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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 114 169 162
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2744 1997 1837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.51% 1.74% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.10% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2237 1550 1346
Average salary £55,000 £51,000 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.84% -1.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%

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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +54 2527 £55,000 +4.76% 275
London +71 1225 £60,000 +4.34% 99
South East +18 477 £50,000 - 56
City of London +47 253 £62,500 +19.04% 20
Yorkshire +40 176 £43,000 +2.38% 20
North West +47 153 £50,000 +5.26% 26
Scotland +30 142 £42,000 +3.70% 15
Berkshire +44 134 £52,500 -8.69% 24
East of England -10 126 £51,500 +14.44% 19
West Yorkshire +18 122 £43,000 +1.77% 8
East Midlands +39 118 £55,000 +25.71% 9
South West +26 117 £50,000 +21.95% 24
West Midlands +32 109 £50,000 +2.56% 17
Surrey -9 104 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Leeds +33 103 £45,000 +7.14% 6
Buckinghamshire +41 87 £53,750 -7.72% 3
Hampshire -28 77 £50,000 -15.25% 7
Cheshire +33 74 £53,750 +7.50% 6
Manchester +30 72 £49,500 +7.60% 16
Glasgow +28 68 £42,000 +5.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +52 67 £70,000 +75.00% 7
Milton Keynes +31 65 £52,500 +9.37% 2
Nottingham +53 63 £70,000 +75.00% 7
Reading +25 61 £55,000 +12.82% 11
Edinburgh -1 55 £45,000 - 11
Hertfordshire +8 52 £55,000 +22.22% 11
Gloucestershire +13 48 £52,500 +40.00% 10
Birmingham +11 39 £55,000 +15.78% 6
Bristol +9 37 £40,000 -24.81% 9
West Sussex +20 34 £45,000 +36.36% 2

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1688 (32.82%) CISSP
2 1644 (31.97%) Finance
3 1565 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1157 (22.50%) Management Information System
5 1014 (19.72%) CISM
6 1005 (19.54%) Risk Management
7 972 (18.90%) Degree
8 959 (18.65%) Firewall
9 875 (17.01%) Windows
10 861 (16.74%) PCI DSS
11 847 (16.47%) ITIL
12 824 (16.02%) Cyber Security
13 673 (13.09%) CISA
14 619 (12.04%) Security Management
15 611 (11.88%) SIEM
16 595 (11.57%) Penetration Testing
17 549 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
18 543 (10.56%) Microsoft
19 536 (10.42%) Network Security
20 535 (10.40%) Banking
21 534 (10.38%) Linux
22 500 (9.72%) Security Cleared
23 498 (9.68%) Project Management
24 443 (8.61%) Security Architecture
25 436 (8.48%) SQL
26 426 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
27 419 (8.15%) Risk Assessment
28 412 (8.01%) Data Protection
29 397 (7.72%) Information Security Management
30 394 (7.66%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 142 (2.76%) MS Exchange
2 118 (2.29%) IIS
3 99 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 70 (1.36%) Apache
5 43 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 39 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (0.72%) Node.js
8 34 (0.66%) Lync
9 33 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 25 (0.49%) JBoss
11 24 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 24 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 23 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 22 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 20 (0.39%) SAS
15 17 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
16 14 (0.27%) CMS
17 12 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
18 11 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
19 8 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 263 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 179 (3.48%) MS Office
3 57 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.49%) MS Project
5 17 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.078%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.078%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.019%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.16%) Summit
4 3 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.058%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.058%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.019%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.019%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.019%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.019%) Maximo
6 1 (0.019%) Exstream
6 1 (0.019%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 89 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (1.52%) SaaS
3 63 (1.22%) Office 365
4 45 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (0.52%) IaaS
7 20 (0.39%) PaaS
8 7 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.097%) GitHub
10 3 (0.058%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.039%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.039%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.039%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.039%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.039%) Route 53
11 2 (0.039%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.019%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.019%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 959 (18.65%) Firewall
2 536 (10.42%) Network Security
3 305 (5.93%) Internet
4 260 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 259 (5.04%) TCP/IP
6 228 (4.43%) VPN
7 190 (3.69%) LAN
8 187 (3.64%) WAN
9 179 (3.48%) DNS
10 163 (3.17%) Wireless
11 106 (2.06%) SAN
12 89 (1.73%) DHCP
13 81 (1.57%) SSL
14 64 (1.24%) VoIP
15 61 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
16 56 (1.09%) MPLS
17 55 (1.07%) IPsec
18 52 (1.01%) VLAN
19 47 (0.91%) HTTP
20 44 (0.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 109 (2.12%) Big Data
3 91 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 84 (1.63%) MySQL
5 83 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 74 (1.44%) RDBMS
7 61 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 45 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 42 (0.82%) MongoDB
10 34 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 33 (0.64%) Oracle Database
12 30 (0.58%) Hadoop
13 19 (0.37%) Data Mining
14 17 (0.33%) DB2
14 17 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (0.31%) NoSQL
16 14 (0.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
17 13 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
18 12 (0.23%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 51 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 28 (0.54%) Subversion
3 20 (0.39%) JIRA
4 19 (0.37%) ClearCase
5 17 (0.33%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.31%) Metasploit
7 15 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
8 12 (0.23%) GDB
8 12 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.23%) WinDbg
9 10 (0.19%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.19%) ERwin
9 10 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.16%) Maven
11 7 (0.14%) Hudson
12 6 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
12 6 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.097%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.078%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 3 (0.058%) TeamCity
General
1 1644 (31.97%) Finance
2 535 (10.40%) Banking
3 281 (5.46%) Legal
4 235 (4.57%) Retail
5 220 (4.28%) Telecoms
6 148 (2.88%) Law
7 104 (2.02%) Financial Institution
8 99 (1.92%) Marketing
9 81 (1.57%) Military
10 74 (1.44%) Investment Banking
11 67 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 33 (0.64%) Advertising
13 30 (0.58%) Publishing
14 25 (0.49%) Back Office
15 23 (0.45%) Games
16 20 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 20 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 17 (0.33%) Electronics
18 13 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
18 13 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1003 (19.50%) Analyst
2 725 (14.10%) Security Analyst
3 686 (13.34%) Consultant
4 630 (12.25%) Security Manager
5 534 (10.38%) Security Consultant
6 436 (8.48%) Information Manager
7 417 (8.11%) Architect
8 403 (7.84%) Information Security Manager
9 349 (6.79%) Information Analyst
10 342 (6.65%) Information Security Analyst
11 293 (5.70%) Security Architect
12 288 (5.60%) Security Officer
13 276 (5.37%) Security Engineer
14 232 (4.51%) Information Security Officer
15 186 (3.62%) Information Security Consultant
16 172 (3.34%) Security Specialist
17 164 (3.19%) Project Manager
18 137 (2.66%) IT Security Analyst
19 136 (2.64%) Senior Analyst
20 112 (2.18%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (3.60%) .NET
2 134 (2.61%) HTML
3 111 (2.16%) Web Services
4 104 (2.02%) CSS
5 102 (1.98%) J2EE
6 84 (1.63%) Middleware
7 58 (1.13%) Spring
8 57 (1.11%) ASP.NET
9 48 (0.93%) HTML5
10 42 (0.82%) Hibernate
11 40 (0.78%) JSP
12 36 (0.70%) .NET Framework
13 35 (0.68%) jQuery
13 35 (0.68%) SAML
14 32 (0.62%) CSS3
15 31 (0.60%) Apache Camel
16 28 (0.54%) REST
17 27 (0.52%) WCF
18 26 (0.51%) SOAP
19 23 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1157 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 549 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 308 (5.99%) Computer Science
4 213 (4.14%) Data Centre
5 160 (3.11%) Cryptography
6 149 (2.90%) PKI
7 129 (2.51%) Data Protection Act
8 113 (2.20%) CESG
9 92 (1.79%) Mathematics
10 80 (1.56%) Hedge funds
11 76 (1.48%) Visualisation
11 76 (1.48%) RMADS
12 69 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 55 (1.07%) Cybercrime
14 54 (1.05%) Mobile App
15 41 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
16 38 (0.74%) Blackberry
16 38 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
17 36 (0.70%) Client/Server
18 35 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 875 (17.01%) Windows
2 534 (10.38%) Linux
3 343 (6.67%) UNIX
4 89 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 68 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 56 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (1.01%) Solaris
8 47 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 43 (0.84%) Android
10 34 (0.66%) Apple iOS
11 29 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 24 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 14 (0.27%) AIX
14 14 (0.27%) CentOS
15 13 (0.25%) Debian
16 12 (0.23%) VMS
17 8 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1005 (19.54%) Risk Management
2 847 (16.47%) ITIL
3 824 (16.02%) Cyber Security
4 619 (12.04%) Security Management
5 611 (11.88%) SIEM
6 595 (11.57%) Penetration Testing
7 498 (9.68%) Project Management
8 443 (8.61%) Security Architecture
9 426 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
10 419 (8.15%) Risk Assessment
11 412 (8.01%) Data Protection
12 397 (7.72%) Information Security Management
13 394 (7.66%) Business Continuity
14 389 (7.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 351 (6.82%) Incident Management
16 312 (6.07%) ISMS
17 301 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
18 298 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
19 261 (5.07%) Security Testing
20 255 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 436 (8.48%) SQL
2 287 (5.58%) C
3 281 (5.46%) Java
4 173 (3.36%) Perl
5 172 (3.34%) Python
6 137 (2.66%) C#
7 128 (2.49%) C++
8 114 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 107 (2.08%) JavaScript
10 68 (1.32%) Ruby
11 58 (1.13%) PHP
12 45 (0.87%) Bash Shell
13 43 (0.84%) Shell Script
14 30 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 24 (0.47%) VBScript
16 20 (0.39%) VB.NET
16 20 (0.39%) VBA
17 12 (0.23%) R
18 11 (0.21%) MATLAB
19 9 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 1688 (32.82%) CISSP
2 1014 (19.72%) CISM
3 972 (18.90%) Degree
4 673 (13.09%) CISA
5 500 (9.72%) Security Cleared
6 311 (6.05%) SC Cleared
7 265 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
8 210 (4.08%) CRISC
9 207 (4.02%) CEH
10 195 (3.79%) DV Cleared
11 173 (3.36%) CCNA
12 162 (3.15%) GIAC
13 139 (2.70%) CCNP
14 135 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 86 (1.67%) CISMP
16 84 (1.63%) PCI QSA
17 83 (1.61%) MCSE
18 78 (1.52%) SSCP
19 63 (1.22%) PMI Certification
20 53 (1.03%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1565 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 861 (16.74%) PCI DSS
3 275 (5.35%) COBIT
4 200 (3.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 158 (3.07%) QA
6 103 (2.00%) SLA
7 60 (1.17%) ISO 9001
8 36 (0.70%) BS25999
9 30 (0.58%) HIPAA
10 28 (0.54%) JSP 440
11 26 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 20 (0.39%) COSO
13 19 (0.37%) Data Quality
14 16 (0.31%) BS7799
15 15 (0.29%) ISO 14001
16 14 (0.27%) FISMA
17 10 (0.19%) GPG13
18 9 (0.17%) Basel II
19 5 (0.097%) ISO 9000
19 5 (0.097%) MiFID
System Software
1 356 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 207 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 54 (1.05%) vSphere
5 49 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (0.62%) Terminal Services
6 32 (0.62%) Snort
7 23 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
7 23 (0.45%) XenApp
8 21 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 13 (0.25%) Firmware
10 12 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.21%) Squid
12 9 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.16%) XenServer
13 8 (0.16%) VirtualBox
14 7 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 7 (0.14%) iptables
15 6 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 6 (0.12%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 106 (2.06%) Nessus
2 54 (1.05%) SCCM
3 36 (0.70%) Nagios
4 22 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
5 20 (0.39%) Tivoli
6 19 (0.37%) Puppet
6 19 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 17 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
8 16 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 15 (0.29%) FortiGate
10 12 (0.23%) Nmap
11 10 (0.19%) SCOM
12 9 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.17%) WebInspect
12 9 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
12 9 (0.17%) Icinga
13 8 (0.16%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 7 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 543 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 331 (6.44%) Cisco
3 292 (5.68%) VMware
4 241 (4.69%) Oracle
5 215 (4.18%) CheckPoint
6 132 (2.57%) HP
7 108 (2.10%) McAfee
8 100 (1.94%) Citrix
9 99 (1.92%) Juniper
10 82 (1.59%) Splunk
11 80 (1.56%) F5
12 73 (1.42%) Websense
13 67 (1.30%) SAP
14 66 (1.28%) ArcSight
15 62 (1.21%) Red Hat
16 61 (1.19%) Qualys
17 57 (1.11%) IBM
17 57 (1.11%) Tripwire
18 56 (1.09%) Symantec
19 52 (1.01%) Fortinet
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Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
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