Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 116 87 88
Rank change year-on-year -29 +1 +23
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,270 3,205 4,605
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.90% 3.47% 3.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 3.76% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,602 2,471 3,092
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £91,225 £92,500 £95,000
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 72,705 85,265 124,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.81% 92.37% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 55,639 68,998 99,393
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £40,918 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021. 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 -32 877 £67,500 +3.85% 99
South East +1 465 £55,000 -4.97% 78
Midlands -26 291 £54,500 +3.81% 48
North of England -26 287 £53,250 -3.18% 85
West Midlands -25 222 £57,000 +8.57% 30
North West +15 158 £54,826 +7.50% 41
South West -52 152 £45,000 - 27
East of England +20 135 £56,250 -10.00% 29
Yorkshire -53 97 £55,000 -5.98% 35
East Midlands +8 70 £44,500 -15.24% 18
North East +36 37 £48,750 -18.75% 9
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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.

1 766 (33.74%) Cybersecurity
2 725 (31.94%) Management Information System
3 687 (30.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 665 (29.30%) Social Skills
5 525 (23.13%) CISSP
6 507 (22.33%) Azure
7 456 (20.09%) Finance
8 428 (18.85%) Microsoft
9 410 (18.06%) GDPR
10 369 (16.26%) Firewall
11 357 (15.73%) CISM
12 339 (14.93%) Risk Management
13 330 (14.54%) AWS
14 318 (14.01%) Security Operations
15 309 (13.61%) Data Protection
16 296 (13.04%) Project Management
17 283 (12.47%) Degree
18 281 (12.38%) Legal
19 266 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
20 264 (11.63%) NIST
21 256 (11.28%) SIEM
22 253 (11.15%) Windows
23 251 (11.06%) Security Management
24 249 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
25 248 (10.93%) ITIL
26 236 (10.40%) DevOps
27 233 (10.26%) PCI DSS
28 230 (10.13%) Vulnerability Management
29 225 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
30 221 (9.74%) Penetration Testing

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 38 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.45%) Apache
3 19 (0.84%) MS Exchange
4 14 (0.62%) IIS
5 11 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.31%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.26%) Confluence
8 4 (0.18%) CMS
8 4 (0.18%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.088%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.088%) Drupal
9 2 (0.088%) JBoss
9 2 (0.088%) nginx
9 2 (0.088%) TPMS
10 1 (0.044%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.044%) Camunda
10 1 (0.044%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.044%) SAS
10 1 (0.044%) Site Server
10 1 (0.044%) Tomcat
Applications
1 90 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.088%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.53%) NetSuite
2 9 (0.40%) Infor M3
3 8 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.31%) SAP Business One
5 6 (0.26%) Sentinel
6 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.18%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.088%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.088%) Line 50
7 2 (0.088%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.044%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.044%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.044%) FastStats
8 1 (0.044%) Magento
8 1 (0.044%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.044%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.044%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 507 (22.33%) Azure
2 330 (14.54%) AWS
3 195 (8.59%) Microsoft 365
4 149 (6.56%) SaaS
5 93 (4.10%) GCP
6 86 (3.79%) PaaS
7 73 (3.22%) IaaS
8 66 (2.91%) Serverless
9 48 (2.11%) Power Platform
10 47 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
11 45 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
12 38 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
13 33 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
14 26 (1.15%) Amazon S3
15 24 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
16 20 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
17 16 (0.70%) Azure Sentinel
17 16 (0.70%) Mimecast
18 15 (0.66%) BPaaS
19 14 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 369 (16.26%) Firewall
2 171 (7.53%) Network Security
3 98 (4.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 80 (3.52%) DNS
5 74 (3.26%) TCP/IP
6 57 (2.51%) LAN
7 54 (2.38%) WAN
8 49 (2.16%) HTTP
9 47 (2.07%) VPN
10 45 (1.98%) DHCP
11 44 (1.94%) Internet
12 37 (1.63%) SSL
13 26 (1.15%) Wireless
14 23 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (0.97%) SAN
16 15 (0.66%) FTP
17 14 (0.62%) WAAS
18 13 (0.57%) Cisco ISE
18 13 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 12 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.67%) Power BI
3 34 (1.50%) NoSQL
4 31 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (1.23%) Big Data
6 24 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
8 21 (0.93%) Relational Database
9 17 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
10 14 (0.62%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
11 11 (0.48%) Data Lake
11 11 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.40%) MySQL
14 8 (0.35%) Redis
14 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.35%) Tableau
15 7 (0.31%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 50 (2.20%) Jenkins
2 24 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.84%) TeamCity
4 16 (0.70%) Metasploit
5 15 (0.66%) JIRA
6 14 (0.62%) GitLab
6 14 (0.62%) Travis CI
7 10 (0.44%) Burp Suite
8 8 (0.35%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.31%) Spinnaker
10 5 (0.22%) Selenium
11 4 (0.18%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.13%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.088%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.088%) Mocha
13 2 (0.088%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.088%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.088%) sqlmap
13 2 (0.088%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 1 (0.044%) Subversion
General
1 665 (29.30%) Social Skills
2 456 (20.09%) Finance
3 281 (12.38%) Legal
4 266 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
5 186 (8.19%) Law
6 177 (7.80%) Manufacturing
7 163 (7.18%) Presentation Skills
8 131 (5.77%) Retail
9 130 (5.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 90 (3.96%) Banking
11 80 (3.52%) Organisational Skills
12 77 (3.39%) Public Sector
13 54 (2.38%) Telecoms
14 42 (1.85%) Influencing Skills
15 41 (1.81%) Aerospace
16 32 (1.41%) Marketing
17 26 (1.15%) Electronics
17 26 (1.15%) Military
18 24 (1.06%) Publishing
19 12 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 445 (19.60%) Analyst
2 263 (11.59%) Security Analyst
3 211 (9.30%) Security Engineer
4 188 (8.28%) Consultant
5 184 (8.11%) Security Manager
6 146 (6.43%) Architect
7 142 (6.26%) Administrator
8 124 (5.46%) Security Consultant
9 119 (5.24%) Information Analyst
10 114 (5.02%) Information Security Analyst
11 112 (4.93%) Data Administrator
12 108 (4.76%) Security Officer
13 103 (4.54%) Security Specialist
14 99 (4.36%) IT Analyst
14 99 (4.36%) Security Architect
15 96 (4.23%) Information Manager
16 93 (4.10%) Information Security Manager
17 91 (4.01%) Information Officer
18 90 (3.96%) Information Security Officer
19 82 (3.61%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.11%) .NET
2 39 (1.72%) Web Services
3 28 (1.23%) Middleware
4 27 (1.19%) HTML
4 27 (1.19%) SAML
5 26 (1.15%) JSON
5 26 (1.15%) XML
6 24 (1.06%) Kafka
7 23 (1.01%) OAuth
8 21 (0.93%) Apache NiFi
8 21 (0.93%) RESTful
9 17 (0.75%) LDAP
10 16 (0.70%) .NET Framework
10 16 (0.70%) React
11 15 (0.66%) OpenID
12 14 (0.62%) AngularJS
13 12 (0.53%) ASP.NET
13 12 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (0.53%) REST
14 11 (0.48%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 725 (31.94%) Management Information System
2 114 (5.02%) Cyberthreat
3 85 (3.74%) Data Centre
4 76 (3.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 73 (3.22%) Public Cloud
6 42 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
7 39 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (1.37%) Virtual Team
9 30 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (1.28%) Driving Licence
10 29 (1.28%) PKI
11 27 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 26 (1.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 26 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 23 (1.01%) Cyberattack
15 22 (0.97%) Cloud Native
15 22 (0.97%) User Experience
16 20 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
17 16 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 253 (11.15%) Windows
2 220 (9.69%) Linux
3 65 (2.86%) Unix
4 61 (2.69%) Windows Server
5 31 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 18 (0.79%) Android
6 18 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 14 (0.62%) Mac OS
8 13 (0.57%) CentOS
9 12 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.35%) Kali Linux
11 8 (0.35%) VMS
11 8 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.088%) Debian
15 2 (0.088%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 766 (33.74%) Cybersecurity
2 339 (14.93%) Risk Management
3 318 (14.01%) Security Operations
4 309 (13.61%) Data Protection
5 296 (13.04%) Project Management
6 256 (11.28%) SIEM
7 251 (11.06%) Security Management
8 249 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
9 248 (10.93%) ITIL
10 236 (10.40%) DevOps
11 230 (10.13%) Vulnerability Management
12 225 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
13 221 (9.74%) Penetration Testing
14 195 (8.59%) Security Architecture
15 188 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
16 186 (8.19%) Information Security Management
17 169 (7.44%) ISMS
18 165 (7.27%) Service Delivery
19 156 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
20 140 (6.17%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 184 (8.11%) Python
2 131 (5.77%) SQL
3 100 (4.41%) PowerShell
4 86 (3.79%) Java
5 56 (2.47%) C#
6 43 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 43 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 29 (1.28%) C
8 24 (1.06%) Ruby
9 21 (0.93%) Perl
10 19 (0.84%) Go
11 16 (0.70%) C++
12 12 (0.53%) PHP
13 11 (0.48%) R
14 8 (0.35%) VB
15 7 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.31%) VBA
15 7 (0.31%) VBScript
16 4 (0.18%) Groovy
16 4 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 525 (23.13%) CISSP
2 357 (15.73%) CISM
3 283 (12.47%) Degree
4 164 (7.22%) CISA
5 128 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
6 126 (5.55%) Security Cleared
7 88 (3.88%) CRISC
8 74 (3.26%) CEH
9 66 (2.91%) SC Cleared
10 61 (2.69%) CompTIA Security+
11 59 (2.60%) DV Cleared
12 58 (2.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 57 (2.51%) CCNA
14 55 (2.42%) SANS
15 53 (2.33%) SSCP
16 47 (2.07%) CCNP
17 46 (2.03%) OSCP
18 45 (1.98%) CESG Certified Professional
19 41 (1.81%) GIAC
20 39 (1.72%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 687 (30.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 410 (18.06%) GDPR
3 264 (11.63%) NIST
4 233 (10.26%) PCI DSS
5 176 (7.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 158 (6.96%) GRC
7 89 (3.92%) COBIT
8 73 (3.22%) SLA
9 61 (2.69%) NCSC
10 46 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 44 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 43 (1.89%) QA
13 37 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 34 (1.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 28 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 27 (1.19%) JSP 440
17 26 (1.15%) ISO 9001
17 26 (1.15%) SOC 2
18 25 (1.10%) NIST 800
19 22 (0.97%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 157 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.20%) Docker
3 49 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.93%) Firmware
5 15 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.40%) BitLocker
6 9 (0.40%) vSphere
7 8 (0.35%) vCloud
7 8 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.26%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 4 (0.18%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.13%) pfSense
11 1 (0.044%) HDFS
11 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.044%) oVirt
11 1 (0.044%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 89 (3.92%) Terraform
2 53 (2.33%) Ansible
3 52 (2.29%) Kubernetes
3 52 (2.29%) Nessus
4 32 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (1.41%) Puppet
5 28 (1.23%) CASB
5 28 (1.23%) SCCM
6 22 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.79%) QRadar
8 14 (0.62%) Consul
9 11 (0.48%) CSIRT
9 11 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 10 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
10 10 (0.44%) Nagios
11 9 (0.40%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.31%) linkerd
12 7 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.31%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 428 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 103 (4.54%) Cisco
3 81 (3.57%) Google
4 72 (3.17%) VMware
5 68 (3.00%) Splunk
6 60 (2.64%) CheckPoint
7 44 (1.94%) SAP
8 42 (1.85%) McAfee
9 41 (1.81%) ServiceNow
10 32 (1.41%) Palo Alto
11 28 (1.23%) LogRhythm
12 27 (1.19%) Qualys
13 26 (1.15%) Oracle
14 22 (0.97%) Blue Coat
15 21 (0.93%) CyberArk
15 21 (0.93%) Sun
16 19 (0.84%) IBM
17 17 (0.75%) Apple
17 17 (0.75%) FireEye
17 17 (0.75%) TOWER Software