The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
Rank 118 109 172
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +63
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2118 2845 2016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.51% 2.82% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 3.20% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1578 2260 1647
Median salary £60,000 £55,450 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.20% +0.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%

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
74927 89028 92672
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.79% 88.30% 86.70%
Number of salaries quoted 61585 73757 75638
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 1985 £60,000 +6.19% 237
London +25 1044 £67,500 +8.00% 102
South East -95 235 £58,250 +10.95% 34
North West -12 176 £48,750 -2.50% 24
City of London +11 165 £67,500 +15.87% 15
West Midlands -1 127 £50,000 -4.76% 13
South West -1 126 £52,500 +16.66% 23
East of England -46 110 £52,500 +5.00% 14
Manchester -44 100 £42,500 -23.07% 19
Yorkshire -54 96 £40,000 -15.78% 15
Berkshire -37 89 £67,500 +22.72% 8
Scotland +28 72 £52,500 +5.00% 9
West Yorkshire -49 64 £40,000 -14.89% 11
Hampshire +3 59 £57,000 +14.00% 13
Birmingham +5 58 £45,000 -20.00% 6
East Midlands -19 56 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Leeds -30 53 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Bristol -1 49 £55,000 +12.82% 15
Hertfordshire -7 46 £65,000 +1.96% 8
Reading +7 44 £62,500 +47.05% 6
Edinburgh +14 37 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Essex +30 31 £42,000 -14.28%
Cheshire +24 27 £55,000 +41.93% 5
Surrey -36 27 £62,500 +16.27% 5
Glasgow +23 26 £46,000 -12.38% 2
Gloucestershire -33 25 £57,500 -8.00% 6
Oxfordshire -25 24 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Warwickshire +40 21 £57,500 -4.16% 1
Northamptonshire +32 21 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Wales +23 21 £32,500 -13.33% 7

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Information Security.

1 1890 (38.85%) CISSP
2 1533 (31.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1331 (27.36%) CISM
4 1224 (25.16%) Finance
5 1198 (24.62%) Management Information System
6 1175 (24.15%) Cybersecurity
7 1092 (22.45%) Risk Management
8 1059 (21.77%) Degree
9 963 (19.79%) Firewall
10 899 (18.48%) CISA
11 804 (16.53%) Windows
12 801 (16.46%) PCI DSS
13 711 (14.61%) Linux
14 697 (14.33%) SIEM
15 658 (13.53%) Security Management
16 632 (12.99%) Security Operations
17 631 (12.97%) ITIL
18 624 (12.83%) Data Protection
19 615 (12.64%) Network Security
20 613 (12.60%) Penetration Testing
21 600 (12.33%) Security Architecture
22 527 (10.83%) Security Cleared
23 510 (10.48%) Information Security Management
24 492 (10.11%) Vulnerability Management
25 460 (9.46%) Microsoft
26 452 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
27 442 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
28 388 (7.98%) Risk Assessment
29 386 (7.93%) Unix
30 376 (7.73%) Computer Science

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 140 (2.88%) IIS
2 70 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
3 68 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 58 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 57 (1.17%) Apache Spark
6 50 (1.03%) Apache Pig
7 32 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 31 (0.64%) Apache
9 27 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 26 (0.53%) Confluence
11 15 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (0.27%) JBoss
12 13 (0.27%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (0.23%) CMS
14 11 (0.23%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.14%) MS Project Server
15 7 (0.14%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 229 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 139 (2.86%) MS Office
3 54 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.72%) MS Project
6 5 (0.10%) GIMP
6 5 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.021%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.021%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.021%) Revit
8 1 (0.021%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 30 (0.62%) Sentinel
2 25 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (0.43%) assyst
4 19 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 18 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 14 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.12%) Sage CRM
8 6 (0.12%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 5 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.062%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.062%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.041%) Bankmaster
12 1 (0.021%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.021%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 1 (0.021%) ResourceLink
12 1 (0.021%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.021%) SAP FI
12 1 (0.021%) SAP GRC
12 1 (0.021%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 179 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (1.83%) Office 365
4 81 (1.66%) SaaS
5 53 (1.09%) IaaS
6 33 (0.68%) PaaS
7 31 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.23%) Mimecast
9 11 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
12 6 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.10%) GitHub
13 5 (0.10%) Heroku
14 4 (0.082%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 963 (19.79%) Firewall
2 615 (12.64%) Network Security
3 316 (6.50%) TCP/IP
4 270 (5.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 201 (4.13%) VPN
6 170 (3.49%) DNS
7 169 (3.47%) Internet
8 158 (3.25%) LAN
9 151 (3.10%) WAN
10 130 (2.67%) SSL
11 120 (2.47%) Wireless
12 83 (1.71%) HTTP
13 73 (1.50%) DHCP
14 62 (1.27%) LDAP
15 51 (1.05%) SAN
16 49 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
17 46 (0.95%) Wireshark
18 44 (0.90%) OSPF
19 43 (0.88%) IPsec
20 40 (0.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 119 (2.45%) Big Data
3 99 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 93 (1.91%) MySQL
5 90 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 67 (1.38%) MongoDB
7 57 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 55 (1.13%) Apache Hive
9 44 (0.90%) GIS
10 39 (0.80%) Oracle Database
11 35 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
14 22 (0.45%) Bigtable
15 21 (0.43%) NoSQL
16 17 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
17 15 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
18 9 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 9 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 8 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 36 (0.74%) JIRA
2 29 (0.60%) Burp Suite
3 27 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 19 (0.39%) Selenium
6 18 (0.37%) Metasploit
7 17 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 16 (0.33%) Subversion
9 14 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (0.21%) AppScan
11 8 (0.16%) Paros
11 8 (0.16%) WebScarab
12 6 (0.12%) Hudson
12 6 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.12%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.10%) Gitweb
14 3 (0.062%) ClearCase
14 3 (0.062%) GoCD
14 3 (0.062%) Travis CI
15 2 (0.041%) Ant
General
1 1224 (25.16%) Finance
2 333 (6.84%) Banking
3 320 (6.58%) Legal
4 197 (4.05%) Retail
5 184 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 89 (1.83%) Law
7 78 (1.60%) Games
8 74 (1.52%) Marketing
9 72 (1.48%) Military
10 60 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 52 (1.07%) Advertising
11 52 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 31 (0.64%) Publishing
13 29 (0.60%) Investment Banking
14 26 (0.53%) Front Office
15 24 (0.49%) Aerospace
16 22 (0.45%) German Language
17 17 (0.35%) Local Government
18 15 (0.31%) Spanish Language
19 13 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 973 (20.00%) Analyst
2 754 (15.50%) Security Manager
3 746 (15.33%) Security Analyst
4 506 (10.40%) Consultant
5 441 (9.06%) Information Manager
6 437 (8.98%) Architect
7 430 (8.84%) Information Security Manager
8 390 (8.02%) Security Consultant
9 377 (7.75%) Information Analyst
10 370 (7.61%) Information Security Analyst
11 345 (7.09%) Security Engineer
12 308 (6.33%) Security Architect
13 231 (4.75%) Security Officer
14 224 (4.60%) Security Specialist
15 213 (4.38%) IT Manager
16 191 (3.93%) Information Security Officer
17 175 (3.60%) Information Security Consultant
18 174 (3.58%) Information Officer
19 151 (3.10%) Information Security Engineer
20 150 (3.08%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (2.53%) HTML
2 118 (2.43%) .NET
3 90 (1.85%) CSS
4 83 (1.71%) Web Services
5 81 (1.66%) Middleware
6 70 (1.44%) jQuery
7 67 (1.38%) HTML5
8 62 (1.27%) SailPoint
9 60 (1.23%) Spring
10 58 (1.19%) Hibernate
10 58 (1.19%) Node.js
11 56 (1.15%) AngularJS
12 52 (1.07%) CSS3
13 49 (1.01%) Apache Camel
13 49 (1.01%) Java EE
14 42 (0.86%) XML
15 37 (0.76%) LAMP
16 32 (0.66%) ASP.NET
17 28 (0.58%) SAML
18 27 (0.55%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1198 (24.62%) Management Information System
2 376 (7.73%) Computer Science
3 344 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 268 (5.51%) Data Centre
5 227 (4.67%) Security Operations Centre
6 221 (4.54%) Data Protection Act
7 147 (3.02%) CESG
8 129 (2.65%) PKI
9 128 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
10 77 (1.58%) Cyber Attack
11 72 (1.48%) Driving Licence
12 63 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 62 (1.27%) Mobile App
14 48 (0.99%) Mainframe
15 45 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
16 38 (0.78%) NHS
17 36 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
18 35 (0.72%) Virtual Team
19 34 (0.70%) BYOD
19 34 (0.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 804 (16.53%) Windows
2 711 (14.61%) Linux
3 386 (7.93%) Unix
4 220 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 139 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 105 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 50 (1.03%) Mac OS X
9 37 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 25 (0.51%) AIX
11 25 (0.51%) Solaris
12 24 (0.49%) CentOS
13 19 (0.39%) Windows XP
14 18 (0.37%) Android
15 17 (0.35%) Windows 8
16 12 (0.25%) Windows 10
17 11 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1175 (24.15%) Cybersecurity
2 1092 (22.45%) Risk Management
3 697 (14.33%) SIEM
4 658 (13.53%) Security Management
5 632 (12.99%) Security Operations
6 631 (12.97%) ITIL
7 624 (12.83%) Data Protection
8 613 (12.60%) Penetration Testing
9 600 (12.33%) Security Architecture
10 510 (10.48%) Information Security Management
11 492 (10.11%) Vulnerability Management
12 452 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
13 442 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 388 (7.98%) Risk Assessment
15 370 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
16 345 (7.09%) Project Management
17 343 (7.05%) Incident Management
17 343 (7.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 316 (6.50%) ISMS
19 307 (6.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 298 (6.13%) Java
2 282 (5.80%) Python
3 279 (5.73%) C
4 237 (4.87%) SQL
5 186 (3.82%) Perl
6 172 (3.54%) JavaScript
7 122 (2.51%) Ruby
8 110 (2.26%) C#
9 101 (2.08%) C++
10 79 (1.62%) PHP
11 78 (1.60%) PowerShell
12 58 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 38 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.37%) Bourne shell
15 16 (0.33%) BeanShell
16 13 (0.27%) Scala
17 12 (0.25%) Korn
18 11 (0.23%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.23%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 1890 (38.85%) CISSP
2 1331 (27.36%) CISM
3 1059 (21.77%) Degree
4 899 (18.48%) CISA
5 527 (10.83%) Security Cleared
6 336 (6.91%) SC Cleared
7 328 (6.74%) CEH
8 297 (6.10%) GIAC
9 277 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
10 259 (5.32%) SANS
11 173 (3.56%) DV Cleared
12 166 (3.41%) CRISC
13 144 (2.96%) CESG Certified Professional
14 131 (2.69%) GCIH
15 124 (2.55%) CCNP
16 113 (2.32%) CREST Certified
17 112 (2.30%) CISMP
18 106 (2.18%) CCNA
19 97 (1.99%) GCIA
20 74 (1.52%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1533 (31.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 801 (16.46%) PCI DSS
3 305 (6.27%) COBIT
4 137 (2.82%) QA
5 111 (2.28%) SLA
6 105 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 102 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 91 (1.87%) GDPR
9 85 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 63 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 54 (1.11%) ISO27002
12 52 (1.07%) RMADS
13 42 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 40 (0.82%) GPG13
14 40 (0.82%) ISO22301
15 35 (0.72%) ISO 9001
16 26 (0.53%) JSP 440
17 25 (0.51%) PMO
18 20 (0.41%) Data Quality
19 15 (0.31%) BS25999
System Software
1 302 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 200 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 60 (1.23%) Snort
5 45 (0.92%) VMware ESX
6 31 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (0.51%) Firmware
8 22 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (0.39%) ProxySG
10 18 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.31%) Docker
11 15 (0.31%) XenServer
12 14 (0.29%) XenApp
13 13 (0.27%) vSphere
14 12 (0.25%) HDFS
15 11 (0.23%) iptables
15 11 (0.23%) XenDesktop
16 10 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
17 9 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
18 8 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 176 (3.62%) Nessus
2 90 (1.85%) CSIRT
3 86 (1.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 64 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
5 52 (1.07%) SCCM
6 49 (1.01%) QRadar
7 47 (0.97%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 37 (0.76%) Puppet
9 35 (0.72%) WSUS
10 27 (0.55%) logstash
11 23 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 22 (0.45%) PowerBroker
12 22 (0.45%) RSA enVision
13 20 (0.41%) EnCase
13 20 (0.41%) Nmap
14 19 (0.39%) Kibana
15 16 (0.33%) Ansible
16 15 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
16 15 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
17 13 (0.27%) SELinux
Vendors
1 460 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 353 (7.26%) Cisco
3 246 (5.06%) VMware
4 196 (4.03%) Oracle
5 192 (3.95%) Splunk
6 147 (3.02%) CheckPoint
7 146 (3.00%) Palo Alto
8 130 (2.67%) Intel Security
9 124 (2.55%) ArcSight
10 120 (2.47%) Juniper
11 98 (2.01%) Qualys
12 94 (1.93%) F5
13 80 (1.64%) Citrix
13 80 (1.64%) HP
14 73 (1.50%) Blue Coat
15 72 (1.48%) Fortinet
16 68 (1.40%) CyberArk
17 67 (1.38%) LogRhythm
18 58 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
19 53 (1.09%) Symantec
West London
Durham Professional Services Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Norton Blake
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Package available.
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + attractive package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 9 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kent
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Eames Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 39,000 to 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago