Period
to 20 October 2020

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 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 117 76
Rank change year-on-year +54 -41 +26
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 149 257 433
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.09% 2.59% 3.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 2.76% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 137 223 371
Median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
10th Percentile £45,150 £42,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £90,500 £107,250 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%

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 3,406 9,298 10,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.55% 93.53% 92.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,995 8,115 9,173
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,250 £36,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £96,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Information Security as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the City of London

Information Security
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge +17 1 £60,000 -50.00%
Information Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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 87 (58.39%) Finance
2 63 (42.28%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (41.61%) CISSP
4 50 (33.56%) CISM
5 49 (32.89%) Risk Management
6 47 (31.54%) Management Information System
6 47 (31.54%) Firewall
7 44 (29.53%) NIST
8 43 (28.86%) Degree
9 40 (26.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 31 (20.81%) Microsoft
11 30 (20.13%) Azure
11 30 (20.13%) AWS
12 27 (18.12%) Vulnerability Management
13 26 (17.45%) Cisco
14 25 (16.78%) Windows
14 25 (16.78%) CISA
15 24 (16.11%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (15.44%) Banking
17 22 (14.77%) Penetration Testing
17 22 (14.77%) WAN
17 22 (14.77%) SIEM
17 22 (14.77%) Internal Audit
18 20 (13.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 19 (12.75%) DevOps
20 18 (12.08%) Security Operations
20 18 (12.08%) DNS
20 18 (12.08%) Active Directory
20 18 (12.08%) Risk Assessment
21 17 (11.41%) DHCP

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 4 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.67%) Apache
2 1 (0.67%) Confluence
2 1 (0.67%) IIS
2 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Actimize
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) FastStats
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.13%) AWS
1 30 (20.13%) Azure
2 10 (6.71%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (3.36%) GCP
4 4 (2.68%) Office 365
5 3 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.01%) SaaS
6 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.67%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.67%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.67%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (31.54%) Firewall
2 22 (14.77%) WAN
3 18 (12.08%) DNS
4 17 (11.41%) DHCP
5 16 (10.74%) Cisco IOS
6 15 (10.07%) BGP
6 15 (10.07%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (10.07%) OSPF
6 15 (10.07%) Unified Communications
7 14 (9.40%) EIGRP
7 14 (9.40%) IPv6
7 14 (9.40%) Multicast
7 14 (9.40%) NX-OS
7 14 (9.40%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (7.38%) VPN
9 9 (6.04%) Wireless
10 8 (5.37%) LAN
11 7 (4.70%) Network Security
11 7 (4.70%) SSL
11 7 (4.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.01%) GIS
1 3 (2.01%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (0.67%) MySQL
2 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.34%) JIRA
2 1 (0.67%) GitLab
2 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 87 (58.39%) Finance
2 23 (15.44%) Banking
3 14 (9.40%) Financial Institution
4 11 (7.38%) Legal
5 8 (5.37%) Law
6 7 (4.70%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.68%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.68%) Retail Banking
8 3 (2.01%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (2.01%) Marketing
8 3 (2.01%) Retail
9 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.67%) Electronics
10 1 (0.67%) German Language
10 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.67%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 46 (30.87%) Analyst
2 37 (24.83%) Security Analyst
3 21 (14.09%) Information Analyst
4 20 (13.42%) Information Security Analyst
5 17 (11.41%) Security Manager
6 16 (10.74%) Network Engineer
6 16 (10.74%) Risk Analyst
7 15 (10.07%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (10.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 15 (10.07%) Security Risk Analyst
8 14 (9.40%) Information Manager
8 14 (9.40%) Information Security Manager
8 14 (9.40%) Security Officer
8 14 (9.40%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 14 (9.40%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 14 (9.40%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (8.05%) Information Officer
9 12 (8.05%) Information Security Officer
10 10 (6.71%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (6.71%) Information Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.71%) .NET
2 9 (6.04%) .NET Framework
3 7 (4.70%) YAML
4 1 (0.67%) JSON
4 1 (0.67%) LAMP
4 1 (0.67%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.67%) LDAP
4 1 (0.67%) Node.js
4 1 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 47 (31.54%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.74%) Data Centre
3 15 (10.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.38%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (7.38%) Public Cloud
6 8 (5.37%) Mobile App
7 7 (4.70%) Robotics
7 7 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (3.36%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.34%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.34%) SCADA
9 2 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.34%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.67%) PKI
10 1 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.67%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.78%) Windows
2 14 (9.40%) Linux
3 12 (8.05%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.04%) Solaris
4 9 (6.04%) Unix
5 7 (4.70%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.01%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.28%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (32.89%) Risk Management
3 27 (18.12%) Vulnerability Management
4 22 (14.77%) Internal Audit
4 22 (14.77%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (14.77%) SIEM
5 19 (12.75%) DevOps
6 18 (12.08%) Risk Assessment
6 18 (12.08%) Security Operations
7 17 (11.41%) Project Delivery
8 15 (10.07%) Computer Science
8 15 (10.07%) Security Monitoring
9 14 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (9.40%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 14 (9.40%) ITIL
9 14 (9.40%) Threat Intelligence
10 13 (8.72%) Data Protection
10 13 (8.72%) Information Security Governance
10 13 (8.72%) Remediation Plan
10 13 (8.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.05%) Python
2 11 (7.38%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.38%) SQL
3 9 (6.04%) Java
4 5 (3.36%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.68%) C
6 2 (1.34%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.67%) PHP
7 1 (0.67%) Ruby
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (41.61%) CISSP
2 50 (33.56%) CISM
3 43 (28.86%) Degree
4 25 (16.78%) CISA
5 24 (16.11%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (13.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 12 (8.05%) CCSP
8 10 (6.71%) CRISC
9 9 (6.04%) CSSLP
10 8 (5.37%) GCIA
10 8 (5.37%) GCIH
11 7 (4.70%) CREST Certified
11 7 (4.70%) GCFA
12 5 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (3.36%) Master's Degree
13 4 (2.68%) AWS Certification
13 4 (2.68%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (2.68%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
14 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (29.53%) NIST
2 40 (26.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (8.72%) COBIT
4 11 (7.38%) GDPR
5 7 (4.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (4.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (3.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (3.36%) ISO 31000
7 2 (1.34%) ISO 22301
7 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.67%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.67%) ITGC
8 1 (0.67%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 18 (12.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.01%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.67%) Docker
4 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.70%) CSIRT
2 5 (3.36%) Ansible
2 5 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.36%) Terraform
3 3 (2.01%) SCCM
4 2 (1.34%) CASB
4 2 (1.34%) Control-M
4 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.67%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.67%) Puppet
5 1 (0.67%) SCOM
5 1 (0.67%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 31 (20.81%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.45%) Cisco
3 16 (10.74%) CheckPoint
4 14 (9.40%) Infoblox
5 11 (7.38%) VMware
6 3 (2.01%) Dell
6 3 (2.01%) NetApp
6 3 (2.01%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.34%) BMC
7 2 (1.34%) EMC
7 2 (1.34%) HP
7 2 (1.34%) Intel
7 2 (1.34%) Meraki
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle
7 2 (1.34%) Proofpoint
7 2 (1.34%) Qualys
7 2 (1.34%) Splunk
8 1 (0.67%) Apteco
8 1 (0.67%) Canon
8 1 (0.67%) Palo Alto