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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 136 207 185
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -22
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2403 1735 1689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.16% 1.43% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.75% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1888 1305 1228
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,425 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +2.08%

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
92626 99355 89014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.23% 82.06% 80.16%
Number of salaries quoted 74985 79810 73029
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +70 2195 £55,000 +4.76% 287
London +88 1056 £60,000 - 109
South East +18 418 £52,500 +5.00% 71
City of London +44 320 £60,000 +0.84% 27
South West +29 153 £51,576 +4.19% 19
Berkshire +31 148 £57,500 +4.54% 20
Yorkshire +8 141 £45,000 - 16
Scotland +76 130 £46,500 +0.54% 12
North West +63 122 £50,000 +25.00% 26
East of England +20 100 £45,000 -10.00% 13
West Yorkshire -6 94 £45,000 +5.88% 10
West Midlands +27 92 £53,500 +18.88% 19
Gloucestershire +22 76 £56,250 +13.63% 7
Leeds +14 73 £45,000 -16.66% 7
Surrey -18 73 £48,000 -4.00% 10
Glasgow +59 65 £42,000 +12.00% 7
Hampshire +6 64 £55,000 +18.27% 14
Reading +2 64 £57,500 +4.54% 12
Edinburgh +24 60 £55,000 +8.37% 6
Manchester +29 56 £41,000 +17.14% 18
Cheshire +38 54 £50,000 -20.00% 5
East Midlands -3 53 £57,500 +43.75% 11
Buckinghamshire +22 41 £55,000 +18.91% 12
Kent +34 39 £52,500 +16.66% 1
West Sussex +34 37 £40,000 -13.97% 2
Birmingham -1 34 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Bristol +14 31 £45,000 - 6
Cambridgeshire +32 27 £43,900 -1.34% 4
Milton Keynes +6 26 £50,000 +49.25% 8
North Yorkshire +29 25 £45,000 +28.57% 4

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1592 (36.23%) CISSP
2 1411 (32.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1276 (29.04%) Finance
4 1051 (23.92%) Management Information System
5 873 (19.87%) Risk Management
6 871 (19.82%) Degree
7 855 (19.46%) Firewall
8 850 (19.34%) CISM
9 819 (18.64%) PCI DSS
10 799 (18.18%) Windows
11 751 (17.09%) ITIL
12 651 (14.82%) Cyber Security
13 621 (14.13%) Security Management
14 513 (11.68%) CISA
15 505 (11.49%) Security Cleared
16 479 (10.90%) Microsoft
17 453 (10.31%) Security Architecture
18 451 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
19 446 (10.15%) Network Security
20 440 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
21 420 (9.56%) Data Protection
22 414 (9.42%) Linux
23 400 (9.10%) SIEM
24 395 (8.99%) Information Security Management
25 370 (8.42%) Cisco
26 353 (8.03%) Project Management
27 352 (8.01%) Business Continuity
28 348 (7.92%) Banking
29 333 (7.58%) SQL
30 329 (7.49%) Active Directory

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 111 (2.53%) MS Exchange
2 93 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 79 (1.80%) IIS
4 27 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 19 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (0.36%) Node.js
9 15 (0.34%) Lync
9 15 (0.34%) Apache
10 14 (0.32%) CMS
11 12 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.23%) SAS
12 10 (0.23%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.23%) JBoss
13 9 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.16%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 250 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 113 (2.57%) MS Office
3 41 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.39%) MS Project
6 8 (0.18%) PowerPivot
7 7 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.068%) SPSS
8 3 (0.068%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.046%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.18%) Agresso
4 6 (0.14%) SAP PP
4 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.091%) assyst
6 3 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.046%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.046%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.046%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.023%) Summit
8 1 (0.023%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 64 (1.46%) SaaS
2 30 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 30 (0.68%) Office 365
3 28 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (0.57%) IaaS
5 20 (0.46%) PaaS
6 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.11%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.046%) Force.com
9 2 (0.046%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.046%) Route 53
9 2 (0.046%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.046%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.023%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.023%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 855 (19.46%) Firewall
2 446 (10.15%) Network Security
3 272 (6.19%) TCP/IP
4 183 (4.16%) Internet
5 180 (4.10%) Intrusion Detection
6 173 (3.94%) Wireless
7 169 (3.85%) LAN
8 156 (3.55%) WAN
9 144 (3.28%) VPN
10 137 (3.12%) DNS
11 99 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
12 93 (2.12%) DHCP
13 86 (1.96%) SAN
14 61 (1.39%) LDAP
15 54 (1.23%) SSL
16 53 (1.21%) HTTP
17 51 (1.16%) MPLS
18 41 (0.93%) VoIP
19 39 (0.89%) Intranet
20 38 (0.86%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 82 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (1.48%) Big Data
4 55 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 45 (1.02%) RDBMS
6 40 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 36 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (0.77%) MySQL
9 31 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 30 (0.68%) Data Mining
11 25 (0.57%) DB2
12 23 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (0.43%) Hadoop
14 18 (0.41%) MongoDB
15 13 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (0.27%) Data Mart
16 12 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 26 (0.59%) Metasploit
2 15 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.23%) GDB
5 10 (0.23%) WinDbg
5 10 (0.23%) JIRA
6 9 (0.20%) ClearCase
6 9 (0.20%) ERwin
7 8 (0.18%) Toad
8 7 (0.16%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.14%) Selenium
9 6 (0.14%) Maven
9 6 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.11%) Subversion
11 4 (0.091%) JMeter
12 3 (0.068%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.068%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.068%) WebDriver
General
1 1276 (29.04%) Finance
2 348 (7.92%) Banking
3 256 (5.83%) Legal
4 186 (4.23%) Retail
5 175 (3.98%) Law
6 164 (3.73%) Telecoms
7 79 (1.80%) Marketing
8 70 (1.59%) Military
9 64 (1.46%) Advertising
10 57 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 47 (1.07%) Financial Institution
12 36 (0.82%) Investment Banking
13 34 (0.77%) Games
14 25 (0.57%) Retail Banking
15 21 (0.48%) Automotive
16 17 (0.39%) Publishing
17 16 (0.36%) Electronics
18 15 (0.34%) Back Office
19 12 (0.27%) Local Government
20 11 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 803 (18.27%) Analyst
2 663 (15.09%) Consultant
3 652 (14.84%) Security Analyst
4 535 (12.18%) Security Manager
5 493 (11.22%) Security Consultant
6 363 (8.26%) Information Manager
7 353 (8.03%) Information Analyst
8 351 (7.99%) Architect
9 340 (7.74%) Information Security Analyst
10 336 (7.65%) Information Security Manager
11 255 (5.80%) Security Engineer
12 251 (5.71%) Security Officer
13 238 (5.42%) Security Architect
14 219 (4.98%) Information Security Officer
15 183 (4.16%) Security Specialist
16 172 (3.91%) Information Security Consultant
17 125 (2.84%) IT Security Analyst
18 115 (2.62%) Network Engineer
19 112 (2.55%) Developer
20 105 (2.39%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (2.48%) .NET
2 78 (1.78%) HTML
3 76 (1.73%) Web Services
4 62 (1.41%) CSS
5 56 (1.27%) Middleware
6 55 (1.25%) ASP.NET
7 52 (1.18%) J2EE
8 41 (0.93%) HTML5
9 35 (0.80%) CSS3
10 33 (0.75%) Spring
10 33 (0.75%) XML
11 30 (0.68%) jQuery
12 29 (0.66%) JSP
13 28 (0.64%) .NET Framework
14 26 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (0.57%) Hibernate
16 21 (0.48%) REST
17 18 (0.41%) AngularJS
17 18 (0.41%) Ajax
17 18 (0.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1051 (23.92%) Management Information System
2 440 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
3 251 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 135 (3.07%) Data Protection Act
5 129 (2.94%) Cryptography
6 121 (2.75%) PKI
7 104 (2.37%) CESG
8 86 (1.96%) Hedge funds
9 85 (1.93%) Mathematics
10 76 (1.73%) RMADS
11 70 (1.59%) Open Source
12 47 (1.07%) Mobile App
13 44 (1.00%) Visualisation
14 43 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
15 42 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 37 (0.84%) Blackberry
17 35 (0.80%) GIS
18 33 (0.75%) Statistics
19 31 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
20 30 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 799 (18.18%) Windows
2 414 (9.42%) Linux
3 316 (7.19%) UNIX
4 71 (1.62%) Windows 7
5 69 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (0.73%) Solaris
8 26 (0.59%) Windows XP
8 26 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (0.52%) Android
9 23 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 19 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.25%) AIX
13 8 (0.18%) VMS
13 8 (0.18%) Debian
14 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.091%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.091%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 873 (19.87%) Risk Management
2 751 (17.09%) ITIL
3 651 (14.82%) Cyber Security
4 621 (14.13%) Security Management
5 453 (10.31%) Security Architecture
6 451 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
7 420 (9.56%) Data Protection
8 400 (9.10%) SIEM
9 395 (8.99%) Information Security Management
10 353 (8.03%) Project Management
11 352 (8.01%) Business Continuity
12 326 (7.42%) Risk Assessment
13 299 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
14 296 (6.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 277 (6.30%) ISMS
16 261 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
17 219 (4.98%) Incident Management
18 217 (4.94%) Information Assurance
19 214 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
19 214 (4.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 333 (7.58%) SQL
2 199 (4.53%) C
3 174 (3.96%) Java
4 126 (2.87%) Python
5 123 (2.80%) Perl
6 107 (2.44%) C#
7 82 (1.87%) C++
8 78 (1.78%) JavaScript
9 73 (1.66%) PowerShell
10 42 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 33 (0.75%) Ruby
12 26 (0.59%) T-SQL
12 26 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 20 (0.46%) PHP
14 18 (0.41%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.32%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.18%) VB
17 5 (0.11%) VBA
17 5 (0.11%) APL
18 4 (0.091%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1592 (36.23%) CISSP
2 871 (19.82%) Degree
3 850 (19.34%) CISM
4 513 (11.68%) CISA
5 505 (11.49%) Security Cleared
6 285 (6.49%) SC Cleared
7 246 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
8 208 (4.73%) CEH
9 178 (4.05%) CRISC
10 164 (3.73%) DV Cleared
11 151 (3.44%) CCNA
12 135 (3.07%) GIAC
13 133 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
14 128 (2.91%) CCNP
15 82 (1.87%) SSCP
16 77 (1.75%) PCI QSA
17 62 (1.41%) CISMP
18 61 (1.39%) MCSE
19 60 (1.37%) OSCP
20 53 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1411 (32.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 819 (18.64%) PCI DSS
3 262 (5.96%) COBIT
4 189 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 142 (3.23%) SLA
6 119 (2.71%) QA
7 67 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 49 (1.12%) ISO 9001
9 37 (0.84%) GPG13
10 23 (0.52%) JSP 440
11 21 (0.48%) BS25999
11 21 (0.48%) BS7799
11 21 (0.48%) COSO
12 15 (0.34%) HIPAA
12 15 (0.34%) Data Quality
13 14 (0.32%) ISO 14001
14 13 (0.30%) Basel II
15 9 (0.20%) EMIR
15 9 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
16 7 (0.16%) FISMA
System Software
1 329 (7.49%) Active Directory
2 143 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (1.48%) Hyper-V
4 54 (1.23%) Snort
5 36 (0.82%) XenApp
6 32 (0.73%) XenServer
7 28 (0.64%) Squid
8 27 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 20 (0.46%) vSphere
11 12 (0.27%) vCloud
12 10 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.16%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.14%) VMware ESX
16 4 (0.091%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.091%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.046%) Xen
17 2 (0.046%) Firmware
17 2 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 78 (1.78%) Nessus
2 60 (1.37%) SCCM
3 32 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 19 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (0.39%) SCOM
6 16 (0.36%) Nmap
6 16 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 12 (0.27%) Nagios
8 11 (0.25%) OpenView
8 11 (0.25%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.18%) WSUS
9 8 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
9 8 (0.18%) Puppet
9 8 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
10 7 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.16%) Cisco LMS
11 4 (0.091%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.091%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (0.091%) WMI
11 4 (0.091%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 479 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 370 (8.42%) Cisco
3 245 (5.58%) VMware
4 229 (5.21%) CheckPoint
5 176 (4.01%) Oracle
6 128 (2.91%) Juniper
7 125 (2.84%) Citrix
8 112 (2.55%) McAfee
9 96 (2.18%) HP
10 84 (1.91%) Blue Coat
10 84 (1.91%) F5
11 78 (1.78%) Websense
12 72 (1.64%) Symantec
12 72 (1.64%) SAP
13 48 (1.09%) Splunk
14 46 (1.05%) Qualys
15 42 (0.96%) Red Hat
16 41 (0.93%) Fortinet
17 40 (0.91%) ArcSight
17 40 (0.91%) SolarWinds
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Theale, Berkshire
NTT Com Security
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hays IT
Salary: Bonus + Car Allowance
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37500 - £55000 per annum + DOE Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg+bonus+car
Posted: 12 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
FT Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago