Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 76 97
Rank change year-on-year -14 +21 -39
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 82 159 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.65% 3.57% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 3.83% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 64 137 119
Leeds median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -1.10%
10th Percentile £38,838 £33,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £92,600 £80,500 £67,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £53,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -5.26%

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 2,868 4,149 4,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 92.64% 93.15% 94.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,461 3,487 3,945
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 20 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 36 (43.90%) CISSP
2 31 (37.80%) Firewall
3 30 (36.59%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (34.15%) GIAC
5 27 (32.93%) CISM
6 22 (26.83%) Risk Management
7 21 (25.61%) Security Architecture
8 20 (24.39%) Security Operations
8 20 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (24.39%) Cisco
9 19 (23.17%) SANS
9 19 (23.17%) GDPR
10 18 (21.95%) CISA
10 18 (21.95%) CEH
11 17 (20.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 16 (19.51%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (19.51%) Management Information System
13 15 (18.29%) Web Filtering
14 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (17.07%) Windows
14 14 (17.07%) Legal
15 13 (15.85%) SSCP
15 13 (15.85%) CSSLP
15 13 (15.85%) ISMS
15 13 (15.85%) Email Filtering
15 13 (15.85%) Data Engineering
16 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
16 12 (14.63%) Finance
17 11 (13.41%) Security Management
18 10 (12.20%) Active Directory

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 2 (2.44%) Confluence
1 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.76%) Office 365
4 5 (6.10%) SaaS
5 2 (2.44%) IaaS
5 2 (2.44%) PaaS
6 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (37.80%) Firewall
2 10 (12.20%) VPN
3 7 (8.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (7.32%) WAN
5 4 (4.88%) DNS
5 4 (4.88%) LAN
5 4 (4.88%) Network Security
5 4 (4.88%) SAN
5 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.66%) DSL
6 3 (3.66%) SMTP
6 3 (3.66%) SNMP
6 3 (3.66%) VLAN
6 3 (3.66%) Wireless
7 2 (2.44%) Broadband
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.44%) DHCP
7 2 (2.44%) NAS
7 2 (2.44%) VoIP
7 2 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Big Data
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.22%) OLAP
3 1 (1.22%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) WinDbg
General
1 14 (17.07%) Legal
2 12 (14.63%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Architect
2 14 (17.07%) Analyst
2 14 (17.07%) Security Analyst
3 10 (12.20%) Security Architect
3 10 (12.20%) Security Specialist
4 9 (10.98%) Team Leader
5 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) IT Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Operations Team Leader
6 6 (7.32%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Consultant
6 6 (7.32%) Engineering Specialist
6 6 (7.32%) Security Manager
7 5 (6.10%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Information Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.10%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.66%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.44%) Clustering
5 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.44%) Handset
5 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.22%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Linux
2 6 (7.32%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.10%) Windows 10
3 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.22%) Unix
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (36.59%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (26.83%) Risk Management
3 21 (25.61%) Security Architecture
4 20 (24.39%) Security Operations
4 20 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (19.51%) Kalman Filter
6 15 (18.29%) Web Filtering
7 13 (15.85%) Data Engineering
7 13 (15.85%) Email Filtering
7 13 (15.85%) ISMS
8 11 (13.41%) Security Management
9 10 (12.20%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (12.20%) Project Delivery
9 10 (12.20%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (10.98%) Data Protection
10 9 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (10.98%) Service Management
11 8 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (9.76%) Data Governance
12 7 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) Python
2 5 (6.10%) SQL
3 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.44%) C#
4 2 (2.44%) Ruby
4 2 (2.44%) VBScript
5 1 (1.22%) C
5 1 (1.22%) C++
5 1 (1.22%) Java
5 1 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (43.90%) CISSP
2 28 (34.15%) GIAC
3 27 (32.93%) CISM
4 19 (23.17%) SANS
5 18 (21.95%) CEH
5 18 (21.95%) CISA
6 13 (15.85%) CSSLP
6 13 (15.85%) SSCP
7 7 (8.54%) CCSP
7 7 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (8.54%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (8.54%) Degree
8 5 (6.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (4.88%) CISMP
10 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
10 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.44%) CCVP
11 2 (2.44%) CRISC
11 2 (2.44%) DBS Check
11 2 (2.44%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.17%) GDPR
2 17 (20.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (12.20%) PCI DSS
4 7 (8.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (6.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (2.44%) NIST
6 2 (2.44%) SLA
7 1 (1.22%) COBIT
7 1 (1.22%) ISO 31000
7 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (1.22%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.44%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) SCCM
2 2 (2.44%) CASB
2 2 (2.44%) WSUS
3 1 (1.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (24.39%) Cisco
2 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.66%) Qualys
3 3 (3.66%) VMware
4 2 (2.44%) Dell
4 2 (2.44%) HP
4 2 (2.44%) NetApp
4 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.44%) Sonus
5 1 (1.22%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.22%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.22%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.22%) Splunk