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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 151 170 211
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +41
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2145 1797 1571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.68% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.07% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1651 1340 1308
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,950 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £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
93849 86638 91621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.20% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 74909 71197 77439
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +22 1984 £52,500 - 218
London +38 951 £55,000 -8.33% 101
South East +18 452 £50,000 -9.09% 42
City of London +30 207 £55,000 -8.33% 48
Hampshire +29 126 £60,000 +26.31% 12
East of England -5 123 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Yorkshire -37 121 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Surrey +22 109 £45,000 -7.69% 9
North West -37 104 £47,500 -5.00% 24
Berkshire -12 101 £57,500 -7.25% 10
West Yorkshire -16 97 £40,000 -16.66% 13
Scotland +29 93 £40,000 -11.11% 10
West Midlands -8 80 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Leeds +4 72 £41,500 -30.83% 8
South West -51 67 £41,000 +2.50% 16
East Midlands -2 52 £43,750 -12.50% 4
Kent +46 51 £42,000 +20.00% 7
Edinburgh +18 49 £45,000 -18.18% 8
Reading -26 46 £50,000 -19.35% 4
Cambridgeshire +4 44 £47,750 -26.53% 2
Manchester -9 44 £46,000 -9.80% 7
Cambridge +4 41 £50,000 -23.07% 1
Birmingham -13 40 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Cheshire -8 39 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Glasgow +19 38 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Guildford +21 26 £45,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -6 26 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Buckinghamshire -23 25 £62,500 +20.19% 2
Havant +10 23 £58,000 +118.86% 2
Essex +3 21 £50,000 -

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1383 (33.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1304 (31.37%) CISSP
3 1183 (28.46%) Finance
4 1065 (25.62%) Management Information System
5 908 (21.84%) Degree
6 777 (18.69%) Firewall
7 775 (18.64%) PCI DSS
8 725 (17.44%) CISM
9 717 (17.25%) Windows
10 701 (16.86%) Risk Management
11 677 (16.29%) ITIL
12 499 (12.00%) Security Management
13 487 (11.72%) Linux
14 470 (11.31%) Microsoft
15 468 (11.26%) CISA
16 467 (11.23%) Penetration Testing
17 462 (11.11%) Security Cleared
18 416 (10.01%) Network Security
19 398 (9.57%) Project Management
20 380 (9.14%) Information Security Management
21 379 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
22 362 (8.71%) Business Continuity
23 352 (8.47%) Cisco
24 348 (8.37%) SIEM
25 347 (8.35%) Cyber Security
26 346 (8.32%) Data Protection
27 333 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
28 325 (7.82%) Security Architecture
29 304 (7.31%) Banking
30 302 (7.26%) UNIX

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 112 (2.69%) MS Exchange
2 93 (2.24%) IIS
3 84 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 47 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 29 (0.70%) Apache
7 24 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 19 (0.46%) CMS
9 18 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (0.43%) Lync
10 17 (0.41%) SAS
11 14 (0.34%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
14 6 (0.14%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.14%) CloudStack
14 6 (0.14%) Documentum
14 6 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.12%) GlassFish
Applications
1 266 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 144 (3.46%) MS Office
3 66 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (0.70%) MS Project
5 23 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.096%) SPSS
7 4 (0.096%) SmartSuite
8 3 (0.072%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.072%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.024%) FastStats
9 1 (0.024%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (0.38%) SAP GRC
2 14 (0.34%) assyst
3 10 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.096%) SAP PP
7 4 (0.096%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.072%) Exchequer
8 3 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.072%) Summit
9 2 (0.048%) RMDS
9 2 (0.048%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.048%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.048%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.048%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.024%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 41 (0.99%) SaaS
2 31 (0.75%) PaaS
3 30 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (0.48%) IaaS
5 17 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.24%) Google Apps
8 10 (0.24%) Office 365
9 5 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.072%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 777 (18.69%) Firewall
2 416 (10.01%) Network Security
3 261 (6.28%) Internet
4 236 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 173 (4.16%) WAN
6 171 (4.11%) VPN
7 164 (3.95%) LAN
8 158 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
9 143 (3.44%) DNS
10 123 (2.96%) Wireless
11 105 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
12 95 (2.29%) SSL
13 94 (2.26%) SAN
14 78 (1.88%) HTTP
15 68 (1.64%) DHCP
16 65 (1.56%) LDAP
17 59 (1.42%) Wireshark
18 50 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
19 45 (1.08%) VoIP
20 39 (0.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 58 (1.40%) MySQL
3 39 (0.94%) Big Data
4 36 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (0.77%) Hadoop
6 31 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 31 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 30 (0.72%) Relational Database
8 29 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (0.60%) Data Mining
10 22 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (0.29%) QlikView
14 11 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.26%) MongoDB
14 11 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.24%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (0.94%) Maven
2 30 (0.72%) Metasploit
3 29 (0.70%) Subversion
3 29 (0.70%) Eclipse
4 21 (0.51%) YourKit
5 17 (0.41%) Selenium
6 14 (0.34%) JIRA
7 12 (0.29%) TestNG
8 11 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 9 (0.22%) Toad
9 9 (0.22%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.17%) Git (software)
10 7 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.17%) GDB
10 7 (0.17%) WinDbg
10 7 (0.17%) Artifactory
10 7 (0.17%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
11 6 (0.14%) JUnit
11 6 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1183 (28.46%) Finance
2 304 (7.31%) Banking
3 260 (6.25%) Legal
4 233 (5.61%) Retail
5 140 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 131 (3.15%) Law
7 89 (2.14%) Marketing
8 76 (1.83%) Games
9 69 (1.66%) Advertising
10 62 (1.49%) Financial Institution
11 54 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 43 (1.03%) Military
13 35 (0.84%) Electronics
14 32 (0.77%) Investment Banking
15 26 (0.63%) Aerospace
16 23 (0.55%) Local Government
17 22 (0.53%) German Language
18 17 (0.41%) Publishing
19 13 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
20 11 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 916 (22.04%) Analyst
2 761 (18.31%) Security Analyst
3 701 (16.86%) Consultant
4 567 (13.64%) Security Consultant
5 393 (9.45%) Information Analyst
6 387 (9.31%) Information Security Analyst
7 376 (9.04%) Security Manager
8 343 (8.25%) Architect
9 241 (5.80%) Information Manager
10 227 (5.46%) Information Security Manager
11 225 (5.41%) Security Specialist
12 181 (4.35%) Security Engineer
13 177 (4.26%) Information Security Consultant
14 166 (3.99%) Security Architect
14 166 (3.99%) Security Officer
15 147 (3.54%) Information Specialist
16 143 (3.44%) Developer
17 140 (3.37%) Information Security Specialist
18 131 (3.15%) Information Security Officer
19 129 (3.10%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (3.37%) .NET
2 117 (2.81%) Web Services
3 102 (2.45%) HTML
4 60 (1.44%) CSS
5 56 (1.35%) XML
6 54 (1.30%) ASP.NET
6 54 (1.30%) Spring
7 48 (1.15%) Hibernate
8 41 (0.99%) jQuery
9 39 (0.94%) J2EE
10 29 (0.70%) SAML
10 29 (0.70%) Middleware
11 28 (0.67%) JSP
12 26 (0.63%) SailPoint
13 25 (0.60%) RESTful
14 23 (0.55%) OAuth
15 22 (0.53%) .NET Framework
16 21 (0.51%) Spring MVC
17 19 (0.46%) LAMP
18 18 (0.43%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 1065 (25.62%) Management Information System
2 379 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
3 256 (6.16%) Computer Science
4 121 (2.91%) RMADS
5 106 (2.55%) CESG
6 98 (2.36%) PKI
7 96 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
8 80 (1.92%) Mathematics
9 75 (1.80%) Cryptography
10 52 (1.25%) CESG CLAS
11 40 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 38 (0.91%) Blackberry
12 38 (0.91%) PMI
13 35 (0.84%) Open Source
14 31 (0.75%) Hedge funds
15 30 (0.72%) Mobile App
16 28 (0.67%) NHS
17 27 (0.65%) Visualisation
18 26 (0.63%) Client/Server
19 23 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 717 (17.25%) Windows
2 487 (11.72%) Linux
3 302 (7.26%) UNIX
4 130 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (2.21%) Windows 7
6 85 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (1.35%) Solaris
8 49 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 44 (1.06%) Windows XP
10 40 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 35 (0.84%) Mac OS
13 32 (0.77%) AIX
14 26 (0.63%) Mac OS X
15 22 (0.53%) Windows 8
16 21 (0.51%) CentOS
16 21 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
17 18 (0.43%) Android
18 12 (0.29%) Debian
19 11 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 701 (16.86%) Risk Management
2 677 (16.29%) ITIL
3 499 (12.00%) Security Management
4 467 (11.23%) Penetration Testing
5 398 (9.57%) Project Management
6 380 (9.14%) Information Security Management
7 362 (8.71%) Business Continuity
8 348 (8.37%) SIEM
9 347 (8.35%) Cyber Security
10 346 (8.32%) Data Protection
11 333 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
12 325 (7.82%) Security Architecture
13 290 (6.98%) ISMS
14 276 (6.64%) Risk Assessment
15 238 (5.73%) PRINCE2
16 235 (5.65%) E-Commerce
17 222 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
18 218 (5.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 207 (4.98%) Security Testing
20 201 (4.84%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 302 (7.26%) SQL
2 231 (5.56%) Java
3 143 (3.44%) C#
4 116 (2.79%) C
5 111 (2.67%) C++
6 100 (2.41%) Python
7 99 (2.38%) Perl
8 93 (2.24%) PowerShell
9 73 (1.76%) JavaScript
10 48 (1.15%) Ruby
11 45 (1.08%) PHP
12 40 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 32 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 30 (0.72%) Bash Shell
15 29 (0.70%) VB
16 22 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.26%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.24%) VB6
19 8 (0.19%) MATLAB
19 8 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1304 (31.37%) CISSP
2 908 (21.84%) Degree
3 725 (17.44%) CISM
4 468 (11.26%) CISA
5 462 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 255 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
7 250 (6.01%) SC Cleared
8 224 (5.39%) CEH
9 191 (4.59%) CCNA
10 146 (3.51%) CCNP
11 130 (3.13%) DV Cleared
12 113 (2.72%) GIAC
13 106 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
14 89 (2.14%) CRISC
15 71 (1.71%) MCSE
16 67 (1.61%) PCI QSA
17 59 (1.42%) PMI Certification
18 56 (1.35%) CISMP
19 50 (1.20%) SSCP
20 48 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1383 (33.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 775 (18.64%) PCI DSS
3 228 (5.48%) COBIT
4 124 (2.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 96 (2.31%) QA
6 87 (2.09%) SLA
7 74 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 71 (1.71%) ISO 9001
9 27 (0.65%) ISO 9000
10 25 (0.60%) JSP 440
11 22 (0.53%) BS7799
12 21 (0.51%) COSO
13 20 (0.48%) GPG13
14 9 (0.22%) Data Quality
15 8 (0.19%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.14%) BS25999
16 6 (0.14%) HIPAA
17 5 (0.12%) CESG Infosec
17 5 (0.12%) GxP
17 5 (0.12%) GCP
System Software
1 205 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 131 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (1.37%) Snort
4 49 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 26 (0.63%) Nmap
6 22 (0.53%) XenApp
7 21 (0.51%) Squid
7 21 (0.51%) Samba
8 19 (0.46%) vSphere
9 16 (0.38%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.19%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.14%) SpamAssassin
12 6 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.12%) UAG
13 5 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (0.096%) Varnish
14 4 (0.096%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 57 (1.37%) Nessus
2 32 (0.77%) Nagios
3 31 (0.75%) Puppet
4 26 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (0.55%) SCCM
6 22 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 17 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 17 (0.41%) WSUS
8 15 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
10 11 (0.26%) Capistrano
10 11 (0.26%) WebInspect
11 9 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (0.17%) SCOM
12 7 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
13 6 (0.14%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.14%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.12%) Icinga
Vendors
1 470 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 352 (8.47%) Cisco
3 265 (6.37%) CheckPoint
4 226 (5.44%) Oracle
5 171 (4.11%) VMware
6 145 (3.49%) Juniper
7 110 (2.65%) F5
8 97 (2.33%) Citrix
9 81 (1.95%) Websense
10 71 (1.71%) Symantec
10 71 (1.71%) Blue Coat
10 71 (1.71%) HP
11 68 (1.64%) McAfee
12 56 (1.35%) ArcSight
13 55 (1.32%) Sourcefire
14 54 (1.30%) SAP
15 53 (1.27%) Red Hat
16 43 (1.03%) Qualys
17 42 (1.01%) Fortinet
17 42 (1.01%) IBM
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus, pension, shares option +++
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + OTE £85K +
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £120,000 to £130,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £55000 - £71500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £47k per year + bonus + package
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, pension, bonus etc
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum £45k - £60k + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Catalyst Housing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
NTT Com Security (UK) Limited
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago