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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 159 173 215
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +42
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1981 1766 1507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 1.70% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.07% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1649 1329 1139
Average salary £55,000 £53,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.28% +6.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
87329 85491 87260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.68% 82.25% 80.08%
Number of salaries quoted 71992 68288 74041
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 23 January 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 23 January 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
(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 +13 1878 £53,500 -2.72% 228
London +29 817 £60,000 +4.34% 93
South East -14 322 £55,000 -4.34% 47
City of London +59 259 £57,500 -8.00% 24
Yorkshire +9 164 £45,000 - 20
North West +62 157 £49,500 +11.23% 22
West Yorkshire +9 132 £45,000 +5.88% 15
South West +10 130 £50,000 +17.64% 20
Leeds +10 115 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Berkshire -18 111 £60,000 +9.09% 19
Surrey +2 90 £52,500 -4.54% 14
East of England +2 90 £55,000 - 9
West Midlands -36 90 £50,000 +5.26% 7
East Midlands +20 84 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Manchester +20 76 £50,000 +23.45% 16
Cheshire +28 58 £47,500 +2.15% 3
Gloucestershire +6 55 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Scotland +9 51 £55,000 +15.78% 8
Leicestershire +41 44 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Reading -32 42 £32,500 -40.90% 10
Hampshire -9 41 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Birmingham -15 41 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Cambridge +18 37 £55,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire +17 37 £55,000 - 3
Bristol -6 35 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Wiltshire +17 33 £46,000 +15.00% 2
Edinburgh +11 32 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Guildford +7 25 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Cheltenham -15 25 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Leicester +31 24 £55,000 +10.00% 3

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1402 (33.67%) CISSP
2 1309 (31.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1079 (25.91%) Finance
4 1000 (24.02%) Management Information System
5 836 (20.08%) Degree
6 825 (19.81%) Firewall
7 795 (19.09%) PCI DSS
8 785 (18.85%) CISM
9 734 (17.63%) Risk Management
10 707 (16.98%) Windows
11 653 (15.68%) ITIL
12 561 (13.47%) Security Management
13 459 (11.02%) Microsoft
14 451 (10.83%) Security Architecture
15 444 (10.66%) CISA
16 442 (10.61%) Penetration Testing
17 433 (10.40%) Network Security
18 420 (10.09%) Linux
19 402 (9.65%) Cisco
20 400 (9.61%) Cyber Security
21 386 (9.27%) Information Security Management
22 377 (9.05%) Security Cleared
23 372 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
24 369 (8.86%) Data Protection
25 343 (8.24%) Project Management
26 342 (8.21%) Banking
27 336 (8.07%) SIEM
28 320 (7.68%) UNIX
29 311 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
30 301 (7.23%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 105 (2.52%) MS Exchange
2 100 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 71 (1.71%) IIS
4 39 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.36%) Apache
7 15 (0.36%) CMS
8 11 (0.26%) Lync
9 10 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.17%) SAS
12 6 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.096%) CloudStack
14 3 (0.072%) OpenEdge
14 3 (0.072%) FileNet
14 3 (0.072%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.072%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 271 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 140 (3.36%) MS Office
3 56 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.48%) MS Project
6 11 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.12%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.024%) SPSS
8 1 (0.024%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (0.34%) SAP PP
2 13 (0.31%) assyst
3 11 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.19%) Agresso
5 7 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.072%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.048%) RMDS
9 1 (0.024%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.024%) Tesseract
9 1 (0.024%) Minerva
9 1 (0.024%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.024%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.024%) Global One
9 1 (0.024%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.024%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.06%) SaaS
2 26 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (0.55%) Office 365
4 21 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.48%) PaaS
6 19 (0.46%) IaaS
6 19 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.048%) Force.com
9 1 (0.024%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.024%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.024%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.024%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 825 (19.81%) Firewall
2 433 (10.40%) Network Security
3 300 (7.20%) TCP/IP
4 172 (4.13%) Wireless
5 171 (4.11%) DNS
5 171 (4.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 162 (3.89%) Internet
6 162 (3.89%) VPN
7 144 (3.46%) LAN
8 139 (3.34%) WAN
9 122 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
10 107 (2.57%) DHCP
11 97 (2.33%) HTTP
11 97 (2.33%) SSL
12 88 (2.11%) SAN
13 73 (1.75%) LDAP
14 53 (1.27%) Wireshark
15 51 (1.22%) FTP
16 49 (1.18%) MPLS
17 41 (0.98%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 60 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 32 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 29 (0.70%) Big Data
6 29 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (0.58%) Hadoop
7 24 (0.58%) Data Mining
7 24 (0.58%) MySQL
8 23 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (0.46%) RDBMS
10 18 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.26%) DB2
15 10 (0.24%) Oracle Discoverer
15 10 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (0.74%) Metasploit
2 24 (0.58%) Maven
3 21 (0.50%) Subversion
4 18 (0.43%) JIRA
5 14 (0.34%) Eclipse
6 13 (0.31%) YourKit
7 11 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (0.22%) TestNG
8 9 (0.22%) Selenium
8 9 (0.22%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.19%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.19%) Toad
10 7 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (0.17%) Hudson
11 6 (0.14%) Ant
11 6 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
11 6 (0.14%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.096%) GDB
General
1 1079 (25.91%) Finance
2 342 (8.21%) Banking
3 253 (6.08%) Legal
4 213 (5.12%) Retail
5 168 (4.03%) Law
6 153 (3.67%) Telecoms
7 80 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 79 (1.90%) Marketing
9 75 (1.80%) Games
10 48 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 44 (1.06%) Advertising
12 32 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 31 (0.74%) Electronics
14 27 (0.65%) Military
15 22 (0.53%) German Language
16 18 (0.43%) Automotive
17 17 (0.41%) Local Government
17 17 (0.41%) Publishing
18 10 (0.24%) iGaming
18 10 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 808 (19.40%) Analyst
2 674 (16.19%) Security Analyst
3 638 (15.32%) Consultant
4 486 (11.67%) Security Consultant
5 464 (11.14%) Security Manager
6 359 (8.62%) Information Analyst
7 350 (8.41%) Information Security Analyst
8 337 (8.09%) Architect
9 317 (7.61%) Information Manager
10 305 (7.32%) Information Security Manager
11 256 (6.15%) Security Engineer
12 212 (5.09%) Security Architect
13 195 (4.68%) Security Officer
14 186 (4.47%) Security Specialist
15 167 (4.01%) Information Security Officer
16 137 (3.29%) Developer
17 134 (3.22%) Network Engineer
18 131 (3.15%) Information Security Consultant
19 122 (2.93%) Information Specialist
20 118 (2.83%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (2.09%) Web Services
2 81 (1.95%) .NET
3 74 (1.78%) HTML
4 61 (1.46%) CSS
5 53 (1.27%) XML
6 47 (1.13%) ASP.NET
7 41 (0.98%) jQuery
8 31 (0.74%) JSON
9 29 (0.70%) Middleware
10 28 (0.67%) J2EE
10 28 (0.67%) Spring
11 26 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (0.58%) REST
12 24 (0.58%) Hibernate
12 24 (0.58%) .NET Framework
13 21 (0.50%) HTML5
13 21 (0.50%) Regular Expression
14 18 (0.43%) Flash
15 17 (0.41%) JSP
16 16 (0.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1000 (24.02%) Management Information System
2 372 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 250 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 109 (2.62%) Cryptography
5 102 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
6 100 (2.40%) Mathematics
7 89 (2.14%) CESG
8 84 (2.02%) PKI
9 64 (1.54%) RMADS
10 53 (1.27%) Open Source
11 49 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 45 (1.08%) Hedge funds
13 42 (1.01%) Blackberry
14 41 (0.98%) GIS
15 36 (0.86%) CESG CLAS
16 34 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
16 34 (0.82%) Client/Server
17 30 (0.72%) Visualisation
18 26 (0.62%) Statistics
19 25 (0.60%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 707 (16.98%) Windows
2 420 (10.09%) Linux
3 320 (7.68%) UNIX
4 105 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (1.73%) Windows 7
6 57 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (1.13%) Solaris
9 36 (0.86%) AIX
10 34 (0.82%) Windows XP
11 22 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (0.50%) Android
13 17 (0.41%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.38%) CentOS
15 13 (0.31%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.26%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.19%) Fedora
18 7 (0.17%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.17%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 734 (17.63%) Risk Management
2 653 (15.68%) ITIL
3 561 (13.47%) Security Management
4 451 (10.83%) Security Architecture
5 442 (10.61%) Penetration Testing
6 400 (9.61%) Cyber Security
7 386 (9.27%) Information Security Management
8 369 (8.86%) Data Protection
9 343 (8.24%) Project Management
10 336 (8.07%) SIEM
11 311 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
12 301 (7.23%) Business Continuity
13 257 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
14 252 (6.05%) ISMS
15 250 (6.00%) Risk Assessment
16 238 (5.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 215 (5.16%) PRINCE2
18 205 (4.92%) TOGAF
19 201 (4.83%) Service Delivery
20 192 (4.61%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 270 (6.48%) SQL
2 149 (3.58%) C
3 135 (3.24%) Java
4 115 (2.76%) C#
5 92 (2.21%) Python
6 73 (1.75%) C++
7 68 (1.63%) Perl
8 63 (1.51%) PowerShell
9 61 (1.46%) JavaScript
10 36 (0.86%) Bash Shell
11 32 (0.77%) T-SQL
12 26 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 23 (0.55%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.34%) PHP
15 12 (0.29%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.24%) Ruby
17 9 (0.22%) MATLAB
18 8 (0.19%) VBScript
19 7 (0.17%) VB
20 6 (0.14%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1402 (33.67%) CISSP
2 836 (20.08%) Degree
3 785 (18.85%) CISM
4 444 (10.66%) CISA
5 377 (9.05%) Security Cleared
6 231 (5.55%) Cisco Certification
7 221 (5.31%) CEH
8 210 (5.04%) SC Cleared
9 158 (3.79%) GIAC
10 148 (3.55%) CCNA
11 142 (3.41%) CRISC
12 130 (3.12%) CCNP
13 108 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 91 (2.19%) DV Cleared
15 87 (2.09%) PCI QSA
16 70 (1.68%) SSCP
17 61 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
18 59 (1.42%) CISMP
19 55 (1.32%) OSCP
20 50 (1.20%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1309 (31.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 795 (19.09%) PCI DSS
3 261 (6.27%) COBIT
4 191 (4.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 132 (3.17%) SLA
6 88 (2.11%) QA
7 75 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 51 (1.22%) ISO 9001
9 35 (0.84%) COSO
10 22 (0.53%) GPG13
11 21 (0.50%) BS7799
12 18 (0.43%) JSP 440
13 17 (0.41%) BS25999
14 16 (0.38%) ISO 9000
15 10 (0.24%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.24%) HIPAA
16 6 (0.14%) Solvency II
16 6 (0.14%) Data Quality
17 5 (0.12%) Basel II
18 2 (0.048%) FATCA
System Software
1 248 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 105 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (1.27%) Snort
4 38 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.77%) XenApp
6 23 (0.55%) XenServer
7 19 (0.46%) Squid
8 18 (0.43%) Nmap
9 14 (0.34%) vSphere
10 13 (0.31%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.26%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (0.19%) Firmware
14 7 (0.17%) VMware ESX
15 6 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.14%) Xen
16 5 (0.12%) NFS
17 4 (0.096%) VMware Server
18 3 (0.072%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 82 (1.97%) Nessus
2 41 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
3 33 (0.79%) SCCM
4 20 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
5 14 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
5 14 (0.34%) Backup Exec
6 13 (0.31%) SCOM
6 13 (0.31%) WSUS
6 13 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 9 (0.22%) Nagios
8 8 (0.19%) Puppet
8 8 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
9 7 (0.17%) Cisco LMS
9 7 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.14%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.096%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.072%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.072%) Ansible
13 2 (0.048%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.048%) yum
Vendors
1 459 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 402 (9.65%) Cisco
3 300 (7.20%) CheckPoint
4 178 (4.27%) VMware
5 165 (3.96%) Juniper
6 152 (3.65%) Oracle
7 136 (3.27%) F5
8 125 (3.00%) Citrix
9 97 (2.33%) McAfee
10 94 (2.26%) Websense
11 88 (2.11%) Blue Coat
12 84 (2.02%) Symantec
13 57 (1.37%) HP
14 51 (1.22%) Fortinet
15 47 (1.13%) SAP
15 47 (1.13%) ArcSight
16 46 (1.10%) Dell
17 40 (0.96%) Qualys
18 35 (0.84%) Sourcefire
19 34 (0.82%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 Per Annum
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + car allowance & yearly bonus
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JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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City, London
JM
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus additional benefits
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Salary: £65k - 80k per year + 20% Commission
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £55k per month + Bonus + Pension
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Salary: £65k per year + Benefits
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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Fareham, Hampshire
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