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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 143 210 185
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -25
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2174 1584 1702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.02% 1.41% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.72% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1706 1200 1246
Average salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%

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
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 2015 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 27 March 2015. 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 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 +69 2024 £55,000 +2.80% 317
London +84 941 £61,000 +1.66% 148
South East +29 366 £50,000 -2.29% 52
City of London +55 290 £60,000 +4.34% 45
Yorkshire +15 163 £45,000 - 23
South West +40 154 £51,576 +4.19% 19
Berkshire +28 125 £55,000 - 17
North West +50 121 £46,500 +16.25% 26
West Yorkshire -2 115 £45,000 - 11
East of England +7 97 £45,325 -13.66% 10
Leeds +17 93 £45,000 -12.19% 6
Scotland +42 83 £50,000 +5.26% 21
West Midlands -11 78 £52,500 +16.66% 26
Gloucestershire +31 72 £65,000 +31.31% 8
Surrey -5 71 £47,500 -13.63% 14
Manchester +29 61 £41,000 +9.33% 15
Reading +13 56 £55,000 - 6
East Midlands +7 54 £55,000 +15.78% 9
Hampshire +6 49 £55,000 +17.02% 5
Cheshire +30 48 £47,500 -13.63% 10
Edinburgh +15 46 £55,000 +2.32% 8
Buckinghamshire +23 39 £60,000 +41.17% 5
Kent +37 38 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Leicestershire +30 33 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Bristol +11 33 £45,819 +1.82% 3
West Sussex +27 30 £40,000 -25.23% 3
Cambridgeshire +21 30 £43,900 -13.49% 1
Glasgow +32 29 £43,125 -6.75% 11
Wiltshire +13 27 £51,576 +8.58% 5
Birmingham -9 27 £50,000 +11.11% 14

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1528 (35.77%) CISSP
2 1332 (31.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1172 (27.43%) Finance
4 1019 (23.85%) Management Information System
5 848 (19.85%) Degree
6 825 (19.31%) Risk Management
6 825 (19.31%) Firewall
7 815 (19.08%) PCI DSS
8 809 (18.94%) CISM
9 774 (18.12%) Windows
10 710 (16.62%) ITIL
11 590 (13.81%) Security Management
12 576 (13.48%) Cyber Security
13 477 (11.17%) CISA
14 455 (10.65%) Microsoft
15 452 (10.58%) Security Architecture
16 450 (10.53%) Security Cleared
17 435 (10.18%) Penetration Testing
18 428 (10.02%) Network Security
19 409 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
20 406 (9.50%) Data Protection
21 404 (9.46%) Linux
22 383 (8.97%) SIEM
23 378 (8.85%) Information Security Management
24 364 (8.52%) Cisco
25 348 (8.15%) Banking
26 342 (8.01%) Project Management
27 319 (7.47%) Business Continuity
27 319 (7.47%) Active Directory
27 319 (7.47%) UNIX

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 99 (2.32%) MS Exchange
2 87 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 76 (1.78%) IIS
4 25 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (0.37%) Lync
7 16 (0.37%) WebSphere
7 16 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (0.35%) CMS
9 13 (0.30%) Node.js
10 12 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (0.23%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.21%) SAS
12 9 (0.21%) Apache
13 7 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.14%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.12%) JBoss
15 5 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (0.094%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 242 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 114 (2.67%) MS Office
3 47 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.40%) MS Project
6 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.19%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.070%) SPSS
7 3 (0.070%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 14 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 14 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.21%) SAP PP
3 8 (0.19%) Agresso
4 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.094%) assyst
6 3 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.047%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.047%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.047%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.24%) SaaS
2 25 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (0.59%) IaaS
3 21 (0.49%) Office 365
4 17 (0.40%) PaaS
5 11 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.047%) Force.com
8 2 (0.047%) Route 53
8 2 (0.047%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.047%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.047%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.047%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.023%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 825 (19.31%) Firewall
2 428 (10.02%) Network Security
3 279 (6.53%) TCP/IP
4 188 (4.40%) Intrusion Detection
5 180 (4.21%) Wireless
6 157 (3.68%) Internet
7 150 (3.51%) LAN
8 144 (3.37%) DNS
9 143 (3.35%) WAN
10 135 (3.16%) VPN
11 100 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
12 99 (2.32%) DHCP
13 84 (1.97%) SAN
14 71 (1.66%) LDAP
15 69 (1.62%) SSL
16 63 (1.47%) HTTP
17 54 (1.26%) MPLS
18 43 (1.01%) Wireshark
19 38 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
19 38 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 83 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (1.19%) Big Data
4 49 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 44 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 40 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (0.84%) RDBMS
8 34 (0.80%) Data Mining
9 33 (0.77%) MySQL
9 33 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 27 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (0.59%) DB2
12 20 (0.47%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.33%) MongoDB
13 14 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.26%) Oracle OWB
16 11 (0.26%) Oracle Discoverer
16 11 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (0.70%) Metasploit
2 15 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
3 12 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.28%) JIRA
3 12 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (0.26%) Maven
5 8 (0.19%) Subversion
5 8 (0.19%) Selenium
5 8 (0.19%) Toad
6 7 (0.16%) ClearCase
6 7 (0.16%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.16%) GDB
6 7 (0.16%) WinDbg
7 6 (0.14%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.12%) ERwin
8 5 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (0.12%) YourKit
9 4 (0.094%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.094%) Hudson
General
1 1172 (27.43%) Finance
2 348 (8.15%) Banking
3 259 (6.06%) Legal
4 200 (4.68%) Retail
5 164 (3.84%) Telecoms
6 154 (3.60%) Law
7 83 (1.94%) Marketing
8 60 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 58 (1.36%) Advertising
10 54 (1.26%) Military
11 46 (1.08%) Games
12 42 (0.98%) Financial Institution
13 33 (0.77%) Investment Banking
14 25 (0.59%) Retail Banking
15 21 (0.49%) Automotive
16 18 (0.42%) Electronics
17 17 (0.40%) Publishing
18 14 (0.33%) Back Office
19 13 (0.30%) Local Government
20 9 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 778 (18.21%) Analyst
2 637 (14.91%) Consultant
3 630 (14.75%) Security Analyst
4 544 (12.73%) Security Manager
5 464 (10.86%) Security Consultant
6 352 (8.24%) Information Manager
7 349 (8.17%) Architect
8 340 (7.96%) Information Analyst
9 332 (7.77%) Information Security Manager
10 328 (7.68%) Information Security Analyst
11 247 (5.78%) Security Engineer
12 236 (5.52%) Security Architect
13 231 (5.41%) Security Officer
14 199 (4.66%) Information Security Officer
15 167 (3.91%) Information Security Consultant
16 165 (3.86%) Security Specialist
17 123 (2.88%) Developer
18 118 (2.76%) IT Security Analyst
19 115 (2.69%) Network Engineer
20 104 (2.43%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (2.22%) .NET
2 82 (1.92%) HTML
3 71 (1.66%) Web Services
4 66 (1.54%) CSS
5 53 (1.24%) Middleware
6 51 (1.19%) J2EE
7 50 (1.17%) ASP.NET
8 40 (0.94%) HTML5
9 35 (0.82%) jQuery
10 34 (0.80%) XML
11 32 (0.75%) CSS3
12 29 (0.68%) Spring
13 27 (0.63%) .NET Framework
14 26 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (0.59%) Hibernate
16 24 (0.56%) JSP
16 24 (0.56%) REST
17 19 (0.44%) JSON
18 18 (0.42%) AngularJS
19 16 (0.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1019 (23.85%) Management Information System
2 409 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
3 254 (5.95%) Computer Science
4 138 (3.23%) Cryptography
5 124 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
6 111 (2.60%) PKI
7 102 (2.39%) CESG
8 91 (2.13%) Mathematics
9 80 (1.87%) Hedge funds
10 61 (1.43%) Open Source
10 61 (1.43%) RMADS
11 51 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 43 (1.01%) Visualisation
12 43 (1.01%) Mobile App
13 42 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 38 (0.89%) GIS
15 35 (0.82%) Blackberry
16 33 (0.77%) Statistics
16 33 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
17 28 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 774 (18.12%) Windows
2 404 (9.46%) Linux
3 319 (7.47%) UNIX
4 72 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 67 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (0.96%) Solaris
7 37 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (0.63%) Windows XP
10 24 (0.56%) Android
11 19 (0.44%) AIX
11 19 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 19 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 19 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.19%) Debian
14 3 (0.070%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.070%) CentOS
14 3 (0.070%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.047%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 825 (19.31%) Risk Management
2 710 (16.62%) ITIL
3 590 (13.81%) Security Management
4 576 (13.48%) Cyber Security
5 452 (10.58%) Security Architecture
6 435 (10.18%) Penetration Testing
7 406 (9.50%) Data Protection
8 383 (8.97%) SIEM
9 378 (8.85%) Information Security Management
10 342 (8.01%) Project Management
11 319 (7.47%) Business Continuity
12 289 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
13 274 (6.41%) Risk Assessment
14 267 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 251 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
16 247 (5.78%) ISMS
17 228 (5.34%) Service Delivery
18 204 (4.78%) Incident Management
19 202 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
20 192 (4.49%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 304 (7.12%) SQL
2 182 (4.26%) C
3 162 (3.79%) Java
4 117 (2.74%) Python
5 113 (2.65%) C#
6 100 (2.34%) Perl
7 78 (1.83%) JavaScript
8 76 (1.78%) C++
9 65 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 36 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 30 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 27 (0.63%) T-SQL
12 27 (0.63%) Ruby
13 17 (0.40%) PHP
14 15 (0.35%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.26%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.23%) VB
17 6 (0.14%) ActionScript
18 5 (0.12%) VBA
18 5 (0.12%) APL
Qualifications
1 1528 (35.77%) CISSP
2 848 (19.85%) Degree
3 809 (18.94%) CISM
4 477 (11.17%) CISA
5 450 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 249 (5.83%) SC Cleared
7 247 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
8 203 (4.75%) CEH
9 154 (3.60%) CCNA
10 153 (3.58%) CRISC
11 139 (3.25%) DV Cleared
12 132 (3.09%) CCNP
13 131 (3.07%) GIAC
14 125 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
15 80 (1.87%) PCI QSA
16 78 (1.83%) SSCP
17 59 (1.38%) CISMP
18 58 (1.36%) MCSE
19 57 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
20 49 (1.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1332 (31.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 815 (19.08%) PCI DSS
3 233 (5.45%) COBIT
4 200 (4.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 138 (3.23%) SLA
6 108 (2.53%) QA
7 66 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 43 (1.01%) ISO 9001
9 39 (0.91%) GPG13
10 22 (0.51%) COSO
11 21 (0.49%) BS7799
12 19 (0.44%) JSP 440
13 17 (0.40%) BS25999
14 14 (0.33%) HIPAA
15 12 (0.28%) Data Quality
15 12 (0.28%) ISO 14001
15 12 (0.28%) ISO 9000
16 11 (0.26%) Basel II
17 9 (0.21%) EMIR
17 9 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 319 (7.47%) Active Directory
2 121 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 52 (1.22%) Snort
5 34 (0.80%) XenApp
6 31 (0.73%) XenServer
6 31 (0.73%) Squid
7 27 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.35%) vSphere
10 12 (0.28%) vCloud
11 10 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.12%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.12%) Firmware
12 5 (0.12%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.094%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.094%) Xen
13 4 (0.094%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.070%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 74 (1.73%) Nessus
2 63 (1.47%) SCCM
3 31 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 21 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (0.40%) SCOM
6 16 (0.37%) Tivoli
7 14 (0.33%) Nmap
8 12 (0.28%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.26%) OpenView
10 9 (0.21%) CORE IMPACT
10 9 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
11 8 (0.19%) Puppet
11 8 (0.19%) Nagios
11 8 (0.19%) WSUS
12 7 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.16%) Cisco LMS
13 4 (0.094%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.094%) WMI
13 4 (0.094%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.070%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 455 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 364 (8.52%) Cisco
3 232 (5.43%) CheckPoint
4 217 (5.08%) VMware
5 178 (4.17%) Oracle
6 121 (2.83%) Citrix
7 117 (2.74%) Juniper
8 108 (2.53%) McAfee
9 88 (2.06%) Blue Coat
10 81 (1.90%) HP
11 79 (1.85%) Websense
12 78 (1.83%) F5
13 72 (1.69%) Symantec
14 61 (1.43%) SAP
15 44 (1.03%) ArcSight
16 43 (1.01%) Red Hat
17 41 (0.96%) Splunk
17 41 (0.96%) Qualys
18 39 (0.91%) SolarWinds
19 36 (0.84%) Sourcefire
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