Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 79 94
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15 -11
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 344 379 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.79% 3.66% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 3.94% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 294 307 334
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £110,625 £95,000 £100,875
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +7.28%

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 8,498 9,621 9,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.53% 92.86% 93.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7,327 8,556 8,906
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £98,000 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Moorgate -2 3 £75,000 -
London Bridge - 3 £67,500 -
Information Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 163 (47.38%) Finance
2 159 (46.22%) Cybersecurity
3 135 (39.24%) CISSP
4 101 (29.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 86 (25.00%) CISM
6 77 (22.38%) Management Information System
7 76 (22.09%) Risk Management
8 66 (19.19%) Azure
8 66 (19.19%) Security Architecture
9 59 (17.15%) SIEM
10 57 (16.57%) Firewall
11 56 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (15.99%) CISA
13 54 (15.70%) AWS
14 47 (13.66%) GDPR
15 46 (13.37%) Vulnerability Management
15 46 (13.37%) Incident Management
15 46 (13.37%) Security Management
16 44 (12.79%) Cisco Certification
17 42 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (12.21%) Degree
18 41 (11.92%) Windows
19 37 (10.76%) Information Security Management
20 36 (10.47%) CEH
20 36 (10.47%) Microsoft
21 34 (9.88%) PowerShell
22 32 (9.30%) NIST
23 31 (9.01%) Security Operations
23 31 (9.01%) Office 365
24 30 (8.72%) CRISC

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 16 (4.65%) IIS
2 11 (3.20%) Confluence
3 9 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.74%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.87%) Apache
7 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.58%) Northgate Housing
1 2 (0.58%) Relativity
2 1 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.29%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 66 (19.19%) Azure
2 54 (15.70%) AWS
3 31 (9.01%) Office 365
4 8 (2.33%) IaaS
4 8 (2.33%) PaaS
4 8 (2.33%) Serverless
5 6 (1.74%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (1.74%) GCP
6 5 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.87%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.58%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.58%) SaaS
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.29%) G Suite
9 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (16.57%) Firewall
2 26 (7.56%) Network Security
3 24 (6.98%) LAN
4 19 (5.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (5.52%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.94%) WAN
6 16 (4.65%) DNS
7 14 (4.07%) HTTP
8 10 (2.91%) DHCP
8 10 (2.91%) Wireless
9 9 (2.62%) Internet
9 9 (2.62%) NetScaler
9 9 (2.62%) SSL
9 9 (2.62%) VPN
10 7 (2.03%) WLAN
11 6 (1.74%) IPsec
11 6 (1.74%) MPLS
12 4 (1.16%) DMZ
13 3 (0.87%) Intranet
13 3 (0.87%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.36%) Big Data
3 8 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.74%) Apache Hive
4 6 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.74%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2017
5 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.87%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.87%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (0.87%) HDInsight
6 3 (0.87%) Impala
6 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.87%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.58%) Maltego
7 2 (0.58%) MySQL
7 2 (0.58%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (3.20%) JIRA
2 3 (0.87%) Burp Suite
2 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.58%) Android Studio
3 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.58%) Xcode
4 1 (0.29%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.29%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.29%) MSTest
4 1 (0.29%) NUnit
General
1 163 (47.38%) Finance
2 23 (6.69%) Legal
2 23 (6.69%) Public Sector
3 18 (5.23%) Law
4 17 (4.94%) Banking
5 11 (3.20%) French Language
5 11 (3.20%) Private Banking
6 10 (2.91%) Retail
7 4 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.16%) Games
7 4 (1.16%) Marketing
7 4 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.87%) Housing Association
8 3 (0.87%) Police
9 2 (0.58%) Back Office
9 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Front Office
10 1 (0.29%) International Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (25.87%) Analyst
2 72 (20.93%) Security Analyst
3 55 (15.99%) Architect
4 46 (13.37%) Security Architect
5 38 (11.05%) Information Analyst
5 38 (11.05%) Information Security Analyst
5 38 (11.05%) Security Manager
6 30 (8.72%) Consultant
6 30 (8.72%) IT Analyst
7 28 (8.14%) Information Manager
8 27 (7.85%) Information Security Manager
9 24 (6.98%) Security Consultant
10 18 (5.23%) IT Security Analyst
11 17 (4.94%) Financial Analyst
11 17 (4.94%) Service Analyst
12 16 (4.65%) Security Engineer
12 16 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (4.36%) Incident Analyst
13 15 (4.36%) Principal Architect
13 15 (4.36%) Principal Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.20%) XML
2 10 (2.91%) HTML
2 10 (2.91%) HTML5
3 8 (2.33%) REST
3 8 (2.33%) SOAP
4 7 (2.03%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (1.74%) CSS
5 6 (1.74%) JSON
6 4 (1.16%) Kafka
6 4 (1.16%) LDAP
6 4 (1.16%) Node.js
6 4 (1.16%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.87%) .NET
7 3 (0.87%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.87%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.87%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (0.87%) Middleware
7 3 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.87%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 77 (22.38%) Management Information System
2 18 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.78%) User Experience
4 12 (3.49%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.62%) Reinsurance
6 8 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
6 8 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.03%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.03%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.45%) Cyberattack
9 5 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.45%) SCADA
9 5 (1.45%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 4 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.87%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.92%) Windows
2 27 (7.85%) Linux
2 27 (7.85%) Unix
3 14 (4.07%) Windows Server
3 14 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (3.49%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.33%) Solaris
6 4 (1.16%) Android
6 4 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (46.22%) Cybersecurity
2 76 (22.09%) Risk Management
3 66 (19.19%) Security Architecture
4 59 (17.15%) SIEM
5 56 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (13.37%) Incident Management
6 46 (13.37%) Security Management
6 46 (13.37%) Vulnerability Management
7 42 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (10.76%) Information Security Management
9 31 (9.01%) Security Operations
10 29 (8.43%) ITIL
11 27 (7.85%) OWASP
12 26 (7.56%) Risk Assessment
12 26 (7.56%) TOGAF
13 25 (7.27%) Computer Science
13 25 (7.27%) Penetration Testing
14 24 (6.98%) Security Monitoring
15 23 (6.69%) Data Protection
16 22 (6.40%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.88%) PowerShell
2 29 (8.43%) Python
3 26 (7.56%) SQL
4 18 (5.23%) Bash Shell
5 12 (3.49%) Ruby
6 9 (2.62%) C
7 6 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.74%) Scala
8 5 (1.45%) Java
9 4 (1.16%) Go
10 3 (0.87%) C#
10 3 (0.87%) Kotlin
10 3 (0.87%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.58%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 135 (39.24%) CISSP
2 86 (25.00%) CISM
3 55 (15.99%) CISA
4 44 (12.79%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (12.21%) Degree
6 36 (10.47%) CEH
7 30 (8.72%) CRISC
8 28 (8.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 17 (4.94%) SC Cleared
9 17 (4.94%) Security Cleared
10 16 (4.65%) IISP
11 15 (4.36%) CESG Certified Professional
12 14 (4.07%) OSCP
13 13 (3.78%) CCSP
14 11 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (2.91%) CCNA
16 9 (2.62%) MCP
17 8 (2.33%) SANS
17 8 (2.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (29.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (13.66%) GDPR
3 32 (9.30%) NIST
4 26 (7.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 25 (7.27%) PCI DSS
6 19 (5.52%) QA
7 17 (4.94%) ISO 22301
8 15 (4.36%) SLA
9 11 (3.20%) COBIT
9 11 (3.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 11 (3.20%) Data Quality
10 10 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (1.45%) NCSC
12 4 (1.16%) ITGC
13 2 (0.58%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.29%) EMIR
14 1 (0.29%) PSD2
System Software
1 25 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.78%) Docker
3 7 (2.03%) Firmware
3 7 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.16%) NFS
5 3 (0.87%) HDFS
6 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.29%) Snort
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (3.78%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.03%) SCCM
3 6 (1.74%) Ansible
3 6 (1.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (1.74%) Nessus
4 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.16%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.87%) EnCase
6 3 (0.87%) Terraform
7 2 (0.58%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.58%) Nmap
7 2 (0.58%) Puppet
8 1 (0.29%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.29%) FTK
8 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.29%) QRadar
8 1 (0.29%) Salt
8 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.94%) Cisco
3 16 (4.65%) VMware
4 14 (4.07%) Splunk
5 12 (3.49%) ServiceNow
6 8 (2.33%) Oracle
7 6 (1.74%) Qualys
8 5 (1.45%) Citrix
8 5 (1.45%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.16%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.16%) Google
9 4 (1.16%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.16%) Sybase
10 3 (0.87%) CyberArk
10 3 (0.87%) Databricks
10 3 (0.87%) Meraki
10 3 (0.87%) Tableau
11 2 (0.58%) MobileIron
11 2 (0.58%) Palantir
11 2 (0.58%) Rapid7