Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 104 100
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4 +36
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 424 294 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.82% 2.87% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 3.13% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 349 266 288
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £44,850 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £96,500 £93,750 £98,250
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%

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 10,177 9,393 10,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.64% 91.76% 90.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9,072 8,487 9,653
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,775 £36,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -

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 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 187 (44.10%) Cybersecurity
2 185 (43.63%) CISSP
3 158 (37.26%) Finance
4 124 (29.25%) CISM
5 121 (28.54%) Firewall
6 120 (28.30%) Windows
7 104 (24.53%) Risk Management
8 100 (23.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 85 (20.05%) Degree
10 82 (19.34%) Linux
11 74 (17.45%) GDPR
12 72 (16.98%) Legal
13 69 (16.27%) SIEM
14 65 (15.33%) CISA
15 59 (13.92%) Penetration Testing
15 59 (13.92%) Data Protection
16 57 (13.44%) Security Architecture
17 55 (12.97%) TCP/IP
18 52 (12.26%) Management Information System
19 46 (10.85%) Data Privacy
20 45 (10.61%) Banking
21 44 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
22 43 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
22 43 (10.14%) Security Operations
23 41 (9.67%) Open Source
23 41 (9.67%) Vulnerability Management
24 40 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
24 40 (9.43%) Data Loss Prevention
25 36 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
26 34 (8.02%) Security 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 3 (0.71%) Confluence
2 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.24%) IIS
3 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (7.78%) SaaS
3 31 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.77%) Office 365
4 16 (3.77%) PaaS
5 14 (3.30%) IaaS
6 12 (2.83%) G Suite
7 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.24%) Heroku
8 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 121 (28.54%) Firewall
2 55 (12.97%) TCP/IP
3 33 (7.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 27 (6.37%) Network Security
5 21 (4.95%) VPN
6 16 (3.77%) Internet
7 14 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (2.83%) VLAN
9 10 (2.36%) LAN
10 9 (2.12%) WAN
11 5 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (1.18%) DKIM
11 5 (1.18%) DMARC
12 3 (0.71%) Cisco Firepower
12 3 (0.71%) VoIP
13 1 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.24%) DHCP
13 1 (0.24%) DNS
13 1 (0.24%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.24%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.30%) Blockchain
3 5 (1.18%) Big Data
3 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.71%) Power BI
5 2 (0.47%) MySQL
5 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.94%) Hudson
3 3 (0.71%) JIRA
4 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.24%) Apache Archiva
4 1 (0.24%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 158 (37.26%) Finance
2 72 (16.98%) Legal
3 45 (10.61%) Banking
4 20 (4.72%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.54%) Law
6 13 (3.07%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.89%) Retail
8 7 (1.65%) Games
9 6 (1.42%) Advertising
10 5 (1.18%) Marketing
11 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Hungarian Language
13 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 112 (26.42%) Analyst
2 91 (21.46%) Security Analyst
3 73 (17.22%) Security Engineer
4 56 (13.21%) Security Manager
5 47 (11.08%) Information Analyst
5 47 (11.08%) Information Security Analyst
6 39 (9.20%) Security Officer
7 35 (8.25%) Architect
8 25 (5.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 24 (5.66%) Risk Manager
10 22 (5.19%) Consultant
10 22 (5.19%) Information Manager
10 22 (5.19%) Information Security Engineer
10 22 (5.19%) Information Security Manager
11 21 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (4.95%) IT Analyst
12 20 (4.72%) Information Security Officer
13 19 (4.48%) Information Officer
13 19 (4.48%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
14 18 (4.25%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.60%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (4.01%) WPF
3 6 (1.42%) .NET
4 5 (1.18%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.71%) Web Services
6 2 (0.47%) CSS
6 2 (0.47%) Django
6 2 (0.47%) HTML
6 2 (0.47%) Middleware
6 2 (0.47%) OLE
6 2 (0.47%) Velocity
7 1 (0.24%) J2EE
7 1 (0.24%) LDAP
7 1 (0.24%) Pylons
7 1 (0.24%) Pyramid
7 1 (0.24%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.26%) Management Information System
2 40 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.60%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.25%) Data Protection Act
5 15 (3.54%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.07%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (2.83%) Fintech
8 9 (2.12%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.42%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 6 (1.42%) Cyberattack
9 6 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.18%) BYOD
10 5 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.94%) Blog
11 4 (0.94%) Cybercrime
11 4 (0.94%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.94%) Online Banking
11 4 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 120 (28.30%) Windows
2 82 (19.34%) Linux
3 26 (6.13%) Unix
4 22 (5.19%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.25%) Windows 7
5 18 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (4.01%) Mac OS X
7 7 (1.65%) CentOS
7 7 (1.65%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.42%) AIX
8 6 (1.42%) HPUX
8 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.42%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.47%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (44.10%) Cybersecurity
2 104 (24.53%) Risk Management
3 69 (16.27%) SIEM
4 59 (13.92%) Data Protection
4 59 (13.92%) Penetration Testing
5 57 (13.44%) Security Architecture
6 46 (10.85%) Data Privacy
7 43 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (10.14%) Security Operations
8 41 (9.67%) Open Source
8 41 (9.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 40 (9.43%) Data Loss Prevention
10 36 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (8.02%) Security Management
11 34 (8.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 32 (7.55%) Information Security Management
13 29 (6.84%) Remediation Plan
14 28 (6.60%) Data Encryption
15 26 (6.13%) ITIL
15 26 (6.13%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.90%) PowerShell
2 22 (5.19%) SQL
3 21 (4.95%) C#
4 15 (3.54%) Python
5 4 (0.94%) C
5 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.71%) Java
6 3 (0.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.71%) Ruby
7 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.24%) C++
8 1 (0.24%) Go
8 1 (0.24%) Perl
8 1 (0.24%) PHP
8 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 185 (43.63%) CISSP
2 124 (29.25%) CISM
3 85 (20.05%) Degree
4 65 (15.33%) CISA
5 29 (6.84%) CRISC
6 27 (6.37%) GIAC
7 23 (5.42%) CEH
8 18 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (3.54%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (3.07%) SANS
11 9 (2.12%) SSCP
12 7 (1.65%) CISMP
12 7 (1.65%) CREST Certified
13 5 (1.18%) CCNA
13 5 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.18%) MCSA
13 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.94%) Security Cleared
15 2 (0.47%) GPEN
15 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (23.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (17.45%) GDPR
3 23 (5.42%) MiFID
4 14 (3.30%) COBIT
5 13 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 13 (3.07%) PCI DSS
6 10 (2.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.42%) SLA
9 5 (1.18%) SSAE 16
10 4 (0.94%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.71%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.47%) COSO
12 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.24%) PMO
13 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (5.66%) Snort
2 19 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.25%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.18%) KVM
6 4 (0.94%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.71%) Firmware
7 3 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (5.42%) OSSEC
2 17 (4.01%) SCCM
3 13 (3.07%) Nessus
4 12 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.42%) QRadar
6 5 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (1.18%) OpenVAS
6 5 (1.18%) SCOM
7 4 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.94%) WSUS
8 2 (0.47%) Check_MK
8 2 (0.47%) Nagios
8 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.24%) Ansible
9 1 (0.24%) EnCase
9 1 (0.24%) FTK
9 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 30 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.19%) Palo Alto
3 18 (4.25%) Cisco
4 15 (3.54%) Google
4 15 (3.54%) Splunk
5 14 (3.30%) VMware
6 13 (3.07%) Red Hat
7 12 (2.83%) Meraki
7 12 (2.83%) Symantec
8 10 (2.36%) Citrix
8 10 (2.36%) Oracle
9 9 (2.12%) Qualys
10 7 (1.65%) Ivanti
11 6 (1.42%) McAfee
11 6 (1.42%) Sun
12 5 (1.18%) Intel
12 5 (1.18%) Rapid7
12 5 (1.18%) Tripwire
13 4 (0.94%) Apple
14 3 (0.71%) SolarWinds