Period
to 11 August 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 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 104 72
Rank change year-on-year +45 -32 +27
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 205 301 477
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.14% 2.97% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.41% 3.18% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 205 273 437
Median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £41,900 £41,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £93,250 £95,000 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% +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 4,648 9,464 10,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.86% 93.50% 93.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4,047 8,373 9,099
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £93,750
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 11 August 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 11 August 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 -6 1 - -
Information Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 August 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.

1 104 (50.73%) Finance
2 82 (40.00%) CISSP
3 78 (38.05%) Cybersecurity
4 64 (31.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 61 (29.76%) CISM
6 58 (28.29%) Firewall
7 55 (26.83%) Management Information System
7 55 (26.83%) Azure
8 50 (24.39%) Microsoft
8 50 (24.39%) NIST
9 49 (23.90%) Risk Management
10 44 (21.46%) Vulnerability Management
11 41 (20.00%) Windows
12 40 (19.51%) Degree
13 37 (18.05%) AWS
14 35 (17.07%) CISA
15 32 (15.61%) SIEM
16 31 (15.12%) Active Directory
17 30 (14.63%) PowerShell
18 29 (14.15%) GDPR
19 28 (13.66%) DNS
19 28 (13.66%) Data Protection
20 27 (13.17%) Cisco Certification
21 25 (12.20%) Risk Assessment
21 25 (12.20%) Incident Management
22 24 (11.71%) Computer Science
22 24 (11.71%) Cisco
23 23 (11.22%) ITIL
23 23 (11.22%) Penetration Testing
24 22 (10.73%) Office 365

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 11 (5.37%) IIS
2 4 (1.95%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.46%) Confluence
3 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.98%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (6.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) FastStats
1 4 (1.95%) Unica
2 2 (0.98%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 55 (26.83%) Azure
2 37 (18.05%) AWS
3 22 (10.73%) Office 365
4 15 (7.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.95%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.46%) SaaS
7 2 (0.98%) Serverless
8 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.49%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.49%) IaaS
8 1 (0.49%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.49%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (28.29%) Firewall
2 28 (13.66%) DNS
3 17 (8.29%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (8.29%) Cisco IOS
3 17 (8.29%) DHCP
4 16 (7.80%) WAN
5 15 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (6.34%) BGP
6 13 (6.34%) EIGRP
6 13 (6.34%) IPv6
6 13 (6.34%) Multicast
6 13 (6.34%) NX-OS
6 13 (6.34%) OSPF
6 13 (6.34%) Unified Communications
7 10 (4.88%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.39%) VPN
9 8 (3.90%) HTTP
10 7 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (2.93%) Network Security
12 5 (2.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.49%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.46%) JIRA
2 2 (0.98%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.49%) Babel
3 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.49%) webpack
General
1 104 (50.73%) Finance
2 19 (9.27%) Banking
3 14 (6.83%) Legal
4 13 (6.34%) Financial Institution
5 10 (4.88%) Law
6 9 (4.39%) Public Sector
7 7 (3.41%) Retail
8 5 (2.44%) Marketing
8 5 (2.44%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.46%) Advertising
9 3 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.46%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.98%) French Language
10 2 (0.98%) Police
10 2 (0.98%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.49%) Billing
11 1 (0.49%) International Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 67 (32.68%) Analyst
2 55 (26.83%) Security Analyst
3 29 (14.15%) Information Analyst
4 28 (13.66%) Information Security Analyst
5 18 (8.78%) Architect
5 18 (8.78%) Risk Analyst
5 18 (8.78%) Security Manager
6 17 (8.29%) Security Architect
6 17 (8.29%) Security Risk Analyst
7 15 (7.32%) Network Engineer
8 14 (6.83%) Compliance Analyst
8 14 (6.83%) Consultant
8 14 (6.83%) Governance Analyst
8 14 (6.83%) Security Consultant
9 13 (6.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 13 (6.34%) Information Manager
9 13 (6.34%) Information Security Manager
9 13 (6.34%) IT Analyst
9 13 (6.34%) Security Compliance Analyst
9 13 (6.34%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.93%) REST
1 6 (2.93%) SOAP
1 6 (2.93%) XML
2 5 (2.44%) .NET
3 4 (1.95%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.46%) TensorFlow
4 3 (1.46%) YAML
5 2 (0.98%) HTML
6 1 (0.49%) CSS
6 1 (0.49%) CSS3
6 1 (0.49%) Enzyme
6 1 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.49%) HTML5
6 1 (0.49%) Jest
6 1 (0.49%) Kafka
6 1 (0.49%) LESS
6 1 (0.49%) Middleware
6 1 (0.49%) React
6 1 (0.49%) Redux
6 1 (0.49%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 55 (26.83%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.80%) Public Cloud
3 14 (6.83%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 6 (2.93%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (2.44%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.44%) Robotics
8 5 (2.44%) User Experience
9 4 (1.95%) EFT
10 3 (1.46%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.46%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.98%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.98%) PKI
11 2 (0.98%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.49%) iPhone
12 1 (0.49%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 41 (20.00%) Windows
2 15 (7.32%) Windows Server
3 14 (6.83%) Linux
3 14 (6.83%) Unix
4 7 (3.41%) Windows 10
4 7 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.95%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.46%) Solaris
6 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (38.05%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (23.90%) Risk Management
3 44 (21.46%) Vulnerability Management
4 32 (15.61%) SIEM
5 28 (13.66%) Data Protection
6 25 (12.20%) Incident Management
6 25 (12.20%) Risk Assessment
7 24 (11.71%) Computer Science
8 23 (11.22%) ITIL
8 23 (11.22%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (9.76%) Internal Audit
10 19 (9.27%) Security Monitoring
11 18 (8.78%) Information Security Governance
11 18 (8.78%) Security Operations
12 17 (8.29%) Remediation Plan
13 16 (7.80%) Project Delivery
14 15 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (7.32%) Security Architecture
14 15 (7.32%) Security Management
15 14 (6.83%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.76%) Python
3 18 (8.78%) SQL
4 8 (3.90%) Java
5 6 (2.93%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.93%) Ruby
6 4 (1.95%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.46%) Julia
7 3 (1.46%) MATLAB
7 3 (1.46%) R
7 3 (1.46%) Scala
8 2 (0.98%) C#
9 1 (0.49%) C
9 1 (0.49%) ES6
9 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 82 (40.00%) CISSP
2 61 (29.76%) CISM
3 40 (19.51%) Degree
4 35 (17.07%) CISA
5 27 (13.17%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (9.27%) CRISC
7 14 (6.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 14 (6.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (5.85%) CCNA
8 12 (5.85%) CEH
8 12 (5.85%) Master's Degree
9 9 (4.39%) OSCP
10 8 (3.90%) CCSP
11 7 (3.41%) CCIE
11 7 (3.41%) IISP
11 7 (3.41%) Security Cleared
11 7 (3.41%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (2.93%) GWAPT
12 6 (2.93%) JNCIA
12 6 (2.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (31.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (24.39%) NIST
3 29 (14.15%) GDPR
4 17 (8.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (7.80%) COBIT
6 9 (4.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (3.90%) PCI DSS
8 7 (3.41%) ISO 22301
9 6 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (1.95%) ISO 31000
10 4 (1.95%) QA
11 3 (1.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (1.46%) ITGC
12 2 (0.98%) SLA
13 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.49%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.49%) PSD2
13 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (15.12%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.93%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.98%) XenApp
5 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.49%) Docker
6 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (4.39%) SCCM
2 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.95%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.46%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.98%) Nessus
6 1 (0.49%) EnCase
6 1 (0.49%) FTK
6 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.49%) SCOM
6 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 50 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.71%) Cisco
3 15 (7.32%) VMware
4 14 (6.83%) CheckPoint
5 13 (6.34%) Infoblox
6 7 (3.41%) Citrix
7 6 (2.93%) Qualys
7 6 (2.93%) Symantec
8 5 (2.44%) Dell
8 5 (2.44%) IBM
8 5 (2.44%) SolarWinds
8 5 (2.44%) Splunk
9 4 (1.95%) Apteco
9 4 (1.95%) Veritas
10 3 (1.46%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.46%) CyberArk
10 3 (1.46%) Meraki
10 3 (1.46%) Reuters
11 2 (0.98%) Oracle
12 1 (0.49%) Red Hat