Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 100 132
Rank change year-on-year -11 +32 +37
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4,686 4,822 4,901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.89% 2.88% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 3.22% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,488 3,815 3,956
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 145,616 149,673 174,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.83% 89.55% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 117,972 124,658 146,059
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -10 2,332 £65,000 - 238
South East +15 858 £55,000 - 107
North of England +6 720 £50,000 - 89
North West +5 398 £53,000 +3.41% 53
Yorkshire +11 287 £47,500 -5.00% 25
Midlands -49 251 £50,000 - 53
East of England +26 250 £55,000 +22.22% 51
South West -15 249 £47,500 -9.52% 30
West Midlands -49 187 £50,000 +4.17% 32
East Midlands +6 67 £47,500 -5.00% 21
North East -6 35 £48,500 +7.78% 11
South Coast - 1 £95,000 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 1,746 (37.26%) CISSP
2 1,715 (36.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,401 (29.90%) Finance
4 1,400 (29.88%) Cybersecurity
5 1,242 (26.50%) CISM
6 998 (21.30%) Risk Management
7 984 (21.00%) Management Information System
8 950 (20.27%) Firewall
9 916 (19.55%) Data Protection
10 840 (17.93%) Degree
11 809 (17.26%) SIEM
12 755 (16.11%) PCI DSS
13 720 (15.36%) Penetration Testing
14 697 (14.87%) CISA
15 694 (14.81%) Windows
16 675 (14.40%) ITIL
17 672 (14.34%) GDPR
18 654 (13.96%) Agile Software Development
19 619 (13.21%) Linux
20 544 (11.61%) Microsoft
21 542 (11.57%) Security Operations
22 516 (11.01%) Security Architecture
23 511 (10.90%) Network Security
24 478 (10.20%) Security Management
25 461 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
26 450 (9.60%) Project Management
27 438 (9.35%) Legal
28 431 (9.20%) Vulnerability Management
29 416 (8.88%) Computer Science
30 390 (8.32%) 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 95 (2.03%) SharePoint
2 78 (1.66%) IIS
3 72 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 61 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 39 (0.83%) Apache
6 28 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (0.49%) Confluence
7 23 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.38%) SAS
9 18 (0.38%) Skype for Business
10 15 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (0.23%) JBoss
13 10 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.19%) CMS
15 4 (0.085%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.085%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.085%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 134 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.043%) SPSS
8 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 42 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.11%) Magento
4 5 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.085%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.085%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.064%) assyst
6 3 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.064%) Workfront
7 2 (0.043%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.043%) Primavera
7 2 (0.043%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.021%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.021%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.021%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.021%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.021%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 262 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 220 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 183 (3.91%) SaaS
4 138 (2.94%) Office 365
5 134 (2.86%) IaaS
6 98 (2.09%) PaaS
7 49 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 44 (0.94%) OneDrive
9 14 (0.30%) Mimecast
10 12 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (0.26%) Cloudflare
11 8 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.13%) G Suite
12 6 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.11%) SoftLayer
13 5 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.085%) Akamai
14 4 (0.085%) GitHub
14 4 (0.085%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.064%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 950 (20.27%) Firewall
2 511 (10.90%) Network Security
3 323 (6.89%) TCP/IP
4 201 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 166 (3.54%) Internet
6 150 (3.20%) WAN
7 149 (3.18%) VPN
8 125 (2.67%) LAN
9 118 (2.52%) DNS
10 93 (1.98%) SAN
11 73 (1.56%) HTTP
12 72 (1.54%) Wireless
13 63 (1.34%) DHCP
14 59 (1.26%) SMTP
15 52 (1.11%) SSL
16 48 (1.02%) Wireshark
17 46 (0.98%) VoIP
18 45 (0.96%) VLAN
19 41 (0.87%) MPLS
20 39 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 76 (1.62%) MySQL
3 65 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (1.11%) Big Data
5 43 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 42 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 31 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 30 (0.64%) MongoDB
9 21 (0.45%) GIS
9 21 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 21 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.41%) Redis
12 16 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (0.32%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.26%) Blockchain
16 11 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.23%) HBase
Development Applications
1 48 (1.02%) Metasploit
2 47 (1.00%) JIRA
3 46 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 35 (0.75%) Burp Suite
5 31 (0.66%) Maven
6 30 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 29 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (0.58%) Selenium
9 20 (0.43%) Gradle
10 16 (0.34%) AppScan
10 16 (0.34%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.30%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (0.28%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.21%) JUnit
13 10 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (0.21%) Subversion
14 9 (0.19%) Bower
14 9 (0.19%) Mockito
General
1 1,401 (29.90%) Finance
2 438 (9.35%) Legal
3 389 (8.30%) Banking
4 242 (5.16%) Law
5 207 (4.42%) Retail
6 157 (3.35%) Investment Banking
7 130 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 122 (2.60%) Marketing
9 60 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 59 (1.26%) Retail Banking
11 43 (0.92%) Military
12 41 (0.87%) Games
13 39 (0.83%) Electronics
14 37 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 29 (0.62%) Advertising
16 20 (0.43%) Front Office
17 15 (0.32%) Publishing
18 12 (0.26%) Automotive
19 10 (0.21%) Local Government
20 9 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,078 (23.00%) Analyst
2 810 (17.29%) Security Analyst
3 654 (13.96%) Security Manager
4 568 (12.12%) Consultant
5 444 (9.48%) Security Consultant
6 420 (8.96%) Information Manager
7 414 (8.83%) Information Security Manager
8 387 (8.26%) Information Analyst
9 381 (8.13%) Information Security Analyst
10 370 (7.90%) Architect
11 262 (5.59%) Security Engineer
12 250 (5.34%) Security Officer
13 215 (4.59%) Information Security Officer
14 213 (4.55%) IT Manager
15 201 (4.29%) Information Officer
16 188 (4.01%) Security Architect
17 182 (3.88%) Security Specialist
18 168 (3.59%) IT Analyst
19 164 (3.50%) Information Security Consultant
20 148 (3.16%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (3.18%) .NET
2 97 (2.07%) Middleware
3 80 (1.71%) Natural Language Processing
4 76 (1.62%) Web Services
5 68 (1.45%) HTML
6 49 (1.05%) LDAP
7 43 (0.92%) AngularJS
8 38 (0.81%) Node.js
9 36 (0.77%) REST
10 32 (0.68%) CSS
11 28 (0.60%) Hibernate
12 27 (0.58%) RESTful
12 27 (0.58%) XML
13 26 (0.55%) React
14 24 (0.51%) OAuth
14 24 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
14 24 (0.51%) SAML
14 24 (0.51%) Spring
15 23 (0.49%) SOAP
16 22 (0.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 984 (21.00%) Management Information System
2 461 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 416 (8.88%) Computer Science
4 297 (6.34%) Data Protection Act
5 288 (6.15%) Cyberthreat
6 205 (4.37%) Data Centre
7 149 (3.18%) Security Operations Centre
8 89 (1.90%) CESG
9 79 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 68 (1.45%) Fintech
11 64 (1.37%) Cyberattack
12 62 (1.32%) PKI
13 60 (1.28%) Mobile App
14 56 (1.20%) Algorithms
15 51 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
15 51 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
16 48 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
17 47 (1.00%) NHS
17 47 (1.00%) User Experience
18 40 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 694 (14.81%) Windows
2 619 (13.21%) Linux
3 305 (6.51%) Unix
4 224 (4.78%) Windows Server
5 87 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 66 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (1.32%) Android
8 56 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (0.94%) Windows 7
10 38 (0.81%) Kali Linux
10 38 (0.81%) Mac OS X
11 28 (0.60%) Solaris
12 25 (0.53%) Windows 10
13 23 (0.49%) CentOS
14 18 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (0.36%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.32%) VMS
17 13 (0.28%) AIX
17 13 (0.28%) Debian
18 11 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,400 (29.88%) Cybersecurity
2 998 (21.30%) Risk Management
3 916 (19.55%) Data Protection
4 809 (17.26%) SIEM
5 720 (15.36%) Penetration Testing
6 675 (14.40%) ITIL
7 654 (13.96%) Agile Software Development
8 542 (11.57%) Security Operations
9 516 (11.01%) Security Architecture
10 478 (10.20%) Security Management
11 450 (9.60%) Project Management
12 431 (9.20%) Vulnerability Management
13 390 (8.32%) Information Security Management
14 379 (8.09%) Incident Management
15 365 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
16 363 (7.75%) ISMS
17 343 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
18 339 (7.23%) Risk Assessment
19 290 (6.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 283 (6.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 233 (4.97%) Python
2 227 (4.84%) SQL
3 203 (4.33%) Java
4 189 (4.03%) C
5 170 (3.63%) C#
6 134 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 126 (2.69%) JavaScript
8 124 (2.65%) Ruby
9 105 (2.24%) Bash Shell
10 101 (2.16%) Perl
11 58 (1.24%) C++
12 49 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 40 (0.85%) Korn
14 38 (0.81%) Bourne shell
14 38 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 34 (0.73%) PHP
16 22 (0.47%) Go
17 18 (0.38%) VB
18 13 (0.28%) Objective-C
18 13 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,746 (37.26%) CISSP
2 1,242 (26.50%) CISM
3 840 (17.93%) Degree
4 697 (14.87%) CISA
5 334 (7.13%) Security Cleared
6 323 (6.89%) GIAC
7 283 (6.04%) CEH
8 219 (4.67%) CRISC
9 203 (4.33%) SANS
10 191 (4.08%) SC Cleared
11 178 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
12 174 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 140 (2.99%) GCIH
14 133 (2.84%) CREST Certified
15 128 (2.73%) SSCP
16 113 (2.41%) CCNA
17 108 (2.30%) DV Cleared
18 98 (2.09%) OSCP
19 94 (2.01%) CESG Certified Professional
20 93 (1.98%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,715 (36.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 755 (16.11%) PCI DSS
3 672 (14.34%) GDPR
4 260 (5.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 248 (5.29%) COBIT
6 162 (3.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 140 (2.99%) QA
8 96 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 75 (1.60%) SLA
10 70 (1.49%) ISO 9001
11 63 (1.34%) ISO 22301
12 54 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 42 (0.90%) RMADS
14 41 (0.87%) PMO
15 36 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 35 (0.75%) GPG13
17 34 (0.73%) NIST 800
18 33 (0.70%) Data Quality
19 28 (0.60%) ISO 31000
20 25 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 325 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 165 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (1.94%) Docker
4 88 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
5 80 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 46 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (0.96%) Snort
8 38 (0.81%) vSphere
9 12 (0.26%) Firmware
9 12 (0.26%) HDFS
10 10 (0.21%) iptables
11 8 (0.17%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.17%) XenApp
12 7 (0.15%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.085%) GlusterFS
14 4 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.085%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 157 (3.35%) Nessus
2 77 (1.64%) QRadar
3 74 (1.58%) Kubernetes
4 73 (1.56%) CSIRT
5 50 (1.07%) SCCM
6 45 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
7 42 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 39 (0.83%) Ansible
9 36 (0.77%) Puppet
10 31 (0.66%) RSA enVision
11 30 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
12 29 (0.62%) Core Impact
12 29 (0.62%) vCenter Server
13 25 (0.53%) Terraform
14 22 (0.47%) SCOM
15 21 (0.45%) Nmap
15 21 (0.45%) RSA Security Analytics
16 20 (0.43%) Nagios
16 20 (0.43%) OpenVAS
17 13 (0.28%) Suricata
Vendors
1 544 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 242 (5.16%) Cisco
3 232 (4.95%) VMware
4 140 (2.99%) Oracle
5 104 (2.22%) Splunk
6 98 (2.09%) CheckPoint
7 94 (2.01%) Palo Alto
8 90 (1.92%) McAfee
9 77 (1.64%) Qualys
10 68 (1.45%) SAP
11 64 (1.37%) Symantec
12 60 (1.28%) CyberArk
13 58 (1.24%) Apple
14 53 (1.13%) ArcSight
15 52 (1.11%) LogRhythm
16 51 (1.09%) Juniper
17 50 (1.07%) Citrix
18 48 (1.02%) IBM
19 46 (0.98%) F5
20 44 (0.94%) Google