Period
to 8 August 2020

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

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 109 101
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8 +20
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,099 4,028 5,043
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.50% 3.05% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 3.31% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,668 3,088 3,789
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,675 £35,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 55,353 121,661 146,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.40% 92.19% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 44,731 96,649 117,878
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,450
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in England

Information Security
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security in England.

Salary trend for Information Security in England

Information Security
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 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
London +31 1,096 £65,000 -8.45% 85
South East +3 330 £57,500 - 28
North of England +23 250 £55,000 +4.76% 45
Midlands +28 214 £52,500 +5.00% 20
West Midlands +25 175 £52,500 +9.38% 13
South West +4 159 £45,000 -0.84% 18
Yorkshire +72 124 £57,500 +9.52% 12
North West -7 116 £51,750 -5.91% 32
East of England -24 66 £60,000 - 14
East Midlands +67 53 £47,500 -13.64% 7
North East +22 10 £45,000 +7.14% 1
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 8 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 England region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 720 (34.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 689 (32.83%) Cybersecurity
3 660 (31.44%) CISSP
4 598 (28.49%) Finance
5 470 (22.39%) Management Information System
6 413 (19.68%) Firewall
7 391 (18.63%) Azure
8 388 (18.48%) CISM
9 387 (18.44%) Risk Management
10 360 (17.15%) AWS
11 356 (16.96%) Windows
12 318 (15.15%) Microsoft
13 297 (14.15%) SIEM
14 291 (13.86%) GDPR
15 288 (13.72%) ITIL
16 282 (13.43%) Security Management
17 266 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
18 264 (12.58%) NIST
19 259 (12.34%) Degree
20 241 (11.48%) Security Operations
21 234 (11.15%) Cisco Certification
22 233 (11.10%) Linux
23 228 (10.86%) Penetration Testing
24 227 (10.81%) PCI DSS
25 225 (10.72%) Information Security Management
26 219 (10.43%) CISA
27 218 (10.39%) ISMS
28 213 (10.15%) Active Directory
29 209 (9.96%) Data Protection
29 209 (9.96%) Security Architecture

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 41 (1.95%) IIS
2 37 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.10%) Apache
4 17 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (0.76%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.43%) Confluence
10 8 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.38%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.19%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.095%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.095%) JBoss
14 2 (0.095%) Jupyter
15 1 (0.048%) Apache Airflow
15 1 (0.048%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.048%) CMS
Applications
1 43 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.095%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.048%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.19%) FastStats
3 4 (0.19%) Relativity
3 4 (0.19%) Unica
3 4 (0.19%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.095%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.048%) Magento
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.048%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.048%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.048%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 391 (18.63%) Azure
2 360 (17.15%) AWS
3 195 (9.29%) Office 365
4 101 (4.81%) SaaS
5 83 (3.95%) IaaS
6 67 (3.19%) PaaS
7 52 (2.48%) GCP
8 45 (2.14%) Serverless
9 37 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 33 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 30 (1.43%) Mimecast
12 26 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.19%) Power Platform
14 20 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
15 16 (0.76%) Slack
16 14 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (0.62%) Azure Functions
17 13 (0.62%) Heroku
18 12 (0.57%) OpenShift
18 12 (0.57%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 413 (19.68%) Firewall
2 137 (6.53%) Network Security
3 136 (6.48%) DNS
4 100 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 100 (4.76%) VPN
5 83 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
6 82 (3.91%) LAN
7 75 (3.57%) Internet
8 73 (3.48%) DHCP
9 72 (3.43%) WAN
10 50 (2.38%) Wireless
11 42 (2.00%) VLAN
12 40 (1.91%) SAN
13 34 (1.62%) HTTP
14 33 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
15 26 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (1.24%) Wireshark
16 24 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (1.14%) MPLS
17 19 (0.91%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.33%) MySQL
3 26 (1.24%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 22 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 16 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (0.67%) Power BI
8 13 (0.62%) Data Lake
9 10 (0.48%) Big Data
9 10 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.43%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.38%) EDRMS
12 7 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.33%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.29%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.24%) OLTP
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (1.33%) JIRA
2 26 (1.24%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.76%) Burp Suite
5 10 (0.48%) GitLab
5 10 (0.48%) Metasploit
6 9 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.24%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.14%) fastlane
9 3 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.095%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.095%) Maven
10 2 (0.095%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.095%) Postman
10 2 (0.095%) Selenium
10 2 (0.095%) Snyk
10 2 (0.095%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.095%) TeamCity
General
1 598 (28.49%) Finance
2 164 (7.81%) Legal
3 101 (4.81%) Banking
4 98 (4.67%) Law
5 77 (3.67%) Public Sector
6 55 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 50 (2.38%) Back Office
8 47 (2.24%) Retail
9 36 (1.72%) Marketing
10 29 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 29 (1.38%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.14%) Police
12 23 (1.10%) Electronics
13 17 (0.81%) Games
14 16 (0.76%) Front Office
15 13 (0.62%) Military
16 12 (0.57%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.48%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.43%) Automotive
18 9 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 381 (18.15%) Analyst
2 301 (14.34%) Security Analyst
3 229 (10.91%) Security Engineer
4 173 (8.24%) Information Analyst
5 169 (8.05%) Information Security Analyst
5 169 (8.05%) Security Manager
6 160 (7.62%) Consultant
7 149 (7.10%) Architect
8 115 (5.48%) Security Officer
9 96 (4.57%) Security Specialist
10 92 (4.38%) Security Architect
11 88 (4.19%) Security Consultant
12 87 (4.14%) Information Manager
13 86 (4.10%) Information Security Manager
14 80 (3.81%) IT Manager
15 74 (3.53%) Information Security Officer
16 67 (3.19%) IT Analyst
17 66 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 63 (3.00%) Information Officer
19 61 (2.91%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (4.19%) OAuth
2 85 (4.05%) OpenID
3 76 (3.62%) SailPoint
4 73 (3.48%) SAML
5 54 (2.57%) .NET
6 46 (2.19%) Web Services
7 43 (2.05%) HTML
8 25 (1.19%) jQuery
9 22 (1.05%) LAMP
10 16 (0.76%) Node.js
10 16 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
11 14 (0.67%) React
12 12 (0.57%) CSS
12 12 (0.57%) HTML5
12 12 (0.57%) LDAP
12 12 (0.57%) REST
12 12 (0.57%) XML
13 11 (0.52%) .NET Framework
14 10 (0.48%) ASP.NET
15 9 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 470 (22.39%) Management Information System
2 177 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (4.34%) Cyberthreat
4 62 (2.95%) Public Cloud
5 60 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 59 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
7 53 (2.53%) Security Operations Centre
8 48 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
9 43 (2.05%) User Experience
10 38 (1.81%) Cyberattack
10 38 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 36 (1.72%) Cyber Defence
12 29 (1.38%) PKI
13 28 (1.33%) Cloud Native
14 22 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 22 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 18 (0.86%) CESG
15 18 (0.86%) Clustering
16 17 (0.81%) Cybercrime
17 13 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 356 (16.96%) Windows
2 233 (11.10%) Linux
3 114 (5.43%) Windows Server
4 91 (4.34%) Unix
5 54 (2.57%) Windows 10
6 40 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (1.67%) Mac OS
8 33 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
9 29 (1.38%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.00%) Android
11 15 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.57%) Solaris
14 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
15 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.38%) Kali Linux
17 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.19%) VMS
18 4 (0.19%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 689 (32.83%) Cybersecurity
2 387 (18.44%) Risk Management
3 297 (14.15%) SIEM
4 288 (13.72%) ITIL
5 282 (13.43%) Security Management
6 266 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
7 241 (11.48%) Security Operations
8 228 (10.86%) Penetration Testing
9 225 (10.72%) Information Security Management
10 218 (10.39%) ISMS
11 209 (9.96%) Data Protection
11 209 (9.96%) Security Architecture
12 198 (9.43%) Vulnerability Management
13 182 (8.67%) DevOps
14 176 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
15 156 (7.43%) Identity Access Management
16 145 (6.91%) Incident Management
17 136 (6.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 134 (6.38%) Project Management
19 120 (5.72%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 185 (8.81%) Python
2 164 (7.81%) PowerShell
3 142 (6.77%) SQL
4 98 (4.67%) Java
5 73 (3.48%) Bash Shell
6 58 (2.76%) Perl
7 51 (2.43%) JavaScript
8 45 (2.14%) C#
9 38 (1.81%) PHP
10 31 (1.48%) C
11 28 (1.33%) C++
12 21 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 18 (0.86%) Ruby
14 16 (0.76%) VBScript
15 11 (0.52%) Go
16 7 (0.33%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.29%) Scala
17 6 (0.29%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.24%) Julia
18 5 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 660 (31.44%) CISSP
2 388 (18.48%) CISM
3 259 (12.34%) Degree
4 234 (11.15%) Cisco Certification
5 219 (10.43%) CISA
6 186 (8.86%) Security Cleared
7 126 (6.00%) CCNA
8 124 (5.91%) SC Cleared
9 108 (5.15%) CCNP
10 94 (4.48%) CEH
11 80 (3.81%) CRISC
12 76 (3.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 70 (3.33%) DV Cleared
14 65 (3.10%) SANS
15 56 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
16 54 (2.57%) CESG Certified Professional
17 53 (2.53%) GIAC
18 51 (2.43%) CREST Certified
19 46 (2.19%) CCSP
20 42 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 720 (34.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 291 (13.86%) GDPR
3 264 (12.58%) NIST
4 227 (10.81%) PCI DSS
5 114 (5.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 102 (4.86%) COBIT
7 53 (2.53%) SLA
8 50 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 48 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 37 (1.76%) QA
11 35 (1.67%) ISO 9001
12 32 (1.52%) JSP 440
13 30 (1.43%) NIST 800
14 25 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 21 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 21 (1.00%) ISO 22301
15 21 (1.00%) ISO 31000
15 21 (1.00%) NCSC
16 17 (0.81%) Data Quality
17 16 (0.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 213 (10.15%) Active Directory
2 96 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 55 (2.62%) Docker
5 22 (1.05%) XenApp
6 20 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.48%) Firmware
8 9 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.43%) vSphere
9 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.29%) BitLocker
10 6 (0.29%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.19%) Snort
11 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.14%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.048%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.048%) NDS
13 1 (0.048%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 53 (2.53%) Nessus
1 53 (2.53%) Terraform
2 38 (1.81%) Kubernetes
3 27 (1.29%) SCCM
4 25 (1.19%) Ansible
4 25 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (0.86%) CSIRT
7 14 (0.67%) Puppet
7 14 (0.67%) QRadar
8 13 (0.62%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
10 10 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.43%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 8 (0.38%) Nmap
13 7 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (0.33%) HP Fortify
14 6 (0.29%) CASB
14 6 (0.29%) EnCase
Vendors
1 318 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 154 (7.34%) Cisco
3 152 (7.24%) VMware
4 95 (4.53%) Splunk
5 91 (4.34%) Citrix
6 83 (3.95%) CyberArk
7 62 (2.95%) ForgeRock
8 52 (2.48%) HP
9 47 (2.24%) CheckPoint
10 46 (2.19%) Qualys
11 44 (2.10%) Sun
12 41 (1.95%) ArcSight
13 39 (1.86%) Google
14 38 (1.81%) Palo Alto
15 34 (1.62%) Aveksa
16 31 (1.48%) LogRhythm
16 31 (1.48%) Oracle
16 31 (1.48%) Sophos
17 29 (1.38%) Dell
17 29 (1.38%) McAfee