43%) Information Security Specialist
19 130 (3.30%) Developer
20 129 (3.27%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (3.65%) .NET
2 113 (2.87%) Web Services
3 94 (2.39%) HTML
4 60 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 59 (1.50%) XML
6 55 (1.40%) Spring
7 54 (1.37%) CSS
8 49 (1.24%) Hibernate
9 41 (1.04%) jQuery
10 36 (0.91%) J2EE
11 31 (0.79%) SAML
12 29 (0.74%) Middleware
13 27 (0.69%) JSP
14 26 (0.66%) SailPoint
15 25 (0.63%) RESTful
16 23 (0.58%) OAuth
17 21 (0.53%) .NET Framework
17 21 (0.53%) Spring MVC
18 20 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
19 19 (0.48%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1053 (26.72%) Management Information System
2 242 (6.14%) Computer Science
3 124 (3.15%) RMADS
4 97 (2.46%) CESG
5 90 (2.28%) PKI
6 86 (2.18%) Data Protection Act
7 75 (1.90%) Mathematics
8 67 (1.70%) Cryptography
9 45 (1.14%) CESG CLAS
10 36 (0.91%) Open Source
10 36 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
11 35 (0.89%) PMI
12 31 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 30 (0.76%) Hedge funds
13 30 (0.76%) Blackberry
14 29 (0.74%) NHS
15 26 (0.66%) Client/Server
16 25 (0.63%) Visualisation
17 24 (0.61%) Smartphone
18 19 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 689 (17.48%) Windows
2 479 (12.15%) Linux
3 301 (7.64%) UNIX
4 112 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 84 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 78 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (1.37%) Solaris
8 50 (1.27%) Ubuntu
9 39 (0.99%) Windows XP
10 38 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (0.84%) Mac OS
13 28 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 24 (0.61%) AIX
15 22 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
15 22 (0.56%) Windows 8
16 19 (0.48%) CentOS
17 14 (0.36%) Android
18 13 (0.33%) Debian
19 11 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (17.28%) Risk Management
2 638 (16.19%) ITIL
3 495 (12.56%) Security Management
4 456 (11.57%) Penetration Testing
5 398 (10.10%) Project Management
6 381 (9.67%) Information Security Management
7 341 (8.65%) Business Continuity
8 336 (8.53%) SIEM
9 330 (8.37%) Cyber Security
10 327 (8.30%) Data Protection
11 307 (7.79%) Security Architecture
12 292 (7.41%) ISMS
13 290 (7.36%) Risk Assessment
14 219 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 217 (5.51%) PRINCE2
16 213 (5.40%) E-Commerce
17 208 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
18 193 (4.90%) Security Testing
19 185 (4.69%) Incident Management
20 183 (4.64%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 299 (7.59%) SQL
2 227 (5.76%) Java
3 144 (3.65%) C#
4 108 (2.74%) C
5 105 (2.66%) C++
6 98 (2.49%) Perl
7 95 (2.41%) Python
8 81 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 72 (1.83%) JavaScript
10 47 (1.19%) Ruby
11 40 (1.01%) PHP
12 38 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 31 (0.79%) VB
14 30 (0.76%) T-SQL
15 26 (0.66%) Bash Shell
16 25 (0.63%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.30%) VB6
18 11 (0.28%) FoxPro (VFP)
19 8 (0.20%) MATLAB
20 7 (0.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1271 (32.25%) CISSP
2 877 (22.25%) Degree
3 669 (16.98%) CISM
4 456 (11.57%) Security Cleared
5 435 (11.04%) CISA
6 250 (6.34%) SC Cleared
7 245 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
8 203 (5.15%) CEH
9 187 (4.74%) CCNA
10 137 (3.48%) CCNP
11 132 (3.35%) DV Cleared
12 106 (2.69%) GIAC
13 105 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
14 73 (1.85%) MCSE
15 69 (1.75%) CRISC
16 61 (1.55%) PCI QSA
17 55 (1.40%) PMI Certification
18 54 (1.37%) SSCP
19 42 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
20 40 (1.01%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1340 (34.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 729 (18.50%) PCI DSS
3 227 (5.76%) COBIT
4 112 (2.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 96 (2.44%) QA
6 87 (2.21%) SLA
7 81 (2.06%) ISO 9001
8 74 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 27 (0.69%) ISO 9000
10 24 (0.61%) JSP 440
11 22 (0.56%) COSO
12 21 (0.53%) BS7799
13 17 (0.43%) GPG13
14 11 (0.28%) ISO 14001
15 9 (0.23%) Data Quality
16 8 (0.20%) GxP
17 6 (0.15%) CESG Infosec
18 5 (0.13%) HIPAA
18 5 (0.13%) GCP
18 5 (0.13%) GMP
System Software
1 184 (4.67%) Active Directory
2 127 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (1.34%) Snort
4 50 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.61%) Nmap
6 22 (0.56%) Samba
7 20 (0.51%) XenApp
8 19 (0.48%) vSphere
9 18 (0.46%) Squid
10 16 (0.41%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.18%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.18%) SpamAssassin
12 6 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.13%) UAG
13 5 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (0.10%) Varnish
14 4 (0.10%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 57 (1.45%) Nessus
2 32 (0.81%) Nagios
3 31 (0.79%) Puppet
4 24 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.51%) SCCM
6 17 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
7 15 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 14 (0.36%) WSUS
8 14 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
9 12 (0.30%) Capistrano
9 12 (0.30%) WebInspect
10 9 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.20%) SCOM
12 6 (0.15%) OpenSSO
12 6 (0.15%) CORE IMPACT
12 6 (0.15%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.13%) Icinga
14 4 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 463 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 326 (8.27%) Cisco
3 230 (5.84%) Oracle
4 227 (5.76%) CheckPoint
5 166 (4.21%) VMware
6 113 (2.87%) Juniper
7 81 (2.06%) Citrix
8 78 (1.98%) F5
9 77 (1.95%) Symantec
10 75 (1.90%) McAfee
11 73 (1.85%) HP
12 61 (1.55%) Sourcefire
13 60 (1.52%) Websense
14 55 (1.40%) Blue Coat
14 55 (1.40%) ArcSight
15 52 (1.32%) Red Hat
16 50 (1.27%) SAP
17 48 (1.22%) Qualys
18 46 (1.17%) Splunk
19 41 (1.04%) LogRhythm
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: competitive + flexible benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
South Croydon, Surrey
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Securitech Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + pension + shares +++
Posted: 18 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 20 hours ago
UK
Acumin
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum plus car and bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £85000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday