Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 55 86
Rank change year-on-year -17 +31 +26
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 131 198 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.86% 4.22% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 4.49% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 112 137 129
Leeds median annual salary £42,250 £45,150 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.42% +0.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £35,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £70,500 £73,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +6.74%

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 3,104 4,412 4,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 91.54% 93.99% 92.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,617 3,743 4,157
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Leeds

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 51 (38.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (23.66%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (22.90%) PCI DSS
4 29 (22.14%) Data Protection
4 29 (22.14%) Microsoft
5 27 (20.61%) Risk Management
6 26 (19.85%) Penetration Testing
6 26 (19.85%) GDPR
7 25 (19.08%) Management Information System
8 22 (16.79%) Security Management
9 21 (16.03%) Security Testing
9 21 (16.03%) IT Audit
10 20 (15.27%) CISM
10 20 (15.27%) Windows
11 19 (14.50%) CISSP
11 19 (14.50%) Information Security Management
12 18 (13.74%) Firewall
13 17 (12.98%) Business Continuity
13 17 (12.98%) Cyber Essentials
14 16 (12.21%) Security Operations
15 15 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (11.45%) Security Auditing
16 14 (10.69%) ISMS
16 14 (10.69%) ITSM
16 14 (10.69%) SLA
16 14 (10.69%) ITIL
16 14 (10.69%) LAN
17 13 (9.92%) WAN
17 13 (9.92%) Disaster Recovery
17 13 (9.92%) OWASP

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 6 (4.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) Dynamics 365
1 6 (4.58%) Office 365
2 5 (3.82%) IaaS
3 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.05%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) GitHub
4 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.74%) Firewall
2 14 (10.69%) LAN
3 13 (9.92%) WAN
4 10 (7.63%) VPN
5 8 (6.11%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (3.05%) VoIP
9 2 (1.53%) DNS
9 2 (1.53%) Internet
9 2 (1.53%) MPLS
9 2 (1.53%) Network Security
9 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.53%) VLAN
10 1 (0.76%) SAN
10 1 (0.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.53%) Big Data
2 2 (1.53%) MS Access
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (7.63%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Retail
3 7 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.58%) Marketing
5 5 (3.82%) Legal
6 4 (3.05%) Law
7 3 (2.29%) Games
7 3 (2.29%) Publishing
8 2 (1.53%) Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (32.06%) Analyst
2 32 (24.43%) Security Analyst
3 26 (19.85%) Information Analyst
4 25 (19.08%) Security Manager
5 24 (18.32%) Information Security Analyst
6 19 (14.50%) Information Security Manager
7 18 (13.74%) Information Manager
8 16 (12.21%) Security Specialist
9 12 (9.16%) Risk Manager
10 10 (7.63%) IT Security Specialist
10 10 (7.63%) Support Engineer
11 9 (6.87%) Information Risk Manager
11 9 (6.87%) Information Security Risk Manager
11 9 (6.87%) Risk Analyst
12 8 (6.11%) Developer
13 7 (5.34%) Information Officer
13 7 (5.34%) Information Risk Analyst
13 7 (5.34%) Information Security Officer
13 7 (5.34%) Python Developer
13 7 (5.34%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) CSS
1 2 (1.53%) HTML
1 2 (1.53%) Web Services
2 1 (0.76%) Django
2 1 (0.76%) Pylons
2 1 (0.76%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.08%) Management Information System
2 15 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.63%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (5.34%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (5.34%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.58%) e-Learning
5 6 (4.58%) NHS
6 5 (3.82%) Robotics
7 4 (3.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (3.05%) PKI
7 4 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.29%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.76%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.27%) Windows
2 10 (7.63%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.58%) Windows 10
3 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.05%) Android
4 4 (3.05%) Linux
4 4 (3.05%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.66%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (22.14%) Data Protection
3 27 (20.61%) Risk Management
4 26 (19.85%) Penetration Testing
5 22 (16.79%) Security Management
6 21 (16.03%) IT Audit
6 21 (16.03%) Security Testing
7 19 (14.50%) Information Security Management
8 17 (12.98%) Business Continuity
9 16 (12.21%) Security Operations
10 15 (11.45%) Security Auditing
11 14 (10.69%) ISMS
11 14 (10.69%) ITIL
11 14 (10.69%) ITSM
12 13 (9.92%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (9.92%) OWASP
12 13 (9.92%) Security Architecture
13 11 (8.40%) Critical Thinking
14 10 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (7.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.16%) Python
2 10 (7.63%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.63%) SQL
3 4 (3.05%) Ruby
4 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.53%) VB
4 2 (1.53%) VBA
5 1 (0.76%) C
5 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (15.27%) CISM
2 19 (14.50%) CISSP
3 11 (8.40%) CISA
4 10 (7.63%) Degree
5 7 (5.34%) CRISC
6 5 (3.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 4 (3.05%) CEH
7 4 (3.05%) CISMP
7 4 (3.05%) MCSA
7 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.29%) GPEN
8 3 (2.29%) GWAPT
8 3 (2.29%) GXPN
8 3 (2.29%) OSCP
9 2 (1.53%) CSSLP
9 2 (1.53%) ISACA
9 2 (1.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (1.53%) MCITP
9 2 (1.53%) SANS
9 2 (1.53%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (38.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (22.90%) PCI DSS
3 26 (19.85%) GDPR
4 17 (12.98%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (10.69%) SLA
6 10 (7.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 8 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (1.53%) COBIT
8 2 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.53%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) SCCM
2 2 (1.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 29 (22.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.34%) Cisco
3 6 (4.58%) Blue Prism
3 6 (4.58%) UiPath
3 6 (4.58%) VMware
4 4 (3.05%) SAP
4 4 (3.05%) SOTI
5 2 (1.53%) Citrix
5 2 (1.53%) HP
6 1 (0.76%) Mitel