Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 102 88
Rank change year-on-year +24 -14 +40
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 377 323 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.65% 3.06% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 3.29% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 301 301 315
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14% +14.75%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - -3.70% +12.50%

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 9,497 9,828 9,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.88% 93.15% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8,446 8,766 8,753
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,125 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 - 4 - -
Information Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 145 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
2 126 (33.42%) CISSP
3 121 (32.10%) Windows
4 120 (31.83%) Finance
5 107 (28.38%) Firewall
6 90 (23.87%) CISM
7 72 (19.10%) Linux
8 71 (18.83%) Degree
9 70 (18.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 68 (18.04%) Risk Management
11 56 (14.85%) TCP/IP
12 53 (14.06%) Legal
13 50 (13.26%) Security Operations
14 49 (13.00%) Penetration Testing
14 49 (13.00%) SIEM
15 48 (12.73%) Security Management
15 48 (12.73%) Management Information System
15 48 (12.73%) GDPR
16 47 (12.47%) Information Security Management
17 44 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
18 37 (9.81%) Network Security
18 37 (9.81%) Data Protection
19 36 (9.55%) Data Privacy
19 36 (9.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 36 (9.55%) CISA
20 34 (9.02%) Open Source
21 33 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
21 33 (8.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 33 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
21 33 (8.75%) Unix

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 6 (1.59%) IIS
2 4 (1.06%) Confluence
2 4 (1.06%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.27%) Apache
3 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (2.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.24%) Office 365
4 9 (2.39%) SaaS
5 8 (2.12%) G Suite
6 7 (1.86%) PaaS
7 5 (1.33%) IaaS
8 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.27%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.27%) Heroku
9 1 (0.27%) Route 53
9 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 107 (28.38%) Firewall
2 56 (14.85%) TCP/IP
3 37 (9.81%) Network Security
4 26 (6.90%) Internet
5 25 (6.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 22 (5.84%) VPN
7 15 (3.98%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (3.71%) LAN
9 12 (3.18%) WAN
10 10 (2.65%) DNS
10 10 (2.65%) VLAN
11 8 (2.12%) DHCP
12 6 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (1.33%) DKIM
13 5 (1.33%) DMARC
13 5 (1.33%) SAN
13 5 (1.33%) SSL
14 3 (0.80%) NetScaler
15 2 (0.53%) MPLS
15 2 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.92%) Data Lake
3 8 (2.12%) Big Data
4 7 (1.86%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.33%) Power BI
6 4 (1.06%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.53%) MySQL
9 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (1.86%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.33%) Hudson
2 5 (1.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.33%) Metasploit
3 4 (1.06%) JIRA
4 3 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.80%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Archiva
5 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.27%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.27%) FishEye
5 1 (0.27%) FogBugz
5 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 120 (31.83%) Finance
2 53 (14.06%) Legal
3 26 (6.90%) Banking
4 18 (4.77%) Law
5 11 (2.92%) Advertising
6 8 (2.12%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.59%) Games
7 6 (1.59%) Retail
8 5 (1.33%) Front Office
8 5 (1.33%) Marketing
9 4 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Hungarian Language
11 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (27.32%) Analyst
2 82 (21.75%) Security Analyst
3 55 (14.59%) Security Engineer
4 53 (14.06%) Security Manager
5 38 (10.08%) Security Officer
6 35 (9.28%) Information Analyst
6 35 (9.28%) Information Security Analyst
7 32 (8.49%) Architect
8 28 (7.43%) IT Analyst
9 26 (6.90%) Consultant
10 22 (5.84%) IT Security Analyst
10 22 (5.84%) Security Consultant
11 19 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (4.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 18 (4.77%) Information Security Manager
12 18 (4.77%) Lead Architect
12 18 (4.77%) Lead Solutions Architect
13 17 (4.51%) Information Manager
13 17 (4.51%) Information Officer
13 17 (4.51%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.37%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (5.04%) WPF
3 13 (3.45%) .NET
4 10 (2.65%) Web Services
5 7 (1.86%) JSON
5 7 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (1.86%) REST
5 7 (1.86%) Spring
5 7 (1.86%) XML
5 7 (1.86%) XSLT
6 6 (1.59%) CSS
6 6 (1.59%) HTML
7 5 (1.33%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.53%) Django
8 2 (0.53%) Middleware
8 2 (0.53%) Velocity
9 1 (0.27%) J2EE
9 1 (0.27%) LDAP
9 1 (0.27%) OLE
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.73%) Management Information System
2 27 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.51%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.45%) Fintech
5 12 (3.18%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (2.92%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (2.92%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (2.39%) Cyberattack
7 9 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.12%) Cybercrime
8 8 (2.12%) User Experience
9 5 (1.33%) BYOD
9 5 (1.33%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.06%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 4 (1.06%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.80%) PKI
11 3 (0.80%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 121 (32.10%) Windows
2 72 (19.10%) Linux
3 33 (8.75%) Unix
4 23 (6.10%) Windows Server
5 17 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.98%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.39%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.59%) CentOS
10 5 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.06%) AIX
11 4 (1.06%) HPUX
11 4 (1.06%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.06%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.53%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.27%) Android
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
2 68 (18.04%) Risk Management
3 50 (13.26%) Security Operations
4 49 (13.00%) Penetration Testing
4 49 (13.00%) SIEM
5 48 (12.73%) Security Management
6 47 (12.47%) Information Security Management
7 37 (9.81%) Data Protection
8 36 (9.55%) Data Privacy
8 36 (9.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 34 (9.02%) Open Source
10 33 (8.75%) Data Loss Prevention
10 33 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (8.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 30 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (7.43%) Computer Science
12 28 (7.43%) Security Architecture
13 27 (7.16%) Risk Assessment
14 26 (6.90%) Project Management
15 25 (6.63%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.22%) SQL
2 30 (7.96%) C#
3 25 (6.63%) Python
4 23 (6.10%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.39%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.59%) Ruby
7 5 (1.33%) Perl
8 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.80%) C
9 3 (0.80%) Java
9 3 (0.80%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) Go
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (33.42%) CISSP
2 90 (23.87%) CISM
3 71 (18.83%) Degree
4 36 (9.55%) CISA
5 23 (6.10%) GIAC
6 22 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (5.04%) CEH
8 17 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (3.71%) SSCP
10 13 (3.45%) CCNA
10 13 (3.45%) CRISC
11 10 (2.65%) CCNP
11 10 (2.65%) CREST Certified
12 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (2.12%) MCSA
14 7 (1.86%) GCIA
14 7 (1.86%) GPEN
15 6 (1.59%) SANS
16 5 (1.33%) CompTIA Security+
17 4 (1.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (18.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (12.73%) GDPR
3 19 (5.04%) MiFID
4 11 (2.92%) COBIT
5 8 (2.12%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.33%) Data Quality
8 5 (1.33%) SLA
8 5 (1.33%) SSAE 16
9 4 (1.06%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.80%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.53%) COSO
12 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.27%) PMO
12 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 32 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.31%) Snort
3 15 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.71%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.33%) KVM
6 4 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.80%) Firmware
7 3 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (5.04%) OSSEC
2 13 (3.45%) SCCM
3 9 (2.39%) Nessus
4 8 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (1.33%) OpenVAS
5 5 (1.33%) QRadar
5 5 (1.33%) SCOM
5 5 (1.33%) WSUS
6 2 (0.53%) Ansible
6 2 (0.53%) Check_MK
6 2 (0.53%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) EnCase
7 1 (0.27%) FTK
7 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.16%) Cisco
3 22 (5.84%) Citrix
4 20 (5.31%) VMware
5 18 (4.77%) Palo Alto
6 12 (3.18%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.92%) Google
7 11 (2.92%) Splunk
8 9 (2.39%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.39%) Oracle
8 9 (2.39%) Qualys
9 8 (2.12%) Meraki
9 8 (2.12%) Symantec
10 6 (1.59%) Ivanti
11 5 (1.33%) Intel
11 5 (1.33%) Rapid7
11 5 (1.33%) Tripwire
12 4 (1.06%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.06%) Lotus
12 4 (1.06%) Reuters