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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 150 166 210
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +44
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2116 1827 1569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 1.70% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.09% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1629 1359 1285
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%

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
92294 87311 92008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.99% 81.33% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 73847 71644 77513
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,580
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 2014 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 1 October 2014. 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 +16 1968 £52,500 - 231
London +35 924 £55,000 -8.33% 101
South East +41 453 £52,500 -4.54% 42
City of London +23 196 £54,000 -10.00% 47
Hampshire +48 139 £60,000 +9.09% 13
East of England -1 124 £50,000 - 12
North West -10 115 £48,200 -3.60% 31
Yorkshire -58 113 £40,000 -11.11% 21
Surrey +24 102 £46,000 -8.00% 3
Berkshire -13 96 £58,500 -2.50% 12
West Yorkshire -12 89 £40,000 -21.56% 17
Scotland +31 88 £41,000 -8.88% 7
West Midlands -17 84 £42,500 -12.82% 6
Leeds 0 70 £42,500 -29.16% 13
South West -38 68 £47,500 +17.28% 12
East Midlands -10 57 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Edinburgh +7 48 £45,000 -11.76% 4
Kent +41 46 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Cheshire +2 46 £56,250 +2.27% 13
Manchester -14 44 £46,000 -9.80% 10
Reading -22 43 £50,000 -19.35% 4
Birmingham -10 42 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 40 £50,000 -23.07% 4
Cambridge +4 38 £50,000 -23.07% 3
Glasgow +11 34 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Hertfordshire -17 28 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Southampton +26 26 £46,250 +15.62% 3
Buckinghamshire -19 25 £62,500 +17.37% 3
Guildford +20 24 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Essex +3 24 £52,500 +5.00% 2

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 1397 (33.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1313 (31.31%) CISSP
3 1175 (28.02%) Finance
4 1041 (24.83%) Management Information System
5 925 (22.06%) Degree
6 799 (19.06%) PCI DSS
7 793 (18.91%) Firewall
8 743 (17.72%) CISM
9 710 (16.93%) Windows
10 708 (16.89%) Risk Management
11 671 (16.00%) ITIL
12 494 (11.78%) Security Management
13 491 (11.71%) Linux
14 477 (11.38%) CISA
15 472 (11.26%) Penetration Testing
16 457 (10.90%) Microsoft
17 450 (10.73%) Security Cleared
18 427 (10.18%) Network Security
19 396 (9.44%) Project Management
20 380 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
21 372 (8.87%) Information Security Management
22 371 (8.85%) Cyber Security
23 366 (8.73%) Cisco
24 355 (8.47%) Business Continuity
24 355 (8.47%) Data Protection
25 349 (8.32%) SIEM
26 342 (8.16%) Security Architecture
27 335 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
28 300 (7.15%) SQL
29 299 (7.13%) Banking

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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
1 114 (2.72%) MS Exchange
2 93 (2.22%) IIS
3 78 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 48 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 29 (0.69%) Apache
7 27 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 19 (0.45%) Lync
9 17 (0.41%) CMS
10 15 (0.36%) SAS
10 15 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (0.33%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.17%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
14 6 (0.14%) CloudStack
14 6 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.14%) Documentum
15 5 (0.12%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 262 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 147 (3.51%) MS Office
3 66 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (0.74%) MS Project
5 26 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.095%) SPSS
7 4 (0.095%) SmartSuite
8 3 (0.072%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.048%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.024%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.024%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 15 (0.36%) SAP GRC
2 14 (0.33%) assyst
3 10 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.12%) SAP PP
8 4 (0.095%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.072%) Summit
9 3 (0.072%) Exchequer
9 3 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.048%) SAP SRM
10 2 (0.048%) RMDS
10 2 (0.048%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.048%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.024%) Global One
11 1 (0.024%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.024%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.024%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.024%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.03%) SaaS
2 31 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (0.72%) PaaS
4 21 (0.50%) IaaS
5 17 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.26%) Office 365
9 8 (0.19%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.095%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.048%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.024%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 793 (18.91%) Firewall
2 427 (10.18%) Network Security
3 249 (5.94%) Internet
4 247 (5.89%) TCP/IP
5 172 (4.10%) WAN
6 167 (3.98%) VPN
7 162 (3.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 161 (3.84%) LAN
9 150 (3.58%) DNS
10 129 (3.08%) Wireless
11 111 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
12 98 (2.34%) SAN
13 92 (2.19%) SSL
14 78 (1.86%) HTTP
15 71 (1.69%) DHCP
16 61 (1.45%) LDAP
17 60 (1.43%) Wireshark
18 49 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
19 42 (1.00%) VoIP
20 39 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 57 (1.36%) MySQL
3 36 (0.86%) Big Data
4 32 (0.76%) Hadoop
4 32 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
5 31 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 31 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 29 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (0.57%) Data Mining
9 19 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (0.31%) QlikView
13 10 (0.24%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.24%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (1.00%) Maven
2 33 (0.79%) Metasploit
3 31 (0.74%) Eclipse
4 29 (0.69%) Subversion
5 23 (0.55%) YourKit
6 17 (0.41%) Selenium
7 16 (0.38%) JIRA
8 13 (0.31%) TestNG
9 11 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (0.24%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.19%) Toad
12 7 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (0.17%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.17%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.17%) Git (software)
12 7 (0.17%) WinDbg
12 7 (0.17%) GDB
13 6 (0.14%) Hudson
13 6 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 1175 (28.02%) Finance
2 299 (7.13%) Banking
3 257 (6.13%) Legal
4 242 (5.77%) Retail
5 144 (3.43%) Telecoms
6 134 (3.20%) Law
7 92 (2.19%) Marketing
8 78 (1.86%) Games
9 64 (1.53%) Financial Institution
10 63 (1.50%) Advertising
11 56 (1.34%) Manufacturing
12 41 (0.98%) Military
13 34 (0.81%) Electronics
14 33 (0.79%) Investment Banking
15 27 (0.64%) German Language
16 26 (0.62%) Aerospace
17 23 (0.55%) Local Government
18 15 (0.36%) Publishing
19 13 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
20 9 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 913 (21.77%) Analyst
2 766 (18.27%) Security Analyst
3 705 (16.81%) Consultant
4 571 (13.62%) Security Consultant
5 395 (9.42%) Information Analyst
6 389 (9.28%) Information Security Analyst
6 389 (9.28%) Security Manager
7 340 (8.11%) Architect
8 249 (5.94%) Information Manager
9 234 (5.58%) Information Security Manager
10 219 (5.22%) Security Specialist
11 205 (4.89%) Security Engineer
12 173 (4.13%) Information Security Consultant
13 169 (4.03%) Security Architect
14 166 (3.96%) Security Officer
15 144 (3.43%) Developer
16 142 (3.39%) Information Specialist
17 135 (3.22%) Information Security Specialist
18 132 (3.15%) Information Security Officer
19 129 (3.08%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (3.24%) .NET
2 119 (2.84%) Web Services
3 98 (2.34%) HTML
4 59 (1.41%) CSS
5 55 (1.31%) Spring
6 53 (1.26%) XML
7 51 (1.22%) ASP.NET
8 49 (1.17%) Hibernate
9 43 (1.03%) jQuery
10 41 (0.98%) J2EE
11 31 (0.74%) Middleware
12 27 (0.64%) JSP
12 27 (0.64%) SAML
13 25 (0.60%) RESTful
14 24 (0.57%) SailPoint
15 23 (0.55%) Spring MVC
16 21 (0.50%) OAuth
17 20 (0.48%) Spring Integration
17 20 (0.48%) .NET Framework
17 20 (0.48%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 1041 (24.83%) Management Information System
2 380 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
3 259 (6.18%) Computer Science
4 112 (2.67%) RMADS
5 103 (2.46%) CESG
6 98 (2.34%) PKI
6 98 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
7 78 (1.86%) Mathematics
8 77 (1.84%) Cryptography
9 49 (1.17%) CESG CLAS
10 43 (1.03%) Blackberry
11 41 (0.98%) Open Source
12 39 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
13 36 (0.86%) PMI
14 34 (0.81%) Hedge funds
15 29 (0.69%) Visualisation
15 29 (0.69%) Mobile App
16 28 (0.67%) Client/Server
17 22 (0.52%) GIS
18 21 (0.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 710 (16.93%) Windows
2 491 (11.71%) Linux
3 297 (7.08%) UNIX
4 133 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (2.24%) Windows 7
6 84 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (1.36%) Solaris
8 43 (1.03%) Ubuntu
8 43 (1.03%) Windows XP
9 40 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (0.86%) AIX
11 31 (0.74%) Mac OS
12 21 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 21 (0.50%) CentOS
12 21 (0.50%) Windows 8
13 20 (0.48%) Android
14 16 (0.38%) Mac OS X Server
15 12 (0.29%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 708 (16.89%) Risk Management
2 671 (16.00%) ITIL
3 494 (11.78%) Security Management
4 472 (11.26%) Penetration Testing
5 396 (9.44%) Project Management
6 372 (8.87%) Information Security Management
7 371 (8.85%) Cyber Security
8 355 (8.47%) Business Continuity
8 355 (8.47%) Data Protection
9 349 (8.32%) SIEM
10 342 (8.16%) Security Architecture
11 335 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
12 282 (6.73%) ISMS
13 281 (6.70%) Risk Assessment
14 243 (5.80%) E-Commerce
15 237 (5.65%) PRINCE2
16 227 (5.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 223 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
18 208 (4.96%) Security Testing
19 202 (4.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 300 (7.15%) SQL
2 236 (5.63%) Java
3 133 (3.17%) C#
4 120 (2.86%) C
5 110 (2.62%) C++
6 100 (2.38%) Python
7 99 (2.36%) Perl
8 94 (2.24%) PowerShell
9 73 (1.74%) JavaScript
10 44 (1.05%) Ruby
11 43 (1.03%) PHP
12 41 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 31 (0.74%) Bash Shell
14 29 (0.69%) T-SQL
15 26 (0.62%) VB
16 19 (0.45%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.26%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.24%) MATLAB
19 9 (0.21%) VBScript
19 9 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1313 (31.31%) CISSP
2 925 (22.06%) Degree
3 743 (17.72%) CISM
4 477 (11.38%) CISA
5 450 (10.73%) Security Cleared
6 260 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
7 246 (5.87%) SC Cleared
8 231 (5.51%) CEH
9 196 (4.67%) CCNA
10 147 (3.51%) CCNP
11 126 (3.01%) DV Cleared
12 125 (2.98%) GIAC
13 103 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 89 (2.12%) CRISC
15 72 (1.72%) PCI QSA
16 70 (1.67%) MCSE
17 57 (1.36%) PMI Certification
18 55 (1.31%) CISMP
19 53 (1.26%) PhD
20 48 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1397 (33.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 799 (19.06%) PCI DSS
3 232 (5.53%) COBIT
4 131 (3.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 96 (2.29%) QA
6 95 (2.27%) SLA
7 69 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 68 (1.62%) ISO 9001
9 24 (0.57%) JSP 440
10 23 (0.55%) ISO 9000
10 23 (0.55%) COSO
11 21 (0.50%) BS7799
12 20 (0.48%) GPG13
13 9 (0.21%) BS25999
13 9 (0.21%) Data Quality
14 7 (0.17%) ISO 14001
15 6 (0.14%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.12%) GCP
16 5 (0.12%) GMP
16 5 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 214 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 127 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (1.34%) Snort
4 52 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.69%) Nmap
6 23 (0.55%) XenApp
7 21 (0.50%) Squid
8 19 (0.45%) vSphere
9 17 (0.41%) Firmware
10 16 (0.38%) Samba
11 14 (0.33%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.17%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.12%) SpamAssassin
14 5 (0.12%) UAG
15 4 (0.095%) Varnish
15 4 (0.095%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 63 (1.50%) Nessus
2 29 (0.69%) Nagios
2 29 (0.69%) SCCM
3 28 (0.67%) Puppet
4 25 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (0.41%) WSUS
7 16 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 14 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
9 11 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (0.24%) Capistrano
10 10 (0.24%) WebInspect
11 9 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (0.21%) SCOM
12 8 (0.19%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.19%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
13 7 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
14 6 (0.14%) HAProxy
15 4 (0.095%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 457 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 366 (8.73%) Cisco
3 267 (6.37%) CheckPoint
4 223 (5.32%) Oracle
5 165 (3.94%) VMware
6 147 (3.51%) Juniper
7 112 (2.67%) F5
8 100 (2.38%) Citrix
9 82 (1.96%) Websense
10 71 (1.69%) Blue Coat
11 70 (1.67%) HP
12 66 (1.57%) Symantec
13 60 (1.43%) McAfee
13 60 (1.43%) ArcSight
14 52 (1.24%) Red Hat
15 51 (1.22%) SAP
16 49 (1.17%) Sourcefire
17 43 (1.03%) Fortinet
18 41 (0.98%) Splunk
19 40 (0.95%) IBM
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