Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 97 138
Rank change year-on-year -13 +41 +39
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4846 5383 4931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.89% 3.00% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.36% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3645 4286 4048
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +1.85%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 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 150826 160156 182795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.37% 88.72%
Number of salaries quoted 119888 134356 152138
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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 -11 2452 £65,000 - 84
South East -25 823 £53,500 -2.73% 46
North of England -6 727 £47,500 -8.21% 45
North West +12 429 £50,000 -5.21% 13
Midlands -37 298 £50,000 - 10
South West -15 264 £47,500 -9.52% 12
East of England +17 254 £55,000 +22.22% 20
Yorkshire -24 250 £45,000 -10.00% 29
West Midlands -41 229 £50,000 - 8
East Midlands +31 71 £47,500 -13.64% 2
North East +28 48 £52,500 +16.67% 3
South Coast - 2 £95,000 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1769 (36.50%) CISSP
1 1769 (36.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1472 (30.38%) Finance
3 1430 (29.51%) Cybersecurity
4 1303 (26.89%) CISM
5 1006 (20.76%) Risk Management
6 989 (20.41%) Management Information System
7 970 (20.02%) Data Protection
8 953 (19.67%) Firewall
9 932 (19.23%) Degree
10 868 (17.91%) PCI DSS
11 835 (17.23%) Penetration Testing
12 801 (16.53%) SIEM
13 739 (15.25%) Windows
14 718 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
15 717 (14.80%) ITIL
16 681 (14.05%) CISA
17 629 (12.98%) Linux
18 573 (11.82%) GDPR
19 569 (11.74%) Security Architecture
20 562 (11.60%) Security Operations
21 522 (10.77%) Microsoft
22 500 (10.32%) Network Security
23 488 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
24 486 (10.03%) Computer Science
25 480 (9.91%) Project Management
26 469 (9.68%) Security Management
27 430 (8.87%) Banking
28 420 (8.67%) Vulnerability Management
29 408 (8.42%) Active Directory

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
1 105 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 80 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 69 (1.42%) IIS
4 46 (0.95%) Apache Spark
5 42 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 39 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (0.72%) Apache
8 24 (0.50%) Skype for Business
9 18 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (0.37%) SAS
10 17 (0.35%) CMS
10 17 (0.35%) Confluence
11 16 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (0.33%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.21%) nginx
14 6 (0.12%) JBoss
15 5 (0.10%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.10%) WordPress
16 4 (0.083%) Drupal
Applications
1 115 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.062%) SPSS
8 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 26 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.25%) Magento
3 10 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.14%) assyst
4 7 (0.14%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.062%) Sage CRM
7 3 (0.062%) Workfront
8 2 (0.041%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.041%) BASE24
8 2 (0.041%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.041%) Primavera
8 2 (0.041%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.041%) Unica
8 2 (0.041%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.021%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.021%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 265 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 173 (3.57%) SaaS
4 125 (2.58%) Office 365
5 122 (2.52%) IaaS
6 59 (1.22%) PaaS
7 34 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (0.45%) OneDrive
9 18 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 13 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.23%) Cloudflare
12 7 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.083%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.083%) SoftLayer
15 3 (0.062%) Google Compute Engine
15 3 (0.062%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 953 (19.67%) Firewall
2 500 (10.32%) Network Security
3 345 (7.12%) TCP/IP
4 205 (4.23%) Internet
5 173 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 156 (3.22%) LAN
6 156 (3.22%) WAN
7 139 (2.87%) VPN
8 134 (2.77%) DNS
9 92 (1.90%) SAN
10 76 (1.57%) DHCP
11 74 (1.53%) Wireless
12 72 (1.49%) VoIP
13 62 (1.28%) HTTP
14 56 (1.16%) VLAN
15 55 (1.13%) SMTP
16 54 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
17 49 (1.01%) Wireshark
18 45 (0.93%) LDAP
19 41 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 88 (1.82%) MySQL
3 64 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 46 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 46 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 37 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 35 (0.72%) Big Data
9 34 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 32 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 30 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (0.50%) GIS
13 21 (0.43%) RDBMS
14 17 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
17 13 (0.27%) Oracle Database
17 13 (0.27%) Redis
17 13 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 55 (1.13%) Metasploit
2 39 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 38 (0.78%) Burp Suite
4 35 (0.72%) JIRA
5 27 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 23 (0.47%) Selenium
7 20 (0.41%) AppScan
7 20 (0.41%) Maven
8 19 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.31%) Gradle
9 15 (0.31%) TeamCity
9 15 (0.31%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.27%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (0.21%) JUnit
13 9 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.19%) Mockito
13 9 (0.19%) Paros
13 9 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (0.19%) TestNG
General
1 1472 (30.38%) Finance
2 430 (8.87%) Banking
3 383 (7.90%) Legal
4 196 (4.04%) Law
5 187 (3.86%) Telecoms
6 181 (3.74%) Retail
7 152 (3.14%) Marketing
8 140 (2.89%) Investment Banking
9 93 (1.92%) Manufacturing
10 80 (1.65%) Financial Institution
11 74 (1.53%) Electronics
12 70 (1.44%) Retail Banking
13 36 (0.74%) Military
14 31 (0.64%) Games
15 27 (0.56%) Front Office
16 23 (0.47%) Advertising
17 22 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
18 18 (0.37%) Local Government
19 17 (0.35%) Publishing
20 15 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1104 (22.78%) Analyst
2 839 (17.31%) Security Analyst
3 650 (13.41%) Security Manager
4 599 (12.36%) Consultant
5 467 (9.64%) Security Consultant
6 422 (8.71%) Information Manager
7 411 (8.48%) Information Analyst
7 411 (8.48%) Information Security Manager
8 406 (8.38%) Information Security Analyst
9 321 (6.62%) Architect
10 297 (6.13%) Security Engineer
11 255 (5.26%) Security Officer
12 221 (4.56%) Security Specialist
13 213 (4.40%) Information Security Officer
14 206 (4.25%) IT Manager
15 198 (4.09%) IT Analyst
16 194 (4.00%) Information Officer
17 178 (3.67%) Information Security Consultant
18 169 (3.49%) Security Architect
19 167 (3.45%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (3.76%) .NET
2 115 (2.37%) Web Services
3 108 (2.23%) HTML
4 74 (1.53%) Natural Language Processing
5 64 (1.32%) Middleware
6 60 (1.24%) AngularJS
7 51 (1.05%) REST
8 46 (0.95%) CSS
9 44 (0.91%) SailPoint
10 38 (0.78%) React
11 34 (0.70%) HTML5
12 33 (0.68%) XML
13 31 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
14 30 (0.62%) ASP.NET
15 29 (0.60%) SOAP
16 26 (0.54%) Node.js
17 22 (0.45%) Django
17 22 (0.45%) Flask
18 21 (0.43%) Hibernate
19 20 (0.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 989 (20.41%) Management Information System
2 488 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
3 486 (10.03%) Computer Science
4 344 (7.10%) Data Protection Act
5 257 (5.30%) Cyberthreat
6 210 (4.33%) Data Centre
7 118 (2.43%) Security Operations Centre
8 104 (2.15%) CESG
9 91 (1.88%) Mobile App
10 83 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 76 (1.57%) Cyber Attack
12 71 (1.47%) User Experience
13 66 (1.36%) PKI
14 62 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
15 54 (1.11%) Algorithms
15 54 (1.11%) NHS
16 52 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
17 46 (0.95%) Fintech
18 42 (0.87%) iPad
19 41 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 739 (15.25%) Windows
2 629 (12.98%) Linux
3 285 (5.88%) Unix
4 257 (5.30%) Windows Server
5 94 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 74 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (1.24%) Windows 7
8 56 (1.16%) Android
9 54 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (0.87%) Kali Linux
11 40 (0.83%) Mac OS X
12 34 (0.70%) Windows 10
13 22 (0.45%) CentOS
13 22 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 21 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (0.37%) Solaris
16 17 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.21%) Debian
18 9 (0.19%) Windows 8
19 8 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1430 (29.51%) Cybersecurity
2 1006 (20.76%) Risk Management
3 970 (20.02%) Data Protection
4 835 (17.23%) Penetration Testing
5 801 (16.53%) SIEM
6 718 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
7 717 (14.80%) ITIL
8 569 (11.74%) Security Architecture
9 562 (11.60%) Security Operations
10 480 (9.91%) Project Management
11 469 (9.68%) Security Management
12 420 (8.67%) Vulnerability Management
13 403 (8.32%) Information Security Management
14 393 (8.11%) ISMS
15 386 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 370 (7.64%) Risk Assessment
17 349 (7.20%) Incident Management
18 337 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement
19 307 (6.34%) Change Management
20 300 (6.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 261 (5.39%) SQL
2 241 (4.97%) Python
3 219 (4.52%) Java
4 187 (3.86%) C#
5 169 (3.49%) C
6 160 (3.30%) JavaScript
7 119 (2.46%) PowerShell
8 110 (2.27%) Ruby
9 107 (2.21%) Perl
10 80 (1.65%) Bash Shell
11 61 (1.26%) C++
12 52 (1.07%) PHP
13 47 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 34 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 23 (0.47%) Bourne shell
15 23 (0.47%) Korn
16 20 (0.41%) Go
17 18 (0.37%) VB
18 15 (0.31%) VBScript
19 13 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1769 (36.50%) CISSP
2 1303 (26.89%) CISM
3 932 (19.23%) Degree
4 681 (14.05%) CISA
5 369 (7.61%) Security Cleared
6 301 (6.21%) CEH
7 273 (5.63%) GIAC
8 230 (4.75%) CRISC
9 210 (4.33%) SC Cleared
10 183 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 180 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
12 162 (3.34%) SANS
13 149 (3.07%) CREST Certified
14 146 (3.01%) GCIH
15 131 (2.70%) CCNA
16 116 (2.39%) DV Cleared
16 116 (2.39%) SSCP
17 99 (2.04%) CESG Certified Professional
18 92 (1.90%) GCIA
19 88 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1769 (36.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 868 (17.91%) PCI DSS
3 573 (11.82%) GDPR
4 327 (6.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 201 (4.15%) COBIT
6 179 (3.69%) QA
7 170 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
8 107 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 99 (2.04%) SLA
10 74 (1.53%) ISO 9001
10 74 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 72 (1.49%) ISO 22301
12 60 (1.24%) Data Quality
13 42 (0.87%) PMO
14 41 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 40 (0.83%) RMADS
16 39 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 39 (0.80%) NIST 800
17 37 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 23 (0.47%) GPG13
System Software
1 408 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 158 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
4 81 (1.67%) Docker
5 77 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 61 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (0.85%) Snort
7 41 (0.85%) vSphere
8 11 (0.23%) Firmware
8 11 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.19%) iptables
9 9 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (0.17%) XenServer
11 7 (0.14%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.14%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.12%) XenApp
13 5 (0.10%) HDFS
13 5 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.083%) GlusterFS
14 4 (0.083%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 171 (3.53%) Nessus
2 77 (1.59%) QRadar
3 71 (1.47%) SCCM
4 67 (1.38%) CSIRT
5 65 (1.34%) Kubernetes
6 59 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
7 44 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 39 (0.80%) Puppet
9 38 (0.78%) Ansible
9 38 (0.78%) Nmap
10 34 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
11 29 (0.60%) vCenter Server
12 27 (0.56%) Core Impact
13 26 (0.54%) OpenVAS
14 25 (0.52%) Nexpose
15 23 (0.47%) RSA Security Analytics
16 19 (0.39%) WSUS
17 18 (0.37%) Nagios
17 18 (0.37%) Terraform
18 17 (0.35%) EnCase
Vendors
1 522 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 286 (5.90%) Cisco
3 231 (4.77%) VMware
4 134 (2.77%) Oracle
5 112 (2.31%) Splunk
6 106 (2.19%) Palo Alto
7 100 (2.06%) CheckPoint
8 99 (2.04%) McAfee
9 91 (1.88%) Symantec
10 87 (1.80%) CyberArk
11 82 (1.69%) SAP
12 81 (1.67%) Cadence
13 79 (1.63%) Qualys
14 69 (1.42%) LogRhythm
15 64 (1.32%) ArcSight
16 60 (1.24%) Apple
17 55 (1.13%) Citrix
18 53 (1.09%) SolarWinds
19 50 (1.03%) HP
20 48 (0.99%) Juniper