Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 100 126
Rank change year-on-year -5 +26 +33
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 291 356 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.86% 3.04% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 3.40% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 263 290 345
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £100,000 £91,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +11.61%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9170 10468 15412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.12% 89.47% 89.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8280 9535 13350
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the City of London

Information Security
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security in the City of London.

Salary trend for Information Security in the City of London

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 161 (55.33%) Finance
2 105 (36.08%) CISSP
3 98 (33.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 87 (29.90%) CISM
5 86 (29.55%) Cybersecurity
6 74 (25.43%) Firewall
7 72 (24.74%) SIEM
8 68 (23.37%) Data Protection
9 54 (18.56%) ISMS
10 50 (17.18%) CISA
10 50 (17.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 49 (16.84%) Management Information System
12 48 (16.49%) Degree
13 45 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (15.12%) Risk Management
14 44 (15.12%) PCI DSS
14 44 (15.12%) Security Architecture
15 43 (14.78%) Security Management
15 43 (14.78%) Windows
16 41 (14.09%) Risk Assessment
17 39 (13.40%) GDPR
18 38 (13.06%) Network Security
19 37 (12.71%) Project Management
20 36 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
21 35 (12.03%) Linux
21 35 (12.03%) Banking
22 33 (11.34%) Information Security Management
22 33 (11.34%) Incident Management
23 32 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
24 30 (10.31%) Vulnerability Management

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (1.72%) IIS
1 5 (1.72%) SAS
2 2 (0.69%) Apache
2 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.34%) Gunicorn
3 1 (0.34%) nginx
3 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.34%) Tornado
3 1 (0.34%) uWSGI
Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.53%) SaaS
2 14 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.78%) IaaS
4 10 (3.44%) Office 365
5 9 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (3.09%) PaaS
6 4 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.69%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 74 (25.43%) Firewall
2 38 (13.06%) Network Security
3 21 (7.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (5.15%) TCP/IP
5 12 (4.12%) Internet
6 8 (2.75%) DNS
7 7 (2.41%) VPN
8 6 (2.06%) Wireshark
9 5 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.37%) HTTP
10 4 (1.37%) LAN
10 4 (1.37%) WAN
11 3 (1.03%) DHCP
11 3 (1.03%) DMZ
11 3 (1.03%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.03%) IPsec
11 3 (1.03%) LDAP
11 3 (1.03%) Multicast
12 2 (0.69%) DKIM
12 2 (0.69%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.78%) MySQL
3 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.69%) Big Data
4 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.34%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.03%) AppScan
2 3 (1.03%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.34%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.34%) GitLab
3 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 161 (55.33%) Finance
2 35 (12.03%) Banking
3 22 (7.56%) Law
4 12 (4.12%) Legal
5 11 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.44%) Retail
7 8 (2.75%) Marketing
8 6 (2.06%) Automotive
8 6 (2.06%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.37%) Local Government
9 4 (1.37%) Private Banking
10 3 (1.03%) Advertising
10 3 (1.03%) Games
10 3 (1.03%) International Banking
10 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Front Office
11 1 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (32.65%) Analyst
2 75 (25.77%) Security Analyst
3 42 (14.43%) Information Analyst
3 42 (14.43%) Information Security Analyst
4 34 (11.68%) Consultant
5 28 (9.62%) Security Manager
6 23 (7.90%) Security Consultant
7 19 (6.53%) IT Manager
7 19 (6.53%) Security Officer
8 18 (6.19%) IT Analyst
8 18 (6.19%) Technical Analyst
8 18 (6.19%) Technical Security Analyst
9 16 (5.50%) Architect
9 16 (5.50%) Information Security Officer
9 16 (5.50%) Security Engineer
10 15 (5.15%) Information Officer
10 15 (5.15%) IT Security Analyst
11 12 (4.12%) Information Security Consultant
11 12 (4.12%) Risk Manager
12 10 (3.44%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.84%) Web Services
2 12 (4.12%) .NET
3 7 (2.41%) OAuth
4 6 (2.06%) SAML
5 4 (1.37%) HTML
5 4 (1.37%) J2EE
5 4 (1.37%) OpenID
6 3 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.03%) REST
6 3 (1.03%) SailPoint
6 3 (1.03%) XML
7 2 (0.69%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.69%) CSS
7 2 (0.69%) JSP
7 2 (0.69%) Middleware
7 2 (0.69%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.69%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.69%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.84%) Management Information System
2 36 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.22%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.50%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.50%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (4.12%) Cyber Attack
6 11 (3.78%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (3.78%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (3.09%) CESG
8 8 (2.75%) Fintech
9 6 (2.06%) Blog
10 4 (1.37%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.37%) User Experience
11 3 (1.03%) BYOD
11 3 (1.03%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.69%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.69%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.78%) Windows
2 35 (12.03%) Linux
3 24 (8.25%) Unix
4 6 (2.06%) Android
4 6 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (29.55%) Cybersecurity
2 72 (24.74%) SIEM
3 68 (23.37%) Data Protection
4 54 (18.56%) ISMS
5 50 (17.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 45 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (15.12%) Risk Management
7 44 (15.12%) Security Architecture
8 43 (14.78%) Security Management
9 41 (14.09%) Risk Assessment
10 37 (12.71%) Project Management
11 33 (11.34%) Incident Management
11 33 (11.34%) Information Security Management
12 32 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (10.31%) Security Operations
13 30 (10.31%) Vulnerability Management
14 29 (9.97%) Data Security
14 29 (9.97%) Supplier Management
15 28 (9.62%) ITIL
16 27 (9.28%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.50%) Java
2 8 (2.75%) C
2 8 (2.75%) JavaScript
2 8 (2.75%) SQL
3 7 (2.41%) C#
3 7 (2.41%) Python
3 7 (2.41%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.06%) Perl
5 5 (1.72%) C++
6 3 (1.03%) PHP
6 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.03%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.69%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.69%) Ruby
7 2 (0.69%) VB
8 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 105 (36.08%) CISSP
2 87 (29.90%) CISM
3 50 (17.18%) CISA
4 48 (16.49%) Degree
5 26 (8.93%) GIAC
6 24 (8.25%) GCIH
7 23 (7.90%) CRISC
8 19 (6.53%) CREST Certified
9 10 (3.44%) CEH
9 10 (3.44%) GCIA
9 10 (3.44%) SANS
10 8 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.75%) OSCP
11 6 (2.06%) CCNA
11 6 (2.06%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.06%) Security Cleared
12 5 (1.72%) CHECK Team Leader
12 5 (1.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 4 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (33.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (15.12%) PCI DSS
3 39 (13.40%) GDPR
4 30 (10.31%) COBIT
5 10 (3.44%) QA
6 9 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (2.41%) PMO
8 6 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (1.72%) NIST 800
9 5 (1.72%) SAS 70
10 3 (1.03%) BS25999
10 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (1.03%) SLA
11 2 (0.69%) FISMA
11 2 (0.69%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.34%) COSO
12 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.34%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.69%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.69%) Docker
4 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.69%) KVM
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.34%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (3.78%) CSIRT
2 10 (3.44%) Nessus
3 8 (2.75%) QRadar
4 5 (1.72%) Ansible
5 4 (1.37%) CFEngine
5 4 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.37%) Puppet
5 4 (1.37%) SCCM
6 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.69%) OpenVAS
6 2 (0.69%) SCOM
6 2 (0.69%) WSUS
7 1 (0.34%) Cacti
7 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.34%) Kibana
7 1 (0.34%) logstash
7 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (5.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.50%) Cisco
3 11 (3.78%) Oracle
4 10 (3.44%) CyberArk
5 8 (2.75%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.41%) McAfee
7 6 (2.06%) AlienVault
7 6 (2.06%) Palo Alto
7 6 (2.06%) Splunk
8 5 (1.72%) Blue Coat
8 5 (1.72%) FireEye
8 5 (1.72%) Fortinet
8 5 (1.72%) Qualys
8 5 (1.72%) VMware
9 4 (1.37%) Dell
9 4 (1.37%) F5
9 4 (1.37%) ForgeRock
10 3 (1.03%) Apple
10 3 (1.03%) IBM
11 2 (0.69%) Sage