Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Information Assurance skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Assurance over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 895 759 880
Rank change year-on-year -136 +121 +19
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 273 466 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 183 346 240
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,063 £37,500
90th Percentile £88,650 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.73% - -

Information Assurance 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 151759 160141 181584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.91% 89.40% 88.76%
Number of salaries quoted 120765 134253 151176
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Information Assurance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in England

Information Assurance
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance in England.

Salary trend for Information Assurance in England

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Assurance in England

Information Assurance
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -106 76 £52,500 -7.08% 7
South West -19 57 £60,000 +14.29% 3
South East -1 53 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Midlands +42 51 £60,000 -14.29% 4
West Midlands +35 49 £62,500 +42.05% 2
North of England -7 21 £50,000 - 3
East of England -5 15 £85,000 +36.00%
North West -25 14 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Yorkshire +23 7 £54,736 -8.77% 1
East Midlands +30 2 £45,425 -35.11% 2
Information Assurance
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 170 (62.27%) Information Security
2 111 (40.66%) Cybersecurity
3 107 (39.19%) Security Cleared
4 102 (37.36%) Management Information System
5 96 (35.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 85 (31.14%) Degree
7 84 (30.77%) Firewall
8 77 (28.21%) SIEM
9 70 (25.64%) Risk Management
9 70 (25.64%) CISSP
10 69 (25.27%) SC Cleared
11 60 (21.98%) GIAC
12 59 (21.61%) Windows
13 57 (20.88%) CESG Certified Professional
14 55 (20.15%) Network Security
15 53 (19.41%) GCIH
16 52 (19.05%) Linux
17 49 (17.95%) Finance
17 49 (17.95%) CISM
18 47 (17.22%) DV Cleared
18 47 (17.22%) Security Operations
19 45 (16.48%) CESG
20 44 (16.12%) GCIA
20 44 (16.12%) Virtual Machines
21 41 (15.02%) Security Architecture
21 41 (15.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 40 (14.65%) Penetration Testing
22 40 (14.65%) ISMS
22 40 (14.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
23 37 (13.55%) Computer Science

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 9 (3.30%) IIS
2 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.37%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.73%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.37%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.37%) Akamai
2 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (30.77%) Firewall
2 55 (20.15%) Network Security
3 13 (4.76%) Internet
4 7 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.83%) BGP
5 5 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.83%) MPLS
5 5 (1.83%) OSPF
5 5 (1.83%) SMS
6 4 (1.47%) IPsec
7 3 (1.10%) DMZ
7 3 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.73%) PSTN
8 2 (0.73%) SSL
9 1 (0.37%) DNS
9 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.37%) HTTP
9 1 (0.37%) IPv4
9 1 (0.37%) IPv6
9 1 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.93%) Big Data
2 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
General
1 49 (17.95%) Finance
2 16 (5.86%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.13%) Legal
4 10 (3.66%) Electronics
5 7 (2.56%) Marketing
5 7 (2.56%) Retail
6 5 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.47%) Military
7 4 (1.47%) Publishing
8 3 (1.10%) Law
9 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (22.71%) Analyst
2 54 (19.78%) Consultant
3 52 (19.05%) Security Analyst
4 40 (14.65%) Architect
5 35 (12.82%) Security Consultant
6 29 (10.62%) Information Manager
7 26 (9.52%) Security Architect
8 23 (8.42%) Information Assurance Manager
9 22 (8.06%) Security Manager
9 22 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
11 17 (6.23%) Information Analyst
12 16 (5.86%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 16 (5.86%) Information Assurance Consultant
12 16 (5.86%) Information Security Analyst
13 15 (5.49%) Information Assurance Leader
13 15 (5.49%) Security Assurance Manager
14 14 (5.13%) Security Solutions Architect
14 14 (5.13%) Security Specialist
15 12 (4.40%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.83%) XML
2 4 (1.47%) COM
2 4 (1.47%) HTML
2 4 (1.47%) J2EE
2 4 (1.47%) REST
2 4 (1.47%) SOAP
2 4 (1.47%) Web Services
3 3 (1.10%) OAuth
3 3 (1.10%) OpenID
3 3 (1.10%) SAML
4 2 (0.73%) Middleware
5 1 (0.37%) .NET
5 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.37%) CGI
5 1 (0.37%) JSON
5 1 (0.37%) MFC
5 1 (0.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 102 (37.36%) Management Information System
2 45 (16.48%) CESG
3 37 (13.55%) Computer Science
4 21 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (5.13%) CESG CLAS
6 13 (4.76%) PKI
7 12 (4.40%) NHS
7 12 (4.40%) Reinsurance
8 11 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (3.66%) Smart Meter
10 7 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.83%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (1.47%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.47%) Device Driver
12 4 (1.47%) SCADA
13 3 (1.10%) Cyber Warfare
13 3 (1.10%) Cybercrime
13 3 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 2 (0.73%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 59 (21.61%) Windows
2 52 (19.05%) Linux
3 8 (2.93%) Unix
4 3 (1.10%) Android
4 3 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.73%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (62.27%) Information Security
2 111 (40.66%) Cybersecurity
3 77 (28.21%) SIEM
4 70 (25.64%) Risk Management
5 47 (17.22%) Security Operations
6 41 (15.02%) Security Architecture
6 41 (15.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 40 (14.65%) ISMS
7 40 (14.65%) Penetration Testing
8 36 (13.19%) Security Management
9 35 (12.82%) ITIL
10 34 (12.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 33 (12.09%) Risk Assessment
12 32 (11.72%) Security Monitoring
13 30 (10.99%) TOGAF
14 29 (10.62%) Business Continuity
15 28 (10.26%) Data Protection
16 25 (9.16%) Information Security Management
16 25 (9.16%) Protective Monitoring
17 22 (8.06%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.16%) C
2 10 (3.66%) Java
3 8 (2.93%) C++
4 5 (1.83%) SQL
5 4 (1.47%) C#
5 4 (1.47%) Perl
6 3 (1.10%) Python
7 2 (0.73%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.37%) AWK
8 1 (0.37%) PHP
8 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 107 (39.19%) Security Cleared
2 85 (31.14%) Degree
3 70 (25.64%) CISSP
4 69 (25.27%) SC Cleared
5 60 (21.98%) GIAC
6 57 (20.88%) CESG Certified Professional
7 53 (19.41%) GCIH
8 49 (17.95%) CISM
9 47 (17.22%) DV Cleared
10 44 (16.12%) GCIA
11 20 (7.33%) CISA
12 17 (6.23%) SANS
13 15 (5.49%) CLAS
13 15 (5.49%) CREST Certified
14 14 (5.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 9 (3.30%) IISP
16 8 (2.93%) CEH
16 8 (2.93%) OSCP
17 7 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (35.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (14.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 30 (10.99%) Cyber Essentials
4 25 (9.16%) PCI DSS
4 25 (9.16%) RMADS
5 21 (7.69%) NIST 800
6 17 (6.23%) JSP 440
7 13 (4.76%) ISO 22301
8 10 (3.66%) ISO 31000
8 10 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 9 (3.30%) GDPR
10 8 (2.93%) ISO 9001
11 5 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (1.47%) COBIT
13 3 (1.10%) ISO 14001
13 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.37%) COSO
14 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.37%) GPG13
System Software
1 44 (16.12%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (3.30%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.83%) Firmware
5 4 (1.47%) Snort
5 4 (1.47%) vSphere
6 2 (0.73%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 31 (11.36%) QRadar
2 27 (9.89%) Nessus
3 26 (9.52%) CSIRT
4 20 (7.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (5.49%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.73%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.73%) SCCM
7 2 (0.73%) SCOM
7 2 (0.73%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.37%) Ansible
8 1 (0.37%) EnCase
8 1 (0.37%) FTK
8 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (12.09%) Oracle
2 27 (9.89%) BeyondTrust
3 15 (5.49%) Blue Coat
3 15 (5.49%) CheckPoint
3 15 (5.49%) Cisco
3 15 (5.49%) Dell
3 15 (5.49%) FireEye
3 15 (5.49%) McAfee
4 10 (3.66%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.20%) VMware
6 4 (1.47%) SAP
7 2 (0.73%) Remedy
8 1 (0.37%) Capita
8 1 (0.37%) ESRI
8 1 (0.37%) Qualys
8 1 (0.37%) Splunk
8 1 (0.37%) Veracode