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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
Rank 108 113 175
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +62
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2303 2704 1944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.74% 2.73% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 3.11% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1746 2116 1617
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,377 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.99% -

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
74095 86852 89314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.13% 87.70% 86.07%
Number of salaries quoted 61067 72174 73600
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 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 24 January 2017 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +6 2158 £60,000 +9.09% 267
London +42 1143 £65,000 +4.00% 120
South East -62 264 £60,000 +9.09% 35
City of London +20 201 £70,000 +16.66% 29
North West -14 192 £45,500 -7.84% 26
West Midlands +15 155 £50,000 +8.10% 18
Yorkshire -24 128 £40,000 -15.78% 12
Manchester -35 115 £42,500 -15.00% 20
Berkshire -12 109 £65,000 +18.18% 10
South West -19 107 £52,500 +5.00% 33
East of England -31 106 £55,000 +10.00% 11
West Yorkshire -30 79 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Birmingham +25 73 £44,000 +0.57% 8
Scotland +23 72 £47,500 -1.04% 11
Leeds -6 68 £40,000 -9.85% 8
Hampshire +5 61 £54,750 +9.50% 11
East Midlands -24 50 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Reading +2 47 £70,000 +38.61% 9
Hertfordshire +10 44 £65,000 +8.33% 6
Cheshire +28 40 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Edinburgh +19 35 £60,000 +14.28% 7
Surrey -17 35 £55,000 +4.76% 5
North Yorkshire +1 34 £40,000 -30.43% 1
Bristol -15 34 £57,500 +9.52% 16
Gloucestershire -19 34 £52,500 -12.50% 9
Glasgow +9 28 £46,000 -7.53% 1
Southampton +16 26 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Oxfordshire +4 26 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Cambridgeshire -23 26 £52,500 +22.09%
Coventry +11 25 £50,000 -20.00% 1

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 1979 (38.74%) CISSP
2 1666 (32.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1392 (27.25%) CISM
4 1300 (25.45%) Finance
5 1241 (24.29%) Management Information System
6 1216 (23.80%) Cybersecurity
7 1125 (22.02%) Degree
8 1122 (21.96%) Risk Management
9 962 (18.83%) Firewall
10 955 (18.69%) CISA
10 955 (18.69%) PCI DSS
11 843 (16.50%) Windows
12 716 (14.01%) SIEM
13 710 (13.90%) Penetration Testing
14 700 (13.70%) ITIL
15 698 (13.66%) Linux
16 689 (13.49%) Data Protection
17 687 (13.45%) Security Management
18 655 (12.82%) Network Security
19 644 (12.61%) Security Operations
20 641 (12.55%) Security Architecture
21 547 (10.71%) Security Cleared
22 540 (10.57%) Information Security Management
23 502 (9.83%) Vulnerability Management
24 478 (9.36%) Microsoft
25 450 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
26 435 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
27 427 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
28 402 (7.87%) Computer Science
29 393 (7.69%) CEH

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
1 171 (3.35%) IIS
2 67 (1.31%) MS Exchange
3 59 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 48 (0.94%) Apache Spark
6 42 (0.82%) Apache Pig
7 41 (0.80%) Apache
8 38 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 26 (0.51%) Confluence
10 24 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 20 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (0.27%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.23%) JBoss
14 12 (0.23%) Skype for Business
14 12 (0.23%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.16%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.14%) nginx
17 6 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
17 6 (0.12%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 247 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 134 (2.62%) MS Office
3 46 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (0.67%) MS Project
5 32 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.098%) GIMP
6 5 (0.098%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.059%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.020%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.020%) Revit
9 1 (0.020%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 30 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 29 (0.57%) Sentinel
3 20 (0.39%) assyst
4 16 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.16%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 7 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.078%) WebTrends
10 3 (0.059%) Sage CRM
10 3 (0.059%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
12 1 (0.020%) Bankmaster
12 1 (0.020%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.020%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 1 (0.020%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.020%) SAP FI
12 1 (0.020%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 170 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (1.72%) SaaS
4 81 (1.59%) Office 365
5 55 (1.08%) IaaS
6 32 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (0.61%) PaaS
8 15 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 8 (0.16%) Route 53
14 8 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
14 8 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.14%) GitHub
16 6 (0.12%) Mimecast
17 5 (0.098%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 962 (18.83%) Firewall
2 655 (12.82%) Network Security
3 320 (6.26%) TCP/IP
4 247 (4.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 211 (4.13%) DNS
6 208 (4.07%) VPN
7 173 (3.39%) LAN
8 169 (3.31%) Internet
9 168 (3.29%) WAN
10 144 (2.82%) Wireless
11 143 (2.80%) SSL
12 92 (1.80%) DHCP
13 86 (1.68%) HTTP
14 63 (1.23%) IPsec
15 54 (1.06%) LDAP
16 52 (1.02%) SAN
17 49 (0.96%) OSPF
18 46 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
19 45 (0.88%) BGP
19 45 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 118 (2.31%) Big Data
3 92 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 91 (1.78%) MySQL
5 72 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 63 (1.23%) MongoDB
7 57 (1.12%) GIS
8 49 (0.96%) Apache Hive
8 49 (0.96%) RDBMS
9 46 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 31 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (0.55%) NoSQL
12 19 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
13 18 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
14 17 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.22%) BigTable
17 9 (0.18%) Couchbase
17 9 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (0.72%) JIRA
2 33 (0.65%) Burp Suite
3 27 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 26 (0.51%) Metasploit
5 21 (0.41%) Jenkins
6 18 (0.35%) Selenium
7 16 (0.31%) Subversion
8 15 (0.29%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.12%) AppScan
11 6 (0.12%) Hudson
11 6 (0.12%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.098%) Gitweb
13 4 (0.078%) Paros
13 4 (0.078%) WebScarab
14 3 (0.059%) GoCD
14 3 (0.059%) Travis CI
15 2 (0.039%) JIRA Agile
15 2 (0.039%) TeamCity
General
1 1300 (25.45%) Finance
2 338 (6.62%) Banking
3 321 (6.28%) Legal
4 228 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 206 (4.03%) Retail
6 105 (2.06%) Law
7 87 (1.70%) Games
8 78 (1.53%) Marketing
9 67 (1.31%) Military
10 50 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 44 (0.86%) Advertising
12 41 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 39 (0.76%) Publishing
14 35 (0.69%) German Language
15 32 (0.63%) Investment Banking
16 24 (0.47%) Aerospace
17 23 (0.45%) Front Office
18 20 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 19 (0.37%) Local Government
20 18 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1015 (19.87%) Analyst
2 836 (16.36%) Security Manager
3 770 (15.07%) Security Analyst
4 545 (10.67%) Consultant
5 486 (9.51%) Information Manager
6 484 (9.47%) Information Security Manager
7 421 (8.24%) Security Consultant
8 403 (7.89%) Architect
9 370 (7.24%) Security Engineer
10 363 (7.11%) Information Analyst
11 358 (7.01%) Information Security Analyst
12 292 (5.72%) Security Architect
13 262 (5.13%) Security Officer
14 240 (4.70%) IT Manager
15 235 (4.60%) Security Specialist
16 213 (4.17%) Information Security Officer
17 200 (3.91%) IT Analyst
18 198 (3.88%) Information Security Consultant
19 197 (3.86%) Information Officer
20 170 (3.33%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (2.39%) .NET
1 122 (2.39%) HTML
2 103 (2.02%) Web Services
3 88 (1.72%) CSS
4 78 (1.53%) Middleware
5 69 (1.35%) jQuery
6 65 (1.27%) HTML5
7 58 (1.14%) Spring
8 54 (1.06%) Hibernate
8 54 (1.06%) Node.js
9 53 (1.04%) SailPoint
10 51 (1.00%) AngularJS
11 48 (0.94%) XML
12 43 (0.84%) CSS3
13 41 (0.80%) Apache Camel
13 41 (0.80%) Java EE
14 38 (0.74%) LAMP
15 34 (0.67%) ASP.NET
16 31 (0.61%) SAML
17 27 (0.53%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1241 (24.29%) Management Information System
2 402 (7.87%) Computer Science
3 360 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 299 (5.85%) Data Centre
5 235 (4.60%) Data Protection Act
6 222 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
7 163 (3.19%) CESG
8 144 (2.82%) PKI
9 133 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
10 92 (1.80%) Mathematics
11 85 (1.66%) Driving Licence
12 82 (1.61%) Cyber Attack
13 65 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 56 (1.10%) Mobile App
15 52 (1.02%) Visualisation
16 48 (0.94%) NHS
16 48 (0.94%) Statistics
16 48 (0.94%) Virtual Team
17 47 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 47 (0.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 843 (16.50%) Windows
2 698 (13.66%) Linux
3 370 (7.24%) Unix
4 239 (4.68%) Windows Server
5 131 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 106 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 52 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 49 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 42 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (0.61%) Solaris
12 26 (0.51%) Windows 7
13 24 (0.47%) AIX
13 24 (0.47%) CentOS
14 20 (0.39%) Android
15 15 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.25%) Kali Linux
16 13 (0.25%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.20%) Debian
17 10 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1216 (23.80%) Cybersecurity
2 1122 (21.96%) Risk Management
3 716 (14.01%) SIEM
4 710 (13.90%) Penetration Testing
5 700 (13.70%) ITIL
6 689 (13.49%) Data Protection
7 687 (13.45%) Security Management
8 644 (12.61%) Security Operations
9 641 (12.55%) Security Architecture
10 540 (10.57%) Information Security Management
11 502 (9.83%) Vulnerability Management
12 450 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 435 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
14 427 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
15 380 (7.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 370 (7.24%) Project Management
17 367 (7.18%) Incident Management
18 351 (6.87%) ISMS
19 347 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
20 306 (5.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 304 (5.95%) Java
2 299 (5.85%) C
3 296 (5.79%) Python
4 265 (5.19%) SQL
5 183 (3.58%) Perl
6 177 (3.46%) JavaScript
7 124 (2.43%) C#
7 124 (2.43%) Ruby
8 122 (2.39%) C++
9 93 (1.82%) PHP
10 89 (1.74%) PowerShell
11 57 (1.12%) Bash Shell
12 34 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 18 (0.35%) Scala
14 17 (0.33%) VB.NET
15 16 (0.31%) BeanShell
16 15 (0.29%) Bourne shell
17 13 (0.25%) Korn
18 12 (0.23%) R
19 11 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1979 (38.74%) CISSP
2 1392 (27.25%) CISM
3 1125 (22.02%) Degree
4 955 (18.69%) CISA
5 547 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 393 (7.69%) CEH
7 356 (6.97%) SC Cleared
8 293 (5.73%) GIAC
9 240 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
10 235 (4.60%) SANS
11 191 (3.74%) CRISC
12 162 (3.17%) DV Cleared
13 144 (2.82%) CREST Certified
14 134 (2.62%) CESG Certified Professional
15 115 (2.25%) CISMP
16 110 (2.15%) CCNP
17 103 (2.02%) CCNA
18 98 (1.92%) IISP
19 87 (1.70%) GCIH
20 84 (1.64%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1666 (32.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 955 (18.69%) PCI DSS
3 351 (6.87%) COBIT
4 158 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 112 (2.19%) SLA
6 97 (1.90%) QA
7 87 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 81 (1.59%) GDPR
9 56 (1.10%) ISO27002
10 53 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 49 (0.96%) RMADS
12 43 (0.84%) ISO 9001
13 39 (0.76%) GPG13
14 35 (0.69%) ISO22301
15 25 (0.49%) JSP 440
16 17 (0.33%) BS25999
16 17 (0.33%) BS7799
16 17 (0.33%) Data Quality
17 16 (0.31%) ISO27005
18 15 (0.29%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 334 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 201 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 55 (1.08%) Snort
5 38 (0.74%) VMware ESX
6 27 (0.53%) Firmware
7 26 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.47%) Terminal Services
9 17 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (0.33%) XenApp
10 15 (0.29%) vSphere
10 15 (0.29%) XenServer
11 14 (0.27%) Docker
11 14 (0.27%) ProxySG
12 12 (0.23%) HDFS
12 12 (0.23%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.16%) pfSense
14 8 (0.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 191 (3.74%) Nessus
2 77 (1.51%) CSIRT
3 68 (1.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 63 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 53 (1.04%) QRadar
6 47 (0.92%) SCCM
7 39 (0.76%) Puppet
7 39 (0.76%) WSUS
8 36 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 25 (0.49%) Nmap
10 24 (0.47%) logstash
11 20 (0.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 16 (0.31%) Kibana
12 16 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (0.31%) RSA enVision
13 14 (0.27%) EnCase
13 14 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
14 13 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.23%) Nexpose
16 11 (0.22%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 478 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 352 (6.89%) Cisco
3 252 (4.93%) VMware
4 208 (4.07%) Splunk
5 185 (3.62%) Oracle
6 138 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 135 (2.64%) Intel Security
8 133 (2.60%) Palo Alto
9 130 (2.54%) ArcSight
10 112 (2.19%) Juniper
11 98 (1.92%) Qualys
12 93 (1.82%) F5
13 83 (1.62%) Citrix
13 83 (1.62%) HP
14 66 (1.29%) Blue Coat
15 63 (1.23%) Cyber-Ark
15 63 (1.23%) LogRhythm
16 59 (1.15%) Fortinet
17 55 (1.08%) Forcepoint
17 55 (1.08%) SAP
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and personal b
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £80,000 (DOE) plus attractive allowances, pension and personal b
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car
Posted: 3 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum Plus Excellent Banking Benefits & Bo
Posted: 6 hours ago
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum Excellent Flexible Banking Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £175000 - £200000 per annum + Large bonuses, Car, Pension etc
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Lennon Wright
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £130000 - £150000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus, flexible
Posted: 19 hours ago
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Excellent Flexible Banking Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Matt Burton Associates Ltd
Salary: £35k - 52k per year + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £150k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum c£45k
Posted: Yesterday
East London
BGC Partners
Salary: Competitive + discretionary bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Excellent Flexible Banking Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago