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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 100 125 181
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +56
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2812 2668 2008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.87% 2.42% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.77% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2219 2141 1570
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+12.24% +6.52%

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
86119 96327 99378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.81% 87.21% 85.46%
Number of salaries quoted 71888 78728 80195
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 23 July 2016 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 23 July 2016. 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 trends)
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 +32 2651 £57,500 +4.54% 295
London +23 1157 £65,000 +4.00% 125
South East +44 625 £55,000 +10.00% 40
Berkshire +51 241 £55,000 - 14
West Midlands +59 218 £52,500 +9.37% 25
Yorkshire +27 168 £50,000 +17.64% 21
North West +28 153 £55,000 +2.80% 33
City of London -16 151 £65,000 - 26
West Yorkshire +40 128 £50,000 +19.04% 14
Surrey +31 128 £52,500 +10.52% 3
East of England -6 125 £47,500 -3.06% 12
South West +15 114 £50,000 - 24
Manchester +27 105 £53,000 +17.77% 26
Leeds +50 104 £48,000 +12.94% 12
Birmingham +34 97 £61,000 +22.00% 11
Reading +48 92 £55,000 -8.33% 7
Hampshire +6 88 £62,500 +25.00% 9
Scotland -43 62 £47,500 +13.09% 11
Kent +57 61 £55,000 +31.73% 2
Hertfordshire -2 55 £55,000 - 3
Bristol +34 47 £55,000 +22.22% 6
East Midlands -53 46 £55,000 - 6
Slough +35 39 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Glasgow -29 35 £45,000 +7.14% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 34 £55,000 - 7
North Yorkshire +8 28 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Guildford +12 27 £55,000 +4.76%
Gloucestershire -8 27 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Warwickshire +20 25 £47,500 -3.06% 2
Cambridgeshire -7 25 £45,000 +3.14% 4

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 2389 (41.04%) CISSP
2 2021 (34.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1576 (27.07%) Finance
4 1497 (25.72%) CISM
5 1435 (24.65%) Cybersecurity
6 1382 (23.74%) Management Information System
7 1344 (23.09%) Risk Management
8 1162 (19.96%) Degree
9 1111 (19.09%) PCI DSS
10 983 (16.89%) Firewall
11 946 (16.25%) ITIL
12 936 (16.08%) CISA
13 932 (16.01%) Windows
14 788 (13.54%) Data Protection
15 773 (13.28%) Security Management
16 769 (13.21%) Penetration Testing
17 731 (12.56%) SIEM
18 704 (12.09%) Microsoft
19 672 (11.54%) Linux
20 592 (10.17%) Security Operations
21 590 (10.14%) Information Security Management
22 543 (9.33%) Security Cleared
23 532 (9.14%) Network Security
24 528 (9.07%) Security Architecture
25 525 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
26 503 (8.64%) Project Management
27 486 (8.35%) Risk Assessment
28 462 (7.94%) COBIT
29 458 (7.87%) Computer Science
30 453 (7.78%) Agile Software Development

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
1 144 (2.47%) IIS
2 139 (2.39%) MS Exchange
3 79 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 67 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 54 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 49 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (0.43%) CMS
8 24 (0.41%) Apache
8 24 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.31%) WebSphere
10 17 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (0.26%) SAS
12 14 (0.24%) IBM Notes
12 14 (0.24%) JBoss
12 14 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
13 10 (0.17%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.17%) nginx
14 9 (0.15%) Apache Pig
14 9 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 270 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 176 (3.02%) MS Office
3 54 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 50 (0.86%) MS Project
5 45 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.052%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.052%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.017%) GIMP
8 1 (0.017%) SPSS
8 1 (0.017%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.19%) assyst
4 10 (0.17%) SAP GRC
5 9 (0.15%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.069%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.052%) HFM
7 3 (0.052%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.052%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.052%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.034%) AWD
8 2 (0.034%) Magento
8 2 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.017%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.017%) Maximo
9 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.017%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 214 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (2.18%) Office 365
4 114 (1.96%) SaaS
5 76 (1.31%) IaaS
6 36 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (0.62%) PaaS
7 10 (0.17%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.12%) GitHub
9 5 (0.086%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.086%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.052%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.034%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.034%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.034%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.034%) Route 53
11 2 (0.034%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.034%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 983 (16.89%) Firewall
2 532 (9.14%) Network Security
3 277 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 269 (4.62%) Internet
5 259 (4.45%) TCP/IP
6 221 (3.80%) VPN
7 199 (3.42%) DNS
8 193 (3.32%) WAN
9 190 (3.26%) LAN
10 172 (2.95%) Wireless
11 114 (1.96%) HTTP
12 98 (1.68%) SSL
13 62 (1.07%) DHCP
14 60 (1.03%) Wireshark
15 59 (1.01%) VoIP
16 57 (0.98%) IPsec
17 56 (0.96%) SAN
18 53 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
19 48 (0.82%) LDAP
20 43 (0.74%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 104 (1.79%) Big Data
3 70 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (1.07%) Relational Database
5 60 (1.03%) MySQL
6 38 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 38 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 37 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 35 (0.60%) Oracle Database
9 29 (0.50%) Data Mining
10 25 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (0.40%) NoSQL
12 22 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (0.34%) DB2
15 18 (0.31%) RDBMS
16 17 (0.29%) MongoDB
17 14 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (0.24%) QlikView
18 13 (0.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (0.70%) Metasploit
2 33 (0.57%) Burp Suite
3 27 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 26 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (0.41%) AppScan
6 21 (0.36%) JIRA
7 20 (0.34%) Jenkins
8 15 (0.26%) Subversion
9 11 (0.19%) Visual Studio
10 9 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (0.14%) Selenium
12 7 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.10%) Bugzilla
13 6 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.10%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.10%) sqlmap
13 6 (0.10%) Toad
14 5 (0.086%) SpecFlow
15 4 (0.069%) Hudson
15 4 (0.069%) TeamCity
General
1 1576 (27.07%) Finance
2 424 (7.28%) Legal
3 309 (5.31%) Telecoms
4 296 (5.09%) Banking
5 193 (3.32%) Retail
6 123 (2.11%) Law
7 115 (1.98%) Marketing
8 99 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 66 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 65 (1.12%) Publishing
11 61 (1.05%) Electronics
12 57 (0.98%) Games
13 42 (0.72%) Back Office
14 39 (0.67%) Military
15 34 (0.58%) Investment Banking
16 32 (0.55%) Local Government
17 26 (0.45%) Aerospace
18 24 (0.41%) Advertising
19 22 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
20 16 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1140 (19.58%) Analyst
2 914 (15.70%) Consultant
3 904 (15.53%) Security Analyst
4 880 (15.12%) Security Manager
5 737 (12.66%) Security Consultant
6 555 (9.53%) Information Security Manager
7 527 (9.05%) Information Manager
8 473 (8.13%) Information Analyst
9 469 (8.06%) Architect
9 469 (8.06%) Information Security Analyst
10 338 (5.81%) IT Manager
11 331 (5.69%) Security Architect
12 329 (5.65%) Security Officer
13 270 (4.64%) Security Engineer
14 268 (4.60%) Information Security Consultant
15 266 (4.57%) Information Security Officer
16 263 (4.52%) Information Officer
17 223 (3.83%) IT Analyst
18 211 (3.62%) Security Specialist
19 207 (3.56%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (3.06%) .NET
2 142 (2.44%) Web Services
3 122 (2.10%) HTML
4 83 (1.43%) CSS
5 74 (1.27%) J2EE
6 56 (0.96%) Middleware
7 51 (0.88%) REST
8 45 (0.77%) XML
9 41 (0.70%) SAML
10 40 (0.69%) HTML5
10 40 (0.69%) jQuery
10 40 (0.69%) SOAP
11 35 (0.60%) ASP.NET
12 28 (0.48%) AngularJS
13 27 (0.46%) .NET Framework
14 26 (0.45%) OAuth
15 25 (0.43%) RESTful
16 20 (0.34%) OpenID
16 20 (0.34%) Spring
17 17 (0.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1382 (23.74%) Management Information System
2 525 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 458 (7.87%) Computer Science
4 266 (4.57%) Data Protection Act
5 236 (4.05%) Data Centre
6 234 (4.02%) Security Operations Centre
7 228 (3.92%) CESG
8 183 (3.14%) PKI
9 167 (2.87%) Cyberthreat
10 126 (2.16%) Mobile App
11 121 (2.08%) Mathematics
12 114 (1.96%) Cryptography
13 101 (1.74%) Cyber Attack
14 82 (1.41%) Virtual Team
15 80 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 70 (1.20%) Cybercrime
17 67 (1.15%) Driving Licence
18 51 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
18 51 (0.88%) Client/Server
19 49 (0.84%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 932 (16.01%) Windows
2 672 (11.54%) Linux
3 388 (6.67%) Unix
4 199 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 96 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 89 (1.53%) Solaris
7 86 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 74 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (0.84%) Android
10 45 (0.77%) Apple iOS
10 45 (0.77%) CentOS
11 37 (0.64%) Mac OS X
12 23 (0.40%) Kali Linux
13 22 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 17 (0.29%) FreeBSD
16 15 (0.26%) Windows 7
17 14 (0.24%) AIX
18 12 (0.21%) Windows 10
19 11 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1435 (24.65%) Cybersecurity
2 1344 (23.09%) Risk Management
3 946 (16.25%) ITIL
4 788 (13.54%) Data Protection
5 773 (13.28%) Security Management
6 769 (13.21%) Penetration Testing
7 731 (12.56%) SIEM
8 592 (10.17%) Security Operations
9 590 (10.14%) Information Security Management
10 528 (9.07%) Security Architecture
11 503 (8.64%) Project Management
12 486 (8.35%) Risk Assessment
13 453 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
14 409 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 408 (7.01%) Business Continuity
16 394 (6.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 371 (6.37%) Vulnerability Management
18 369 (6.34%) ISMS
19 341 (5.86%) Information Assurance
20 326 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 380 (6.53%) SQL
2 291 (5.00%) Java
3 281 (4.83%) C
4 266 (4.57%) Python
5 174 (2.99%) Perl
6 159 (2.73%) C#
7 145 (2.49%) PowerShell
8 134 (2.30%) C++
9 132 (2.27%) Ruby
10 127 (2.18%) PHP
11 116 (1.99%) JavaScript
12 66 (1.13%) Shell Script
13 40 (0.69%) VB.NET
14 32 (0.55%) Bash Shell
15 26 (0.45%) Objective-C
16 22 (0.38%) VB
17 16 (0.27%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.21%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.21%) VBScript
19 6 (0.10%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2389 (41.04%) CISSP
2 1497 (25.72%) CISM
3 1162 (19.96%) Degree
4 936 (16.08%) CISA
5 543 (9.33%) Security Cleared
6 405 (6.96%) SC Cleared
7 382 (6.56%) CEH
8 303 (5.21%) CRISC
9 272 (4.67%) SANS
10 251 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
11 250 (4.29%) GIAC
12 211 (3.62%) CESG Certified Professional
13 209 (3.59%) CREST Certified
14 185 (3.18%) CLAS
15 164 (2.82%) CISMP
16 141 (2.42%) DV Cleared
17 117 (2.01%) CCNA
18 110 (1.89%) GCIH
18 110 (1.89%) OSCP
19 105 (1.80%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2021 (34.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1111 (19.09%) PCI DSS
3 462 (7.94%) COBIT
4 204 (3.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 153 (2.63%) ISO27002
6 118 (2.03%) ISO 9001
7 110 (1.89%) QA
8 100 (1.72%) ISO22301
9 95 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 82 (1.41%) SLA
11 68 (1.17%) RMADS
12 44 (0.76%) ISAE 3402
13 39 (0.67%) COSO
14 27 (0.46%) Data Quality
14 27 (0.46%) ISO27005
15 26 (0.45%) SSAE 16
16 21 (0.36%) ISO 14001
17 20 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 17799
18 19 (0.33%) FISMA
19 18 (0.31%) BS25999
System Software
1 453 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 154 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (1.13%) Hyper-V
4 46 (0.79%) Snort
5 43 (0.74%) vSphere
6 31 (0.53%) KVM
7 27 (0.46%) XenServer
8 26 (0.45%) XenApp
9 21 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.33%) Postfix
10 19 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 14 (0.24%) Docker
12 13 (0.22%) Firmware
12 13 (0.22%) ISA Server
13 12 (0.21%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.17%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
16 8 (0.14%) VMware ESX
16 8 (0.14%) Xen
17 7 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 194 (3.33%) Nessus
2 109 (1.87%) SCCM
3 84 (1.44%) Puppet
4 57 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 53 (0.91%) QRadar
6 49 (0.84%) RSA Archer
7 43 (0.74%) Ansible
8 42 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 29 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
9 29 (0.50%) Nmap
9 29 (0.50%) Zenoss
10 28 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 27 (0.46%) Cobbler
12 26 (0.45%) FreeIPA
13 22 (0.38%) SCOM
14 20 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 18 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 17 (0.29%) HP Fortify
17 16 (0.27%) Nexpose
17 16 (0.27%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 704 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 344 (5.91%) Cisco
3 242 (4.16%) VMware
4 218 (3.75%) Oracle
5 186 (3.20%) CheckPoint
6 144 (2.47%) Intel Security
7 129 (2.22%) ArcSight
8 125 (2.15%) Splunk
9 120 (2.06%) Red Hat
10 104 (1.79%) Citrix
11 97 (1.67%) Juniper
12 96 (1.65%) Qualys
13 93 (1.60%) F5
14 91 (1.56%) SAP
15 84 (1.44%) HP
16 82 (1.41%) Palo Alto
17 75 (1.29%) IBM
18 71 (1.22%) LogRhythm
19 66 (1.13%) Symantec
20 62 (1.07%) Cyber-Ark
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Many more benefits!
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + pension + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: 21 hours ago
Yorkshire
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 to 75,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £165,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £6k Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Harris Global
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
KnownFour
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Searchability
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago