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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 94 140 154
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +14
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2702 2567 2269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.02% 2.39% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 2.73% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2106 2005 1843
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+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
78721 93895 98432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.10% 87.48% 85.64%
Number of salaries quoted 64899 77524 80842
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +42 2527 £60,000 +9.09% 242
London +54 1292 £65,000 +8.33% 109
South East +11 424 £55,000 - 20
City of London +44 226 £67,500 +10.20% 27
North West +22 220 £50,000 +2.56% 40
Berkshire +30 183 £60,000 +14.28% 11
Yorkshire +39 169 £50,000 +25.00% 16
West Midlands +22 147 £50,000 +17.64% 11
Manchester -1 129 £50,000 +8.10% 24
South West -5 128 £52,500 +1.94% 19
West Yorkshire +22 102 £45,000 +20.00% 15
Leeds +30 94 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Reading +22 85 £55,000 +15.18% 8
East of England -43 84 £48,750 -2.50% 17
Surrey +21 80 £55,000 - 2
Hampshire +23 74 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Cheshire +49 68 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Birmingham +10 56 £46,250 +2.77% 4
Scotland +7 56 £52,500 +16.66% 11
Bristol +5 47 £52,500 -4.54% 9
Gloucestershire -5 47 £52,500 +16.66% 7
North Yorkshire +15 43 £50,000 +11.11%
Hertfordshire +19 40 £55,000 -4.34% 8
East Midlands -33 37 £55,000 +20.21% 8
Edinburgh +19 34 £60,000 +33.33% 7
Southampton +32 33 £52,500 +16.66%
Wales +11 31 £52,000 -5.45% 3
South Wales +11 31 £52,000 -5.45% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 30 £56,250 -2.17% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 28 £45,000 +4.65% 3

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 2231 (39.83%) CISSP
2 1857 (33.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1506 (26.89%) CISM
4 1484 (26.50%) Finance
5 1376 (24.57%) Management Information System
6 1357 (24.23%) Cybersecurity
7 1218 (21.75%) Risk Management
8 1215 (21.69%) Degree
9 1161 (20.73%) PCI DSS
10 1050 (18.75%) CISA
11 1008 (18.00%) Firewall
12 969 (17.30%) Windows
13 849 (15.16%) ITIL
14 837 (14.94%) Penetration Testing
15 797 (14.23%) Linux
16 761 (13.59%) Data Protection
17 752 (13.43%) SIEM
18 729 (13.02%) Security Management
19 696 (12.43%) Security Operations
20 693 (12.37%) Security Architecture
21 666 (11.89%) Network Security
22 586 (10.46%) Information Security Management
23 581 (10.37%) Microsoft
24 549 (9.80%) Security Cleared
25 536 (9.57%) Vulnerability Management
26 494 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
27 484 (8.64%) Risk Assessment
28 479 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
29 449 (8.02%) Project Management
30 445 (7.95%) CEH

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
1 184 (3.29%) IIS
2 97 (1.73%) MS Exchange
3 46 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 40 (0.71%) Apache
5 35 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (0.61%) Apache Spark
7 29 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 28 (0.50%) Apache Pig
9 27 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 24 (0.43%) Confluence
11 20 (0.36%) Skype for Business
12 19 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.20%) SAS
14 11 (0.20%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.18%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.14%) JBoss
16 8 (0.14%) nginx
17 6 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 265 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 173 (3.09%) MS Office
3 53 (0.95%) MS Project
4 46 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.089%) GNU Octave
8 4 (0.071%) GIMP
9 1 (0.018%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 29 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 26 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (0.41%) Sentinel
4 17 (0.30%) assyst
5 15 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.14%) SAP GRC
7 8 (0.14%) SAP SD
7 8 (0.14%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 5 (0.089%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.054%) HFM
9 3 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.054%) Sage CRM
9 3 (0.054%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.018%) Lawson
11 1 (0.018%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.018%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.018%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 232 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (2.04%) Office 365
4 113 (2.02%) SaaS
5 77 (1.37%) IaaS
6 34 (0.61%) PaaS
7 24 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
9 12 (0.21%) Mimecast
10 11 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (0.14%) Route 53
13 8 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.12%) GitHub
15 6 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.089%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 1008 (18.00%) Firewall
2 666 (11.89%) Network Security
3 300 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 258 (4.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 236 (4.21%) DNS
6 223 (3.98%) VPN
7 214 (3.82%) Internet
8 202 (3.61%) LAN
9 191 (3.41%) WAN
10 177 (3.16%) Wireless
11 130 (2.32%) SSL
12 86 (1.54%) DHCP
13 83 (1.48%) HTTP
14 74 (1.32%) IPsec
15 49 (0.87%) LDAP
15 49 (0.87%) MPLS
16 47 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
16 47 (0.84%) OSPF
17 46 (0.82%) SAN
17 46 (0.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 127 (2.27%) Big Data
3 91 (1.62%) Relational Database
4 80 (1.43%) MySQL
5 59 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 56 (1.00%) GIS
7 52 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 52 (0.93%) Oracle Database
8 43 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 36 (0.64%) RDBMS
11 35 (0.62%) Apache Hive
12 28 (0.50%) NoSQL
13 22 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
15 20 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
16 15 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (0.23%) Couchbase
18 12 (0.21%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 50 (0.89%) Burp Suite
2 39 (0.70%) Metasploit
3 34 (0.61%) JIRA
4 22 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 18 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 14 (0.25%) Subversion
6 14 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (0.23%) Selenium
8 11 (0.20%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.16%) AppScan
9 9 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.071%) Gitweb
10 4 (0.071%) Paros
10 4 (0.071%) PVCS
10 4 (0.071%) WebScarab
11 3 (0.054%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.036%) Hudson
12 2 (0.036%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.036%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.036%) Visual Studio
General
1 1484 (26.50%) Finance
2 338 (6.03%) Banking
3 337 (6.02%) Legal
4 280 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 225 (4.02%) Retail
6 115 (2.05%) Games
7 113 (2.02%) Law
8 78 (1.39%) Marketing
9 68 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 64 (1.14%) Military
11 46 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 42 (0.75%) Publishing
13 39 (0.70%) German Language
14 38 (0.68%) Investment Banking
15 37 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
16 36 (0.64%) Electronics
17 28 (0.50%) Aerospace
18 25 (0.45%) Back Office
19 24 (0.43%) Local Government
20 23 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1111 (19.84%) Analyst
2 894 (15.96%) Security Manager
3 858 (15.32%) Security Analyst
4 681 (12.16%) Consultant
5 542 (9.68%) Information Security Manager
6 536 (9.57%) Information Manager
7 531 (9.48%) Security Consultant
8 424 (7.57%) Architect
9 391 (6.98%) Security Engineer
10 373 (6.66%) Information Analyst
11 372 (6.64%) Information Security Analyst
12 306 (5.46%) Security Architect
13 299 (5.34%) Security Officer
14 273 (4.87%) Security Specialist
15 270 (4.82%) IT Manager
16 251 (4.48%) IT Analyst
17 247 (4.41%) Information Security Officer
18 245 (4.37%) Information Officer
19 238 (4.25%) Information Security Consultant
20 218 (3.89%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (2.55%) Web Services
2 140 (2.50%) .NET
3 117 (2.09%) HTML
4 81 (1.45%) CSS
5 71 (1.27%) Middleware
6 68 (1.21%) XML
7 67 (1.20%) jQuery
8 60 (1.07%) HTML5
9 49 (0.87%) SailPoint
10 48 (0.86%) Spring
11 47 (0.84%) REST
12 45 (0.80%) AngularJS
13 44 (0.79%) Hibernate
14 40 (0.71%) Node.js
15 34 (0.61%) ASP.NET
16 32 (0.57%) CSS3
16 32 (0.57%) SAML
17 28 (0.50%) Java EE
18 27 (0.48%) Apache Camel
18 27 (0.48%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 1376 (24.57%) Management Information System
2 425 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 380 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 317 (5.66%) Data Centre
5 296 (5.28%) Data Protection Act
6 256 (4.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 180 (3.21%) CESG
8 168 (3.00%) PKI
9 147 (2.62%) Cyberthreat
10 123 (2.20%) Cryptography
11 94 (1.68%) Driving Licence
12 93 (1.66%) Mobile App
13 87 (1.55%) Mathematics
14 74 (1.32%) Cyber Attack
15 68 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
16 67 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 61 (1.09%) Statistics
18 56 (1.00%) Virtual Team
19 54 (0.96%) User Experience
20 50 (0.89%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 969 (17.30%) Windows
2 797 (14.23%) Linux
3 377 (6.73%) Unix
4 255 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 115 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 101 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 74 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 68 (1.21%) Mac OS X
9 63 (1.12%) Solaris
10 52 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 42 (0.75%) CentOS
11 42 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 25 (0.45%) AIX
12 25 (0.45%) Kali Linux
13 22 (0.39%) Android
14 20 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 12 (0.21%) Windows 10
17 10 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1357 (24.23%) Cybersecurity
2 1218 (21.75%) Risk Management
3 849 (15.16%) ITIL
4 837 (14.94%) Penetration Testing
5 761 (13.59%) Data Protection
6 752 (13.43%) SIEM
7 729 (13.02%) Security Management
8 696 (12.43%) Security Operations
9 693 (12.37%) Security Architecture
10 586 (10.46%) Information Security Management
11 536 (9.57%) Vulnerability Management
12 494 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 484 (8.64%) Risk Assessment
14 479 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
15 449 (8.02%) Project Management
16 399 (7.12%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 379 (6.77%) ISMS
18 362 (6.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 350 (6.25%) Incident Management
20 348 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 324 (5.78%) Java
2 318 (5.68%) SQL
3 308 (5.50%) Python
4 299 (5.34%) C
5 182 (3.25%) Perl
6 170 (3.04%) JavaScript
7 144 (2.57%) C#
8 134 (2.39%) Ruby
9 132 (2.36%) C++
10 123 (2.20%) PHP
11 118 (2.11%) PowerShell
12 46 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 41 (0.73%) Shell Script
14 26 (0.46%) VB.NET
15 21 (0.37%) Objective-C
16 19 (0.34%) VB
17 17 (0.30%) Scala
18 16 (0.29%) BeanShell
19 13 (0.23%) T-SQL
20 12 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 2231 (39.83%) CISSP
2 1506 (26.89%) CISM
3 1215 (21.69%) Degree
4 1050 (18.75%) CISA
5 549 (9.80%) Security Cleared
6 445 (7.95%) CEH
7 384 (6.86%) SC Cleared
8 267 (4.77%) GIAC
9 258 (4.61%) SANS
10 243 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
11 240 (4.28%) CRISC
12 183 (3.27%) CREST Certified
13 157 (2.80%) DV Cleared
14 153 (2.73%) CESG Certified Professional
15 134 (2.39%) CISMP
16 113 (2.02%) IISP
17 102 (1.82%) OSCP
18 99 (1.77%) CCNA
19 90 (1.61%) CCNP
20 70 (1.25%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1857 (33.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1161 (20.73%) PCI DSS
3 413 (7.37%) COBIT
4 217 (3.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 103 (1.84%) SLA
6 99 (1.77%) QA
7 89 (1.59%) ISO27002
8 81 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 64 (1.14%) RMADS
10 60 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 57 (1.02%) ISO 9001
12 47 (0.84%) ISO22301
13 43 (0.77%) GPG13
14 26 (0.46%) ISAE 3402
15 21 (0.37%) BS25999
16 19 (0.34%) FISMA
16 19 (0.34%) JSP 440
17 18 (0.32%) BS7799
18 17 (0.30%) SSAE 16
19 15 (0.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 429 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 192 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (2.11%) Hyper-V
4 40 (0.71%) Snort
5 32 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (0.54%) Firmware
7 28 (0.50%) VMware ESX
8 26 (0.46%) Terminal Services
9 25 (0.45%) KVM
10 21 (0.37%) vSphere
11 20 (0.36%) XenApp
11 20 (0.36%) XenServer
12 15 (0.27%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.23%) pfSense
13 13 (0.23%) Postfix
14 11 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (0.14%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.12%) HDFS
16 7 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 230 (4.11%) Nessus
2 98 (1.75%) SCCM
3 68 (1.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 66 (1.18%) Puppet
5 58 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
6 46 (0.82%) QRadar
7 40 (0.71%) WSUS
8 38 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 31 (0.55%) Nmap
10 26 (0.46%) RSA Archer
11 25 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
12 23 (0.41%) Cobbler
12 23 (0.41%) FreeIPA
12 23 (0.41%) Zenoss
13 19 (0.34%) Nexpose
14 18 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (0.30%) logstash
15 17 (0.30%) RSA enVision
16 14 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
17 12 (0.21%) EnCase
Vendors
1 581 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 377 (6.73%) Cisco
3 248 (4.43%) VMware
4 207 (3.70%) Splunk
5 198 (3.54%) Oracle
6 158 (2.82%) CheckPoint
7 149 (2.66%) Intel Security
8 140 (2.50%) ArcSight
9 125 (2.23%) Palo Alto
10 103 (1.84%) Qualys
11 99 (1.77%) F5
12 96 (1.71%) Juniper
13 88 (1.57%) Citrix
14 87 (1.55%) SAP
15 82 (1.46%) HP
16 73 (1.30%) Red Hat
17 72 (1.29%) Cyber-Ark
18 71 (1.27%) Sophos
19 65 (1.16%) LogRhythm
20 61 (1.09%) Forcepoint
North London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 to 75,000 + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
KnownFour
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus, flexible
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + flexihours and more...
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum to £50,000 + excellent bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £1 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Networkers
Salary: £90000 - £95000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum Plus attractive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: To £40k DOE + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000 + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago