Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 99 94
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 +18
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1,539 4,002 5,052
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.35% 3.16% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 3.42% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,336 3,014 3,834
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +1.69%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
90th Percentile £103,750 £93,750 £90,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,988 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% -3.35% +2.56%

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 42,431 116,865 141,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.50% 92.24% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 35,257 93,268 113,028
Median annual salary £55,350 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.43% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +30 799 £70,000 - 85
South East -10 245 £56,000 -2.61% 65
North of England +23 206 £52,500 +5.00% 72
Midlands -13 148 £52,500 +5.00% 35
North West +27 112 £55,000 +10.00% 42
West Midlands -18 111 £52,500 +5.00% 28
South West -1 90 £52,500 +16.67% 28
Yorkshire +39 84 £50,000 - 24
East of England -11 43 £65,000 +13.04% 21
East Midlands +54 41 £43,500 -20.91% 7
North East +11 10 £44,500 +2.30% 6
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 591 (38.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 560 (36.39%) CISSP
3 535 (34.76%) Cybersecurity
4 382 (24.82%) Finance
5 366 (23.78%) Management Information System
6 347 (22.55%) Azure
7 325 (21.12%) Firewall
8 313 (20.34%) CISM
9 297 (19.30%) Risk Management
10 288 (18.71%) NIST
11 277 (18.00%) AWS
12 237 (15.40%) Microsoft
13 236 (15.33%) Degree
14 218 (14.17%) SIEM
15 213 (13.84%) GDPR
16 211 (13.71%) Security Operations
17 209 (13.58%) ITIL
18 208 (13.52%) Windows
19 204 (13.26%) Identity Access Management
20 198 (12.87%) Cisco Certification
21 195 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
22 192 (12.48%) Security Management
23 185 (12.02%) Security Architecture
24 165 (10.72%) Penetration Testing
25 158 (10.27%) DevOps
26 153 (9.94%) Linux
27 152 (9.88%) Active Directory
28 145 (9.42%) Vulnerability Management
29 139 (9.03%) Office 365
29 139 (9.03%) 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 27 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.43%) Apache
3 15 (0.97%) IIS
4 10 (0.65%) Confluence
5 8 (0.52%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.065%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.065%) Camunda
10 1 (0.065%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.065%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.065%) nginx
10 1 (0.065%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.065%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.065%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.065%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.065%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (0.78%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.32%) Actimize
3 2 (0.13%) Magento
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.065%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.065%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.065%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 347 (22.55%) Azure
2 277 (18.00%) AWS
3 139 (9.03%) Office 365
4 98 (6.37%) SaaS
5 82 (5.33%) IaaS
6 60 (3.90%) GCP
7 55 (3.57%) PaaS
8 31 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (2.01%) Serverless
9 29 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
10 27 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 27 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (1.43%) Mimecast
12 14 (0.91%) Power Platform
13 13 (0.84%) Heroku
14 7 (0.45%) Slack
14 7 (0.45%) Trello
15 6 (0.39%) Azure Functions
15 6 (0.39%) BPaaS
15 6 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 325 (21.12%) Firewall
2 105 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
3 93 (6.04%) Network Security
4 81 (5.26%) DNS
5 73 (4.74%) VPN
6 69 (4.48%) WAN
7 65 (4.22%) LAN
8 52 (3.38%) TCP/IP
9 46 (2.99%) Internet
10 45 (2.92%) DHCP
11 31 (2.01%) Wireless
12 28 (1.82%) SAN
13 26 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (1.30%) Unified Communications
15 19 (1.23%) BGP
15 19 (1.23%) OSPF
15 19 (1.23%) Wireshark
16 15 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.01%) MySQL
3 24 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 21 (1.36%) NoSQL
5 18 (1.17%) Big Data
6 14 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 12 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.58%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.58%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.58%) Power BI
10 8 (0.52%) Tableau
11 6 (0.39%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.39%) Redis
12 5 (0.32%) GIS
12 5 (0.32%) OLTP
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (1.95%) Git (software)
2 27 (1.75%) JIRA
3 18 (1.17%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.71%) GitLab
5 10 (0.65%) NUnit
5 10 (0.65%) SpecFlow
6 8 (0.52%) Burp Suite
6 8 (0.52%) Metasploit
7 7 (0.45%) Selenium
7 7 (0.45%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.39%) JUnit
8 6 (0.39%) Maven
9 5 (0.32%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.26%) Travis CI
10 4 (0.26%) webpack
11 3 (0.19%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.19%) Hudson
11 3 (0.19%) Subversion
12 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 382 (24.82%) Finance
2 101 (6.56%) Banking
3 97 (6.30%) Legal
4 61 (3.96%) Law
5 48 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.99%) Public Sector
7 26 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.36%) Marketing
8 21 (1.36%) Retail
9 19 (1.23%) Back Office
10 13 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.78%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.71%) Electronics
13 10 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
14 8 (0.52%) Front Office
14 8 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.52%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.45%) Automotive
15 7 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.39%) Police
Job Titles
1 288 (18.71%) Analyst
2 222 (14.42%) Security Analyst
3 191 (12.41%) Consultant
4 147 (9.55%) Security Engineer
5 136 (8.84%) Security Manager
6 114 (7.41%) Information Analyst
7 111 (7.21%) Information Security Analyst
8 83 (5.39%) Security Consultant
9 82 (5.33%) Information Manager
10 77 (5.00%) Architect
10 77 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
11 70 (4.55%) Security Officer
12 68 (4.42%) Security Specialist
13 63 (4.09%) Developer
14 58 (3.77%) IT Analyst
15 53 (3.44%) Network Engineer
16 51 (3.31%) Information Security Officer
17 48 (3.12%) IT Security Analyst
18 47 (3.05%) Security Architect
18 47 (3.05%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (6.17%) OAuth
2 93 (6.04%) SAML
3 90 (5.85%) OpenID
4 60 (3.90%) .NET
5 34 (2.21%) SailPoint
6 33 (2.14%) HTML
7 32 (2.08%) Web Services
8 24 (1.56%) .NET Framework
9 22 (1.43%) jQuery
9 22 (1.43%) LAMP
10 17 (1.10%) React
11 13 (0.84%) Node.js
11 13 (0.84%) YAML
12 12 (0.78%) LDAP
13 11 (0.71%) ASP.NET
14 10 (0.65%) AngularJS
15 9 (0.58%) CSS
16 8 (0.52%) HTML5
16 8 (0.52%) Spring
17 7 (0.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 366 (23.78%) Management Information System
2 124 (8.06%) Cyberthreat
3 119 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 54 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 51 (3.31%) Security Operations Centre
7 46 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
8 40 (2.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 40 (2.60%) Cyberattack
9 37 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
10 31 (2.01%) PKI
11 24 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
12 21 (1.36%) Mobile App
13 19 (1.23%) Cloud Native
14 18 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 18 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.91%) Cybercrime
15 14 (0.91%) User Experience
16 12 (0.78%) FMCG
17 10 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 208 (13.52%) Windows
2 153 (9.94%) Linux
3 90 (5.85%) Windows Server
4 60 (3.90%) Unix
5 30 (1.95%) Windows 10
6 25 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (1.10%) Solaris
9 15 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
10 12 (0.78%) Mac OS
11 11 (0.71%) Android
11 11 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.52%) Kali Linux
14 7 (0.45%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.32%) VMS
17 4 (0.26%) MVS
18 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (34.76%) Cybersecurity
2 297 (19.30%) Risk Management
3 218 (14.17%) SIEM
4 211 (13.71%) Security Operations
5 209 (13.58%) ITIL
6 204 (13.26%) Identity Access Management
7 195 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
8 192 (12.48%) Security Management
9 185 (12.02%) Security Architecture
10 165 (10.72%) Penetration Testing
11 158 (10.27%) DevOps
12 145 (9.42%) Vulnerability Management
13 139 (9.03%) Information Security Management
14 134 (8.71%) ISMS
15 133 (8.64%) Incident Management
16 131 (8.51%) Data Protection
17 121 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
18 112 (7.28%) Threat Intelligence
19 107 (6.95%) Project Management
20 97 (6.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 127 (8.25%) Python
2 103 (6.69%) PowerShell
3 91 (5.91%) SQL
4 76 (4.94%) Java
5 63 (4.09%) C#
6 50 (3.25%) JavaScript
7 34 (2.21%) Bash Shell
7 34 (2.21%) Perl
8 33 (2.14%) C
9 29 (1.88%) C++
9 29 (1.88%) PHP
10 8 (0.52%) Go
11 6 (0.39%) Java 8
11 6 (0.39%) Ruby
12 5 (0.32%) VB
13 4 (0.26%) R
13 4 (0.26%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.19%) VBScript
15 2 (0.13%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.065%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 560 (36.39%) CISSP
2 313 (20.34%) CISM
3 236 (15.33%) Degree
4 198 (12.87%) Cisco Certification
5 131 (8.51%) CISA
6 120 (7.80%) CCNA
7 119 (7.73%) CCNP
8 91 (5.91%) Security Cleared
9 67 (4.35%) CEH
10 63 (4.09%) CRISC
10 63 (4.09%) SC Cleared
11 60 (3.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 57 (3.70%) CompTIA Security+
13 39 (2.53%) SANS
14 35 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
14 35 (2.27%) DV Cleared
14 35 (2.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 34 (2.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
16 28 (1.82%) CCSP
16 28 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 591 (38.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 288 (18.71%) NIST
3 213 (13.84%) GDPR
4 131 (8.51%) PCI DSS
5 96 (6.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 81 (5.26%) COBIT
7 55 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 49 (3.18%) SLA
9 31 (2.01%) ISO 31000
10 24 (1.56%) NCSC
11 22 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 21 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 21 (1.36%) NIST 800
13 20 (1.30%) ISO 22301
13 20 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 19 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 19 (1.23%) ISO 9001
15 18 (1.17%) QA
16 16 (1.04%) Data Quality
17 13 (0.84%) COSO
System Software
1 152 (9.88%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.99%) Docker
3 43 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.97%) Firmware
6 9 (0.58%) BitLocker
7 8 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.32%) XenApp
10 3 (0.19%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.065%) NDS
12 1 (0.065%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.065%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.065%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.065%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (3.96%) Terraform
2 49 (3.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (2.73%) Kubernetes
4 34 (2.21%) Ansible
5 26 (1.69%) Nessus
5 26 (1.69%) SCCM
6 21 (1.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 21 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.36%) Puppet
7 16 (1.04%) QRadar
7 16 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.97%) CSIRT
9 11 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 11 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (0.65%) CASB
11 7 (0.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 7 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.26%) Consul
12 4 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 237 (15.40%) Microsoft
2 96 (6.24%) Cisco
3 91 (5.91%) VMware
4 58 (3.77%) ForgeRock
5 46 (2.99%) CheckPoint
6 44 (2.86%) Google
7 35 (2.27%) CyberArk
8 33 (2.14%) Splunk
9 32 (2.08%) Citrix
10 26 (1.69%) McAfee
11 22 (1.43%) IBM
12 21 (1.36%) Palo Alto
13 20 (1.30%) Oracle
13 20 (1.30%) Sophos
14 19 (1.23%) SAP
15 18 (1.17%) HP
15 18 (1.17%) LogRhythm
15 18 (1.17%) Qualys
16 14 (0.91%) Meraki
16 14 (0.91%) ServiceNow