The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 204 180 239
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +59
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1738 1689 1382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.52% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.93% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1307 1228 1037
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +1.05%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97509 87535 96223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.37% 78.84% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78334 71800 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -11 1632 £52,500 +5.00% 206
London -12 715 £60,000 - 104
South East -1 374 £50,000 - 32
City of London +53 257 £59,500 -8.46% 29
Yorkshire -1 138 £45,000 +38.46% 21
East of England -2 112 £50,000 +3.09% 8
West Yorkshire +23 111 £42,500 +30.76% 13
Surrey +6 111 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Berkshire +4 104 £55,000 +4.76% 10
South West 0 96 £49,500 +10.00% 14
Leeds +23 74 £54,000 +20.00% 11
East Midlands -5 66 £40,000 +11.88% 3
North West -47 62 £40,000 -15.78% 10
Scotland -2 55 £46,250 +20.12% 3
Hampshire -65 52 £46,500 -7.00% 8
Reading +3 50 £55,000 +4.76% 5
West Midlands -6 48 £45,000 -5.26% 8
Hertfordshire +29 44 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Edinburgh -2 42 £50,750 -15.41% 3
Guildford +7 35 £50,000 - 6
Gloucestershire +31 33 £49,500 +4.21% 5
Manchester -15 32 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Birmingham +1 25 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Suffolk +10 24 £77,500 -
Kent -14 24 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 23 £46,250 -7.50% 3
East Sussex +3 22 £40,000 +23.07%
Essex -8 22 £41,750 +28.46%
Cheshire -22 22 £62,500 +26.26% 4
Reigate +14 21 £45,000 +28.57%

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1256 (35.98%) CISSP
2 1150 (32.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 986 (28.24%) Finance
4 936 (26.81%) Management Information System
5 741 (21.23%) Risk Management
6 681 (19.51%) CISM
7 626 (17.93%) Firewall
8 614 (17.59%) Windows
9 610 (17.47%) Degree
10 567 (16.24%) PCI DSS
11 561 (16.07%) ITIL
12 533 (15.27%) Security Management
13 412 (11.80%) Microsoft
14 411 (11.77%) Project Management
15 408 (11.69%) CISA
16 395 (11.31%) Information Security Management
17 383 (10.97%) Linux
18 378 (10.83%) Penetration Testing
19 364 (10.43%) Network Security
20 362 (10.37%) Security Cleared
21 314 (8.99%) SIEM
22 307 (8.79%) Business Continuity
23 286 (8.19%) UNIX
24 281 (8.05%) Data Protection
25 274 (7.85%) Risk Assessment
26 268 (7.68%) Cisco
27 262 (7.51%) SQL
28 251 (7.19%) Banking
29 238 (6.82%) Security Architecture
30 231 (6.62%) Cisco Certification

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 96 (2.75%) IIS
2 76 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 74 (2.12%) MS Exchange
4 30 (0.86%) Apache
5 26 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (0.72%) SAS
7 23 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 15 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.29%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.20%) CMS
13 7 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.17%) GlassFish
14 6 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.17%) Documentum
15 5 (0.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 209 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 141 (4.04%) MS Office
3 47 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (1.15%) MS Project
5 33 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.086%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.11%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.086%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.057%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.057%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.057%) Documaker
5 2 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.057%) Academy Housing
5 2 (0.057%) arcHouse
5 2 (0.057%) Tesseract
5 2 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.057%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.029%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.029%) AWD
6 1 (0.029%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 60 (1.72%) SaaS
2 18 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.26%) PaaS
4 8 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.086%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.086%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.057%) IaaS
9 1 (0.029%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.029%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 626 (17.93%) Firewall
2 364 (10.43%) Network Security
3 203 (5.81%) Internet
4 185 (5.30%) TCP/IP
5 165 (4.73%) Intrusion Detection
6 157 (4.50%) VPN
7 146 (4.18%) WAN
8 131 (3.75%) LAN
9 105 (3.01%) Wireless
10 98 (2.81%) DNS
11 90 (2.58%) LDAP
12 79 (2.26%) SAN
13 75 (2.15%) SSL
14 58 (1.66%) HTTP
15 57 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
16 44 (1.26%) IPsec
17 38 (1.09%) SMTP
17 38 (1.09%) VoIP
18 37 (1.06%) Wireshark
19 36 (1.03%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 34 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 23 (0.66%) Big Data
8 22 (0.63%) MySQL
9 21 (0.60%) Relational Database
10 19 (0.54%) Data Mining
10 19 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (0.37%) MS Access
13 12 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (0.34%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.20%) DataStage
15 7 (0.20%) QualityStage
16 6 (0.17%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.17%) BODI
Development Applications
1 20 (0.57%) Metasploit
2 19 (0.54%) Subversion
3 11 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 10 (0.29%) Maven
5 9 (0.26%) JIRA
6 8 (0.23%) Hudson
7 7 (0.20%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.14%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.14%) Selenium
9 5 (0.14%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.11%) JMeter
10 4 (0.11%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.086%) NetBeans
11 3 (0.086%) AppScan
12 2 (0.057%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.057%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.057%) Rational Performance Tester
12 2 (0.057%) TestComplete
General
1 986 (28.24%) Finance
2 251 (7.19%) Banking
3 189 (5.41%) Legal
4 160 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 135 (3.87%) Retail
6 99 (2.84%) Advertising
7 78 (2.23%) Law
8 75 (2.15%) Marketing
9 48 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 41 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 29 (0.83%) Local Government
12 26 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (0.69%) Publishing
14 23 (0.66%) Games
15 19 (0.54%) Military
16 16 (0.46%) Electronics
16 16 (0.46%) Back Office
17 15 (0.43%) Manufacturing
18 13 (0.37%) German Language
19 12 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 689 (19.74%) Analyst
2 537 (15.38%) Consultant
3 500 (14.32%) Security Analyst
4 419 (12.00%) Security Manager
5 418 (11.97%) Security Consultant
6 296 (8.48%) Architect
7 245 (7.02%) Information Manager
8 234 (6.70%) Information Security Manager
9 226 (6.47%) Information Analyst
10 216 (6.19%) Information Security Analyst
11 197 (5.64%) Information Security Consultant
12 194 (5.56%) Security Specialist
13 189 (5.41%) Security Architect
14 138 (3.95%) Security Officer
15 121 (3.47%) Information Security Officer
16 118 (3.38%) Security Engineer
17 117 (3.35%) Developer
18 112 (3.21%) Information Specialist
19 110 (3.15%) Information Security Specialist
20 85 (2.43%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (5.18%) .NET
2 80 (2.29%) XML
3 79 (2.26%) HTML
4 68 (1.95%) Web Services
5 64 (1.83%) ASP.NET
6 45 (1.29%) Middleware
7 42 (1.20%) Spring
8 39 (1.12%) Hibernate
9 38 (1.09%) CSS
10 33 (0.95%) JSP
11 24 (0.69%) SAML
12 19 (0.54%) RESTful
13 18 (0.52%) .NET Framework
13 18 (0.52%) J2EE
14 17 (0.49%) WCF
15 15 (0.43%) EJB
16 14 (0.40%) SailPoint
16 14 (0.40%) WPF
17 13 (0.37%) Ruby on Rails
18 12 (0.34%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 936 (26.81%) Management Information System
2 178 (5.10%) Computer Science
3 133 (3.81%) RMADS
4 106 (3.04%) PKI
5 89 (2.55%) Cryptography
5 89 (2.55%) CESG
6 88 (2.52%) Data Protection Act
7 67 (1.92%) Mathematics
8 58 (1.66%) Blackberry
9 56 (1.60%) CESG CLAS
10 44 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 40 (1.15%) Open Source
12 31 (0.89%) PMI
13 25 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 25 (0.72%) NHS
14 24 (0.69%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.66%) Smartcard
16 17 (0.49%) GIS
16 17 (0.49%) Hedge funds
17 16 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 614 (17.59%) Windows
2 383 (10.97%) Linux
3 286 (8.19%) UNIX
4 77 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (1.58%) Android
6 54 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 44 (1.26%) Windows 7
10 40 (1.15%) Ubuntu
11 39 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (0.92%) Solaris
13 24 (0.69%) Windows XP
14 22 (0.63%) BlackBerry OS
15 20 (0.57%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.40%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.37%) FreeBSD
18 12 (0.34%) Mac OS X Server
19 11 (0.32%) CentOS
20 10 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 741 (21.23%) Risk Management
2 561 (16.07%) ITIL
3 533 (15.27%) Security Management
4 411 (11.77%) Project Management
5 395 (11.31%) Information Security Management
6 378 (10.83%) Penetration Testing
7 314 (8.99%) SIEM
8 307 (8.79%) Business Continuity
9 281 (8.05%) Data Protection
10 274 (7.85%) Risk Assessment
11 238 (6.82%) Security Architecture
12 226 (6.47%) ISMS
13 223 (6.39%) Service Delivery
14 207 (5.93%) Cyber Security
15 193 (5.53%) Service Management
16 191 (5.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 186 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 186 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
18 181 (5.18%) Information Assurance
19 153 (4.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 262 (7.51%) SQL
2 195 (5.59%) Java
3 113 (3.24%) C#
4 76 (2.18%) JavaScript
5 73 (2.09%) C++
6 68 (1.95%) Perl
7 67 (1.92%) C
8 55 (1.58%) Python
9 45 (1.29%) PowerShell
10 41 (1.17%) PHP
11 38 (1.09%) T-SQL
12 35 (1.00%) Ruby
13 32 (0.92%) Bash Shell
14 29 (0.83%) VB
15 28 (0.80%) VB.NET
16 24 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.34%) VB6
17 12 (0.34%) VBScript
18 8 (0.23%) FoxPro (VFP)
19 3 (0.086%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1256 (35.98%) CISSP
2 681 (19.51%) CISM
3 610 (17.47%) Degree
4 408 (11.69%) CISA
5 362 (10.37%) Security Cleared
6 231 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
7 211 (6.04%) SC Cleared
8 139 (3.98%) CCNA
9 133 (3.81%) CEH
10 116 (3.32%) GIAC
11 114 (3.27%) CCNP
12 103 (2.95%) DV Cleared
13 79 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 61 (1.75%) PCI QSA
14 61 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
15 56 (1.60%) CRISC
16 55 (1.58%) MCSE
17 54 (1.55%) CCIE
18 48 (1.37%) SSCP
19 42 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1150 (32.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 567 (16.24%) PCI DSS
3 224 (6.42%) COBIT
4 117 (3.35%) QA
5 107 (3.07%) SLA
6 104 (2.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 85 (2.43%) ISO 9001
8 65 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 33 (0.95%) COSO
10 28 (0.80%) JSP 440
10 28 (0.80%) BS7799
11 19 (0.54%) BS25999
12 18 (0.52%) HIPAA
13 17 (0.49%) ISO 14001
14 14 (0.40%) GPG13
14 14 (0.40%) ISO 9000
15 6 (0.17%) Data Quality
15 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 5 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
17 3 (0.086%) GxP
System Software
1 195 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 110 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 41 (1.17%) Snort
5 23 (0.66%) VMware ESX
5 23 (0.66%) XenApp
6 20 (0.57%) Nmap
7 17 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.46%) vSphere
9 12 (0.34%) Samba
10 11 (0.32%) MetaFrame
11 10 (0.29%) ISA Server
12 9 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.20%) Xen
13 7 (0.20%) IAG
14 6 (0.17%) SpamAssassin
15 4 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.11%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 63 (1.80%) Nessus
2 30 (0.86%) SCOM
3 25 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
4 23 (0.66%) SCCM
5 21 (0.60%) Tivoli
6 18 (0.52%) WSUS
6 18 (0.52%) Nagios
7 17 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 17 (0.49%) Puppet
8 12 (0.34%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.32%) CORE IMPACT
10 9 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (0.23%) OpenView
12 7 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (0.20%) Capistrano
13 6 (0.17%) OpenSSO
13 6 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.14%) WebInspect
14 5 (0.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 412 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 268 (7.68%) Cisco
3 205 (5.87%) Oracle
4 187 (5.36%) CheckPoint
5 164 (4.70%) VMware
6 104 (2.98%) McAfee
7 100 (2.86%) Juniper
8 88 (2.52%) HP
9 87 (2.49%) Symantec
10 85 (2.43%) Citrix
11 75 (2.15%) F5
12 71 (2.03%) Cyber-Ark
13 65 (1.86%) Sourcefire
14 59 (1.69%) ArcSight
15 54 (1.55%) Red Hat
16 48 (1.37%) Blue Coat
17 45 (1.29%) IBM
18 42 (1.20%) Qualys
19 36 (1.03%) Splunk
20 32 (0.92%) LogRhythm
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £39,000 per annum + bonus (average 15%) + other bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + excellent share options
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65k - 70k per year + Bonus + Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £42k - 47k per year + bonus + package.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £85k - 90k per year + benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
KDR
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum + 100K OTE
Posted: 3 days ago