The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 100 141
Rank change year-on-year -21 +41  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2275 2668 2327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.72% 2.88% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 3.24% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1776 2085 1864
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75142 82315 90296
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.70% 88.99% 88.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60877 69674 74649
Median salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in England

Information Security
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Information Security in England

Information Security
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in England

Information Security
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 Security within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 1158 £66,000 +1.53% 117
South East -46 356 £50,000 -9.09% 70
North West -4 193 £55,000 -3.93% 36
East of England -14 141 £55,000 +4.76% 33
Yorkshire -40 139 £43,500 -3.33% 20
West Midlands -37 138 £50,000 -4.76% 20
South West -11 105 £55,300 +22.88% 19
East Midlands +5 30 £46,250 -7.50% 6
North East +13 13 £55,000 +44.73% 2
Midlands +8 3 £65,000 +18.18% 26
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Security.

1 1713 (39.88%) CISSP
2 1460 (33.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1281 (29.83%) Finance
4 1225 (28.52%) CISM
5 1126 (26.22%) Cybersecurity
6 969 (22.56%) Management Information System
7 966 (22.49%) Risk Management
8 859 (20.00%) Degree
9 812 (18.91%) CISA
10 799 (18.60%) Firewall
11 728 (16.95%) PCI DSS
12 698 (16.25%) Windows
13 668 (15.55%) SIEM
14 631 (14.69%) Data Protection
15 604 (14.06%) ITIL
16 563 (13.11%) Linux
17 540 (12.57%) Penetration Testing
18 530 (12.34%) Security Architecture
19 520 (12.11%) Security Operations
20 486 (11.32%) Network Security
21 449 (10.45%) Security Management
22 421 (9.80%) Security Cleared
23 405 (9.43%) Microsoft
24 403 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
25 377 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
26 370 (8.61%) Computer Science
26 370 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
27 360 (8.38%) Vulnerability Management
28 354 (8.24%) Project Management
29 327 (7.61%) Information Security Management

Information Security
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 90 (2.10%) MS Exchange
2 68 (1.58%) IIS
3 65 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 42 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (0.61%) Apache Spark
7 22 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 18 (0.42%) CMS
9 16 (0.37%) Apache
9 16 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (0.35%) Skype for Business
11 11 (0.26%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.23%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.21%) JBoss
13 9 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.21%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.19%) nginx
14 8 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 92 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.093%) SPSS
7 3 (0.070%) GIMP
7 3 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 35 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
2 23 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 20 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 19 (0.44%) Sentinel
5 13 (0.30%) assyst
6 10 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.093%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.093%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.093%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.070%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.070%) Magento
8 3 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.070%) Sage CRM
8 3 (0.070%) Unica
9 2 (0.047%) Bankmaster
9 2 (0.047%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.047%) Veritas eDiscovery
10 1 (0.023%) SessionCam
10 1 (0.023%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 157 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (2.58%) SaaS
4 84 (1.96%) Office 365
5 66 (1.54%) IaaS
6 40 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (0.88%) PaaS
8 29 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.19%) Force.com
12 6 (0.14%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.12%) Trello
14 3 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.070%) Google Compute Engine
14 3 (0.070%) SuccessFactors
15 2 (0.047%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.047%) GitHub
15 2 (0.047%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.047%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 799 (18.60%) Firewall
2 486 (11.32%) Network Security
3 246 (5.73%) TCP/IP
4 226 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 182 (4.24%) LAN
6 170 (3.96%) Internet
7 169 (3.93%) WAN
8 137 (3.19%) VPN
9 120 (2.79%) DNS
10 65 (1.51%) DHCP
10 65 (1.51%) Wireless
11 57 (1.33%) HTTP
12 55 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
12 55 (1.28%) SAN
13 53 (1.23%) SSL
14 52 (1.21%) VoIP
15 50 (1.16%) Wireshark
16 48 (1.12%) LDAP
17 36 (0.84%) VLAN
18 35 (0.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 65 (1.51%) MySQL
3 64 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 56 (1.30%) Big Data
5 42 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 40 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 35 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (0.77%) MongoDB
9 31 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (0.72%) GIS
10 30 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 27 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (0.51%) Apache Hive
13 20 (0.47%) NoSQL
13 20 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
13 20 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
14 19 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
16 17 (0.40%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 35 (0.81%) Burp Suite
2 29 (0.68%) Metasploit
3 23 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.44%) AppScan
4 19 (0.44%) JIRA
5 15 (0.35%) Paros
5 15 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.30%) Selenium
7 12 (0.28%) Git (software)
7 12 (0.28%) WebScarab
8 9 (0.21%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.19%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.19%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.14%) Bugzilla
11 6 (0.14%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.14%) Toad
12 5 (0.12%) Fiddler
12 5 (0.12%) Subversion
13 4 (0.093%) HP UFT
General
1 1281 (29.83%) Finance
2 318 (7.40%) Banking
3 273 (6.36%) Legal
4 201 (4.68%) Retail
5 137 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 112 (2.61%) Marketing
7 80 (1.86%) Financial Institution
8 71 (1.65%) Law
9 62 (1.44%) Manufacturing
10 41 (0.95%) Advertising
10 41 (0.95%) Digital Economy
11 32 (0.75%) Electronics
11 32 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.51%) Games
13 21 (0.49%) Military
14 18 (0.42%) Publishing
15 15 (0.35%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.35%) Back Office
15 15 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 914 (21.28%) Analyst
2 687 (16.00%) Security Analyst
3 590 (13.74%) Security Manager
4 450 (10.48%) Consultant
5 382 (8.89%) Information Analyst
6 376 (8.75%) Information Security Analyst
7 345 (8.03%) Security Consultant
8 325 (7.57%) Architect
9 302 (7.03%) Information Manager
10 299 (6.96%) Information Security Manager
11 288 (6.71%) Security Engineer
12 218 (5.08%) Security Architect
13 205 (4.77%) IT Manager
14 199 (4.63%) Security Officer
15 196 (4.56%) Security Specialist
16 170 (3.96%) Information Security Consultant
17 148 (3.45%) Information Security Officer
18 139 (3.24%) IT Analyst
19 129 (3.00%) Information Officer
20 118 (2.75%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (2.68%) .NET
2 105 (2.44%) Web Services
3 69 (1.61%) HTML
4 65 (1.51%) SailPoint
5 49 (1.14%) Middleware
6 34 (0.79%) CSS
7 30 (0.70%) HTML5
8 27 (0.63%) AngularJS
8 27 (0.63%) LAMP
9 26 (0.61%) ASP.NET
10 22 (0.51%) 802.1X
10 22 (0.51%) Hibernate
10 22 (0.51%) Regular Expression
11 21 (0.49%) jQuery
11 21 (0.49%) REST
12 20 (0.47%) Apache Camel
12 20 (0.47%) Java EE
12 20 (0.47%) Spring
13 19 (0.44%) OAuth
14 18 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 969 (22.56%) Management Information System
2 370 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 370 (8.61%) Computer Science
3 225 (5.24%) Data Protection Act
4 158 (3.68%) Security Operations Centre
5 144 (3.35%) Data Centre
6 127 (2.96%) Cyberthreat
7 91 (2.12%) CESG
7 91 (2.12%) Cyber Attack
8 90 (2.10%) Cyber Defence
9 70 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 60 (1.40%) PKI
11 44 (1.02%) Driving Licence
12 42 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 41 (0.95%) Cybercrime
13 41 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 41 (0.95%) Fintech
14 37 (0.86%) PMI
15 36 (0.84%) User Experience
16 34 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 698 (16.25%) Windows
2 563 (13.11%) Linux
3 309 (7.19%) Unix
4 240 (5.59%) Windows Server
5 126 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 99 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 50 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (0.95%) Android
10 35 (0.81%) CentOS
11 31 (0.72%) Mac OS X
11 31 (0.72%) Windows 7
11 31 (0.72%) Windows XP
12 25 (0.58%) Windows 10
13 22 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 20 (0.47%) Solaris
15 14 (0.33%) Kali Linux
16 12 (0.28%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1126 (26.22%) Cybersecurity
2 966 (22.49%) Risk Management
3 668 (15.55%) SIEM
4 631 (14.69%) Data Protection
5 604 (14.06%) ITIL
6 540 (12.57%) Penetration Testing
7 530 (12.34%) Security Architecture
8 520 (12.11%) Security Operations
9 449 (10.45%) Security Management
10 403 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
11 377 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 360 (8.38%) Vulnerability Management
13 354 (8.24%) Project Management
14 327 (7.61%) Information Security Management
15 325 (7.57%) Incident Management
16 318 (7.40%) Continuous Improvement
17 292 (6.80%) ISMS
18 291 (6.78%) Change Management
19 276 (6.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 246 (5.73%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 233 (5.42%) Python
2 198 (4.61%) SQL
3 187 (4.35%) Java
4 156 (3.63%) C
5 145 (3.38%) Perl
6 110 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 98 (2.28%) C#
8 91 (2.12%) PowerShell
9 76 (1.77%) Ruby
10 62 (1.44%) PHP
11 47 (1.09%) Bash Shell
12 45 (1.05%) C++
13 29 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.44%) Bourne shell
15 13 (0.30%) Korn
16 9 (0.21%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.19%) Go
17 8 (0.19%) VB
18 7 (0.16%) R
18 7 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1713 (39.88%) CISSP
2 1225 (28.52%) CISM
3 859 (20.00%) Degree
4 812 (18.91%) CISA
5 421 (9.80%) Security Cleared
6 275 (6.40%) SC Cleared
7 273 (6.36%) CEH
8 256 (5.96%) GIAC
9 253 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
10 248 (5.77%) SANS
11 165 (3.84%) CRISC
12 162 (3.77%) GCIH
13 131 (3.05%) GCIA
14 124 (2.89%) DV Cleared
15 120 (2.79%) CCNA
15 120 (2.79%) CREST Certified
16 113 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
17 112 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
18 102 (2.37%) CCNP
19 89 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1460 (33.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 728 (16.95%) PCI DSS
3 245 (5.70%) GDPR
4 199 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 181 (4.21%) COBIT
6 152 (3.54%) QA
7 150 (3.49%) Cyber Essentials
8 118 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 88 (2.05%) SLA
10 64 (1.49%) ISO 9001
11 60 (1.40%) ISO 22301
12 56 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 44 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 40 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 38 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 33 (0.77%) Data Quality
16 33 (0.77%) NIST 800
17 24 (0.56%) PMO
18 23 (0.54%) SSAE 16
19 22 (0.51%) RMADS
System Software
1 297 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 127 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 53 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (1.21%) Snort
6 36 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.61%) ProxySG
8 23 (0.54%) iptables
9 20 (0.47%) Docker
9 20 (0.47%) vSphere
10 14 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.26%) Firmware
11 11 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.19%) XenApp
13 4 (0.093%) HDFS
14 3 (0.070%) GlusterFS
14 3 (0.070%) NDS
14 3 (0.070%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.047%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 158 (3.68%) Nessus
2 80 (1.86%) SCCM
3 76 (1.77%) CSIRT
3 76 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
4 53 (1.23%) QRadar
5 48 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 43 (1.00%) Puppet
7 38 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 36 (0.84%) Nmap
9 32 (0.75%) Ansible
10 29 (0.68%) PowerBroker
11 25 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
12 22 (0.51%) EnCase
12 22 (0.51%) SELinux
12 22 (0.51%) WSUS
13 21 (0.49%) Nexpose
14 19 (0.44%) FortiGate
14 19 (0.44%) FTK
14 19 (0.44%) NetBackup
15 17 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 405 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 301 (7.01%) Cisco
3 195 (4.54%) VMware
4 157 (3.66%) Oracle
5 145 (3.38%) CheckPoint
6 132 (3.07%) Splunk
7 128 (2.98%) McAfee
8 127 (2.96%) Palo Alto
9 102 (2.37%) LogRhythm
10 95 (2.21%) ArcSight
11 90 (2.10%) Symantec
12 87 (2.03%) CyberArk
13 84 (1.96%) Qualys
14 82 (1.91%) HP
15 64 (1.49%) Juniper
16 60 (1.40%) F5
17 55 (1.28%) Citrix
18 50 (1.16%) SolarWinds
19 49 (1.14%) Red Hat
20 48 (1.12%) Fortinet
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