Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 109 99
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10 +35
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 5,262 4,953 5,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.55% 2.94% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 3.20% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,702 3,712 4,168
England median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,000 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +9.09%

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 135,998 154,654 159,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.63% 91.90% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 108,808 123,799 133,287
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -2 2,224 £67,500 +3.85% 268
North of England +43 971 £50,000 - 113
South East +25 921 £60,000 +9.09% 112
North West +48 642 £55,000 +5.26% 61
Midlands +80 424 £52,500 +5.00% 65
East of England +78 412 £48,000 -14.29% 38
West Midlands +56 303 £50,000 - 38
Yorkshire +24 296 £45,000 -2.17% 42
South West +22 285 £48,000 +1.05% 44
East Midlands +61 118 £55,000 +22.22% 27
North East -15 33 £45,000 -14.29% 10
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,873 (35.59%) CISSP
2 1,841 (34.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,715 (32.59%) Cybersecurity
4 1,378 (26.19%) Management Information System
5 1,200 (22.81%) Finance
6 1,131 (21.49%) Risk Management
7 1,083 (20.58%) CISM
8 1,055 (20.05%) Windows
9 974 (18.51%) SIEM
10 921 (17.50%) Degree
11 905 (17.20%) Firewall
12 893 (16.97%) Linux
13 851 (16.17%) GDPR
14 845 (16.06%) Data Protection
15 813 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
15 813 (15.45%) Microsoft
16 751 (14.27%) ITIL
17 740 (14.06%) PCI DSS
18 701 (13.32%) Penetration Testing
19 654 (12.43%) Vulnerability Management
20 643 (12.22%) Security Operations
21 640 (12.16%) Security Management
22 634 (12.05%) CISA
23 596 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
24 574 (10.91%) Network Security
25 539 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
26 535 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
27 530 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
28 490 (9.31%) Legal
29 487 (9.26%) 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 73 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 66 (1.25%) IIS
3 49 (0.93%) Apache
4 41 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 35 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 31 (0.59%) Confluence
7 29 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 20 (0.38%) Skype for Business
9 19 (0.36%) CMS
10 10 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.17%) nginx
12 8 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.13%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.095%) Apache Airflow
15 5 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.095%) Luigi
15 5 (0.095%) SAS
15 5 (0.095%) Tornado
Applications
1 178 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 131 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 86 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 56 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.057%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.057%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.019%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.019%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 47 (0.89%) thinkFolio
2 41 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 36 (0.68%) Temenos T24
4 7 (0.13%) SAP GRC
5 6 (0.11%) assyst
5 6 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.095%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.095%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.095%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.095%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.095%) SAP R/3
6 5 (0.095%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.095%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.076%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.076%) Relativity
8 3 (0.057%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.019%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.019%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 539 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 484 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 217 (4.12%) Office 365
4 172 (3.27%) SaaS
5 115 (2.19%) PaaS
6 102 (1.94%) IaaS
7 70 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 40 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 39 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (0.53%) GitHub
11 19 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (0.30%) G Suite
13 14 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
15 11 (0.21%) Mimecast
16 7 (0.13%) Serverless
17 6 (0.11%) OneDrive
18 4 (0.076%) Akamai
18 4 (0.076%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 905 (17.20%) Firewall
2 574 (10.91%) Network Security
3 325 (6.18%) TCP/IP
4 289 (5.49%) Intrusion Detection
5 247 (4.69%) LAN
6 234 (4.45%) WAN
7 193 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
8 185 (3.52%) Internet
9 176 (3.34%) VPN
10 167 (3.17%) DNS
11 95 (1.81%) Wireshark
12 85 (1.62%) Wireless
13 77 (1.46%) DHCP
14 68 (1.29%) HTTP
15 66 (1.25%) SAN
16 54 (1.03%) VoIP
17 50 (0.95%) SSL
18 47 (0.89%) IPsec
19 46 (0.87%) SNMP
19 46 (0.87%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (3.90%) Big Data
2 185 (3.52%) SQL Server
3 87 (1.65%) Hadoop
4 85 (1.62%) MySQL
5 63 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 49 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 45 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 43 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (0.72%) Power BI
10 31 (0.59%) MongoDB
11 27 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (0.32%) GIS
13 17 (0.32%) Redis
14 16 (0.30%) Blockchain
15 15 (0.29%) DB2
15 15 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
15 15 (0.29%) SAP HANA
15 15 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.25%) HBase
Development Applications
1 84 (1.60%) JIRA
2 59 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 50 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 27 (0.51%) Metasploit
5 24 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (0.44%) Selenium
7 20 (0.38%) Burp Suite
8 19 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 18 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (0.29%) Visual Studio
12 14 (0.27%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.19%) Hudson
14 9 (0.17%) HP UFT
15 8 (0.15%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.15%) GitLab
15 8 (0.15%) MSTest
15 8 (0.15%) NUnit
16 7 (0.13%) AppScan
17 5 (0.095%) Subversion
General
1 1,200 (22.81%) Finance
2 490 (9.31%) Legal
3 425 (8.08%) Banking
4 303 (5.76%) Retail
5 159 (3.02%) Law
5 159 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 121 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 98 (1.86%) Marketing
8 92 (1.75%) Games
9 83 (1.58%) Electronics
10 67 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 54 (1.03%) Military
12 41 (0.78%) Back Office
13 34 (0.65%) Local Government
14 27 (0.51%) Publishing
15 26 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.42%) Billing
17 20 (0.38%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.32%) Advertising
19 12 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,254 (23.83%) Analyst
2 854 (16.23%) Security Analyst
3 758 (14.41%) Security Manager
4 510 (9.69%) Information Security Manager
5 506 (9.62%) Information Manager
6 441 (8.38%) Architect
6 441 (8.38%) Security Engineer
7 435 (8.27%) Consultant
8 406 (7.72%) Information Analyst
9 393 (7.47%) Information Security Analyst
10 302 (5.74%) Security Consultant
11 279 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
12 261 (4.96%) Security Architect
13 242 (4.60%) IT Analyst
14 233 (4.43%) Senior Security Analyst
15 215 (4.09%) Security Officer
16 205 (3.90%) IT Security Analyst
17 183 (3.48%) IT Manager
18 163 (3.10%) Developer
19 158 (3.00%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (3.06%) .NET
2 86 (1.63%) HTML
3 84 (1.60%) REST
4 78 (1.48%) AngularJS
5 76 (1.44%) Web Services
6 70 (1.33%) SailPoint
7 65 (1.24%) React
8 51 (0.97%) jQuery
9 45 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
10 38 (0.72%) CSS
11 37 (0.70%) ASP.NET
11 37 (0.70%) OAuth
12 36 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 36 (0.68%) Middleware
12 36 (0.68%) Vue.js
13 33 (0.63%) .NET Framework
14 32 (0.61%) HTML5
15 31 (0.59%) J2EE
16 29 (0.55%) LDAP
17 26 (0.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,378 (26.19%) Management Information System
2 596 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
3 279 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
4 241 (4.58%) Data Protection Act
5 222 (4.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 207 (3.93%) Data Centre
7 182 (3.46%) Cyberthreat
8 169 (3.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 120 (2.28%) PKI
10 103 (1.96%) Mobile App
11 93 (1.77%) Fintech
12 89 (1.69%) User Experience
13 82 (1.56%) CESG
14 63 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 61 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
16 56 (1.06%) Cyberattack
16 56 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
17 52 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 51 (0.97%) NHS
19 48 (0.91%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1,055 (20.05%) Windows
2 893 (16.97%) Linux
3 233 (4.43%) Unix
4 217 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 81 (1.54%) Mac OS X
6 79 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 77 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 65 (1.24%) Android
9 61 (1.16%) Windows 10
10 59 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (0.80%) CentOS
12 23 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (0.38%) Kali Linux
13 20 (0.38%) Solaris
14 19 (0.36%) AIX
15 14 (0.27%) Debian
16 12 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,715 (32.59%) Cybersecurity
2 1,131 (21.49%) Risk Management
3 974 (18.51%) SIEM
4 845 (16.06%) Data Protection
5 813 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
6 751 (14.27%) ITIL
7 701 (13.32%) Penetration Testing
8 654 (12.43%) Vulnerability Management
9 643 (12.22%) Security Operations
10 640 (12.16%) Security Management
11 535 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
12 530 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
13 487 (9.26%) Security Architecture
14 482 (9.16%) Incident Management
15 417 (7.92%) Information Security Management
16 396 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
17 365 (6.94%) Computer Science
18 361 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
18 361 (6.86%) ISMS
19 341 (6.48%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 423 (8.04%) SQL
2 309 (5.87%) Python
3 258 (4.90%) Java
4 204 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 162 (3.08%) C#
6 128 (2.43%) JavaScript
7 126 (2.39%) C
8 119 (2.26%) Perl
9 67 (1.27%) Ruby
10 59 (1.12%) C++
11 57 (1.08%) Bash Shell
12 55 (1.05%) PHP
13 31 (0.59%) BeanShell
14 28 (0.53%) Shell Script
15 24 (0.46%) Go
16 23 (0.44%) Apple Swift
17 21 (0.40%) Objective-C
18 20 (0.38%) VBScript
19 16 (0.30%) Scala
20 15 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,873 (35.59%) CISSP
2 1,083 (20.58%) CISM
3 921 (17.50%) Degree
4 634 (12.05%) CISA
5 361 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
6 357 (6.78%) CEH
7 327 (6.21%) Security Cleared
8 324 (6.16%) SANS
9 228 (4.33%) CRISC
10 224 (4.26%) GIAC
11 208 (3.95%) CREST Certified
12 198 (3.76%) SSCP
13 190 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
14 186 (3.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 156 (2.96%) SC Cleared
16 149 (2.83%) CISMP
17 140 (2.66%) CCNA
18 129 (2.45%) CompTIA Security+
19 118 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
20 109 (2.07%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,841 (34.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 851 (16.17%) GDPR
3 740 (14.06%) PCI DSS
4 245 (4.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 242 (4.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 232 (4.41%) COBIT
7 209 (3.97%) QA
8 155 (2.95%) SLA
9 105 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 61 (1.16%) Data Quality
11 53 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 48 (0.91%) ISO 9001
13 45 (0.86%) PMO
14 42 (0.80%) ISO 22301
15 41 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 31 (0.59%) MiFID
17 30 (0.57%) NIST 800
18 28 (0.53%) HIPAA
19 25 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 23 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 421 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 215 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (1.86%) Docker
4 81 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 61 (1.16%) Snort
6 34 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (0.27%) Firmware
10 10 (0.19%) iptables
11 9 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.15%) vSphere
13 7 (0.13%) KVM
13 7 (0.13%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.11%) RACF
14 6 (0.11%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.11%) XenApp
15 5 (0.095%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 102 (1.94%) Nessus
2 97 (1.84%) SCCM
3 70 (1.33%) Terraform
4 64 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 55 (1.05%) Stealthwatch
6 50 (0.95%) Puppet
7 47 (0.89%) RSA Security Analytics
8 46 (0.87%) Ansible
9 40 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 37 (0.70%) CSIRT
10 37 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
10 37 (0.70%) QRadar
11 35 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
12 34 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
12 34 (0.65%) WSUS
13 29 (0.55%) OSSEC
14 27 (0.51%) Nmap
15 22 (0.42%) IBM BigFix
16 21 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 813 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 353 (6.71%) Cisco
3 318 (6.04%) VMware
4 208 (3.95%) Splunk
5 173 (3.29%) Oracle
6 155 (2.95%) Symantec
7 148 (2.81%) CheckPoint
8 123 (2.34%) Qualys
9 111 (2.11%) Citrix
10 100 (1.90%) Google
11 97 (1.84%) Palo Alto
12 86 (1.63%) SAP
13 84 (1.60%) McAfee
14 69 (1.31%) LogRhythm
15 59 (1.12%) Red Hat
16 54 (1.03%) CyberArk
17 53 (1.01%) ServiceNow
18 52 (0.99%) SolarWinds
19 50 (0.95%) Apple
20 48 (0.91%) Charles River