Period
to 18 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 90 83
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7 +30
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1,823 3,793 5,166
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.23% 3.27% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 3.55% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,502 2,958 3,675
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -

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 52,227 106,829 129,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.43% 92.12% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 42,716 86,226 104,851
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 18 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +6 753 £70,000 +3.70% 105
South East -3 406 £52,500 -12.50% 61
North of England +15 269 £55,000 +7.32% 81
Midlands -24 194 £52,500 +0.16% 40
North West +43 165 £55,000 +10.00% 43
West Midlands -29 150 £55,000 +10.00% 25
South West -5 111 £50,000 +6.38% 18
Yorkshire -15 89 £50,000 -9.09% 27
East of England -11 61 £52,500 -4.55% 22
East Midlands +31 47 £43,500 -20.91% 14
North East +12 17 £47,500 +13.10% 11
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 639 (35.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 633 (34.72%) Cybersecurity
3 587 (32.20%) Management Information System
4 563 (30.88%) CISSP
5 411 (22.55%) Azure
6 365 (20.02%) Finance
7 356 (19.53%) GDPR
8 352 (19.31%) Firewall
9 350 (19.20%) CISM
10 324 (17.77%) Risk Management
11 306 (16.79%) Microsoft
12 294 (16.13%) NIST
13 276 (15.14%) AWS
14 271 (14.87%) Windows
15 257 (14.10%) Data Protection
16 250 (13.71%) Degree
17 246 (13.49%) SIEM
18 233 (12.78%) Security Management
19 227 (12.45%) Security Operations
20 218 (11.96%) Legal
21 217 (11.90%) Security Architecture
22 216 (11.85%) Project Management
23 213 (11.68%) ITIL
24 206 (11.30%) Linux
25 195 (10.70%) Identity Access Management
26 185 (10.15%) Active Directory
26 185 (10.15%) Penetration Testing
27 172 (9.43%) DevOps
28 170 (9.33%) Law
28 170 (9.33%) Analytical Skills

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 26 (1.43%) Apache
2 18 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 10 (0.55%) IIS
5 7 (0.38%) Confluence
5 7 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.16%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.11%) Camunda
8 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.11%) TPMS
8 2 (0.11%) WordPress
9 1 (0.055%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.055%) JBoss
9 1 (0.055%) nginx
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.055%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.055%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.055%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.66%) Sentinel
2 9 (0.49%) Infor M3
3 5 (0.27%) Actimize
3 5 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.16%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.055%) Magento
6 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.055%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.055%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 411 (22.55%) Azure
2 276 (15.14%) AWS
3 141 (7.73%) Office 365
4 127 (6.97%) SaaS
5 89 (4.88%) IaaS
6 71 (3.89%) GCP
7 68 (3.73%) PaaS
8 42 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 42 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
9 40 (2.19%) Serverless
10 39 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
11 29 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
13 24 (1.32%) Amazon S3
14 23 (1.26%) Mimecast
15 18 (0.99%) Power Platform
16 16 (0.88%) BPaaS
17 12 (0.66%) Amazon EKS
18 11 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 9 (0.49%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 352 (19.31%) Firewall
2 146 (8.01%) Intrusion Detection
3 126 (6.91%) Network Security
4 81 (4.44%) WAN
5 80 (4.39%) LAN
6 77 (4.22%) TCP/IP
7 68 (3.73%) VPN
8 64 (3.51%) DNS
9 42 (2.30%) Internet
10 34 (1.87%) DHCP
11 32 (1.76%) Wireless
12 24 (1.32%) HTTP
12 24 (1.32%) SAN
13 23 (1.26%) SSL
14 21 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (1.04%) VoIP
16 16 (0.88%) WAAS
17 15 (0.82%) Cisco ISE
17 15 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.65%) Big Data
3 27 (1.48%) NoSQL
4 25 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 20 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
6 20 (1.10%) MySQL
7 17 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 15 (0.82%) Power BI
9 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (0.44%) MS Access
10 8 (0.44%) Redis
10 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (0.38%) GIS
11 7 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 23 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.93%) JIRA
4 16 (0.88%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.60%) SpecFlow
6 10 (0.55%) NUnit
7 9 (0.49%) GitLab
8 8 (0.44%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.38%) Selenium
9 7 (0.38%) Travis CI
10 6 (0.33%) JUnit
10 6 (0.33%) Maven
11 4 (0.22%) Burp Suite
11 4 (0.22%) Hudson
11 4 (0.22%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.22%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.22%) webpack
12 3 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 365 (20.02%) Finance
2 218 (11.96%) Legal
3 170 (9.33%) Law
4 146 (8.01%) Manufacturing
5 126 (6.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 113 (6.20%) Banking
7 61 (3.35%) Telecoms
8 53 (2.91%) Public Sector
9 49 (2.69%) Retail
10 30 (1.65%) Marketing
11 28 (1.54%) Aerospace
12 19 (1.04%) Electronics
13 14 (0.77%) Publishing
14 13 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.55%) Automotive
15 10 (0.55%) Military
16 8 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
16 8 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.38%) Investment Banking
18 5 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 315 (17.28%) Analyst
2 216 (11.85%) Security Analyst
3 210 (11.52%) Consultant
4 171 (9.38%) Security Engineer
5 160 (8.78%) Security Manager
6 135 (7.41%) Administrator
7 114 (6.25%) Security Consultant
8 112 (6.14%) Data Administrator
9 106 (5.81%) Information Analyst
9 106 (5.81%) Information Security Analyst
10 104 (5.70%) Architect
11 85 (4.66%) Information Manager
12 84 (4.61%) Information Security Manager
13 79 (4.33%) Security Specialist
14 78 (4.28%) Security Officer
15 76 (4.17%) Security Architect
16 65 (3.57%) IT Analyst
17 60 (3.29%) Information Security Officer
18 58 (3.18%) IT Manager
19 57 (3.13%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (3.95%) SAML
2 68 (3.73%) OAuth
3 63 (3.46%) OpenID
4 54 (2.96%) .NET
5 39 (2.14%) Web Services
6 31 (1.70%) .NET Framework
7 26 (1.43%) HTML
8 19 (1.04%) SailPoint
9 18 (0.99%) React
10 17 (0.93%) LDAP
11 16 (0.88%) jQuery
12 15 (0.82%) ASP.NET
12 15 (0.82%) LAMP
12 15 (0.82%) Middleware
13 14 (0.77%) REST
14 13 (0.71%) Node.js
14 13 (0.71%) SOAP
14 13 (0.71%) YAML
15 12 (0.66%) Kafka
16 11 (0.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 587 (32.20%) Management Information System
2 170 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 139 (7.62%) Cyberthreat
4 58 (3.18%) Data Centre
5 56 (3.07%) Public Cloud
6 48 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
7 46 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
8 39 (2.14%) Security Operations Centre
9 35 (1.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 31 (1.70%) Cyberattack
11 28 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
11 28 (1.54%) PKI
12 27 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (1.04%) Mobile App
14 18 (0.99%) CESG
15 17 (0.93%) Cloud Native
15 17 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 17 (0.93%) FMCG
16 16 (0.88%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 271 (14.87%) Windows
2 206 (11.30%) Linux
3 109 (5.98%) Windows Server
4 75 (4.11%) Unix
5 33 (1.81%) Windows 10
6 25 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (0.82%) CentOS
8 15 (0.82%) Mac OS
9 14 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.60%) Android
12 9 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.38%) Kali Linux
13 7 (0.38%) Solaris
13 7 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.27%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.22%) Check Point GAiA
16 4 (0.22%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (34.72%) Cybersecurity
2 324 (17.77%) Risk Management
3 257 (14.10%) Data Protection
4 246 (13.49%) SIEM
5 233 (12.78%) Security Management
6 227 (12.45%) Security Operations
7 217 (11.90%) Security Architecture
8 216 (11.85%) Project Management
9 213 (11.68%) ITIL
10 195 (10.70%) Identity Access Management
11 185 (10.15%) Penetration Testing
12 172 (9.43%) DevOps
13 167 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
14 162 (8.89%) Information Security Management
15 152 (8.34%) Vulnerability Management
16 148 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
17 133 (7.30%) Data Privacy
18 131 (7.19%) ISMS
19 128 (7.02%) Incident Management
20 124 (6.80%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 152 (8.34%) Python
2 104 (5.70%) PowerShell
3 91 (4.99%) SQL
4 88 (4.83%) Java
5 64 (3.51%) C#
6 46 (2.52%) JavaScript
7 44 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 42 (2.30%) Perl
9 31 (1.70%) C
10 24 (1.32%) C++
11 17 (0.93%) PHP
12 13 (0.71%) Go
12 13 (0.71%) Ruby
13 6 (0.33%) Java 8
13 6 (0.33%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.27%) VB
15 4 (0.22%) R
15 4 (0.22%) VBA
16 2 (0.11%) Lua
17 1 (0.055%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 563 (30.88%) CISSP
2 350 (19.20%) CISM
3 250 (13.71%) Degree
4 162 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
5 143 (7.84%) CISA
6 92 (5.05%) CCNA
7 91 (4.99%) CCNP
8 85 (4.66%) Security Cleared
9 74 (4.06%) CRISC
10 69 (3.78%) CEH
11 61 (3.35%) SC Cleared
12 54 (2.96%) CompTIA Security+
13 51 (2.80%) CESG Certified Professional
14 50 (2.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 41 (2.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 35 (1.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
17 31 (1.70%) SANS
18 30 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
19 28 (1.54%) DV Cleared
20 26 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 639 (35.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 356 (19.53%) GDPR
3 294 (16.13%) NIST
4 145 (7.95%) PCI DSS
5 134 (7.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 99 (5.43%) COBIT
7 63 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 57 (3.13%) SLA
9 49 (2.69%) NCSC
10 40 (2.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 33 (1.81%) QA
12 32 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 29 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 28 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 20 (1.10%) ISO 31000
15 20 (1.10%) ITGC
16 19 (1.04%) RMADS
17 18 (0.99%) HIPAA
18 16 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
19 15 (0.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 185 (10.15%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.36%) Docker
4 20 (1.10%) Firmware
5 15 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.77%) BitLocker
7 9 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.22%) vCloud
10 3 (0.16%) pfSense
10 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.055%) NDS
12 1 (0.055%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.055%) NFS
12 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.055%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.055%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 83 (4.55%) Terraform
2 56 (3.07%) Kubernetes
3 45 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 44 (2.41%) Ansible
5 36 (1.97%) Nessus
6 29 (1.59%) SCCM
7 27 (1.48%) Puppet
8 25 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (1.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 20 (1.10%) CASB
11 18 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (0.77%) CSIRT
12 14 (0.77%) QRadar
13 13 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 7 (0.38%) Consul
16 7 (0.38%) Prometheus
17 6 (0.33%) linkerd
17 6 (0.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 306 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 100 (5.49%) Cisco
3 96 (5.27%) VMware
4 59 (3.24%) CheckPoint
5 58 (3.18%) Google
6 39 (2.14%) Splunk
7 35 (1.92%) McAfee
8 34 (1.87%) ForgeRock
8 34 (1.87%) IBM
9 30 (1.65%) SAP
10 26 (1.43%) Palo Alto
11 24 (1.32%) CyberArk
12 23 (1.26%) Qualys
12 23 (1.26%) Symantec
13 22 (1.21%) FireEye
13 22 (1.21%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.10%) Darktrace
14 20 (1.10%) Sophos
15 19 (1.04%) TOWER Software
16 18 (0.99%) LogRhythm