Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 117 103
Rank change year-on-year +19 -14 +41
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 5,041 4,644 5,439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.19% 2.80% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 3.06% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,637 3,652 4,336
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.45%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 143,792 151,600 168,665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.13% 91.52% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 115,332 121,306 142,374
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +6 2,373 £65,000 - 176
North of England +37 797 £52,500 +5.00% 79
South East +17 796 £57,500 +9.52% 86
North West +38 463 £55,000 - 50
East of England +77 428 £52,500 -4.55% 44
Midlands +41 409 £52,500 +5.00% 47
Yorkshire +44 305 £47,500 +5.56% 27
West Midlands +33 293 £50,000 -4.76% 39
South West +5 235 £51,500 -6.36% 61
East Midlands +22 109 £57,500 +21.05% 8
North East -24 29 £65,000 +44.44% 2
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,840 (36.50%) CISSP
2 1,729 (34.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,580 (31.34%) Cybersecurity
4 1,367 (27.12%) Finance
5 1,182 (23.45%) CISM
6 1,109 (22.00%) Management Information System
7 1,107 (21.96%) Risk Management
8 933 (18.51%) Degree
9 867 (17.20%) Firewall
10 861 (17.08%) GDPR
11 846 (16.78%) SIEM
12 797 (15.81%) Windows
13 789 (15.65%) Data Protection
14 775 (15.37%) CISA
15 746 (14.80%) PCI DSS
16 678 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
17 672 (13.33%) ITIL
18 632 (12.54%) Microsoft
19 599 (11.88%) Security Operations
20 593 (11.76%) Linux
21 562 (11.15%) Security Architecture
22 551 (10.93%) Vulnerability Management
23 514 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
24 509 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
25 508 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
26 492 (9.76%) Network Security
27 445 (8.83%) Continuous Improvement
28 440 (8.73%) Security Management
29 424 (8.41%) Legal
30 412 (8.17%) Stakeholder 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 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 74 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 66 (1.31%) IIS
4 49 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (0.81%) Confluence
6 35 (0.69%) Apache
6 35 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 34 (0.67%) CMS
8 22 (0.44%) Skype for Business
9 21 (0.42%) OpenStack
10 18 (0.36%) nginx
11 17 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (0.24%) Sitefinity
14 12 (0.24%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
16 9 (0.18%) uWSGI
17 8 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 192 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 41 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.099%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.020%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.020%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 15 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.18%) assyst
2 9 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.16%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 7 (0.14%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.079%) Relativity
5 4 (0.079%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.079%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.079%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.079%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.079%) SAP R/3
5 4 (0.079%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.079%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.060%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.060%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.040%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 354 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 254 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
3 200 (3.97%) SaaS
4 162 (3.21%) Office 365
5 137 (2.72%) IaaS
6 135 (2.68%) PaaS
7 38 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (0.58%) GitHub
9 24 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
11 11 (0.22%) Serverless
12 10 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.18%) G Suite
13 9 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 8 (0.16%) Mimecast
14 8 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 867 (17.20%) Firewall
2 492 (9.76%) Network Security
3 290 (5.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 285 (5.65%) TCP/IP
5 196 (3.89%) LAN
6 190 (3.77%) WAN
7 179 (3.55%) VPN
8 153 (3.04%) Internet
9 124 (2.46%) DNS
10 84 (1.67%) SAN
11 67 (1.33%) Wireless
12 64 (1.27%) DHCP
13 61 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
14 56 (1.11%) VoIP
15 51 (1.01%) Wireshark
16 49 (0.97%) HTTP
17 44 (0.87%) WLAN
18 39 (0.77%) MPLS
19 36 (0.71%) Intranet
20 35 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (3.65%) Big Data
2 180 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 85 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 77 (1.53%) MySQL
5 55 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (0.73%) Relational Database
7 35 (0.69%) Blockchain
8 31 (0.61%) NoSQL
9 30 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 19 (0.38%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.34%) GIS
13 17 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (0.32%) Cosmos DB
15 15 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
15 15 (0.30%) SAP HANA
16 13 (0.26%) Apache Hive
16 13 (0.26%) Impala
17 12 (0.24%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 85 (1.69%) JIRA
2 71 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 68 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 34 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (0.65%) TeamCity
6 30 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (0.46%) Burp Suite
8 22 (0.44%) MSBuild
9 17 (0.34%) Metasploit
9 17 (0.34%) Selenium
10 15 (0.30%) Bitbucket
10 15 (0.30%) Visual Studio
11 13 (0.26%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.26%) Maven
12 12 (0.24%) Subversion
13 11 (0.22%) AppScan
13 11 (0.22%) GitLab
13 11 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.20%) NUnit
14 10 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,367 (27.12%) Finance
2 424 (8.41%) Legal
3 335 (6.65%) Banking
4 276 (5.48%) Retail
5 151 (3.00%) Investment Banking
6 145 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 121 (2.40%) Law
8 76 (1.51%) Marketing
9 70 (1.39%) Military
10 56 (1.11%) Games
11 50 (0.99%) Publishing
12 42 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 41 (0.81%) Advertising
14 40 (0.79%) Electronics
15 39 (0.77%) Manufacturing
16 24 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.48%) Retail Banking
17 22 (0.44%) Back Office
18 20 (0.40%) Billing
19 18 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,039 (20.61%) Analyst
2 767 (15.22%) Security Analyst
3 719 (14.26%) Security Manager
4 484 (9.60%) Information Manager
5 465 (9.22%) Information Security Manager
6 449 (8.91%) Architect
7 422 (8.37%) Consultant
8 385 (7.64%) Security Engineer
9 377 (7.48%) Information Analyst
10 368 (7.30%) Information Security Analyst
11 310 (6.15%) Security Consultant
12 299 (5.93%) Security Architect
13 265 (5.26%) Security Officer
14 207 (4.11%) IT Manager
15 201 (3.99%) Information Security Officer
16 181 (3.59%) Information Officer
17 169 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
18 161 (3.19%) Developer
19 148 (2.94%) Senior Security Analyst
20 136 (2.70%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (3.73%) .NET
2 88 (1.75%) Web Services
3 84 (1.67%) HTML
4 72 (1.43%) SailPoint
5 58 (1.15%) .NET Framework
6 55 (1.09%) CSS
7 52 (1.03%) Middleware
8 51 (1.01%) REST
9 49 (0.97%) AngularJS
10 44 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
10 44 (0.87%) Node.js
11 40 (0.79%) React
12 36 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
12 36 (0.71%) RESTful
13 33 (0.65%) Spring
14 31 (0.61%) J2EE
15 27 (0.54%) ASP.NET
16 25 (0.50%) Hibernate
17 24 (0.48%) jQuery
18 22 (0.44%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,109 (22.00%) Management Information System
2 509 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
3 335 (6.65%) Computer Science
4 268 (5.32%) Data Centre
5 261 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
6 228 (4.52%) Data Protection Act
7 183 (3.63%) Cyberthreat
8 166 (3.29%) Security Operations Centre
9 114 (2.26%) Fintech
10 102 (2.02%) Mobile App
11 97 (1.92%) PKI
12 79 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 79 (1.57%) User Experience
13 66 (1.31%) CESG
13 66 (1.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 65 (1.29%) Cyberattack
15 56 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
16 50 (0.99%) NHS
17 47 (0.93%) Smartphone
17 47 (0.93%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 797 (15.81%) Windows
2 593 (11.76%) Linux
3 214 (4.25%) Windows Server
4 194 (3.85%) Unix
5 87 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 71 (1.41%) Mac OS X
7 61 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 54 (1.07%) Android
11 46 (0.91%) Windows 10
12 31 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (0.52%) CentOS
14 22 (0.44%) Solaris
15 17 (0.34%) Windows 8
16 16 (0.32%) Windows XP
17 15 (0.30%) Kali Linux
18 14 (0.28%) AIX
19 12 (0.24%) Ubuntu
20 8 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,580 (31.34%) Cybersecurity
2 1,107 (21.96%) Risk Management
3 846 (16.78%) SIEM
4 789 (15.65%) Data Protection
5 678 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
6 672 (13.33%) ITIL
7 599 (11.88%) Security Operations
8 562 (11.15%) Security Architecture
9 551 (10.93%) Vulnerability Management
10 514 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
11 508 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
12 445 (8.83%) Continuous Improvement
13 440 (8.73%) Security Management
14 412 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 389 (7.72%) Project Management
16 360 (7.14%) Incident Management
17 333 (6.61%) Business Continuity
18 314 (6.23%) DevOps
19 308 (6.11%) Identity Access Management
20 299 (5.93%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 273 (5.42%) SQL
2 267 (5.30%) Python
3 249 (4.94%) Java
4 174 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 165 (3.27%) C#
6 154 (3.05%) C
7 139 (2.76%) JavaScript
8 109 (2.16%) Perl
9 81 (1.61%) Ruby
10 73 (1.45%) C++
11 66 (1.31%) Bash Shell
12 44 (0.87%) PHP
13 34 (0.67%) T-SQL
14 33 (0.65%) BeanShell
15 24 (0.48%) Shell Script
16 18 (0.36%) VB
16 18 (0.36%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.32%) Go
18 15 (0.30%) PL/SQL
19 14 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,840 (36.50%) CISSP
2 1,182 (23.45%) CISM
3 933 (18.51%) Degree
4 775 (15.37%) CISA
5 379 (7.52%) Security Cleared
6 341 (6.76%) CEH
7 281 (5.57%) Cisco Certification
8 203 (4.03%) SANS
9 192 (3.81%) CRISC
10 188 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 172 (3.41%) GIAC
12 171 (3.39%) SC Cleared
13 162 (3.21%) SSCP
14 142 (2.82%) CompTIA Security+
15 131 (2.60%) CISMP
16 122 (2.42%) CCNA
17 118 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
18 114 (2.26%) CCNP
19 98 (1.94%) DV Cleared
20 97 (1.92%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,729 (34.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 861 (17.08%) GDPR
3 746 (14.80%) PCI DSS
4 271 (5.38%) COBIT
5 270 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 233 (4.62%) Cyber Essentials
7 114 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 110 (2.18%) SLA
9 88 (1.75%) QA
10 73 (1.45%) ISO 9001
11 53 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 42 (0.83%) ISO 22301
13 35 (0.69%) ISAE 3402
14 34 (0.67%) PMO
15 31 (0.61%) NIST 800
16 30 (0.60%) GPG13
16 30 (0.60%) HIPAA
17 26 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 24 (0.48%) SSAE 16
19 22 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 314 (6.23%) Active Directory
2 169 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (1.55%) Docker
4 60 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 53 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 41 (0.81%) Snort
7 28 (0.56%) vSphere
8 27 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (0.42%) HDFS
9 21 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
10 18 (0.36%) Firmware
11 13 (0.26%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.14%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.12%) RACF
13 6 (0.12%) XenApp
14 5 (0.099%) iptables
14 5 (0.099%) KVM
15 4 (0.079%) GlusterFS
15 4 (0.079%) vCloud
15 4 (0.079%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 91 (1.81%) Nessus
2 86 (1.71%) SCCM
3 55 (1.09%) Ansible
4 50 (0.99%) QRadar
5 46 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (0.91%) Puppet
6 42 (0.83%) RSA Security Analytics
7 40 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
8 36 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
9 35 (0.69%) Kubernetes
10 31 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 28 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
12 27 (0.54%) Nexpose
12 27 (0.54%) OpenVAS
12 27 (0.54%) WSUS
13 24 (0.48%) Terraform
14 23 (0.46%) Core Impact
15 21 (0.42%) OSSEC
16 20 (0.40%) CSIRT
17 18 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 632 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 285 (5.65%) Cisco
3 254 (5.04%) VMware
4 196 (3.89%) Splunk
5 141 (2.80%) Oracle
6 136 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 106 (2.10%) Qualys
8 103 (2.04%) Symantec
9 100 (1.98%) LogRhythm
10 86 (1.71%) Citrix
11 69 (1.37%) ArcSight
11 69 (1.37%) Juniper
12 67 (1.33%) Apple
13 65 (1.29%) McAfee
14 59 (1.17%) CyberArk
14 59 (1.17%) Red Hat
14 59 (1.17%) SAP
15 54 (1.07%) Fortinet
15 54 (1.07%) Google
16 53 (1.05%) SolarWinds