Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 126 109
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17 +47
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4,769 4,184 5,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.96% 2.58% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.85% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,516 3,259 4,325
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
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 145,916 146,705 168,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.70% 90.59% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 118,152 120,328 142,183
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +9 2,351 £67,500 +2.27% 241
South East +41 785 £57,500 +4.55% 82
North of England +39 731 £52,500 +8.25% 70
North West +22 399 £55,000 - 36
Midlands -3 368 £50,635 +1.27% 50
East of England +28 330 £52,500 -4.55% 44
Yorkshire +56 313 £48,250 +15.57% 26
West Midlands +10 252 £50,635 -5.36% 36
South West -2 217 £51,500 -10.43% 41
East Midlands +20 113 £50,000 +11.11% 14
North East -23 19 £62,500 +38.89% 8
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,756 (36.82%) CISSP
2 1,569 (32.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,435 (30.09%) Finance
4 1,371 (28.75%) Cybersecurity
5 1,214 (25.46%) CISM
6 1,051 (22.04%) Management Information System
7 1,027 (21.53%) Risk Management
8 913 (19.14%) Degree
9 899 (18.85%) Firewall
10 814 (17.07%) GDPR
11 743 (15.58%) SIEM
12 741 (15.54%) CISA
13 721 (15.12%) Data Protection
14 698 (14.64%) Windows
15 683 (14.32%) PCI DSS
16 681 (14.28%) ITIL
17 588 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
18 576 (12.08%) Microsoft
19 559 (11.72%) Security Architecture
20 521 (10.92%) Penetration Testing
21 514 (10.78%) Security Operations
22 504 (10.57%) Network Security
23 483 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
24 472 (9.90%) Vulnerability Management
25 469 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
26 457 (9.58%) Linux
27 419 (8.79%) Security Management
28 398 (8.35%) Legal
29 386 (8.09%) Continuous Improvement
30 377 (7.91%) Project 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 88 (1.85%) IIS
2 85 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 65 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 39 (0.82%) Confluence
5 31 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 29 (0.61%) Apache
7 28 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (0.52%) CMS
8 25 (0.52%) OpenStack
9 24 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 20 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (0.31%) Sitefinity
13 13 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
15 10 (0.21%) nginx
16 9 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (0.19%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 144 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
4 8 (0.17%) Elite 3E
4 8 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.10%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.084%) assyst
7 4 (0.084%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.084%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.042%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.042%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.042%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.021%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 301 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 244 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
3 207 (4.34%) SaaS
4 170 (3.56%) Office 365
5 131 (2.75%) IaaS
6 128 (2.68%) PaaS
7 47 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (0.57%) GitHub
10 15 (0.31%) OneDrive
11 12 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 10 (0.21%) Bluemix
13 10 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
13 10 (0.21%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.17%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.15%) Slack
17 6 (0.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 899 (18.85%) Firewall
2 504 (10.57%) Network Security
3 256 (5.37%) TCP/IP
4 246 (5.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 168 (3.52%) VPN
6 165 (3.46%) WAN
7 153 (3.21%) LAN
8 140 (2.94%) Internet
9 107 (2.24%) DNS
10 96 (2.01%) SAN
11 72 (1.51%) DHCP
12 66 (1.38%) Wireless
13 61 (1.28%) HTTP
14 47 (0.99%) SSL
15 37 (0.78%) WLAN
16 36 (0.75%) MPLS
16 36 (0.75%) VoIP
17 33 (0.69%) SNMP
18 32 (0.67%) Intranet
19 29 (0.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (2.91%) Big Data
2 135 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 52 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 50 (1.05%) MySQL
5 44 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 31 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (0.59%) Blockchain
8 24 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 16 (0.34%) Cosmos DB
9 16 (0.34%) GIS
9 16 (0.34%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.29%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.27%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.23%) Apache Hive
14 11 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (0.23%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 80 (1.68%) JIRA
2 79 (1.66%) Jenkins
3 75 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 53 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 41 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
6 32 (0.67%) MSBuild
7 29 (0.61%) TeamCity
8 25 (0.52%) Maven
9 24 (0.50%) Burp Suite
10 20 (0.42%) Metasploit
10 20 (0.42%) Visual Studio
11 16 (0.34%) Bitbucket
11 16 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (0.29%) AppScan
12 14 (0.29%) Selenium
13 12 (0.25%) Gradle
13 12 (0.25%) NUnit
13 12 (0.25%) Subversion
14 11 (0.23%) Ant
15 9 (0.19%) SonarQube
General
1 1,435 (30.09%) Finance
2 398 (8.35%) Legal
3 305 (6.40%) Banking
4 255 (5.35%) Retail
5 146 (3.06%) Law
6 127 (2.66%) Investment Banking
7 122 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 92 (1.93%) Marketing
9 67 (1.40%) Games
10 56 (1.17%) Military
11 48 (1.01%) Publishing
12 47 (0.99%) Retail Banking
13 44 (0.92%) Advertising
14 38 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 36 (0.75%) Manufacturing
16 21 (0.44%) Back Office
17 18 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.25%) Multimedia
19 11 (0.23%) Billing
19 11 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 987 (20.70%) Analyst
2 761 (15.96%) Security Analyst
3 705 (14.78%) Security Manager
4 443 (9.29%) Architect
5 442 (9.27%) Information Manager
6 436 (9.14%) Information Security Manager
7 434 (9.10%) Consultant
8 343 (7.19%) Information Analyst
9 335 (7.02%) Information Security Analyst
10 319 (6.69%) Security Consultant
10 319 (6.69%) Security Engineer
11 303 (6.35%) Security Architect
12 236 (4.95%) Security Officer
13 201 (4.21%) IT Manager
14 182 (3.82%) Information Security Officer
15 167 (3.50%) Information Officer
16 152 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
17 150 (3.15%) Information Security Consultant
18 146 (3.06%) IT Analyst
19 134 (2.81%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (3.52%) .NET
2 102 (2.14%) Web Services
3 92 (1.93%) Middleware
4 65 (1.36%) RESTful
5 59 (1.24%) HTML
6 55 (1.15%) .NET Framework
7 54 (1.13%) CSS
8 47 (0.99%) SailPoint
9 44 (0.92%) Node.js
10 41 (0.86%) AngularJS
10 41 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 39 (0.82%) Spring
12 33 (0.69%) REST
13 27 (0.57%) React
14 26 (0.55%) Hibernate
15 24 (0.50%) LDAP
16 22 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
16 22 (0.46%) J2EE
17 21 (0.44%) Entity Framework
17 21 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,051 (22.04%) Management Information System
2 483 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 353 (7.40%) Computer Science
4 255 (5.35%) Data Centre
5 223 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
6 184 (3.86%) Cyberthreat
7 179 (3.75%) Data Protection Act
8 138 (2.89%) Security Operations Centre
9 113 (2.37%) Fintech
10 87 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 86 (1.80%) Mobile App
12 68 (1.43%) PKI
13 61 (1.28%) Cyberattack
13 61 (1.28%) User Experience
14 53 (1.11%) Public Cloud
15 52 (1.09%) CESG
16 51 (1.07%) Smartphone
17 44 (0.92%) Blackberry
18 43 (0.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
19 42 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 698 (14.64%) Windows
2 457 (9.58%) Linux
3 222 (4.66%) Windows Server
4 211 (4.42%) Unix
5 69 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 66 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (1.28%) Mac OS X
8 51 (1.07%) Android
8 51 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (0.94%) Windows 7
10 36 (0.75%) Windows 10
11 31 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (0.59%) Kali Linux
13 26 (0.55%) Solaris
14 22 (0.46%) AIX
15 18 (0.38%) CentOS
16 14 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 14 (0.29%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.21%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,371 (28.75%) Cybersecurity
2 1,027 (21.53%) Risk Management
3 743 (15.58%) SIEM
4 721 (15.12%) Data Protection
5 681 (14.28%) ITIL
6 588 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
7 559 (11.72%) Security Architecture
8 521 (10.92%) Penetration Testing
9 514 (10.78%) Security Operations
10 472 (9.90%) Vulnerability Management
11 469 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
12 419 (8.79%) Security Management
13 386 (8.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 377 (7.91%) Project Management
15 369 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
16 359 (7.53%) Incident Management
17 307 (6.44%) Business Continuity
17 307 (6.44%) Information Security Management
18 291 (6.10%) DevOps
19 289 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 225 (4.72%) SQL
2 223 (4.68%) Java
3 215 (4.51%) Python
4 172 (3.61%) C
5 160 (3.36%) PowerShell
6 155 (3.25%) C#
7 120 (2.52%) JavaScript
8 87 (1.82%) Perl
9 77 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 77 (1.61%) Ruby
10 73 (1.53%) C++
11 41 (0.86%) T-SQL
12 36 (0.75%) PHP
13 33 (0.69%) VB.NET
14 25 (0.52%) VB
15 22 (0.46%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.31%) BeanShell
17 14 (0.29%) Java 8
18 13 (0.27%) Korn
18 13 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,756 (36.82%) CISSP
2 1,214 (25.46%) CISM
3 913 (19.14%) Degree
4 741 (15.54%) CISA
5 357 (7.49%) Security Cleared
6 292 (6.12%) CEH
7 277 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
8 218 (4.57%) SANS
9 182 (3.82%) GIAC
10 178 (3.73%) SC Cleared
11 167 (3.50%) CRISC
12 151 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 137 (2.87%) CCNA
14 122 (2.56%) SSCP
15 120 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
16 102 (2.14%) DV Cleared
17 100 (2.10%) OSCP
18 98 (2.05%) GCIH
19 97 (2.03%) CompTIA Security+
20 95 (1.99%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,569 (32.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 814 (17.07%) GDPR
3 683 (14.32%) PCI DSS
4 298 (6.25%) COBIT
5 210 (4.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 194 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 117 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 98 (2.05%) QA
9 86 (1.80%) ISO 9001
10 82 (1.72%) SLA
11 55 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 51 (1.07%) ISAE 3402
13 47 (0.99%) ISO 22301
14 30 (0.63%) GPG13
14 30 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 25 (0.52%) PMO
16 24 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 24 (0.50%) RMADS
17 23 (0.48%) NIST 800
17 23 (0.48%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 274 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 161 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (1.49%) Docker
4 58 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 39 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (0.69%) vSphere
7 26 (0.55%) Snort
8 21 (0.44%) HDFS
9 20 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.38%) Firmware
11 11 (0.23%) Apache Flume
12 10 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (0.17%) XenApp
14 4 (0.084%) vCloud
15 3 (0.063%) LXC
15 3 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.042%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.042%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.042%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 107 (2.24%) Nessus
2 55 (1.15%) QRadar
3 54 (1.13%) SCCM
4 48 (1.01%) Puppet
5 47 (0.99%) Ansible
5 47 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
6 45 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 44 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (0.75%) CSIRT
9 31 (0.65%) Core Impact
10 25 (0.52%) Kubernetes
10 25 (0.52%) RSA Security Analytics
11 24 (0.50%) CASB
11 24 (0.50%) SCOM
12 23 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 22 (0.46%) RSA enVision
14 20 (0.42%) Nexpose
14 20 (0.42%) OpenVAS
15 19 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
16 18 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 576 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 258 (5.41%) Cisco
3 207 (4.34%) VMware
4 165 (3.46%) Splunk
5 128 (2.68%) CheckPoint
6 120 (2.52%) Oracle
7 84 (1.76%) Citrix
8 81 (1.70%) LogRhythm
8 81 (1.70%) Qualys
9 73 (1.53%) ArcSight
10 72 (1.51%) Juniper
11 61 (1.28%) IBM
12 60 (1.26%) Apple
12 60 (1.26%) Symantec
13 55 (1.15%) CyberArk
14 51 (1.07%) Fortinet
15 50 (1.05%) Capita
16 46 (0.96%) Red Hat
17 45 (0.94%) Forcepoint
18 44 (0.92%) Sophos