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 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 92 136 159
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +23
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2858 2587 2101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.99% 2.39% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 2.73% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2294 2092 1613
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,100 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%

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
84415 94722 96201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.27% 87.50% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 70238 78268 76950
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 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £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 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
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statistics and trends)
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 +41 2684 £60,000 +9.09% 267
London +27 1238 £67,500 +12.50% 116
South East +66 557 £55,000 +4.76% 42
Berkshire +59 227 £55,000 +4.76% 13
Yorkshire +33 184 £55,000 +22.22% 19
West Midlands +29 178 £50,000 - 18
South West +15 171 £52,500 - 19
City of London +12 149 £67,500 +10.20% 36
North West +5 148 £55,000 +10.00% 35
Reading +61 126 £54,000 +5.36% 6
West Yorkshire +17 123 £54,000 +21.69% 11
East of England +24 121 £45,000 -10.89% 11
Manchester +24 103 £55,000 +15.78% 27
Hampshire +34 100 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Leeds +22 98 £52,500 +16.66% 9
Surrey +37 90 £55,000 +4.76% 7
Birmingham -4 78 £52,500 -2.32% 3
Scotland -4 73 £53,750 +23.56% 5
Gloucestershire -5 61 £55,000 - 13
Kent +45 59 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Bristol +5 58 £40,000 -6.97% 3
Hertfordshire +26 47 £50,000 -9.09% 3
East Midlands -42 47 £65,000 +18.18% 4
Edinburgh +12 44 £57,500 +35.29%
Southampton +26 33 £47,500 +11.76% 3
North Yorkshire +23 31 £62,500 +38.88% 5
Cambridgeshire +15 31 £45,000 +1.69% 3
Aldershot +20 29 - -
Cheshire -7 28 £56,250 +12.50% 3
Wales +15 27 £60,000 +9.09% 4

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 2305 (40.74%) CISSP
2 1980 (34.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1525 (26.95%) Finance
4 1465 (25.89%) CISM
5 1370 (24.21%) Cybersecurity
6 1339 (23.67%) Management Information System
7 1240 (21.92%) PCI DSS
8 1199 (21.19%) Risk Management
9 1185 (20.94%) Degree
10 1002 (17.71%) CISA
11 976 (17.25%) Firewall
12 956 (16.90%) Windows
13 888 (15.69%) ITIL
14 807 (14.26%) Penetration Testing
15 792 (14.00%) Data Protection
16 738 (13.04%) Linux
17 724 (12.80%) SIEM
18 684 (12.09%) Security Management
19 612 (10.82%) Microsoft
20 606 (10.71%) Security Architecture
21 588 (10.39%) Security Operations
22 568 (10.04%) Network Security
23 529 (9.35%) Information Security Management
24 511 (9.03%) Project Management
25 506 (8.94%) Security Cleared
26 469 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
27 466 (8.24%) Vulnerability Management
28 462 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
29 456 (8.06%) CEH
30 449 (7.94%) 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
1 149 (2.63%) IIS
2 121 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 77 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 58 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 42 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (0.67%) Apache
7 34 (0.60%) Skype for Business
8 21 (0.37%) CMS
8 21 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (0.34%) WebSphere
11 17 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.28%) SAS
13 12 (0.21%) Apache Spark
14 11 (0.19%) Apache Pig
14 11 (0.19%) Drupal
15 10 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.16%) JBoss
16 9 (0.16%) WordPress
17 8 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 276 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 176 (3.11%) MS Office
3 53 (0.94%) MS Project
4 49 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 42 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.088%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.053%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.018%) GIMP
9 1 (0.018%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.28%) assyst
3 13 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.19%) SAP GRC
6 8 (0.14%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.088%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 5 (0.088%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.053%) HFM
9 3 (0.053%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.018%) Lawson
11 1 (0.018%) Maximo
11 1 (0.018%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.018%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.018%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 229 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (1.91%) SaaS
4 100 (1.77%) Office 365
5 79 (1.40%) IaaS
6 35 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (0.58%) PaaS
8 12 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.19%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 7 (0.12%) GitHub
12 7 (0.12%) Route 53
12 7 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.088%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.088%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 976 (17.25%) Firewall
2 568 (10.04%) Network Security
3 271 (4.79%) TCP/IP
4 241 (4.26%) Internet
5 227 (4.01%) DNS
6 226 (3.99%) Intrusion Detection
7 208 (3.68%) VPN
8 194 (3.43%) LAN
9 193 (3.41%) WAN
10 171 (3.02%) Wireless
11 111 (1.96%) SSL
12 93 (1.64%) HTTP
13 80 (1.41%) DHCP
14 68 (1.20%) IPsec
15 57 (1.01%) VLAN
16 52 (0.92%) MPLS
16 52 (0.92%) Wireshark
17 50 (0.88%) SAN
18 45 (0.80%) LDAP
19 42 (0.74%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 104 (1.84%) Big Data
3 68 (1.20%) MySQL
4 62 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 44 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 39 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 35 (0.62%) Hadoop
9 30 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 28 (0.49%) GIS
11 26 (0.46%) Data Mining
11 26 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (0.39%) NoSQL
13 22 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
14 21 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (0.35%) MongoDB
16 19 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
16 19 (0.34%) DB2
16 19 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (0.78%) Metasploit
2 40 (0.71%) Burp Suite
3 24 (0.42%) JIRA
4 21 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 20 (0.35%) Jenkins
6 18 (0.32%) AppScan
6 18 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.18%) Selenium
8 8 (0.14%) Subversion
9 7 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (0.088%) Bugzilla
10 5 (0.088%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.088%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.088%) Toad
11 4 (0.071%) Hudson
11 4 (0.071%) NCrunch
11 4 (0.071%) PVCS
11 4 (0.071%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.071%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.071%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1525 (26.95%) Finance
2 356 (6.29%) Legal
3 316 (5.59%) Banking
4 290 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 224 (3.96%) Retail
6 116 (2.05%) Law
7 90 (1.59%) Marketing
8 86 (1.52%) Games
9 71 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 58 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 58 (1.03%) Publishing
11 44 (0.78%) Electronics
12 42 (0.74%) Investment Banking
13 34 (0.60%) Military
14 32 (0.57%) Back Office
15 30 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 29 (0.51%) German Language
17 22 (0.39%) Aerospace
18 21 (0.37%) Local Government
19 18 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1145 (20.24%) Analyst
2 901 (15.92%) Security Manager
3 888 (15.69%) Security Analyst
4 779 (13.77%) Consultant
5 624 (11.03%) Security Consultant
6 557 (9.84%) Information Security Manager
7 534 (9.44%) Information Manager
8 426 (7.53%) Architect
9 425 (7.51%) Information Analyst
10 423 (7.48%) Information Security Analyst
11 326 (5.76%) Security Officer
12 321 (5.67%) Security Engineer
13 316 (5.59%) Security Architect
14 307 (5.43%) IT Manager
15 264 (4.67%) Information Officer
16 263 (4.65%) Security Specialist
17 259 (4.58%) Information Security Officer
18 253 (4.47%) Information Security Consultant
19 244 (4.31%) IT Analyst
20 215 (3.80%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (2.76%) .NET
2 152 (2.69%) Web Services
3 95 (1.68%) HTML
4 62 (1.10%) CSS
5 55 (0.97%) Middleware
6 52 (0.92%) J2EE
6 52 (0.92%) XML
7 51 (0.90%) REST
8 43 (0.76%) jQuery
9 37 (0.65%) HTML5
10 34 (0.60%) SAML
10 34 (0.60%) SOAP
11 32 (0.57%) Spring
12 29 (0.51%) AngularJS
13 27 (0.48%) ASP.NET
14 24 (0.42%) Hibernate
14 24 (0.42%) OAuth
15 22 (0.39%) .NET Framework
16 19 (0.34%) OpenID
17 18 (0.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1339 (23.67%) Management Information System
2 449 (7.94%) Computer Science
3 381 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 293 (5.18%) Data Protection Act
5 265 (4.68%) Data Centre
6 214 (3.78%) Security Operations Centre
7 191 (3.38%) CESG
8 160 (2.83%) Cyberthreat
9 151 (2.67%) PKI
10 126 (2.23%) Cryptography
11 122 (2.16%) Mobile App
12 75 (1.33%) Mathematics
13 73 (1.29%) Virtual Team
14 72 (1.27%) Driving Licence
15 67 (1.18%) Cyber Attack
15 67 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 59 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
17 58 (1.03%) Cybercrime
18 55 (0.97%) Client/Server
19 49 (0.87%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 956 (16.90%) Windows
2 738 (13.04%) Linux
3 373 (6.59%) Unix
4 234 (4.14%) Windows Server
5 107 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 100 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 84 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 81 (1.43%) Solaris
9 56 (0.99%) Mac OS X
10 54 (0.95%) Apple iOS
11 52 (0.92%) CentOS
12 36 (0.64%) Android
13 26 (0.46%) Kali Linux
13 26 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.30%) FreeBSD
16 14 (0.25%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.23%) AIX
17 13 (0.23%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1370 (24.21%) Cybersecurity
2 1199 (21.19%) Risk Management
3 888 (15.69%) ITIL
4 807 (14.26%) Penetration Testing
5 792 (14.00%) Data Protection
6 724 (12.80%) SIEM
7 684 (12.09%) Security Management
8 606 (10.71%) Security Architecture
9 588 (10.39%) Security Operations
10 529 (9.35%) Information Security Management
11 511 (9.03%) Project Management
12 469 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 466 (8.24%) Vulnerability Management
14 462 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
15 433 (7.65%) Risk Assessment
16 384 (6.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 361 (6.38%) ISMS
18 350 (6.19%) Incident Management
19 347 (6.13%) Business Continuity
20 327 (5.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 392 (6.93%) SQL
2 307 (5.43%) Python
3 294 (5.20%) Java
4 269 (4.75%) C
5 184 (3.25%) Perl
6 163 (2.88%) C#
7 151 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 146 (2.58%) Ruby
9 137 (2.42%) PHP
10 134 (2.37%) C++
11 122 (2.16%) JavaScript
12 66 (1.17%) Shell Script
13 40 (0.71%) Bash Shell
14 37 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 31 (0.55%) Objective-C
16 25 (0.44%) VB
17 17 (0.30%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.21%) VBScript
19 10 (0.18%) R
19 10 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2305 (40.74%) CISSP
2 1465 (25.89%) CISM
3 1185 (20.94%) Degree
4 1002 (17.71%) CISA
5 506 (8.94%) Security Cleared
6 456 (8.06%) CEH
7 375 (6.63%) SC Cleared
8 286 (5.05%) SANS
9 281 (4.97%) CRISC
10 239 (4.22%) GIAC
11 226 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
12 212 (3.75%) CREST Certified
13 161 (2.85%) CESG Certified Professional
14 137 (2.42%) CISMP
14 137 (2.42%) DV Cleared
15 123 (2.17%) OSCP
16 113 (2.00%) CLAS
17 108 (1.91%) CCNA
18 101 (1.79%) IISP
19 84 (1.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1980 (34.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1240 (21.92%) PCI DSS
3 429 (7.58%) COBIT
4 249 (4.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 124 (2.19%) ISO27002
6 103 (1.82%) QA
7 83 (1.47%) ISO 9001
7 83 (1.47%) SLA
8 70 (1.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 67 (1.18%) ISO22301
10 58 (1.03%) RMADS
11 36 (0.64%) ISAE 3402
12 29 (0.51%) COSO
12 29 (0.51%) ISO27005
13 25 (0.44%) Data Quality
14 22 (0.39%) GPG13
15 20 (0.35%) FISMA
16 19 (0.34%) ISO 14001
16 19 (0.34%) SSAE 16
17 17 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 443 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 163 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 36 (0.64%) Snort
5 30 (0.53%) KVM
5 30 (0.53%) XenServer
6 27 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (0.44%) Terminal Services
7 25 (0.44%) vSphere
8 22 (0.39%) XenApp
9 21 (0.37%) Postfix
10 17 (0.30%) Firmware
11 16 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.23%) pfSense
13 10 (0.18%) VMware ESX
14 8 (0.14%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 205 (3.62%) Nessus
2 110 (1.94%) SCCM
3 85 (1.50%) Puppet
4 53 (0.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 47 (0.83%) QRadar
6 41 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
6 41 (0.72%) RSA Archer
7 38 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (0.62%) Nmap
9 29 (0.51%) Ansible
10 28 (0.49%) Cobbler
10 28 (0.49%) Zenoss
11 27 (0.48%) FreeIPA
12 24 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 19 (0.34%) Nexpose
14 16 (0.28%) OpenVAS
15 15 (0.27%) WSUS
16 13 (0.23%) AirWatch
16 13 (0.23%) RSA enVision
16 13 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 612 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 323 (5.71%) Cisco
3 232 (4.10%) VMware
4 201 (3.55%) Oracle
5 168 (2.97%) Splunk
6 153 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 141 (2.49%) Intel Security
8 137 (2.42%) ArcSight
9 109 (1.93%) Red Hat
10 103 (1.82%) Citrix
11 94 (1.66%) SAP
12 93 (1.64%) Qualys
13 91 (1.61%) HP
14 90 (1.59%) Palo Alto
15 88 (1.56%) F5
16 78 (1.38%) Juniper
17 67 (1.18%) LogRhythm
18 66 (1.17%) Cyber-Ark
19 61 (1.08%) IBM
20 60 (1.06%) Sophos
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary & OTE plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
UK
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
UK
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum From £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
UK
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Warner Bros.
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: £80000.00 - £95000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus, car allowance and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Flexible hours, Bonus + more!
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Net Talent
Salary: Excellent package on offer
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Warner Bros.
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday