Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 114 89 109
Rank change year-on-year -25 +20 -4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,986 2,288 4,121
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.98% 3.51% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 3.79% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,928 1,786 3,040
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
25th Percentile £46,000 £46,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £96,250 £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 93,931 60,299 123,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 93.66% 92.51% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 64,975 49,340 99,375
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -43 1,269 £67,500 +3.85% 175
South East -8 528 £57,500 - 110
North of England -4 411 £52,500 -4.55% 114
Midlands -21 341 £55,000 +8.91% 61
West Midlands -32 238 £56,250 +10.84% 43
North West +18 222 £54,576 +9.15% 67
South West -34 211 £44,020 +0.04% 43
East of England +40 168 £58,750 -2.08% 29
Yorkshire -41 147 £52,500 -8.70% 41
East Midlands -8 102 £52,500 +18.32% 17
North East +18 47 £52,500 +31.25% 6
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 955 (31.98%) Social Skills
2 892 (29.87%) Cybersecurity
3 843 (28.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 802 (26.86%) Management Information System
5 656 (21.97%) Azure
6 609 (20.40%) Microsoft
7 607 (20.33%) Finance
8 597 (19.99%) CISSP
9 556 (18.62%) Service Delivery
10 521 (17.45%) Line Management
11 498 (16.68%) AWS
12 447 (14.97%) Retail
13 443 (14.84%) Firewall
14 425 (14.23%) CISM
15 421 (14.10%) Security Operations
16 415 (13.90%) Risk Management
17 403 (13.50%) Agile Software Development
18 389 (13.03%) Degree
19 383 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
20 370 (12.39%) GDPR
21 362 (12.12%) DNA
22 350 (11.72%) NIST
23 342 (11.45%) Facilities Management
24 341 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
25 333 (11.15%) SIEM
26 318 (10.65%) Security Management
27 313 (10.48%) Vulnerability Management
28 309 (10.35%) ITIL
29 297 (9.95%) PCI DSS
30 286 (9.58%) Microsoft 365

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 82 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 22 (0.74%) Apache
3 21 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (0.70%) IIS
4 18 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 16 (0.54%) Confluence
6 11 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.33%) MTS
8 8 (0.27%) SAS
9 7 (0.23%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.17%) CMS
10 5 (0.17%) nginx
11 4 (0.13%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.067%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.067%) Drupal
13 1 (0.033%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.033%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.033%) Site Server
13 1 (0.033%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.033%) WordPress
Applications
1 190 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.10%) Revit
10 2 (0.067%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.033%) Figma
11 1 (0.033%) InVision
11 1 (0.033%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (0.64%) SAP HR
2 16 (0.54%) Maximo
3 12 (0.40%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.37%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.13%) FastStats
6 4 (0.13%) Unica
7 3 (0.10%) RESILIA
8 2 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.067%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.067%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.067%) Line 50
8 2 (0.067%) Magento
8 2 (0.067%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.033%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.033%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.033%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 656 (21.97%) Azure
2 498 (16.68%) AWS
3 286 (9.58%) Microsoft 365
4 182 (6.10%) SaaS
5 142 (4.76%) GCP
6 119 (3.99%) PaaS
7 106 (3.55%) IaaS
8 78 (2.61%) Serverless
9 73 (2.44%) Power Platform
10 63 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 50 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
12 38 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
13 24 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (0.70%) Mimecast
15 20 (0.67%) Azure Sentinel
16 19 (0.64%) Akamai
16 19 (0.64%) Datadog
17 17 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
17 17 (0.57%) CloudFront
17 17 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 443 (14.84%) Firewall
2 211 (7.07%) Network Security
3 99 (3.32%) DNS
4 80 (2.68%) VPN
5 78 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 69 (2.31%) TCP/IP
7 64 (2.14%) DHCP
7 64 (2.14%) Internet
8 52 (1.74%) WAN
9 46 (1.54%) LAN
10 43 (1.44%) HTTP
11 42 (1.41%) Wireless
12 35 (1.17%) SSL
13 28 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (0.74%) IPsec
15 21 (0.70%) Wireshark
16 20 (0.67%) SAN
17 16 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 16 (0.54%) VLAN
17 16 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.08%) Power BI
3 45 (1.51%) Big Data
4 33 (1.11%) NoSQL
5 30 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 28 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (0.77%) MySQL
8 21 (0.70%) Data Lake
8 21 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (0.70%) Tableau
9 18 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
11 15 (0.50%) GIS
12 14 (0.47%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.40%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
16 9 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 46 (1.54%) Jenkins
2 33 (1.11%) JIRA
3 32 (1.07%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.84%) Selenium
5 18 (0.60%) Travis CI
6 17 (0.57%) TeamCity
7 15 (0.50%) Cucumber
8 14 (0.47%) Spinnaker
9 13 (0.44%) Metasploit
10 10 (0.33%) GitLab
11 9 (0.30%) Burp Suite
11 9 (0.30%) SpecFlow
11 9 (0.30%) webpack
12 5 (0.17%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.17%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.10%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.067%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.067%) Mocha
14 2 (0.067%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (0.067%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 955 (31.98%) Social Skills
2 607 (20.33%) Finance
3 447 (14.97%) Retail
4 341 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
5 240 (8.04%) Legal
6 135 (4.52%) Public Sector
7 121 (4.05%) Organisational Skills
8 114 (3.82%) Law
9 106 (3.55%) Manufacturing
10 105 (3.52%) Banking
11 88 (2.95%) Influencing Skills
12 79 (2.65%) Telecoms
13 75 (2.51%) Presentation Skills
14 59 (1.98%) Marketing
15 41 (1.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 40 (1.34%) Electronics
17 34 (1.14%) Aerospace
18 28 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
19 27 (0.90%) Games
19 27 (0.90%) Military
Job Titles
1 525 (17.58%) Analyst
2 326 (10.92%) Security Analyst
3 254 (8.51%) Security Engineer
4 231 (7.74%) Consultant
5 219 (7.33%) Security Manager
6 203 (6.80%) Architect
7 160 (5.36%) Security Consultant
8 151 (5.06%) Information Analyst
9 146 (4.89%) Information Security Analyst
10 137 (4.59%) Information Manager
11 123 (4.12%) Information Security Manager
11 123 (4.12%) Security Specialist
12 120 (4.02%) Security Officer
13 113 (3.78%) IT Analyst
13 113 (3.78%) IT Manager
14 110 (3.68%) Security Architect
15 104 (3.48%) Information Security Officer
16 98 (3.28%) Information Officer
17 83 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
18 82 (2.75%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (1.94%) .NET
2 43 (1.44%) HTML
3 41 (1.37%) Middleware
4 34 (1.14%) React
5 32 (1.07%) AngularJS
6 30 (1.00%) Web Services
7 24 (0.80%) Kafka
8 23 (0.77%) JSON
9 21 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
10 20 (0.67%) CSS
11 18 (0.60%) .NET Framework
11 18 (0.60%) XML
12 17 (0.57%) Node.js
12 17 (0.57%) OAuth
13 16 (0.54%) REST
13 16 (0.54%) RESTful
13 16 (0.54%) SOAP
13 16 (0.54%) Vue.js
14 14 (0.47%) Apache NiFi
14 14 (0.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 802 (26.86%) Management Information System
2 206 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
3 144 (4.82%) Cyberthreat
4 115 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 101 (3.38%) Security Operations Centre
6 96 (3.22%) Driving Licence
7 68 (2.28%) Public Cloud
8 61 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
9 60 (2.01%) Cloud Native
10 56 (1.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 55 (1.84%) Virtual Team
12 42 (1.41%) Cyberattack
13 41 (1.37%) User Experience
14 38 (1.27%) Renewable Energy
15 36 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
16 35 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 33 (1.11%) NHS
18 32 (1.07%) Mobile App
19 26 (0.87%) PKI
20 24 (0.80%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 280 (9.38%) Windows
2 226 (7.57%) Linux
3 80 (2.68%) Windows Server
4 77 (2.58%) Unix
5 42 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 27 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 27 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (0.87%) Mac OS
8 23 (0.77%) Android
9 11 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
10 10 (0.33%) Solaris
10 10 (0.33%) VMS
11 8 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (0.17%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.13%) Kali Linux
15 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 892 (29.87%) Cybersecurity
2 556 (18.62%) Service Delivery
3 521 (17.45%) Line Management
4 421 (14.10%) Security Operations
5 415 (13.90%) Risk Management
6 403 (13.50%) Agile Software Development
7 383 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
8 362 (12.12%) DNA
9 342 (11.45%) Facilities Management
10 333 (11.15%) SIEM
11 318 (10.65%) Security Management
12 313 (10.48%) Vulnerability Management
13 309 (10.35%) ITIL
14 284 (9.51%) DevOps
15 274 (9.18%) Project Management
16 254 (8.51%) Data Protection
17 252 (8.44%) Continuous Improvement
18 246 (8.24%) Information Security Management
19 245 (8.20%) ISMS
20 237 (7.94%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 226 (7.57%) Python
2 178 (5.96%) SQL
3 129 (4.32%) C
4 116 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 86 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 81 (2.71%) Java
7 62 (2.08%) C#
8 47 (1.57%) Bash Shell
9 27 (0.90%) Go
10 26 (0.87%) Ruby
11 25 (0.84%) R
12 24 (0.80%) PHP
13 16 (0.54%) C++
14 15 (0.50%) Perl
14 15 (0.50%) VBA
15 13 (0.44%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.40%) T-SQL
17 10 (0.33%) Kotlin
18 9 (0.30%) VB
19 8 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 597 (19.99%) CISSP
2 425 (14.23%) CISM
3 389 (13.03%) Degree
4 189 (6.33%) CISA
5 142 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 135 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
7 89 (2.98%) CEH
8 84 (2.81%) CRISC
9 71 (2.38%) SC Cleared
10 68 (2.28%) DV Cleared
11 67 (2.24%) CompTIA Security+
12 65 (2.18%) GIAC
12 65 (2.18%) SANS
13 61 (2.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 57 (1.91%) CCNA
14 57 (1.91%) SSCP
15 53 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
15 53 (1.77%) OSCP
16 42 (1.41%) CSSLP
16 42 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 843 (28.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 370 (12.39%) GDPR
3 350 (11.72%) NIST
4 297 (9.95%) PCI DSS
5 244 (8.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 174 (5.83%) GRC
7 160 (5.36%) SLA
8 106 (3.55%) COBIT
9 72 (2.41%) QA
10 51 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 51 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 51 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 49 (1.64%) NCSC
11 49 (1.64%) NIST 800
12 30 (1.00%) ISO 9001
13 28 (0.94%) SOC 2
14 23 (0.77%) ISO 22301
15 21 (0.70%) COSHH
15 21 (0.70%) PMO
16 19 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 171 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 66 (2.21%) Docker
3 64 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.50%) Firmware
6 14 (0.47%) vSphere
7 12 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.23%) HDFS
11 6 (0.20%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 4 (0.13%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.13%) vCloud
12 4 (0.13%) XenApp
13 3 (0.10%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.10%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.067%) KVM
14 2 (0.067%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 87 (2.91%) Terraform
2 71 (2.38%) Kubernetes
3 54 (1.81%) Ansible
3 54 (1.81%) Nessus
4 37 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
4 37 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
5 33 (1.11%) QRadar
6 32 (1.07%) CASB
7 24 (0.80%) Puppet
8 19 (0.64%) Nagios
8 19 (0.64%) SCCM
9 18 (0.60%) Consul
10 14 (0.47%) Sysdig
11 13 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 12 (0.40%) Kibana
13 10 (0.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 10 (0.33%) HP Fortify
14 9 (0.30%) RSA Archer
15 7 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
15 7 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 609 (20.40%) Microsoft
2 142 (4.76%) Cisco
3 113 (3.78%) Google
4 92 (3.08%) Splunk
5 85 (2.85%) VMware
6 78 (2.61%) SAP
7 53 (1.77%) CheckPoint
7 53 (1.77%) ServiceNow
8 49 (1.64%) Oracle
9 41 (1.37%) Palo Alto
10 32 (1.07%) Apple
11 30 (1.00%) Qualys
12 28 (0.94%) McAfee
13 25 (0.84%) Citrix
13 25 (0.84%) LogRhythm
14 24 (0.80%) Zscaler
15 23 (0.77%) Sun
16 21 (0.70%) HP
16 21 (0.70%) New Relic
17 19 (0.64%) CyberArk