Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 72 126
Rank change year-on-year -9 +54 +2
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 150 204 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.14% 3.77% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 4.15% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 127 156 136
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +16.96% +0.59%
10th Percentile £31,400 £26,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £56,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -

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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4426 4914 6453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 92.57% 90.82% 91.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3750 4156 5075
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Leeds

Information Security
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security in Leeds.

Salary trend for Information Security in Leeds

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Leeds over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 92 (61.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (40.67%) Risk Management
3 52 (34.67%) CISSP
4 45 (30.00%) Finance
5 44 (29.33%) CISM
6 43 (28.67%) PCI DSS
7 39 (26.00%) Firewall
8 33 (22.00%) CISA
9 32 (21.33%) Management Information System
9 32 (21.33%) Cisco
10 31 (20.67%) Microsoft
11 27 (18.00%) IT Audit
12 25 (16.67%) Security Management
13 23 (15.33%) Information Security Management
13 23 (15.33%) Data Protection
14 22 (14.67%) Risk Assessment
14 22 (14.67%) Windows
15 21 (14.00%) CEH
16 20 (13.33%) Security Testing
17 18 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (12.00%) VMware
18 17 (11.33%) ISMS
18 17 (11.33%) Degree
19 16 (10.67%) Penetration Testing
19 16 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (10.67%) SIEM
20 15 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
20 15 (10.00%) Security Operations
20 15 (10.00%) CRAMM
20 15 (10.00%) High Availability

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 11 (7.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.67%) IIS
4 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.00%) Firewall
2 14 (9.33%) LAN
3 13 (8.67%) VPN
4 10 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (6.00%) Network Security
6 8 (5.33%) Internet
7 5 (3.33%) SNMP
8 4 (2.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.67%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.00%) SAN
9 3 (2.00%) Wireless
9 3 (2.00%) Wireless Security
10 2 (1.33%) VLAN
10 2 (1.33%) WAN
11 1 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.00%) MySQL
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.33%) DB2
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (1.33%) QlikView
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 45 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (3.33%) Legal
3 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.00%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Games
5 1 (0.67%) Law
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (42.67%) Analyst
2 55 (36.67%) Security Analyst
3 32 (21.33%) Information Analyst
3 32 (21.33%) Information Security Analyst
4 24 (16.00%) Consultant
5 23 (15.33%) Security Consultant
6 21 (14.00%) Information Security Consultant
7 19 (12.67%) IT Analyst
8 16 (10.67%) Security Manager
9 13 (8.67%) IT Security Analyst
10 10 (6.67%) CISSP Analyst
10 10 (6.67%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
11 9 (6.00%) Information Manager
11 9 (6.00%) Information Security Manager
12 7 (4.67%) Information Assurance Consultant
12 7 (4.67%) Security Engineer
12 7 (4.67%) Security Specialist
13 6 (4.00%) Compliance Analyst
13 6 (4.00%) Security Officer
13 6 (4.00%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (0.67%) CSS
2 1 (0.67%) HTML
2 1 (0.67%) Node.js
2 1 (0.67%) React
2 1 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.33%) Management Information System
2 18 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.67%) NHS
5 3 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.33%) Clustering
6 2 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.67%) Windows
2 11 (7.33%) Unix
3 8 (5.33%) Linux
3 8 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.67%) Solaris
8 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (40.67%) Risk Management
2 27 (18.00%) IT Audit
3 25 (16.67%) Security Management
4 23 (15.33%) Data Protection
4 23 (15.33%) Information Security Management
5 22 (14.67%) Risk Assessment
6 20 (13.33%) Security Testing
7 17 (11.33%) ISMS
8 16 (10.67%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (10.67%) SIEM
9 15 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (10.00%) CRAMM
9 15 (10.00%) High Availability
9 15 (10.00%) Security Operations
10 13 (8.67%) OWASP
10 13 (8.67%) Security Monitoring
11 12 (8.00%) ITIL
12 11 (7.33%) Project Management
12 11 (7.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 11 (7.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.00%) SQL
2 4 (2.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.67%) Python
3 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (34.67%) CISSP
2 44 (29.33%) CISM
3 33 (22.00%) CISA
4 21 (14.00%) CEH
5 17 (11.33%) Degree
6 13 (8.67%) CCNA
6 13 (8.67%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (8.00%) CISMP
8 11 (7.33%) SANS
9 10 (6.67%) GIAC
10 9 (6.00%) CRISC
11 8 (5.33%) SSCP
12 6 (4.00%) CREST Certified
12 6 (4.00%) Master's Degree
13 5 (3.33%) OSCP
14 4 (2.67%) CCDA
14 4 (2.67%) CCIE
14 4 (2.67%) MCITP
14 4 (2.67%) MCSE
14 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (61.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (28.67%) PCI DSS
3 15 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 13 (8.67%) GDPR
5 9 (6.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (4.67%) Data Quality
6 7 (4.67%) ISO 9001
7 6 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (2.00%) PMO
10 2 (1.33%) ISO 14001
10 2 (1.33%) QA
11 1 (0.67%) COBIT
11 1 (0.67%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 16 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (8.67%) vSphere
4 2 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) WMI
2 4 (2.67%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.67%) Nagios
2 4 (2.67%) Nessus
2 4 (2.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (21.33%) Cisco
2 31 (20.67%) Microsoft
3 18 (12.00%) VMware
4 7 (4.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.33%) Darktrace
5 5 (3.33%) LogRhythm
5 5 (3.33%) Oracle
5 5 (3.33%) Palo Alto
5 5 (3.33%) Symantec
6 4 (2.67%) McAfee
6 4 (2.67%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.00%) Qualys
8 2 (1.33%) Citrix
8 2 (1.33%) CommVault
8 2 (1.33%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (1.33%) F5
8 2 (1.33%) NetApp
8 2 (1.33%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (1.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.67%) CyberArk