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

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 101 145 198
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +53
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2873 2403 1865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.88% 2.22% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 2.57% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2243 1828 1397
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +9.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
87589 93360 100944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.37% 85.34%
Number of salaries quoted 73004 75835 82109
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +48 2747 £57,500 +4.54% 278
London +28 1196 £65,000 +4.00% 122
South East +79 626 £55,000 +2.80% 47
Berkshire +49 228 £56,250 -2.17% 15
West Midlands +61 221 £56,250 +2.27% 16
Yorkshire +55 215 £45,000 +8.43% 23
West Yorkshire +64 162 £43,750 +4.79% 16
Surrey +61 160 £55,000 +4.76% 9
East of England +40 148 £52,500 +10.52% 11
Leeds +68 147 £43,750 -2.77% 14
City of London -34 142 £60,000 -11.11% 28
South West +18 138 £50,000 - 21
North West +27 134 £60,000 +20.00% 28
Birmingham +41 102 £61,000 +39.42% 6
Reading +55 95 £55,000 -8.33% 7
Manchester +17 83 £57,500 +41.97% 17
Hertfordshire +27 55 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Bristol +22 55 £51,617 +13.44% 6
Hampshire +3 53 £54,500 +9.00% 6
Guildford +32 52 £55,000 +7.31%
Gloucestershire -3 51 £60,000 +20.00% 11
Kent +16 49 £52,500 +5.00% 8
East Midlands -16 47 £45,000 - 7
Scotland -65 47 £50,000 +16.95% 5
Bedfordshire +34 45 £60,000 +14.28% 2
North Yorkshire +4 39 £42,500 - 3
Slough +18 36 £60,000 +14.28% 2
Buckinghamshire +24 34 £45,000 -18.18% 2
East Sussex +32 32 £50,000 +85.18% 1
West Sussex +7 30 £70,000 +75.00% 2

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2318 (40.53%) CISSP
2 2010 (35.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1508 (26.37%) Finance
4 1478 (25.84%) CISM
5 1404 (24.55%) Management Information System
6 1333 (23.31%) Risk Management
7 1269 (22.19%) Cybersecurity
8 1139 (19.92%) Degree
9 1075 (18.80%) PCI DSS
10 946 (16.54%) Firewall
10 946 (16.54%) Windows
11 928 (16.23%) ITIL
12 881 (15.40%) Security Management
13 817 (14.29%) CISA
14 748 (13.08%) Data Protection
15 741 (12.96%) Penetration Testing
16 648 (11.33%) Microsoft
17 628 (10.98%) SIEM
18 612 (10.70%) Information Security Management
19 581 (10.16%) Linux
20 562 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
21 541 (9.46%) Security Cleared
22 540 (9.44%) Network Security
23 509 (8.90%) Security Operations
24 494 (8.64%) Security Architecture
25 478 (8.36%) Risk Assessment
26 477 (8.34%) Legal
27 472 (8.25%) Computer Science
28 450 (7.87%) COBIT
29 441 (7.71%) Project Management

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
1 126 (2.20%) IIS
2 116 (2.03%) MS Exchange
3 84 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 57 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 48 (0.84%) Skype for Business
6 44 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (0.45%) Apache
8 24 (0.42%) CMS
8 24 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 21 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 18 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
11 17 (0.30%) JBoss
12 14 (0.24%) IBM Notes
13 13 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (0.21%) CloudStack
15 11 (0.19%) SAS
15 11 (0.19%) WordPress
16 9 (0.16%) Apache Pig
16 9 (0.16%) nginx
17 8 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 251 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 146 (2.55%) MS Office
3 36 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.47%) MS Project
6 22 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.052%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.017%) GIMP
8 1 (0.017%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.017%) SPSS
8 1 (0.017%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 22 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.12%) assyst
4 5 (0.087%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.070%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.052%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.052%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.052%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.052%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.052%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.052%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.052%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.035%) AWD
7 2 (0.035%) Line 500
7 2 (0.035%) Magento
7 2 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.035%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 183 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (1.92%) SaaS
4 100 (1.75%) Office 365
5 54 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 50 (0.87%) IaaS
7 21 (0.37%) PaaS
8 16 (0.28%) GitHub
9 6 (0.10%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.087%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.052%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.052%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.035%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.017%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.017%) Route 53
13 1 (0.017%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 946 (16.54%) Firewall
2 540 (9.44%) Network Security
3 279 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 275 (4.81%) TCP/IP
5 265 (4.63%) Internet
6 205 (3.58%) WAN
7 203 (3.55%) VPN
8 187 (3.27%) LAN
9 181 (3.16%) DNS
10 161 (2.82%) Wireless
11 103 (1.80%) HTTP
12 96 (1.68%) SSL
13 80 (1.40%) SAN
14 70 (1.22%) VoIP
15 64 (1.12%) Wireshark
16 62 (1.08%) DHCP
17 52 (0.91%) Intranet
18 45 (0.79%) IPsec
18 45 (0.79%) LDAP
19 40 (0.70%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 99 (1.73%) Big Data
3 65 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 63 (1.10%) MySQL
5 57 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 42 (0.73%) Hadoop
7 38 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 35 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 31 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (0.52%) Oracle Database
11 28 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (0.44%) DB2
12 25 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (0.42%) RDBMS
14 23 (0.40%) NoSQL
15 22 (0.38%) Data Mining
16 20 (0.35%) MongoDB
17 14 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
18 13 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
19 12 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (0.82%) Metasploit
2 46 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 32 (0.56%) Jenkins
3 32 (0.56%) JIRA
3 32 (0.56%) Subversion
4 28 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (0.42%) AppScan
6 22 (0.38%) Burp Suite
7 15 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 11 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (0.17%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.12%) Android Studio
11 7 (0.12%) ERwin
11 7 (0.12%) Selenium
11 7 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
12 6 (0.10%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.10%) sqlmap
12 6 (0.10%) Toad
General
1 1508 (26.37%) Finance
2 477 (8.34%) Legal
3 298 (5.21%) Banking
4 279 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 152 (2.66%) Retail
6 134 (2.34%) Law
7 105 (1.84%) Marketing
8 85 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 76 (1.33%) Publishing
10 59 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 53 (0.93%) Electronics
12 42 (0.73%) Military
13 38 (0.66%) Back Office
14 33 (0.58%) Advertising
15 30 (0.52%) Games
16 26 (0.45%) Local Government
17 24 (0.42%) Aerospace
17 24 (0.42%) French Language
18 22 (0.38%) Investment Banking
19 21 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1126 (19.69%) Analyst
2 897 (15.68%) Security Analyst
3 874 (15.28%) Consultant
4 867 (15.16%) Security Manager
5 698 (12.20%) Security Consultant
6 538 (9.41%) Information Security Manager
7 521 (9.11%) Information Manager
8 514 (8.99%) Information Analyst
9 511 (8.94%) Architect
10 498 (8.71%) Information Security Analyst
11 363 (6.35%) Security Architect
12 353 (6.17%) IT Manager
13 322 (5.63%) Security Officer
14 262 (4.58%) Information Security Officer
15 258 (4.51%) Information Security Consultant
16 247 (4.32%) Information Officer
16 247 (4.32%) Security Engineer
17 223 (3.90%) IT Security Manager
18 206 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
19 203 (3.55%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (3.34%) .NET
2 126 (2.20%) HTML
3 125 (2.19%) Web Services
4 94 (1.64%) CSS
5 91 (1.59%) J2EE
6 63 (1.10%) Middleware
7 46 (0.80%) ASP.NET
8 43 (0.75%) SAML
9 41 (0.72%) jQuery
10 40 (0.70%) HTML5
11 37 (0.65%) REST
12 36 (0.63%) SOAP
13 31 (0.54%) XML
14 29 (0.51%) OAuth
15 28 (0.49%) AngularJS
16 27 (0.47%) RESTful
17 25 (0.44%) .NET Framework
18 21 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
19 20 (0.35%) Spring
20 19 (0.33%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 1404 (24.55%) Management Information System
2 562 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
3 472 (8.25%) Computer Science
4 229 (4.00%) CESG
5 223 (3.90%) Data Protection Act
6 203 (3.55%) Data Centre
7 172 (3.01%) Cyberthreat
8 169 (2.96%) PKI
9 163 (2.85%) Security Operations Centre
10 138 (2.41%) Mathematics
11 114 (1.99%) Cryptography
12 109 (1.91%) Mobile App
13 104 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 103 (1.80%) Cyber Attack
15 55 (0.96%) CESG CLAS
16 53 (0.93%) Blackberry
17 51 (0.89%) Cybercrime
17 51 (0.89%) Driving Licence
18 49 (0.86%) Client/Server
19 43 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 946 (16.54%) Windows
2 581 (10.16%) Linux
3 411 (7.19%) Unix
4 206 (3.60%) Windows Server
5 113 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 88 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (1.35%) Solaris
8 73 (1.28%) Android
9 59 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 58 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (0.56%) CentOS
13 25 (0.44%) Windows 7
14 22 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 22 (0.38%) Windows 2000
15 20 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 16 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 16 (0.28%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.23%) Kali Linux
18 12 (0.21%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1333 (23.31%) Risk Management
2 1269 (22.19%) Cybersecurity
3 928 (16.23%) ITIL
4 881 (15.40%) Security Management
5 748 (13.08%) Data Protection
6 741 (12.96%) Penetration Testing
7 628 (10.98%) SIEM
8 612 (10.70%) Information Security Management
9 509 (8.90%) Security Operations
10 494 (8.64%) Security Architecture
11 478 (8.36%) Risk Assessment
12 441 (7.71%) Project Management
13 430 (7.52%) ISMS
14 386 (6.75%) Business Continuity
15 383 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
16 380 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
17 337 (5.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 334 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
19 311 (5.44%) Vulnerability Management
20 308 (5.39%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 377 (6.59%) SQL
2 298 (5.21%) Java
3 286 (5.00%) C
4 254 (4.44%) Python
5 175 (3.06%) C#
6 174 (3.04%) Perl
7 137 (2.40%) PowerShell
8 136 (2.38%) C++
9 118 (2.06%) JavaScript
10 108 (1.89%) Ruby
11 105 (1.84%) PHP
12 63 (1.10%) Shell Script
13 47 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 41 (0.72%) Bash Shell
15 18 (0.31%) PL/SQL
16 17 (0.30%) VB
17 16 (0.28%) Objective-C
18 15 (0.26%) Assembly Language
18 15 (0.26%) T-SQL
18 15 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2318 (40.53%) CISSP
2 1478 (25.84%) CISM
3 1139 (19.92%) Degree
4 817 (14.29%) CISA
5 541 (9.46%) Security Cleared
6 387 (6.77%) SC Cleared
7 356 (6.22%) CEH
8 266 (4.65%) CRISC
9 263 (4.60%) GIAC
10 261 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
11 245 (4.28%) SANS
12 201 (3.51%) CISMP
13 194 (3.39%) CLAS
14 186 (3.25%) CREST Certified
15 181 (3.16%) CESG Certified Professional
16 138 (2.41%) DV Cleared
17 130 (2.27%) CCNA
17 130 (2.27%) GCIH
18 117 (2.05%) SSCP
19 111 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2010 (35.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1075 (18.80%) PCI DSS
3 450 (7.87%) COBIT
4 211 (3.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 138 (2.41%) ISO27002
6 126 (2.20%) QA
7 123 (2.15%) ISO 9001
8 109 (1.91%) SLA
9 106 (1.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 77 (1.35%) ISO22301
11 65 (1.14%) RMADS
12 43 (0.75%) COSO
13 37 (0.65%) Data Quality
14 33 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 31 (0.54%) SSAE 16
16 29 (0.51%) ISO27005
17 26 (0.45%) ISAE 3402
18 25 (0.44%) ISO 14001
19 20 (0.35%) HIPAA
20 19 (0.33%) BS25999
System Software
1 421 (7.36%) Active Directory
2 174 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 51 (0.89%) Snort
5 48 (0.84%) vSphere
6 31 (0.54%) XenServer
7 29 (0.51%) XenApp
8 28 (0.49%) Xen
9 22 (0.38%) Terminal Services
10 18 (0.31%) Postfix
11 16 (0.28%) Docker
11 16 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.19%) VMware ESX
13 11 (0.19%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.16%) Firmware
14 9 (0.16%) KVM
15 7 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.12%) RACF
Systems Management
1 152 (2.66%) Nessus
2 75 (1.31%) Puppet
3 64 (1.12%) SCCM
4 54 (0.94%) Ansible
5 51 (0.89%) QRadar
6 47 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 39 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 38 (0.66%) RSA Archer
9 27 (0.47%) EnCase
9 27 (0.47%) SCOM
10 26 (0.45%) Nagios
11 21 (0.37%) Nmap
12 20 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 19 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
14 18 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 17 (0.30%) Salt
16 16 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 16 (0.28%) HP Fortify
17 15 (0.26%) RSA enVision
18 13 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 648 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 338 (5.91%) Cisco
3 273 (4.77%) VMware
4 209 (3.65%) Oracle
5 174 (3.04%) CheckPoint
6 122 (2.13%) Intel Security
7 118 (2.06%) ArcSight
8 114 (1.99%) Citrix
9 107 (1.87%) Splunk
10 106 (1.85%) Juniper
11 104 (1.82%) IBM
11 104 (1.82%) Red Hat
12 96 (1.68%) F5
12 96 (1.68%) Qualys
13 83 (1.45%) HP
14 78 (1.36%) Palo Alto
14 78 (1.36%) Symantec
15 67 (1.17%) SAP
16 59 (1.03%) SolarWinds
17 55 (0.96%) Forcepoint
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
London
KnownFour
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £65,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Xchanging
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 per annum + Many more benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Negotiable + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus £6k car allowance and excellent
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £100000 per annum + Bonus, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package, Bonus, Car, Healthcare, Pension,
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Acumin
Salary: Up to £110,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + Attractive bonus scheme, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Free Parking
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum Up to £45k plus bens plus bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £51,000 per annum Plus Bonus Plus Benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday