Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 112 116
Rank change year-on-year +30 +4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4,969 4,838 4,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.58% 2.92% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 3.18% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3,316 3,555 3,414
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £36,267 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 127,367 152,131 148,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.76% 91.80% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 101,372 124,947 122,810
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,450
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.11% +4.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,128 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019. 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 0 2,151 £70,000 +7.69% 144
South East +28 893 £57,500 - 72
North of England +39 835 £55,000 +4.76% 55
North West +56 531 £57,500 +4.55% 39
Midlands +73 440 £52,500 +5.00% 58
South West +54 336 £50,000 +8.11% 23
East of England +58 295 £55,000 - 23
West Midlands +60 292 £52,295 +2.00% 49
Yorkshire +11 279 £52,000 +4.00% 15
East Midlands +66 140 £54,000 +13.68% 8
North East +12 24 £40,000 -18.78% 1
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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 1,576 (31.72%) CISSP
2 1,507 (30.33%) Management Information System
3 1,503 (30.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1,463 (29.44%) Cybersecurity
5 1,120 (22.54%) Finance
6 1,011 (20.35%) Risk Management
7 1,007 (20.27%) Degree
8 999 (20.10%) CISM
9 955 (19.22%) Windows
10 913 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
11 800 (16.10%) Firewall
12 765 (15.40%) SIEM
13 742 (14.93%) ITIL
13 742 (14.93%) Microsoft
14 727 (14.63%) GDPR
15 709 (14.27%) Security Management
16 676 (13.60%) Linux
17 645 (12.98%) Penetration Testing
18 608 (12.24%) PCI DSS
19 602 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
20 596 (11.99%) Data Protection
21 590 (11.87%) CISA
22 557 (11.21%) Banking
23 551 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
24 536 (10.79%) Microsoft Azure
25 521 (10.49%) Security Operations
26 514 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
27 501 (10.08%) Computer Science
27 501 (10.08%) Information Security Management
28 476 (9.58%) Change 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 96 (1.93%) IIS
2 58 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 47 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 40 (0.80%) Apache
4 40 (0.80%) Apache Spark
5 30 (0.60%) Confluence
6 20 (0.40%) Skype for Business
7 18 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.14%) CMS
11 6 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.12%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.12%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.10%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.10%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.080%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.080%) nginx
Applications
1 91 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 86 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
3 58 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 34 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.060%) InDesign
7 2 (0.040%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 135 (2.72%) Temenos T24
2 101 (2.03%) thinkFolio
3 61 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
5 6 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.080%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.040%) assyst
7 2 (0.040%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.040%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.040%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.040%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.040%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.040%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.040%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.020%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.020%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 536 (10.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 514 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 247 (4.97%) Office 365
4 153 (3.08%) SaaS
5 145 (2.92%) PaaS
6 94 (1.89%) IaaS
7 90 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
8 42 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 28 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (0.38%) GitHub
11 16 (0.32%) Mimecast
12 15 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (0.22%) Serverless
14 10 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
14 10 (0.20%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.18%) Akamai
15 9 (0.18%) Heroku
16 6 (0.12%) G Suite
17 5 (0.10%) Datadog
17 5 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 800 (16.10%) Firewall
2 473 (9.52%) Network Security
3 278 (5.59%) TCP/IP
4 228 (4.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 198 (3.98%) WAN
6 186 (3.74%) Internet
7 176 (3.54%) LAN
8 160 (3.22%) VPN
9 157 (3.16%) DNS
10 143 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
11 100 (2.01%) DHCP
12 85 (1.71%) HTTP
13 74 (1.49%) SAN
14 70 (1.41%) VLAN
15 66 (1.33%) Wireshark
16 57 (1.15%) Wireless
17 56 (1.13%) SNMP
18 55 (1.11%) MPLS
19 54 (1.09%) IPsec
20 51 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 122 (2.46%) Big Data
3 66 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 62 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 60 (1.21%) MySQL
6 42 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (0.85%) Power BI
7 36 (0.72%) GIS
8 35 (0.70%) MongoDB
9 32 (0.64%) Relational Database
10 30 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 28 (0.56%) Data Lake
13 24 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (0.42%) Redis
15 17 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (0.32%) CouchDB
17 14 (0.28%) HBase
18 11 (0.22%) Flink
18 11 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 70 (1.41%) JIRA
2 68 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 52 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 28 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 25 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (0.46%) Visual Studio
7 22 (0.44%) Metasploit
8 20 (0.40%) HP UFT
9 19 (0.38%) Burp Suite
10 17 (0.34%) AppScan
10 17 (0.34%) Selenium
11 13 (0.26%) GitLab
12 11 (0.22%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.16%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (0.14%) Hudson
16 6 (0.12%) MSTest
16 6 (0.12%) NUnit
17 5 (0.10%) Cucumber
General
1 1,120 (22.54%) Finance
2 557 (11.21%) Banking
3 446 (8.98%) Legal
4 256 (5.15%) Retail
5 202 (4.07%) Games
6 176 (3.54%) Law
7 127 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 115 (2.31%) Marketing
9 78 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 53 (1.07%) Front Office
11 47 (0.95%) Electronics
12 45 (0.91%) Investment Banking
13 44 (0.89%) Back Office
14 38 (0.76%) German Language
15 37 (0.74%) Advertising
16 36 (0.72%) Private Banking
17 35 (0.70%) Military
18 30 (0.60%) Publishing
19 26 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
20 22 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,166 (23.47%) Analyst
2 714 (14.37%) Security Manager
3 709 (14.27%) Security Analyst
4 472 (9.50%) Architect
5 468 (9.42%) Information Security Manager
6 449 (9.04%) Information Manager
7 431 (8.67%) Consultant
8 369 (7.43%) Security Engineer
9 327 (6.58%) Information Analyst
10 316 (6.36%) Information Security Analyst
11 294 (5.92%) Security Architect
12 290 (5.84%) Security Consultant
13 267 (5.37%) Senior Analyst
14 225 (4.53%) IT Analyst
15 212 (4.27%) Developer
16 191 (3.84%) IT Security Analyst
17 190 (3.82%) Head of Security
18 174 (3.50%) Security Officer
19 173 (3.48%) Senior Security Analyst
20 148 (2.98%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (2.66%) .NET
2 129 (2.60%) REST
3 110 (2.21%) AngularJS
4 95 (1.91%) HTML
5 89 (1.79%) Web Services
6 85 (1.71%) React
7 70 (1.41%) SailPoint
8 67 (1.35%) Vue.js
9 65 (1.31%) jQuery
10 60 (1.21%) CSS
11 44 (0.89%) OAuth
12 41 (0.83%) ASP.NET
13 38 (0.76%) JSON
14 37 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
15 35 (0.70%) Middleware
16 34 (0.68%) HTML5
17 33 (0.66%) WPF
18 32 (0.64%) LDAP
19 31 (0.62%) .NET Framework
20 29 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,507 (30.33%) Management Information System
2 551 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
3 201 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
4 172 (3.46%) Cyberthreat
5 168 (3.38%) Security Operations Centre
6 136 (2.74%) Data Centre
7 124 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
8 113 (2.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 110 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 107 (2.15%) CESG
11 105 (2.11%) Fixed Income
12 101 (2.03%) Equities
13 88 (1.77%) Fintech
13 88 (1.77%) Mobile App
14 79 (1.59%) PKI
15 73 (1.47%) Derivative
15 73 (1.47%) User Experience
16 61 (1.23%) Cyberattack
17 56 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
18 52 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 955 (19.22%) Windows
2 676 (13.60%) Linux
3 251 (5.05%) Unix
4 207 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 108 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 107 (2.15%) Android
7 90 (1.81%) Windows 10
8 66 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 64 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 62 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 56 (1.13%) Mac OS X
12 33 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 32 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (0.60%) CentOS
15 19 (0.38%) Mac OS
16 18 (0.36%) Kali Linux
17 14 (0.28%) AIX
18 10 (0.20%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.18%) Debian
20 8 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,463 (29.44%) Cybersecurity
2 1,011 (20.35%) Risk Management
3 913 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
4 765 (15.40%) SIEM
5 742 (14.93%) ITIL
6 709 (14.27%) Security Management
7 645 (12.98%) Penetration Testing
8 602 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 596 (11.99%) Data Protection
10 521 (10.49%) Security Operations
11 501 (10.08%) Computer Science
11 501 (10.08%) Information Security Management
12 476 (9.58%) Change Management
13 470 (9.46%) Vulnerability Management
14 466 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
15 457 (9.20%) Software Engineering
16 445 (8.96%) Security Architecture
17 414 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
18 408 (8.21%) ISMS
19 394 (7.93%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 337 (6.78%) SQL
2 310 (6.24%) Python
3 262 (5.27%) Java
4 170 (3.42%) C#
5 152 (3.06%) PowerShell
6 145 (2.92%) C
7 118 (2.37%) JavaScript
8 86 (1.73%) C++
9 72 (1.45%) Ruby
10 71 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 53 (1.07%) PHP
12 49 (0.99%) Perl
13 29 (0.58%) Scala
14 24 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 22 (0.44%) T-SQL
16 21 (0.42%) VBScript
17 20 (0.40%) Apple Swift
18 19 (0.38%) Go
18 19 (0.38%) Objective-C
19 10 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,576 (31.72%) CISSP
2 1,007 (20.27%) Degree
3 999 (20.10%) CISM
4 590 (11.87%) CISA
5 367 (7.39%) Security Cleared
6 363 (7.31%) Cisco Certification
7 314 (6.32%) SANS
8 295 (5.94%) CEH
9 250 (5.03%) CRISC
10 221 (4.45%) SC Cleared
11 195 (3.92%) GIAC
12 175 (3.52%) CREST Certified
13 170 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
14 162 (3.26%) CCNA
15 148 (2.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 130 (2.62%) CCNP
17 127 (2.56%) SSCP
18 126 (2.54%) CESG Certified Professional
19 124 (2.50%) DV Cleared
20 114 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,503 (30.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 727 (14.63%) GDPR
3 608 (12.24%) PCI DSS
4 388 (7.81%) QA
5 200 (4.02%) COBIT
6 182 (3.66%) SLA
7 173 (3.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 163 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 82 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 51 (1.03%) JSP 440
11 46 (0.93%) Data Quality
12 43 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 42 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 42 (0.85%) PMO
14 40 (0.80%) MiFID
15 38 (0.76%) ISO 9001
16 36 (0.72%) RMADS
17 35 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 32 (0.64%) HIPAA
19 29 (0.58%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 430 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 198 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (1.83%) Docker
4 73 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 45 (0.91%) Snort
6 25 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (0.30%) Firmware
9 13 (0.26%) vSphere
10 9 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.10%) vCloud
12 5 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.060%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.060%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.060%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.060%) NDS
13 3 (0.060%) XenServer
14 2 (0.040%) iptables
14 2 (0.040%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 123 (2.48%) Nessus
2 89 (1.79%) Terraform
3 78 (1.57%) SCCM
4 66 (1.33%) Kubernetes
5 63 (1.27%) Puppet
6 62 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 51 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
8 44 (0.89%) Ansible
8 44 (0.89%) Stealthwatch
9 38 (0.76%) CSIRT
10 32 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
11 30 (0.60%) Nmap
12 27 (0.54%) CASB
13 22 (0.44%) QRadar
14 20 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 20 (0.40%) HP ALM
15 19 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
16 18 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
16 18 (0.36%) RSA Security Analytics
16 18 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 742 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 340 (6.84%) Cisco
3 269 (5.41%) VMware
4 167 (3.36%) Splunk
5 156 (3.14%) CheckPoint
6 142 (2.86%) Citrix
7 133 (2.68%) Oracle
8 127 (2.56%) Palo Alto
9 122 (2.46%) Symantec
10 102 (2.05%) Charles River
11 99 (1.99%) McAfee
12 91 (1.83%) Qualys
13 80 (1.61%) Google
14 77 (1.55%) SAP
15 68 (1.37%) Sony
16 63 (1.27%) CyberArk
17 59 (1.19%) Cadence
18 57 (1.15%) LogRhythm
19 54 (1.09%) SolarWinds
20 53 (1.07%) IBM