Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 110 101
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9 +44
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4,990 4,741 5,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.25% 2.91% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 3.17% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,663 3,639 4,236
England median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,750 £36,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £89,000 £90,000 £85,000
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 139,685 149,404 163,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.57% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 112,106 118,704 137,397
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -5 2,175 £65,000 - 254
North of England +34 850 £50,000 +5.26% 92
South East +14 850 £60,000 +14.29% 96
North West +33 533 £54,500 +9.00% 57
East of England +80 429 £50,000 -9.09% 42
Midlands +60 411 £52,500 +5.00% 75
West Midlands +53 299 £50,000 - 50
Yorkshire +40 290 £45,000 - 32
South West +10 254 £50,000 - 70
East Midlands +30 104 £60,000 +26.32% 25
North East -15 27 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,865 (37.37%) CISSP
2 1,774 (35.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,637 (32.81%) Cybersecurity
4 1,274 (25.53%) Finance
5 1,170 (23.45%) Management Information System
6 1,115 (22.34%) Risk Management
7 1,085 (21.74%) CISM
8 930 (18.64%) SIEM
9 903 (18.10%) Firewall
9 903 (18.10%) Windows
10 896 (17.96%) Degree
11 826 (16.55%) GDPR
12 811 (16.25%) Data Protection
13 734 (14.71%) Microsoft
14 732 (14.67%) PCI DSS
15 730 (14.63%) Linux
16 708 (14.19%) ITIL
17 656 (13.15%) CISA
18 652 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
19 638 (12.79%) Security Operations
20 613 (12.28%) Vulnerability Management
21 588 (11.78%) Penetration Testing
22 562 (11.26%) Security Architecture
23 548 (10.98%) Network Security
24 542 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
25 533 (10.68%) Security Management
26 530 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
27 438 (8.78%) Legal
28 425 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
29 420 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement

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 79 (1.58%) SharePoint
2 58 (1.16%) IIS
3 53 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 49 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 47 (0.94%) Apache
6 40 (0.80%) Confluence
7 30 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 23 (0.46%) CMS
8 23 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 18 (0.36%) nginx
10 12 (0.24%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.18%) uWSGI
13 8 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2000
15 6 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 194 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 81 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 49 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.020%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.020%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 19 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.18%) assyst
3 7 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
3 7 (0.14%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.10%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.10%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.10%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.10%) SAP MM
4 5 (0.10%) SAP R/3
4 5 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.10%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.080%) Relativity
6 3 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.060%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.060%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.040%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.020%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 425 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 338 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 193 (3.87%) SaaS
4 169 (3.39%) Office 365
5 125 (2.51%) IaaS
6 113 (2.26%) PaaS
7 39 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (0.36%) GitHub
9 18 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 17 (0.34%) G Suite
11 16 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.22%) Serverless
14 8 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
15 7 (0.14%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.12%) Slack
17 4 (0.080%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 903 (18.10%) Firewall
2 548 (10.98%) Network Security
3 319 (6.39%) TCP/IP
4 311 (6.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 254 (5.09%) LAN
6 241 (4.83%) WAN
7 198 (3.97%) VPN
8 145 (2.91%) DNS
9 139 (2.79%) Internet
10 134 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
11 82 (1.64%) Wireless
12 81 (1.62%) Wireshark
13 69 (1.38%) VoIP
14 64 (1.28%) DHCP
14 64 (1.28%) HTTP
15 61 (1.22%) SAN
16 48 (0.96%) SSL
17 46 (0.92%) WLAN
18 43 (0.86%) OSPF
19 42 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (3.79%) Big Data
2 181 (3.63%) SQL Server
3 87 (1.74%) Hadoop
4 86 (1.72%) MySQL
5 56 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 37 (0.74%) NoSQL
8 34 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (0.60%) Blockchain
11 26 (0.52%) MongoDB
12 19 (0.38%) GIS
12 19 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
12 19 (0.38%) Power BI
12 19 (0.38%) SAP HANA
13 15 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
15 11 (0.22%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 76 (1.52%) JIRA
2 55 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 54 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 26 (0.52%) Metasploit
5 25 (0.50%) TeamCity
6 22 (0.44%) Burp Suite
6 22 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (0.42%) Selenium
8 16 (0.32%) Cucumber
9 15 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (0.28%) GitLab
10 14 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (0.24%) MSBuild
11 12 (0.24%) Subversion
11 12 (0.24%) Visual Studio
12 9 (0.18%) AppScan
12 9 (0.18%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.18%) Maven
12 9 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 1,274 (25.53%) Finance
2 438 (8.78%) Legal
3 314 (6.29%) Banking
4 283 (5.67%) Retail
5 160 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 144 (2.89%) Investment Banking
7 130 (2.61%) Law
8 69 (1.38%) Marketing
8 69 (1.38%) Military
9 68 (1.36%) Electronics
10 50 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 40 (0.80%) Publishing
12 38 (0.76%) Games
13 31 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 30 (0.60%) Advertising
15 28 (0.56%) Back Office
16 25 (0.50%) Local Government
17 24 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.38%) Billing
19 10 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,138 (22.81%) Analyst
2 820 (16.43%) Security Analyst
3 675 (13.53%) Security Manager
4 462 (9.26%) Architect
5 451 (9.04%) Information Manager
6 435 (8.72%) Information Security Manager
7 407 (8.16%) Consultant
8 397 (7.96%) Security Engineer
9 388 (7.78%) Information Analyst
10 376 (7.54%) Information Security Analyst
11 310 (6.21%) Security Architect
12 298 (5.97%) Security Consultant
13 241 (4.83%) Security Officer
14 228 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
15 204 (4.09%) IT Analyst
16 203 (4.07%) IT Manager
17 196 (3.93%) Senior Security Analyst
18 183 (3.67%) Information Security Officer
19 162 (3.25%) Information Officer
20 160 (3.21%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (3.37%) .NET
2 82 (1.64%) HTML
3 77 (1.54%) Web Services
4 71 (1.42%) SailPoint
5 52 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
6 50 (1.00%) REST
7 47 (0.94%) .NET Framework
8 45 (0.90%) Middleware
9 38 (0.76%) ASP.NET
10 37 (0.74%) J2EE
11 35 (0.70%) AngularJS
11 35 (0.70%) CSS
12 33 (0.66%) React
13 31 (0.62%) jQuery
14 30 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
15 28 (0.56%) Node.js
16 23 (0.46%) HTML5
16 23 (0.46%) OAuth
17 21 (0.42%) LDAP
17 21 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,170 (23.45%) Management Information System
2 542 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
3 314 (6.29%) Computer Science
4 275 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
5 261 (5.23%) Data Centre
6 246 (4.93%) Data Protection Act
7 195 (3.91%) Security Operations Centre
8 185 (3.71%) Cyberthreat
9 129 (2.59%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 107 (2.14%) PKI
11 106 (2.12%) Mobile App
12 105 (2.10%) Fintech
13 89 (1.78%) User Experience
14 80 (1.60%) CESG
15 78 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 61 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
17 58 (1.16%) Cyberattack
18 53 (1.06%) NHS
19 52 (1.04%) Public Cloud
20 45 (0.90%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 903 (18.10%) Windows
2 730 (14.63%) Linux
3 212 (4.25%) Unix
4 203 (4.07%) Windows Server
5 91 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 80 (1.60%) Mac OS X
7 70 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 64 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 62 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 61 (1.22%) Android
11 49 (0.98%) Windows 10
12 34 (0.68%) CentOS
13 29 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (0.50%) Solaris
15 20 (0.40%) Kali Linux
16 17 (0.34%) AIX
17 15 (0.30%) Windows 8
18 14 (0.28%) Windows XP
19 11 (0.22%) Mac OS
20 9 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,637 (32.81%) Cybersecurity
2 1,115 (22.34%) Risk Management
3 930 (18.64%) SIEM
4 811 (16.25%) Data Protection
5 708 (14.19%) ITIL
6 652 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
7 638 (12.79%) Security Operations
8 613 (12.28%) Vulnerability Management
9 588 (11.78%) Penetration Testing
10 562 (11.26%) Security Architecture
11 533 (10.68%) Security Management
12 530 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
13 420 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
14 406 (8.14%) Incident Management
15 396 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 357 (7.15%) Business Continuity
17 348 (6.97%) Information Security Management
18 347 (6.95%) Project Management
19 320 (6.41%) ISMS
20 308 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 344 (6.89%) SQL
2 299 (5.99%) Python
3 237 (4.75%) Java
4 208 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 139 (2.79%) C#
6 135 (2.71%) JavaScript
7 129 (2.59%) C
8 122 (2.44%) Perl
9 61 (1.22%) Ruby
10 59 (1.18%) Bash Shell
11 51 (1.02%) C++
12 41 (0.82%) PHP
13 36 (0.72%) BeanShell
14 26 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 24 (0.48%) VBScript
16 22 (0.44%) T-SQL
17 16 (0.32%) Apple Swift
17 16 (0.32%) Go
17 16 (0.32%) Objective-C
18 15 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,865 (37.37%) CISSP
2 1,085 (21.74%) CISM
3 896 (17.96%) Degree
4 656 (13.15%) CISA
5 350 (7.01%) Security Cleared
6 343 (6.87%) CEH
7 331 (6.63%) Cisco Certification
8 250 (5.01%) SANS
9 202 (4.05%) GIAC
10 200 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
11 191 (3.83%) SSCP
12 190 (3.81%) CRISC
13 159 (3.19%) CREST Certified
14 147 (2.95%) SC Cleared
15 146 (2.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 142 (2.85%) CompTIA Security+
17 140 (2.81%) CISMP
18 131 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
19 125 (2.51%) CCNA
19 125 (2.51%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,774 (35.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 826 (16.55%) GDPR
3 732 (14.67%) PCI DSS
4 255 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 246 (4.93%) Cyber Essentials
6 242 (4.85%) COBIT
7 119 (2.38%) SLA
8 111 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 80 (1.60%) QA
10 63 (1.26%) ISO 9001
11 60 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 45 (0.90%) ISO 22301
13 39 (0.78%) Data Quality
14 35 (0.70%) NIST 800
15 34 (0.68%) HIPAA
16 32 (0.64%) PMO
17 29 (0.58%) GPG13
18 27 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 23 (0.46%) MiFID
20 21 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 358 (7.17%) Active Directory
2 201 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (1.36%) Docker
4 67 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 56 (1.12%) Snort
6 40 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 17 (0.34%) HDFS
10 16 (0.32%) Firmware
11 15 (0.30%) vSphere
12 10 (0.20%) iptables
13 9 (0.18%) Apache Flume
13 9 (0.18%) KVM
13 9 (0.18%) XenApp
14 8 (0.16%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.12%) RACF
15 6 (0.12%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.10%) VMware NSX
17 4 (0.080%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 102 (2.04%) Nessus
2 89 (1.78%) SCCM
3 59 (1.18%) Ansible
4 56 (1.12%) QRadar
5 53 (1.06%) RSA Security Analytics
6 46 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 37 (0.74%) Kubernetes
9 36 (0.72%) Puppet
9 36 (0.72%) Stealthwatch
10 33 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
11 30 (0.60%) OSSEC
11 30 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
11 30 (0.60%) WSUS
12 29 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
12 29 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
12 29 (0.58%) Terraform
13 28 (0.56%) OpenVAS
14 24 (0.48%) Nexpose
15 22 (0.44%) Nmap
Vendors
1 734 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 344 (6.89%) Cisco
3 293 (5.87%) VMware
4 237 (4.75%) Splunk
5 148 (2.97%) Oracle
6 146 (2.93%) CheckPoint
7 134 (2.69%) Symantec
8 122 (2.44%) Qualys
9 99 (1.98%) Citrix
9 99 (1.98%) LogRhythm
10 77 (1.54%) ArcSight
11 75 (1.50%) SAP
12 74 (1.48%) McAfee
13 72 (1.44%) Red Hat
14 69 (1.38%) Google
15 68 (1.36%) Palo Alto
16 65 (1.30%) Juniper
17 64 (1.28%) Apple
17 64 (1.28%) CyberArk
18 60 (1.20%) SolarWinds