Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 104 91 102
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11 -6
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 3,481 1,535 3,997
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.12% 3.37% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 3.62% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2,113 1,240 2,901
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,500 £47,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £103,750 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +6.84% -2.50%

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 105,160 42,437 117,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.29% 93.14% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 70,521 35,739 94,792
10th Percentile £33,000 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -44 1,421 £67,500 -3.57% 195
South East +20 706 £57,500 +3.18% 80
North of England +14 559 £50,000 -4.31% 101
Midlands -8 367 £56,250 +7.14% 71
North West +18 329 £50,000 -9.09% 61
West Midlands -15 241 £55,000 +4.76% 49
South West +2 221 £50,000 -3.09% 38
Yorkshire -20 191 £50,000 - 32
East of England -9 144 £55,000 -15.38% 40
East Midlands -7 118 £60,000 +35.22% 22
North East +3 44 £56,250 +26.40% 8
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 1,151 (33.07%) Social Skills
2 1,037 (29.79%) Cybersecurity
3 952 (27.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 948 (27.23%) Management Information System
5 821 (23.59%) Azure
6 804 (23.10%) Microsoft
7 783 (22.49%) Service Delivery
8 741 (21.29%) Line Management
9 694 (19.94%) Finance
10 645 (18.53%) Risk Management
11 620 (17.81%) CISSP
12 609 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
13 603 (17.32%) AWS
14 599 (17.21%) Retail
15 503 (14.45%) Facilities Management
16 494 (14.19%) Degree
17 472 (13.56%) Firewall
18 461 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
19 454 (13.04%) CISM
20 429 (12.32%) GDPR
21 391 (11.23%) SIEM
22 383 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
23 380 (10.92%) DevOps
24 379 (10.89%) NIST
25 377 (10.83%) Windows
26 372 (10.69%) Security Operations
27 369 (10.60%) Microsoft 365
28 351 (10.08%) ITIL
29 341 (9.80%) Security Management
30 339 (9.74%) Python

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
1 108 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.21%) Confluence
3 23 (0.66%) Apache Spark
3 23 (0.66%) IIS
4 22 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 17 (0.49%) SAS
7 13 (0.37%) Apache
8 12 (0.34%) MTS
8 12 (0.34%) nginx
9 6 (0.17%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.14%) CMS
10 5 (0.14%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.086%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.057%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.057%) Drupal
13 2 (0.057%) TPMS
14 1 (0.029%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.029%) WordPress
Applications
1 273 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 217 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.29%) AutoCAD
6 10 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
7 8 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 8 (0.23%) InDesign
8 6 (0.17%) Revit
9 5 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.086%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.029%) Figma
12 1 (0.029%) InVision
12 1 (0.029%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 53 (1.52%) Sentinel
2 38 (1.09%) Maximo
3 23 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (0.60%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.14%) RESILIA
5 5 (0.14%) Unica
6 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.086%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.086%) FastStats
7 3 (0.086%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 3 (0.086%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.057%) Magento
9 1 (0.029%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.029%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.029%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.029%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.029%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.029%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 821 (23.59%) Azure
2 603 (17.32%) AWS
3 369 (10.60%) Microsoft 365
4 190 (5.46%) SaaS
5 138 (3.96%) GCP
6 124 (3.56%) IaaS
6 124 (3.56%) Power Platform
7 119 (3.42%) PaaS
8 99 (2.84%) Serverless
9 75 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
10 72 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
11 55 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
12 54 (1.55%) Azure Sentinel
13 52 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
14 45 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 43 (1.24%) Amazon S3
15 43 (1.24%) CloudFront
16 37 (1.06%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 37 (1.06%) AWS CloudTrail
17 34 (0.98%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 472 (13.56%) Firewall
2 218 (6.26%) Network Security
3 92 (2.64%) DNS
4 90 (2.59%) VPN
5 83 (2.38%) WAN
6 80 (2.30%) TCP/IP
7 78 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 68 (1.95%) Internet
9 55 (1.58%) LAN
10 53 (1.52%) DHCP
11 41 (1.18%) Wireless
12 39 (1.12%) HTTP
13 37 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
15 30 (0.86%) SSL
16 26 (0.75%) VLAN
17 25 (0.72%) Wireshark
18 22 (0.63%) Cisco ISE
19 21 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 21 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (4.45%) SQL Server
2 116 (3.33%) Power BI
3 112 (3.22%) Big Data
4 110 (3.16%) NoSQL
5 88 (2.53%) MongoDB
6 83 (2.38%) Data Lake
7 74 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 61 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 46 (1.32%) HDInsight
10 42 (1.21%) MySQL
11 41 (1.18%) Relational Database
12 34 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
13 31 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
14 30 (0.86%) Hadoop
15 26 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
16 23 (0.66%) RDBMS
16 23 (0.66%) Tableau
17 22 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
18 16 (0.46%) BigQuery
18 16 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 67 (1.92%) JIRA
2 66 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 63 (1.81%) Jenkins
4 38 (1.09%) Selenium
5 16 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (0.40%) Cucumber
6 14 (0.40%) GitLab
6 14 (0.40%) JUnit
6 14 (0.40%) TeamCity
7 13 (0.37%) Burp Suite
7 13 (0.37%) Jasmine
7 13 (0.37%) Protractor
7 13 (0.37%) SpecFlow
7 13 (0.37%) webpack
8 10 (0.29%) Metasploit
9 9 (0.26%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.26%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.23%) CircleCI
10 8 (0.23%) Spinnaker
10 8 (0.23%) Travis CI
General
1 1,151 (33.07%) Social Skills
2 694 (19.94%) Finance
3 599 (17.21%) Retail
4 383 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
5 332 (9.54%) Legal
6 157 (4.51%) Public Sector
7 154 (4.42%) Organisational Skills
8 145 (4.17%) Law
9 131 (3.76%) Presentation Skills
10 126 (3.62%) Banking
11 113 (3.25%) Influencing Skills
12 107 (3.07%) Manufacturing
12 107 (3.07%) Telecoms
13 83 (2.38%) Marketing
14 66 (1.90%) Electronics
15 46 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 29 (0.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 29 (0.83%) Publishing
17 27 (0.78%) Games
18 24 (0.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 530 (15.23%) Analyst
2 350 (10.05%) Security Analyst
3 310 (8.91%) Security Engineer
4 271 (7.79%) Architect
5 261 (7.50%) Security Manager
6 227 (6.52%) Consultant
7 168 (4.83%) Information Analyst
8 167 (4.80%) Security Architect
9 166 (4.77%) Information Security Analyst
10 155 (4.45%) Information Manager
11 147 (4.22%) Information Security Manager
12 144 (4.14%) Security Consultant
13 124 (3.56%) Security Specialist
14 114 (3.27%) Cybersecurity Engineer
15 112 (3.22%) IT Manager
16 109 (3.13%) Developer
17 106 (3.05%) Security Officer
18 97 (2.79%) IT Analyst
19 85 (2.44%) Information Officer
20 84 (2.41%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (2.96%) .NET
2 86 (2.47%) React
3 77 (2.21%) AngularJS
4 69 (1.98%) HTML
5 65 (1.87%) Web Services
6 56 (1.61%) Middleware
7 53 (1.52%) REST
8 51 (1.47%) ASP.NET
9 49 (1.41%) JSON
10 45 (1.29%) SOAP
11 44 (1.26%) jQuery
12 42 (1.21%) XML
13 39 (1.12%) Node.js
14 38 (1.09%) CSS
15 37 (1.06%) .NET Framework
16 36 (1.03%) Entity Framework
17 31 (0.89%) Vue.js
18 28 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
18 28 (0.80%) Kafka
19 25 (0.72%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 948 (27.23%) Management Information System
2 273 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
3 157 (4.51%) Cyberthreat
4 115 (3.30%) Data Centre
5 90 (2.59%) Driving Licence
6 87 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
6 87 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
7 56 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 55 (1.58%) Cloud Native
8 55 (1.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 50 (1.44%) Social Media
10 49 (1.41%) Cyberattack
11 48 (1.38%) User Experience
12 43 (1.24%) Renewable Energy
13 37 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
13 37 (1.06%) Tandem
14 35 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 32 (0.92%) Mobile App
16 30 (0.86%) PKI
16 30 (0.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 377 (10.83%) Windows
2 280 (8.04%) Linux
3 116 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 88 (2.53%) Unix
5 62 (1.78%) Mac OS
6 59 (1.69%) Windows 10
7 42 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (0.86%) VMS
9 28 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
10 19 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
11 16 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.40%) Android
12 14 (0.40%) Solaris
13 10 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.14%) Debian
16 5 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.11%) Kali Linux
17 4 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,037 (29.79%) Cybersecurity
2 783 (22.49%) Service Delivery
3 741 (21.29%) Line Management
4 645 (18.53%) Risk Management
5 609 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
6 503 (14.45%) Facilities Management
7 461 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
8 391 (11.23%) SIEM
9 380 (10.92%) DevOps
10 372 (10.69%) Security Operations
11 351 (10.08%) ITIL
12 341 (9.80%) Security Management
13 323 (9.28%) Data Protection
14 295 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 285 (8.19%) Vulnerability Management
16 273 (7.84%) Project Management
17 270 (7.76%) Information Security Management
18 268 (7.70%) Analytics
19 265 (7.61%) ISMS
20 263 (7.56%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 339 (9.74%) Python
2 289 (8.30%) SQL
3 204 (5.86%) C#
4 196 (5.63%) PowerShell
5 193 (5.54%) JavaScript
6 146 (4.19%) C
7 140 (4.02%) Java
8 65 (1.87%) VB
9 57 (1.64%) Ruby
10 54 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 49 (1.41%) Perl
12 31 (0.89%) Go
13 28 (0.80%) PHP
14 23 (0.66%) R
15 21 (0.60%) T-SQL
16 19 (0.55%) VBA
17 17 (0.49%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.40%) C++
19 13 (0.37%) TypeScript
20 9 (0.26%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 620 (17.81%) CISSP
2 494 (14.19%) Degree
3 454 (13.04%) CISM
4 201 (5.77%) CISA
5 153 (4.40%) Security Cleared
6 150 (4.31%) CEH
7 136 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
8 105 (3.02%) CRISC
9 97 (2.79%) SANS
10 95 (2.73%) SC Cleared
11 81 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 66 (1.90%) CCNA
13 65 (1.87%) CompTIA Security+
13 65 (1.87%) GIAC
13 65 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 52 (1.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 50 (1.44%) SSCP
16 49 (1.41%) GCIH
17 48 (1.38%) DV Cleared
17 48 (1.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 952 (27.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 429 (12.32%) GDPR
3 379 (10.89%) NIST
4 319 (9.16%) PCI DSS
5 282 (8.10%) Cyber Essentials
6 203 (5.83%) SLA
7 152 (4.37%) GRC
8 138 (3.96%) COBIT
9 104 (2.99%) QA
10 88 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 76 (2.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 65 (1.87%) NCSC
13 47 (1.35%) SOC 2
14 41 (1.18%) NIST 800
15 38 (1.09%) Data Quality
15 38 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 31 (0.89%) ISO 22301
17 28 (0.80%) ISO 9001
18 24 (0.69%) PMO
19 23 (0.66%) IASME
System Software
1 204 (5.86%) Active Directory
2 83 (2.38%) Docker
3 59 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.40%) Firmware
7 12 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (0.29%) vSphere
10 9 (0.26%) BitLocker
11 8 (0.23%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.17%) HDFS
12 6 (0.17%) XenApp
13 5 (0.14%) KVM
13 5 (0.14%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.11%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.057%) RACF
15 2 (0.057%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 98 (2.82%) Kubernetes
2 86 (2.47%) Terraform
3 41 (1.18%) Ansible
4 39 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 35 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
6 34 (0.98%) Nessus
6 34 (0.98%) QRadar
7 18 (0.52%) SCCM
8 17 (0.49%) CASB
8 17 (0.49%) HP Fortify
8 17 (0.49%) Puppet
9 15 (0.43%) Kibana
10 14 (0.40%) Consul
11 13 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 12 (0.34%) Nagios
13 11 (0.32%) CSIRT
13 11 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
15 9 (0.26%) Galera Cluster
15 9 (0.26%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 804 (23.10%) Microsoft
2 163 (4.68%) Cisco
3 126 (3.62%) Google
4 101 (2.90%) Splunk
5 99 (2.84%) VMware
6 84 (2.41%) SAP
7 65 (1.87%) Oracle
8 57 (1.64%) Databricks
9 52 (1.49%) CheckPoint
10 47 (1.35%) Palantir
11 42 (1.21%) Apple
11 42 (1.21%) ServiceNow
12 37 (1.06%) Palo Alto
13 33 (0.95%) Meraki
14 32 (0.92%) Citrix
15 31 (0.89%) Qualys
16 29 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
16 29 (0.83%) Zscaler
17 26 (0.75%) Atlassian
18 25 (0.72%) LogRhythm