Period
to 24 April 2018

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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 119 115
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 +51
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4,876 4,251 5,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.94% 2.66% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 2.94% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3,584 3,290 4,362
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year - +6.19% +2.73%

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 150,718 144,747 172,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.83% 90.43% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 123,060 120,126 144,620
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,823
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.84%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 24 April 2018.

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 24 April 2018. 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 -4 2,389 £66,595 +2.45% 232
South East +56 848 £57,500 - 105
North of England +30 802 £52,655 +17.01% 102
North West +6 416 £55,000 +4.76% 53
Yorkshire +62 356 £50,000 +25.00% 38
Midlands -19 328 £50,000 - 58
East of England +19 295 £52,500 -4.55% 40
West Midlands -27 222 £50,000 -4.76% 39
South West -19 220 £49,000 -14.78% 42
East Midlands 0 106 £47,500 +5.56% 19
North East -20 30 £52,500 +16.67% 11
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, 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 1,799 (36.89%) CISSP
2 1,701 (34.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,458 (29.90%) Finance
4 1,371 (28.12%) Cybersecurity
5 1,266 (25.96%) CISM
6 1,070 (21.94%) Management Information System
7 1,039 (21.31%) Risk Management
8 974 (19.98%) Firewall
9 891 (18.27%) Degree
10 808 (16.57%) GDPR
11 787 (16.14%) Data Protection
12 781 (16.02%) CISA
13 759 (15.57%) SIEM
14 739 (15.16%) PCI DSS
15 724 (14.85%) Windows
16 667 (13.68%) ITIL
17 605 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
18 596 (12.22%) Penetration Testing
19 566 (11.61%) Microsoft
20 545 (11.18%) Security Architecture
21 540 (11.07%) Linux
22 532 (10.91%) Security Operations
23 527 (10.81%) Network Security
24 483 (9.91%) Security Management
25 472 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
26 464 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
27 436 (8.94%) Legal
28 404 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
29 390 (8.00%) Project Management
30 383 (7.85%) Incident 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 93 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 77 (1.58%) IIS
3 53 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 48 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 36 (0.74%) Apache
6 31 (0.64%) Confluence
7 25 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 22 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (0.45%) WebSphere
9 20 (0.41%) CMS
10 19 (0.39%) Skype for Business
11 18 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.27%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.25%) JBoss
14 12 (0.25%) Sitefinity
15 11 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.10%) Drupal
16 5 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 148 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
3 10 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.10%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.082%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.082%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.062%) assyst
7 3 (0.062%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.062%) Workfront
8 2 (0.041%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.041%) Primavera
8 2 (0.041%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.041%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.021%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.021%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 280 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 266 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
3 200 (4.10%) SaaS
4 167 (3.42%) Office 365
5 145 (2.97%) IaaS
6 132 (2.71%) PaaS
7 63 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (0.76%) OneDrive
9 27 (0.55%) GitHub
10 23 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.27%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 9 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.18%) Slack
14 8 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
15 7 (0.14%) G Suite
16 6 (0.12%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.10%) Akamai
17 5 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 974 (19.98%) Firewall
2 527 (10.81%) Network Security
3 258 (5.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 251 (5.15%) TCP/IP
5 159 (3.26%) VPN
6 149 (3.06%) Internet
7 137 (2.81%) WAN
8 117 (2.40%) LAN
9 110 (2.26%) DNS
10 89 (1.83%) SAN
11 74 (1.52%) Wireless
12 70 (1.44%) DHCP
13 68 (1.39%) HTTP
14 64 (1.31%) SSL
15 39 (0.80%) MPLS
16 33 (0.68%) SMTP
17 32 (0.66%) SNMP
18 27 (0.55%) Sourcefire
18 27 (0.55%) Wireshark
19 26 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (2.17%) Big Data
2 103 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 47 (0.96%) MySQL
4 39 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 36 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 29 (0.59%) MongoDB
7 23 (0.47%) RDBMS
8 21 (0.43%) Blockchain
8 21 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (0.37%) Oracle Database
10 17 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (0.35%) GIS
11 16 (0.33%) Cosmos DB
12 13 (0.27%) NoSQL
12 13 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.23%) Redis
14 9 (0.18%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 81 (1.66%) JIRA
2 74 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 67 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 51 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 31 (0.64%) Maven
7 30 (0.62%) MSBuild
8 28 (0.57%) Burp Suite
9 25 (0.51%) Metasploit
9 25 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 23 (0.47%) Selenium
11 20 (0.41%) Visual Studio
12 17 (0.35%) Gradle
13 14 (0.29%) Bitbucket
13 14 (0.29%) Subversion
14 13 (0.27%) NUnit
14 13 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (0.25%) AppScan
16 10 (0.21%) Ant
16 10 (0.21%) CA Release Automation
General
1 1,458 (29.90%) Finance
2 436 (8.94%) Legal
3 325 (6.67%) Banking
4 257 (5.27%) Retail
5 199 (4.08%) Law
6 129 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 123 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 102 (2.09%) Marketing
9 76 (1.56%) Games
10 52 (1.07%) Military
10 52 (1.07%) Retail Banking
11 42 (0.86%) Advertising
12 37 (0.76%) Financial Institution
13 33 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 33 (0.68%) Publishing
14 21 (0.43%) Back Office
15 12 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.21%) Electronics
16 10 (0.21%) Front Office
17 9 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1,014 (20.80%) Analyst
2 789 (16.18%) Security Manager
3 787 (16.14%) Security Analyst
4 495 (10.15%) Information Security Manager
5 488 (10.01%) Consultant
5 488 (10.01%) Information Manager
6 421 (8.63%) Architect
7 372 (7.63%) Information Analyst
8 367 (7.53%) Security Consultant
9 364 (7.47%) Information Security Analyst
10 296 (6.07%) Security Engineer
11 249 (5.11%) Security Architect
12 240 (4.92%) Security Officer
13 212 (4.35%) IT Manager
14 190 (3.90%) Information Security Officer
15 177 (3.63%) Information Security Consultant
16 175 (3.59%) Information Officer
17 151 (3.10%) Security Specialist
18 143 (2.93%) Risk Manager
19 141 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (3.10%) .NET
2 120 (2.46%) Middleware
3 82 (1.68%) Web Services
4 69 (1.42%) RESTful
5 54 (1.11%) HTML
6 53 (1.09%) Node.js
7 51 (1.05%) AngularJS
8 49 (1.00%) CSS
9 47 (0.96%) Spring
10 46 (0.94%) .NET Framework
11 41 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
11 41 (0.84%) LDAP
12 30 (0.62%) Natural Language Processing
12 30 (0.62%) React
13 28 (0.57%) Hibernate
14 27 (0.55%) SailPoint
15 25 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
16 23 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
16 23 (0.47%) REST
17 21 (0.43%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 1,070 (21.94%) Management Information System
2 472 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 379 (7.77%) Computer Science
4 226 (4.63%) Cyberthreat
4 226 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 226 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
5 219 (4.49%) Data Protection Act
6 143 (2.93%) Security Operations Centre
7 100 (2.05%) Fintech
8 80 (1.64%) PKI
9 72 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 71 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 61 (1.25%) Cyberattack
12 60 (1.23%) CESG
13 58 (1.19%) NHS
14 51 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
15 49 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
16 45 (0.92%) User Experience
17 44 (0.90%) Mainframe
18 42 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 724 (14.85%) Windows
2 540 (11.07%) Linux
3 277 (5.68%) Unix
4 229 (4.70%) Windows Server
5 66 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 60 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (1.17%) Android
9 54 (1.11%) Mac OS X
10 38 (0.78%) Windows 7
11 37 (0.76%) Windows 10
12 31 (0.64%) Kali Linux
13 25 (0.51%) AIX
14 24 (0.49%) Solaris
15 19 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (0.31%) CentOS
16 15 (0.31%) Windows 8
17 13 (0.27%) VMS
18 11 (0.23%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,371 (28.12%) Cybersecurity
2 1,039 (21.31%) Risk Management
3 787 (16.14%) Data Protection
4 759 (15.57%) SIEM
5 667 (13.68%) ITIL
6 605 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
7 596 (12.22%) Penetration Testing
8 545 (11.18%) Security Architecture
9 532 (10.91%) Security Operations
10 483 (9.91%) Security Management
11 464 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
12 404 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
13 390 (8.00%) Project Management
14 383 (7.85%) Incident Management
15 369 (7.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 366 (7.51%) Information Security Management
17 358 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
18 305 (6.26%) ISMS
19 299 (6.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 298 (6.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 228 (4.68%) Java
2 211 (4.33%) Python
3 207 (4.25%) C
4 202 (4.14%) SQL
5 173 (3.55%) C#
6 138 (2.83%) PowerShell
7 121 (2.48%) JavaScript
8 116 (2.38%) Ruby
9 95 (1.95%) Bash Shell
10 92 (1.89%) Perl
11 74 (1.52%) C++
12 44 (0.90%) PHP
13 36 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 36 (0.74%) VB.NET
14 30 (0.62%) T-SQL
15 26 (0.53%) Korn
16 24 (0.49%) Bourne shell
16 24 (0.49%) Java 8
17 20 (0.41%) VB
18 17 (0.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,799 (36.89%) CISSP
2 1,266 (25.96%) CISM
3 891 (18.27%) Degree
4 781 (16.02%) CISA
5 354 (7.26%) Security Cleared
6 280 (5.74%) CEH
7 257 (5.27%) GIAC
8 232 (4.76%) SANS
9 231 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
10 189 (3.88%) SC Cleared
11 187 (3.84%) CRISC
12 156 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
13 139 (2.85%) SSCP
14 131 (2.69%) CCNA
14 131 (2.69%) GCIH
15 120 (2.46%) OSCP
16 112 (2.30%) DV Cleared
17 106 (2.17%) CREST Certified
18 95 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
19 87 (1.78%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,701 (34.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 808 (16.57%) GDPR
3 739 (15.16%) PCI DSS
4 303 (6.21%) COBIT
5 216 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 196 (4.02%) Cyber Essentials
7 120 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 97 (1.99%) QA
9 79 (1.62%) ISO 9001
10 71 (1.46%) SLA
11 58 (1.19%) ISO 22301
12 52 (1.07%) ISAE 3402
13 36 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 35 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 33 (0.68%) GPG13
16 32 (0.66%) PMO
17 31 (0.64%) ISO 31000
18 29 (0.59%) RMADS
19 27 (0.55%) SSAE 16
20 26 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 271 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 151 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (1.83%) Docker
4 69 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 60 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (0.92%) Snort
7 34 (0.70%) vSphere
8 19 (0.39%) HDFS
9 16 (0.33%) Firmware
10 14 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.12%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.10%) iptables
13 5 (0.10%) XenApp
14 3 (0.062%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.062%) LXC
14 3 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.041%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 2 (0.041%) vCloud
15 2 (0.041%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 126 (2.58%) Nessus
2 62 (1.27%) QRadar
3 61 (1.25%) CSIRT
4 55 (1.13%) Puppet
5 52 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
6 51 (1.05%) SCCM
7 50 (1.03%) Ansible
8 45 (0.92%) Kubernetes
9 44 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 34 (0.70%) Terraform
11 33 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 33 (0.68%) RSA enVision
12 28 (0.57%) CASB
13 26 (0.53%) Core Impact
13 26 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 22 (0.45%) SCOM
15 21 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
16 20 (0.41%) RSA Security Analytics
17 17 (0.35%) FortiGate
17 17 (0.35%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 566 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 209 (4.29%) VMware
3 206 (4.22%) Cisco
4 130 (2.67%) Oracle
5 113 (2.32%) Splunk
6 101 (2.07%) CheckPoint
7 81 (1.66%) Qualys
8 67 (1.37%) Palo Alto
9 59 (1.21%) Citrix
10 57 (1.17%) Apple
11 55 (1.13%) Capita
11 55 (1.13%) IBM
11 55 (1.13%) McAfee
11 55 (1.13%) Sophos
11 55 (1.13%) Symantec
12 53 (1.09%) ArcSight
12 53 (1.09%) SAP
13 51 (1.05%) LogRhythm
14 43 (0.88%) Google
14 43 (0.88%) Red Hat