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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / England
Rank 122 103 159
Rank change year-on-year -19 +56  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2025 2813 2012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.54% 2.90% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 3.28% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1515 2289 1589
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,850 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 71048 85804 86462
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.07% 88.61% 86.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58845 71773 70672
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 1056 £66,750 +5.53% 127
South East -73 258 £55,000 +4.76% 50
North West -9 163 £53,573 -2.59% 19
South West -11 138 £52,500 +0.84% 14
West Midlands -14 125 £50,500 -12.17% 24
East of England -18 117 £47,500 -9.52% 18
Yorkshire -71 90 £41,500 -7.77% 9
East Midlands -8 58 £45,000 -25.00% 6
North East +19 17 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Midlands +16 3 £90,000 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 1787 (40.24%) CISSP
2 1387 (31.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1289 (29.02%) CISM
4 1186 (26.71%) Finance
5 1100 (24.77%) Cybersecurity
6 1071 (24.12%) Management Information System
7 1014 (22.83%) Risk Management
8 964 (21.71%) Degree
9 888 (20.00%) Firewall
10 848 (19.09%) CISA
11 712 (16.03%) Windows
12 701 (15.78%) PCI DSS
13 677 (15.24%) SIEM
14 650 (14.64%) Linux
15 583 (13.13%) Security Management
15 583 (13.13%) Security Operations
16 578 (13.02%) Network Security
17 577 (12.99%) Data Protection
18 573 (12.90%) ITIL
19 560 (12.61%) Penetration Testing
20 531 (11.96%) Security Architecture
21 504 (11.35%) Security Cleared
22 452 (10.18%) Information Security Management
23 446 (10.04%) Vulnerability Management
24 430 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
25 415 (9.34%) Microsoft
26 405 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
27 381 (8.58%) Unix
28 358 (8.06%) Risk Assessment
29 350 (7.88%) Computer Science

Information Security
Top Related 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
1 121 (2.72%) IIS
2 67 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
3 60 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 56 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 55 (1.24%) Apache Spark
6 48 (1.08%) Apache Pig
7 27 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 23 (0.52%) Confluence
9 22 (0.50%) Apache
10 21 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.34%) JBoss
13 14 (0.32%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.27%) CMS
14 12 (0.27%) Skype for Business
15 7 (0.16%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.14%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
17 5 (0.11%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 211 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 126 (2.84%) MS Office
3 56 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.74%) MS Project
6 5 (0.11%) GIMP
6 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.023%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.023%) Revit
8 1 (0.023%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.023%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (0.74%) Sentinel
2 25 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 16 (0.36%) assyst
5 14 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.11%) Sage CRM
8 4 (0.090%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 3 (0.068%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.045%) Bankmaster
10 2 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.045%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.023%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.023%) ResourceLink
11 1 (0.023%) SAP CO
11 1 (0.023%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.023%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.023%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 145 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (1.73%) Office 365
4 70 (1.58%) SaaS
5 51 (1.15%) IaaS
6 34 (0.77%) PaaS
7 28 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.20%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
13 5 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.090%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.090%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.090%) Heroku
14 4 (0.090%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.068%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.068%) Bluemix
15 3 (0.068%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 888 (20.00%) Firewall
2 578 (13.02%) Network Security
3 286 (6.44%) TCP/IP
4 274 (6.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 175 (3.94%) VPN
6 155 (3.49%) LAN
7 148 (3.33%) Internet
8 147 (3.31%) DNS
9 140 (3.15%) WAN
10 109 (2.45%) Wireless
11 103 (2.32%) SSL
12 75 (1.69%) HTTP
13 70 (1.58%) DHCP
14 63 (1.42%) LDAP
15 47 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
16 46 (1.04%) SAN
16 46 (1.04%) Wireshark
17 40 (0.90%) HSRP
18 39 (0.88%) OSPF
19 35 (0.79%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 96 (2.16%) Big Data
3 94 (2.12%) Relational Database
4 88 (1.98%) MySQL
5 82 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 62 (1.40%) MongoDB
7 54 (1.22%) RDBMS
8 50 (1.13%) Apache Hive
9 48 (1.08%) GIS
10 32 (0.72%) Oracle Database
11 31 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
14 19 (0.43%) Bigtable
15 18 (0.41%) NoSQL
16 13 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 9 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
18 9 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 7 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (0.70%) Burp Suite
2 29 (0.65%) JIRA
3 24 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 18 (0.41%) Selenium
6 17 (0.38%) AppScan
7 16 (0.36%) Cucumber
7 16 (0.36%) Subversion
8 15 (0.34%) Metasploit
9 12 (0.27%) Paros
9 12 (0.27%) WebScarab
10 11 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.18%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.14%) Hudson
13 5 (0.11%) Gitweb
13 5 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
14 3 (0.068%) ClearCase
14 3 (0.068%) GoCD
14 3 (0.068%) sqlmap
14 3 (0.068%) Travis CI
General
1 1186 (26.71%) Finance
2 305 (6.87%) Banking
3 291 (6.55%) Legal
4 178 (4.01%) Retail
5 149 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 80 (1.80%) Marketing
7 75 (1.69%) Law
8 67 (1.51%) Military
9 59 (1.33%) Advertising
9 59 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 53 (1.19%) Games
10 53 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 24 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.50%) Front Office
13 20 (0.45%) Aerospace
14 19 (0.43%) Publishing
15 16 (0.36%) Spanish Language
16 15 (0.34%) German Language
17 14 (0.32%) Local Government
18 13 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 922 (20.76%) Analyst
2 721 (16.24%) Security Analyst
3 657 (14.79%) Security Manager
4 450 (10.13%) Consultant
5 386 (8.69%) Architect
6 383 (8.62%) Information Analyst
7 375 (8.44%) Information Security Analyst
8 363 (8.17%) Information Manager
9 351 (7.90%) Information Security Manager
10 338 (7.61%) Security Consultant
11 313 (7.05%) Security Engineer
12 260 (5.85%) Security Architect
13 219 (4.93%) Security Officer
14 202 (4.55%) Security Specialist
15 183 (4.12%) IT Manager
16 177 (3.99%) Information Security Officer
17 156 (3.51%) Information Officer
18 153 (3.45%) Information Security Consultant
19 142 (3.20%) Information Security Engineer
20 130 (2.93%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (2.57%) HTML
2 100 (2.25%) .NET
3 82 (1.85%) CSS
4 80 (1.80%) Web Services
5 77 (1.73%) Middleware
6 68 (1.53%) SailPoint
7 65 (1.46%) jQuery
8 62 (1.40%) HTML5
9 53 (1.19%) Node.js
10 52 (1.17%) Hibernate
10 52 (1.17%) Spring
11 50 (1.13%) AngularJS
12 47 (1.06%) Apache Camel
13 46 (1.04%) CSS3
13 46 (1.04%) Java EE
14 39 (0.88%) LAMP
15 38 (0.86%) XML
16 31 (0.70%) ASP.NET
17 30 (0.68%) 802.1X
18 23 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1071 (24.12%) Management Information System
2 350 (7.88%) Computer Science
3 340 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
4 222 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 211 (4.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 203 (4.57%) Data Protection Act
7 123 (2.77%) CESG
8 111 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
9 94 (2.12%) PKI
10 86 (1.94%) Cyber Attack
11 62 (1.40%) Driving Licence
12 54 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 52 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 49 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
15 46 (1.04%) Mainframe
16 40 (0.90%) Fintech
17 38 (0.86%) BYOD
18 36 (0.81%) NHS
18 36 (0.81%) Virtual Team
19 33 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 712 (16.03%) Windows
2 650 (14.64%) Linux
3 381 (8.58%) Unix
4 189 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 130 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 101 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 41 (0.92%) Mac OS X
9 31 (0.70%) CentOS
10 24 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (0.52%) Windows 7
12 22 (0.50%) AIX
12 22 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 20 (0.45%) Solaris
14 17 (0.38%) Android
14 17 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 17 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1100 (24.77%) Cybersecurity
2 1014 (22.83%) Risk Management
3 677 (15.24%) SIEM
4 583 (13.13%) Security Management
4 583 (13.13%) Security Operations
5 577 (12.99%) Data Protection
6 573 (12.90%) ITIL
7 560 (12.61%) Penetration Testing
8 531 (11.96%) Security Architecture
9 452 (10.18%) Information Security Management
10 446 (10.04%) Vulnerability Management
11 430 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
12 405 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 358 (8.06%) Risk Assessment
14 349 (7.86%) Continuous Improvement
15 342 (7.70%) Incident Management
16 324 (7.30%) Project Management
17 298 (6.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 282 (6.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 280 (6.30%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 267 (6.01%) Python
2 264 (5.94%) Java
3 259 (5.83%) C
4 204 (4.59%) SQL
5 182 (4.10%) Perl
6 153 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 116 (2.61%) Ruby
8 88 (1.98%) C++
9 86 (1.94%) C#
10 82 (1.85%) PHP
11 64 (1.44%) PowerShell
12 53 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 31 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 22 (0.50%) Bourne shell
15 16 (0.36%) BeanShell
16 14 (0.32%) Korn
17 13 (0.29%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.27%) Scala
19 10 (0.23%) VB.NET
20 5 (0.11%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 1787 (40.24%) CISSP
2 1289 (29.02%) CISM
3 964 (21.71%) Degree
4 848 (19.09%) CISA
5 504 (11.35%) Security Cleared
6 318 (7.16%) SC Cleared
7 302 (6.80%) GIAC
8 293 (6.60%) CEH
9 283 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
10 265 (5.97%) SANS
11 160 (3.60%) DV Cleared
12 155 (3.49%) GCIH
13 154 (3.47%) CRISC
14 135 (3.04%) CESG Certified Professional
15 133 (2.99%) CCNP
16 122 (2.75%) GCIA
17 110 (2.48%) CISMP
18 108 (2.43%) CREST Certified
19 105 (2.36%) CCNA
20 76 (1.71%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1387 (31.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 701 (15.78%) PCI DSS
3 277 (6.24%) COBIT
4 135 (3.04%) QA
5 109 (2.45%) GDPR
6 106 (2.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 103 (2.32%) SLA
8 86 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 78 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 53 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 49 (1.10%) ISO27002
12 43 (0.97%) RMADS
13 42 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 40 (0.90%) ISO22301
15 33 (0.74%) ISO 9001
16 29 (0.65%) GPG13
17 24 (0.54%) JSP 440
18 18 (0.41%) Data Quality
19 17 (0.38%) PMO
20 11 (0.25%) BS7799
System Software
1 267 (6.01%) Active Directory
2 177 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (2.57%) Hyper-V
4 58 (1.31%) Snort
5 43 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 25 (0.56%) ProxySG
7 24 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (0.47%) Firmware
8 21 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.45%) Docker
10 17 (0.38%) iptables
11 9 (0.20%) HDFS
11 9 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.20%) vSphere
12 7 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.14%) XenServer
14 4 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.090%) XenApp
15 3 (0.068%) NDS
Systems Management
1 157 (3.54%) Nessus
2 85 (1.91%) CSIRT
3 83 (1.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 63 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
5 57 (1.28%) SCCM
6 48 (1.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 39 (0.88%) QRadar
8 33 (0.74%) Puppet
9 32 (0.72%) WSUS
10 25 (0.56%) logstash
11 23 (0.52%) PowerBroker
12 22 (0.50%) Nmap
13 20 (0.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 20 (0.45%) RSA enVision
14 19 (0.43%) Ansible
14 19 (0.43%) EnCase
15 18 (0.41%) Kibana
15 18 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
16 17 (0.38%) SELinux
17 15 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 415 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 318 (7.16%) Cisco
3 223 (5.02%) VMware
4 190 (4.28%) Oracle
5 159 (3.58%) Splunk
6 142 (3.20%) CheckPoint
7 135 (3.04%) Palo Alto
8 119 (2.68%) Intel Security
9 109 (2.45%) Juniper
10 104 (2.34%) ArcSight
11 85 (1.91%) Qualys
12 79 (1.78%) HP
13 78 (1.76%) F5
14 70 (1.58%) Fortinet
15 68 (1.53%) CyberArk
15 68 (1.53%) LogRhythm
16 67 (1.51%) Blue Coat
17 54 (1.22%) ServiceNow
18 52 (1.17%) Citrix
19 51 (1.15%) Symantec
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,000 + Car Allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 45,000 + Car
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,00 + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus, family PMI
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Pension & Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 18 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65500 per annum + Car allowance 5.5k, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car, PMI, Flexible benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k -£50k
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Circa £35k - £40k + Bonus + Corporat
Posted: 16 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 23 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Health, Pension, Gym
Posted: 3 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Square One Resources
Salary: From £60,000 to £64,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, stock, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago